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 [...]
And Vikings week, chapter one (technically, chapter three) has officially begun.
That being the case, there’s quite a bit of news surrounding the Green Bay Packers, a team that’s lost three of four and desperately needs to right the ship.
What better time than now to make a trip back to the question department, right? After all, [...]
It has taken me a few days to actually talk about the Packers, let alone write about them. But I am an adult and sports are well, just sports. There are far more important things to worry about in life. Will I be disappointed not to see the Packers get their shot at the Saints? [...]
Let’s keep this thing moving along and talk about the first quarter showing by the Green Bay Packers’ defense.
(If you want to find part one, just scroll down a bit. There you go – keep scrolling and…you’ve got it! Congratulations!)
Charles Woodson (20 tackles, a team-high three interceptions, three passes defended) has been, not only [...]
Starting on the injury front, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Chad Clifton (ankle) will miss the next two games, at least. With the bye week falling after the Vikings’ game, he could be back against Detroit on Oct. 18. The Packers can get by without him for the Rams game, but to not have him [...]
The Green Bay Packers have seen enough of Aaron Rouse.
The Packers released Rouse on Wednesday, signing Matt Giordano, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, to take his roster spot.
The timing of the move is somewhat curious as Rouse had just taken over the strong safety spot against the Bengals in place of an injured Atari Bigby [...]
It didn’t seem like hyperbole a week ago.
Mike McCarthy had called a better game. The defense did look more aggressive. The Green Bay Packers were nothing like they were in 2008.
As it turns out, though, hyperbole is the only way to describe my, well, descriptions of Green Bay after last week’s win over Chicago.
Sunday’s utterly [...]
For the duration of his two-plus years as a Packer, Aaron Rouse has always been a player with potential.
We all remember his 100-plus yard interception return for a touchdown off Peyton Manning last season, after all.
Yet Rouse has also struggled with inconsistency, injuries and an inability to pass Atari Bigby on the depth chart.
Well, it [...]
The Packers have the group they want to go to war with.
But it’s not quite the group a lot of us thought it would be.
Saturday’s cutdown from 75 to 53 was certainly chock full of surprises, obviously the biggest being the release of quarterback Brian Brohm (I guess I was wrong when I said Friday [...]
Yes, the Packers have looked outstanding during the preseason and the upcoming season should be a good one.
Still, there are some players on the roster who need to use 2009 to prove that they belong on the team for the foreseeable future – by my count, five.
And here they are:
5. Donald Lee, tight end
Lee has [...]