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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Post Free Agency Off Season Needs Audit

Mike McCarthy

Immediately following the Super Bowl, I outlined what I perceived to be the Green Bay Packers’ needs moving into the 2014 season here.  Now that it seems clear the team will not re-sign or sign another player that projects as an “impact” player, it’s time to see where these positions stand heading into May’s draft.  I’ll report the additions to the team at that position since the Feb. 7 article and then some solutions to the problem if there still is one.  If they select a player that’s not a part of the “solutions”, in this writer’s eyes the problem was not adequately addressed:

1. Safety- I’m not exactly able to start this week’s column off with a bang.  Despite a what appeared to be a bumper crop of useful players in the free agency pool at the position the Packers did nothing.  In fact, they did less than nothing.  Green Bay allowed one of their starters M.D. Jennings to walk and join the Chicago Bears.  this doesn’t really bother me, but the fact that the team has not added anyone to replace him does.  The Packers are either going to entrust the position opposite Morgan Burnett with 2nd year pro Micah Hyde or put all of their eggs in the basket of a rookie.

Additions: none

Possible Solutions: HaHa Clinton-Dix, Calvin Pryor, Jimmie Ward, Deone Buchanon, Terrence Brooks, Craig Loston, Kenny Ladler

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From the Benches: Hyde Your Kids

From the Benches Packers Podcast

The guys are back with special guest Jason Perone, who is pinch hitting in place of Ryan for this week. They start off the show by discussing the news that friend of the show, North Dakota State QB Brock Jensen has a private workout lined up with the Packers. After Ross gets through that discussion, the boys move on to discuss John Kuhn’s situation, and why the Packers did not go after a veteran safety.

The big discussion of the night involves the new role of Packers CB/S Micah Hyde and what his role could be in the defense going forward and whether or not that is something the Packers should be interested in going forward.

There is a discussion that follows as the boys adopt a Packer for the upcoming season, continue their draft series discussing some cornerbacks, and go through the draft class that was brought in with PTRN’s first mock draft of the year.

Finally, the boys end the show with Jacob talking about the criticism of Mike McCarthy in the show’s signature segment of “You’re gonna want to cut that.”

Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on 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 Uglum, and Ryan Hillesland.

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NFL Draft Talk: No Huddle Radio with Ourlad’s Dan Shonka

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Your No Huddle Radio hosts are back to preview the NFL Draft coming up in May.

They bring in one of the most knowledgeable draft experts on the planet, former college coach and pro scout Dan Shonka of the Ourlad’s NFL Scouting Services.

We pepper Dan with questions to get you his insider perspective and look at potential candidates for the Packers. Not to be missed!

Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on Itunes.

 

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PackersTalk.com NFL Mock Draft 1.0

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The 4 most junior writers at PackersTalk.com got “together” this week and rotated picks for the first 100 selections in the upcomign NFL draft.  Jacob Westendorf, Ian Hanley, Matt Bove and I played “GM” for 8 positions in each round.  Ian was fortunate enough to make the first 3 selections for Green Bay and I made the final, compensatory selection.  The results are below along with analysis of each Packers selection.  The initial at the end of the selection indicates which writer made the selection.  Jacob Westendorf became otherwise engaged so super-sub John Rehor stepped in with his own hard hitting draft analysis:

 

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Getting Personal with Packers Fullback John Kuhn

Packers Fullback John Kuhn

Courtesy of one of our sponsors, Mayfield Sports Marketing, here is a quick look at Packers fullback John Kuhn.

John Kuhn was born on September 9th, 1982 in Dover, Pennsylvania. As an outstanding high school athlete he played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track. In football he played both sides of the ball, playing HB/FB and linebacker.

He went on to play football for Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. During his time there he was a 3 time All-American and was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy (the Division II equivalent of the Heisman trophy). Kuhn holds 27 school records and six PSAC records, with 4,685 career rushing yards and 53 career touchdowns.

Kuhn went undrafted in 2005 but was signed by the Steelers and was a part of the Superbowl champion team in 2006. In 2007 he was signed by the Packers and has been with them ever since. Some highlights from his time so far in Green Bay include winning Superbowl XLV, going to the Pro Bowl in 2011, and Second-Team All-Pro honors in 2011.

John Kuhn is married to his wife Lindsey with whom he plays an active part in Packers charitable events. They are dedicated to the success of the House of Hope, a Green Bay shelter for homeless single mothers, ages 18 to 24, and their children.

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From the Benches: Elephants are Everywhere!

From the Benches Packers Podcast

From the Benches returns with a vengeance. After the NFL Meetings the boys had a lot of things to cover based on the comments of Mike McCarthy. First they address the report from Bob McGinn that said Colts G/C Mike McGlynn visited Green Bay on Wednesday, and what that could mean for the center position going forward.

After that the guys go Behind The Bench to address the comments made by Mike McCarthy. First and foremost they start with the buzzword of the offseason, elephant defensive end, and what that means for Julius Peppers, Mike Neal, and Nick Perry going forward. After that they discuss the expansion in the role of Micah Hyde, the situation at the offensive tackle position, and finally the status of John Kuhn, Matt Flynn, and Jermichael Finley.

The boys continue their draft series discussing the upcoming debate between Alabama’s C.J. Mosley and Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier, as well as some other possibilities in later rounds for the Packers should they choose to go in another direction at pick 21.

To cap it all off Ross has some harsh words for critics of the Julius Peppers signing in this week’s signature segment “You’re gonna want to cut that.”

Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on 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 Uglum, and Ryan Hillesland.

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PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: The Elephant in the LB Room

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When Julius Peppers was signed, the initial reaction from Cheesehead Nation was a overwhelmingly positive.  Whether or not Peppers was a good player any more, a good value or a good fit for the team it didn’t matter: we freakin’ signed somebody we’d all heard of!  As the dust settled people began to analyze the signing and formulate opinions.  Some, like myself, have remained positive.  The money was reasonable and the structure of the contract was responsible.  These things offer no surprise to those of us who have followed Ted Thompson’s work.

As with anything there were detractors.  Guys that worry that he’s getting old and that he’s in decline.  To that end it is hard to argue.  Peppers’ Pro Football Focus numbers from last season were wildly inconsistent.   His play ranged from dominant against Detroit in week 4 and at Minnesota in week 13 to downright detrimental in week 6 against New York and at home against the Cowboys in week 14.  His overall grade for the season was -4.4.  He received a -2.7 grade against the run and a -3.6 rushing the passer.  My answer to this has been the same as everyone else’s.  Decrease his snap count.  Peppers played around 80% of the defensive snaps for the Bears, I don’t see any reason why Green Bay with their multitude of highly drafted pass rushers couldn’t reduce that to 50-55%.

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