PHOTO: did Ha Ha Clinton-Dix foreshadow Green Bay drafting him 3 weeks ago?

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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.

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NFL’s most anticipated games for 2014

Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning

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…]

Green Bay Packers Draft Preview: Safety First!


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:

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VIDEO: Aaron Rodgers joins Bo Ryan, Badgers Locker Room Celebration


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.

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Green Bay Packers get upgrade and risk with Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers in Green Bay

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…]

Julius Peppers signs with the Green Bay Packers

julius peppers

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.

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Packers re-sign CB Sam Shields, four years, $39 million


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.

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Ron Zook’s daughter stars in annoying, overplayed commercial (VIDEO)


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.

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Green Bay adds Ron Zook to coaching staff

ron zook

Ron Zook works in a small local bank these days. A Gateway Bank branch in Ocala, Florida, as you no doubt have heard by now. Well, apparently those days will be coming to an end, as he’s joined the Green Bay Packers coaching staff as an Assistant Special Teams Coach, two NFL sources confirmed to ESPN Friday.

The Packers are expected to announce the official hiring later today.

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US Weekly claims Jessica Szohr dating Aaron Rodgers again


Actress Jessica Szohr, famous for her role on “Gossip Girl”  is supposedly the new main squeeze of the leader of the Packers. So much for the rumored Aaron Rodgers homosexual affair with his former trainer. For the week leading up to and after New Year’s, the entire world of web search users acted as if the possibility of Aaron Rodgers being gay was the most important thing in the history of humanity.

Well, Jessica Szohr has something to say about that. Or at least the publicist of Jessica Szohr does.

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Chicago Bears logo re-imagined as a European football crest, NFL badges

This comes to us from football as It’s every NFL team reimagined as a European football crest. Or “soccer” as we call it here in the United States. And it is AWESOME! That’s why it’s called “football as football” Every team more than one to choose from. I’ll lead with the hometown team the Chicago Bears of course, but we’ll include everyone here from the NFC North division in the NFL.

At the end, you’ll find the link to see the rest of the NFL football as football.

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Trent Dilfer sees Brett Favre in Johnny Manziel

brett favre johnny manziel

Is Johnny Manziel the next Brett Favre? That’s what Trent Dilfer, the game manager of all game-managers thinks. The ESPN analyst was evaluating Manziel’s draft stock, as actually all ESPN talking heads did, and he sees the ol’ gunslinger in there. Manziel officially officially declared today, even though we all knew he was going to since last summer.

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