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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Training Camp Wrap Up

Preemptively recording their final show before the end of Green Bay Packers 2015 training camp, Ol’ Bag of Donuts tackles a list of items on this week’s show. Chris and Adam first More »

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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Hundley Progresses Nicely

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I had a hard time understanding how Brett Hundley fell to the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft (so did Eliot Wolf).  The Packers certainly didn’t need a quarterback.  It certainly seems like the team believes in Scott Tolzien.  Tolzien is only 27 years old.  Backup QB wasn’t going to be a priority unless there was a special value available.  Brett Hundley looked like a special value last night.

Hundley was incredibly efficient, completing 16 of his 23 passing attempts for 236 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Yes, he was going against the Saints’ backups.  He was also throwing to Packers backups, protected by an offensive line full of backups.  His development from apparently being less impressive than Matt Blanchard in OTAs to starring in the preseason has been remarkable.

It wasn’t just last night, either.  Hundley finished the preseason with a passer rating over 129.  He threw for 630 yards with a very impressive 7/1 TD to INT ratio.  His athleticism and arm talent, in my opinion, put him well above any quarterback drafted by the Packers after they selected Rodgers in 2005.

Often projected as a first round pick before last season, Hundley struggled as a junior at UCLA and was drafted much later than expected.  Many experts beamed over the selection by the Packers.  Hundley was viewed as a talented player who might be a little raw.  Going to a franchise with an elite QB and a good program for QB development was a coup.  It’s starting to look like Hundley’s not the only one who will benefit from his selection by Green Bay.

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Hundley Leads Packers to Victory in Preseason Finale

Packers Quarterback Brett Hundley

The Green Bay Packers cruised to a 38-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the preseason finale thanks to another stellar performance from quarterback Brett Hundley.

A week after a solid showing in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Hundley continued to impress by completing 16/23 passes for 236 and four touchdowns. While Scott Tolzien may still be the backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers this year, Hundley showed that he is more than capable of being Rodgers’ backup as the team moves forward.

The offense continued its strong preseason, despite John Kuhn being the only offensive starter to play in the game. The team gained 390 yards, gave up just a single sack, and converted four out of five of its red zone possessions.

New Orleans scored all ten of its points in the first quarter before Green Bay took over the game. Mason Crosby drilled a 54-yard field goal to get the Packers on the board, and Hundley threw his first touchdown pass of the game to Jeff Janis with a minute left in the first half to even the score at 10 apiece.

A 77-yard touchdown to Larry Pinkard on Green Bay’s first possession of the third quarter gave the Packers the lead for good. Hundley threw two short touchdowns to Myles White in the fourth quarter, and a 15-yard touchdown run by John Crockett completed the scoring for the night.

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Packers vs. Saints/ What to Watch For

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Our long national nightmare — better known as the NFL preseason — is about to come to a close tonight with all 32 teams in action. The Green Bay Packers will host the New Orleans Saints and there is a lot on the line for some players hoping to earn more playing time or a roster spot. Let’s just hope Mike McCarthy doesn’t run Randall Cobb or Eddie Lacy out there for 50 snaps. Here are some interesting things to look for tonight:

Which Wide Receivers Step Up?

There doesn’t seem to be much competition as to which wide receivers will be on the roster, as it looks as if Myles White has a strong hold on the fifth spot after a very good performance last week and a solid camp overall. However, with Jordy Nelson injured everyone will be looking at Ty Montgomery and Jeff Janis to see what they can bring to the table. Obviously, you should take whatever they do tonight with a grain of salt due to the competition, but every game is an opportunity to improve. Last week, Janis caught a touchdown on a fly route down the seam and Montgomery took a screen 52 yards, which is what you would expect from them considering their strengths. The biggest problem for Janis remains that he hasn’t earned the trust of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The Third Tight End Battle

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An Updated Packers Final Roster Prediction

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A little over a month ago I took a stab at predicting the Packers’ final 53 man roster here.  With the final preseason game just hours away, the NFL offseason is nearly at a close.  While several cuts were made on Tuesday in order to get the team down to 75, the most difficult and crucial cuts will be made on Friday and Saturday, as the final roster is assembled.  Below is a new, updated prediction of that final roster, along with a prediction of some possible additions to the practice squad.  While the picture of the team has become clearer over the past month, there are still a handful of players on the bubble, making a prediction of this nature mostly futile, but also a little fun.

QB: Rodgers, Tolzien, Hundley
RB: Lacy, Starks, Neal
FB: Kuhn, Ripkowski
WR: Cobb, Adams, Montgomery, Janis, White
TE: Rodgers, Quarless, Backman
OL: Bakhtiari, Bulaga, Sitton, Lang, Linsley, Barclay, Tretter, Walker

DL: Raji, Guion, Pennel, Boyd, Daniels, Jones, Gaston
ILB: Matthews, Barrington, Ryan, Palmer
OLB: Peppers, Perry, Neal, Elliot, Mulumba
CB: Shields, Hayward, Randall, Rollins, Hyde, Gunter
S: Clinton-Dix, Burnett, Richardson, Banjo

ST: Crosby, Mathsay, Goode

 

PS:

Matt Blanchard (QB)

John Crockett (RB)

Jared Abbrederis (WR)

Larry Pinkard (WR)

Justin Perillo (TE)

Matt Rotheram (G)

Christian Ringo (DE)

James Vaughters (LB)

Jermauria Rasco (LB)

Demetri Goodson (CB)

 

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Understanding Cobb’s shoulder injury

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Yet another preseason game and yet another starting wide receiver felled with an injury. Who didn’t gasp and get an instant ulcer when Randall Cobb headed to the locker room last Saturday night? With the way he went down, it could’ve easily been a clavicle fracture much like Aaron Rodgers’ two years ago. It was bad enough to stomach the thought of no Jordy Nelson for the entire season, but another 6-8 weeks without Cobb was a terrifying prospect.

Fortunately nothing is fractured, and “sources” tell NFL Insiders that there is a very good chance Cobb will be there for the season opener against the Chicago Bears. I’m not going to even link it because the media outlets are just listing an anonymous source somewhere in the bowels of the Packers organization.  By the second half we already knew that he hasn’t broken anything and that evening Mike McCarthy explained that Cobb had sustained a “shoulder sprain.”

That isn’t bad, right? It sounds benign like an ankle sprain. Walk it off, tape it up, and whatnot.

But what exactly is a shoulder sprain?

You may recognize it by its more ominous name, a shoulder separation.

No, that doesn’t mean anything is not where it’s supposed to be. He didn’t dislocate his arm from his shoulder like Aaron Rodgers may have done in 2008. But it does mean he injured the ligaments in his shoulder.

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Not Time to Panic, But Defense and Special Teams Should Concern Packers

Packers Punter Tim Masthay

The Green Bay Packers find themselves with a 1-2 preseason record as the team prepares for their fourth preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. With the preseason’s primary function being to fine tune the team and make decisions on the final roster, the overall standings in the preseason do not hold much merit.

Because backups have gotten a majority of the Packers’ snaps this preseason, the overall performance of the team (for the most part) does not necessarily reflect how Green Bay will play in the regular season. But it is still worth noting how poorly both the defense and special teams have performed at times during the preseason.

It is still not quite time to hit the panic button on the Packers defensive and special teams units, but their performances should be an area of concern with just under two weeks until the regular season opener.

First, the defense’s performance against the Eagles stands out as particularly worrisome. While many of the Packers’ primary defenders saw limited game action, the bulk of Philadelphia’s scoring game early in the game against the team’s main unit.

Chip Kelly is known for his unique and fast-paced offense, and Green Bay played a basic defense for most of the game. Some of the defense’s struggles can therefore be attributed to not using schemes that they might use when the season begins. But some individual performances were subpar, and that could be concerning.

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Training Camp Wrap Up

Ol Bag of Donuts Packers Podcast

Preemptively recording their final show before the end of Green Bay Packers 2015 training camp, Ol’ Bag of Donuts tackles a list of items on this week’s show. Chris and Adam first discuss the injuries from the Week 3 tilt with the Philadelphia Eagles and rant on how Coach Mike McCarthy’s stubbornness is to blame for all of them. In light ranting, the guys then talk about some of the positives of camp and take a stab of which players will make the final 53 and who’s job in on the line against the New Orleans Saints. Last, but not least, the annual “Ol’ Bag of Donuts Season Predictions and Prognostications” close out this week’s show.

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