(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 [...]
Earlier Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers gave word that they had placed tenders on eight of their nine restricted free agents. They also tendered one of their exclusive rights free agents.
The deadline for doing so was Thursday, so this announcement wasn’t a major surprise or anything.
We don’t know everything yet, as far as who got what tender, [...]
Finally, some actual news came from the Green Bay Packers on Monday night as they re-signed strong safety/special teams ace Derrick Martin to a two-year contract, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Terms were not immediately announced.
Martin was scheduled to be a restricted free agent. With a long list of players set for restricted free agency, [...]
(Before we begin: Just to reiterate, if you’re worried this is it for OBOD’s offseason coverage, don’t be. We’ll be all over free agency when it starts and we’re already busy researching for the draft and we’ll be beginning our coverage of that soon enough. Three words: Mock drafts, baby!)
Let’s cut to the chase. Here [...]
Here is part two of our look at Green Bay’s restricted free agents.
No long-ass intros needed for this one.
Free safety Nick Colllins – Collins made $3.148 million last season in the last year of his rookie contract (some various incentives kicked in, thus the high salary). Of all the various scenarios regarding the team’s [...]
No catchy intro needed here. Enjoy part two.
If we were excited about the potential of Dom Capers’ new 3-4 scheme before the season, we’re anything but now. The run defense has been very good, this is true (ninth in the league, allowing 97.1 yards per game). And the pass defense, statistically, has also been very [...]
Let’s wrap this thing up with a look at the Green Bay Packers’ special teams and the schedule for the rest of the season.
Jordy Nelson has certainly struggled in his usual receiver spot, but Nelson has brought something to the table as a kick returner, averaging 29.3 yards per return. The best thing [...]
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 [...]
Alright, enough about the pretty boys on offense.
For part two, we’re going to talk about the tough guys on defense (and, okay, special teams, too).
Defensive linemen (6)
Starters: Johnny Jolly, Ryan Pickett, Cullen Jenkins
Backups: Mike Montgomery, B.J. Raji, Jarius Wynn
There’s certainly a lot of talent here. They just have to show they can do what [...]
The fourth preseason game is a lot like the five-minute conversation you have to have with your irritating cousin at a wedding or family reunion.
It’s awkward, you’re counting down the minutes until it’s over and when it’s done, you instantly forget it because it was so meaningless.
(And if it was really bad, you might have [...]