The injury to defensive lineman Mike Neal is given some perspective by Kris Burke of AllGreenBayPackers.com. “Neal is toeing the line on being labeled ‘injury prone,’” writes Burke. “I’m not ready to call him ‘Justin Harrell with potential’ just yet, but he has to stay healthy if he hopes to make any kind of impact in the league. As for the hindsight review of letting Jenkins walk, with his past injuries, I’m not sure it would have been much of an improvement. When healthy, Jenkins was one of the best in the NFL, but that wasn’t on a very consistent basis.”
Copies of letters written on behalf of Jerry Kramer for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are posted by Bob Fox at Packer Chatters.”This group of letters come from some VERY big voices,” writes Fox. “From Pro Football Hall of Fame voices who were players, one of whom was a teammate of Kramer’s. Also from a couple of voices that were legendary writers. Two guys that knew the NFL and it’s storied history. There is another letter from one of Jerry’s fiercest opponents.” To see the actual copies of the letter, click the link. Highly suggested.
Charles Woodson’s recent $10,000 fine is rationalized by Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. “Contrary to some of the chatter I’ve already seen on Twitter, however, this wasn’t a case of favoritism toward a respected player or a Super Bowl champion,” writes Seifert. “Quite frankly, an NFL player is better off punching someone after the whistle than he is making contact with him anywhere near the head during the course of a play. If Woodson had drilled Thomas under the chin as he lunged for a pass, you can bet the NFL would have fined Woodson a lot more than $10,000. That’s where the league’s discipline focus lies right now.”
A local radio interview with linebacker Clay Matthews in Los Angeles is transcribed by SportsRadioInterviews.com, where Matthews talks about the Carolina Panthers. “They invested a lot of money in a bunch of key playmakers and brought in some new additions,” said Matthews. “They have a powerful team and they were close to winning that last game against Arizona. You look at their tight ends, receivers, obviously what Cam (Newton) was able to do, their running backs, and their defense. They’re a good squad and they are on the ups. It’s not a team we can take lightly.”
The Packers running backs are called a six-legged monster by Chad Toporski of AllGreenBayPackers.com.
The impact of Tramon Williams’ injury is covered by Kevin Seifert.
After Further Review, a column, is up at Green Bay Packer Nation.
The Packers pass defense also gets some attention at Green Bay Packer Nation as well.
Ted Thompson and his drafting is the topic of a post at Packer Chatters.
How to date a female Packers fan, by Lauren Fernandez of Pocket Doppler.
The success of the Packers’ red zone defense is noted at PackersHQ.
A series of thoughts on the Packers comes free flow from Colleen Brenton at Pocket Doppler.
Some positives and negatives are posted at the Bucky Channel.
A picture of Donny Anderson and Ken Grabowski appears at Packerville, U.S.A.