Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez Are Quite the Duo

AJ Hawk and Brad Jones were the last two Packers who resembled any type of “stability” at inside linebacker. In 2013 the two combined for 202 tackles. Numbers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has not seen since. After Jones’ play wilted away and AJ Hawk grew old, the likes of Sam Barrington and Jake Ryan were next in […]

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Packers Depth Chart: Linebackers

Just over a week from training camp and we are almost through the Packers roster. We have covered six different position groups, and we get to one that has a lot of fans polarized: linebackers. With so many questions in the middle of that position, we have a lot to look at. So let’s not […]

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Bold Predictions: Jayrone Elliott will make the Pro Bowl

Jayrone Elliott enters his third season with the chance to make a major impact on the Green Bay Packers defense. The former Toledo star made the roster as a rookie long-shot after going undrafted. He had another great preseason last year to solidify his spot on the roster. He will have a chance to work […]

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Green Bay Packers Still Have a Formidable Force in Peppers

The Green Bay Packers have been widely regarded as a draft-and-develop team under the managing of Ted Thompson. Prior to last season, the Packers strayed from that mentality when they signed veteran free agent Julius Peppers to a three-contract. The move was a curious one to say the least. Green Bay has made a point […]

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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: No Pressure, Jake!

The Green Bay Packers two big needs that were identified by the masses going into the draft were cornerback and inside linebacker.  Would a tight end have been a nice luxury item? Sure. Would it have been good to get a long term replacement for Julius Peppers? Absolutely.  Would it have been worthwhile to draft […]

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5 Guys That Have to be Good: #1 – Terrell Manning

Training camp opens on July 26.  To prep for that I’m going to take a look at 5 players that “have to be good”.  The reasons can be varying but because of whatever circumstance it is either vitally important to the 2013 season or the teams foreseeable future that the investments made in these players […]

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Is Mike Neal at OLB Salvaging a Career, or a Case of Crazy?

Mike Neal: outside linebacker. Of all the news that has come out of Green Bay during OTAs, this is the one newsworthy item that stands out above the rest. The concept of this is difficult to grasp. How could a 294 pound defensive lineman go from playing with his hand in the dirt to rushing the passer […]

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