“Aaron Rodgers and the high flying Packers offense have trouble producing points when facing ferocious defensive lines that don’t need extra men to blitz” Statements like this were the reason du-jour for many a 2014 failure, much like the “Aaron Rodgers can’t beat the cover-2” was the “issue” for the 2013 season. In reality, Aaron Rodgers is […]
B.J. Raji: Next in line, when will he sign?
Despite being predictably quiet throughout free agency, the Packers have successfully locked up perhaps their two most valuable players. The team locked up quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews to long-term contract extensions. Matthews signed a five-year deal that makes him the highest-paid defensive player in football, while Rodgers became the highest-paid player in […]
NFL Draft Prospect Profile: John Jenkins, DL Georgia
Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: DL John Jenkins Player Information: John Jenkins, DL Georgia 6-4, 346 pounds Hometown: Meriden, CT STATS NFL Combine: Bench: 30 reps News and Notes: Weight fluctuated between 336 and 376 pounds at Georgia. … He says he’s now educated on how to keep his weight down and weight will not be an issue […]
Packers News: Team activates Neal, releases Merling
Defensive end Mike Neal served a four-game suspension to start the 2012 season. And now that he’s eligible to return to the field, the team has activated him to the 53-man roster. Neal practiced with the team this past week, and he’s now available to play tomorrow against the Indianapolis Colts. Sunday’s game will be […]
According to Hobbes: Packers Offseason Primer on the NFL Combine: Defensive Ends (Defensive Linemen)
Defensive Ends (Defensive Linemen): Here’s the seventh of a series of articles and first for the defense, looking specifically at the NFL combine and the Packers’ drafting tendencies. (Read here for the rationale for this series, here for quarterbacks, here for running backs, here for wide receivers, here for tight ends, here for offensive tackles and here for offensive interior linemen).