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Brett Favre answers questions — from children ►
“Rodgers” — as in, Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback who succeeded Favre with the Green Bay Packers. But, he also gave props to Tom Brady, the MVP-winning …

Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers Select. . . ►
We move on to the 30th pick in our 2015 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, and this selection belongs to the Green Bay Packers. Our selector for this pick …

Packers schedule 2015: Diagnosing the vital games ►
The NFC North doesn’t shape up any easier for the Green Bay Packers this year and their non-division schedule doles out a couple really interesting challenges …

Large mix of youth, experience on Packers’ defensive line ►
GREEN BAY – Had free agents B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion not been re-signed, the Packers would have been heading into the draft dangerously out of balance, …

Packers FanDuel deal aimed at attracting younger fans ►
The Green Bay Packers’ deal with daily fantasy football provider FanDuel will mean m…

Brett Favre, Packers handled situation beautifully

Brett Favre is one of the Green Bay Packers’ best players in the history of their franchise, and he will be recognized as such on Thanksgiving against the Chicago Bears. It is going to be a very emotional game, and an even more emotional ceremony to retire his jersey with everything that he has meant to the Packers’ franchise.
Now that the ceremony has officially been scheduled, it’s time to admire the maturity that both sides had to get to this point despite all of the drama between the two parties.
First of all, Favre put the Packers through quite a bit of pain by forcing their hand when they finally decided to trade him. They were having to put their plans on hold each and every offseason to find out whether or not Favre would return for another season. It wasn’t easy, and they finally had to end things and move on with Aaron Rodgers.
That was a very difficult decision for the Packers to make, but it would have been made much easier if Favre had been willing to come into training camp and beat

Ol’ Bag of Donuts: Packers Draft Preview

Chris and Adam are back for their annual draftapalooza podcast! The guys go over the positions of need for the Green Bay Packers and uncover some hidden gems for fans to keep their eyes on in the later rounds. But as for the first round it is all Maxx, all the time! Amidst the draft talk, the 2015 schedule release also carves out some time on this week’s show.
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Tickets for Packers & Bears Thanksgiving matchup are the most expensive this year

The NFL schedule was released a couple of days ago, but hours before the official release we got a teaser when we learned from Rob Demovsky of ESPN that the Green Bay Packers would be hosting the Chicago Bears on Thanskgiving.
There’s good reason, too: the NFL is expecting to cash in on its biggest rivalry for the holiday…
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According to a report by Jesse Lawrence of Forbes, the Week 12 matchup at Lambeau Field is the most expensive game of the year on the NFL calendar, with the cheapest seats available on the secondary market coming in at just under four hundred dollars:

How the NFL ruined Thanksgiving with a menu of games that will sour the holiday. (@chaztopher) http://t.co/6VMGn2TL4k pic.twitter.com/KpNqcuAq0c
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) April 22, 2015

“The top-priced game of the year will be an NFC North battle between

A Decade of Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers are entering their 23rd straight season of superior quarterback play.  When Brett Favre was shipped off to the New York Jets in 2008, there were still many question marks about the type of player Aaron Rodgers was.  Those questions were quickly answered as Rodgers put up two-straight 4,000 yard seasons followed by a Super Bowl championship campaign in 2010.
It seems fitting that we’re celebrating 10 years of Rodgers in the same week that we learned exactly when the Packers plan to retire Favre’s #4 in 2015.  April 23, 2005 was the day that Rodgers sat and waited. . and waited. . and waited in the green room at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  Waited for his name to be called as one team after another chose someone else ahead of him.  Current Packers general manager Ted Thompson ended the circus and Rodgers was a Green Bay Packer at pick 24.
A decade later, Rodgers is coming off of a second MVP season, has the Super Bowl win and some big-time numbers to boot….

Packers players missing Tramon Williams, Davon House

The Green Bay Packers’ secondary has changed now that Tramon Williams has left for Cleveland and Davon House signed with Jacksonville.
“The guys that were here that left, we’re going to miss those guys, just the brotherhood that we had with those men,” Morgan Burnett said this week at the start of the offseason program, per ESPN.com. “But that’s what the NFL’s about. It’s about the next man up making the most of your opportunity, and I’m pretty sure that guys are excited and ready to step up and prove themselves, including myself. I have to step up. We’re looking forward to the challenge, and it should be fun.”
Burnett had two interceptions and 3.5 sacks (including playoffs) last season.  At 26, Burnett is now considered a senior member of the Packers’ secondary.
The Packers won’t have their most dependable player in 2015.  Williams missed only one game in his eight seasons with Green Bay.
“He’s going to be missed,” Burnett said of Williams. “He was like a big br

The Temptations: Four Players That Could Alter Packers First Round Plans

Green Bay Packers fans know that General Manager Ted Thompson espouses the use of the draft to build his football team. He also bases his draft decisions purely on “Best Player Available” regardless of position. Okay – some of the time.
The Packers need-areas are pretty straight-forward: corner back, inside linebacker, D-line and tight end come to mind first.
The draft is sure to yield a quality player as well as an area of need at their current draft position.
Nonetheless there are relatively few players who have true round-one grades and those players are surefire-goners before the Packers pick at #30. The names Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Leonard Williams and Donte Fowler are sure bets to be long-gone before draft-pick -thirty is announced in Chicago on April 30.
Yet for a variety of reasons there are four players who could slip to the Packers who would not represent a position of need but may be too good to pass-up. These are the ultimate ‘temptations’ for the Packers who mi…

TBT: That one time Aaron Rodgers somehow fell to the Green Bay Packers

Ten years ago today the Green Bay Packers somehow managed to land Aaron Roders in the NFL Draft.
Naturally, the team is celebrating this fact on Throwback Thursday on their official Twitter account:

#TBT: 10 years ago today, the #Packers selected California QB Aaron Rodgers in the 1st round of the NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/CBq04Rr5XQ
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 23, 2015

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Rodgers was expected to go very early in the 2005 draft, but somehow he fell all the way to number 24, which meant he had to wait four hours before hearing his name called.
Apparently, the reason Rodgers fell so far is some “experts” thought he was nothing but a system quarterback.
Here’s what one anonymous AFC Scout had to say about Rodgers, per the Big Lead:
“He’s a system quarterback… Can’t create on his own Panics under pressure. Gets flustered easy. I don’t think there

Green Bay Packers: A look at the 2015 schedule part II

While the list of teams the Green Bay Packers will face in the 2015 season came out weeks ago, official dates and times were released Tuesday.

Your 2015 Green Bay #Packers schedule: pic.twitter.com/0k5htizlHs
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) April 22, 2015

Now that we know the order of the Packers’ opponents and when they’ll play, let’s take another look at the upcoming schedule.
Green Bay Packers: A look at the 2015 schedule part I
Division games
The Green Bay Packers have dominated their division over the last nine years. Since 2006, the Packers are 40-13-1 against teams from the NFC North in the regular season. Looking at the schedule, the Packers play four straight division games from November 15th-December 3rd, and three of those games are played within 12 days. These four games will have a large impact on the outcome of the division standings and may decide if the Packers will have to fight for a wild card spot or not.
Primetime games
The Packers are scheduled to play five primetime games thi

The Green Bay Packers should draft for need in round one

Over the past 10 years, few general managers have been able to match the draft success rate of Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson. The shrewd GM has assembled one of the most talented rosters in the league in the Green Bay locker room. Many experts will debate the merits of picking for need versus picking the best player available, regardless of position, in the draft. It’s a fascinating debate, but for a talented team like the Packers, picking for need in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft is the smart choice.
Ever since the 2011 season when the Packers’ hopes of winning a second consecutive Super Bowl were dashed by a putrid defense, Thompson has made a concerted effort to overhaul the defense. Although Thompson is widely seen as a best available player disciple, the past three first round draft picks have seen him pick for need. During that time frame, Thompson drafted outside linebacker Nick Perry, defensive lineman Datone Jones, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
While Perry and J…

This alternate Green Bay Packers logo is the funniest thing you will see today

If you have ever wondered what the Green Bay Packers logo would look like if it were a butt, then chances are you have too much free time on your hands.
In any case, today is your lucky day because now we finally know…
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Over the weekend the funny folks at Kissing Suzy Kolber came up with new logos for each NFL team, only they’re made to look like butts. Here’s what they came up with for the Packers:

 
 
Maybe I’m immature for my age, but that’s still funny.
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Packers Begin Offseason Workouts

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has declared that the 2015 team won’t use “remember Seattle” as its battle cry.  I’m, of course, referring to the horrific collapse late in the 2014 NFC Championship game that saw a Packers team that was in control and poised to make yet another Super Bowl appearance, only to squander it away in the most dramatic fashion.  McCarthy wants this year’s team to focus on itself and establish their own identity.
The process began on Monday, when players began gathering in Green Bay to begin offseason workouts.  It’s the first step to putting this season’s team together and also to moving on from a tough end to last season.  The draft is just over a week away and soon, teams will begin organized team activities (OTA’s).  While the regular season is still just under five months away, each happening at Lambeau Field brings another glimpse into another NFL season.  And despite last season’s ending, most Packers fans can’t wait to dive into 2015.
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Packers rank No. 2 on NFL.com list of free agency winners

Green Bay Packers general Manager Ted Thompson has normally avoided free agency, choosing to build through the NFL Draft as his top choice, while re-signing the team’s key free agents.
The team made hard decisions with several key free agents including re-signing wide receiver Randall Cobb and, right tackle Bryan Bulaga, while letting  cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Davon House find other teams.
According to NFL.com, the Packers rank No. 2 as free agency winners
‘The Packers entered free agency with the potential of losing two essential cogs in their offense. Instead, not only did they retain Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga, they kept them both at a discount. In today’s market, to get not one but two prime-time players to agree to take less money is unheard of. It. Just. Does. Not. Happen. Except, apparently, in Green Bay, where Aaron Rodgers plays his pipe and all step to his tune. The Packers watched two corners be overpaid on the open market and won’t blink. They were built to …

Packers to retire Favre’s jersey on Thanksgiving against Bears

The time has finally come for the Green Bay Packers to make up with Brett Favre and honor him in one of the best ways possible. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers are scheduled to host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving and will place Favre’s jersey on the facade that evening. The team…Read More

Green Bay Packers: Eric Kendricks draft profile

A popular name surfacing in mock draft predictions for the Green Bay Packers is inside linebacker Eric Kendricks out of UCLA. Let’s take a closer look at the former Bruin and why could be a Packer come draft day.
The Basics
Eric Kendricks vs. USC
The Fresno, California native spent all four years of his college eligibility at UCLA, redshirting his first year in 2010. The 6’0, 232 LBS., Kendricks may have spent all his time at college playing inside linebacker, but many scouts believe he can play any linebacker position because of his quick feet and rather light frame. Kendricks had 149 tackles his senior year, good enough to for a second-team AP All-American nod and Dick Butkus award win (given to nation’s best linebacker). Kendricks has an older brother in the NFL, Mychal Kendricks of the Philadelphia Eagles.
What to Like
The general theme with a lot of NFL scouts’ take on Kendricks is that he possesses good instincts for a linebacker. He racks up tackles at an impressive rate, which mostly com