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
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.Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks
This comes to us from football as football.com. 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.Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks
The Green Bay Packers hosting a wildcard playoff game at Lambeau Field seemed impossible to imagine just a month ago.
But here they are, welcoming the San Francisco 49ers in to the frigid cold for a shot at traveling to either Seattle or Carolina for a shot at the NFC Championship Game.
Can quarterback Aaron Rodgers build upon his monumental return by knocking off a 49ers team that has given the Packers all kinds of fits over the past two years?Follow paulmbanks
Aaron Rodgers has been in the news a lot lately. Aaron Rodgers has been dominating search queries all week. You might say that topics relating to Aaron Rodgers have been blowing up the search engines ever since last Saturday. We’re not going to get into the reasons why. You already know. There’s been both on and off the field stuff. Now we move on to a different Aaron Rodgers topic. More noble subject matter of a higher value.Follow paulmbanks