On Tuesday, wide receiver Greg Jennings took time to pay a visit to St. Marcus School in Milwaukee where he spoke to their students. "Through his foundation, he also presented a $1,000 donation to the school, which was matched by a $1,000 donation from Shopko and an $800 matching gift from M&I Bank's community fund," reports Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Always nice to see players giving time and making donations in the community.
A blog post accompanies the article at JSOnline.
Following news Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements has applied for the job to become the next head coach at Penn State, Aaron Rodgers gave Clements his endorsement in his weekly radio interview on the ESPN Radio affiliates in Milwaukee and Madison. “He has the pedigree, and he understands how to relate to guys," Rodgers is quoted as saying by Jason Wilde. "I have a great relationship, would hate to see him go, but I’ve really enjoyed my time with Tom, and consider him a very close friend, but also someone who I don’t ever want to let down on game-day. We have a great relationship as friends, but also as player-to-coach. I think if anyone could go into that situation and handle it with dignity and class, it would be Tom Clements.” The job at Penn State won't be easy. It reminds me of Tom Crean following the Kelvin Sampson era at Indiana. No one will expect Clements to win early in his tenure as they attempt to get away from what happened with the child sexual abuse scandal. So whoever gets the job, will get time to establish themselves.
An excellent feature on tight end Jermichael Finley is published in the Journal Sentinel and written by Tom Silverstein. He breaks down what people see from Finley. "There are the catches (42), the yards (600) and the touchdowns (six)," writes Silverstein. "There are the drops (nine), the false-starts (four) and the lapses in blocking (occasional). There are the complaints to the officials (a few too many) and the brash statements (fewer than in previous years)." The part breaking down the five positions Finley plays is excellent. He's as versatile as any player on the team, lining up in line, out wide, in the slot and at fullback. On both sides of the field. Not covered is his free agent future, which is an interesting debate itself.
The Packers stock sale got underway yesterday as thousands of fans placed their orders. "The anticipation and immediate reaction to the fifth-ever sale of stock in the Packers has created delays for fans wanting to own a piece of their favorite team," writes Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin. It would appear only the initial rush of fans caused the delays. Packers president Mark Murphy said to expect delays and try back, because he doesn't anticipate the stock to sell out anytime soon.
In a column at the Press-Gazette, Pete Dougherty looks at the Packers prolific passing offense and the effects, of lack thereof, cold weather may have on it. Cold weather has only a small impact on how the game is played. Things might have been different decades ago, but not anymore.
The Packers official website has a point/counterpoint on whether teams need a strong run game to win.
A look at the Packers' two-minute drill comes from Tyler Dunne at JSOnline.
Scoring by the Packers is given a close look at Fox Sports.
The NFL playoff race gets some attention from the Associated Press.
The scenarios in which the Packers can clinch a first round bye on Sunday are detailed at PackersNews.com.
The Packers will be featured on NFL Turning Point on Versus.
Defensive lineman Mike Neal was a guest on Clubhouse Live last night.
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Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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