Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

Packers’ run defense eager for redemption after playoff loss

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine believes his team’s run defense is much better than its last showing. And he expects the team to prove that this fall. When things are right, when things are clicking for us and guys have a good understanding of what they’re doing, we can stop the run as well as anybody else,” Pettine said Friday during a media Zoom session.

Vernon Scott’s versatility and high ceiling could be overlooked part of Packers’ draft class

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

For several years, the Green Bay Packers have been searching for a reliable impact player to fill the defense’s ever-evolving hybrid linebacker position. The Packers struck out when using former second-round pick Josh Jones in that role before experimenting with players such as Raven Greene, Adrian Amos, Will Redmond, Josh Jackson, and Ibraheim Campbell.

Packers quarterback Tim Boyle’s offseason: Travel the world and face another roster fight

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

It’s not quite Ray Nitschke Field and he may not be throwing to NFL pass catchers, but Tim Boyle is getting his work in — legally. The 25-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback is home in Connecticut and doing his best to stay in shape, but not before he vetted his workout partners and then checked in with local authorities for clearance to coordinate throwing sessions.

Nathaniel Hackett: Too early to tell if there will be package of plays for Jordan Love

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

One of the common reactions from those down on the Packers' decision to draft quarterback Jordan Love in the first round was that the team needed players who could help them win now. Some have wondered if the Packers will find a way for Love to do that while serving as the backup behind Aaron [more]

Packers want Montravius Adams to ‘step up’

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

A day after AL.com’s Tom Green reported Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Montravius Adams’ arrest in Georgia, Mike Pettine had a press conference in Wisconsin. The NFL team issued a statement on the former Auburn standout’s arrest. The Green Bay defensive coordinator had his own message for the Packers’ defensive tackle: “Step up.

As Packers ready — virtually — for Year 2 of Matt LaFleur’s offense, will odd offseason stunt its growth?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

If there was one overarching theme in the days and weeks that followed the Green Bay Packers’ season-ending loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game four months ago, it was undeniably this: Head coach Matt LaFleur could not wait to get back into his Lambeau Field office/Xs and Os laboratory and start working on how Year 2 of his offensive scheme would look.

Packers’ run defense eager for redemption after playoff loss

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine believes his team’s run defense is much better than its last showing. Green Bay hasn't made many offseason changes to a defense that got run over by the San Francisco 49ers in last year’s NFC championship game.

For Mike Pettine, defensive meltdown vs. 49ers was ‘beyond disappointing’ but can’t be ‘dark cloud’ that hangs over Packers in 2020

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

In Pettine’s first year as defensive coordinator in 2018 under previous coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers were 25th in scoring defense, allowing 25.0 points per game. In 2019, Green Bay also finished 18th in total defense (352.6 yards per game), and while the Packers were tied for 15th in sacks (41), their pass rush was among the best in the NFL in terms of affecting opposing quarterbacks and applying pressure.

For Mike Pettine, defensive meltdown vs. 49ers was ‘beyond disappointing’ but can’t be ‘dark cloud’ that hangs over Packers in 2020

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Bolstered by the expensive free agent additions of outside linebackers Za’Darius and Preston Smith and safety Adrian Amos, the Packers finished ninth in the 32-team NFL in scoring defense at just 19.6 points per game — the club’s best finish since the 2010 Super Bowl XLV team was second at 15.0 points per game. In Pettine’s first year as defensive coordinator in 2018 under previous coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers were 25th in scoring defense, allowing 25.0 points per game.

Packers will reopen team facility Tuesday

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The Packers will reopen their facility Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. The Packers still are developing plans to reopen the public parts of Lambeau Field. The NFL allowed teams to begin a gradual reopening this week. Many, though, are waiting until after Memorial Day to ensure proper safety measures are implemented. In the league’s [more]