Injuries Took Their Toll on the Packers Linebacker Corps

In 2012, the position group that suffered the most was by far the linebacker corps. If you compare this season’s final roster to last year’s, the differences are striking. Clay Matthews and A.J. Hawk didn’t go anywhere, despite Matthews missing a few games; however, the losses of Desmond Bishop and D.J. Smith were huge.

Packers News: Saine, Smith done for season, RB White claimed

The Packers dominated the Houston Texans in every facet of the game Sunday night, but the injuries continued to pile up. Running back Brandon Saine and linebacker D.J. Smith both suffered knee injuries in the Packers’ 42-20 victory. Both players have been placed on injured reserve, and thus, ending their seasons after just six games. […]

Packers Injuries: Bishop’s Pass Rushing Tough to Replace

As the Packers wait for (hopefully good) news about the seriousness of Desmond Bishop’s injury, let’s take a quick look at where the linebacker will be missed most if he’s out for an extended period, or (gulp) the season. Bishop was one of the few defensive players who made plays in 2011. That’s a vague […]

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

It’s already July, but football and the Packers first game still feels like it’s a long ways away. Good thing it’s never too early to talk some fantasy football. Here are my way-too-early top five at each position, along with a darkhorse candidate and some random thoughts. QB 1. Aaron Rodgers 2. Tom Brady 3. […]

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

The NFL recently announced that the all-22 coaches’ film will be made available to fans through the league’s Game Rewind package on this season. The all-22 film is something hardcore football enthusiasts and blogger-types like me have been clamoring for for a long time. It gives us access to the same footage that coaches use to […]