Out of the pocket Packers Podcast

Out of the Pocket: Packers Football Returns

As training camp commences, Richard, Kelly & Colleen welcome ex-Packers Safety, David Fulton, to talk about his experience in last year’s training camp, his future NFL plans, studying Dom Capers defense & More »

From the Benches Packers Podcast

From The Benches: The Beginning

The show is back and better than ever LIVE from the Green Bay Distillery. The boys open up the show with the exciting news that broke in the middle of the first More »

Ol Bag of Donuts Packers Podcast

Ol’ Bag of Donuts Podcast: Training Camp Eve for the Packers

To kick off the start of Green Bay Packers training camp, Ol’ Bag of Donuts kick off their training camp preview series by discussing some of the bigger story lines they are More »

From the Benches Packers Podcast

From The Benches: All Time Packers

The guys are back with a new show and new content this week. They kick off the show with some news on Jermichael Finley, and follow that up with a discussion on More »

Ol Bag of Donuts Packers Podcast

Ol Bag of Donuts: What If???

Ol’ Bag of Donuts is back after summer vacation and are gearing up for Green Bay Packers training camp. Chris and Adam bring back the popular “What if?” and first ponder what More »

Out of the Pocket: Packers Football Returns

Out of the pocket Packers Podcast

As training camp commences, Richard, Kelly & Colleen welcome ex-Packers Safety, David Fulton, to talk about his experience in last year’s training camp, his future NFL plans, studying Dom Capers defense & much more.

After the interview, the group discusses Brett Favre’s return, Ray Rices’ suspension & gets a first hand report from training camp attendee (and team owner) Colleen Brenton. What do the 2014 Packers have in store? Is Jordy Nelson worth $40M dollars?

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Join two of the PocketDoppler Angels and Richard Chang as they take their show on the road and bring you a weekly dissection of the Green Bay Packers as only they know how.  All three are longtime Packer fans who bring their infinite wisdom, passion and snark to the Packers Talk Radio Network. Check out their work at PocketDoppler.com and Dick’s Favorite Blog. And follow them on Twitter at @WhatRUTinkin , @Ceallaigh_k and @RichardMChang.

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Hayward Key to Improving Packers Defense

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One underrated aspect to improving the Green Bay Packers defense is the return of cornerback Casey Hayward.

Hayward only played in three games last season due to a reoccurring hamstring injury, but he recorded six interceptions in his rookie year and finished third in the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. Hayward coming back at full strength would be huge for a defense in desperate need of playmakers.

From all the accounts that I read from day one of training camp Hayward was one of the stars of Saturday’s practice. Even though the pads were not on it was important to see that he got his speed and agility back. It certainly looked like he did on Saturday, as he had three deflections in team drills.

Hayward worked from the slot with the No. 1 defense and as an outside cornerback with the No. 2 defense, just as he had during his rookie year. He could easily be an outside starting corner for most teams, but the Packers have two really solid outside cornerbacks in Sam Shields and Tramon Williams. Plus, Hayward has looked most comfortable in the slot where his great instincts an ball skills can shine.

“Yeah, I thought Casey had a good day,” said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. “He’s back. He’s so instinctive, his ball skills. You saw him jump off the spot a few times and make a play.”

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From The Benches: The Beginning

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The show is back and better than ever LIVE from the Green Bay Distillery. The boys open up the show with the exciting news that broke in the middle of the first Packers practice of the season. Jordy Nelson signed a contract extension that will keep him in Green Bay for at least the next five seasons. After that they discuss some somber news of the players that were placed on various injury lists and what they think that means going forward.
The show introduces a new segment called Ask FTB, where the guys take questions that were sent to them, and answer them based on what they have seen so far.
The guys go Behind the Bench this week with a live reaction to training camp moments based on what they saw and heard from the first day of practice, and preview the first padded practice of the season coming on Monday. All of this leads into some strong words from Ross for Ted Thompson’s detractors in the show’s signature segment You’re Gonna Want to Cut That.
From the Benches is a part of the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Green Bay Packers Ink Jordy Nelson to Extension

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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a four-year, $39 million extension with $14.2 million guaranteed.

The Packers got Nelson on a bargain for his last contract and it seems they have again in terms of guaranteed money. According to Michael Ginnitti of USA Today, Nelson’s $14.2 million guaranteed would rank 18th among NFL wide receivers, and his $9.76 million per season would rank 7th.

This takes away the distraction of Green Bay’s number one wide receiver not having a contract for next season. It was expected that a contract would be done sooner rather than later, but now Nelson can put his full focus on the 2014 season. Nelson is a favorite of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, so it is huge that they will be together long term even though Rodgers can make any wide receiver look good. Green Bay’s depth at wide receiver may not be as good as in recent season, so re-signing Nelson was a must

Thompson’s work at the wide receiver position is not done yet, as Randall Cobb is also in the final year of his deal. The Packers might want to see Cobb play a fully healthy year before signing after he missed 10 games with a broken leg last year. However, that could backfire on them if he goes out and has a huge year and his value skyrockets.

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts Podcast: Training Camp Eve for the Packers

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To kick off the start of Green Bay Packers training camp, Ol’ Bag of Donuts kick off their training camp preview series by discussing some of the bigger story lines they are excited to see in the first couple weeks of camp. Chris and Adam also discuss the latest “Will you boo Favre when he returns or won’t you?”

From the “so close” department, Adam almost divulges his secrets on when to hit the bathrooms and concessions at Lambeau to miss minimal amount of game action. Finally, the guys close out the podcast breaking down the impending Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb contracts.

Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on Itunes.

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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: 5 Guys that Have to be Good: BJ Raji

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Last year when I was brought on to the team here at PackersTalk.com my very first series was titled “5 guys that Have to be Good”.  Those 5 guys were Terrell Manning, Greg Van Roten, Bryan Bulaga, Jeremy Ross and Datone Jones.  Hot.  Damn.  These players were released, released, IR’d, released and injured/ineffective respectively.  You can look at this two ways, one way to look at it is that I was right.  The team went 8-7-1 and had holes at all of the positions that these players played especially return man and inside linebacker.  The other way to look at it is that I should probably never write a “5 Guys that Have to be Good” column again.

The point of the series is not to list the 5 most important Green Bay Packers.  You can find those any where and they usually consist of some variation of Rodgers, Matthews, Lacy, Nelson, Burnett and/or Peppers.  These are the guys that we’re not 100% sure about.  Guys that need to step up and develop if this team is going to reach its ultimate goal of bringing Lombardi’s trophy back home.

This year’s series starts with BJ Raji.  It’s actually unbelievable how important it is to this team that Raji regain some of his 2010/2012 form.  If Raji can regain his dominant form of 2010 the defensive line could be truly formidable.  Mike Daniels is developing into a Pro Bowl caliber player and the chances are that someone from the Datone Jones/Jerel Worthy/Khyri Thornton scrum will be an effective player too.  The Packers are more than talented enough in the secondary now that if the front 7 can create pressure (especially with 5 or fewer rushers) the pass defense will be above average.

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The Packer’s 2014 Offensive Line Could be the Best of the Aaron Rodgers Era

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The Packer’s offensive line has had their issues protecting Aaron Rodgers over the years. In 2009 they gave up 51 sacks, the most in the NFL that season. In 2012, they gave up another 51 sacks, just 7 fewer than the Cardinals who led the league with 58.

Since 2008,  Rodgers first year as a starter, the Packers have been in the bottom half of the league in sacks allowed every season.

Despite past performance, there is reason to be optimistic about the Packer’s line in 2014. The Packers have experienced guards, young tackles with loads of potential, and at center…well, we will see what happens at center.

In Josh Sitton and TJ Lang the Packers have one of the best guard tandems in the NFL.  Sitton has been a starter since 2009, and was elected to a Pro Bowl in 2012 and was selected 2nd team All-Pro in 2013. His 2013 Pro Football Focus ranking of 34.7 was tops among all Packer players, and was the 2nd highest rating of any guard in the league, behind only Philadelphia’s Evan Mathis.

At right guard, TJ Lang hasn’t received the accolades that Sitton has, but he has been solid and reliable, missing only 1 game in the past 3 years. Lang has had a positive grade from PFF every year since becoming a starter in 2011.

The Packers starting tackles aren’t as proven and reliable as the guards, but both have shown promise.

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