Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst is certainly trying to improve the roster he inherited from Ted Thompson. He took a mild swing at free agency last year and came back with a full cut this year, signing four … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of an offseason the likes of which have not seen around here since 2005. I know we had the general manager change to Brian Gutekunst last year, but this is different. The … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers are in the middle of a pivotal offseason that could make or break the team for years to come. If the hiring of Matt LeFleur as the new head coach turns out to be a failure, … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers have found the man to lead them for hopefully the next decade or more if all goes well. And like they did with former coach Mike McCarthy, they hired a young, up and coming offensive mind to lead the team. This time, with Matt LaFleur being named head coach, they went even younger and less experienced.
You all already know the background of LaFleur so I won’t go over that. I will say, he was definitely on my radar since probably about the middle of December when I started to look at guys that might be available. Certainly wasn’t at the top of my list, but I liked his background. And in recent weeks, from what I have read, I liked his demeanor over the likes of Jose McDaniels or Adam Gase.
I actually was intrigued a little by Jim Caldwell and Joe Pagano. Caldwell took the Lions to the playoffs two out of four years for heaven’s sakes. Pagano was a victim of one of the worst general managers in NFL history and still only had one losing season. But I was still was hoping for new blood, and damn, LaFleur is that! Dude wasn’t even in the NFL in 2014.
In what was not a deep field of candidates, I think the Packers did the right thing in jumping on LaFleur. He will keep Mike Pettine on defense and I think, again, from what I read, he will be a good fit with Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers needs a new challenge and if this works out the way we all hope, Rodgers will be the next quarterback playing into his 40s.
I can’t wait for his opening press conference. But even before hearing it, I am happy with the choice, and think it was the right decision to move quickly to get him.
The Green Bay Packers are officially eliminated and of course now the only conversation left it whether or not to play Aaron Rodgers the last two games. One thing is sure, sitting a healthy two-time MVP for the purpose of … Continue reading
I really wanted to jump right in Sunday night and give my take on the firing of Mike McCarthy. But after a few (or a dozen) cocktails I figured it was best to hold off and soak everything in first. … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers fell to 4-6-1 after another road loss, this time to the Minnesota Vikings. Who would ever have thought an Aaron Rodgers’ led team could be this bad? But, as head coach Mike McCarthy says, “we are … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers are currently on the outside looking in at the NFC wildcard race according to the NFL playoff picture. Luckily for the Packers they still have 7 games remaining to decide their own fate. In four out … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers won a game Sunday against Miami that they were supposed to win. It evened their record at 4-4-1 and leaves them in 7th place in the NFC playoff standings. That means, according to head coach Mike … Continue reading
After yet another loss that dropped the Green Bay Packers to 3-4-1 it is becoming clear that this team is not who we thought they would be at the beginning of the year. Instead of contending for the Super Bowl … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers suffered yet another crushing defeat Sunday. This time at the hands of the undefeated Los Angeles Rams, and courtesy of one Ty Montgomery. The Packers played their best game of the season, yet it wasn’t enough … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the Los Angeles Rams for the first time since 1978. David Whitehurst and Bobby Douglass quarterbacked the Packers that day in what was a 31-14 loss to … Continue reading
In the NFL, many divisions have shoe-in victors emerging. While the NFC East has quite a battle on its hands between the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants, it’s the NFC North which is emerging with … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers pulled off another miracle Monday night, beating the 49ers on a last second field goal. At times the Packers look great, but at other times they look horrible. They just can’t seem to play a complete … Continue reading
Tonight’s game is one that the Green Bay Packers should win easily. However, nothing this season has come easy for the underachieving Packers. The Packers have found a way each week to make things hard on themselves and I doubt … Continue reading
For the second time in two weeks the Green Bay Packers looked more like a bottom feeder than Super Bowl contender. And with a 2-2-1 record and grueling schedule coming up, it’s starting to look like the Packers could be … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers travel to Detroit to face the Lions in what is already the Packers third division game. The team won’t have Geronimo Allison or Randall Cobb at wide receiver and an offensive line that is still nursing … Continue reading
To say it was an eventful first quarter of the season for the Green Bay Packers would be an understatement. The Packers sit at 2-1-1 and in second place in the NFC North behind Chicago and there were plenty of … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers lost their first game of the season in Washington yesterday in the dump that is FedExField. I don’t have a lot to say about this one as it went pretty much the way I expected it … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers have played two very eventful games to start the 2018 season. The third may end up being very blah. I don’t know what to think of the Packers first two games. So much drama it’s hard … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers didn’t lose Sunday, but, and I’m sure the Vikings feel the same way, it was a loss at heart. Even after a self-imposed cooling off day, a new practice I put in this year, I’m still … Continue reading
To say the Green Bay Packers opened the 2018 season in dramatic fashion would be an understatement. “That is crazy!” as Al Michaels so eloquently called the game winning touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb. It was an … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers are coming off an offseason of turnover the likes we haven’t seen since the change in head coach from Mike Sherman to Mike McCarthy in 2006. With new offensive and defensive coordinators in Joe Philbin and … Continue reading
While NFL in itself has many ups and downs, there is nothing denying the fact that betting on NFL adds significantly to the excitement of the sport as well as the league. Making a betting profit over the course of … Continue reading
The Green Bay Packers cruised to a 51-34 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steeler Thursday night and there was plenty good on both sides of the ball. Through two games I think what stands out to me is the effect … Continue reading