Posts tagged bob sanders

Is Atari Bigby the Packers’ Bob Sanders?

Remember the 2006 Indianapolis Colts? Thanks primarily to Peyton Manning’s arm, the Colts started 9-0 despite giving up more than 20 points per game. They were Super Bowl favorites until their defense collapsed down the stretch and they finished the year 3-4. Analysts attributed the team’s defensive struggles to the absence of safety Bob Sanders, […]

Packers Purge Defensive Coaching Staff

Bob Sanders

Bob Sanders has been fired as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator – something that doesn’t come as much of a surprise after special teams coach Mike Stock retired on Friday. Something that is somewhat more of a surprise, however, is the Packers’ entire defensive coaching staff was canned along with Sanders, with the exception […]

Stock “Retires,” Sanders Next?

Mike Stock

Late Friday evening, Green Bay Packers’ special teams coach Mike Stock retired. Or, “retired.” This doesn’t come as a surprise. The Packers special teams were putrid this past season in nearly every aspect. Fans had been calling for Stock’s job, along with that of defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, for some time. What does come as […]

The White Elephant in the Room

Mike McCarthy

Most everyone is quick to point the finger at defensive coordinator Bob Sanders as the scapegoat in this dismal Green Bay Packers’ season. And the proverbial finger has good reason to be pointed in Sanders direction, especially after a disgusting 24-21 home loss to the Houston Texans, in which the defense was carved up for […]

The Packers Are Dead, Long Live The Packers

Aaron Rodgers

With yet another heartbreaking 4 points-or-less loss, the Green Bay Packers have all but assured that the playoffs will be out of their reach, with their 35-31 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers. The Packers don’t deserve it this year, not this coaching staff, not this underachieving group of players. But it’s hard […]