Ten Packers Training Camp Topics: #5 — Perry’s improvement

When the Green Bay Packers selected Nick Perry with their first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they envisioned him and Clay Matthews being their version of LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison. Prior to the draft, the 270-pound Perry made it clear that he’d rather play with his hand in the ground in a 4-3 […]

Casey Hayward: What’s in store for his encore?

Packers cornerback Casey Hayward was the 62nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he was among most impactful defensive backs in football last season. According to Pro Football Focus, opposing quarterbacks had a collective passer rating of 31.1 when throwing at Hayward. And among cornerbacks who played at least 50 percent of their […]

Speed and the Newest Packers: Perception vs. Reality

I want to debunk one of the myths I heard during and just after the Packers 2012 draft. I heard talk on national TV and read several articles in print that a big goal for the team this off-season was upgrading team speed. My observation two months after the draft would be that rumors to that affect were greatly exaggerated.

Looking at the Packers’ NFC North Rivals: How the Lions, Bears and Vikings did in the NFL Draft

Pigskin Paul analyzes the 2012 NFL Draft Class of the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings.   LIONS The LIONS made the Play-Offs with 10-Wins and but for a few less injuries, and a bit more talent at certain positions they might have been able to make a solid run at a Super […]

Green Bay Packers 2012 NFL Draft: The Reasons Behind the Picks Part II

So here is part II of the reasons behind the draft picks (see part I here) ¬†Again, I’m not assigning grades to the draft or to the players because I don’t believe you can tell whether or not a player will pan out within the first 30 something days. ¬†What I am interested in is […]