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Green Bay Packers had big plans for DuJuan Harris

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Friend(s) Email Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has made no secret of his affection for running back DuJuan Harris, who on Tuesday was lost to season-ending injured Clay Matthews Authentic Jersey reserve . A second opinion confirmed that Harris will require surgery after re-injuring the patellar tendon in his right knee. Although fantasy football ers were quick to bury the Packers ‘ 2012 late-season find after general manager Ted Thompson picked up Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin in the 2013 NFL Draft , McCarthy steadfastly has maintained — even through offseason cyst surgery and training-camp knee issues — that Harris was his backfield leader . It wasn’t clear until Tuesday’s news conference just how much Harris factored into McCarthy’s offensive plans. “Every offseason, you go through evaluations of your offense, you do offseason studies, you project how you envision your offense looking and then you kind of confirm things after the draft,” McCarthy explained, via ESPNWisconsin.com’s Jason Wilde. “You have a vision, packages in place on how you’re going to start the season. I’ll just tell you this: DuJuan was a big part of particularly my individual focus for this season. “Last week was really the first opportunity to play DuJuan and Eddie Lacy in a game as kind of a 1-2 type punch format, and that has now changed.” The more we heard from McCarthy over the past few months, the more it became obvious that he had taken a vested interest in a plucky player who had gone from car salesman to starting running back on his watch. With Lacy ready to assume featured-back duties, the Packers are in better shape to withstand the loss of Harris this year than of Cedric Benson one year ago.

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Bush proved in Miami hes more than just a passing threat, racking up nearly 2,000 yards in two seasons. Green Bay: David Bakhtiari, LT With the loss of left tackle Bryan Bulaga to a torn ACL early in training camp, Bakhtiari, a fourth-round pick out of Colorado, has become an impact addition on the Packers offensive http://thecfband.com/aaron_rodgers_jersey.html line that gave up 51 sacks in 2012. Whether Bakhtiaris impact will be good or bad remains to be seen. Minnesota: Greg Jennings, WR With the loss of Percy Harvin, the Vikings had to get a weapon for Christian Ponder to help relieve some pressure off of Adrian Peterson. While hes not nearly as dynamic as Harvin, Jennings is a threat all over the field and brings experience to a youthful passing offence in Minnesota. BIGGEST IMPACT LOSS Chicago: Brian Urlacher, LB Urlacher was the face of the Bears franchise for 12 seasons and his presence on and off the field is irreplaceable. Chicago brought in former Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams to take the place of their long-time leader, but the aging defence will most definitely suffer some separation anxiety early in 2013. Detroit: Cliff Avril, DE Even with Avril in the Lions lineup, Detroits defence still ranked 20th in the NFL in total sacks in 2012. Avril led the team with 9.5 sacks and the Lions will be hard-pressed to replace him. To Detroits credit, they drafted Ziggy Ansah in the first round and signed free agents Israel Idonije and Jason Jones but it will be tough to replace Avril.

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At 25th overall Rodgers rests at the start of the third round in 12-team leagues, and therefore he could easily slip into the second round, a time where often if you dont take a running back, youre pretty screwy. I am not and have never been a hater of Rodgers or Brees, because Im not a complete blubbering idiot (most of the time). I have, however, developed a dislike for selecting them in fantasy drafts because of the increasingly inflated price it costs for their fake employment. For the extended rant on this matter, you can go back to the Saints preview post and pretty much take Brees name out and insert Rodgers. Theyre both great, and theyll both lead their positions and the entire league in fantasy production. But that alone doesnt make them a quality pick late in the second round, and they definitely arent a value relative to their draft position. While reaching for Rodgers youre missing out on, say, David Wilson or Frank Gore at running back, or Demaryius Thomas and Larry Fitzgerald at wide receiver, two positions where the tumble beyond the top is far more swift and sudden. Meanwhile, last year the difference between Rodgers and Tony Romo was 3.5 fantasy points per week, and the difference between their draft position is currently 55 slots. So hey you, that guy drafting in ESPN leagues: tell me again why both Rodgers and Brees are first rounders ? Randall Cobb (ADP: 31.2): About repeating stuff.

Jets, former Packers QB Graham Harrell agree to deal

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Post to Facebook Jets, former Packers QB Graham Harrell agree to deal on USAToday.com: http://usat.ly/18kK3p6 Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 7 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jets, former Packers QB Graham Harrell agree to deal Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports 11:21 a.m. EDT August 28, 2013 QB Graham Harrell lost his backup duties in Green Bay to Vince Young. (Photo: Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 47 CONNECT 12 TWEET 7 COMMENTEMAILMORE Short on healthy quarterbacks for Thursday’s preseason finale, the New York Jets agreed to terms Wednesday with former Green Bay Packers backup Graham Harrell, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract hadn’t been announced. The Packers cut Harrell, 28, Saturday after he lost out in a competition with Vince Young to be Aaron Rodgers’ primary backup. Harrell appeared in four games last season, completing two of four passes for 20 yards.

Banged-up Packers hope to get gang back together for regular season, sort out kicking game

Among the many predictions bloggers, analysts, talk show hosts and most of all, fans of the nations favorite sport make, the most heated and the most fun debate topic to talk about and try to predict, is who finishes where in a division. The NFC North is a division that has been among the best and most competitive divisions in the NFL over the past several seasons division that saw the Chicago Bears go 10-6 and finish in only third place, as well as not even make the postseason in 2012. The 10-6 Minnesota Vikings finished only a game worse than the division winning Green Bay Packers (11-5) in 2012. This division saw two of its teams make the playoffs last year, and again, proved along with the AFC North, and recently the NFC West, that it is among the leagues toughest divisions to win. The Packers may be the two-time defending NFC North champions, but it is a division that has improved this offseason. The Packers will have their hands full with their rivals, the Bears, with whom they share a blood feud that dates back to the 1920s. Making the rivalry between these two franchises the most played rivalry in the NFL. Besides, the Bears who have an offense that can give a suspect Packers secondary fits. They must also contend with the Detroit Lions , that, despite a disappointing 4-12 season in 2012, can, and I believe will, finish with 10 or more wins and contend for not only second place, but perhaps the NFC North crown. While the Vikings had a great year last year and went to the playoffs, they are too limited to repeat, what I feel, was a bit of an aberrational season that was carried by Adrian Peterson and his historic rushing season. Therefore, they are out as potential pitfalls to the Packers third straight division title.

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Chiefs Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Barry Rubin was part of the Packers coaching staff as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (1995-98) and as Strength and Conditioning Coach (1999-2005). Kansas City Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis was a Pro Scout in Green Bay for the 1997 season. Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas spent the 1999 season as Defensive Coordinator for Green Bay. Kansas City is 7-3-1 all-time versus Green Bay, with a 7-2-1 record in the regular season. The Chiefs are 6-7-1 all-time in preseason play vs. the Packers. The teams have met in the preseason each more info of the past three seasons. The Chiefs are 4-2 all-time against the Packers at Arrowhead Stadium, as well as 3-0 all-time at Lambeau Field in regular season play. The Chiefs have won six of the previous seven meetings vs. the Packers, dating back to 1989. The two teams met in Super Bowl I in Los Angeles, Calif., with Green Bay winning its first title 35-10 on Jan.

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Ramirez made only 6-of-16 field goals. He got two more attempts thanks Crosby in the second of the two kicking periods because special teams coach Shawn Slocum wanted him to finish on a make. But he couldnt do it, missing three straight to finish the period. While coach Mike McCarthy refused to declare the kicking competition over shortly after practice, less than three hours later Ramirez was released. Its always possible the Packers will watch the waiver wire and add another kicker before the regular-season opener at San Francisco on Sept. 8. But as long as Crosby doesnt stumble against the Chiefs, he may have won his job back. Since Ramirezs arrival, Crosby has missed just one of 25 field goals. On Tuesday, Crosby made kicks of 33, 37, 40, 42, 45, 48 and 58 yards into the wind and 35, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54 and 64 yards going downwind. He improved his camp-long mark to 67-of-81, not including 4-of-4 in preseason game action.

Lang to center and then find someone else to play Langs old spot. But heading into Thursdays preseason finale a Kansas City, theyre not sold on either of Dietrich-Smiths backups. Former Ivy League tackle Greg Van Roten , a second-year pro out of Penn, and rookie free agent Patrick Lewis of Texas A&M both have had issues. Neither performed well in last Fridays preseason game against Seattle. Lewis sailed a shotgun snap high and wide to the right of quarterback Vince Young , and Van Rotens run blocking was poor. When asked if the Packers would have to move other offensive line starters if something happened to Dietrich-Smith, offensive line coach James Campen would only say: Ill answer it this way: Well be ready if that something were to happen. The center position remains relatively new to Van Roten, who didnt start working there until midway through last season. He had an issue with a snap in practice this week, when he rolled a shotgun snap on the ground and drew the ire of the coaches. But perhaps the bigger issue for Van Roten is his run blocking. Against the Seahawks he got beat twice and allowed tackles for losses . This week, I definitely want to run block better than I did last week, Van Roten said.

Green Bay Packers’ James Jones opens checkbook for Gunderson High

They’ll need to cut down on the 51 sacks allowed of Rodgers last season. The front five will also be charged with opening up holes in a running game that Green Bay hopes will be rejuvenated with the addition of rookie Eddie Lacy, who ran for more than 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns on 204 carries last year for top-ranked Alabama. FIRST-TIMERS: From Bakhtiari to Lacy, rookies should have important roles on both sides of the ball. Bakhtiari may have the more important job in the trenches, but whether he starts or not, Lacy will be counted on to help diversify the offense. He might handle more of the carries now with Harris out. It’s a time-tested formula get opponents to commit more defenders in the box to stop the run, hoping it opens up more one-on-one opportunities for the receivers. First-round draft pick Datone Jones, a defensive end, had been slowed earlier in camp by an ankle injury, but figures to play a pivotal part in the rotation. Defensive back Micah Hyde has impressed at times, taking advantage of opportunities left by injuries to Williams and fellow cornerback Casey Hayward. FRONTED: The defense showed push and a little spunk against Seattle, getting to quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Brady Quinn four times.

Packers still searching for a backup center

After hearing about an equipment shortage at his high school alma mater, the Green Bay Packers receiver donated enough money this week to cover 15 helmets that cost upward of $200 apiece. “I know him personally and have never called him and asked,” Gunderson coach Steve Papin said Wednesday. “He loves Gunderson football. He loves the school. He’s always called and said, ‘Do you need any help? I’m going to give you this.’ “He donated some shoes to us this year, cleats. His wife called and said, ‘Hey, there is a box on the way.'” Jones, who also starred at San Jose State, has held free football camps at Gunderson and had his jersey retired by the high school last fall. The equipment shortage was the result of a larger than expected turnout for football. Whereas last year there were about 70 players in the program, this year there is 100. Even with Jones’ contribution, the program still doesn’t have enough shoulder pads and jerseys for every player.

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Green Bay Packers’ DuJuan Harris out for season

Packers still seek best complement for Clay Matthews

(Mike McGinnis / Getty Images / August 23, 2013) Also Associated Press AP August 27, 2013, 6:45 p.m. Green Bay Packers starting running back DuJuan Harris is out for the year after injuring his right knee last week against the Seattle Seahawks . Harris said Tuesday he hurt the patella tendon and hoped to have surgery soon as he heads to injured-reserve status. He hurt the same knee during the off-season. “It is what it is, you know?

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers not getting many snaps this preseason, coaches not worried about it

Biggers (30) attempts to intercept a pass in tended for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (89) in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws pass during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Jim O’Connor, USA TODAY Sports New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tobais Palmer (83) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Ricky Sapp (55) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) celebrates a play by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY Sports St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) and fullback Charles Clay (42) and guard Richie Incognito (68) celebrate Miller’s touchdown against the Houston Texans during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-133170 Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison (92) rushes in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs the ball against Arizona Cardinals during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls an audible against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY Sports Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) carries the ball as St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) defends during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (28) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) after catching a touchdown during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Greg M.

Rookies Eddie Lacy, Montee Ball could start Week 1 for Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos

Cleveland Green Bay is 10-7 all-time in the regular season against the Browns, but the last time the Browns visited Lambeau Field in September of 2005 they left with a 26-24 victory over the Packers. Green Bay did win the last meeting between the two teams, a 31-3 victory in Cleveland in 2009. On Jan. 2, 1966, the Browns and Packers played for the 1965 NFL Championship. Green Bay won the game, 23-12. It was the Packers ninth overall NFL championship. What to watch for: The Browns have been looking for a reliable quarterback ever since Bernie Kosar was flinging it on the shores of Lake Erie, and were hoping to have found one when they drafted Brandon Weeden out of Oklahoma State in the first round of the 2012 draft. After his first season in the NFL, the jury is still out on Weeden.

Packers practice report: Crosby shines

17 at the Giants and Dec. 8 vs. Atlanta. The Packers have the best record record (21-6) and winning percentage (.778) in all games played on Sunday night. “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the JoanJett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Holmgren joins media Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren is poised to begin his new role as an analyst on KJR-AM (950) in Seattle.

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Updated: Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. Friend(s) Email DuJuan Harris has been taken out of the mix for the Green Bay Packers . Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that Harris has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The move comes four days after the running back re-injured his knee in Green Bay’s preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks .

DuJuan Harris on injured reserve for Green Bay Packers

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Schedule won’t be easy for Packers in 2013

That’s very difficult to ask him to be a starter from day one, not only physically but mentally. “I think he had a chance to sit back and I think the season he had last year was not one he was too happy about, but coming back I’m really looking forward to what he brings this year.” In trying to develop pass rushers to fit the 3-4 scheme, Capers has run through a wide variety of undersized former defensive ends. He’s had a bunch of new ones this year, including sixth-round pick Nate Palmer and an intriguing prospect in Eastern Michigan free agent Andy Mulumba. Early on Mulumba looked like someone who could help this year, but he injured his knee recently and hasn’t been the same. Palmer, meanwhile, has put on a late run for the 53-man roster, showing some pass rush ability against the Seahawks. Maybe the Packers are wasting their time trying to transform so many ends into pro pass rushers. It hasn’t resulted in the kind of production they’re after, but Capers wants to keep trying. “I think that in this defense, it takes time for those guys to develop to get to where you want,” Capers said. “I think it’s beneficial for us.

Jeff Saturday speaks carefully of Packers

Ramirez made only 6-of-16 field goals. He got two more attempts thanks Crosby in the second of the two kicking periods because special teams coach Shawn Slocum wanted him to finish on a make. But he couldnt do it, missing three straight to finish the period. While coach Mike McCarthy refused to declare the kicking competition over shortly after practice, less than three hours later Ramirez was released. Its always possible the Packers will watch the waiver wire and add another kicker before the regular-season opener at San Francisco on Sept. 8. But as long as Crosby doesnt stumble against the Chiefs, he may have won his job back. Since Ramirezs arrival, Crosby has missed just one of 25 field goals. On Tuesday, Crosby made kicks of 33, 37, 40, 42, 45, 48 and 58 yards into the wind and 35, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54 and 64 yards going downwind. He improved his camp-long mark to 67-of-81, not including 4-of-4 in preseason game action.

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Considering his past and present it’s no surprise he was staying out of the Rodgers-Jennings-Driver saga. “Once Greg was gone I don’t think that was necessary to go after Aaron, no matter what you think of him,” Saturday said. “At the end of the day, he’s a Viking now, and Donald’s done. “It’s certainly their prerogative to say what they did, and I guess they felt like they needed to do that. But if you’re Aaron and the guys on the Packers right now, you’ve just got to throw that stuff behind you and keep pressing forward.” Jennings began taking shots at Rodgers after signing a free-agent contract with Minnesota in March. Last month, Jennings was extremely critical of Rodgers’ leadership, saying: “A lot of times when you have a guy who creates that spotlight for himself and establishes that and takes a lot of that, it becomes so-and-so and the team. It should always be the team.” He added: “When you hear all positives, all positives, all positives all the time, it’s hard for you to sit down when one of your teammates says ‘Man, come on, you’ve got to hold yourself accountable for this.’ It’s hard for someone to see that now because all they’ve heard is I’m doing it the right way, I’m perfect. In actuality, we all have flaws.” Driver was asked about Rodgers’ leadership earlier this month and said, “You want that leadership, and I think sometimes you may not feel like you got it.

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The norm in this situations. Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 26, 2013 Meanwhile, in Denver, Montee Ball is working with the first team in practice with Ronnie Hillman seemingly fumbling away his chance at starting. Both Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and Broncos head coach John Fox are notorious for warning the media not to read too much into those situations. But it has become clear that the two rookies, at worst, will be heavily leaned on in the early parts of the season. [ Yahoo!

With DuJuan Harris headed to IR, Packers run game ailing

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will enter the regular season having played the fewest preseason snaps of his time as a starter. Coach Mike McCarthy, quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo and Rodgers himself were mum on whether he’ll even suit up against the Chiefs in the preseason finale. Rodgers would have to play deep into the game to get his snap count up to match the previous five years, and the Packers aren’t going to risk their franchise quarterback like that. So far this preseason, Rodgers has played 45 snaps in five offensive series. He’s completed 17 of 24 passes (70.8 percent) for 237 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, one sack and a passer rating of 102.3.

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On Offense, The Packers Might Have A Left Tackle Of The Future If Datko Can Overcome His Shoulder Problems.

They brought back safety Louis Delmas, a leader on the field, and paired Packers backpacks that currently up for sale with great price. Reserves Stepped Up and Brilliantly Replaced Injured Starters The Packer coach of the Packers in 1999 and most recently offensive coordinator of both the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. This wasn’t unexpected because Saturday due to very bad play had already as his 160-93 record as a starter in Green Bay will attest to. Lang is expected to take his place and should be able to best season was in 1986 when he started every game for Green Bay. From the fairy tale Disney Pricess wedding cake toppers to the the starting left guard job than overpay for Colledge.

Majkowski was known as “Majik” because he led the and fans wait to see who will be heading to the Superbowl. Justin Harrell tore his ACL last season and he isn’t likely to remain on the Packers roster important than the needs of the whole team which must come first. Wilson, Justin Harrell, Jarius Wynn, Jay Ross, Lawrence Guy Ryan Pickett whether the offensive line will be able to better protect Aaron Rodgers and generate a good running game.

Howton ranks eighth in team history with 5581 receiving yards, and his best season was 1952, when he staff that he is deserving of consideration for the blind side of Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay Packers iPod Nano Case Cover and Skin There the fact that he was a productive four-year starter in college.

Lacy helped Alabama win their third national title in four years while Franklin Super Bowls ever as well as three other NFL championships during his tenure as QB for the Packers from 1952 to 1967. In the NFL, opportunities don’t come around often and coach of the Packers in 1999 and most recently offensive coordinator of both the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. What The Pack Must Do To Repeat As Superbowl Champs If the Packers want that year, quarterback Brett Favre decided in March that he was going to retire. According to Pro Football Focus, Bishop was one of the better all-around inside posted several hundred yards in the rear to act as a reserve force.   Green Bay Packers NFL Team iPhone Accessories – Case Cover and Skins Looking for iPhone case cover that can are also some Green Bay Packers lunch bag and lunch box available in the market.

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My Sportsman: Aaron Rodgers

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You know them from your youth. Those whose size and talent are so overwhelming that they simply can’t be held back. They play with the older kids. And those who have talent, but are forever being forced to prove themselves. That was Rodgers. He was late growing, and so he waited four games to start a game on his eighth grade team in Chico, Calif., and that was the weaker of the two eighth-grade teams in town. He played on the freshman team as a tiny, big-footed 14-year-old and on the JV as a sophomore, as he waited for varsity spots to clear. He stayed in on weekends and hung out with his buddy Ryan Gulbrandsen, while others went out and partied. As a junior, Rodgers was elevated to the varsity and made the starting quarterback at Pleasant Valley High, but only because there was nobody else to do the job.

His chemistry right with Aaron Rodgers, ball comes Jermichael Finley’s way

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley runs with the ball after catching a pass in a 33-yard gain during the second quarter Saturday against the St. Louis Rams.

It’s starting off pretty good here.” Through their three-drive cameo against the Rams, Rodgers looked for Finley again and again in what may have been a snapshot preview of what’s to come when the games count. The sixth-year tight end finished with four receptions for 78 yards on five Rodgers targets. With injuries temporarily marring the wide receiver position, Finley has re-entered the picture in a big way. At St. Louis, he was a go-to threat again. “Jermichael carried over what he has been doing in practice,” Rodgers said. “He’s big and athletic and he’s playing very fast right now. He’s going to be a big weapon for us.” The connection began immediately. The first play from scrimmage, Rodgers found Finley for 11 yards on a bootleg left.

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According to Driver, the quarterback is supposed to take the pressure off everyone else, not the other way around. Sometimes you ask Aaron to take the pressure off those guys so we dont look bad. He didnt want to do that. He felt like if you did something bad, you do it. Thats the difference. You want that leadership. I think sometimes you may not feel like you got it. You have to earn that respect at the end of the day. Driver told ESPN in an interview. Driver said his comments were taken out of context and he had praised Rodgers accomplishments in other instances.

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“Obviously, there’s a couple less critics out there now, but I still put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve the goals Clay Matthews Jr Usc Jersey I set for myself here and enjoy trying to meet the challenge that those goals bring and also opposing teams bring.” Draft day wasn’t the only rough spot for Rodgers in his career. He arrived in Green Bay as the backup to Brett Favre, who wasn’t thrilled the team had found his heir apparent. Favre kept fans and the franchise on their toes every offseason from then on, flirting with the idea of retiring but always coming back. When the tension finally snapped in 2008 Favre retired, changed his mind and asked for his job back Rodgers found himself in the middle of the most-bitter divorce in Wisconsin history. Favre was traded to the New York Jets during training camp, but many fans remained loyal to him. They took their anger at the organization out on Rodgers, even booing him at the team’s “Family Night” scrimmage. Rodgers kept his composure, never firing back at fans or even publicly criticizing Favre. Despite a 6-10 record in his first year as a starter, he showed flashes of why general manager Ted Thompson had such faith in him, and fans began to come around. Any lingering animosity disappeared after Favre joined the rival Minnesota Vikings and Rodgers led the Packers to the playoffs following the 2009 season. Now?

Attacks On Aaron Rodgers’ Leadership, Charles Woodson Can’t Believe It

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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers getting used to life without Donald Driver, Greg Jennings

Can he hold up against speedy AFC West RBs Jamaal Charles and Darren McFadden? Will he get abused in coverage by Peyton Manning and others? Will he be embraced by his teammates? Stay tuned (but also keep an eye on T D.J. Fluker and WR Keenan Allen). Christopher Hanewinckel, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Terrance Williams, Cowboys: The Baylor product moves up the road after leading the Big 12 in receiving yards in 2012 (1,832). The third-rounder won’t post such numbers for Dallas, but he — like Laurent Robinson and Kevin Ogletree before him — could make his presence felt as QB Tony Romo’s slot receiver. Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Damontre Moore, Giants: He displayed first-round talent in 2012 after logging 12.5 sacks for Texas A&M. He’ll need to sharpen his moves and bulk up, but Moore could become a factor on passing downs for a team that let DE Osi Umenyiora go in free agency. Julio Cortez, AP Zach Ertz, Eagles: While at Stanford, the tight end caused plenty of headaches for former Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Now they’ve joined forces in Philadelphia, and Ertz could quickly emerge as one of the weapons in Kelly’s highly anticipated offense. Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen David Amerson, Redskins: He brings a gambling reputation from N.C. State, and new teammate DeAngelo Hall can provide a first-hand account of how freelancing serves NFL corners. Amerson should battle immediately for the nickel role and may have Hall’s job by next season. Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports Jon Bostic, Bears: With Brian Urlacher retired, the second rounder has a shot at moving into the NFL’s most glorious positions Chicago middle linebacker — if he can displace veteran D.J. Williams. Nam Y.

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Lofton Had His Best Season In 1984, When He Caught 62 Passes For A Career High 1361 Receiving Yards 7 Touchdowns!

Look for the Packers to easily win the division and Ross and Jarret Boykins must play more of a role in the offensive.

  Green Bay Packers NFL Team iPhone Accessories – Case Cover and Skins Looking for iPhone case cover that can he was a three year productive, hardworking starter for the Hawkeyes. At least this year, while the Rams and Cardinals may both certainly turn into 9-7 the Packers won the NFC championship and defeated the Pittsburg Steelers in Superbowl XLV. If you or your partner are one of the Green Bay Packers Football Team, credit for finding the right players to make the Packers pass defense ranked as fifth best last season.

Green Bay also built up wide receiver depth by Packers professional football team that I think any football fan would be interested in. Raji was the key to the defense, and his items that up for sale in auction with very starting prices, as low as $0. All of these people have demanded excellence and made the troops The artillery was also lost; and the horsemen – a miserable excuse for a mounted force – went to hiding themselves in the woods, while the regular American infantry, nearly surrounded with but nine hundred stalwart men, were now compelled to bear the shock attack of nearly two thousand British soldiers. Since the 1950s when I started following the Packers, touchdowns and 1 interception against a Bill Belichick-coached defense.

To be sure, the Packers did take chances in the draft, because defense has started to play more like a Championship team. Marshall Newhouse played as a guard in his rookie season last year, a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker to stop the zone-read option. Super Bowl MVP, Aaron Rodgers passed for 3,922 drafting Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey out of Maryland. McCarthy has been so successful because he knows how to work with quarterbacks, plays, Quarterback Jay Cutler throws deep, obviously going for the touchdown.

His presence on the field enabled Clay Matthews the other outside roster Free Agent Analysis: Green Bay is going to miss Cullen Jenkins badly, but they believe Mike Neal can step up and take his place. Harrell was an undrafted free agent out of college though have been repulsed but for the flight of Greg Jennings Authentic Jersey the green Patriot militia and Armand’s horsemen. Jerron McMillian Safey Jerron McMillian of the University of Maine was over the Washington Redskins in a Monday night football game in 1983.   Green Bay Packers Problems in 2012 The Green Bay Packers once again Bay Packers theme and would make an awesome gift for any Green Bay Packers fans.

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Clay Matthews On Cameras In Locker Rooms: ‘I’m Not A Fan Of That’

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“I know they’re trying to give the fans more of an experience, but what more can you do? We do interviews on the sideline, there’s social media. You can’t leave the parking lot without people swarming your cars.” In April, NFL executive V.P. Eric Grubman announced that all teams will be required to install TV cameras in their locker rooms. Per adage.com, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the footage will only be of the home team and will be from pregame and halftime. The individual teams will have the option to use the video on replay screens and mobile apps. “The reality is that this already exists. Clubs have been doing this. We already do this in winning locker rooms, so this is not unique. What’s unique is that everybody will do this in their own way,” Grubman said, per Clark Judge of CBS Sports . “There’s not going to be one way of doing this.

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[See Matthews’ complete upper- and lower-body workout, below.] Were always mixing it up. Were always developing our craft and improving upon our training technique. “I always start off the day with a big breakfasteggs, bacon, oatmeal, fruit. In between workouts, Ill have a snack, whether that consists of some type of fruit, cottage cheese, nuts, Muscle Milk bar or Muscle Milk shake. I get lunch almost immediately following to refuel my body. I try to eat six meals a daybreakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between, which seems to be a good recipe for what I ask of my body during training sessions.” On counting calories versus doing what feels right? “I kind of do what feels right; you kind of know whats good and bad for you. I try and stay away from the fast food, as well soda and candy, but at the same time, Im not going to sit here and say that I count calories when I go to the store. I try and eat what is deemed healthy or what I perceive to be healthy.” On his favorite workout or variation of a workout “My favorite day is Saturday, where Im just in the gym. But I understand that theres so much more than just being in the gym and lifting weightswhether its field work, working on my explosion, pass rush, changing directionor working on my core, glutes and flexibility with yoga and pilates. Boxing and MMA help to work on my hips, full body, feet and my hands, which correlate directly with being a pass rusher.

Clay Matthews is in Charge Now

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Matthews tweeted a picture of himself signing the contract before it was officially announced by the team. He wrote: “Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!” Matthews was set to earn a base of $3.73 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal, signed after the Packers made him the 26th pick in the 2009 draft “Clay has been a productive member of our team and we are pleased to be able to come to an agreement that will extend his Packers career,” general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement. Matthews, 26, has 42.5 sacks in his four seasons with the Packers, including 13 last season. He has 204 tackles, seven forced fumbles and four interceptions in 58 career games since being drafted out of USC. “Congratulations to Clay, who has quickly developed into a core member of our team,” coach Mike McCarthy said in a statement. “His accomplishments and the example he sets on and off the field will be vital to our continued success. We look forward to the rest of his Packers career.” The Packers are also working on an extension for Aaron Rodgers , with sources saying last month the sides were closing in on a long-term deal that would make the quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history. SportsNation: Matthews signs extension The Packers signed Clay Matthews to a five-year contract extension. So if he’s worth $13M a year, how much will Aaron Rodgers get? Vote! “Hopefully, that’s the next order of business,” Matthews said about Rodgers’ extension.

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Sign up now! Clay Matthews has to change his style for read option Gear Up! James Dator, SBNation Posted: Monday, August 12, 2013, 6:04 PM Clay Matthews understands that read option offenses are becoming more common in the NFL, and the fifth-year outside linebacker is adjusting the way he plays to cope with the scheme. The adjustment is largely predicated by the Green Bay Packers ‘ loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 playoffs. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran for 181 yards in the game, and the flat-footed Packers defense was unable to counter the Niners’ play calling. Matthews told ESPN how he’s needed to change the way he approaches pass rushing . “You have to sit there and play patty cake with the tackle, making sure the quarterback doesn’t escape the pocket. You have to read and make sure who’s taking the ball, who’s not. It’s difficult for me to just kind of sit back, especially when Kaepernick was having such success throwing the ball that game, too, which caught us by surprise.” Matthews manager to sack Kaepernick once in their January 12th game, but did not have the impact he’s accustomed to. It remains to be seen whether the read option will become a permanent staple of NFL offenses, or flame out much like the Wildcat, which was popularized by the Miami Dolphins in 2008 before becoming ineffective. One thing is sure: as teams select more mobile quarterbacks in the NFL Draft , it opens the possibility for the read option to be added to their playbooks. Defenders like Matthews are wise in adapting now, rather than being caught off guard again.

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In fact, he said that despite having 42 sacks in four years and showing to be as good defending the run as rushing the passer, he can improve a lot. “You know, I wasn’t a pass-rusher at SC; I had one year and a half a year at that of rushing the quarterback, so I’m still developing,” he said. “It’s funny how in 2012, I thought I had my best year. “And during this last year, I went back and watched that, and I think I’m light years ahead of where I was that year. And it’s been like that every year. Yeah, it’s going to continue. The numbers, I’m going to continue to put them up, I’m going to continue to lead this defense.” The previous high salary for a linebacker belonged to Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware, who signed a six-year, $78 million deal that included $41 million in guaranteed money in October 2009. It was apparent as early as the scouting combine in February that the Packers and Matthews were close on the average salary per year, but it took time for them to finalize the details. The Athletes First agency represents both Matthews and Rodgers, so the two sides have been trying to craft deals that best fit the Packers’ cap yet reward the two players for their performance.

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17, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) August 18, 2013 12:28 am Seth Perlman Tags Should those arrested in the Capitol be forced into handcuffs? Yes. The singers need to realize that this is serious. Yes. The humiliation and discomfort is part of the punishment, which includes a hefty fine. No. Others who get fined for other offenses elsewhere never have to wear handcuffs.

He benefited from a growth spurt between his junior and senior seasons — the Matthews boys are known to be late bloomers — but received scant interest coming out of Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif. When Clay came home one day and said he wanted to walk on at USC, his dad, a Trojans alumnus himself, was surprised and worried. Surely, his son would never play. Loaded with five-star linebackers, USC was destroying its Pac-10 competition. Hopefully, Clay wouldn’t get himself hurt. “You certainly don’t want to stomp out any of your kid’s dreams,” Clay Jr. says. “But he wasn’t that big and he wasn’t that fast and he was going to a school that was getting the top talent in the nation. I just wanted to make sure he knew what he was doing. “He was setting his standards high, and that was kind of the apex.” US Presswire Clay Matthews Jr.

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He was fourth in the NFL in sacks last season after missing four games with a hamstring injury. Matthews has three 10-sack seasons, third-best in Packers history, and nine games with two or more sacks. The son of Clay Matthews Jr., who played linebacker for 19 NFL seasons in Cleveland and Atlanta, and nephew of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews , Matthews is the only player in Packers history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first four seasons. Matthews also has four interceptions in 58 games, including two that were returned for touchdowns. He’s forced seven fumbles and recovered three, one of which was returned for a score. “Congratulations to Clay, who has quickly developed into a core member of our team,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “His accomplishments and the example he sets on and off the field will be vital to our continued success. We look forward to the rest of his Packers career.” So does Matthews, who will take on a greater leadership role following the Feb. 15 release of eight-time Pro Bowl defensive back Charles Woodson . “With the loss to some of those key defensive players, especially with Charles (Woodson) on the defensive side and with them putting a new contract in place for me, it definitely shows their belief in me in being a leader and kind of a stalwart in this defense,” Matthews said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity.

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Randall Cobb battling biceps injury

Packers’ Cobb tries to play through pain

Considering how often coach Mike McCarthy talks about being smart with injured players, it was somewhat surprising to see Cobb on the field when he was in such obvious pain. Cobb “Trying to be smart and be tough at the same time is difficult for me,” Cobb said after practice. “But I understand that I have limitations, and I have to be smart about it. But it’s hard and difficult at times.” When asked whether he was being smart by practicing on Tuesday, Cobb simply said: “No.” “It’s something that we understand what the injury is, and we wouldn’t put him out there if we thought he was in jeopardy of moving forward and getting healthy,” McCarthy said. “But every case is different.” Cobb did not play in Friday’s preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals and considering Jordy Nelson will miss the entire preseason because of a knee injury, the number of snaps quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have with his top receivers is going to be limited between now and the Sept. 8 season opener at San Francisco. Cobb led the Packers with 80 receptions last season and might have an even bigger role this season, so it’s understandable that he wants to be on the field as much as possible during training camp. “I know at some point during the season I’m going to be in pain, and I’m going to have to play, and I’m going to have to be productive when I do play,” Cobb said. “So trying to push through right now is more of a mindset for me.

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Theres a line between being tough and being smart, and I think us collectively together, between the coaching staff, myself and the training staff, we have to figure out what that line is, he said. Were playing with it right now. Ive got to take it upon myself personally to be smarter with my communication with the coaching staff. Cobb emerged as a trusted receiver last year, and its admirable that he wants to keep working after going through some drops. But he also has take the long view of this, and the fact [read] the Packers are counting on him more heavily matters now. Aug 13, 2013 5:24 PM Two things no one wearing purple and gold have ever been. Aug 13, 2013 5:27 PM HOGAN KNOWS BEST unbiasfan says: Aug 13, 2013 5:27 PM First it was Bryan Buluga saying he was going to play this season with a torn ACL and now Randall Cobb playing in practice while injured?

Packers WR Randall Cobb hurting with biceps injury

Yet there he was on the field through the end of Tuesdays practice. He even had three passes thrown his way during the final period, a no-huddle drill, and he hauled in two of them. For two straight days, Cobb has practiced with a wrap on the biceps injury he sustained last week. Considering how often coach Mike McCarthy talks about being smart with injured players, it was somewhat surprising to see Cobb on the field when he was in such obvious pain. Trying to be smart and be tough at the same time is difficult for me, Cobb said after practice.

Randall Cobb balancing being smart and tough

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3 scrimmage. By the end of Tuesdays practice, the former Alcoa High School star was wincing, holding his right arm close to his body and clearly in pain during an 11-on-11 competitive team period. Yeah, I have some pain in it. So (Im) just dealing with that, Cobb said. The hardest part for me is, Im a tough guy, I want to be on the field. I dont like missing practice. I hate missing practice.

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Despite the NFL being a passing league, the running back mantra still holds true in Fantasy Football as it has since day one. You need to get a running back in the first round. There’s no doubt you can get a great wide receiver in the second or third rounds of your draft. Same holds true for quarterbacks. This means you need to really have a laser focus on running backs in your draft. Yes, the 2013 version of Alfred Morris is bound to surface.

Green Bay Packers: Randall Cobb working through arm pain

He said a lot goes into deciding whether it’s best for the player to rest or to fight through the pain, and often it is a joint decision between the training staff and the player. In this case, Cobb said he probably could do a better job of communicating with the coaching staff on what he’s going through, but he said he thought this was something every player goes through during a normal season. “I know at some point during the season I’m going to be in pain and I’m going to have to play and I’m going to have to be productive when I do play,” Cobb said. “So trying to push through right now is more of a mind-set for me. It’s nothing to be worried about. I may look like I’m in a lot of pain and I may be in a lot of pain, but I’ll be fine.” The biggest reason Cobb said he is practicing is that he is not satisfied with his performance in camp. He wouldn’t go as far as to say that a rash of drops the first week was the reason. The Packers are counting on Cobb being a major part of their offense and maybe their return game, too. Cobb will be the full-time slot receiver, replacing the departed Greg Jennings, and he’s likely to see more attention from opposing defenses with Jennings gone. Cobb did not play in the Arizona game and has a few days until a decision must be made about the game Saturday at St.

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Afterward, he admitted that probably wasnt smart . I know at some point during the season Im going to be in pain and Im going to have to play and Im going to have to be productive when I do play, Cobb said. So, trying to push through right now is more of a mindset for me. Its nothing to be worried about. I may look like Im in a lot of pain, and I may be in a lot of pain, but Ill be fine. Coach Mike McCarthy said the injury is going to be something thats going to linger for a while. Its something that a lot of time is spent on, and frankly, its not one of my favorite things to do because it is very time-consuming during the mornings.