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From The Benches: Blowout in the Bayou

From the Benches Packers Podcast

The show is back and better than ever after the Packers suffer a bad loss before their bye week. Jacob remains the host of the show, but has some subs for his usual co-hosts. Jason Perone of AllGBP.com joins the show in addition to Jacob’s brother Adam.

The show begins with a discussion of the Aaron Rodgers injury that came as an even bigger downside to an abysmal night on the defensive side of the ball. There is also a discussion about the defense’s complete collapse in New Orleans, before going into the bye.

Then the guys go behind the bench and discuss how they assess the Packers at this point in the season, and if that has changed since the beginning of the year with their expectations.

Following that a discussion breaks out about what was encouraging, and discouraging throughout the game, before a preview of the Packers November opponents, and a prediction of what their record will be in those four games.

An unfortunate discussion emerges just before the end of the show when the guys pick the worst Packers showing in the Mike McCarthy/Ted Thompson era, with a few surprises along the way before Jacob has some words for Coach McCarthy’s management of the game in New Orleans 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 or BlogTalkRadio.

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Early Bird Breakdown Week 8: Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints

Early Bird Breakdown Week 8: Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints

Early Bird Breakdown Week 8: Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints
Hello all! Welcome to another Early Bird Breakdown! Let’s begin with the breakdown:

The Recap:

The Green Bay Packers put together their most complete team victory against the Carolina Panthers last week. The defense looked more crisp than any previous game this season,  giving up their fewest yards on the ground (108) while holding Carolina to only 223 yards passing. Aaron Rodgers was near perfect, completing 19 of 22 passes for three touchdowns and 225 yards. Rodgers spread the ball to nine different receivers, similar to how in 2011 when he spread the ball all over the field on the way to his MVP award. While Carolina does not boast an impressive offensive line by any means, but the way the defense harassed Cam Newton and played overall was a great sign. If they can continue to improve at the pace they have the last few weeks, the team will be as good as any other in the league.

As for the New Orleans Saints, they traveled into Detroit to play the Lions. The Saints had control of the game until Drew Brees threw an interception that led to the Detroit go-ahead score with 1:48 left in the game. Detroit was able to move the ball very efficiently through the air despite not having Calvin Johnson for the game, and the Saints fell to 2-4 overall, all four losses coming on the road.

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Riding High to ‘Nawlins

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This week Chris and Adam ask “Are the Green Bay Packers defense for real?” heading into a tough road game at the Superdome.

The guys also look into how great of a season Jordy Nelson is actually having and where it stacks up all-time.

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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: Dazed and Confused

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I cannot remember the last time I was this conflicted about predicting the result of a football game.  Spoiler alert, I’m going to pick the Saints to win on Sunday.  I can’t really tell you why I’m going to do this but I promise you, I am going to do this.  Aaron Rodgers is now clearly better than Drew Brees.  I’m not sure if it’s because Brees is at least a little washed up or if it’s just because Rodgers is so good but the difference is clear.  Offensively the Packers are better.  Defensively the Packers are clearly better.  The New Orleans Saints rank 32nd in Defensive DVOA (FootballOutsiders).  There isn’t a 33rd team in the National Football League.

So why? Why am I picking against the Packers, quite possibly the NFC’s hottest team? A building.  I’m picking against the Packers because of the Superdome.  This is a scary game.  If the Packers go into New Orleans and win on Sunday night I have to believe in this team 100%.  YOU have to believe in this team 100%.  I know that sounds nuts because of the Saints’ record but it’s true.

Barring injuries that occur in the Saints game, the Packers should come back from the bye week completely healthy.  All of their currently injured players, PLUS JC Tretter all appear healthy enough to possibly play against New Orleans.  I can’t honestly imagine that any of them would be sidelined after a bye week.  All hands on deck is not something that the Packers have been able to say in week 10 in a very long time.

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Packers’ 2014 Draft Class Paying Early Dividends

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As I sat in the Lambeau Field bleachers and watched the Panthers game, I couldn’t help but to think of how well the 2014 draft class is panning out.  Now there are certainly disappointments.  It’s possible (maybe even likely) that Khyri Thornton Carl Bradford and Demetri Goodson can’t play.  Jared Abbrederis was lost for the season with an ACL injury.  Other than that though, things look great.

I know that kind of sounds like “other than that, Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?” but it isn’t.  It’s possible that one of those 3 defenders will turn into a decent rotational piece.  Josh Boyd looked just as lost as Thornton early on in his career and he’s a perfectly capable fill-in on the defensive line.  Obviously if you take a defensive linemen in the top 100 you’d prefer he not be a fill-in but it happens.  Goodson was always going to be a project and Bradford is going through a position change a la Jamari Lattimore.

This much I do know.  The Packers have found 3 rock solid starters, possibly a 4th starter and another player that will contribute in a positive way.  I don’t care how many draft picks you have, if you come away with a haul like that it was a success.  The fact that Green Bay didn’t have drafts with that success rate in 2011 and 2012 largely attributes to the lack of playoff success after the 15-1 season.

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Early Bird Breakdown Week 7: Carolina Panthers @ Green Bay Packers

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Early Bird Breakdown Week 7: Carolina Panthers @ Green Bay Packers

 

Hello all, welcome back for week 7 of the Early Bird Breakdown, the Green Bay Packers hosting the Carolina Panthers. Before we dive in, as always, let’s look back at last weeks matchup’s.

 

The Recap: Green Bay Packers @ Miami Dolphins

Aaron Rodgers did what he does best, creating something out of nothing and making magic on the football field. With fifteen-seconds left to go on the clock, Rodgers perfectly executed a fake spike and threw the ball to Adams who dashed to the six yard line before being shoved out of bounds with six-seconds left. It was a play first made legendary by Dan Marino, and Rodgers pulled the trick out in Marino’s old stomping ground.

 

 

Another magical moment for Rodgers’ highlight reel

The following play Rodgers hooked up to Andrew Quareless on a perfect throw to take the lead with only three-seconds remaining. The defense also took a step forward, only allowing 112 total rushing yards, the lowest so far for Green Bay this season. The Packers’ secondary continues to be the strength of the defense, despite late in the game losing both starting corners in Sam Shields and Tramon Williams. As for the Panthers, they went to overtime against Cincinnati and came away with a tie. While impressive as it is to go into Cincinnati and nearly win (Cincinnati has not lost yet at home), the Panthers ended up blowing the game on defense, having a touchdown lead going into the fourth quarter. 

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Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Carolina On My Mind…

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This week Chris and Adam preview the Green Bay Packers tilt against the Carolina Panthers. They also break down the greatness of Rodgers, weakness of Matthews and the intrigue of Lorenzen?

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.

Check Out Football Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Packers Talk Radio Network on BlogTalkRadio

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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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