From the Benches Packers Podcast

From The Benches: Camp Heats Up

The boys are back and better than ever in a brand new show. The show begins with breaking news of a new contract extension for General Manager Ted Thompson, with speculation that More »

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No Huddle Radio: Packers Training Camp Views w/ Brian Carriveau of CheeseheadTV

No Huddle Radio makes it’s 2014 NFL season debut as the Packers are three days in to training camp. Your hosts Jason Perone, Cory Jennerjohn and Adam Czech go over the news coming More »

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Listen to Cheesehead Radio LIVE Thursday at 8:00 PM CST

The 2014 Green Bay Packers have started training camp, with a roster full of old and new faces looking to make the roster. And, your Cheesehead Radio hosts are back and ready More »

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Packers Therapy To Join PTRN in 2014

The Packers Talk Radio Network would like to extend a warm invitation to Chris Richards and David Erickson as their venerable show, Packers Therapy, joins our family of podcasts this season. Chris and More »

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 »

5 Guys That Have to be Good: Brad Jones

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Who is Brad Jones?  Most Packers fans will tell you that he’s awful.  Jones was a much maligned player last season.  He and AJ Hawk provided very little from the inside linebacker position.  Jones graded out on Pro Football Focus at a -4.0 score.  He ranked 28th of 55 qualified ILBs.  While this is not great, it certainly isn’t the abomination that it’s made out to be.  My theory is that maybe Jones doesn’t get any benefit of the doubt from media members because by all accounts he isn’t a very nice person.

But can Jones be more than 28th of 55? Can he be more than average?  He certainly was better than average in 2012.  Jones was a pleasant surprise that season.  Jones’ +11.4 grade that season was good enough for 10th place of the 53 qualified players.  That’s not only well above average but most would consider Jones a Pro Bowl alternate or close to it that season, checking in to the top 10 at his position.  Coaches and Jones himself blamed last season’s struggles on an injury and at age 28 during just his 3rd season at ILB it’s possible for Jones to continue to grow as a player.

So what if Jones becomes part of solution instead of part of the problem? I’m not saying that it’s going to happen or even that it’s likely but for 700 snaps in 2012 it did happen.  Jones was a positive presence on a defense that needed one.  Brad Jones and AJ Hawk have NEVER had 5 more talented players playing in front of them.  Matthews, Daniels, Raji, Jones and Peppers are a hell of a front.  4 1st round picks and a lunatic.  Jones and Hawk are out of excuses.

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Packers Therapy To Join PTRN in 2014

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The Packers Talk Radio Network would like to extend a warm invitation to Chris Richards and David Erickson as their venerable show, Packers Therapy, joins our family of podcasts this season.

Chris and Dave and I go way, way back to our days at PackerChatters, when Packers Therapy was pretty much the first and only fan-created podcast in existence. Since those days, many other Packer podcasts have started up and flamed out, and PT remains today the longest continuously-running podcast in the Packers Blogosphere.

While we know PackersTalk.com was already your favorite one-stop shop for the best in the latest Packers podcasts, the addition of Packers Therapy should insure our weekly podcast offerings are must-stop for every Packer fan!

Posting its first show in 2005, Packers Therapy is one of the longest running Packers podcasts 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. While both are life-long Packers fans, the two didn’t always see affairs related to the team the same way, so Dave threw down the gauntlet and suggested they record their lively “discussions.” Chris, who worked for several years as a radio news reporter early in his career, said he was game…as long as David bought the necessary podcasting gear and found a way to get it on the ‘Net.

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Green Bay’s New Look Front Seven

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There was talk during the offseason about the Green Bay Packers going for a new body type along their defensive line, and that seems accurate right now.

Gone are players like 340-pound Ryan Pickett and 325-pound Johnny Jolly. They have been replaced in the base defense so far in camp by Datone Jones and Mike Daniels, who weigh 285 pounds and 300 pounds respectively. B.J. Raji will move from defensive end back to nose tackle where he played during the 2010 championship season. Raji felt that his talents were being wasted taking up blockers to give the linebackers space to roam, so now he should get more pass rushing opportunities.

There seems to be more of an emphasis on getting the defensive lineman to move more actively to the quarterback rather than just taking up space. These are called “Jet” plays in Green Bay’s scheme. Jones and Daniels fit that mold as guys who are very quick off the line and have a solid array of pass rushing moves to get to the quarterback.

The Packers thought that Jolly and Pickett would be able to stop the run for them on running downs, and then they could have their nickel package rush the quarterback. However, the Packers could not stop the run or the pass. They were 29th in the NFL giving up 4.6 yards per carry and 27th in the NFL allowing 7.8 yards per attempt in the air. So, if the Packers were not going to stop the run with Pickett and Jolly in the lineup it did not make sense to keep them.

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Out of the Pocket: Packers Football Returns

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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.
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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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