In an article at Sports Illustrated's new MMQB website, Peter King profiles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who shed some light into his playoff win over the Green Bay Packers this past season. “It got to a point,” Kaepernick is quoted as saying, “where we could hear [the Packers’ defenders] arguing while we were in our huddle. ‘You’re supposed to do this,’ or ‘You have to do this, then the other.’ At that point, our offense was like, It’s over. As soon as you start turning on your teammates, you’re not going to be productive. You know you have them in the palm of your hands.” One of the biggest culprits from the Packers' poor showing––linebacker Erik Walden––is gone this season. If Green Bay can get a better performance from Nick Perry this year, they'll be better off, but he alone won't be the magic elixir.
Last year, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told a fan on Twitter that he'd bet his next year's salary if Ryan Braun took PEDs. That fan, Todd Sutton, was interviewed by USA Today in an article published Tuesday. Sutton gave his reaction: “I’d just take a game check." Even more interesting will be Rodgers response to the Braun news when training camp opens in a few days. Rodgers was very outspoken in his defense of Braun and used intimidating language to his followers on social media regarding the subject. He should have to answer for that.
The Packers cut rookie quarterback Matt Brown on Tuesday, and its impact on the Packers roster is assessed by Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "The move reduces the Packers’ roster to 86 players with signed contracts, which means they have four spots open with training camp practices set to begin Friday," writes Dougherty. "One of those will go to first-round pick Datone Jones when he signs his rookie contract, which probably will be in the next day or two."
Over at the Press-Gazette, Pete Dougherty's daily position preview is on the inside linebackers.
Kicker Mason Crosby is predicted to win the job by Acme Packing Company.
A training camp preview comes from the Associated Press.
A column reminds of "buyer beware" regarding Packers memorabilia at the Press-Gazette.
AllGreenBayPackers.com has a blog post on Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre.
Safeties coach Darren Perry is the topic of a post at Lombardi Ave.
The training camp countdown series continues at Packer Report.
Video: The annual shareholders meeting is previewed at the Press-Gazette...
Brian Carriveau is the author of the book "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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