November « 2010 « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Big Play Tra inks extension - but what will the fallout be?

Green Bay Packers fans, you can rest easy.

Tramon Williams isn’t going anywhere.

Williams inked a four-year extension Tuesday that will keep him in green and gold through the 2014 season. The total value of the deal is believed to be worth $33.074 million.

Thanks to some nifty reporting from both Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press [...]

Driver giving way to Jones and Nelson right before our eyes

Before the season started, most Green Bay Packers fans were hoping this would be the year in which James Jones and Jordy Nelson took significant strides and established themselves as legitimate players.

After all, for as much as we collectively love Donald Driver, we were all too aware of his age and the unforgiving nature of [...]

Regular season game eleven at Atlanta: Coaching failures lead to costly defeat

Most of the time, coaches take more blame than is appropriate.

After all, coaches don’t block, tackle, fumble or grab facemasks. The players do that, so they’re ultimately more responsible than guys with headsets, bad comb-overs and beer guts.

Most of the time.

Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, Georgia was not one of those times.

Atrociously bad coaching in all three phases [...]

Quick thoughts on Green Bay’s 20-17 loss

I’ll keep this brief.

‘Cause, well, I’m rather upset.

Here are some quick thoughts on the Green Bay Packers’ 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome earlier today. As always, these are in no particular order and I’ll be back later tonight with a (hopefully) more level-headed take.

On the road, in a big game [...]

What's that, you say? Week 12 picks? Right on!

Unbelievable, dude.

That was my first thought upon hearing Adam’s plan for the week 12 picks. Since Mr. Somers has been in the lead for, oh, pretty much the entire season, he too has decided to take the brevity approach made popular by Mr. Bosling. Adam’s reasoning is different, of course. Gene sticks to one-word picks [...]

OBOD's Nov. 26 podcast

Happy Thanksgiving, all — we’re back with another Ol’ Bag of Donuts podcast, recapping the win over the Vikings (and taking some time to mock them), previewing Sunday’s big tilt with the Falcons, answering some reader questions and placing another call to our good friend, disgraced former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman.

Check it out [...]

What I’m thankful for…

Yeah, yeah, I know – everyone writes posts like these around this time of year.

But, frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn. I’m writing one, anyways.

The Green Bay Packers, as always, give us plenty to be thankful for. But what, in particular? Well, let’s get to some things now.

I’m thankful for Dom Capers. The job [...]

Despite different beginnings, Rodgers and Ryan have succeeded under enormous pressure

Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are strikingly different – and strikingly similar.

Rodgers is a West Coast kid, through and through. He grew up in Chico, California, and played college ball at Butte College before transfering to Cal. Ryan cut his teeth on the East Coast, growing up in Pennsylvania before making a name for himself at [...]

Tossing out some Monday morning donuts: Sweeping Minnesota - yes! - edition

We here at OBOD don’t hand out game balls.

We hand out donuts.

And with the Green Bay Packers improving to 7-3 on the season with their 31-3 stomping of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, we’d like to do that…now.

If these make you hungry, well, I can’t say I blame you.

A strawberry-filled, glazed donut goes to…Greg Jennings. [...]

Have there been two Packers games more fun than these?

I had the pleasure of watching the Packers game at the Hawk and Dove on Capitol Hill yesterday with a bar full of jovial Packers fans, including the esteemed Holly Phelps, blogger for Cheesehead TV, BrentFavre.com and a handful of other places. Walking out after the Packers destroyed the Minnesota Vikings, Holly and I were [...]