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Green Bay Faces Toughest Schedule in 2018

After finishing with a 7-9 record in the 2017 season, the Green Bay Packers entered the offseason with a flurry of changes. From replacing both coordinators and countless position coaches to ushering in a new regime at General Major with Brian Gutekunst, the Packers told the world they would not stand to disappoint again. The 7-9 record, as we all know, came with Brett Hundley at the helm for most games with Aaron Rodgers dealing with another serious injury. Even with facing a...

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2018 Is a Tipping Point for Damarious Randall

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall is entering what is technically the last year of his rookie contract.  But the question of whether Randall will remain in Green Bay beyond 2018 contains a few wrinkles. Since Randall was drafted in the first round of the 2015 draft, the Packers can exercise the option to add a fifth year to his deal.  They will likely have until sometime in early May to do so.  Exercising that option keeps Randall in Green Bay until 2020 and gives the...

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Clay Matthews should be at the center (and on the outside) in Mike Pettine's D

Matthews may have to become more versatile than just an edge rusher, but Pettine sounds open the idea of using him in a variety of roles.

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Should the Green Bay Packers be aggressive in free agency?

Under former general manager Ted Thompson, the Green Bay Packers often stayed quiet during free agency.  The Packers would focus on keeping their own players, staying away from making a “big splash.”  The exceptions were the signing of Charles Woodson and Julius Peppers in 2009 and 2014 respectively.  Those signing resulted in the Super Bowl in 2010 and a trip to the NFC title game in 2014.  Woodson and Peppers both filled roles that tremendously helped the Packers defense. On the...

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Packers shareholder hilariously recreates biathlon scene

A Green Bay Packers shareholder who is currently enamored with the 2018 Winter Olympic Games put on a bit of a show as a way to lend her support to Team USA.Wearing a classic Packers cheesehead hat, she went out into the snow with her cross-country skis and a water gun to recreate the moment when the athletes have to stop and shoot targets during their biathlon runs. We must say, not a small amount of preparation went into that 21-second clip. Also, we hope those were blank CDs, or at least...

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Q&A: Should Evans Be Re-Signed?

Unlike the U.S. Postal Service, Packers Notes delivers on Sundays – at least through the end of August. Here’s another batch of letters  from the offseason mailbag: One of former GM Ted Thompson’s few good moves last offseason was signing veteran guard Jahri Evans. Is he worth bringing back? – Chuck from Florida No. Evans Continue Reading››

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Packers Can't Afford to Stand Pat at Wide Receiver

Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has a lot of work to do in the coming weeks and months, but while the focus needs to be on the defense, one position that can’t be ignored is wide receiver. Of course, this is nothing new. The debate about what needs to be done at wide receiver has raged among Packers fans for the past two months. The good news was that Green Bay locked up Davante Adams, but there is still work to do. The two biggest questions looming are what to do...

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APC Mailbag: Crossing enemy lines, Jimmy Graham and Packers draft talk

In this mailbag, questions are answered about whether Jimmy Graham has peaked, who the Packers should ideally draft, and if going to away games is worth it.

We have a new mailbag ! Thank you for all your responses.

This one is particularly draft heavy so the comment section will be wide open for debates which is encouraged. Just don’t forget to throw in some more questions for the next mailbag if you want.

I miss football on Sundays, so let’s stir up the football talk and open some...

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Do the Packers' wide receivers really struggle to separate?

NFL Next Gen stats suggests the narrative around the Green Bay passing game may be wrong. They’re slow. They can’t separate. Why doesn’t Mike McCarthy do more to scheme them open? Maybe the Packers receivers don’t have the deep threat Jordy Nelson or Greg Jennings were in their primes. Maybe McCarthy and the offensive coaching staff could have done a better job building in concepts to free up their receivers. But it turns out that this team’s receivers, even with some legitimate...

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Do the Packers' wide receivers really struggle to separate?

NFL Next Gen stats suggests the narrative around the Green Bay passing game may be wrong.

They’re slow. They can’t separate. Why doesn’t Mike McCarthy do more to scheme them open?

Maybe the Packers receivers don’t have the deep threat Jordy Nelson or Greg Jennings were in their primes. Maybe McCarthy and the offensive coaching staff could have done a better job building in concepts to free up their receivers.

But it turns out that this team’s receivers, even with some legitimate...

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Packers Miss Deep Threat at Wide Receiver

We are a little less than a month away from the start of free agency and approximately two and a half months from the NFL Draft. However, it is never too early in the offseason to try to pinpoint players your team should pursue. When it comes to the Green Bay Packers, acquiring a deep threat is a must. The lack of deep speed in the Packers receiving core was evident last year when they had trouble throwing the ball downfield, even when Aaron Rodgers was under center. Last year, Green Bay had...

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Pack To The Future Episode 70: Blood Line

NFL Draft talk begins in earnest with this episode. Make sure to give Pack to the Future a review on iTunes and follow the guys Brian, Dusty, Jordan and Jon on Twitter. Check PackersTalk.com for a variety of Packers podcasts and follow Packers Talk on Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe over at iTunes.   —————— Follow Packers Talk Radio Network: Follow @PackersTalkNet Jersey Al Bracco is the co-founder and editor of PackersTalk.com. He can be heard as one of the...

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Packers’ Aaron Jones was one of the most effective running backs in the NFL in 2017

Green Bay found the explosive running back it has been looking for in last year’s draft, as a fifth-round draft pick was among the league’s best runners. We at Acme Packing Company put a lot of stock in Football Outsiders’ numbers. The folks at FO take a fully results-based look at the NFL, looking simply at final numbers in creative ways rather than attempting to grade players and plays subjectively. That’s why, when we see something jump off the page in one of FO’s statistical...

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Packers’ Aaron Jones was one of the most effective running backs in the NFL in 2017

Green Bay found the explosive running back it has been looking for in last year’s draft, as a fifth-round draft pick was among the league’s best runners.

We at Acme Packing Company put a lot of stock in Football Outsiders’ numbers. The folks at FO take a fully results-based look at the NFL, looking simply at final numbers in creative ways rather than attempting to grade players and plays subjectively.

That’s why, when we see something jump off the page in one of FO’s statistical...

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Aqib Talib Would Be A Great Fit

This NFL free agent class is a large bowl of average. And we all know that new Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst isn’t going to keep the roster the same. With the Packers and Aaron Rodgers still hashing out a deal, the quickest way to a team makeover is through the defense. A lot of people have said that a good trade target for the Packers is Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. That would have been a fine offer…before he ruptured his Achilles tendon in Week 10. An Achilles tendon...

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NFC North notes: Lions, Vikings, Packers

The Lions should use the franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press argues. Ansah’s injury history is troubling, but he is the Lions’ top pass rusher and the team cannot risk losing him to free agency, in Birkett’s opinion. The projected ~$17.5MM tag for defensive ends is not cheap, but it would give the Lions several months to hammer out a long-term deal with the 28-year-old (29 in May).Over the last two seasons, Ansah has spent 25 of a possible 32 weeks...

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Packers Free Agency 2018: Potential offensive cap casualties to watch

A few receivers and linemen could end up on the market in the coming weeks, and we break down a few who could be of interest to Packers fans.

Earlier this week, we at Acme Packing Company discussed a few potential cap casualties at the edge rusher position who might become available if their current NFL teams feel strapped for salary cap space. Today we are going through a similar exercise, but we’ll take a look at the offense instead.

We’ll start out with a few wide receiver...

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Packers Free Agency 2018: Potential offensive cap casualties to watch

A few receivers and linemen could end up on the market in the coming weeks, and we break down a few who could be of interest to Packers fans. Earlier this week, we at Acme Packing Company discussed a few potential cap casualties at the edge rusher position who might become available if their current NFL teams feel strapped for salary cap space. Today we are going through a similar exercise, but we’ll take a look at the offense instead. We’ll start out with a few wide receiver...

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Packers Profile: Justin Vogel

The Tape Position:  Punter Age:  24 Height:  6’ 4” Weight:  219 pounds 40-yard dash:  4.7 seconds Vertical Jump:  34” The Roots Justin Vogel grew up the son of Paul Vogel, a former middle linebacker that played at the University of South Carolina and spent one year in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Oilers.  Vogel spent his prep years at Berkeley Prep High School in Tampa, Florida where he played kicker, punter, wide receiver and safety for his high school...

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Improving Packers’ secondary is more important than pass rush for Mike Pettine

Pettine’s defense doesn’t require blue chip pass rushers, but it relies heavily on strong cornerback play.

Mike Pettine defenses take the old NFL adage about the pass rush making the secondary better and flips it.

In New York, Darrelle Revis and a versatile group of defensive backs provided the rush just an extra half second to create pressure.

That 2009 team, on a per drive basis, was the best defense of the last decade and one of the best of all time. The best pass rusher on that...

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