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  1. NFL News & Notes

    Thanks Gute for NOT doing this ...
  2. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

  3. This Is Rival Talk v1.0

    Los Angeles Wildcats Head Coach Winston Moss just fired his defensive coordinator after 1 XFL game. https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/pepper-johnson-los-angeles-wildcats-fired-xfl-defensive-coordinator/ So much news from all that former Packer defensive coaching talent that we were lucky enough to have on staff for so, so many years.
  4. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

    It does appear that Gute's attempt to rectify the long-standing problems of subpar play at ILB in Green Bay by selecting Burks has been a failure, at least to date. And that failure certainly does/will hurt the Packers. If Gute's failure at ILB with respect to Burks makes you feel better about your boy's failure after failure after failure to provide the D with adequate talent at ILB good for ya.
  5. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

    A couple of snippets: "By looking at ATD+ we further see why total tackles is an extremely limited stat. Packers linebacker Blake Martinez has racked up a league-leading 79 tackles on designed runs, which is 21 more than expected. However, he is making these tackles over a yard further downfield than second-place tackler Zach Cunningham and has one of the worst ATD+ among the run tackle leaders. In another comparison, Martinez is making his tackles almost a full yard further downfield than Broncos safety Kareem Jackson, who leads the league with a ridiculous 158 ATD+." "In this final comparison of the leading run tacklers, we can see that simply racking up a lot of tackles does not equal value to a defense. League leader in tackles Blake Martinez has actually been a negative in the run game for the Packers." As a 3-down ILB, I look forward to a similar analysis of Martinez's contributions to the pass defense where his "speed" really stands out. IT. IS. TIME.
  6. 2020 Off-season Discussion Thread

    The Packers certainly need at least one good ILB and a good playmaker or 2 or 3 on offense. They also need 1 or 2 defensive linemen. While the CURRENT gap between SF & GB is indeed significant, losses like yesterday can really have a lasting negative impact on even top flight rosters. Going to be an interesting offseason in the Bay Area. And there is going to be quite a bit of pressure on Shanahan and Garoppolo during the 2020 season in the very, very competitive NFC West division. If Gute gets work fixing the remaining, glaring roster holes, the Pack could bypass SF next season.
  7. Random Packer News & Notes

    Ryan ran a 4.65 and Martinez ran a 4.71 at the combine. At his recent end of the season press conference, Gutey made it clear that having speed at linebacker is “no doubt” a necessity. https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2020/01/28/solving-packers-ilb-puzzle-set-to-be-quite-the-riddle-for-gm-brian-gutekunst/ Summers was clocked at 4.51 and Oren Burks ran a 4.59. They may both suck, but they are not slow. Given the ILBs he has drafted in his two drafts to date and his comments about the need for speed, Gutey certainly does seem to be moving on from the try hard, assignment sure mold of ILBs who have dominated the middle of GB's defenses over the past decade.
  8. Superb Owl Discussion Thread

  9. Superb Owl Discussion Thread

    Happy the Chiefs won. Like the franchise and like Andy Reid. Also really like that the SB loser hangover is a real deal and hope it hits the Niners hard.
  10. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

    Considering Gary had more sacks than Fackrell with this season with far less playing time, (Kyler had just 1 sack in his 415 snaps, Gary only had 244 snaps), there was always little chance Fackrell would return to the team in 2020, and Fackrell has never been known for setting the edge, why he continued to get so much more time than Gary is an excellent question.
  11. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

  12. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

    NFL: Mike Garafolo: Blake Martinez looks like he'll depart Green Bay via free agency https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nfl/video/mike-garafolo-blake-martinez-looks-like-hell-depart-green-bay-via-free-agency/mg619d2uizrb17ichuvzp4sut
  13. Inside Linebacker ... IT IS TIME

    Yes Gute, it is time.
  14. Fire Pettine

    The notion that Pettine should be blamed for not developing Josh F'ing Jones (the guy who demanded a trade out of GB last March and did not play a single game in the NFL in 2019) has to be a joke, right?
  15. Fire Pettine

    The Packers were not a CASH COW last fiscal year. "The Green Bay Packers reported a profit of just $724,000 in their latest fiscal year ...The Packers’ profit in the year ending March 31 was down 97.9% from $34.1 million in the year ending March 2018 and more than 99% from the record $75 million in the previous fiscal year." https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-packers-on-the-decline-20190714-ftslrmrj35b6xp2xxth6lczhzu-story.html Paying top $ for a ST Coordinator and paying both Pettine and another DC would undoubtedly have pushed the Packers into the red.