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Packers Have Several Breakout Player Possibilities This Season

Previously, I nominated safety Josh Jones as my pick for the Packers’ Breakout Performer of 2019. However, there are a number of his teammates who might surpass him. I’m hoping to see at least two of the below players step up in a major way from their 2018 statistics.   Geronimo Allison Allison joined the […]

Draft, Graft, and Succeed…Eventually

The NFL kicks of its centennial year in September and it’s been revealed that the tradition of Super Bowl winners getting the season off and running has been deviated from this year; instead, the opening game on the evening of September 5th will see the NFL’s longest standing rivals go head-to-head, as the Green Bay […]

[Updated] A Look Ahead at the 2019 Packers Schedule

  After a disappointing 6-9-1 finish in the previous season, the Packers will be looking to get back to being successful in Green Bay and on the road. The Green Bay Packers had their home and away opponents revealed although this schedule has yet to have dates set for opponents. Big changes are coming up […]

My 2019 Breakout Player Prediction: Josh Jones

Here’s a player who has a name recognition problem. When he came to Green Bay in 2017, the team already had a couple guys named Josh, and a few named Jones. It only got worse in 2018, when the team drafted another defensive back: Josh Jackson. Going back over my old notes, I was impressed […]

A Look Back at Forrest Gregg

Forrest Gregg, Hall of Fame offensive lineman who spent 14 of his 15 seasons as a player with the Green Bay Packers and four seasons as head coach, passed away on April 12 at the age of 85 due to complications associated with Parkinson’s disease.   Gregg played college ball at Southern Methodist University in […]

Will Brian Gutekunst Take a Chance, or Play Safe?

As I said yesterday, there are nine collegiate wide receivers being spoken of as being potential high-round picks in the upcoming NFL draft. Here they are, along with their ages, sizes, and colleges:   J.J. Arcega-Whiteside – age ?, 6’3”, 225#, Stanford A.J. Brown – age 21, 6’, 226#, Ole Miss Marquise Brown – age […]

Packers Will Have Their Pick of the Nation’s Best College Receivers

As each day draws nearer to April 25, the more serious I get about that # 12 draft pick. Also, the more excited. And nervous, and anxious. I’m not feeling the excitement among the fans, however. Don’t you realize how momentous an occasion the 2019 draft will be for the Packers? According to almost every […]

News: Forrest Gregg Passes Away, Ty Montgomery Signs with Jets, Latest Rodgers Interview

At the age of 85, former Packers offensive lineman, Forrest Gregg, has passed away Friday from complications with Parkinson’s disease. Gregg played in 188 NFL games consecutively which led to him having the nickname “Iron Man”. At the time, this consecutive streak was a record. In his book, Run to Daylight, Vince Lombardi said, ‘Forrest […]

Head Coaches, Part 3: Intense Rivalries Are Brewing in the NFC North

The good old NFC North teams are entering a new phase of competitiveness in 2019. The four head coaches in the division have a combined head coaching experience of just seven years! The NFC North has a well-deserved reputation of being the most traditional – some might say stick-in-the-mud – of divisions. That just changed, […]

On Draft Day, Packers Should be Thinking “Instant Starter”

GM Brian Gutekunst showed us with his free agency signings that he is committed to winning now – not building up for 2020 or 2021. For this and other reasons, Green Bay should be aiming to send one, or possibly two, of its 2019 draftees out on the field as starters on September 5. It’s […]

Aaron Rodgers Addresses the Haters and the Non-Participators

  Aaron Rodgers spoke with Jason Wilde and Mark Tauscher at ESPN Milwaukee in response to the Bleacher Report piece going around about his relation with McCarthy on and off the field during the end of McCarthy’s tenure with the Packers: Aaron Rodgers on the @BleacherReport story: "This was a smear attack by a writer […]

Head Coaches, Part 2 – The Class of 2019

Most first-time NFL head coaches move up from being an assistant coach for years in the NFL – and of course they come highly recommended. But most prove – often very quickly – to not have the skills to master such a challenging job. Will any in this new group of eight join the small […]

The Demovsky-McCarthy Interview Confirmed Many Truths

Jason excerpted the Mike McCarthy interview with ESPN’s Rob Demovsky on Total Packers on April 3. [https://totalpackers.com/2019/04/mccarthy-espn-interview/] McCarthy obviously picked Demovsky, who he repeatedly referred to as “Rob,” feeling he would get a sympathetic hearing. Demovsky, in return, instead of going for sensationalism or controversy, allowed Big Mike to freely express his views, and they […]

Head Coaches, Part 1 – Quickest Path to the Super Bowl: Find a Great Head Coach

Sure, there have been teams that have played in the big game without having an outstanding head coach. Compiling a fabulous roster of players can on occasion get the job done. Sometimes just a handful of Hall-of-Fame level players can get you there. And once in a while a single transcendent talent – usually but […]

Per Bleacher Report, Aaron Rodgers is a Very Intelligent and Talented Diva

Unless you have been under a rock, there is more McCarthy and Rodgers drama going around after Bleacher Report published a piece called What Happened in Green Bay The full interview is absolutely full of choice quotes but this one from Greg Jennings stood out to me: It was 2012, and the Packers were hosting […]

Will All Four NFC North Teams Finish .500 or Better?

With a month to go before the NFL Draft, it’s a bit early to predict the final standings – but with the fireworks of free agency mostly concluded, it appears the two division teams with the worst records – Green Bay went 6-9-1 and Detroit was 6-10 – have upgraded the most. According to many, […]