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Cheesehead Radio: 87 Down

Oh, no! It’s Jordegeddon on Cheesehead Radio, and Al, Jayme, and a sleep-deprived CD gather to commiserate all of the ramifications of Jordy Nelson’s preseason injury. Tune in for the latest news, More »

Ol Bag of Donuts Packers Podcast

Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Playing in the Dark

In one of the darkest weeks of recent Green Bay Packers training camps, Ol’ Bag of Donuts take the airwaves to talk about the Jordy Nelson injury. Davante Adams and Jeff Janis More »

Pulse of the Pack Podcast on Packers Talk Radio Network

Pulse of the Pack: The Jordy Show

Pulse of the Pack is back with a recap of preseason game 2.  Jason and Jacob are joined by Marques Eversoll, the original founder of Pulse of the Pack, to break down More »

Packers Therapy Podcast

Packers Therapy #255: Jordy Takes A Knee

Yes, the Packers loss of Jordy Nelson in the Pittsburgh preseason game was huge, but Chris and Dave aren’t ready to declare the 2015 season over before it begins. The fellas note More »

TTSO Packers Podcast on PackersTalk.com

TTSO Packers Podcast #48: The Preseason Rolls On

On this week’s Title Town Sound podcast, Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo are going on the road! Chris talks about his visit to Green Bay, Jeremy talks about leaving Wisconsin, and Bobbo talks More »

Packers Therapy #255: Jordy Takes A Knee

Packers Therapy Podcast

Yes, the Packers loss of Jordy Nelson in the Pittsburgh preseason game was huge, but Chris and Dave aren’t ready to declare the 2015 season over before it begins. The fellas note that Green Bay still has a lot of offensive talent and, with some adjustments to strategy and philosophy, could still have potent enough offense to go deep in the post season. After all, the ’96 and ’10 Packers sustained key injuries and still managed to bring the Lombardi Trophy home, so perhaps this year will be no different. Their message to Packers fans — it’s too early to give up.

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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.

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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Green Bay Packers Focus On Moving On Without Nelson

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Just three days ago, the bigger problems in Green Bay were which inside linebacker was going to start next to Clay Matthews and where the cornerbacks would be lining up. Nobody could have predicted that the focus would shift towards the offense on Sunday.

Now, all hell has broken loose. The sky is falling. Fans are acting like it’s the apocalyptic end of the world, all because Jordy Nelson tore the anterior cruicate ligament in his right knee in a preseason game. START THE LOOTING.

Although, it is not the end of the world. In fact, someone get Aaron Rodgers to explain this in five letters.

R-E-L-A-X. Relax.

To be honest, Aaron Rodgers might be the only one who has a logical reason to fret over Nelson’s injury. It’s never easy on a quarterback, even of Rodgers caliber, to lose a player that he has as much chemistry with as he does with Nelson. Let alone for the entire season.

It’s obviously not a good thing that Nelson tore his ACL in the preseason, but if any team is prepared for just such a scenario, it would be the Packers. Green Bay has more than plenty of depth to step up and fill in for Nelson.

Nelson is one player. While we’ll miss him this season, the offense is still a strong force to be reckoned with. The loss of Nelson leaves one hole on offense, while the defense has multiple to worry about filling before the beginning of the regular season. There’s a lot more to worry about in Green Bay than just the receiving core.

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Green Bay Packers Preseason Potpourri

Green Bay Packers #27 Eddie Lacy running for big yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers on 8/23/15.

After a strong showing against the New England Patriots in preseason game #1, the Green Bay Packers’ second preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers showed that there is still work to be done. There was such a hodgepodge of high points and low points during the course of this game that it seemed like the Packers were playing on a teeter totter. After regaining my balance about an hour after the game, I was able to gather my thoughts. Here they are.

High Point: A ten play, 80 yard touchdown drive to start the game. Eddie Lacy looked strong when he ran the ball up the gut and looked pretty fast around the end when he had to put on the afterburners. John Kuhn showed why Aaron Ripkowski will have to wait one year before becoming the starting fullback on the Green Bay Packers team.

Low Point: Jordy Nelson leaping up in the air and landing awkwardly on the turf in obvious pain. Shortly after the game an NFL Network analyst said, “If there is a silver lining, at least Aaron Rodgers has two weeks to figure out what he has around him.” There is no silver lining when you lose your #1 receiving target, your go to deep threat guy, all before you even play a regular season game.

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Monday Headlines: Other News From Packers’ Preseason Loss

Packers Tight End Richard Rodgers

By now every Packers fan the world over has heard about the likely loss of Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson for the entire 2015 season.  While cheeseheads are still going through the fandom grieving process, the team must already be moving on, analyzing tape on Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and preparing for Saturday’s match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Lost in the story of Nelson are a number of story lines from yesterday’s game, less important than the loss of Nelson but important to the team nonetheless.

Question Marks at Left Tackle

While there is no reason to believe that starting LT David Bakhtiari will not be ready to go come Week 1 of the regular season, the poor performance of back-up LT Don Barclay is certainly a cause for serious concern.  Barclay has been downright terrible in pass protection in both of the Packers’ preseason games thus far, giving up multiple sacks and allowing pressure on nearly every passing down.  Called holds have seemingly been his only way of slowing down his man.

Even if Bakhtiari is ready for the regular season opener, it’s certainly discouraging to think that the team is one sprained ankle, concussion, or stepped-on toe from seeing Barclay protect the MVP’s backside in real games.  Perhaps it’s time for the team to give Jeremy Vujnovich a shot with the 1st or 2nd team.  At this moment, the team doesn’t appear to have a lot of answers other than to hope beyond hope that Bakhtiari stays healthy.

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Turf Woes Decimate Packers, It Ends Here

Jordy Nelson Knee

This is a difficult scenario to envision as a Packer fan. Two starters down with injury in a preseason game is a huge blow, especially if the initial diagnoses are confirmed. In a game that is only meaningful for those trying to make the bottom of the roster, this leaves a sour taste, but that isn’t what upset me during the game.

Those injuries hurt to see, especially as someone who has faced plenty of injuries in my time as an athlete. The worst part was that they could been somewhat avoided by any sort of decent field conditions. Any sort of non-contact injury is usually largely caused by a misstep on turf that isn’t at its top condition, and that is what happened to Jordy Nelson.

But he wasn’t the only one that got injured in this game in a possible turf related instance. Maurkice Pouncey was rolled up after his right cleat got caught in the turf and he now requires ankle surgery. We don’t know the complete story of TJ Lang’s concussion, at least I don’t, and maybe a caught cleat and a slip could’ve caused a blow to the head.

My point is, Pittsburgh needs to step up their game when it comes to turf. Numerous times over its history, the turf at Heinz Field has been criticized by players, coaches, and even former NFLPA President Gene Upshaw. And injuries have come aplenty from turf like this. And after a calamitous game like this in which three key players from both teams got seriously injured, it is time to admit that this turf is unsatisfactory and to replace it. Look at the examples of Pittsburgh’s woes.

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Analyzing the Packers Sans Jordy Nelson

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The preseason has reared its ugly head yet again in the NFL, and the Green Bay Packers have now been devastated by it more than anyone in the league. When Jordy Nelson went down without being touched on the Pittsburgh grass it was the moment you’re watching these games for praying you do not see. It’s why the preseason games are mostly agonizing to watch, and the fact that there are still four games is a joke.

The four games were put in back in the day because players were not training during the offseason and instead were working other jobs. Times have changed just a little bit. Yet, because of the money they generate and the fact that they screw fans by charging them to pay for tickets, it seems like the preseason will never get reduced. So, you will get these injuries that Nelson suffered every preseason, even though the NFL preaches player safety as its top priority.

No matter whose fault it is that this happened, the season must go on. There is no replacing what Nelson can bring to the table on and off the field. You can tell what he means to that locker room just by how somber the players were in their postgame interviews. Nelson is a consummate professional, always puts the team first, never complains like other star receivers and a is leader on a team devoid of a lot of veteran players. This hurts the most for him personally because of the type of person he is, and because there is no guarantee he is ever the same again at age 31 coming of an ACL surgery and this offseason’s hip surgery.

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Green Bay Packers Fall to Steelers, Lose Nelson to Knee Injury

Packers Receiver Jordy Nelson

The Green Bay Packers’ preseason record slipped to 1-1 after a 24-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a possible torn ACL to Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson has the team far more concerned than a preseason loss.

Green Bay drove deep into Pittsburgh territory on the opening drive of the game. On the Packers’ sixth play, Aaron Rodgers completed an eight-yard pass to Nelson. Nelson tried to pivot outside after making the reception, but fell to the ground. He jogged to the sideline, but initial reports are that he could miss the entire season with a torn ACL.

The Packers’ offense capped off the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run by Eddie Lacy and a two-point conversion by James Starks to take an early 8-0 lead after just five minutes.

Green Bay’s defense forced on punt on the Steelers’ first drive after offensive pass interference nullified a long touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown. The punt pinned the Packers on the one yard line, and Pittsburgh capitalized by recording a sack for a safety just three plays later.

On the ensuing Pittsburgh possession, the Steelers were hit with an injury as well. Starting center Maurkice Pouncey suffered an ankle injury that will likely require surgery. After a Green Bay three and out, Pittsburgh drove down the field and scored a touchdown to take a 9-8 lead.

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