Archive for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ Category

No pressure not a good thing for Matthews and the Packers

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Clay Matthews is learning new playbook terminology this spring under a new defensive coordinator, though his overall goals haven't changed. It's more important than ever for the Green Bay Packers' long-haired linebacker to get to the quarterback. The Packers didn't add a potential game-changing edge rusher in free agency or via the draft.

Packers won’t rein in Aaron Rodgers’ out of pocket plays

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said recently that he’d like to remain with the team into his 40s and his play has offered no suggestions that performance will get in the way of making that happen. Injuries could create an obstacle and last year’s experience with a broken collarbone is a reminder of how plans can be forced to change in a hurry. Rodgers was injured after extending a play by scrambling out of the pocket and then taking a hit from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr after throwing the ball, but the prospect of an injury isn’t enough to keep Rodgers from trying to make that play again in the future.

NFL changes kickoff rules, creates video game-like graphic to explain how they work

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The NFL announced new rules that will change the look of kickoffs for the upcoming season with hopes of diminishing risk in what’s called the most dangerous play in football. NFL owners voted on Tuesday on changes to the kickoff that will take place in the upcoming season. The impetus is in the name of safety with the NFL calling the play the most dangerous in football.

Rodgers, Packers gets used to new faces and playbook tweaks

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Aaron Rodgers' eventful offseason included a trip to India to see the spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and a pit stop to watch his girlfriend, race car driver Danica Patrick, at Daytona. On-field offseason workouts have started for the Green Bay Packers. Former Packers assistant Joe Philbin is back as offensive coordinator.

Aaron Rodgers: I don’t know why you’d cut Jordy and bring in Dez

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Aaron Rodgers was unhappy when the Packers released Jordy Nelson, and it doesn’t make sense to the quarterback that the team would replace Nelson with another high-priced receiver. The Packers cut Nelson, who was scheduled to make $9.25 million in base salary and count $12.5 million against the cap, to free up $10.2 million in cap space. The Cowboys made a similar move with Dez Bryant, who was set to make $12.5 million and count $16.5 million against the cap.

A fast start to life – The Golden Knights and the expansion teams who excelled early

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Vegas Golden Knights' dream season could soon have a fairytale ending after they reached the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season of existence. Here, with the help of data compiled by Brandon Schlager of Sporting News, we take a look at some of the other expansion teams in North American sports to have excelled early in their existence.

Packers legend Favre reveals addiction, rehab torment

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre spent three stints in rehab during his career to battle addictions to alcohol and prescription pills, the NFL icon told Sports Illustrated in an interview on Monday. While Favre was known to have spent time in rehab in 1996 to address problems with drink and the painkiller Vicodin, the 48-year-old told Sports Illustrated's blog he had also undergone two other spells in treatment. Favre said he was first admitted to rehab for 28 days to treat an addition to prescription pills, saying on one occasion he had taken 12 Vicodin tablets at once.

Brett Favre reveals he went to rehab three times during playing career

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Peter King’s extensive “Monday Morning Quarterback” column, a weekly staple for untold NFL fans over the years, officially came to an end on Monday. King is leaving Sports Illustrated and the NFL-only site he created through the magazine, The MMQB, to focus on only television. The last “Monday Morning Quarterback” missive is a series of thank-yous, to former editors and coaches and players, with one getting a longer note than others: Brett Favre.

Aaron Rodgers reiterates plan to remain with Packers into his 40s

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to be locked in a mildly awkward standoff over whether and when his contract will be extended, Rodgers recently made it clear that he intends to stay with the Packers beyond his 40th birthday. “It’s sustained greatness I think is what drives me,” Rodgers said recently at the Wisconsin High School Sports Awards, via Aaron Nagler of “It’s to be the best and to be able to choose when I’m done playing.  I think as you’ve seen here recently with Jordy [Nelson] but even you go back a few years to whether it’s Julius Peppers or A.J. Hawk or John Kuhn or Brett Favre, the fairy tale ending of starting a career and ending it with the same organization rarely happens.

NFL’s proposals for new kickoff rule would change the play in dramatic ways

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The NFL is in a tough spot with kickoffs. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy had the strongest statement to date on the issue back in March, when he said kickoffs need to become safer or they will be eliminated. The middle ground, at least for now, appears to be multiple proposals to change how kickoffs will look.