Just when it all looked darkest, as the Packers were booed off the field at halftime, Matt Flynn led the Green Bay Packers to a surprising comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. But the hero of the game had to be….Jarrett Bush? We’ll be talking the improbables and impossibles with none other than the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Sports Legend, Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause).
Behind the scenes, a mini-industry thrives on the success of the Packers in and around Green Bay.
The Packers, now down to 5-6-1 and coming off a semi-bye week after being embarrassed by the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, might have a glimmer of hope for the playoffs but would be better served by looking in the mirror instead. Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel joins us for a hard look at our favorite team down on its luck.
The Green Bay Packers reached a tipping point on Thanksgiving. For this team to move forward, it can no longer look back on the accomplishments of the players and coaches three years ago to justify their position today.
The Green Bay Packers’ season is on the brink. Two wins in five days puts the Packers back in the drivers’ seat. Two losses and the playoffs are effectively impossible. The microscope falls on Mike McCarthy and his ability to rally his troops to play as greater than a sum of their parts.
The Packers have dropped three in a row and are on the brink of falling out of the NFC playoff race. Joining us LIVE will be Tom Silverstein, beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Everyone has a theory as to what is wrong with the Packers defense. Perhaps all the theories are just symptoms of the greater problem: the defense is playing flat, reactive, and needs a change so disruptive that it is able to transform it back into the playmaking defense of 2010. C.D. Angeli resurrects his Kitchen Analogy to study it.
The “Tolzein Era” has fans believing that the Packers have finally found the great backup quarterback they’ve been waiting for. Here’s hoping that early struggles don’t trump the long-term potential he could bring to the team.
It’s been 21 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks since a Packers’ backup quarterback has made a meaningful start. Ted Thompson has rolled the dice for years that that streak would continue indefinitely. Today, the Pack will start a washed-up veteran with no training camp experience and Thompson has no one to blame but himself.
We’ve all thought about how Sterling Sharpe’s final numbers might have turned out if he had played another 5-7 seasons. But what if he had simply been born 10 or 20 years later?
No matter the amount of training, fines, penalties, and warnings you give grown world-class athletes to be careful when they tackle, players are still going to get hurt. It’s time to focus on where the real changes can be made to insure player safety.
Mason Crosby has silenced his doubters with a solid start to the season. Not many kickers would have gotten this kind of second chance, and he’s making the most of it with a spectacular season.
PBS’s Frontline special last week opened our eyes to the reality of concussions in the NFL. There are still many out there who fear the entire game will be ruined if we try and protect players. They’re wrong.
The Packers don’t want to lose the psychological advantage they’ve enjoyed for 21 years.
Fans frustrated have predicted that one day, Mason Crosby will lose a game for the Packers. On Sunday, he may have lost a game for the Packers without even kicking.
Brandon Merriweather’s antics last week reminded me of a former Green Bay Packers who prided himself on making huge helmet-to-helmet hits. I wonder what Cecil might say to Merriweather today?
So, Mason Crosby’s amazing 2011 season is now his benchmark for success this year? Let’s go inside the numbers and see just how impressive that season really was.
“If we only would have had Morgan Burnett, we woulda won that game.”
icon (i’ kon) n. 1. One who is the object of great attention and devotion; an idol 2. Aaron Rodgers
Johnny Jolly made an impact in last night’s game. But will the Big Play potential be enough to make the team? History suggests he will need to prove himself on more than just a few plays a game.