Thursday, August 30, 2007

Green Bay Packers going to Graceland as the 3rd stringers take on the Titans

With the deadline looming (Saturday, September 1 5p CST) for players looking to make the Green Bay Packers 2007 roster, the Titans Packers game tonight doesn't mean a whole lot for fans, but does mean a lot for the players yet to earn a spot on the team.

If the Packers can win this one, which they should, that will put them 3-1 in the preseason. This would be the best start since 2002, when the Packers went on to win the NFC Division and go 12-4.

Packers fans will have just one more chance to see the Green Bay Packer practice, as the last open-to-the-public practice will be held the Tuesday following Labor Day. All Packers practices will be closed to the public through the SUPER BOWL!

Green Bay Packers tickets for the preseason game against the Titans are still available and they are cheap! So go hit the streets of Nashville, TN!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Packers lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Preseason game

The Green Bay Packers needed to slip a little; helps make you better. The green and gold lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars with a final score of 21-13. Brett Favre and the starting offense for the Packers played well, but thoughts quickly went to Donald Driver who left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter.

Packers' general manager Ted Thompson told the Wisconsin State Journal that Donald Driver is expected to play in the Green Bay Packers home opener on September 9 at Lambeau Field. Thank God! He is such a pal to Favre on a team of youngsters. Certainly, he is relied upon on the field to catch Favre's bullets, but I sure he is also just a great booster of team morale.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ex-Packer Robert Ferguson in a Vikings jersey?

After being cut by the Green Bay Packers, receiver Robert Ferguson shopped the Houston Texans, but decided to land on his feet with the Packers' rival Minnesota Vikings. While Ferguson does have six years of NFL experience under his belt, he hasn't played a full season since 2002. The sorry Minnesota Vikings team doesn't care, they need him. And with that, Robert Ferguson becomes the Minnesota Vikings biggest name on the squad.

The Minnesota Vikings finished the 2006 season 6-10, 2 games behind the 8-8 Green Bay Packers team.

Packers stick it to Holmgren's Seahawks!

WOW! I love me some Green Bay Packers football! The rain didn't let up for most of the day Saturday, but that didn't stop the 69,761 fans from cheering or the team from sticking it to the Seattle Seahawks. The final score of the Packers vs Seahawks game at Lambeau Field was 48-13. Nice. The most points scored by a Packers team in a preseason game in 69 years!

Brett Favre and the starting offense looked like they were in a much better groove than they did against the Pittsburgh Steelers the week prior, which resulted in a field goal, a touchdown and a handful of first downs. Bring in Aaron Rodgers and a few of the other second team Packers players, and the ball kept rolling.

James Jones, rookie wide receiver from San Jose, said it best, "Ain't no better feeling than scoring your first touchdown, the Lambeau Leap. I was just excited about that." Word.

The Green Bay Packers defense looked fierce (I know, I know, it's just preseason football). The defense amassed seven sacks, six forced turnovers and scored two touchdowns from Seattle fumbles. For people who bought cheap Green Bay Packers tickets for this game; they definitely got their moneys worth!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Packers Win Preseason Opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers

The final score wasn't pretty, but the Green Bay Packers won their preseason opener on the road as Brett Favre, or more like Aaron Rodgers (sorry Brett), managed their way to a 13-9 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brett Favre and the Packers offense started the game SLOW. In his four possessions at quarterback, my favorite number 4 failed to gain a first down and gained just 12 yards of offense. Rookies Brandon Jackson and James Jones, along with second-string quarterback Aaron Rodgers worked hard to produce three consecutive scoring drives for the Packers, one to close the first half and the second and third opening the second half of the game against the Steelers.

This is the time of year, you know it comes after one preseason game where Favre doesn't produce all that much, where Packers pundits start calling for #4's retirement. You have heard it before, no reason the 2007-2008 Green Bay Packers' Season should be any different. Phewy, Favre will be just fine taking the field for 4 quarters when the REAL NFL season starts in September.

"The thing about preseason that's kind of interesting is you're expected to do well," Aaron Rodgers said. "If you don't do well, everybody asks you why you didn't play well. If you do play well, people say, 'Oh, well, you moved the ball against the No. 2s.' So it's kind of a no-win situation. At the same time, I'm continuing to work hard and hopefully put together another good performance."

This Saturday, August 18, the Seattle Seahawks and Mike Holmgren arrive in Green Bay to get Lambeau Field warmed up for the regular season. How many snaps is Brett Favre going to take? More than 4 would be nice.

If you haven't seen Favre on Lambeau Field, this weekend or Thursday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a good one as you can buy Green Bay Packers tickets below face value all over the place!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Brett Favre "I'm Here to Win"

"Young guys are thinking like this is going to go on forever," Favre said. "I don't have much time left. I'm here to win."

I like Brett Favre's thinking. Go out on top. The Green Bay Packers had the youngest team in the NFL last season and were still able to go 8-8. They have added some players, notably, Tennessee defensive tackle Justin Harrell. The Packers' defensive line looks good, with the offensive line still making improvements. The addition of a solid running back would be nice. Green Bay Packers' receivers, Greg Jennings, rookie James Jones, Ruvell Martin, Carlyle Holiday and Robert Ferguson are anchored by #80 Donald Driver. Rookie receiver David Clowney of Virgina Tech has a big spotlight on him, with fans and coaches alike looking for him to make a significant impact on this 2007-2008 Packers team. Wide receiver, Koren Robinson is due to be hitting Lambeau Field by the end of September after serving his one year league suspension.

Mike McCarthy said in the most recent Packers press conference, "Player acquisition is a daily conversation." This conversation better lead to some playmakers.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Green Bay Packers Family Night a Hit!

With 32 days to go until the Green Bay Packers' Season opener, fans had to settle with a scrimmage between the Green and Gold's offense and defense this weekend at Lambeau Field. The Packers ticket office set aside an entire section of Lambeau Field for deployed service men and women and their families. Children went to the frozen tundra with parents, grandparents and other extended family members; something that budgets usually prohibit for regular season games. Packers' rookie running back Brandon Jackson gave the diehards something to cheer for as he marched down the field. With the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks coming to town for the Packers' preseason games, we should get another look at how this puzzle of a team is going to come together.