May « 2009 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Two OTA items–Kampman and Williams

Just wanted to weigh in on a couple things from the start of OTAs:

–First, Aaron Kampman blew off another chance to talk to the media, as Greg Bedard notes. The guys at Cheesehead TV and packergeeks have weighed in on the topic as well. I’m a little more concerned about Kampman than both of them [...]

Link to check out

Just wanted to direct you to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s excellent package on how the 3-4 defense will differ from the 4-3 (if you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re big fans of the way the J-S covers the Packers).

Here’s the link.

My take: This package illustrates exactly what we’ve been worrying about for a while–how [...]

Don't worry, we're still alive

Faithful OBOD readers, over the past couple of weeks, you might have found yourself asking this question:

Where the @#$% have the awesome dudes over at OBOD gone?

Well, we just wanted to let you know that we are still, in fact, alive.

With the time between the end of the draft and the start of training camp [...]

Let us now praise Clay Matthews

From now until about September 1, everything written about the Green Bay Packers is going to be marinated in whatever’s in the half-full glass. It’s just the way things work this time of year; coaches can only talk of what players might be, everybody has made adjustments that will fix what went wrong last year [...]

Can't believe I'm agreeing with Michael Irvin

Boy, this Brett Favre-to-the-Vikings stuff makes you do funny things–like link to something Michael Irvin said as an example of good sense.

But I gotta say, he’s right. The above link also references an Aaron Rodgers radio interview on the whole thing.

We’ve been trying to keep a low profile on the Favre stuff here at OBOD–you [...]

Down in Mississippi he stays…for now

Well, it looks like this nightmare didn’t come true today. 

I’m sure you all know the story, so I bear no new insight or takes.  In a sad way, I am glad Brett Favre isn’t the Packers’ problem anymore, as they actually have a quarterback of the future unlike the Vikings.  And speaking of Aaron Rodgers, [...]

Funny guy, that Darren Sharper

So I’m trying not to get sucked up in all this Favre/Vikings B.S., because I don’t normally get this worked up when a team with a subpar offense thinks they can fix it with an over-the-hill QB who doesn’t have much left in his arm and is still delusional enough to think he can make [...]

A stat that may interest you:

The Packers led the league with six interception returns for touchdowns last year.

This may happen.

A fantasy football tip: Start our defense in Week 4 and Week 8.

–Gene Bosling

An open letter to No. 4

Before we begin, I just want to point out one thing. I absolutely did not want to write anything about any Brett Favre rumors. Really, I didn’t. But then I read a story on the New York Daily News’ website, from Saturday, which gave me no other choice.

Dear Brett,

First off, is it cool if I call you [...]

Breaking down B.J. Raji

As Chris mentioned in his last post a closer look at the two first-round picks B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews breaking down the pros and cons of drafting each player.  This is merely just some quick reactions as neither of these players have taken the field and both may be All-Pros and both may end [...]