Aaron Rodgers Declares the Packers Will Be Tough to Stop in 2017

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers joined Evan Daniels of FOX Sports on his podcast Thursday to break down the NCAA tournament and how being overlooked coming out of high school drove him to be great.

Of course, Rodgers also was asked about the upcoming season, Aaron Nagler of USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports.

“We probably need a couple more pieces on defense before the season starts, but we’re going to be really tough to stop on offense,” Rodgers said of a unit that has added tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks. “(Coach) Mike (McCarthy) has a great system that’s ever evolving and changing, and I put my stamp on it once we get it down on paper.”

“It’s exciting, man. Green Bay Packers fans should be excited.”

Packers Pro Bowl Guard T.J. Lang Feels He’ll Hit the Open Market

Packers Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang believes there’s a good chance he will hit the open market, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

That’s how Lang described his mindset a little more than three weeks before the start of free agency.

Lang, who likely would be the Packers’ most expensive free agent to re-sign, said Monday in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he “hasn’t heard a word” from the Packers about a new contract.

“I said it after the season about obviously wanting to stay in Green Bay, and I still feel that way, but at this point I don’t really have any other options,” Lang said. “I have to prepare as if I’m going to hit the open market and see what the options are.”

“The closer it gets, the more prepared I am to go out and see what’s out there,” Lang said. “A part of me, too, stresses a little bit just [about] the unknown sitting here thinking maybe there will be five, six, seven teams that come after me and then maybe there’s only one team. Maybe there’s not any teams. Are teams going to be turned away because I had the hip surgery even though it’s a pretty common procedure around the NFL?

“But I’m just excited to see what’s going to happen. If Green Bay calls and we can get something done, that would be awesome. But if not, I’m sitting a good spot here, too, coming off a pretty solid year and making my first Pro Bowl, which was a great honor. It’s been so long since I was in this position to choose who I want to play for, since college when I picked Eastern Michigan.”

Is Tom Brady Really The Best Quarterback Of All Time In The NFL?

Now that the New England Patriots have secured a place at the Super Bowl on Sunday February 5th, there is even more discussion about the career of Tom Brady. This will be the 7th Super Bowl appearance for the 39-year- old Patriots quarterback. So, is Brady the best quarterback in the NFL? And what about the claims that he’s the best in NFL history in that position?

The California born Brady has certainly come a long way since he regularly attended San Francisco 49ers games and watched his hero Joe Montana. Let’s take a look at why Brady is now a hero himself and, according to many experts, the best quarterback ever.

Still shredding defenses at 39

There is no question that Brady is still impressing fans in the NFL and he certainly makes The Patriots’ receivers look good. The guy tore apart Pittsburgh’s defense in helping The Patriots to an emphatic 36-17 win as they progressed towards their ninth Super Bowl appearance.

Brady has certainly been instrumental in the Patriots’ success. This has led to many of the games’ biggest experts referring to him as the best quarterback in the NFL at present; although he does not always get enough credit for the influence he has.

Is Brady the best ever?

There are many who believe that Brady can lay claim to being the best quarterback ever and not just in the current NFL line-ups. Let’s examine a few reasons why this may be the case.

  • The post season record of Brady is an impressive 21-8. This is five more wins than his own childhood hero Montana.
  • Brady has completed a total of thirteen Super Bowl touchdowns; a record.
  • The Californian quarterback has achieved MVP status three times at Super Bowl.
  • Brady has led the the Patriots to twelve AFC East division titles in his career. He is the first quarterback to achieve this figure.
  • The four Super Bowl rings achieved by Brady means he is tied for the most Super Bowl wins by a quarterback with Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

All of this makes for an impressive list of achievements by the player who was drafted by the Patriots way back in 2000. It’s also worth remembering that he has more combined regular season and post season wins than any other quarterback in the history of the NFL.
If you are an NFL fan, then you probably have your own opinion about who is the best quarterback of all time. You may have more regard for Manning, Staubach, Bradshaw or Montana than Brady. But this will not necessarily stop you from putting your faith in Brady when you take advantage of legal betting on the Super Bowl and place a wager on The Patriots for the big game.

Whether you believe that Brady is the best quarterback of all time or not, you have to believe that the guy is going to have a major influence over events on February 5th.

Packers Set to Be More of a Player in Free Agency in 2017?

The Packers under General Manager Ted Thompson have not been major players in free agency but that might be changing, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.

Appearing on Thursday’s edition of NFL Total Access, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport relayed expectations that Green Bay will be more aggressive than usual this offseason.

“From what I’m told,” Rapoport said, “I would think the Packers are going to go and get some free agents this year along with trying to re-sign Jared Cook — which is a priority for them.”

That’s not to say Thompson is ready to go on a shopping spree. During Thursday’s season-ending press conference, Mike McCarthy reminded reporters that Thompson still has the same philosophy of building through the draft, re-signing his homegrown talent and using the open market judiciously.

Packers vs Falcons Thursday NFC Title Game Injury Report

GREEN BAY PACKERS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quadricep), K Mason Crosby (illness), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)
  Thursday WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quadricep), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Jeff Janis (quadricep), G T.J. Lang (foot), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), CB Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion)
  Thursday G T.J. Lang (foot), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), CB Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Nick Perry (hand)
  Thursday K Mason Crosby (illness), LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), WR Jeff Janis (quadricep), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), LB Nick Perry (hand)
 
ATLANTA FALCONS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Julio Jones (toe)
  Thursday WR Julio Jones (toe)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), WR Taylor Gabriel (forearm), S Keanu Neal (foot)
  Thursday DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), WR Taylor Gabriel (forearm)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Thursday S Keanu Neal (foot)

Packers vs Cowboys Thursday Injury Report

GREEN BAY PACKERS at DALLAS COWBOYS on Sunday night
GREEN BAY PACKERS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Jeff Janis (quadricep), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)
  Thursday LB Jayrone Elliott (hand, not injury related), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion)
  Thursday WR Jeff Janis (quadricep), G T.J. Lang (foot), CB Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Randall Cobb (ankle), LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), G T.J. Lang (foot), LB Blake Martinez (knee), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Nick Perry (hand)
  Thursday WR Randall Cobb (ankle), LB Blake Martinez (knee), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), LB Nick Perry (hand)
 
DALLAS COWBOYS
 
Practice Report
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Morris Claiborne (groin), DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (elbow), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), DT Terrell McClain (ankle), T Tyron Smith (knee), DT Cedric Thornton (ankle)
  Thursday DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (elbow), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), DT Terrell McClain (ankle), T Tyron Smith (knee), DT Cedric Thornton (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Thursday CB Morris Claiborne (groin)

Packers and Lions Set to Collide for the Fate of the NFC North

NFL: SEP 25 Lions at Packers

The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, a game that will decide the fate of the NFC North, and also the playoff fate for both teams in what should be a great week 17 showdown.

Remember last season when the Packers hosted the Minnesota Vikings in week 17 only to lose and have to go on the road in the postseason? The team doesn’t want to relive that fate again, and this time they want to make sure to get the job done.

The Lions will be at home, but will also be playing on a short week after losing in Dallas Monday night 42-21 after having a 21-14 lead at one point.

“If we get a win, we win the division and get a home playoff game,” said Lions starting QB Matthew Stafford. “That’s the focus right now, and I can just see it standing right there.”

The Packers have the momentum edge, as the Lions have lost two straight after five straight wins, while the Packers have won five straight following a November 20th loss to the Redskins.

The game film from the week three battle between the two teams will be looked over, a game that was won by the Packers 34-27, but a lot has changed from that game.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers should get MVP consideration for the way he’s played over the last month plus, and combined with the way he and Jordy Nelson have played together, it’s tough to think they can be beat.

Detroit will be coming for Rodgers, and the Packers offensive line could have a big impact on this game, as they have to do a good job setting up time for ARod to throw.

The same goes for the Packers D, which needs to pressure Stafford and force him into mistakes. If the Packers can do that, they should be playing in Lambeau in a wild card game the following weekend.

If not, they could have a fate just like a season ago.

What if the Packers Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

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Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.

There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.

Check out what they think the logo of the Packers will look like made in the likeness of Trump!

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