So with the 2011 season upon us (I think), the Packers are about to embark on the defense of their thrown. They have gone from the hunters to the hunted which means the coaching staff has thrown the underdog card to the bottom of the deck.
Bringing in the Cavalry: A Look at the Packers Injured Reserve
With the NFL lockout well into its fourth month now, there has been ample talk of which teams will fare better with a limited offseason. One of those teams, of course, is the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. But it’s not their championship status that has people convinced they’ll be ready. No, most people point to the (now cliché) fact that they have “16 players returning from injured reserve.”
Packing the Stats Follow-Up: Tracking Greg Jennings’ Targets
Last week we took a look at some statistics to help us answer the question, “Did Jermichael Finley Steal Attention From Greg Jennings?” During the first four games of the season, it seemed as if Jennings was losing productivity to Finley, who posted significantly more receiving yards and catches. However, after looking at the number of targets each receiver was getting in the first four weeks, we came to the conclusion that there was little evidence to support this claim.
Looming Questions for the Packers in a Post-Lockout NFL World
With NFL owners set to meet Tuesday in Chicago, a very important week in the sport’s labor situation is about to unfold. Optimism is starting to take hold in this lockout, and while I’d hesitate to say an agreement is imminent, things are finally starting to look like football will be played next season without interruption.
Packers 2010 Yearbook Awards: Player Most Likely to win Comeback Player of the Year
Award #5: Green Bay Packer Most Likely to Win Comeback Player of the Year: