Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

McCarthy Fails In Game And Clock Management

The Green Bay Packers look like a poorly-coached football team again, but forget about the team-record penalties and the special teams breakdowns for a second. The Packers may have had a chance to win or tie the Chicago Bears on Monday night if it weren’t for what I would term two terrible coaching decisions by […]

Welcome Back, Mike McCarthy’s Team

Devin Hester

Let’s be realistic. The better team did not win on Monday Night Football. Forget that the Green Bay Packers have no running game. Forget that the defense played their usual bend-but-don’t-break brand of football. The Green Bay Packers lost to the Chicago Bears 20-17 on Monday night because they exhibited the same stupid, aggravating play […]

Clifton, Colledge Likely To Start

It looks like the Green Bay Packers will open their game with the Chicago Bears tonight with the same starting offensive line they opened the season with. Both Chad Clifton and Daryn Colledge practiced with the No. 1 unit on Saturday and will start barring a last-minute setback. Clifton has been battling a knee injury […]

Bulaga Taking Over For Clifton Now Seems Inevitable

Even though Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy insisted veteran Chad Clifton is his starting left tackle earlier in the week, it now seems inevitable rookie Bryan Bulaga will take over for Clifton full time, this season. That will probably happen Monday night when the Packers take on the Chicago Bears. Clifton was removed from […]

Bulaga Outplays Clifton, But McCarthy Stands By The Veteran

Bryan Bulaga

Rookie Bryan Bulaga replaced an ineffective Chad Clifton at left tackle for the Green Bay Packers midway through the second quarter of the team’s win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After the game Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the move was made because Clifton was suffering from a knee injury, but also noted Clifton […]

Packers Do What They’re Supposed To With The Bills

Clay Matthews

I’d like to say we learned a lot about the Green Bay Packers after they defeated the Buffalo Bills 34-7 on Sunday, but I can’t. The Packers let the Bills hang around in the first half, but ultimately did exactly what they were supposed to do — dominate one of the worst teams in the […]

Underwood, Neal Remain Questionable, Colledge Joins Them

It looks increasingly likely the Green Bay Packers will be without key contributors at two of their thinnest positions this weekend, as cornerback Brandon Underwood and defensive end Mike Neal are listed as questionable on the injury report. Underwood, who will be the Packers nickel or dime back when he returns, has been out with […]

Grant’s Injury Isn’t The End Of The Line

The Green Bay Packers aren’t as strong as they were now that running back Ryan Grant has been put on injured reserve, but it isn’t time to throw in the towel just yet. Grant may not have run for 1,200 yards in each of the past two season by accident, but the Packers have always […]

Ryan Grant Out For The Year

Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant is out for the season and will go on injured reserve after tearing two ligaments in his ankle during the Packers victory over the Philadelphia Eagles — a story first reported by Jay Glazer. The injury will require surgery and Grant is expected to be on crutches for […]

Ryan Grant Could Be Out Several Weeks

Ryan Grant

We don’t have a definitive answer yet, but Green Bay Packers starting running back Ryan Grant looks like he’ll be out several weeks with an ankle injury coach Mike McCarthy called significant. Grant, who termed his status as week-to-week, has already been ruled out of the Packers next game against Buffalo. Brandon Jackson will start […]

Nelson, Williams The Packers Primary Returners

The Green Bay Packers will go into their week one game with the Philadelphia Eagles with receiver Jordy Nelson and cornerback Tramon Williams as their primary return men after cutting safety Will Blackmon, Saturday. Nelson will return kicks and Williams will return punts. Running back Brandon Jackson will also be in the mix as a […]

Al Harris Will Open Season On PUP List

Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris will start the season on the physically unable to perform list, according to coach Mike McCarthy. The move means Harris, who hasn’t practiced this preseason while he recovers from a serious knee injury, won’t be available to the Packers for the first six weeks of the season. “Al Harris […]

Chery Will Get Opportunity As Return Man

Wide receiver Jason Chery is getting an opportunity to make the Green Bay Packers as a return man. After returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in last week’s win over Indianapolis, Chery will return all punts and kickoffs in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs. Will Blackmon, who was thought to […]

It Looks Like Colledge Will Remain Starter At Left Guard

Daryn Colledge

If I were a betting man, and I am, I’d be willing to place a wager that Daryn Colledge will retain the starting spot as the Green Bay Packers left guard. Colledge is competing for the job with rookie Bryan Bulaga, but Bulaga has been out with a hip flexor and wasn’t able to play […]

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 […]

Havner Back At Linebacker

Spencer Havner was a linebacker in college and spent his first couple years in the NFL at the same position before switching to tight end prior to last season. Havner looked like he had found a home at tight end — entering training camp No. 2 on the depth chart — and had carved out […]

Just So You Know: A.J. Hawk Is Suddenly The Man

Listen up people, this is the year Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, the fifth player chosen in the 2006 NFL Draft, finally breaks through and turns into the playmaking force he was supposed to be coming out of college. That’s right, this is A.J. Hawk’s year. You knew there would be some of this […]

Packers Add Linebacker, Josh Bell To IR

Josh Bell

The Green Bay Packers did indeed add a linebacker to the mix today, but not anyone of note. The Packers were forced to make a move after Clay Matthews went down with a hamstring injury on Saturday. Only six of the 11 linebackers on the roster practiced yesterday. Matthews is expected to be out at […]

Injuries Starting To Take A Toll On Packers

It’s better to have to deal with injuries the second week of training camp than it is to deal with injuries during the regular season, but the Green Bay Packers appear to have reached a critical mass. Coach Mike McCarthy had to call practice early on Monday because the Packers have so many injuries. They […]

Packers Throw Bulaga In Mix At Left Guard

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is nothing if not consistent. Every year, he speaks of the importance of continuity along the offensive line and then shuffles guys all over the place once training camp starts in order to assure there will be no continuity. True to form, the Packers moved first-round draft choice Bryan […]