TTSO Packers Podcast #78: Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!

On this week’s edition of Titletown Sound, Chris returns to talk with James and Bobbo about just how amazing Mike Daniels is, whether Aaron Rodgers is fixed and whether Demetri Goodson will return. Also, fashion is discussed for some reason. Almost every subject imaginable is discussed in some way on this edition of Titletown Sound. You should tune in. It’s pretty good.

TTSO is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy VanderLinden, Chris Kristofco, and David “Bobbo” Bobke. Follow occasional guest host James Korsmo, too!

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TTSO is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers’s podcasts from the Packers Talk, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Packers Find New Leader in Perry

When the Packers drafted linebacker Nick Perry in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the team had very high expectations. But often he seemed to vanish in to the background. Whether he was sidelined with an injury or saddled with a bad case of not living up to the hype, Perry has spent a lot of his first four years in Green Bay an afterthought. There were times last season where he looked out-muscled, out-paced, and a little out of shape.

What a difference a year makes.

I thought we were in for a load of garbage from Perry last week when he started off the game with a boneheaded unsportsmanlike penalty for that stupid throat slashing gesture. I mean, really, this is a well known thing not to do. Was he going to let petty emotions rule the day and neutralize his effectiveness on the field?

Luckily, he redeemed himself several times over through the course of the game. The offense may have fizzled in the second half and the secondary may have seemed lost at the same time. But Nick Perry made up for it and more. He made Clay Matthew’s absence less noticeable. He stepped up because that was what needed to happen. He was able to brush off the penalty. At the end of the day, his play on the field helped set the tone for an aggressive defense.

With Matthews up, Perry picked up the slack and rose to the occasion.

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Cheesehead Radio: Redemption, Mostly, with Rob Demovsky

 

Davante Adams caught a pass.

Eddie Lacy ran like a freight train.

Demarious Randall got a pick.

And Aaron Rodgers played with a chip on his shoulder.

If there was ever the need for a redemption game, it was this week. And the #Packers, to their benefit, had a lot of players who redeemed themselves in the face of criticism as they pulled out a win against the Lions in their home opener.

But, there’s always a gray lining to every sunshiney day: the Pack almost blew what should have been an insurmountable lead, letting the Lions back into the game as Mike McCarthy played conservatively and threw the game on his defense to save the day. Sound familiar?

The Cheesehead Radio crew psychoanalyze all the positives and negatives from Sunday’s game with none other than Rob Demovsky, the Packers beat writer for ESPN NFL Nation. If anyone has any insier information and blunt honesty, it’s Rob. Don’t miss a second.

Jersey Al, Jayme, Michelle,  and CD bring you your latest Packers news, tweets, and intrepid analysis that you always expect for the Cheesehead Radio crew.

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Cheesehead Radio is brought to you by PackersTalk, featuring Jersey Al BraccoCD Angeli, Jayme Snowden, and Michelle Bruton. Follow us on TwitterFacebookiTunes, and YouTube.

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Packers Therapy #280: Detroit’s Lambeau Winning Streak Ends at One

With Chris and Dave in attendance (courtesy of generous listeners), the Packers rode a strong first half to declaw the Lions at Lambeau. The fellas talk about their experience at the game, focusing on the things that often don’t show up on TV. Listener eMail is answered. Betting lines are set. Pop culture is discussed. A splendid time is had by all.

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Posting its first show in 2005, Packers Therapy is the longest-running Packers podcast on the Internet. Hosts Chris and Dave began the show as a way of capturing the spirited chats the two co-workers had about the team around the office. The two have no pretense about being experts: they are just two opinionated shareholders who love the team, follow it closely, but don’t always see the Packers fortunes eye to eye.

The guys encourage comments and questions via their Twitter feed @PackersTherapy and read and respond to as many as they can during each show. Or you can sent them an email to packerstherapy at packerstalk.com

Packers Therapy is a part of the Packers Talk, family of podcasts, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow Packers Talk on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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A Second Look at Bold Predictions

As we ease into the bye week, it’s time to take a look back at my Bold Predictions series from the past offseason.

 

Jayrone Elliott will make the Pro Bowl

Everybody is going to pretend I wrote Nick Perry, right? Jayrone has largely been the odd man out, but the pass rush hasn’t missed a beat. Elliott made some excellent special teams plays, but Perry is the guy who will make the Pro Bowl if he continues on his current pace.

 

The Packers will have a Top 10 Defense

Currently, the Packers defense sits at 13th in yards allowed and 15th in points allowed. They are by far the best defense in the NFL against the run, but have been miserable against the pass. The injury to Sam Shields has been devastating, and his recovery from his concussion will be a major factor in the Packers success this season. Morgan Burnett has not lived up to expectations, and Damarious Randall has not stepped up when forced into the role of the number one Cornerback. Mike Daniels, Clay Matthews, and Nick Perry have been phenomenal, and the entire front seven has been outstanding. The secondary has to improve for the Packers to have any chance of being a factor in the playoffs.

 

Davante Adams will lead the Team in TD Catches

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The Best and the Wurst: Lions at Packers

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Aaron Rodgers

After placing Aaron in The Wurst last week, Rodgers bounced back with his best performance since a 5 TD rout of the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 of 2015. Finishing with a 129.3 QB rating, Rodgers looked like himself. He was making quick, accurate hits with his receivers. Gone were the happy feet. Rodgers was making confident throws in the pocket and extending plays only when he really needed to do so.

First Half Mike McCarthy

Last week, many of the problems that we saw all throughout the 2015 season seemed to return. Rodgers was inaccurate, the offensive timing was off, etc. Major credit needs to be given to McCarthy for developing a game plan that eradicated all of those problems. McCarthy’s offense was focused on getting the ball out quickly, running short slant routes which sliced up the defense while providing a much-needed rhythm for Rodgers and Co. The offense was just efficient, putting up 31 points in the first half of the home-opener.

Nick Perry

Perry is finally healthy and playing like a first round selection. Perry absolutely dominated in all aspects of the game against the Lions. He made 6 solo tackles, often coming up and stuffing runs along the edge. He broke through for 2 sacks of Matthew Stafford and even batted down a pass. With Perry playing this well, the Packers didn’t even look like they particularly missed Clay Matthews. Dom Capers is clearly attempting to save Julius Peppers for later in the season, but if Perry keeps playing like this, it will be Peppers relegated to a duty of giving Perry a breather rather than the other way around.

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Packers’ Stellar First Half Propels Green Bay to 34-27 Win

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ offense exploded for four first half touchdowns, and the team held on late to defeat the Detroit Lions 34-27 at Lambeau Field.

After hearing criticism all week about the offensive issues from last week’s loss to the Vikings, the offense came out firing to the tune of 31 first half points. The Packers scored on five of its six possessions in the half, with the only non-scoring drive coming as the half ended.

The Packers, at least for now, were able to silence the critics thanks to a balanced offensive performance. Rodgers threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 completions, and posted a quarterback rating of 129.3, his highest since Week 3 of last year.

Green Bay finally got Eddie Lacy more involved, which should remain a part of the game plan moving forward. He rushed 17 times for 103 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and thriving when running up the middle.

After such a dominant first half, the Packers’ opportunities were limited in the second half. Green Bay scored a field goal on its first drive of the third, but only got the ball three more times in the game. Right when the Packers’ offense started to slow down, the Lions’ began to heat up.

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