DJ Smith Needs to Tackle His Way into Starting ILB Job

I had a 900-word post drafted about what D.J. Smith has to do to overtake A.J. Hawk as the Packers starting ILB alongside Desmond Bishop, but I scrapped most of it. Why? Because what Smith has to do to win the job is simple. He needs to tackle. If I’m D.J. Smith, I wouldn’t even […]

What Holes Remain on Packers Roster After the Draft?

So all those holes on the Packers defense are patched now, right? Someone to get after the quarterback opposite Clay Matthews? We got Nick Perry for that. A┬ádefensive┬álineman to fill the void left by Cullen Jenkins? Say hello to Jerel Worthy. Defensive backs that can cover and won’t shy away from making a tackle every […]

A.J. Hawk vs. D.J. Smith: Who Starts for the Packers in 2012?

A.J. Hawk vs. D.J. Smith: (Michael Buffer voice) Ladies and gentleman, welcome to tonight’s main event! In this corner, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 245 pounds; a six-year starter with 593 career tackles who finally got a haircut, from Ohio St. University: AAAAAAAAA. JAAAAAAAAAAAY. HAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!!!! In the other corner, 5-foot-11 and a lean, mean 239 pounds, […]

McCarthy: Bishop and Pickett Out; Starks, Sitton and Saine Questionable for Sunday vs. Chiefs

During his Friday press conference, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy ruled out both Desmond Bishop and Ryan Pickett for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs but said that James Starks, Brandon Saine and Josh Sitton all have a chance to play. Bishop and Pickett have both been held out of practice this week. […]

McCarthy: Status of James Starks, Josh Sitton in Doubt For Sunday Against Chiefs

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t sound too optimistic Wednesday that either running back James Starks or guard Josh Sitton would be available to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. McCarthy said that Starks worked out hard on Tuesday, but the ensuing medical reports done today weren’t encouraging. He was a no-go […]