Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

Rodgers held out of preseason game with back tightness

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be held out of Thursday night's preseason game against the Ravens because of back tightness. Rodgers was poised to play the first game since sustaining a concussion in the season finale last year. The back ailment means Rodgers will have to wait at least another week to test out the new offense employed by Green Bay first-year coach Matt LaFleur.

Are We Sure Aaron Rodgers Is Still An Elite Quarterback?

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

What's notable is that — based on work done by Sarah Mallepalle — the deep middle and intermediate middle areas of the field are among the most efficient places to pass the ball, so Rodgers's poor performance there is particularly curious. One possible explanation for the Packer's underperformance in the middle of the field is the play-action passing game. Play-action fakes are designed to draw linebackers and safeties toward the line of scrimmage to defend the run, leaving the intermediate middle and deep middle areas of the field open.

Aaron Rodgers wants to slash beer prices to get Lambeau louder

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Aaron Rodgers, a noted beer-sipping enthusiast, wants a rowdy home crowd for the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field this season for his defense. “I'm up for anything that's gonna get the fans as loud as possible,” Rodgers said. Slash those beer prices! Rodgers may be the one pulling for cheaper beer to Lambeau, but he won't be the one who gets them drinking it fast enough.

Ravens still planning reps for starters in Thursday’s preseason game

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Don't bother trying to figure out how many reps the first teamers will get in Thursday's game against the Packers. Ahead of Thursday's game, the Ravens are still ironing out their plan for quarterback Lamar Jackson and others in terms of how many series and reps they'll get. "We kind of balance it out," coach John Harbaugh said.

Peter Schrager reveals why Green Bay Packers fans should be excited about Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses the relationship between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport discusses Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur’s plan for quarterback Aaron Rodgers vs. Baltimore Ravens

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport discusses Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur's plan for quarterback Aaron Rodgers vs. Baltimore Ravens.

Packers waive Derrick Jones with failed physical

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The Packers waived cornerback Derrick Jones with a failed physical designation, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. The team claimed Jones off waivers from the Jets on Sunday. The Jets made him a sixth-round choice in 2017.

Report: Packers, Jets and Bears called about Kaare Vedvik before Vikings trade

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Before the Vikings and Ravens completed a trade sending kicker Kaare Vedvik to Minnesota on Sunday, there was a report that four teams had reached out to Baltimore about trading for Vedvik. There was a report last week that the Jets had interest in Vedvik as Chandler Catanzaro was struggling before announcing his retirement, but the team believed the Bears would trade for the Norwegian import to settle their kicking competition once and for all. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reported on Monday that both the Bears and Jets joined the Vikings in bidding for Vedvik.

Keenum, McCoy ahead in Redskins QB competition

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins could still win the quarterback competition in Washington, but two veterans are ahead of him at this stage, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. Colt McCoy and Case Keenum hold an edge in the open battle based on experience, Gruden told MMQB. "I'd say the vets probably have a little bit of a leg up on him, just because they're vets and they've played," Gruden said.

Aaron Rodgers, new Packers coach Matt LaFleur learning to work together

Monday, August 12th, 2019

GREEN BAY, Wis. — That's what it is around here. The Relationship. Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur, vet quarterback and rookie coach. Everyone inside and outside the Packers building is taking their temperature. Walking on the sidelines at practice the other day, a fan stopped me and asked, “How's the relationship between Matt and Aaron?