My Man Aaron Rodgers In Hollywood With His Girl Jessica

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a bad man. He wins Super Bowls, he vanquishes the memories of legends and he dates hot broads. Case in point, Gossip Girl star and Wisconsin native Jessica Szohr, who we first told you about in December. Well, our man ARod was in Hollywood at the Sunset Tower […]

Edgar Bennett May Be Being Groomed As An Offensive Coordinator

Edgar Bennett

The Green Bay Packers had to hire a new receivers coach, since Jimmy Robinson left to take the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.

They announced the move on Friday and it’s a familiar face, although not someone you would expect.

Former Packers running back Edgar Bennett will take over for Robinson. Bennett coached the Packers running backs for last six seasons. For the previous four seasons, he served as director of player development.

Lovie Smith Gets His Extension, Talks Up Cutler

Lovie Smith

The Chicago Bears have given coach Lovie Smith a two-year contract extension.

Smith, who was entering the final year of a four-year contract, made $5.5 million under his old deal, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL. Assuming he didn’t take a pay cut, Smith makes slightly more than Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who recently signed an extension paying him an average of $5 million a year.

Jenkins Bitter, Says He’s Gone

Cullen Jenkins

As far as he’s concerned, Cullen Jenkins’ career with the Green Bay Packers is over.

He’s a little bitter about it too.

The Packers did not use their franchise or transition tags — the deadline to use them was Thursday — and the team hasn’t approached Jenkins about a new contract.

Raiders May Still Look At Perry, Moss

The Oakland Raiders remain the only NFL team with a defensive coordinator opening and, for whatever reason, they’re in no hurry to fill it.

When head coach Hue Jackson does get around to interviewing candidates, Green Bay Packers assistant head coach Winston Moss and safeties coach Darren Perry figure to get a shot.

Packers Won’t Franchise Anyone

Cullen Jenkins

While several NFL teams have been slapping the franchise tag on their players, the Green Bay Packers won’t be using theirs.

There was speculation the Packers might use the tag on defensive end Cullen Jenkins or kicker Mason Crosby, both pending free agents, but Ted Thompson obviously thought the cost was too great.

Quitler

Remember when Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler quit on his team during the second half of the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers because his vagina hurt?

In case you forgot about it, I thought now would be as good a time as any to remind you.

Apparently Everyone Needs To Be Told: Asomugha Is A Long Shot

Nnamdi Asomugha

Personally, I thought we made it pretty clear. Soon-to-be-former Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha isn’t likely to sign with the Green Bay Packers, even though he’s expressed an interest in rejoining former teammate Charles Woodson.

Sure, it’s a wonderful thought, pairing Asomugha with Tramon Williams and moving Woodson to free safety. Asomugha, Williams, Woodson and Nick Collins — three All Pros and one in the making.

Make A Stupid Bet, Do Stupid Shit

Luke Ravenstahl

We’ve all made stupid bets.

Usually it’s because of that sonofabitch called pride, which needles you in your side just as soon as you’re forced to defend your home turf. A wise man once told me never to bet with your heart unless it’s a lead-pipe cinch.

A.J. Hawk On A.J. Hawk’s Uncertain Future

A.J. Hawk

Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was on NFL Network Tuesday, where he discussed the team’s Super Bowl win and his own future, among other things.

As we discussed before, Hawk is scheduled to make $10 million in 2011 and that’s a number the Packers won’t pay. The team will either have to renegotiate his deal or release him.

Packers May Have A Shot At Wisconsin’s Carimi

Gabe Carimi

Wisconsin Badgers offensive tackle Gabe Carimi was one of the best offensive linemen in college football in 2010.

The Badgers left tackle won the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman in college football, he was a consensus first-team All American, the Big Ten offensive lineman of the year and an All-Big Ten first-team selection.

Aaron Rodgers On Ellen

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the second member of the Green Bay Packers to appear on the Ellen Degeneres Show since the team won Super Bowl XLV.

Clay Matthews joined Ellen two weeks ago.

Draft Needs Start With Linebacker, Offensive Line

Clay Matthews

The Green Bay Packers will go into this year’s NFL Draft with a roster that doesn’t have a lot of holes.

The team could use upgrades in two key areas, though. The Packers still don’t have a pass-rush threat at linebacker opposite Clay Matthews and could also use help along the offensive line.

Vikings Tag Chad Greenway

Chad Greenway

The Minnesota Vikings have used their franchise tag on linebacker Chad Greenway.

The move is significant because the Vikings also have two other key starters headed toward free agency — receiver Sidney Rice and defensive end Ray Edwards.

Woodson Supports Wisconsin Workers

Charles Woodson

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson released a statement in support of Wisconsin workers over the weekend. Here it is in its entirety. Last week I was proud when many of my current and former teammates announced their support for the working families fighting for their rights in Wisconsin. Today I am honored to join […]

Dave Duerson Committed Suicide

Dave Duerson

When I heard former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson died on Thursday, I didn’t pay much attention.

People die every day.

Things changed on Saturday, however, when it was revealed Duerson committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest.

Jarrett Bush Is An Asset

Jarrett Bush

Those are five words I never thought I’d write, but Jarrett Bush was actually an asset for the Green Bay Packers during the 2010 season.

No, he’s not an All Pro in the making, but the Packers faith in Bush, which often seemed misplaced, finally paid off. The idiotic penalties disappeared, Bush finally developed into a serviceable NFL cornerback and became one of the team’s best special teams players.

Is Matthews A Liability Against The Run?

Clay Matthews

I don’t think anyone can argue that Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is one of the best defensive players in the league.

He’s one of the NFL’s top pass rushers, he can completely disrupt opposing offenses and he has to be game planned for. That being said, he’s not the greatest run-stuffing linebacker, even on his own team.

Woodson: Favre Had Numerous Opportunities To Reach Out

Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was on Jim Rome’s show today and, of course, Brett Favre somehow managed to work his way into the conversation.

Rome asked Woodson about Favre’s relationship with Aaron Rodgers — Rodgers reportedly still harbors some bitterness toward Favre — and about the possibility of Favre reaching out to his former understudy.

James Starks: Arian Foster Or Timmy Smith?

James Starks

I’m not suggesting Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is going to turn into the Houston Texans Arian Foster next season, but this is a comparison of two opposites.

I chose Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010, and Smith, who rushed for a record 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII as a member of the Washington Redskins, because they both came out of nowhere, much like Starks.