Having just gone through a complete rebuild at the inside linebacker position, the Packers face the same at the outside linebacker position next season.
The Green Bay Packers are weak at four positions entering the 2014 offseason. Here are the culprits and why they need to be fixed. Let’s point some fingers!
They’re not positions of strength and they’re not positions of weakness. The Green Bay Packers need to consider adding some new blood to these groups though.
The Green Bay Packers have more questions than they have answers at inside linebacker. Hopefully, one of the mediocre bunch will step forward in 2013.
Rather than give you the full rundown of tweets, which came from the Press Gazette’s Pete Dougherty, we’ll just tell you this: the Green Bay Packers are using defensive end Cullen Jenkins and inside linebacker Brandon Chillar at outside linebacker. This shouldn’t be interpreted as a positional switch by either, but as a way to […]
This news both brings me great joy and increases my staunch support of Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson, who is completely brilliant. You see, the Packers didn’t bother to add a player of note at the left outside linebacker position because they’ve got Brady Poppinga. You know, the guy who has amassed four […]
There were a couple of surprises during the first day of the Green Bay Packers’ OTAs open to the public. Ryan Pickett, who’s played defensive tackle his entire career, was lining up at defensive end with the Packers’ starting defense. Last year’s first-round pick B.J. Raji took Pickett’s place at nose tackle. Whether the move […]
The Green Bay Packers have a potentially problematic situation at outside linebacker. As it stands right now, the Packers will start second-year man Brad Jones opposite Clay Matthews. Even though the left outside linebacker spot was considered one of the Packers’ primary weaknesses, the team did absolutely nothing to address it during the draft. The […]
The Green Bay Packers defense was exposed by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The NFL’s second-ranked unit fell apart against the vaunted Cardinals passing attack, much the same way they did three weeks earlier against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s now pretty clear why these things have happened. The middle of the Packers defense if vulnerable […]
The main reason the Green Bay Packers beat the surging Dallas Cowboys 17-7 on Sunday was their defense, and the main reason their defense played so well is because they blitzed more than they have all season. According to ESPN, the Packers blitzed just over 50 percent of the time on Sunday – a marked […]
In a test of the Green Bay Packers’ depth at linebacker, rookie outside linebacker Brad Jones will not only see the first significant action of his career, but will notch his first start as a pro against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Regular starter Aaron Kampman will be held out of the game due to […]
So far this season, trying to find one of the Packers linebackers in the middle of a play is like trying to locate Waldo in a picture with a thousand guys who are wearing red and white striped shirts and hats. The Green Bay Packers came into the season with what looked like one of […]
You might have heard that Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Nick Barnett quit Twitter this week, after what some might consider an online meltdown. Barnett first stated his displeasure with the rotation at linebacker – one that on the inside includes himself, A.J. Hawk, Brandon Chillar and presumably, Desmond Bishop. This was the actual tweet, misspellings […]
To quote The Jeffrey Lebwoski, the plan has crashed into the mountain. More painfully one sided than the close score suggests, yesterday’s Green Bay Packers’ 31-24 defeat to the lowly Cincinnati Bengals exposed more weaknesses and vulnerabilities for the Packers. The Packers’ offensive line play was even shakier than last week and aside from a […]
As the Green Bay Packers training camp begins to heat up, it’s becoming more apparent where the interesting positional battles are going to take place, and in some cases, they aren’t where we thought they would take place. Since the Packers have put their pads on, some players who performed well in OTAs have fallen […]
Much is being made of the Green Bay Packers linebacker situation this offseason. The transition to the 3-4 defense of Dom Capers has forced several Packers’ players to make position changes, and it has left the two outside linebacker spots up for grabs in training camp. Although I would hardly suggest the Packers are set […]