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  1. Mike Pettine Defense

  2. Washington HC Jay Gruden on slowing down Rodgers : “I think you have to hold your disguise if you are going to disguise. I think you’ve got to handle different types of formations and if you show your hand you’ve got to be sound in what you do. The most important thing is that you’ve got to make him uncomfortable in the pocket. If you give him time to move around and buy time, and find a second, third option, or fifth or sixth option because he’s scrambling around, he’s going to dice you up. The team’s that have had success, which aren’t very many, they pressure him, and that’s the key.”
  3. From PackersWire Matchups to watch Redskins’ defensive interior vs. Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley and Justin McCray: Similar to last week, one of the strengths of the Washington defense is on its front. The Redskins invested first-round picks (both from Alabama) in each of the past two seasons. In 2017, they drafted Jonathan Allen, and this past year they took Daron Payne. The Packers’ interior offensive line should have its hands full, especially in the run game. The Redskins have stout edge rushers, too, but the Bakhtiari-Bulaga duo stumped Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter last week, so this week should only be a continuation of last week’s solid tackle play. Davante Adams vs. Josh Norman: Two years ago, Norman was one of the league’s best corners. He played very well for Washington last year, too, but he’s 30 years old now, and Adams is only getting better. Adams surely wants to position himself as a top-five NFL wide receiver. He can begin doing so by winning the battle against Norman.
  4. Mike Pettine Defense

    From PackersNews "Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had as much reason as anyone to be upset with Clay Matthews’ controversial roughing-the-passer penalty last week, but he took issue more with what happened next. “My biggest issue with the whole thing,” Pettine said, “is how we responded to it. We gave up probably 12, 13 completions after it, well over 100 yards passing, a touchdown. We didn’t handle the adversity well.” “That’s the frustrating thing and that’s the thing we addressed in in our room and it’s something that moving forward that we need to handle adversity like that better.”
  5. 2018 Offensive Line Thread

    Bulaga talks knee via PackersNews: “To a degree — I feel like the recovery to the knee, it’s done — but the whole part of getting back into the technical part of the game is a process I feel like,” Bulaga said. “I feel like, not just the speed of the game, that’s all slowing down to where it needs to be I feel like, it’s just a matter of being comfortable again in space and doing certain things and just seeing the defense the way that you were used to before you hadn’t played football in 10 months. It’s just kind of one of those things that from week to week you start to settle in and get more comfortable. Things start to happen more natural.”
  6. That game was a BLAST to watch. Reigning SB Champs vs the 8-8 Packers with James Lofton, John Jefferson and Paul Coffman at TE
  7. Random Packer News & Notes

    Defenders Making Business Decisions https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/21/packers-kentrell-brice-highlights-perils-of-playing-safety-in-todays-nfl/ "But what all goes into that decision-making process, especially for a player like Brice? Turns out, a whole lot. And it’s more than just football. To hear Packers passing game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. tell it is to understand how difficult it is to play safety in today’s NFL. “I think, if you watch NFL football today, and if you’re in KB’s position, if he goes and separates the receiver from the ball, what’s probably going to happen? Probably going to be a fine. He’s already been fined one time. I think that’s flashing through a lot of DB’s minds.” “It’s difficult, when a guy’s lowering his body, going for the ball, he’s trying to make a football play,” Whitt explained. “For you to make a football play and you know you’re going to lose a lot of money and get a penalty at the same time if you complete that play. That’s just the reality of today’s football.” The financial side of the equation is telling. Take Brice, for example. His contract pays out a base salary of $630,000. Split out over the course of a full season, and Brice receives a game check of about $40,000, pre-tax. Now, look at the fine table for penalties violating player safety rules. Even for first offenses, the fines range from $10,026 to as much as $26,739. You can bet a player like Brice knows the financial implications of committing a player safety penalty. Would you ever risk over half your weekly salary? Safeties are making business decisions every play." Damn shame, what THEY are doing to the game
  8. From Jim Owczarski twitter: Packers rookie linebacker Oren Burks said the last few weeks of practice have gone well physically and he’s adjusted to the shoulder harness. Ready to go for his regular season debut on Sunday.
  9. Show me the money!, say 20 Hall of Famers

    They could allocate a larger portion of the fine money to that pension fund. Some of it goes there now, but not all. NFL shouldn't be using the players cash for disaster relief and League PR According to the NFL, all money collected from fines goes to charitable causes, including supporting its retired players. In a 2010 statement, the NFL responded to public comments from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who publicly challenged the NFL to give back fine money in the event of a player lockout. They clarified that all on-field fines go to the NFL Player Care Foundation—which provides medical, emotional, and financial assistance to retired NFL players—and the NFL Players Association Player Assistance Trust, a fund that helps professional and amateur football players' families in a crisis. The money can also go to various disaster relief and health-related charities backed by the NFL.
  10. Wide Receiver Outlook

    Through 2 complete games, the much- talked- about crew of Kumerow, Davis, MVS, EQ, and Moore have contributed... 10 offensive snaps ( all MVS)
  11. From The Athletic Mason Foster looks forward to his chess match with Aaron Rodgers on Sunday "Making a defensive adjustment to outsmart an audible Aaron Rodgers makes is just like hitting the sweet spot in baseball, Mason Foster explained. When Washington’s linebacker properly reads what the Green Bay Packers quarterback is trying to do and the defense stops it in its tracks, that feeling is comparable to hitting the ball right off the sweet spot of the bat, hearing the boom and watching it fly. After playing Rodgers four times in his career, Foster smiled when asked what it’s like to quarterback the defense in a game against the perennial Pro Bowler. It’s like a game of chess. Sometimes Rodgers is making dummy calls, so that requires him to make a few of his own. Occasionally, Foster makes a big show with fake hand signals to throw off the Packers quarterback, so Rodgers has to discern whether Foster is trying to play him into a trap or he’s actually done an adjustment which Rodgers now has to audible for. Watch the two of them go to work on Sunday, and it’s almost like observing a choreographed dance, the intimate details of which Foster would not divulge. “That’s between me and Rodgers,” Foster said with a smile. “Sometimes he’s flipping stuff, so I gotta flip. We do stuff, and then have to move the d-line, so it’s a game. It’s like chess, but I love it. You can’t get caught making a bad move or they can go for 60 on you. You just gotta study a lot and be on top of it. You know he’s coming with his A-game, so I have to be on top of my A-game and keep the communication at a high level."
  12. Rookie Watch

    Perhaps. But Josh Jackson is still learning how to play press, House already knows. As a football player, Jackson is fantastic, but he's only a short time into learning all of the techniques he needs to succeed in the NFL and the coaches are bringing him along slowly. Remember: Jackson only started a few games at Iowa and those were mostly in zone.
  13. Where’s Norm?

    Norm went snipe hunting
  14. Rookie Watch

    https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/20/mike-pettine-calls-rookie-cb-jaire-alexander-one-of-defenses-best-players-through-2-weeks/ “If you didn’t know who was who and just evaluated our defense the first two weeks you’d be hard pressed to say that Jaire (Alexander) is potentially our top defensive player, if not our top one or two,” Pettine said. “Just his effort, his energy, his playmaking ability. He’s been outstanding and Josh (Jackson) is not far behind.”