From the Benches Packers Podcast

From the Benches: Final Cuts

The From The Benches team is back with a lot of new things to talk about. The show begins with a lengthy news segment leading off with the impact of the injuries More »

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Packers Therapy Episode 232: A Few of our Favorite Things

BJ Raji is done for the season, sending Chris and Dave careening into some Nose Tackle hand-wringing. The fellas also lament the close calls officials are making this preseason, fearing that the More »

Ol Bag of Donuts Packers Podcast

Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Does PreseasonMatter?

This week Ol’ Bag of Donuts ask the question the seems to crop up every August, how much does the preseason matter? Chris and Adam then get into some the biggest battles More »

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Cheesehead Radio One-And-One with ESPN Wisconsin’s Bill Johnson

Subtitle: The One With Bill Johnson’s Wife The Green Bay Packers settled a lot of fears last week with a dominating performance by the first team offense and defense over the St. More »

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No Huddle Radio – Preseason Part Deux

No Huddle Radio is back with Jason, Kris and Jay to discuss the Packers’ 21-7 win over the St. Louis Rams and the fallout from that win.   Joining the show tonight More »

Packers Therapy Episode 232: A Few of our Favorite Things

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BJ Raji is done for the season, sending Chris and Dave careening into some Nose Tackle hand-wringing. The fellas also lament the close calls officials are making this preseason, fearing that the torrent of yellow flags is making the game disjointed, less fluid, and harder to watch. Finally, in honor of Richard Rodgers (Packers TE and writing partner of Oscar Hammerstein II) the boys celebrate Dave’s 45th birthday by recounting “a few of their favorite things…”

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.

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Packers Therapy  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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The Packers Will be OK Without BJ Raji

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Everyone suspected the worst when they saw Packers NT BJ Raji standing on the sidelines midway through Friday’s game against the Raiders.

Without his uniform, and his arm wrapped in ice, it was reported that Raji had suffered an arm injury during the game. The extent was not yet clear. Yet because of the Packer injury history over the past few seasons, anyone who follows the Packers always thinks worst case scenario anytime someone on the team gets injured.

These worst case thoughts were confirmed yesterday, when it was reported that Raji had torn his bicep, and would most likely be lost for the entire 2014 season.

This season ending  injury completes a full circle for Raji over the past three seasons.

He had gone from riding high after Super Bowl XLV, to somewhat of a down season in 2011, to two very uninspiring seasons in 2012 and 2013. Raji had gone from budding superstar to budding draft failure.

Some will say that he suffered playing out of position for the past two years. After playing at a high level as a NT in 2010, he was moved to DE, and became nearly invisible.

Despite some rather unimpressive stats, the Packers still offered Raji a longterm contract offer which would have paid him close to $8 million a year. But Raji passed on this offer, deciding to play the final year of his rookie deal and hoping to capitalize on interest in free agency.

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Getting To Know: Jarrett Bush

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Packers Talk Radio Network continues its Player Profile Series for our sponsor Mayfield Sports Marketing with a look at Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush.

It’s August, the annual host month to football training camps in small towns and big cities spanning all fifty states. Football players of all levels are strapping their pads on, braving the elements and drowning out the barking commands of a football coach behind his omnipresent clipboard.

For those that don’t like August for its uncertainty and its cheap comparison to September football, just as many enjoy the season for its promise and introduction to fresh faces. Fans don’t watch preseason games because it’s football-lite. They watch their teams preseason games to see stories develop, new talent emerge and try to predict whose performance has earned them a roster spot.

Everybody watches the game differently, but it’s hard to imagine any fan –especially one spending their Friday night watching a Packers preseason game– not watching for bone crushing hits and acrobatic catches to note the number on the back of the jersey. Everybody knows what to expect from number twelve when he drops back in the pocket. When a new player stands out you may not be familiar with his name, but you can quickly associate the player’s performance –good and bad– to his number.

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Does PreseasonMatter?

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This week Ol’ Bag of Donuts ask the question the seems to crop up every August, how much does the preseason matter? Chris and Adam then get into some the biggest battles in the Green Bay Packers training camp and how they should be settled in tonight’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Lastly, the guys weight in on their thoughts of Jerry Kramer’s HOF situation.

Ol’ Bag of Donuts  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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Chris Lempesis and Adam Somers bring their offbeat brand of podcasting to Packers Talk Radio Network, with the latest rumors, news, and prognostications about your Green Bay Packers.

Follow them on Twitter at @olbagofdonuts and @ASomers_time  and stay tuned to Packers Talk Radio Network every week for more of Chris and Adam!

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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: The Davon House Conundrum

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There is probably no better poster child for the way that the Green Bay Packers build their team than Tramon Williams.  Tramon was an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech signed by the Houston Texans in 2006.  He was released in the final cuts.  Williams was signed by the Packers.  He secured a roster spot in 2007 and became the third corner in nickel sets with established stars Al Harris and Charles Woodson.  Williams became a starter in 2009 and became an elite corner in 2010.  His performance in the 2010 playoffs will not soon be forgotten by Packers fans.  As the Packers do, they rewarded Williams with a new contract after that season worth over $33 million.

It can also be almost assumed that in the 2015 offseason, the Green Bay Packers will continue to be the Green Bay Packers and the then 32 year old Williams will probably not be brought back.  His exit will leave the starting cornerback position opposite Sam Shields open.  As per usual Ted Thompson would appear to have prepared for this.  Over the past few years he has collected talented young corners Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde and Davon House.  The general idea was probably that when Williams moved on the three of them would battle for the starting corner and nickel position and the “loser” would become the 4th corner and would continue to be a special teamer.

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Cheesehead Radio One-And-One with ESPN Wisconsin’s Bill Johnson

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Subtitle: The One With Bill Johnson’s Wife

The Green Bay Packers settled a lot of fears last week with a dominating performance by the first team offense and defense over the St. Louis Rams.  While a healthy Aaron Rodgers might mean bolder predictions about deep playoff runs, the number of penalties approach ridiculous levels. Will the Packers make the Super Bowl? Will they get the “penalty situation cleaned up”? No one is more ready to go Big Okie on your 1-1 Packers than the Cheesehead Radio team.

Joining us in the broadcast is ESPN Wisconsin’s Bill Johnson, who will give us his keen insight as to what’s going on this week and what we can look forward to the preseason home opener against James Jones and the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.

Also making a completely unexpected guest appearance is Mrs. Bill Johnson, otherwise known as Michelle, who takes EVERYONE to task and let’s us all know the TRUTH about Brett Favre. You. Do. Not. Want. To Miss. This.

Cheesehead Radio is the flagship for 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 or Stitcher.

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Packer Rookies: The Studs and the Duds on Defense

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After almost a month of training camp, and the deadline to trim the roster down to 75 players coming up in less than a week, the Packers roster is beginning to take shape.

And while some rookies have met or exceeded expectations, taking advantage of the limited reps they have been given and making plays in practice, others have disappointed and really need to make a positive impression over the next couple of preseason games if they hope to make the final roster.

Here are the rookies on the defensive side of the ball who have made a positive impression, and some that have some catching up to do over the next couple of weeks.

Dud: Carl Bradford – My pick for most disappointing rookie, Bradford could be in danger of getting cut before the season starts. Although it would not be completely unprecedented, it would be a rarity for the Packers to cut such a high draft pick. With 2 weeks of training camp left, Bradford appears to buried on the depth chart behind rookie Jayrone Elliott, and 2nd year players Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer.   After two preseason games, the Packers have given Bradford just 19 snaps on defense, and in those 19 snaps, he has just 1 quarterback hurry.

There are those who believe that Bradford would be better suited playing inside linebacker in the Packers 3-4 scheme due to his size, or lack thereof, but with just 2 weeks before the start of the season, that would be a move most likely to take place next season, if at all.

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