Posts tagged Mike McCarthy

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 […]

Rejoice! Jarrett Bush Will Not Be Your Nickel Back!

The bane of my personal existence as a Green Bay Packers fan over the past three seasons may finally be getting what every sane person who’s ever seen a football game thinks he deserves: a pink slip. I mean, let’s face it. Jarrett Bush is the worst cornerback in the history of history and yet […]

More Details Emerge On The Brett Favre Divorce

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is a megalomaniacal prima donna, this we know. We all knew he wanted to stick it to the Green Bay Packers when they decided to move on, even though he said he didn’t. Despite his previous denial that his move to Minnesota wasn’t about revenge, Favre now admits he wanted […]

Crosby Gets A Free Pass, Again

One thing that irritates me about Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson is their blind faith in certain players who just aren’t very good. See Jarrett Bush as example one. Example two is kicker Mason Crosby. Despite coming off the worst season in his mediocre professional career, Crosby is getting […]

Bigby Gets Closer To Losing His Job Every Day He’s Absent

Green Bay Packers’ safety Atari Bigby has given no indication he plans on signing his restricted free agent tender and the longer he stays away from Green Bay, the less likely he is to retain his starting spot. The Packers drafted safety Morgan Burnett in the third round of this year’s draft, trading up to […]

Underwood Apologizes, Police Say Money Changed Hands

Brandon Underwood

On Wednesday, Green Bay Packers’ cornerback Brandon Underwood made two apologies — one in private to his teammates for causing a distraction and one in public to reporters. Underwood did not take questions during the media session, but did reiterate what he told teammates, specifically the six players who were questioned as part of the […]

Brady Poppinga Part Of Packers Pass Rush Solution

This news both brings me great joy and increases my staunch support of Green Bay Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson, who is completely brilliant. You see, the Packers didn’t bother to add a player of note at the left outside linebacker position because they’ve got Brady Poppinga. You know, the guy who has amassed four […]

Brandon Underwood Making The Biggest Second-Year Jump

It’s only OTAs, but Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy made an interesting comment today just after I was done questioning the team’s cornerbacks. McCarthy told reporters cornerback Brandon Underwood, a sixth-round pick out of Cincinnati in 2009, has made the biggest jump from year one to year two. Now, we don’t want to read […]