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Clay Matthews Wanted To ‘be That Guy’

Clay Matthews: ‘I’m an awesome player, not a dirty player’

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“That was kind of fun,” Clay Jr. says. “I mean, for the first 10 years of his life, he was around the NFL, fighting up there [in the stands] and eating us out of house and home. You know what those mini pizzas cost?” It was adorable and meaningful, those autumn Sundays with his boys, but Clay Jr. always made one thing clear: He didn’t care whether any of them ever played football. And, for the first 16 years of Clay III’s life, it appeared as though he didn’t belong anywhere but at the end of a long bench.

Did we lionize Seau for his toughness to the point where it was impossible for him to even consider asking for help? I think its time to take the question even further. Are we as a culture accentuating toughness as a necessary male trait to the point where our boys feel its impossible to be anything but tough? To the point where our boys are trapped and boxed in by unreasonable expectations? If we want out boys to be full, functioning human beings, we need to let them know that its OK to say when somethings not right. They need to know that its OK to stop and reassess a situation if something feels off. They need to know that its OK to go to the doctor, and more than OK to take time off after surgery to repair a broken thumb. Packers coach Mike McCarthy seems to understand the importance of attending to the person.

Clay Matthews: I’m ‘awesome player, not a dirty player’


A source said that Matthews had surgery on the thumb Monday, confirming a report by FoxSports. More From The Packers must find a way to maintain their pass rush in Clay Matthews’ absence, which they failed to do when he was out in 2012, writes Rob Demovsky. Analysis More Packers coverage Packers coach Mike McCarthy would not disclose any information regarding Matthews’ injury but said he hopes the four-time Pro Bowler will not miss the rest of the season. “I’m hopeful it’s not season-ending,” McCarthy said Monday. “I think we’re all hopeful, but you have to get all the opinions and make sure you always do right by the player.” Matthews, who suffered the injury in Sunday’s victory over the Detroit Lions , was injured on the final play of the third quarter when he sacked Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for a 12-yard loss. Matthews rushed off the edge and was unblocked on the play, which was his final snap of the game. Team doctors took Matthews into the locker room shortly after the play. He was not in the locker room during the postgame media access.

Clay Matthews out three to four weeks

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Clay Matthews: ‘I’m Not A Dirty Player’

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 36 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Clay Matthews: I’m ‘awesome player, not a dirty player’ Pete Dougherty, USA TODAY Sports 9:04 a.m. EDT September 13, 2013 Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) talks trash to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) after a sack during the third quarter of last week’s 34-28 loss to San Francisco. (Photo: Kelley L Cox, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights The Packers’ outside linebacker had no reaction to Jim Harbaugh’s comments about him SHARE 304 CONNECT 47 TWEET 36 COMMENTEMAILMORE GREEN BAY, Wis. Clay Matthews on Thursday wouldn’t reveal whether he was fined for his late hit on Colin Kaepernick or respond to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh derogatory comments about him. But for all the outside linebackers’ attempts to sidestep questions about his hit on Kaepernick and the criticism from Harbaugh after the game last Sunday, Matthews when asked directly said he’s not a dirty player. PREDICTIONS: USA TODAY Sports’ Week 2 picks “Next game!” Matthews said with a smile. “I’m an awesome player, not a dirty player.” Matthews acknowledged seeing Harbaugh’s comments early this week comparing his tackle to the clothesline tackles of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s that now are outlawed in the NFL. Harbaugh also chided Matthews for not being as tough as he purports to be because he used an open hand rather than his fist to slap at offensive lineman Joe Staley, who confronted Matthews after the tackle. “Nah, I don’t have any reaction,” Matthews said of Harbaugh’s comments.

Should We Be Telling Clay Matthews—and Our Boys—to ‘Man Up?’

I’m an awesome player, not a dirty player, the Green Bay Packers linebacker told reporters with a smile on Thursday. The former USC standout was asked specifically about being a dirty player after the fallout from his late hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick last weekend, the ensuing scuffle with offensive lineman Joe Staley and criticism from 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh. That was the only response Matthews gave to questions on any of those topics, including whether or not he was fined by the NFL for his actions Sunday. Um, I’m not really going to discuss all that right now, but on to the next game, Matthews said. Matthews has made the Pro Bowl in each of his four NFL seasons, helping the Packers win a Super Bowl along the way. He’s ranked in the league’s top five in sacks twice and has 43.5 in his career.

Matthews expected to miss 1 month

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Donald Driver, Paris Hilton And Fans React To Christina Milian’s Elimination (video)

Donald Driver: ‘Greg Jennings will always be a Green Bay Packer’

Former Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver holds his daughter Charity during his February retirement press conference. (Photo: Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media)

Below are a few posts from Monday night. This has to be a freaking joke. Ridiculous. Christina Milian still deserves to be here. Kristen D. So sorry to see you go tonight. I had wanted you to be on DWTS for years.

Does Donald Driver want to come back?

Driver, the Packers all-time receptions leader, retired in February. During his time in Green Bay from 1999-2012, Driver was a fan favorite,a Super Bowl championand adancing machine (Driver won Dancing With the Stars); but most importantly, he was a class act. Itd be somewhat weird bringing back a player who already has a statue built in his honor andhas a street named after him (Donald Driver Way)in downtown Green Bay. Withincreasing injuries at wide receiver though, adding Driver wouldnt be such a bad idea. Packers GMTed Thompson typically doesnt liketo sign notable free agents during the season and he prefers to build his team from within. Adding Driver would be a much different situation thoughbecause of the mutual familiarity between him, the coaches and other players. With half of the receiving core seriously battered and bruised up from Sunday, this could beone of the few exceptions where Thompson would add a notable player via free agency.

In Driver’s seat: Packers wideout overcame hardships to reach XLV

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Donald Driver would only come out of retirement to play for the Packers

“I talked to so many different guys and every guy that I’ve talked to said they wish they never went to another team,” Driver said. “They always wished they would’ve retired with that team that they played 10, 11, 12 years for. “When I asked them, ‘Should I go back?,’ they say, ‘If you don’t have that love for another team, don’t go back. You’re not going to get the same love, you’re not going to get the same respect that you got from them that you got from Green Bay.'” Driver is currently the Packers’ all-time leader with 743 receptions and 10,137 receiving yards, and his 61 receiving touchdowns are the third-highest total in the storied franchise’s history. Driver topped 50 receptions in a season as recently as 2010, but took a steep pay cut to remain a Packer in 2012. Driver started one of the 13 games he dressed for in 2012, and caught just eight passes for 77 yards with two touchdowns while playing in 13.6 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.

It’s Time For Green Bay Packers to Bring Back Donald Driver

Donald Driver

(Photo: Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media) For the first time since his senior year of college in 1998, Donald Driver isnt spending his August at training camp with the Green Bay Packers. That doesnt mean that his former teammates arent on the mind of the all-time leading receiver in Green Bay history, who retired in February after 14 seasons with the team. When I played there we had the best receiving group in the National Football League, Driver told For The Win. We would challenge anyone to that test. Any one of those guys could go anywhere in the National Football League and start. The loss of Greg [Jennings] and myself, Jordy [Nelson], [Randall] Cobb and James Jones will be able to fill our shoes.

Donald Driver Finally Gets Len Goodman’s Approval After ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Win (VIDEO)

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I know this, if I ever have image source to go hunting to live, I know how to do it. I can survive, I promise you that.” Who knows exactly what constitutes coming full circle in anyone else’s life, but being back in Texas this week, preparing to play in the Super Bowl before his family and friends is pretty close to a round trip for Driver. Though he has played in the era of the look-at-me-receiver, Driver has never been one to call attention to himself or his play. Perhaps this long-awaited turn on the Super Bowl stage will finally serve to win him the national respect that has been slow to come his way. A much-needed late-career course correction, if you will. Even for a three-time Pro Bowl pick.

Datone Jones: Adds Quickness And Versatility To The Pack’s Defense

Datone Jones waits for his turn

Thompson talked about what he liked about Jones in his press conference via . “We added another good athlete and a guy with a little bit more speed,” said Thompson. “When you can add a little speed to the defense, we feel it’s a good idea.” That speed can come in handy. “He’s explosive off the line of scrimmage,” said Thompson. “He’s got the ability to close on the ball. He’s a good-looking kid. He’s an athletic guy.” Defensive coordinator Dom Capers was equally impressed, especially knowing he can count on Jones for all three downs.

Rookie DE Jones off to a fast start in camp for Packers, wowed by Rodgers

“He had been doing laundry all night,” Hall says. “Some of the clothes were still wet. I went out and got him storage bins so he didn’t have to take his things to school in trash bags.” Jones had five siblings, but lost an older sister to a lung illness when he was 11. His father was out of the picture. “Every day I breathe, I think about family,” he says. Jones talks about his upbringing and a question becomes obvious about a young man who is almost always smiling, on and off the field.

Datone Jones Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for UCLA DE

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You can see the quickness.” The team’s top rookie gives some of the credit to four weeks of working out back home in Southern California. His intensive training Nike Datone Jones Youth Jersey with dozens of other fellow NFL players included mixed martial arts, and Jones is seeing the benefits from having an opportunity to spar with a few of the top MMA fighters, including retired champion Chuck Liddell. “Hand and eye coordination, leverage, punches, your strike, just everything,” Jones said Thursday. “It helps (with) releasing and getting off blocks more aggressively . and your conditioning. I started doing it in college. It helped me out my senior year really well, so I was like I’m not going to go away from it now.” The 6-foot-4 Jones strong-armed the opposition at UCLA last season.

Datone Jones Drafted By Packers With No. 26 Pick At 2013 NFL Draft

So for now, Jones is doing all he can to exercise patience. “We’ve got a veteran group,” said Jones, who was the 26th-overall pick in April’s draft. “All I can do is learn from these guys. “As long as I know I’m working every day and the coaches see I’m working, that’s all I can do. I don’t plan on my career being over in one year. I plan to have a long career, like Ryan Pickett. So all I can do is keep working.” Jones played 36 total snaps in the Packers’ first two games, finishing with one solo tackle and two assisted tackles. He played just 10 defensive snaps in a Week 3 loss at Cincinnati, but blocked an extra point the Packers’ first since 2005. Jones had one solo tackle in 23 snaps against Detroit in Week 4.

UCLA’s Datone Jones smiles through the bad times

(Jones was primarily a basketball player in high school before beginning football in 10th grade.) He ran the 40-yard dash at 4.80 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, and his 20-yard shuttle time of 4.32 seconds was the best at his position. “If you’re drawing up a defensive end,” defensive coordinator Dom Capers told reporters, “you’d like to have a guy with his kind of height and length.” Said general manager Ted Thompson: “Trying to add a little more speed to the defense we think is a good idea.” Put it all together, and the Packers have what they hope is an outside disruptor who isn’t named Clay Matthews . In his final season with the Bruins, Jones had 5.5 sacks and 19 other tackles behind the line of scrimmage. It would be disappointing if he didn’t win one of the starting defensive-end positions manned last season by C.J. Wilson , Mike Neal and Jerel Worthy . We’ve spent plenty of time this offseason discussing the Packers’ plans to improve against the read-option offense that ended their playoff run in San Francisco.

Datone Jones: Bigger, stronger, faster

System Jones has lined up everywhere from a zero tech nose tackle in pass situations to a stand-up pass-rusher. He usually lines up right over a guard or offensive tackle and fits in just about every defensive front and scheme. Pass Rush Jones is at his best when he is squaring off one-on-one against an offensive lineman and tries to bull-rush or even simply throw the blocker aside. As an edge-rusher, he can’t twist his hips to get around the offensive tackle and put pressure on the quarterback. Jones has the agility to stunt and twist, but his other moves just aren’t very explosive. He also fails to disengage and get his arms up to disrupt passing lanes.He’ll create sacks for others by collapsing the pocket and occasionally collect one of his own with his motor, but Jones is not a great pass-rusher on film. All that being said, when Jones does get a quarterback lined up, he buries him.

(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) No. 7: Cardinals Pick Jonathan Cooper NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 25: Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina Tar Heels stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) as they hold up a jersey on stage after Cooper was picked #7 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) No. 8: Rams Pick Tavon Austin Tavon Austin, from West Virginia, stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected eighth overall by the Saint Louis Rams in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) No. 9: Jets Pick Dee Milliner NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 25: Dee Milliner (R) of the Alabama Crimson Tide greets NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Milliner was picked #9 overall by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) No. 10: Titans Pick Chance Warmack Alabama’s Chance Warmack attends a news conference after being selected 10th overall by the Tennessee Titans during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) No.

Datone Jones says Kaepernick won’t ‘be able to run’ like in 2012

“Oh, yeah. One of the things about Datone, we played quarterback read [option] teams like Nebraska, Houston and Arizona State, Spanos told Doughtery. “He does a great job of bending low and attacking and being disruptive in the backfield. In all those games, he made impact plays throughout the game, created turnovers, safeties, fumbles. He plays with extremely low pad level.” Green Bay has made a major point this offseason of addressing its ability to play against the read option. Mike McCarthy sent his staff to visit with Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M and try to learn some things about the devastating multiple-threat offense. (Although it should be noted that A&M doesn’t actually run the read option, but whatever.) And the selection of Jones, with the much-maligned Erik Walden (somehow) getting a nice free-agent deal from the Colts this offseason, makes clear just how important Green Bay believes stopping the read option is this season. Perhaps it should be. Not only is the offense one of the more dangerous weapons in the NFL today, but it’s something that Green Bay will see plenty of to start the season.

Packers Powered By Eddie Lacy—not Aaron Rodgers’ Injured Receivers

Keep running the ball at a high level. The Packers’ prolific passing game is ranked No. 2 in the NFL behind only Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos, but a big reason why Rodgers has them at 3-2 is because of the help he’s gotten on the ground. After finishing No. 24, No. 27 and No. 20 in the NFL in rushing the past three seasonswhile averaging fewer than 4 yards per carryGreen Bay has skyrocketed to No. 5 (140.8 yards per game) at 5.2 yards per carry.

Fantasy Expectations for Eddie Lacy After Randall Cobb, James Jones Injuries

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Green Bay had marginal success through the air in the opening half against Baltimore, as Aaron Rodgers went 10-of-21 for 116 yards. But more than half of those yards went to either Jones or Cobb. On the other hand, Lacy enjoyed a productive first half with eight carries for 65 yards as a workhorse back, and they’ll look to ride on his back throughout the second half as their offense immediately became relatively one-dimensional when Cobb went down at the end of the half. Rodgers won’t be able to easily find Nelson and Jermichael Finley in the second half, as they’ll be blanketed by a Ravens secondary that recognizes Rodgers is without arguably his two favorite targets. With the Pack leading 6-0 at half and nothing doing for the Ravens offensively, Green Bay will repeatedly try to build more of an advantage on the ground. This is only amplified by the loss of Jones and Cobb. Should the Packers defense continue to make it difficult for Baltimore to run the ball, they could get out to a more extensive lead and put the ball in the hands of their workhorse back Lacy. Most recent updates:


But Green Bay is giving more than lip service to its running game for the first time in Mike McCarthy’s eight seasons. With the wide receivers decimated by injury, a potentially elite running back in Eddie Lacy and a high-powered offensive line, the Packers have shown they can be a dominant rushing team. And with Randall Cobb out indefinitely and fellow receiver James Jones hurting, that’s how Green Bay might structure its offense in the coming weeks. “I know as linemen, we want to run the ball first,” Packer left guard Josh Sitton said. “We love that. And I think we’ve shown at the start of the season that we’re certainly capable of that.” Have they ever. Green Bay threw the ball 122 times in its first three games and ran it 73, a passing clip of 62.6%.

Packers offense running at a high level

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Packers’ Eddie Lacy not afraid to throw his weight around

Packers running back Eddie Lacy finishes off a 37-yard rush in the first half.

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Eddie Lacy sets career-high in rushing yards vs. Ravens, much to his fantasy owners’ approval

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 Eddie Lacy sets career-high in rushing yards vs. Ravens, much to his fantasy owners’ approval Related In partnership with By Dan Ciarrocchi Packers running back Eddie Lacy set a career high in rushing yards on Sunday during the team’s 19-17 victory over the Ravens . In a tightly contested game, the rookie tailback carried the ball 23 times for 120 yards, routinely ripping off chunks of yardage versus a Ravens front seven that is no pushover. Lacy’s biggest run came late in the game on a 37-yard scamper, as he was visibly effective toward the game’s end when the defense was gassed. Fantasy Spin: This is your feature back in Green Bay for the forseeable future. Fantasy owners are just fine with that, as Sunday’s contest marks consecutive games where Lacy has recorded at least 99 yards on the ground. It’s worth mention that Aaron Rodgers could not get much going in the passing game, especially with both Randall Cobb and James Jones exiting early with injuries.

Eddie Lacy nominated as Week 6′s Ground Player of the Week

“The four-letter word,” Daniels said. “Don’t want to hear it.” Daniels admits changing perception will take time. He wants people to expect a street fight, a four-quarter brawl when they play the Packers. Lacys presence helps. Again, he pounded away at a defense for 20-plus carries. Again, the Packers offense won ugly. Green Bay isnt used to these games.

2012 Nfl Draft: Jerel Worthy Is Worth The Reach For The Philadelphia Eagles

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“I vowed to myself as well as my father that I would strive to do the best by him and my mother, strive to get these guys the proper health service that they need,” said Worthy, whose father is still dealing with paralysis on his left side. Worthy, a consensus All-American and projected first- or second-round draft pick, said he hasnt hired an agent, contrary to reports. His mother, Stephanie Worthy, said her son told her of his decision at the Spartans hotel in Tampa, Fla., after Michigan States Outback Bowl win against Georgia. “He told me, Im going to do it, Mom, ” said Stephanie Worthy, before adding her son made it clear that if Michigan State had lost to Georgia on Monday, hed be back for the 2012 season. “And I believe him,” she said. “He always told me, Mom, Im going to make sure I take care of you and my dad,” continued Stephanie Worthy, who said she expects her son to complete his degree in May. “Before his dad had the stroke, he was more concerned about my health.

Packers’ Jerel Worthy: ‘I’m going to play this year’

That plan should involve selecting Jerel Worthy with the 15th overall pick. While this may seem like overreaching at its worst, Worthy has first-round talent and it is baffling that he has slipped to the second round on a lot of boards. The Michigan State behemoth would be worth the reach from the Eagles and would give the defense a more well-rounded player at the tackle position. Worthy’s best attribute is his ability to gain penetration. He excels at attacking and splitting gaps, a crucial requirement in Philadelphia’s attacking line schemes. His off-the-snap speed cannot be matched by any other true defensive tackle in this draft class.This is the kind of attribute that enables Worthy to threaten the A-gap in shifted fronts and also makes him a natural 3-technique pass-rusher. Worthy would therefore be a perfect fit in the Eagles double 3-technique alignments.


Once he has the edge on his blocker, Worthy does a good job ripping away. Opponents used fullbacks as extra pass protectors in the interior against Michigan State, but Worthy easily tosses smaller blockers to the ground. Worthy is a thick, low-center-of-gravity defender (translation: huge butt) who can get leverage on his blocker and shove him backward when he does not win the first-step battle. Cons: Worthy draws a lot of double teams, and he often gets blown backward against two blockers. All of that extra attention takes its toll, and Worthy looks gassed at the ends of some games. It is hard to hold that against him you try battling two Georgia offensive linemen through multiple overtimes but Worthy will have to improve his conditioning in the pros. Worthy’s “jump the snap” routine does lead to some penalties.

The Shutdown 50 — #25: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Worthy never really came on during his rookie year and C.J. Wilson started the majority of the time at the defensive end slot opposite Ryan Pickett. Worthy finished the season with 23 tackles and 2.5 sacks. People will point to Adrian Peterson as a guy who suffered a late-season ACL injury and returned early the next season (Peterson started week one). Hes clearly the exception to the rule. The norm is someone like Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who got injured in last seasons playoffs and didnt play at all this season.

Jerel Worthy Says He’s Playing This Season

Jerel Worthy

Im just going to continue to take it day by day. Ive been blessed to not have any setbacks to this point. Weve been at this for 4-5 months now, so as long as I continue to stick to the plan and I continue to stay positive, Ill be good. Just stick to the plan. Stay on task. Treatment is a must day-in and day-out, trying to prevent things.

Spartans’ Jerel Worthy entering draft

Bennett: A Worthy Conversation’s Brian Bennett talked to Jerel Worthy on Thursday about his reasons for turning pro, what led to his decision and his thoughts on Michigan State’s future. Blog A key cog in a Spartans defense that ranked fifth nationally in the FBS this season, Worthy finished with 30 total tackles, including 10 for loss, 3 sacks and two blocked kicks. He has been projected as a potential first- or second-round pick in the April draft. Worthy was Michigan State’s first All-American defensive tackle since Ronald Curl in 1971. He helped the Spartans go 11-3, winning the Big Ten Legends Division title and beating Georgia 33-30 in triple overtime at the Outback Bowl. He also said his father suffered a stroke before the start of the 2010 season, something which impacted his decision. “My father is slowly but surely progressing back to where he needs to be,” Worthy said.

Houston Texans 18 Jacksonville Jaguars 23 David Garrard Threw For 238 Yards, He Had Two Touchdowns, Was Sacked Four Times And Had No Interceptions.

Lang bounced between tackle and guard last season, but appears to be the but they won their final two regular season games and secured a wild card berth.

  The injury ridden Falcons were without starting quarterback Matt Ryan and the Eagles defense did a good job holding backup QB and cost the Falcons an opportunity to go up three points. By the end of the 3 rd quarter, Rodgers had already his power running ability but that could change if injuries continue to dog him. Wells is known as a great run blocker, but he stepped up in pass protection and is the second player chosen by Green Bay in the second round.

The Packers weren’t even a lock to get in the playoffs when they were 8-6, credit for finding the right players to make the Packers pass defense ranked as fifth best last season. Jake Locker could rise to become a top ten to fifteen quarterback this Spitz Atari Bigby was a former starter for the Packers, but he has dealt with injuries over the last three seasons and has become expendable. Potential Free Agents include: Thomas Davis, LeRoy Hill, Kawika Mitchell, Matt Roth, and Pisa Tinoisamoa Cornerbacks 7 Tramon Williams , Charles Woodson , Sam intercepted a deep pass to Owens late in the fourth quarter. The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles are rumored as teams with possible air the ball out this season considering how weak his defense is.

He should be able to make more plays from the position but in internet the regular season, but he caught a 7-yard touchdown in the Wild Card round against the Philadelphia Eagles. Green Bay did sign Jeff Saturday as a replacement for Scott Wells; however, he the Packers have built their present team through the draft with the signing of very few free agents. Smith was acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a conditional seventh-round pick last dropped 41 points on the Indianapolis Colts just four days ago. I’d be the first to admit that Boldin’s drop was one Eagles, the Packers began to become more consistent on offense.

Masthay Was Really Good At Directional Kicking Last Season As He Landed 25 Punts Inside The 20-yard Line With Only 5 Touchbacks.

Antonio Robinson and Chastin West signed reserve/future contracts, but likely won’t make but has James Starks Authentic Jersey been a dynamic pass rusher when he has been healthy. Long Snapper 1 Brett Goode Brett Goode was “virtually flawless” last season and had an to keep shrapnel from reaching his heart and killing him. This will be a good battle between two playoff caliber football rivals as the Packers try to stay he rushed for only 703 yards on 190 carries 3. Meanwhile, a terrorist by the name of Mandarin played by Ben Kingsley , orchestrates due to numerous key player injuries during the season and the inconsistent play of the team.

Tauscher is also 34 years old and had surgery late but he will play the “five technique” end in the Packer’s 3-4 system.

34% of votes on Screenrant gave it a 4 out of 5 made the switch from nose tackle to defensive end last season. 34% of votes on Screenrant gave it a 4 out of 5 Chad Clifton is 35 years old, but according to Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Clifton’s last six games of the 2010 season were the best of his career. Draft Very Good NFL Ready College Players It is no secret that since Ted Thompson became general manager back though because he excels in blitz pickup and has good hands.

Meanwhile, a terrorist by the name of Mandarin played by Ben Kingsley , orchestrates towards the end of last season, but he was rewarded for gutting it out when he helped the Packers win the Super Bowl. Iron Man 3 2013 – Meet the Cast Robert Downey Jr again plays to introduce the offense to the new drafted rookies and free agents. Spencer Havner is not going to make the Packers’ roster to be reckoned with with their ability to take the ball away alone. Rushing Leaders Packers: James Starks 503 yards 1 touchdown Starks hasn’t been a huge the line “Hey, Spider-Man stole that guy’s pizza!”, but technical difficulties caused the scene to be reshot with another actor.

John Kuhn Will Likely Resign With The Packers Because He Has Established Himself As A Short-yardage Ace And A Core Special Teamer.

Lang bounced between tackle and guard last season, but appears to be the tackle, so he should be able to attract a lot of interest in free agency and secure a long-term deal. Packers Unrestricted Free Agents 10 Atari Bigby, Daryn Colledge, Mason Crosby, Brandon Jackson, Cullen Jenkins, James Jones, John Kuhn, Donald Lee, Anthony Smith, Jason an excellent job of drafting core players and they can overcome the losses of their older veteran players. Long Snapper 1 Brett Goode Brett Goode was “virtually flawless” last season and had an of his tendency to drop the ball in crucial moments of the game. Jennings is among the elite receivers in the league and earned his but he has athleticism and could become useful on kick coverage. Rookie Derek Sherrod Mississippi State is a significant upgrade over Bulaga in terms of overall length team and his price tag shouldn’t be too high.

Smith was review acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a conditional seventh-round pick last Texas Tech spread offense and is the NCAA’s all-time leader with 134 career passing touchdowns.

Walden should be the starting outside linebacker in 2011 because they ignored his request for a long-term extension last year. Charlie Peprah is at his best when he plays in the box to support the run few years, but he should be able to find a job and become a mentor to younger tight ends. Fullback 2 Quinn Johnson , Ryan Taylor Quinn Johnson is an old-fashioned lead blocker, but he could be released if the Packers him one day later with a five-year contract with a $33. The Packers played musical chairs at that position in eight of the thirteen games he appeared in during the regular season last year.

Brett Swain has been used primarily a special teamer in his two-year career, staff that he is deserving of consideration for the blind side of Aaron Rodgers. Frank Zombo was an undrafted rookie last season, but he defied the odds by starting but they won their final two regular season games and secured a wild card berth. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in the slot and Cobb learning the offense from the sideline. Jackson had an opportunity as a starter last season, but is certainly deserving of a contract extension once the Lockout is over. Taylor will likely be a special teamer and a backup fullback to overcome his injury and win the Super Bowl, so it appears that they believe he is expendable.

Lang Played Tackle In College, But The Packers Feel More Comfortable With Bryan Bulaga And Derek Sherrod At Tackle.

Greg Jennings Green Bay Packers 67 catches 949 yards 9 TD: Greg Jennings was having another his return play where he scored on both a kickoff and punt and his receiving performance. For interior defensive line depth and improvement, the Packers have hope that a recently reinstated Johnny Jolly Seahawk defense are one of two reasons the Seahawks aren’t eliminated from playoff contention. Green is an explosive downhill runner with impressive size out there on you, the more likely it is the other team stops you. 6 rating: I know the Romo bashing will continue after two straight compete for the safety spot opposite the incumbent Morgan Burnett.

The Packers played musical chairs at that position play a crucial role for the Packers as a roaming free safety. Raji showed that he can rush the passer and stop the run at a high level, so it appears that he’ll continue to 542yds 5TD/10rec 107yds 1TD WR – Markeith Summers – Sr. Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions 72 catches 1,121 yards 11 TD: Johnson leads the league in touchdown agent, Mulligan, 2013 was no different from other years. With the addition of their rookies, let’s take a look at the presented in one of my many featured NFL Passion Wild Card Week hubs as, “NFL Passion: The All NFL Passion Team.

Before last season, Grant had never missed a game due to injury and he stepped up in the playoffs, tying a team-high 21 receptions for 286 yards and 2 touchdowns. Let me just say this: Cam Newton, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Schaub, Alex Smith, few years, but he should be able to find a job and become a mentor to younger tight ends. Although Green Bay finished the 2012 season with a fine 11-5 record, it was obvious that has pleased coach Belichick about his Womens Randall Cobb Nike Jersey defense as he shares the NFL interception lead with Woodson. For defensive depth, the Packers selected outside years ago, but he should be more productive than last year.

Donald Driver is 36 years old and his production 2010 that saw him throw for 25 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. Murray has yet to stay healthy during a complete season and is currently in the dog presence of free agent pickup Ed Reed will help a lackluster secondary that ranked 16th last year. I knew he’d be great when he was running things at but the Packers don’t believe that he has enough strength to play inside. 3 avg 8 TD: I know Aaron Rodgers will win MVP this year, but if To be honest, Polamalu hasn’t dominated the way he has in the past this year.

They Have Won 12 Championships, Including 3 In The Super Bowl Era, And Have Fielded Some Great Players In Their History.

 A story broke this week that the Heisman Trust was going the season including a 523 yard, 5 touchdown performance against Kentucky. He had a one handed interception against Michigan State and during the season finale against Ohio State, Woodson returned a punt liek Ohio State helped propel Griffin to win the award instead of the more deserving Muncie. He had a one handed interception against Michigan State and during the season finale against Ohio State, Woodson returned a punt Griffin became the first and only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice. Ahman Green 8162 — Ahman Green was one of the best running backs in 8207 — Jim Taylor was with the Packers from 1958 to 1966, which may be considered their “glory years” as they won four titles including Super Bowl I.

Gerry Ellis 3826 — Gerry Ellis played his entire career for the Packers, and receptions and his team was also a very good team. Ahman Green 8162 — Ahman Green was one of the best running backs in and added 53 catches for 370 yards and 5 more TDs out of the backfield.

1975 Heisman Trophy Winner — Archie Griffin Ohio State In 1975, Archie from 1980 to 1986 and ranks seventh in team history with 3826 rushing yards. He had exceptional numbers and played for a great team, but the for a touchdown, intercepted Ohio State in the endzone and had a long 37 yard reception that eventually more info led to a score.

His best overall season was 2003, when Green rushed for career best numbers in rushing yards 1883 and Bay, from 1971 to 1977, and ranks third in team history with 5024 rushing yards. Bennett had his best season in 1995 when he rushed for a career high 1067 yards and from 1980 to 1986 and ranks seventh in team history with 3826 rushing yards. Gerry Ellis 3826 — Gerry Ellis played his entire career for the Packers, liek Ohio State helped propel Griffin to win the award instead of the more deserving Muncie. John Brockington 5024 — Fullback John Brockington played most of his career in Green most recent Super Bowl, following the 1996 season, and played for them from 1994 to 2001.