Posts tagged Brandon Chillar

Barnett Could Be Out For The Season

Nick Barnett

When Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said linebacker Nick Barnett could miss an extended period with a wrist injury, we didn’t anticipate “extended period” meant “the rest of the year.” However, that appears to be a real possibility. Multiple sources have confirmed Barnett’s initial diagnosis — that he will need surgery to repair his […]

Barnett Could Miss Extended Time; Chillar Injury Not Season-Ending

The Green Bay Packers got some good news and some bad news on Wednesday. First, the bad news. Linebacker Nick Barnett, who injured his wrist against the Detroit Lions and finished the game anyway, could be out an extended period, according to coach Mike McCarthy. Barnett is getting a second opinion on Friday. “Yeah, there […]

Chillar’s Injury May Be Season-Ending

Two days after learning they’ll lose starting safety Morgan Burnett for the season, the Green Bay Packers may be down a second valuable defender. Reports are linebacker Brandon Chillar, who didn’t play Sunday, may have a serious shoulder injury. Chillar injured his shoulder against Detroit and his agent now says it may end his season. […]

Chillar Out, Shields Doubtful For Lions

The Green Bay Packers will be without linebacker Brandon Chillar, who has an injured shoulder, against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, while cornerback Sam Shields is doubtful with a calf injury and not expected to play. You know what that means! Actually, in one case you do — A.J. Hawk will take the bulk of […]

Greene: Matthews Could Be The Best Ever

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews has been receiving high praise this season after racking up six sacks in the team’s first two games, but none more so than the praise coming from linebackers coach Kevin Greene. Greene, an outside linebacker in his playing days, says Matthews has the tools to be the best […]

A.J. Hawk Wants Out

The Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, the former No. 5 overall draft pick, didn’t play one snap in the team’s season-opening victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Today, Hawk’s agent, Mike McCartney, said Hawk wants out of Green Bay… without actually saying Hawk wants out of Green Bay. “A.J. is a pro’s pro and wants […]

A.J. Hawk Is The Forgotten Man

After Sunday’s Green Bay Packers victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, I incorrectly assumed Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk started the game before giving way to Brandon Chillar. Afterwards, assuming he had been on the field and I had missed him, I questioned where Hawk was. He didn’t record a single stat and it turns out, […]

Packers Not Exactly Dominant In Season-Opening Win

Kevin Kolb

Maybe it’s time to table the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl talk for a bit. The defense, led by linebacker Clay Matthews, was the biggest reason the Packers were able to escape Philadelphia with a 27-20 win over the Eagles. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense wasn’t close to firing on all cylinders, but […]

Observations From Packers 59-24 Victory Over Colts

Peyton Manning

The Green Bay Packers offense is potent, we knew that, but in their longest outing of the preseason against last year’s AFC champs, they put any doubts to rest. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who I have a hard time believing isn’t on his way to becoming the best player in the NFL, cut up the Colts […]

Undrafted Zombo Could Be The Real Deal

Frank Zombo looks like he might be the real deal. The Green Bay Packers signed Zombo as an undrafted free agent and converted him to outside linebacker after he played his college career as a defensive end at Central Michigan. He tallied 25.5 sacks as a Chippewa and has been generating some pressure for the […]

Chillar Back On The Inside

The Green Bay Packers moved linebacker Brandon Chillar to outside linebacker earlier this preseason, but that experiment appears to be over. Chillar was competing with Brad Jones for the starting spot opposite Clay Matthews, but didn’t do anything to distinguish himself, despite getting plenty of opportunities with Matthews on the shelf. Chillar will remain a […]

A Look At The Packers Depth Chart

The Green Bay Packers have released their first depth chart, which gives us a good idea of who is and who isn’t performing well. It also sheds some light on who is playing where. On the offensive side of the ball there aren’t any big surprises. Most notable is that Donald Lee has regained the […]

Chillar Could Start At Outside Linebacker

I didn’t give it a second thought when I heard the Green Bay Packers were using inside linebacker Brandon Chillar at outside linebacker. After all, the team has been experimenting a lot with their linebackers. I mean, they’ve tried 300-pound defensive end Cullen Jenkins at outside linebacker for Christ’s sake. Chillar is a different story, […]

Training Camp Observations, August 3, Evening, Full Pads

The weather man was wrong. It’s sunny and 85 degrees about an hour before practice. Quick observations: – There is a lot of talk here in Green Bay on the Brett Favre retirement. My thoughts — he stays retired until September 9th when, while mowing the lawn, he decides to drive the lawnmower to the […]

Training Camp Observations, Aug. 3, Morning Shells

Nick Collins

I’m here at the early practice once again. It’s 70 degrees, overcast, and very humid. Quick observations: Team drills – Brandon Chillar gets the nod at OLB with Brad Jones still out. – Looks like we’ll have a long portion of team drills. Not much to report during those. Game situation, offense vs defense – […]

Atari Bigby vs. Morgan Burnett

Atari Bigby Morgan Burnett

When training camp opens, the Green Bay Packers will have few spots in the starting lineup up for grabs. The only totally open competition is at left guard, where Daryn Colledge will battle Jason Spitz for the starting job. There are other positions that may turn into competitions, however. T.J. Lang and Mark Tauscher may […]

A.J. Hawk: Same Old Song And Dance

We’ve been hard on Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk over the years, and with good reason. Hawk was the fifth-overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft and he simply hasn’t lived up to that lofty status. Hawk has always been a good guy and a hard worker, but when you’re a linebacker selected […]

Expect Matthews To Rush From Just About Everywhere

It’s become apparent that Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews will be coming at quarterbacks from places other than just his customary spot at right outside linebacker. Matthews rushed the quarterback from the inside linebacker position several times during minicamp, a move that appears to be part of the evolution of Dom Capers’ defense […]

Chillar and Jenkins Working at Outside Linebacker

Rather than give you the full rundown of tweets, which came from the Press Gazette’s Pete Dougherty, we’ll just tell you this: the Green Bay Packers are using defensive end Cullen Jenkins and inside linebacker Brandon Chillar at outside linebacker. This shouldn’t be interpreted as a positional switch by either, but as a way to […]

Packers May Get Creative At Linebacker, But That’s Hardly Enough

Brad Jones

The Green Bay Packers have a potentially problematic situation at outside linebacker. As it stands right now, the Packers will start second-year man Brad Jones opposite Clay Matthews. Even though the left outside linebacker spot was considered one of the Packers’ primary weaknesses, the team did absolutely nothing to address it during the draft. The […]