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Addendum To Memo To Thompson

Addendum To Memo To Thompson

Please sign Pacman Jones. (If the price is right, though I don't need to tell you that...)

Memo To Thompson: Sign Tim Rattay

Memo To Thompson: Sign Tim Rattay

With Packer fans in full-fledged speculation mode about the possible moves Ted Thompson could make to fill out the depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers...

Rich Gosselin Nails It

Rich Gosselin Nails It

In a column entitled Smart NFL Teams Spend Little In Free Agency, Dallas Morning News and nationally renowned NFL journalist Rich Gosselin b

McCarthy\'s Major Flaw (So Far)

McCarthy\'s Major Flaw (So Far)

It's not up on Packers.com yet, (curiously) but Greg Bedard has some notes on McCarthy's season ending press conference

Packers O-Line Getting It\'s Due

Packers O-Line Getting It\'s Due

The Packers offensive line had it's most complete game of the season against the Seahawks last Saturday, and people are noticing.

The Inevitable Problem With the Hidden Audible

The Inevitable Problem With the Hidden Audible

Greg Easterbrook picks up on something in his latest Tuesday Morning Quarterback column that I've been wondering about all season, and that I know...

Where Did That Come From?

Where Did That Come From?

A review of the game last night reminded me of something that struck me Saturday night watching live. McCarthy surprised me (and no doubt the...

Packers Playing Their Best Football?

Packers Playing Their Best Football?

I think it would be hard to disagree with McCarthy's assertion in his presser on January 13th that the Packers are not only playing their best...

Kerney - Home vs Away

Kerney - Home vs Away

Patrick Kerney is getting all sorts of press after an outstanding regular seaso

Kiss \'Big Five\' Goodbye

Kiss \'Big Five\' Goodbye

One thing the troubling guard situation brings to light is the idea of pass protection or lack thereof for the Packers offense against whomever...

Packers Biggest Problems Heading Into Playoffs

Packers Biggest Problems Heading Into Playoffs

The Packers have done just what Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy said they would do this year - win.

Premium Matchup

Premium Matchup

You can have your Favre vs. Urlacher or your Woodson vs. Berrian. For my money, the best match-up to watch this weekend will be Spitz vs. Briggs.

Keeping Sharp

Keeping Sharp

Good post from Tom Pellissero of the Green Bay Press Gazette (Tom generally does fine work in spite of the fact he seems to be surrounded by...

Bob Sanders Has A Big Problem

Bob Sanders Has A Big Problem

The problem facing Bob Sanders, and to a larger degree head coach Mike McCarthy as well, is the defensive backfield, coupled with the scheme the...

McCarthy\'s Role In Brett\'s Performance

McCarthy\'s Role In Brett\'s Performance

As much as I have praised Mike McCarthy this season, I would be remiss not to mention that Mike's game-plan heading into Thursday night was highly...

The Best Breakdown of the Packers Offense

The Best Breakdown of the Packers Offense

Mike Tanier of Footballoutsiders.com and his Two Deep Zone column are treasures and all football fans everywhere are lucky to have them.

Patriot Way?

Patriot Way?

Just going over the Lions game again and noticed something interesting -

Big Dose of \'Big Five\'

Big Dose of \'Big Five\'

Having just said the Packers need to 'keep it simple', I still think fans should expect a healthy dose of the new 'Big Five' formation this...

Keepin\' It Simple

Keepin\' It Simple

As usual McCarthy is pushing all the right buttons, taking the guys out of pads for the two brief practices they'll be having today and tomorrow.

How Did They Do It?

How Did They Do It?

A nice piece by Michael David Smith over at Football Outsiders analyzing how the Packers woeful rushing game gashed the mighty Vikings run defense.

The Case For Aaron Brooks

The Case For Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks' workout for the Packers has caught the eye of more than a few bloggers. My two cents would be thus:

Big Five

Big Five

Rather quietly, Mike McCarthy is becoming one of the most creative game planners in the NFL.

Someone Has To Say It

Someone Has To Say It

Call me Captain Obvious but it's clear that opposing offensive coaches are telling their players "Look, Harris and Woodson are going to bump you,...

Note To Bob Sanders: Their TE Is Pretty Good

Note To Bob Sanders: Their TE Is Pretty Good

Every week it seems the Packers face a top flight tight end, and this week is no exception as they take on Tony Gonzalez, one of the greatest ever...

Look For the Packers To Come Out Pounding It

Look For the Packers To Come Out Pounding It

The Packers spent a good part of today's practice working on their running game.

A Different Denver Defense

A Different Denver Defense

I'm not sure how many of you watched last nights thrilling Denver-Pittsburgh game, but damn. That was a different Denver team than the one that...

Shockingly, Thompson Stands Pat

Shockingly, Thompson Stands Pat

The NFL trading deadline has come and gone. Several teams pulled off trades, including one trade for running back Michael Bennett, a position of...

The Redskins Are Dangerous

The Redskins Are Dangerous

I'm not sure if Packer fans realize this, but this Sunday's game will be the Packers toughest test so far this season. This Redskins team is no...

The Brilliance That Is Mrs. Nagler

The Brilliance That Is Mrs. Nagler

My wife, bless her, made a brilliant observation during the game that I wanted to share.

Game-Planning vs. Play-Calling

Game-Planning vs. Play-Calling

In last week's podcast, I warned against second-guessing offensive  play-calling because we don't know the process of what a coach and his staff go...

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