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5 Biggest Packers Draft Busts Since 2000

Part 3 of the 4 part series examines the top 5 draft picks that didn’t pan out for the Pack, to say the least. If you don’t want to suffer through this alone, please forward to a fellow friend to ruin their day too!   5. B.J. Sander (2004 3rd Round, 39.2 yards per punt) The 2004 draft is what did Mike Sherman in (more to come later.) Two teams have drafted a punter in the 3rd...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 hours ago

"It's a Challenge." Mike McCarthy Addresses Packers' Positional Losses, Additions

At one point, the losses sustained by the Packers over the beginning course of this year's off-season seemed insurmountable. On a list that contains starting right guard T.J. Lang and do-it-all defensive back Micah Hyde, it's not hard to see why. Fortunately, the Packers have re-stocked via free agency; something many thought they wouldn't ever see in the Ted Thompson era. They didn...
Via Cheesehead TV
4 hours ago

Martellus Bennett Drops 5 Song EP: I’m Not A Rapper But Some of My Friends Are

Martellus Bennett is having a hell of a year. After being part of on of the most thrilling Super Bowl comebacks in NFL history, he’s chased that success with his debut EP. Humbly titled “I’m Not A Rapper But Some of My Friends Are,” Martellus describes it as the first step on his new mission to express himself creatively in as many ways as possible in 2017. You know what...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 hours ago

McCarthy: Martellus Bennett “potentially” NFL’s best TE

Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski shared a depth chart in New England last season. Based on Wednesday comments, Packers coach Mike McCarthy believes there’s a chance he got the better of the two in free agency. McCarthy spoke glowingly about Bennett at the annual head-coach media breakfast in Phoenix. Specifically, he said the 30-year-old may “potentially be”…
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

Martellus Bennett’s Personality Is Just What the Packers Need

Martellus Bennett has been a Packer for less than three weeks, but he’s already making a name for himself in Green Bay. The outspoken tight end is a polarizing player among NFL fans. Some love his unfiltered approach on Twitter and in interviews, while others think he speaks too much out of turn. He’s publicly ripped former teammates like Jay Cutler, criticized commissioner Roger...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
21 hours ago

Bennett Brings Personality Infusion to Packers Locker Room

Almost immediately after signing with the Green Bay Packers, Martellus Bennett got to work endearing himself to his new team’s fan base. Just one day after inking a three-year, $21 millon deal, Bennett took to Twitter to let his followers decide what number he’d wear for the Packers. For those who hadn’t followed him on social media before his arrival in Green Bay, the Twitter...
Via Cheesehead TV
21 hours ago

Breaking down Bennett, part 3: the poor receiving qualities

Part 3 of 4 highlights the negative traits of Martellus Bennett as a receiver. In this four-part series, I will be analyzing the Green Bay Packers’ biggest free agent addition of the 2016-17 offseason, Martellus Bennett, using film from his previous season with the New England Patriots. Today’s focus: the negatives of Bennett’s pass catching abilities. Continuing on with...
Via Acme Packing Co
23 hours ago

Packers GM: Martellus Bennett ‘a bit of a renaissance man, and I think that’ll be a good thing, a fun thing’

Green Bay Packers general manger Ted Thompson thinks newly acquired tight end Martellus Bennett, along with his lively personality and locker room presence, will do the team some good. Fresh off of a Super Bowl victory in New England, the veteran tight end signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the team in free agency. “He’s a bit of a renaissance man, and I think that’ll...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL assistants can now be hired during playoffs, with team consent

A longstanding and oft-discussed NFL rule is being changed. With the consent of their employers, assistant coaches of playoff teams can now be hired before the playoffs end. Assistant coaches of the NFL’s best teams have long had their promotion chances hurt by deep playoff runs. Teams who need to hire coaches are often impatient and don’t want to wait until after the Super Bowl...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday news roundup: Green Bay Packers

Ted Thompson apologizes for not bringing back Micah HydeTed Thompson knows that this part of the year is always tough. The Green BayPackers are in the thick of free agency and while they were able to sign some key … Thompson’s Quarterback Draft HistoryWe look back on Ted Thompson’s previous 12 drafts as general manager of the Green Bay Packers and try to find trends that might...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Mid to late round draft steals

In almost a month, NFL general managers will earn their money as the NFL draft begins.  It is where Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson has built a championship caliber roster, as the Packers have the most “home grown” players of any team in the league.  Part of Thompson’s success has been finding gems in the middle to late rounds.  Those include Mike Daniels, Micah Hyde,...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL player reportedly arrested, tased at Iowa bar

NFL players Deiondre’ Hall and Makinton Dorleant reportedly were arrested at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday night, with the report saying Hall was tased.KWWL reports the story and says police were called to control the crowd at Sharky’s, a Cedar Falls bar, for an incident there. Hall and Dorleant, who both played college football at Northern Iowa, were reportedly arrested...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: predicting next season’s breakout players

The Green Bay Packers have a roster full of young and talented players who all have potential. Every year, at least one player suddenly becomes an immediate playmaker for the team. Last season, Nick Perry was the one player who broke out and became a huge part of the defense. Next season, three specific Packers could breakout and have very successful seasons. Ladarius Gunter ...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers smart to steer clear of Adrian Peterson

The Green Bay Packers know all about Adrian Peterson. Given the need at running back, one would think the Packers would at least kick the tires on Peterson, provided he was worth looking into and paying. Apparently the Packers don’t feel any such way. In fact, the team has avoided even setting up a visit with him, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler: It’s interesting to hear...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: positions to focus on in the draft

The Green Bay Packers haven’t done too much in free agency, although they have been more active this year than in the past few years. However, Packers general manager Ted Thompson is never really active in free agency because he usually builds through the draft. The Packers still have some positional problems, and they need to focus on three specific positions in the draft...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers: Packers fans ‘should be really excited’ about season

The Green Bay Packers haven’t received many high marks from the pundits for their activity so far in free agency. While there has been a few solid additions, the team seems to have lost more than it gained, as key departures on both sides of the ball arguably suggests the Packers got weaker, not stronger, this offseason.But that’s not how Aaron Rodgers sees it.The Packers quarterback...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett calls out NFL to do more to build up communities

Does the NFL do enough to help build up the communities where many of its players are found? According to Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, the answer is a clear no. Certainly, NFL players are often involved in the communities where they live and play. But those players often do that as individuals, rather than with their teams or the league in general.Whether the NFL...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Packers bring back RB Christine Michael

The Green Bay Packers, needing help at the running back position, have reportedly brought back Christine Michael. Originally a second-round pick out of Texas A&M by the Seattle Seahawks, Michael had his best season as a pro last year playing for the Packers and Seahawks. He ended up rushing for 583 yards and seven touchdowns, adding 107 yards and one touchdown on 22 receptions...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers did not hit their stride until the last six games of the season where they ran the table and scored nearly 31 points per game. Fantasy standouts Aaron Rodgers (QB), Jordy Nelson (WR) and Davante Adams (WR) finished first, second, and seventh at their positions respectively. As long as Rodgers is on the team, he and the Packers' targets will remain among the...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy vows to give ‘best impression’ of Marshawn Lynch

Eddie Lacy will become the latest running back to attempt filling the shoes of the irreplaceable Marshawn Lynch after signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. While Lacy understands there’s no way to truly replace “Beast Mode,” he vows to give the “best impression” of the celebrated running back as possible.Not only that, Lacy is eager to prove himself after injuries...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy's new contract includes weight bonus

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he has no concerns about Eddie Lacy being overweight at the start of the 2017 season, but the actual contract Lacy signed with the team indicates otherwise.ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia reports that Lacy’s one-year deal with Seattle includes a $385,000 bonus that is tied to the running back keeping his weight down. The team is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll on reportedly overweight Eddie Lacy: ‘I want him big’

The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday signed Eddie Lacy to a reported one-year, $3 million deal that with incentives could be worth up to $5.5 million. Shortly after the news of Lacy’s signing broke came reports that Lacy, who has battled weight issues throughout his career, has put on some pounds this offseason.Perhaps some pounds is underselling it a bit, as a report suggests Lacy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy weighed 267 pounds during free agent visit

The biggest question mark concerning Eddie Lacy heading into 2017 will be whether he can remain in shape, and it sounds like he has a long way to go in that department.Lacy, who signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, reportedly weighed a whopping 267 pounds during at least one of his free agent visits this offseason. In fairness, Lacy is coming off surgery after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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