Sam Shields 2013 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

1) Introduction:┬áComing into the season, Shields was a restricted free agent and signed a one-year tender worth just north of $2 million. Shields opened the season as an every-down player and ended the season the same way — until he suffered a knee injury two snaps into the Packers’ playoff game against the San Francisco […]

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

Sometimes I wonder why Packers players and other professional athletes bother speaking with the media. If it wasn’t mandated by the league, would the incentive to speak to the press be enough to entice players to do it? In years past, the answer would be yes. These days? I’m not so sure. Interaction between the […]

The Good and the Bad of the Packers Blogosphere

I actually had some free time last night, which hasn’t happened for awhile. I decided to do a bit of surfing around the Packers’ blogosphere and soon encountered what you might call the two completely diametric opposite poles of said blogosphere. I’ll start with the good – or more specifically, the excellent.