Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

Week 15: Packers at Bears

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears renew the oldest rivalry in the NFL.

Packers’ unlikely playoff push could complicate their coaching search

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Apart from the obvious question of whether finagling a path to the playoffs would enhance interim coach Joe Philbin’s chances at getting the permanent gig is the less-obvious-but-even-more-compelling question of whether the Packers would begin interviewing coaching candidates after the regular season ends, if the Packers find themselves in the wild-card round. Chances are they would. Given that assistant coaches from teams that earn postseason byes can only be interviewed during the bye week (i.e., the week the Packers would be preparing for a playoff game) and in light of the reality that those assistants can’t be interviewed during the Super Bowl dead week if they weren’t interviewed durin...

Packers vs. Bears Week 15 preview | NFL Playbook

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The "NFL Playbook" crew previews the upcoming matchup between the Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears in Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season.

Protecting Rodgers at a premium when Packers face Bears

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Packers right tackle Jason Spriggs saw no need to keep going on and on about Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. Now Green Bay must face the NFC's top-ranked unit on the road on Sunday, a week after Chicago tripped up the high-octane Los Angeles Rams at Soldier Field. ''You don't have to go on and rant about how good Khalil is and all that stuff.

Akiem Hicks: Nobody’s forgotten Aaron Rodgers’ “little comments”

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

After the Packers lost to the Vikings in Week 12 to fall to 4-6-1 on the season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the team would need to run the table and get help from others in order to make the playoffs. Rodgers noted that going “to Chicago, a place we’ve won a number of times” and beating the Bears was something they’d need to do as part of that run. “Nobody forgot Aaron’s little comments after they lost that big game where he said, ‘All we got to do is win out, and go to Soldier Field and win like we’ve done a bunch in the past,'” Hicks said during an appearance on 670 The Score.

Behind the Green and Gold Curtain: An Insider’s View of Mike McCarthy and the Packers

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

As I know so well from my near-decade of living Green Bay and working for the Packers, change is rare there, and when it does happen, it moves at a glacial pace. Not only are the Packers’ headquarters on Lombardi Avenue, but it often felt like as if team and the entire community were still living in an era when Vince Lombardi roamed the Packers sideline, a simpler time with the innocence of a bygone era. Against that backdrop, the Packers’ firing of Mike McCarthy last week with four games remaining in the 2018 season was antithetical for a franchise and community often loathe to change.

Former Packers coach Winston Moss: ‘Aaron Rodgers has been the coach for nine years’

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Joe Philbin’s first move last week as Green Bay Packers interim head coach was to fire associate head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss. Moss had been with the Packers since 2006, hired by Mike McCarthy to be part of his staff when McCarthy was named the team’s head coach.

No, Aaron Rodgers did not get Mike McCarthy fired

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Now that Mike McCarthy has been fricasseed from coast to coast, and gotten fired by the Packers with a quarter-season to go, I’d like to take a moment to praise McCarthy’s accomplishments in his 12.75 seasons as coach of one of America’s teams. • McCarthy won 135 games, averaging 10.4 wins per season, and stands 25th on the all-time NFL wins list (playoffs included).

Harbaugh says he’s staying at Michigan, not returning to NFL

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan. Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere . ''This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,'' Harbaugh told ESPN.

Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin jokes that he needs ‘challenge education’ this week

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin addresses the media about his decision to challenge plays in his Week 14 win over the Atlanta Falcons.