Let’s get this party started. We continue the series with the Green Bay Packers season preview. [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
It’s no secret that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best signal caller in the division. It’s still stunning to think about just how much better he is than the other QBs, that’s what’s astounding given that
1.) the Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford made way more money than Rodgers this past year.
2.) the Chicago Bears Jay Cutler will make way more money than Aaron Rodgers this season.Follow paulmbanks
Green Bay Packers news is kind of lean this time of year, but we have something for you. Missing football? Don’t we all. The NBA Finals is a re-run from last year and baseball just hasn’t caught up to life in this day and age.
Who are the greatest Green Bay Packers of all time? Aaron Rodgers is top five, right? Who’s number one, gotta be Brett Favre or Bart Starr? Maybe Ray Nitchske.Follow paulmbanks
It’s never too early to talk next season for Green Bay Packers fans, just like it’s never too early to make a 2015 NFL mock draft just off the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft. With the draft in the books, time to look at who’s expected to hoist the Vince Lonbardi trophy. I think Green Bay fans will be happy to see the Packers in the elite group.Follow paulmbanks
With the 21st pick, the Green Bay Packers selected safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama. Uncharacteristic of the Packers picking a guy that everybody expected them to pick; but why not? A safety was an obvious need in Green Bay and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was, arguably, the best one available.
This pick by the Packers does not solve all of their defensive woes, but it’s a great start. That big gap next to safety Morgan Burnett is now filled.Follow paulmbanks
The 2014 NFL season cannot get here fast enough for me or any other NFL fan for that matter. The draft is almost here and that is outstanding. I cannot wait for it either, but it is just a stepping stone that will get us football junkies closer to the pigskin needle that is the regular season. The NFL released the 2014 regular season schedule just a few days ago and there are some great match ups each and every week obviously. Let’s have a look at a few to wet our chops. [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
Got enough Green Bay Packers Draft analysis yet? Still need more Packers draft previewing? Well, my former Packers and Wisconsin Badgers writer Nick Grays agrees with me that this NFL Draft has been the most over-blown of all time. I guess moving it back two weeks has given us two extra weeks to….let’s just get to our Packers draft talk:Follow paulmbanks
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers joined the party in the Wisconsin Badgers locker room after they had just crushed the Baylor Bears in the Sweet 16. Rodgers was a very pleasant surprise (behold the extremely shocked look on Bo Ryan’s face) as the former NFL and Super Bowl MVP helped Bucky celebrate Ryan’s second Elite Eight appearance.
Here’s picture from the team’s official Twitter account.Follow paulmbanks
On Saturday morning, Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers made a splash with the signing of recently released Chicago Bear and 34 year old defensive end, Julius Peppers.
The deal has been reported to be worth three years and up to $30 million with $7.5 million in guaranteed money.
In the grand scheme of things, the money shouldn’t be a problem if Peppers can do the freakishly athletic things he’s been able to do for most of his career.
The problem lies in whether Peppers is truly a fit for Green Bay’s 3-4 defense and/or whether he has enough left in the tank to make a difference in what was one of the leagues’ worst defenses in 2013? [Read more...]Follow paulmbanks
Julius Peppers was MIA a lot this past year, and I don’t mean Miami. Peppers was so ineffective and non-existent in the Chicago Bears defense at times that even the homers who masquerade as journalists on the local television stations called him out. Later in the season Peppers started to turn it around a bit, but nowhere near enough to justify his massive salary.
Well, he’s Green Bay’s problem now.Follow paulmbanks
The Green Bay Packers will keep Sam Shields in place next year as they try to revamp a beleaguered secondary. Pass defense was not exactly the Pack’s strong suit, and perhaps retaining Sam Shields will be a step in the right direction towards improving that. At least it does augment the concept of continuity on the defense.Follow paulmbanks
Ron Zook, who just recently left the banking industry to return to coaching with the Green Bay Packers has a star in the making with his daughter. I know I know, I’m still getting over the shock that the financial markets didn’t utterly collapse upon news of Ron Zook leaving the world of finance in order to return to NFL football.
Anyways, the ad, which you’ve seen a zillion times already if you’ve flipped on your television in 2014, is the most annoying, irritating and overplayed advertisement on television right now.
Which means the soulless and humorless marketers behind it are doing their job.Follow paulmbanks