Though they tend to look unconcerned or be secretive about it, all great players, given a chance to open up about their deepest desires, would tell you that they’d want to be the NFL MVP at some point in their careers. Besides the usual bragging rights for the player, winning the prestigious MVP award comes with a lot of remarkable commendations for the player’s team, plus of course some monetary benefits.Follow paulmbanks
God, there’s a heck of a lot to like about Peyton Manning.
Frankly, I can’t recall any quarterback in NFL history who’s hustled pizza, sold the “glamour” of Buick Veranos or grasped the information-driven, pre-snap read quite like the young man whose only problem at Tennessee was that Steve Spurrier was at Florida. But, that’s not the reason for today’s impromptu gathering.Follow paulmbanks
Ever since Aaron Rodgers took over for Brett Favre as the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008, Green Bay has been one of the most successful franchises in the NFL—if not the most successful. With six straight playoff appearances and counting, the Packers are tied with the New England Patriots for longest active streak of making the postseason.Follow paulmbanks
NFL on FOX analyst John Lynch called today’s Packers 38-17 destruction of the Chicago Bears. He made a prediction before the game:
“There are issues in Green Bay but it’ll work itself out. With Aaron Rodgers, it’s trust issues. He’s got wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, who is having an off year, thus far and he doesn’t trust any of his other receivers.”
Yep, he pretty much nailed it.Follow paulmbanks
This NY Jets defense contains arguably Rex Ryan’s best pass rush since he came to New York in 2009.
Through the years, he’s been able to call defensive gems against the likes of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. He did so against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers back in 2010, but the offense faltered and the Jets were shutout 9-0. Rodgers went just 15 of 34 for 74 yards and 0 touchdowns in that one.Follow paulmbanks
The Green Bay Packers had about as disastrous a start to the season as possible, but let’s not overreact. It’s a very long season, and the Green Bay Packers still have a great team. They still have to be considered the favorite in the NFC North despite their humiliation in Seattle.
CBS Sports and NFL Network hosted a Thursday Night Football conference call with Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer of THE NFL ON CBS, Brian Rolapp, EVP of Media, NFL, the Thursday Night Football announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, and studio analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher.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