Packers defensive back Charles Woodson spoke at a campaign stop by Barack Obama in Green Bay on Thursday, the first in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, where Woodson made public a donation he was making. “Woodson announced at the event that he is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” writes Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com. “He said he saw on television the damage the storm inflicted on New Jersey and was moved to act. Later Thursday, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced a joint $1 million donation to help relief efforts.” Woodson also threw his support behind Obama with the general election just a few days away.
In related news, Packers players watched as Air Force One flew around Lambeau Field during practice on Thursday.
Wide receiver Greg Jennings confirmed via Twitter that he underwent surgery to repair his rectus abdominal tear and that surgery went well. “Jennings had to delay his surgery by two days due to Hurricane Sandy, but the Packers star wide receiver confirmed in style that he went through the outpatient procedure Thursday,” writes Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin. Jennings is now on the road to recovery and the prevailing opinion is that he’ll return to action in three to six weeks.
More on Greg Jennings comes from ESPNMilwaukee.com.
The Packers had a pair of players honored by the NFL on Thursday as quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month and Casey Hayward was named the Defensive Rookie of the Month for October. “The second-round pick from Vanderbilt was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month by the league Thursday after intercepting four passes in a three-game span, starting with his first NFL INT against Indianapolis on Oct. 7, followed by two against Houston on Oct. 14 and another against St. Louis on Oct. 21, when Hayward made his first NFL start in place of an injured Sam Shields,” writes Jason Wilde. Meanwhile, it seems like not that long ago when many were questioning Aaron Rodgers’ early season play. I guess he’s turned things around.
Tight end Jermichael Finley opened his mouth again on Thursday. “If the running game isn’t going, why not go 100 percent passing?” Finley is quoted as saying by Paul Imig. “I would say pass the ball every play, if it was up to me.” Once again, we have a case of Finley being an idiot, even if it is tongue-in-cheek. Try to ignore his idiocy, which I know is difficult to do.
More on the Packers tight ends comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The NFL’s trading deadline came and went and the Packers didn’t make a deal.
Linebacker Erik Walden is featured in an article by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
A look at the kick returners in Sunday’s game, Randall Cobb and Patrick Peterson, is taken at the Journal Sentinel.
The challenge of picking up the Cardinals’ blitz is examined at the Press-Gazette.
Charles Woodson says his broken collarbone is feeling better at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
The Packers running game is examined in an article by the Associated Press.
The depth issues on the Packers defensive line are considered at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Some similarities between the 3-4 defenses of the Packers and the Cardinals are looked at by the Packers official website.
Aaron Rodgers talks about his confidence in the Packers in a video at JSOnline.
Some young players get a look at Arman’s Titletown Talk.
Video: Charles Woodson donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.