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Packers Daily Links: Kickoff Moved Back for Televised Doubleheaders

The NFL has pushed back the kickoff time 10 minutes from 3:15 to 3:25 p.m. Central time for televised doubleheaders airing on Fox and CBS. Two Packers games in 2012 are affected. "The Packers’ opening game against the San Francisco 49ers and their Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints — both home games that will air on Fox — will be moved back 10 minutes to 3:25 p.m. kickoffs," writes Bill Huber of Packer Report. The change was made so fewer fans will miss the end of the noon kickoff games. The 3:05 p.m. kickoff time for games not airing on the doubleheader network will remain unchanged.

More on kickoff times in the NFL come from ESPNMilwaukee.com and the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Cornerback Tramon Williams talked about his shoulder injury on ESPNMilwaukee.com's Green & Gold Today broadcast on Thursday. "Williams wanted to make sure everyone heard him loud and clear: His NFL career is not in jeopardy, and he expects to return to his pre-injury form this season, even though his shoulder isn’t yet 100 percent," wrote talk show host Jason Wilde following the interview. Speculation seems to have run rampant regarding Williams. It would be nice to see him return to his 2010 form when he was arguably the best player on the Packers that season.

A voice recognition expert hired by the players' union analyzed the video used as evidence against Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove in his "Bountygate" appeal. "(Union outside counsel Richard) Smith hired a voice recognition expert to review and analyze the sentence," reports Tim Rohan of the New York Times. "Smith said the expert had concluded that the harmonics of Hargrove’s voice did not match the voice on the tape, that Hargrove’s lips had not been visible and that the first word was not 'Bobby' but instead the result of a player and coach talking at once." Take that for what you will. I expect the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will finally rule on the appeals of Hargrove and the other Saints players sometime soon.

Former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman talks about his participation as a group facilitator during the NFL's rookie symposium with Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The college position coach of Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin is interviewed in a blog post at JSOnline.

Former Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey talks about visiting Wisconsin in an article at the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

An editorial at the Press-Gazette touches on the Lambeau Field expansion.

The confidence expressed by the Packers during the offseason is noted at Packer Report.

A look back at the NFL Network's Top 100 list is taken by Tyler Dunne at JSOnline.

Posts on Jerron McMillian and Ryan Taylor appear at Acme Packing Company.

Meril Hoge and Tedy Bruschi of ESPN discuss Aaron Rodgers' ranking as the No.1 player on the NFL Network's Top 100 list.

Video: NBC 26 in Green Bay has an update on the construction taking place at Lambeau Field...

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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Umberto Rigatolli's picture

Tramon was really good in 2010, but "arguably the best player on the Packers that season"? I've never heard anyone make that argument. Rodgers and Matthews immediately spring to mind as stronger candidates.

Did you mean "arguably the best player in the Packers' secondary"?

Brian Carriveau's picture

Nope. In my opinion, Tramon Williams was the single best player on the Packers in 2010. I wrote a whole post on it here: http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/green-bay-packers-tramon-williams-most-outs...

Mojo's picture

Agree with Brian on 2010 and Tramon's performance that year. I think TW played at least as well as both A-Rod and CM3. As you pointed out it was not most "valuable player" but "outstanding player". In fact Bob McGinn pretty much agreed with Brian http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/116032624.html & http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/116022839.html. McGinn probably would have thrown Jennings into the discussion.

So as the 2011 season progressed, I kept defending TW's bad play to other Packer supporters, although by the end of the year I had to concede he was having a terrible year. I thought he was one of the best players on the roster but started doubting myself during last years games. I knew he got dinged in the first game, but little did I know he would play the rest of the season essentially without the use of his right arm and shoulder. I can't imagine playing CB in the NFL with almost no use of your right arm. In hindsight, I wonder if last years performance wasn't more impressive than 2010's.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Tramon was as solid as any corner in the league that year on a week-in week-out basis. What topped it off was his penchant for elevating that pro-bowl play to the all-pro level just when the team needed him to. The pick against philly and the return just before half in ATL instantly come to mind. I don't know if anybody was more "clutch" than he that season, and especially that post-season... Kinda the anti James Jones if you will (just had to get that in there 8-) ).

Mojo's picture

I tend to agree that Tramon was outstanding in 2010. You could make an argument for A-Rod and CM3 (and McGinn would probably throw in Jennings: http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/116032624.html,http://www.jsonlin...). McGinn had Tramon tied with those three for the highest individual grades.

So it was concerning last year, after telling fellow Packer supporters how good TW is, how much his performance slipped in 2011. I know he was dinged in the opener but as the year progressed I wondered if I hadn't severely overrated him. Little did I know he was basically playing with the use of one arm and shoulder for nearly the entire year. Imagine playing at the NFL level with one-armed tied behind your back. In hindsight I wonder, considering his injury handicap, if he didn't have a better year this past season than 2010.

Mojo's picture

Oops, didn't realize my first comment on Tramon posted. Turn away - nothing to see here.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

That is a very good move by the NFL... To move those times back that is. Overdue, glad they finally did it.

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