June « 2010 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Does it seem like highlight shows hate the Packers?

I’ve resisted griping about this issue for a long time, since one of the first things they teach you in communications classes is to recognize biases and how they corrupt perceptions. But I’m going to go with it anyway.

I was watching one of NFL Network’s many, many Top 10 shows today — something about the [...]

Golic and Smith say A-Rodg is best QB under 30 - but do I agree?

So, I’m watching “NFL Live” – why wouldn’t I be, right? Nothing screams “NFL!” like late June - and during a segment, ESPN’s Michael Smith, Mike Golic and Cris Carter debated which quarterback under 30 is the best in the league.

Smith and Golic – not the Golic from “Saved by the Bell: The College Years”, as it turns out - both [...]

LOLB will likely be a group thing this season

And a new horse has entered the race at left outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers.

Monday’s news that the team is indeed trying defensive end Cullen Jenkins at the position, for at least a stretch, comes as a major surprise (more on him in a bit). It also makes it official: There’s a good chance the position [...]

Jolly or Jenkins? One won't be back in 2011

The Green Bay Packers put a significant emphasis on the defensive line in this year’s draft.

By selecting Mike Neal (Purdue, second round) and C.J. Wilson (East Carolina, seventh round), the team made it clear it felt more size and depth needed to be added up front. And by officially moving B.J. Raji (RAJI!) and Ryan [...]

Wrapping up the week: RFAs, a possible 18-game schedule and a plea for your help

It’s been a few days since we last checked in. Okay, five days.

Our bad.

With the week winding down, here are my thoughts on some of the major Green Bay Packers-related stories of the past, well, five days.

Williams joins Jolly in signing tender; Bigby appears to be digging in

Well, it appears as though cornerback Tramon Williams took [...]

What to do with Atari and Tramon?

As we near 11:01 p.m. Lambeau Time, the Green Bay Packers have a pair of decisions to make.

At 11:01, the Packers can reduce the RFA tenders made to safety Atari Bigby and cornerback Tramon Williams to 110 percent of the 2009 salaries for each player. The Packers reportedly sent letters to those two – along [...]

Power rankings in mid-June? Sounds good to me!

So, it’s mid-June.

There’s a bit of NFL activity (minicamps, OTAs, arrests, blanket apologies, trial delays, accusations, etc.) but overall it’s pretty quiet.

What better time to roll out OBOD’s first ever power rankings, right?

Absolutely!

The NFL odds for the 2010 season have long been up. And about a month ago, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King gave his power rankings [...]

Pack will be hard-pressed to avoid paying Woodson

Earlier this week, a report surfaced from Josina Anderson of FOX31 in Denver (huh?) that reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Charles Woodson had approached the Green Bay Packers about a new contract.

Woodson, who turns 34 on October 7, has three years left on the seven-year, $52.7 million (if he hit all the various incentives) contract he [...]

A-Rodg lets loose on ESPN...and I love him for it

As some of you may know, I’ve been pondering which new jersey I should purchase for the 2010 season.

After listening to Aaron Rodgers on 540 ESPN Milwaukee – the broadcast was actually from Monday but I didn’t hear it until Tuesday - I’m no longer pondering: It’s going to be No. 12. Hands down.

In an interview for [...]

The Green Bay Packers' all-time 53-man roster (part eight - finale)

(Before we begin: We understand the importance of the ongoing Brandon Underwood situation and will definitely write about it, once something happens. But we’re not going to get into the speculation game here. That’s not our style.)

It’s been a wild ride, but here were are – at the finish line, at long last.

The first seven parts [...]