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Articles tagged with 'packers'

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Better to be lucky than ... mediocre

Published Sept. 15, 2014

Through two weeks of the NFL season, one thing is readily apparent while watching the 2014 Green Bay Packers - they are NOT ready for Prime Time. They may be ready in weeks 16, 17 and the playoffs - and that's what matters. But right now? This is a mediocre football team, with an above-average (but not great) offense, and a below-average defense.

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Packers get nasty in comeback win over Jets

Published Sept. 14, 2014

The Green Bay Packers needed something to change, offensively or defensively, after falling behind 21-3 to the New York Jets on Sunday. The change came courtesy of defensive end Mike Daniels, whose pressure forced an interception, which led to a touchdown, which changed the course of the game in the Packers' 31-24 comeback victory at Lambeau Field.

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Boykin ready to take advantage of new role

Published Sept. 11, 2014

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin went from being an undrafted free agent pickup to one of the team's top three pass catchers in three years. He did it by working hard, but by also mastering the offense. Now, he's primed for a bigger role after earning Aaron Rodgers' trust.

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Local Spanish announcer lands Bears gig

Published Sept. 10, 2014

Andy Olivares is taking his experiences with him as he heads south to do radio play-by-play of the Chicago Bears on WLEY-FM "La Ley" 107.9.

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Thunderstruck: Brewers aren't THIS bad

Published Sept. 10, 2014

For the past eight years, I've been part of "The World's Greatest Sports Talk Show," "Homer & Mitch" and "Homer & Thunder." It was in this final incarnation that I really had the opportunity to share and to opine, to commiserate and to celebrate - all with you. I loved my time at ESPN Wisconsin, but it's time for me to connect in new ways.

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Packers on the short end of intelligence and courage

Published Sept. 9, 2014

From that time on I have always thought those two things, intelligence and courage, were critical elements in any football player. And that's why I am so overly disappointed in the way the Packers opened their season last week against the Seahawks in Seattle.

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Packers stars dimmed in season opener loss

Published Sept. 5, 2014

The Green Bay Packers were blown out in the season opener on Thursday night, losing 36-16 to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. In the loss, the Packers stars on offense and defense did not live up to their billing.

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Meet the 2014 Green Bay Packers

Published Sept. 4, 2014

The 2014 season kicks off tonight as the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Here is a quick look at the starters and key contributors on offense, defense and special teams (as well as ways to interact with them).

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3 places to watch the Packers' opener

Published Sept. 3, 2014

Still wondering where to watch the Green Bay Packers open their season against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night? Here are three great options.

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Packers rookie center Linsley ready for Seattle

Published Sept. 3, 2014

Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin said he was going to pray for Green Bay rookie center Corey Linsley, who makes his debut against the defending champion Seahawks Thursday night. But Linsley is ready for the challenge.

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11 questions surrounding the Packers

Published Sept. 2, 2014

Are you ready for some football? Of course we are, even though we will keep one eye on the Brewers. This is Wisconsin, after all. And in every season there are questions that must be answered as the year wears on. Here are the top 11 for the 2014-15 season.

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5 Packers to watch in 2014

Published Sept. 1, 2014

Anyone who follows the Green Bay Packers has learned over the last handful of seasons that nearly every player on the active roster is an important one. Injuries tend to do that. But that doesn't mean some bear more attention than others. Here are five players to watch, and why, as the 2014 season begins.

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Busting the bubble: Players state their case in Packers win over Chiefs

Published Aug. 28, 2014

In the final game of the preseason schedule, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 34-14 Thursday night at Lambeau Field. It was also the last audition for players on the "bubble," those hoping to survive the 22-man cut that must come by Saturday afternoon. Jeff Janis, Myles White and Jayrone Elliott all flashed in the win. Was it enough?

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Packers starters ready to begin the season

Published Aug. 27, 2014

The Green Bay Packers are getting ready for their final preseason game of the summer, but don't expect to see any of the star players on either side of the ball. That's fine by them, as the regulars feel they are ready to go for the season.

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Lessons learned in Packers preseason game

Published Aug. 25, 2014

The preseason is good for everyone, from players to coaches to the flag guy (who fell running out of the tunnel) to even the guys covering the team. Read on to see why I was reminded to never count the chickens before they hatch, and some other observations after the third preseason game.