This news about Aaron Rodgers being in the final eight to make the cover of the new Madden video game upset me. No, it didn’t make me angry because I believe in some silly Madden curse and worry about Rodgers breaking his leg or turning into Mark Sanchez, it angered me because Madden isn’t as fun for […]
Packers Week 6 Stock Report: Bishop and Jennings Rising, Hawk and Clifton’s Health Falling
Packers Week 6 Stock Report: The Green Bay Packers improved to 5-0 by beating the Atlanta Falcons 25-14 on Sunday night. The Packers overcame a 14-0 deficit and the loss of Chad Clifton to get the win. Last season at this time, there’s no way the Packers win that game. But Aaron Rodgers is so good […]
Despite Success, Packers Empty Backfield Formations Will Always Make Me Nervous
Football Outsiders charted each team’s success in empty backfield formations last season. The Packers used an empty backfield 11 percent of the time (second most often in NFL) and averaged 5.5 yards per play (11th overall). Their DVOA with an empty backfield was 29.6 percent, ninth best in the league. These are good numbers. Maybe I shouldn’t worry so much.