No Huddle Radio kicks off the 2014 regular season as Jason, Kris and Thomas interview Packers Hall of Famer, Ahman Green about his recent induction into the Packers Hall of Fame, his career in Green Bay and his Ahman Green Foundation. Ahman comes to the show courtesy of Mayfield Sports Marketing, your best source for booking Packers player appearances.
Your hosts then break down the Green Bay Packers’ final roster and any recent changes made. They discuss whether this is truly a championship roster and if they’re ready to compete with the NFC’s top teams.
Last year’s top team, the Seattle Seahawks, host the Packers in the season opener on Thursday night. The trio breaks down the matchup and what the Packers need to do in order to get a difficult win at CenturyLink Field.
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With Labor Day weekend being the traditional time for the MDA telethon, I just wanted to mention an event that took place a few weeks ago. The MDA Madison Muscle Team Event, was a fundraiser that brought together “MDA Buddies” (children with this neuromuscular disease) and paired them with sports “MVP Buddies” for the evening. Aided by corporate sponsors Citgo, Morgan Stanley and Bachmann construction, the event included a a cocktail reception, silent auction, food stations, entertainment and photo opportunities with local, state and national athletes.
Three former Packers players were at the event meeting and greeting. Antonio Freeman, Ahman Green and William Henderson, along with other Wisconsin athletes, helped the MDA- Southern Wisconsin raise over $110,000.
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The only elite Packers running attack that I am old enough to remember are the early 2000’s teams. I remember the offensive line left to right because they were phenomenal. Chad Clifton, Mike Wahle, Mike Flanagan, Marco Rivera and Mark Tauscher. They of course blocked for Ahman Green who from 2001-2003 rushed for 1,387, 1,240, and an astonishing 1,883 yards respectively. The Packers were an elite team offensively and a very fun team to watch and follow. That elite offense, however was missing key weapons for QB Brett Favre. The 2014 and beyond Packers, because of the 2013 NFL draft have the chance to have both.
Packers fans are able to argue whether Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers is the better quarterback until the cheese producing cows come home. What I believe is not arguable, however, is that Favre always had superior running games behind him and Rodgers has always had better pass catching options. Sure, Brett started with Sterling Sharpe and he had Mark Chmura and Keith Jackson. Andre Rison and Javon Walker were troubled but talented and Favre was able to make very effective receivers out of Robert Brooks and Antonio Freeman. Rodgers has had to make do with the tail end of Ryan Grant’s career, Brandon Jackson, James Starks’ fragility and 2012’s reliance on Alex Green and Cedric Benson. On the bright side, Favre got to hand off to Edgar Bennett, followed by Dorsey Levens, followed by Ahman Green and evenutally followed by the “prime” of Ryan Grant. Rodgers has been able to throw to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jermichael Finley, and Greg Jennings. Most would say the two QBs shared Donald Driver (and honestly to some extent Jennings). Read more...(847 words, estimated 3:23 mins reading time)
For several years now, the Packers have been searching for the answer at Running Back.
James Starks was seen by many to be the answer following his exceptional 2010 playoff campaign. However, his inability to stay healthy has caused him to lose luster in the eyes of the coaching staff, as well as the fans.
Alex Green was drafted in the third round in 2011, but he has yet to show consistency that is needed to call him the quasi feature back/number one back in Mike McCarthy’s offense.
DuJuan Harris seems to have found a home in Green Bay after bouncing around the league. He had an impressive stretch at the end of the 2012 season, but with only a handful of games under his belt, it remains to be seen if he is part of the solution long term, or the latest incarnation of Samkon Gado.
The running back position reached such a critical point last season that Ted Thompson reached out to vets Cedric Benson and Ryan Grant in an effort to fix a position which was in dire need of something. Anything.
For a team which prides itself on a high powered offense, the Packers seem to have more than a few question marks at running back. And while the Packers are most definitely a pass first team, Mike McCarthy has very seldom turned a game into “Air McCarthy”. He sticks with the running game, even when it is not working, just to keep the opposing defense honest. Read more...(765 words, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
Residing on the grounds of Lambeau Field, the Packer Hall of Fame is 25,000 square foot trip through the history of this great franchise. Memorabilia, old uniforms, a look at what medical services used to be offered, and even an exact replica of Vince Lombardi’s office, A tribute to decades past, celebrating success for both the team as well as individuals, it is a must visit for any NFL fan, especially for any Packers fan.
Every year, the Hall of Fame inducts players from the past to join their fellow Packer greats. This year, the Packer Hall of Fame will induct Chris Jacke and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, along with former team president Emil Fischer. They will join 148 other members as the most impactful individuals, either on the field or off, in the history of the Packers.
While the class of 2013 may be set, there is great potential for the class of 2014 to be the biggest induction ceremony Packer fans have ever seen.