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Packers DL Jerel Worthy Needs to Get Healthy ASAP

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Think back to the 2011 season for the Green Bay Packers.

They went 15-1, putting up points and yards at a ridiculous rate on their way to a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Unfortunately, we all remember how that season ended: a crushing, frankly embarrassing loss to the Giants at Lambeau Field in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Everyone knew what the problem was during the season. The defense, which had been the second ranked squad in the league just two years earlier, was a sieve. Unable to stop anybody during the season, it was painfully obvious to anyone watching the playoff loss to the Giants that something needed to happen on defense if the Packers were going to challenge for NFC supremacy again.

General Manager Ted Thompson knew this as well, and he went out and essentially restocked his team with a defense heavy draft in 2012 in an effort to stop the bleeding.

One of his selections was DL Jerel Worthy out of Michigan State in the second round. Sadly, in many ways, this has been the high point of Worthy’s career.

His rookie season was so so. Fourteen tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble. Not bad, but not great. Certainly not what most would expect from a second round draft choice who was expected to make a difference from day one on a defense looking for anything, but still something.

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

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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 to talk some Packer football with you, too! We’ll be joined in this LIVE broadcast by Dan Koob, sports reporter for Green Bay’s NBC affilliate WGBA, and he’ll have some great observations from his time at camp and Mike McCarthy’s pressers.

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 DanKoobPic300x300on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes or Stitcher.

Join us at 8:00 CST Thursday night by clicking on the “On The Air” Link below!

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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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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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Out of the Pocket 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.

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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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.

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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.
From the Benches 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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From The Benches is one of the family of podcasts from the Packers Talk Radio Network, featuring hosts Jacob WestendorfRoss Uglem, and Ryan Hillesland. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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The Packer’s 2014 Offensive Line Could be the Best of the Aaron Rodgers Era

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The Packer’s offensive line has had their issues protecting Aaron Rodgers over the years. In 2009 they gave up 51 sacks, the most in the NFL that season. In 2012, they gave up another 51 sacks, just 7 fewer than the Cardinals who led the league with 58.

Since 2008,  Rodgers first year as a starter, the Packers have been in the bottom half of the league in sacks allowed every season.

Despite past performance, there is reason to be optimistic about the Packer’s line in 2014. The Packers have experienced guards, young tackles with loads of potential, and at center…well, we will see what happens at center.

In Josh Sitton and TJ Lang the Packers have one of the best guard tandems in the NFL.  Sitton has been a starter since 2009, and was elected to a Pro Bowl in 2012 and was selected 2nd team All-Pro in 2013. His 2013 Pro Football Focus ranking of 34.7 was tops among all Packer players, and was the 2nd highest rating of any guard in the league, behind only Philadelphia’s Evan Mathis.

At right guard, TJ Lang hasn’t received the accolades that Sitton has, but he has been solid and reliable, missing only 1 game in the past 3 years. Lang has had a positive grade from PFF every year since becoming a starter in 2011.

The Packers starting tackles aren’t as proven and reliable as the guards, but both have shown promise.

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From The Benches: All Time Packers

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The guys are back with a new show and new content this week. They kick off the show with some news on Jermichael Finley, and follow that up with a discussion on Mike Daniels’ promise to bring a new attitude to the Packers defense.

The highlight of the show comes from the discussion sparked by former Green Bay Press Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause’s recent piece. The guys pick their all time Packers team from 1992-present day with a couple surprises along the way.

Following a lengthy discussion the guys continue their summer conversation series discussing their favorite memory from personal experiences at Lambeau Field, all before Ross discusses the new video policy at Packers training camp in the show’s signature segment of You’re Gonna Want To Cut That.

From the Benches 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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From The Benches is one of the family of podcasts from the Packers Talk Radio Network, featuring hosts Jacob WestendorfRoss Uglem, and Ryan Hillesland. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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