Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called out some of his NFC teammates for their performance in the Pro Bowl.
- Nov. 6, 2013
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called out some of his NFC teammates for their performance in the Pro Bowl.
Special teams ace Derrick Martin was released from the Packers just before the lockout after playing 19 games in two seasons in Green Bay. Martin was placed on injured reserve in 2010 after he suffered a knee injury in Week 5 against the Redskins and never played another down in Green and Gold.
INDIANAPOLIS - The New England Patriots arrived in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. The NFC representative New York Giants landed Monday. Both teams have already had media sessions, but the unofficial kickoff of Super Bowl week begins today with the normally entertaining Media Day.
INDIANAPOLIS - Caught up with former coach and current NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci at Media Day inside Lucas Oil Stadium this afternoon. Asked him the difference between Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who broke out with a league-high 17 touchdowns, and Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who was supposed to have his breakout season in 2011.
SportsBusiness Daily named Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the most marketable player in the NFL, based on a survey of business executives, analysts and media personalities.
For the second straight year the Packers decided against holding Fan Fest, an event that gave fans a chance to interact with former and current players at the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks free agent Matt Flynn could join former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin in Miami. Flynn is an unrestricted free agent spending his first three years in Green Bay. Rodgers also mentioned the Seahawks as possible destination, considering former Packers director of football operations John Schneider is now the general manager in Seattle.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be featured on the ESPN2 special "NFL Face to Face". The show will air Tuesday (Jan. 31) at 8 p.m.
ESPN. com and ESPN The Magazine put together a panel of 20 Pro Football Hall of Fame members and ESPN's John Clayton to form a list of 20 current players that could play in any NFL era.
When Mike Holmgren gets inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this summer, his presenter will be former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf.
ESPN and the Denver Post has reported the Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie have identified Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as the leading candidate for their coaching vacancy. The Raiders, reportedly, have informed Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice that they are no longer being considered.
Joe Philbin was introduced as the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins on Saturday after spending the last nine years as an assistant coach with the Packers, including the last five as offensive coordinator.
Two Packers assistant coaches remain in the running for the Oakland Raiders' head-coaching job.
The Packers have signed Arena Football League quarterback Nick Hill, a source confirmed today.
With news that the Packers signed Arena Football League quarterback Nick Hill, it is apparent that the franchise is preparing for life without Matt Flynn, who is an unrestricted free agent. Flynn is expected to receive an opportunity to start for another club.
ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper released his first mock draft for the 2012 NFL Draft on Friday. The Packers sit with the No. 28 pick and Kiper has them selecting Illinois linebacker Whitney Mercilus.
The Miami Dolphins have hired former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as their new coach, ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported. Several outlets have confirmed the hiring.
New Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was a holdover from the Mike Sherman regime, starting as the Packers assistant offensive line coach in 2003. He was promoted to tight ends coach in 2004 while still assisting with the line. Philbin was bumped to offensive line coach in 2006 when Mike McCarthy was hired. In 2007, McCarthy promoted him to offensive coordinator.
The Packers officially announced they signed all eight practice squad players to futures deals.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson is scouting East-West Shrine Game practices in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Joe Philbin is interviewing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head-coaching position today, multiple NFL sources said, and remains on the three-man short list for the Miami Dolphins' head-coaching job as well.
The Green Bay Packers are interested in signing Jermichael Finley to a long-term deal and would rather not use the franchise tag on the tight end, Finley’s agent said Thursday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the biggest disappointment he had over the performance of the defense this season is tackling and big play opportunities.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spent a good deal of time during his season-ending press conference talking about tight end Jermichael Finley.
The Press-Gazette has confirmed the signing of four practice squad players to "futures" contracts. The Packers have signed them all to three-year deals.
The Packers just got bounced from this year’s Super Bowl sweepstakes, but that hasn’t stopped the betting folks in Las Vegas from listing them as the favorite to win next year’s championship.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro Football Weekly/ Pro Football Writers of America all-NFL team. Rodgers was the only member of the Packers on the team.
Aaron Rodgers sustained an injury he wouldn't identify against the New York Giants but said it won't prevent him from playing in the Pro Bowl.
John Kuhn will miss the Pro Bowl, according to a report in the York (Pa.) Dispatch. The Packers fullback left Sunday’s game late in the third quarter with a knee injury and was carted to the locker room soon after. He gave high-fives to fans sitting in the front row of the end zone as the cart drove by.
Donald Driver made it perfectly clear: He has no plans to retire and wants to continue his career, preferably in Green Bay.
Packers safety Nick Collins is scheduled to meet with his doctor in March to re-evaluate his condition after he underwent neck surgery in September to repair a herniated disk. He suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.
Packers defensive back and special teams ace Jarrett Bush sounded on Monday like a
For the Packers, the 2012 season starts April 16.
Mike Neal is hoping that a full month off from football and hard workouts will allow his post-surgical knee to finally heal.
Mason Crosby booted a 35-yard field goal with 3:50 remaining for the only score of the third quarter.
In a stunning playoff collapse, the 15-1 Green Bay Packers lost to the New York Giants 37-20 at Lambeau Field in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Let the theories begin for the Green Bay Packers' one-and-down exit from the 2011 NFL Playoffs.
He's feeling great. He's loving life. He's even working out again.
No one expected Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to be in his usual perch in the Green Bay Packers' coaches box on Sunday.
They were rested, healthy and poised to make a run at a second consecutive NFL Super Bowl championship.
Here is Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Giants' special teams:
C.J. Wilson will start in place of Howard Green at right defensive end in today's divisional playoff game for the Packers.
Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will indeed coach today in the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs against the Giants, a Packers source confirmed this morning.
Eli Manning connected with Hakeem Nicks on a 66-yard touchdown pass with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter. Packers safety Charlie Peprah attempted to make a big hit on Nicks on the play but in the process missed the tackle and allowed the big play.
Eli Manning lofted a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the half and Hakeem Nicks leaped above Charles Woodson and Charlie Peprah to make the catch on a 37-yard pass play.
Following are three takes on today's game from New York media.
Here is Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Giants' running offense:
Here is Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Giants' passing offense:
Here is Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Giants' running defense:
Here is Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Giants' passing defense:
Today’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Giants almost feels like an NFC North game for the Packers.
Here are a few links with what they're talking about in New York.
Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will coach Sunday against the Giants, according to a report from CBS' Lesley Visser.
After my chat yesterday morning, I said I would pick some of my favorite questions that I didn't have time to answer and post them in a blog with my answers. So as promised, here are 3 questions to chew on:
The 1962 Green Packers generally are considered the best among Vince Lombardi's five championship teams and possibly the best team in franchise history.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning has thrown seven touchdowns and just one interception in his last three games since a zero touchdown, three-interception effort in a 23-10 loss to the Redskins in Week 15. He finished the regular season with 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. This after a 2010 season that produced 31 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.
Talk about two players who started in the same place and took opposite tracks to the NFL.
Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has achieved virtually every significant accomplishment in major football. He's won a national championship at Michigan and a Super Bowl in Green Bay. He's won a Heisman Trophy, was named NFL defensive rookie of the year and defensive player of the year.
Here’s a head-to-head statistical analysis of how the Packers and Giants matchup:
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie reportedly is considering Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers as a candidate for the Raiders' head-coaching vacancy.
Maybe it was his usual Friday rest, but left tackle Chad Clifton did not appear to be participating in today's practice, the final workout before Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game against the New York Giants.
Way back on Sept. 6, the PackersNews.com prediction panel published its forecast for the
The Packers are planning on having a sharp, effective Greg Jennings back in their receiving corps this week.
The Packers are in excellent health going into Sunday's NFC divisional-round playoff game against the New York Giants.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy revealed the team playoff captains, which were voted on by teammates.
There’s not much Chad Clifton hasn’t seen in his 12-year NFL career.
There’s been no shortage of praise thrown in Jordy Nelson’s direction this year. That’s no surprise with all the career-highs - 68 receptions, 1,263 yards and 15 touchdowns.
There has been -- and will continue to be -- considerable debate about what the Packers should do with Jermichael Finley, the ultra-talented but mercurial tight end who will be a free agent in the offseason.
The Packers have killed teams this year with a heavy dose of back-shoulder passes that have left defensive backs twisting in the wind. They could get a taste of their own medicine this week.
The NFL will continue to allow the medical staffs of all playoff teams access to sideline TV replay monitors to help diagnose injuries during games this weekend.
Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings said the torn MCL he suffered against Oakland that caused him to miss the final three regular season games had no pain when he tested it during Wednesday's practice. Jennings could have played if needed against the Lions, but the Packers chose to keep him out for an extra two weeks of rest. He was listed as a full participant on the injury list.
The Packers and Giants share a rich playoff history.
Given how critical the matchup between the Packers' offensive line and the Giants' defensive line appears, it's a good time to look at how the Packers have protected this season.
Now that Reggie McKenzie has fired Hue Jackson as the Oakland Raiders' coach, the speculation has started that he'll hire someone from the Packers' coaching staff to replace Jackson.
The Packers had perfect practice attendance Wednesday for the first workout of the week in preparation for Sunday's divisional round playoff game.
The tragedy that struck the family of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin clearly has made an impact on the team.
No matter what coach Mike McCarthy did, things were going to be different today for the Packers without offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who is at home with his family mourning the loss of his 21-year-old son, Michael, who drowned in the Fox River in Oshkosh early Sunday morning. His body was found on Monday.
Former linebacker Tedy Bruschi won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots in the 2000’s and is now an analyst with ESPN.
If you want to go behind enemy lines this week and read about the Packers' playoff opponent, the New York Giants, then here's who you should be following on Twitter:
As a No. 1 seed in the playoffs, the Packers are battling against recent NFL history.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said this afternoon at his press conference that he has a contingency plan in place if offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will be out for an extended period of time this week.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy held his weekly scheduled press conference Monday in what was a somber five minutes. The morning was filled with news that offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's son had gone missing in Oshkosh and was last heard from around 2 a.m. on Sunday.
The headlines in this morning's New York Daily News said it all.
After the Oakland Raiders hired Reggie McKenzie as their general manager last week, there still are three GM openings in the NFL: Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis.
The Packers opened as 9-point favorites over the Giants on World Sports Exchange after the Giants won 24-2 against the Falcons on Sunday. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Lambeau Field.
It was perhaps fitting that the New York Giants' last defensive play in Sunday's 24-2 NFC wild-card victory over the Atlanta Falcons was a sack.
As prepared as Reggie McKenzie is to be an NFL general manager after working in the Packers' scouting department since 1994, there are some things a person can't know until he sits in the captain's chair.
The Packers will face a familiar foe in the divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 15. As we prepare for wild-card weekend games, the Packers could wind up facing the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons or New York Giants.
Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene was one of 15 finalists named today for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Packers vice president of administration/general counsel Jason Wied has resigned, according to an NFL source.
Though Jason Wied politely declined to elaborate on his reasons for his resignation today, the former Packers vice president was candid in a statement provided by the organization.
Reggie McKenzie has agreed to become the Oakland Raiders' next general manager, an NFC source confirmed today.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy officially released his team for the weekend.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy had Aaron Rodgers make the offensive calls last week against the Lions in an effort to keep the quarterback engaged and sharp. Rodgers was being held out of the meaningless game and, with the first-round bye, will have 20 days in between games.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders plan to hire Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie to fill their general manager opening.
Center Scott Wells and inside linebacker D.J. Smith returned to practice today after missing Wednesday for undisclosed reasons.
There were two surprises at Packers practice today:
Packers coach Mike McCarthy declared his team healthier than last year heading into the playoffs.
Linebacker Brad Jones may have had the hit of the day when he took out a 15-year old that sprinted onto the field while the Packers faced the Lions on Sunday. Jones tackled the teenager then a contingent of police officers then jumped on the boy and promptly arrested him.
Greg Jennings said he could have played last week if needed and that he'll be close if not at full strength for the Packers' divisional-round playoff game Jan. 15.
The Green Bay Packers' success comes at a price, and that's becoming increasingly evident as other NFL teams are starting to look at the Packers for coaching and front-office candidates.
In all likelihood, the Packers will wind up hosting the New York Giants in the divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 15 in a rematch of their 38-35 Green Bay shootout victory in early December at MetLife Stadium.
Former Packers coach Mike Sherman, who was fired by General Manager Ted Thompson following the 2005 season, will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The Chicago Bears fired general manager Jerry Angelo on Tuesday and offensive coordinator Mike Martz resigned.
Our friends at Bovada, formerly Bodog.com, have provided the following NFL playoff odds:
Complaints about the Packers special teams phases have dropped drastically in 2011. A lot of that has to do with rookie Randall Cobb.
Packers linebacker Brad Jones was credited with four tackles in Sunday's 45-41 win over the Lions.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t waste any time naming his starting left tackle for the playoffs.
After ranking 31st out of 32 teams in passing yards allowed for most of the season, the Packers slipped to dead last after allowing Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford to throw for 520 yards in Sunday's regular-season finale.
Matt Flynn hit Jordy Nelson on a 7-yard scoring pass with 16 seconds left in the first quarter to give the Packers their first lead at 10-9.
Matt Flynn threw a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter. The first was an 80-yard screen pass to Ryan Grant, and the second was a 36-yard toss to Jordy Nelson with 3:37 remaining that put the Packers ahead 24-19.
Matthew Stafford threw a 2-yard TD pass to Titus Young and another 5-yard scoring strike to Kevin Smith as the Lions took a 3-point lead into the final quarter. Stafford also added a 2-point conversion pass to Tony Scheffler.
Matt Flynn capped an 80-yard touchdown drive with a 4-yard scoring pass to Jermichael Finley as the Packers rallied to beat the Detroit Lions 45-41 at Lambeau Field.
Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Lions' running offense:
Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Lions' passing offense:
Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Lions' running defense:
Press-Gazette report Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Lions' passing defense:
Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty's scouting report on the Lions' special teams: