Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

Bakhtiari bemoans Green Bay’s constant close calls

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

On one hand, the Packers should be happy that they contend every year. “It’s starting to piss me off a little bit,” Bakhtiari recently said, via Pete Dougherty of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Green Bay Packers — I mean, the trophy is the Lombardi Trophy.

Packers spend offseason working on defending the pass

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Mike McCarthy had reasons for reducing the number of run calls. The Packers coach insists run calls in no-pads practices create unrealistic looks, leading to linemen and running backs developing bad habits. The emphasis on the passing game served a second purpose in giving the defensive backs more work as defensive coordinator Dom Capers spent the offseason preaching improved coverage.

CAA Signs Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA’s sports division for commercial representation. CAA will explore opportunities for Rodgers in film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital media, publishing, philanthropy, and other areas. “Beyond being a remarkable athlete and leader on the field, Aaron has a clear vision for growing his brand and business off the field,” said CAA Sports co-head Michael Levine.

What’s next for John Dorsey?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Despite today’s news of his ouster in Kansas City, there’s a chance John Dorsey will be landing on his feet, sooner than later. In January, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dubbed Dorsey, a former Packers executive, as the “best bet” to succeed Ted Thompson as the General Manager in Green Bay. The more immediate question is whether the Packers will be inclined to bring Dorsey back into the fold before such a move is made.

Packers’ Guion charged in Hawaii with intoxicated driving

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion has been charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant in Hawaii. Honolulu police booking records show Guion was arrested early Wednesday in Waikiki. Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey said in a statement that the team is aware and will refrain from making further comment because it's a legal matter.

Green Bay Packers superfan takes wife’s last name

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

CHICAGO - Over the weekend, a Wawautosa native and die-hard Packers fan got married in Chicago, and while it may not be traditional, he decided to take his wife's last name. Ryan Holtan-Murphy married Marie Packer, but he didn't marry her just for the name. It was more than that when he met her nearly three years ago at a Madison karaoke bar. "I remember thinking, she was beautiful, she's hilarious, she's tough, she's a doctor, she's smart," Mr. Packer said. "But when she said her name, I thought, oh, she's messing with me. I made her show me two forms of ID to prove her last name was Packer." The two started dating and were engaged last year. However, it was never a discussion about who would

Mike Daniels stands up for Packers’ defensive performances in 2016

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

By standard statistical measures, the defense of the Green Bay Packers had its struggles last year. Green Bay finished 22nd in overall defense, 21st in points allowed and were 31st against the pass as injuries to the secondary led to opponents finding room to move the football. The Packers did finish as the eighth best run defense in the league allowing just 94.7 yards per game on the ground.

Packers-Loving Groom Marries Marie Packer in Packers-Themed Wedding, Will Take His Wife’s Last Name

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The Green Bay Packers super-fan and his blushing bride exchanged vows at the Willis Tower in Chicago, where they regaled guests with Packers-themed decorations, including centerpieces and place cards. Holtan-Murphy even surprised their gathered family and friends with a Packers-themed suit at the reception, a sight to see in green and gold.

Packers think move to slot will lift Damarious Randall

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The Packers made Damarious Randall a first-round pick in the 2015 draft and promptly moved him from safety to cornerback in a shift that hasn’t paid too many dividends in Randall’s first two seasons. The team now thinks another switch will unlock Randall’s potential. Randall has been bumped from outside cornerback to the slot, which defensive coordinator Dom Capers calls the “star” position in his defense.

Season ticket holder sues Bears over ban on wearing Packers gear on sideline

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The way Russell Beckman sees it, the NFL's oldest rivalry game is all about Bears and Packers fans. So when the Bears allegedly denied him access to a pregame event at Soldier Field in 2016 because he wanted to wear his Packers gear, Beckman saw it as an affront to the spirit of the game and has now filed a federal lawsuit against the Bears. "It's the biggest rivalry," said Beckman, a 56-year-old high school social studies teacher who lives in Mount Pleasant, Wis. "The excitement is Bears and Packers fans together, representing their teams. I could have worn something nondescript, but I'm there for the Packers-Bears game. I feel like the Bears are diminishing that." Beckman, a season ticket holder