Posts tagged Oakland Raiders

A Historical Look At No. 32

Drew Brees

The Green Bay Packers will select at No. 32 in the first round of tonight’s NFL Draft and as you would expect, there have been some hits and plenty of misses at that particular spot in recent years. Here’s a look at the players taken at No. 32 in the past 10 years and what […]

Woodson, Williams On Cornerback Power Rankings List

Tramon Williams

Both of the Green Bay Packers starting cornerbacks, Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams, made ESPN’s cornerback power rankings list. Woodson finished third and Williams finished seventh. Not surprisingly, the top two in the rankings were the New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis and the Oakland Raiders’ Nnamdi Asomugha, who received all the first and second place votes.

Validated: Tramon Williams Among Best Corners In League

Tramon Williams

We talked about it for much of the season — Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has developed into one of the league’s best cover corners. Now, the hardcore football geek statistics have validated the statement. Williams appears near the top of Football Outsiders cornerback charting stats for 2010.

Johnny Jolly Continues To Make Wonderful Decisions

Johnny Jolly

The good news is this. Suspended Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly is working out. The bad news is, he’s not any smarter than he used to be. Jolly is working out in Houston with former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. That’s right, arguably the biggest draft bust of all time.

Packers Defensive Staff Stays Intact

Winston Moss

Despite rampant speculation that one or more of the Green Bay Packers defensive assistant coaches would get a defensive coordinator position with another team this offseason, the team’s defensive staff will remain as it was in 2010. The Oakland Raiders, who had the lone remaining opening at defensive coordinator, have filled the position with¬†Chuck Bresnahan, […]

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.

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.

Packers Seem Likely To Lose One Defensive Coach At Most

The names of several Green Bay Packers defensive coaches have been flying around as candidates for the various defensive coordinator openings around the league, but it’s now looking less likely the Packers staff will be purged. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles, one of the four teams with an opening, hired Juan Castillo, their own offensive […]

Trgovac Staying In Green Bay

Mike Trgovac

Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac says he’s staying in Green Bay. Trgovac’s name has been mentioned in connection with the open defensive coordinator positions, which are Philadelphia, Arizona and Oakland. Tennessee will also have to hire a defensive coordinator after the team canned head coach Jeff Fisher, last week. Trgovac apparently isn’t […]

Dom Capers Isn’t Going Anywhere

Dom Capers

Perhaps lost in the hype surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ matchup with the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship is this important nugget — Packers defensive coordinator isn’t going anywhere. There was talk towards the end of the season Capers should be and could be considered for an NFL head coaching job because of the […]

Asomugha Reportedly Wants To Come To Green Bay

Nnamdi Asomugha

We didn’t pay much attention to the fact Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha became a free agent after his contract voided, earlier this week. The Green Bay Packers already have two Pro Bowl-caliber cornerbacks in Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams. They don’t really need another. However, there are reports Asomugha is interested in playing for […]

The Best Rivalry In The NFL Is…

We’re biased, but we obviously think the best rivalry in the NFL is the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings. Frankly, I wouldn’t piss on a Vikings fan if he were on fire and I felt that way even before a long-time hero decided he needed to stab an entire fan base in the back. […]

PETA: Lambeau Field Is Third Most Vegetarian-Friendly

PETA has released their annual list of the most vegetarian-friendly stadiums in the NFL and Lambeau Field is ranked third. Lambeau ranked third last season, as well, which we’ve always found strange, considering it’s located dead center in the land of bratwurst, deer hunting, beer swilling and heart attacks. However, Lambeau offers a variety of […]

Remember When The Packers/Bears Rivalry Was Cool?

Jim McMahon

This is a different NFL than the NFL of the 1960s or even the 1980s, for that matter. In those days, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears generally disliked each other. Today, members of the two teams in the NFL’s most storied rivalry like to slobber all over each other. Case in point: the […]

Justin Harrell Will Never Be The Biggest Bust In The 2007 Draft

Justin Harrell

No, that honor will go to No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, who was dumped by the Oakland Raiders after three seasons and will go down as one of the all-time great busts. Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Just Harrell is in the next group, though. Harrell is one of nine of the 32 players […]

Packers Reportedly Discussing New Contract With Woodson

This comes as a bit of a surprise, but the Green Bay Packers and cornerback Charles Woodson are reportedly discussing a new contract. I say it’s a bit of a surprise because, although Woodson is coming off perhaps his finest season, he’ll be 34 this year and still has three years left on his current […]

Underwood Up To No Good

Green Bay Packers’ second-year cornerback Brandon Underwood is the player under investigation for a sexual assault that allegedly took place in Lake Delton this weekend, the Journal Sentinel reports. The alleged incident took place Saturday morning during a party at the Wilderness Resort Golf Cabins, after Clay Matthews hosted The McGovern Charity Golf Tournament in […]

Mandarich Could Move Down List Of All-Time Busts

Tony Mandarich

When talk turns to the biggest busts of all time in the NFL Draft, the name Tony Mandarich always comes up. The Green Bay Packers drafted Mandarich second overall in the 1989 draft, choosing him ahead of such all-time greats as Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders. While those three guys went on to […]

Packers Get Lucky, Bulaga Falls To No. 23

Bryan Bulaga

With all the talk of trading up or trading down, the Green Bay Packers got lucky in the end with Iowa left tackle Bryan Bulaga falling to the team as they stood pat at No. 23. There was word earlier in the day that Packers’ GM Ted Thompson was considering trading up to grab Bulaga, […]

Top-Flight Cornerbacks Available, Packers Unlikely To Act

Dunta Robinson

Make no mistake about it, the Green Bay Packers are in the cornerback market. Al Harris is rehabilitating a major knee injury and behind Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams, who ended the season as the starters, the Packers are thin. There has been speculation the Packers might be interested in acquiring San Diego’s Antonio Cromartie, […]