Before I give my impression of the Green Bay Packers’ draft thus far, I should let all readers know I am a hardcore draft nut and critic. That being said, I have given the Packers an A+ grade through the draft’s first two days. Continue reading
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I’m sure we weren’t the only people who waited anxiously to see when the Packers would be playing who. Though we can’t know how they’ll play who when now, after tomorrow’s draft we’ll have a better idea. Still, there are some games that just jumped off the page, and with that we bring you our 4 most looked forward to games of the 2013 season. Continue reading
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As free agency looms upon Green Bay Packers fans, it is time to speculate the possible moves the franchise may make to fill the missing pieces for another title run. In doing so, I’ve set a list of my hopes, wishes, and priorities for what the 2013 offseason may hold for the Packers in free agency and the draft. Continue reading
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The most influential defensive player on the Packers since Reggie White was released today. This is surely the end of an era, and a damn good one at that. Since joining the Packers in 2006, Chuck has intercepted 38 passes, returning 9 of them for touchdowns. He had a career year in 2009, winning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. becoming the second player in franchise history (Reggie White) to win such award.
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this wasn’t a smart move. Cap space is tight and the Packers will be faced with resigned several big name players over the next two years, including Rodgers and Matthews. Woodson’s play has also been in decline every since the Super Bowl. He still has a knack for the ball and is a decent tackler, but his cover skills are lacking.
Moving him to safety was supposed to help, eliminating the need to him to be super speedy keeping up with young receivers, and allowing him to move around to different parts of the field. It’s hard to say if this really helped or not. He spent a good chunk of the season on the sidelines with a broken collar bone and the other chunk of the season he just felt absent.
This isn’t supposed to be a negative article, so let’s disregard the current goings on and remember the good times. Charles was an absolute force to be reckoned with. If the ball was thrown in his vicinity, you could bet he had a pretty good shot and getting his hands on it. Even if the ball wasn’t thrown his way, he’d quickly make his way to the receiver and do his best to punch the ball out, doing so successfully 15 times in his Green Bay tenure.
It’s hard to imaging a better leader than Chuck. We can’t forget his “one” speech after the NFC Championship game, and I know we only imagine what was said during half time of the Super Bowl, but we do know he had tears in his eyes and got his team ready to bring the Lombardi trophy home.
He wasn’t just a great leader on the field, but off the field as well. Donating 2 million dollars to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan in 2009 was just one of his charitable donations. He never needed to make it known, he just wanted to make a difference.
I’ll leave you with some highlights of his 2009 DPOY season, and a poll. Obviously you all should vote, but we’d love to hear some specific memories you have of Chuck. Maybe you met him in person at one time and want to share that, or maybe a specific play comes to mind. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear!
We’ll miss you Chuck!
Way to go Joe. Congratulations, not only on the Super Bowl, but on winning the prestigious MVP award in that game. It’s truly an honor. Basically, you’re the best of the best.
Ok, got that out of the way. Much like how saying “no offense” allows you to say anything afterwards, I’m using that congratulations as a way to deflect any anger that you may feel when I say the following: I’m getting sick of seeing Quarterbacks take home all the MVP awards. Continue reading
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We’ll be taking things slower during the offseason. You can expect articles here and there until the NFL really starts up again for the Packers. Expect lots of Draft Coverage, and expect us to be back better than ever come next season (because it can only get better, right?).
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With the San Francisco 49ers’ 45-31 drubbing of the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, the Packers embark on a 2013 offseason loaded with questions and concerns.
The Packers have now come up short in the divisional round of the playoffs two years in a row and have ended each of those runs on the worst of terms – two humiliating and lopsided defeats. All season long, I could not help but compare Green Bay to San Francisco in assessing the Packers’ standing among the NFC’s best. Though I was never confident in the Packers’ ability to contend for a Super Bowl championship this season, in no scenario did I ever imagine they would be manhandled in such atrocious fashion. Continue reading