People Lined Up for Packers Family Night Tickets Because of Course

Packers awaiting big things from Nick Perry

If you said no then youre probably in the same place we are a boat named Dont Care. Other fans are not in that place though. In fact, some people started lining up at Lambeau Field at 5 a.m. on Monday morning to purchase their tickets to Family Night, the annual scrimmage between the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packers. Of course. Now, were not knocking anyone for going to Family Night. Most of the people who were lined up to purchase the $10 tickets seemed to be people who thought they couldnt get into Lambeau at any other time during the year. Maybe they dont know how to use eBay or Craigslist, but whatever. Or maybe they just like the fireworks that are blasted off after the scrimmage. Fireworks, yo! During last years scrimmage, the Packers let some big, fat linemen try to kick some field goals.

Analysts bet high on Packers’ future

Chicago defensive line coach Rod Marinelli took Miller under his wing and gave detailed explanations and expectations that changed his approach to football. “He made sure every step counted. Every move of the hands counted,” Miller said. Miller spent the preseason with the Bears in 2012 but was released Aug. 31. Then the Packers called in October for a workout. “I jumped for joy. No question,” Miller said. In December, the Packers activated Miller for Week 15. Otherwise, he was a practice player with the team, always looking forward. He’s still so new to the team, the picture of him on the Packers website has him in a Bears uniform.

most was playing against the Vikings because I had a chance to play against Adrian Peterson,” Bishop said. “That’s my mindset. I want to play against the best.” Song sung Blue In his most recent mock NBA draft, ESPN’s Chad Ford did not have any team taking former Marquette guard Vander Blue in the two rounds Thursday night. In his ranking of the top 100 draft eligible players, he has Blue listed at 71 overall. Ford rates Blue 16th among all shooting guards. String music Starting Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers have a string of 20 straight games, taking them to July 15, the start of the all-star break. According to the Detroit Free Press, manager Jim Leyland plans to rest all his position players at some point during the stretch. All of them except Prince Fielder. Leyland will use the first baseman as a DH on those days he’s not in the field. “He’s got his streak going,” Leyland said. “I don’t want to break that.” Fielder has played in 417 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the major leagues.

Nose tackle Jordan Miller took circuitous route to Packers

His gaze is different. I can just look at his face and look at in his eyes and know he’s not happy with what transpired last year and he’s determined not to let that happen again this year.” Perry played only 198 snaps in six games before his injuries, a modest average of about 33 (or roughly half) per game. But in looking back to that relatively short stint, Greene said he felt confident Perry had made progress — most notably in the unfamiliar realm of pass coverage. Greene pointed to the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts as evidence. Perry, of course, had one sack in that game and lost another due to penalty. But what caught Greene’s eye was an effort in pass defense against Colts receiver Reggie Wayne . “He carried Reggie Wayne vertical up the field in a Cover 2 concept and it was as good as I can coach it,” Greene said. “He carries an All-Pro vertical up the seam in a hip-trail position. That tells me: You know what, he can do everything coverage-wise. He progressed during his time last year as a player.” Proficiency in pass coverage will keep Perry on the field in 2013.

Packers’ Favre, Rodgers rank as longest-dominating QB duo in NFL history

ChatWrap: Veterans who leave the Packers

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Buffalo Bills 34-7 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI Sunday September 19, 2010. Photo by Tom Lynn/TLYNN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Tom Lynn After breaking the NFL record for career touchdown passes, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre hoists its recipient Greg Jennings during the first quarter of their game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. Favre’s 421st touchdown pass eclipsed Dan Marino’s record. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman Aaron Rodgers celebrates his third touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley in the 4th quarter. The two hooked up for all the TD’s for the Packers. The Green Bay Packers face the Chicago Bears at Solider Field in Chicago IL Sunday September 25, 2011. Photo by Tom Lynn/TLYNN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Tom Lynn Brett Favre smiles during training camp Tuesday July 31, 2001 in Green Bay, WI. Image by Tom Lynn Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks for a receiver during the first quarter of their preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck (left) and Brett Favre confer during the third quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, September 10, 2000 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Tom Lynn) Image by Tom Lynn Aaron Rodgers makes a pass in the first half. The Green Bay Packers face the Chicago Bears at Solider Field in Chicago IL Sunday September 25, 2011.

Analysts bet high on Packers’ future

Mike (Wisconsin) Referring to my earlier comment, Thompson had [Aaron] Rodgers and [Mason] Crosby to replace [Brett] Favre and [Ryan] Longwell. They’re still trying to find a guard to replace [Mike] Wahle/[Marco] Rivera and a pass rushing 3 down DE like [Cullen] Jenkins. Nick Collins also effectively replaced [Darren] Sharper who also had a few good years left. The career ending injury was more of a fluke thing but you can’t deny Packers had Collins to replace Sharper. Kevin Seifert (2:26 PM) There’s a difference between having good players to replace departed veterans, which the Packers did, and letting players go when you judge their careers to be done, which the Packers did not. They have released players who still have some tread on the tires. In most cases it was prompted by having a worthy replacement on hand, but that doesn’t mean those players’ careers were over when they were released. Otto (Happy Hour) About the Thompson comments. It was definitely an unknown that Rodgers would develop into the league’s best QB. Remember early in his career the talk was can he stay healthy enough to replace a legend. Kevin Seifert (2:30 PM) True from the outside, but while the Packers didn’t know Rodgers would become an MVP, they did feel very confident that he was ready to play at a high level.

“You know, you want to play against the best. “When I was playing for Green Bay, the games I cherished . . . most was playing against the Vikings because I had a chance to play against Adrian Peterson,” Bishop said. “That’s my mindset. I want to play against the best.” Song sung Blue In his most recent mock NBA draft, ESPN’s Chad Ford did not have any team taking former Marquette guard Vander Blue in the two rounds Thursday night. In his ranking of the top 100 draft eligible players, he has Blue listed at 71 overall. Ford rates Blue 16th among all shooting guards. String music Starting Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers have a string of 20 straight games, taking them to July 15, the start of the all-star break.

Packers lock up Matthews with new contract

Clay Matthews cap details: Rise over time

The Packers have been working the past few weeks on extensions for both Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There was some thought the two deals could get done at simultaneously given both players are represented by David Dunn. However, a league source recently told Press-Gazette Media an agreement with Matthews appeared to be further along than Rodgers, whose camp continues to negotiate a deal that likely will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history. The only player in team history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first four NFL seasons, Matthews was entering the final season of the five-year rookie contract he signed with the Packers when they selected him 26th overall in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Matthews ranks fifth in team history (since 1982) with the 42 1/2 career sacks and No. 2 in franchise postseason annals with 7 1/2 career sacks. He has registered three 10-sack seasons (No. 3 in team history) and two or more sacks in nine games (No. 5 in franchise history). “Congratulations to Clay, who has quickly developed into a core member of our team,” said Packers coach Mike McCarthy in a statement.

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“Congratulations to Clay, who has quickly developed into a core member of our team,” McCarthy said. “His accomplishments and the example he sets on and off the field will be vital to our continued success. We look forward to the rest of his Packers career.” Matthews’ extension is worth just more than $13 million per year, lining up with what Rapoport predicted earlier in the week. Rapoport later reported, via a source who has seen the contract, that Matthews received a $20.5 million signing bonus. The extension makes Matthews the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL. The signing comes as no surprise. It has been reported for days that both Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers were closing in on long-term pacts with the Packers . Rodgers is expected to become the highest-paid player in the NFL, and Matthews — the Packers ‘ first-round draft pick in 2009 — has been liquid gold from the outset. In 55 starts over four seasons, Matthews has tallied 42.5 sacks, including 13.5 during Green Bay’s Super Bowl campaign of 2010 and another 10 last season.

Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers reach extension

Matthews was already set to count $4.9 million under the old deal, so at the moment the Packers still have about $15.7 million in cap space remaining. Matthews The cap hit reaches its height in 2017, when the deal will count $15.2 million in cap dollars, before dropping a bit in 2018 when the five-year limit on pro-ration ends. Here are the annual cap hits: 2013: $6.71 million 2017: $15.2 million 2018: $11.4 million Some of you are already asking if the Packers will have to renegotiate the contract before it ends because of the increasing cap numbers. It’s a fair question considering the team will, at some point, have a much bigger annual cap consideration for quarterback Aaron Rodgers . The short answer is not necessarily. Additional television money will eventually raise the cap spending limit, and it won’t be untenable for one of the top players on a roster to consume $15 million in cap space. You can’t have eight players with $15 million-plus cap hits, but in 2017 you should be able to have a few. And if Matthews continues on his current path, the Packers will be happy to make him one of them. In context, consider that the cap hits for Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen — like Matthews an elite pass-rusher — have ranged from $8 million in 2008 to $17.1 million for 2013. Note: For those of you who keep track Clay Matthews Jersey Shirt of such things, Matthews’ deal technically guarantees $20.5 million of the total value in the form of a signing bonus. Matthews will be able to earn a roster bonus of $5 million in 2014 provided he is on the roster on the third day of the NFL’s league year.

Analysts bet high on Packers’ future

Ford rates Blue 16th among all shooting guards. String music Starting Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers have a string of 20 straight games, taking them to July 15, the start of the all-star break. According to the Detroit Free Press, manager Jim Leyland plans to rest all his position players at some point during the stretch. All of them except Prince Fielder. Leyland will use the first baseman as a DH on those days he’s not in the field. “He’s got his streak going,” Leyland said. “I don’t want to break that.” Fielder has played in 417 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the major leagues. The last time Fielder missed a game was in the 2010 season with the Brewers. He played in 161 of a possible 162 games that year. The season before and the season after that year he played in all 162.

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Packers great Dave Robinson blames coaches for head-hunting

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Green Bay’s firepower on offense and ability to outscore opponents amid letdowns by the defense was mitigated far too often last season because of erratic kicker Mason Crosby. The veteran made only 21 of 33 field goals (league-worst 63.6 percent) in the regular season. Now, for the first time since he kicked aside incumbent Dave Rayner in a preseason battle his rookie season in 2007, Crosby is competing to keep his job. His adversary in training camp will be left-footed Giorgio Tavecchio, an unheralded first-year player. ———————————————– NFL Team Report – Green Bay Packers – NOTES, QUOTES –Maybe Brad Jones had good reason to sing the virtues of head coach Mike McCarthy’s revised offseason schedule this year. “I think it was the best OTAs I’ve ever been a part of,” Jones, a fifth-year veteran, said as the Packers were completing their organized team activities the second week of June. A few days later, the smile that accompanied Jones’ ringing endorsement had to have grown wider. That’s because general manager Ted Thompson went ahead with an anticipated cut of Desmond Bishop on June 17. Bishop’s departure all but ensures Jones will continue to start alongside A.J. Hawk at inside linebacker Aaron Rodgers Youth Jersey going into the coming season.

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Finley didn’t help himself in that category through much of the 2012 season. Finley also coughed up the ball on a fumble last season, although that was only the second lost fumble of his career. But something changed for Finley once the rumors of him potentially being cast adrift by the Packers started circulating. Finley became a very dependable target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers . Remember, Finley is still just 26 years old, but even at that young age, Finley has already played five seasons in the NFL. When it came time for the Packers to make a decision on Finley this offseason, the Packers not only kept No. 88, but didn’t change his contract status. Finley will make $8.25 million in 2013 in the final year of the two-year deal he signed in the 2011 offseason. The Packers also paid Finley a $3 million roster bonus to keep his services in 2013. If Finley can play to the same standards that he showed late in the 2012 season, the Packers might see a big year from the former Texas Longhorn.

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If they’ve never been taught, how in the heck can you expect them to teach it?” Robinson’s plan to solve the problem starts at the bottom of the chain: youth football. The former linebacker attributes his tackling ability to a film he watched in high school that was made by College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal, the University of Texas’ coach at the time. The video, Robinson said, showed players how to tackle from different angles and how to position their body. Proper schooling, he said, could reduce concussions. “You’ve got to start with Pop Warner League football and teach these kids how to tackle correctly,” he said. “Put the helmet on the ball, not helmet-to-helmet. Helmet on the ball. Usually the ball is carried around the waist, so helmet on the ball, your shoulder into his midsection and take the guy down.” Although he is generally disappointed by the tackling techniques of most current players, the three-time NFL champion points to a clean hit by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews in 2011 to changing the tide of Super Bowl XLV. With the Pittsburgh Steelers trailing by four points and driving in the fourth quarter, Matthews forced Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall to fumble in Green Bay territory.

Nose tackle Jordan Miller took circuitous route to Packers

31. Then the Packers called in October for a workout. “I jumped for joy. No question,” Miller said. In December, the Packers activated Miller for Week 15. Otherwise, he was a practice player with the team, always looking forward. He’s still so new to the team, the picture of him on the Packers website has him in a Bears uniform. But he doesn’t care. “As long as you’re in the door, you’ve got an opportunity,” Miller said. “As long as you’re here, you have eyes on you.” One of his mentors is veteran Ryan Pickett, and backing up the 33-year-old, 13-year veteran this season could be crucial to Green Bay’s defensive success.

Packers make Clay Matthews the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker

Midweek Movie: Clay Matthews AKA The Claymaker

New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace retired again from the NBA on Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury. It’s a damaging blow for the Knicks, who loaded up on veteran big men this season but have now lost two of them for good in Kurt Thomas and Wallace, and have gotten almost nothing from Marcus Camby. Also, Amare Stoudemire’s status for the postseason is unclear as he recovers from right knee surgery. The Knicks added another big man Wednesday by signing Earl Barron. Wallace, 38, ended a two-year retirement this season to join the Knicks and play for Woodson, who was an assistant in Detroit when Wallace helped the Pistons win the 2004 NBA title. Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will leave the Wolverines early for the NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 junior is the second Michigan player to declare for early entry to the draft this year. National player of the year Trey Burke announced his departure Sunday. Florida Gulf Coast hired a men’s basketball coach to replace Andy Enfield, who left this month to become coach at USC.

Join Kelly, Colleen and Richard as they discuss cake tasting, Desmond Bishop, Kevin Greene as a defensive coordinator, the Packers Sweep, horse-face John Elway, Finleys baby mama drama < dumping a dead corpse, which Packer receiver will get 1,000 yards… Via FanIQ | 3 hours ago We all mess up from time to time, and a slip of the tongue is inevitable when people are speaking on live TV. After a while, it's just bound to happen. It's just unfortunate when it happens during a story about a pending murder case, and you accidentally say the name of one of the league's most popular superstars, instead of the guy who actually is being charged with… Via The Extra Point | 3 hours ago 2013 Fantasy Football QB Projections Aaron Rodgers Projection: 419 points Aaron Rodgers is my clear-cut #1 Fantasy QB. He doesnt march up and down the field and accumulate gaudy yardage numbers to the same degree that his elite QB brethren do, but his unparalleled propensity to combine tons of TDs with very few […] Via Sports Blog Net | 1 day ago With the 10th pick in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Grand Valley State wide receiver Charles Johnson. Johnson, the 216th overall draft pick and the 24th receiver selected in this years draft, has already been quite the journeyman before he was drafted by Green Bay. Johnson, who played collegiate football at three different schools and three… Via Purple Jesus Diaries | 5 hours ago And I don't mean a "Killer of Vikings fans hopes and dreams" or anything like that, I mean a real life, shooty-shooty, stabby-stabby (not like THAT kind of stabbing though … I don't think), kill kill kill, kind of murderer. At least according to Jeremy Schaap and ESPN. ESPN said – ON AIR – in a recent interview, that Aaron Rodgers was likely tied…

Clay Matthews On Cameras In Locker Rooms: ‘I’m Not A Fan Of That’

Eric Grubman announced that all teams will be required to install TV cameras in their locker rooms. Per adage.com, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the footage will only be of the home team and will be from pregame and halftime. The individual teams will have the option to use the video on replay screens and mobile apps. “The reality is that this already exists. Clubs have been doing this. We already do this in winning locker rooms, so this is not unique. What’s unique is that everybody will do this in their own way,” Grubman said, per Clark Judge of CBS Sports . “There’s not going to be one way of doing this. There will be 32 ways of doing this, running the gamut from one end of the spectrum where somebody is not going to want to show anything to the other end of the spectrum where someone’s going to want to show everything.” Matthews isn’t the only one wary of TV cameras in the locker room.

Midweek Movie: Clay Matthews AKA The Claymaker

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You can’t leave the parking lot without people swarming your cars. I’m not a fan of it.” Cameras will be installed in each home team’s locker room to provide video (but no audio) that can be shown on stadium videoboards and through in-stadium wireless applications. While it’s reflective of the league’s ever-growing reach, the behind-the-scenes peek flows from a marketing plan to offer more bang for the buck for fans who attend games at the stadiums. What do you think of this idea? Join the conversation The video won’t be available to the networks broadcasting games. You might think that a wildly popular player who recently signed a five-year, $66 million contract extension should just zip it, and accept the, uh, voyeurism as an occupational hazard. Matthews, though, offers a reason for being hypersensitive to privacy issues. “Three people have followed me home,” he said, referring to overzealous fans who sought autographs or other attention. “It’s scary. You have to heed all of that.” It might comfort Matthews a bit to know that the Packers like every home team will control how the cameras are used and how the content is collected, edited and ultimately distributed throughout the stadium.

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Via Packers Talk Radio Network | 1 day ago With no OTAs, or free agents, or NFL draft, or training camp, Packers junkies are suffering heavy withdrawal this week. Join Kelly, Colleen and Richard as they discuss cake tasting, Desmond Bishop, Kevin Greene as a defensive coordinator, the Packers Sweep, horse-face John Elway, Finleys baby mama drama < dumping a dead corpse, which Packer receiver will get 1,000 yards… Via FanIQ | 4 hours ago We all mess up from time to time, and a slip of the tongue is inevitable when people are speaking on live TV. After a while, it's just bound to happen. It's just unfortunate when it happens during a story about a pending murder case, and you accidentally say the name of one of the league's most popular superstars, instead of the guy who actually is being charged with… Via The Extra Point | 3 hours ago 2013 Fantasy Football QB Projections Aaron Rodgers Projection: 419 points Aaron Rodgers is my clear-cut #1 Fantasy QB. He doesnt march up and down the field and accumulate gaudy yardage numbers to the same degree that his elite QB brethren do, but his unparalleled propensity to combine tons of TDs with very few […] Via Sports Blog Net | 1 day ago With the 10th pick in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Grand Valley State wide receiver Charles Johnson. Johnson, the 216th overall draft pick and the 24th receiver selected in this years draft, has already been quite the journeyman before he was drafted by Green Bay. Johnson, who played collegiate football at three different schools and three…

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews opposes locker-room cameras

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Defensive tackle B.J. Raji may also get a long-term offer. Two weeks after reports began circling the Packers were nearing an agreement with the four-time Pro Bowl player, Matthews tweeted a photo of himself signing his new five-year extension with the team on Wednesday afternoon. “Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!” Matthews wrote. The Packers have been working the past few weeks on extensions for both Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There was some thought the two deals could get done at simultaneously given both players are represented by David Dunn. However, a league source recently told Press-Gazette Media an agreement with Matthews appeared to be further along than Rodgers, whose camp continues to negotiate a deal that likely will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history. The only player in team history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first four NFL seasons, Matthews was entering the final season of the five-year rookie contract he signed with the Packers when they selected him 26th overall in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Matthews ranks fifth in team history (since 1982) with the 42 1/2 career sacks and No. 2 in franchise postseason annals with 7 1/2 career sacks. He has registered three 10-sack seasons (No.

“I know they’re trying to give the fans more of an experience, but what more can you do? We do interviews on the sideline, there’s social media. You can’t leave the parking lot without people swarming your cars.” In April, NFL executive V.P. Eric Grubman announced that all teams will be required to install TV cameras in their locker rooms. Per adage.com, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the footage will only be of the home team and will be from pregame and halftime. The individual teams will have the option to use the video on replay screens and mobile apps. “The reality is that this already exists. Clubs have been doing this. We already do this in winning locker rooms, so this is not unique. What’s unique is that everybody will do this in their own way,” Grubman said, per Clark Judge of CBS Sports .

Clay Matthews On Cameras In Locker Rooms: ‘I’m Not A Fan Of That’

Randall Cobb landed seventh among wide receivers. Morgan Burnett made it tenth among safeties. Casey Hayward listed sixth among cornerbacks. No hard feelings Former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop said he does not blame the Packers for cutting him. “It was really just a numbers game, I suppose,” Bishop said in an interview Tuesday on the NFL Network. “You know, it’s a lot of uncertainty with me coming back off this injury, and the two guys who played A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones they did a really good job. “Brad was up, so they had to make a move with him, and I guess they went with the sure bet . . .

Packers lock up Matthews with new contract

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Matthews started his 2012 season off by recording a ridiculous six sacks through his first two games. However, he followed it up by recording just three sacks in his next seven contests (Week 3 Week 15). Matthews disappeared in the middle of the season and left several fantasy owners scrambling down the stretch to find a reliable fantasy linebacker. Matthews still finished the year with a respectable 13 sacks, though, but many were expecting more from the former USC standout. The outside linebacker even recorded a career-low 43 tackles last season, which was seemingly an exclamation point on his medicare season. Including the playoffs, Matthews racked up seven sacks and 21 tackles in the teams last five games. He got over his mid-season slump and proved to be utterly unblockable down the stretch for the Cheeseheads. It may have proven to be too little too late for 2013 IDP owners, but it is certainly promising looking ahead to 2014. Matthews may not be the number one linebacker in fantasy anymore, but he is easily a top-five option. No one has the ability to burst to the quarterback like Matthews and you can expect to see his name at the top of the sack list all season long, so draft him accordingly this year.

Aaron Rodgers accepts pressure that comes with contract

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Eddie Lacy came out of the nation’s best college football program at Alabama and made his mark in the premier Southeastern Conference. You’d think the Green Bay Packers rookie running back would have seen his share of knockout talent. Yet he was awestruck the first time he practiced with Aaron Rodgers. “My first impression was more of a fan’s reaction,” Lacy told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday after an organized team activity session. “I’m in the huddle with him, and I’m thinking, ‘This is Aaron Rodgers.'” That made the sharp-shooting quarterback chuckle. He can’t forget where he came from; his NFL narrative is stocked with a Super Bowl crown, league MVP honors and Brett Favre but is not complete without the chapter on the humiliation of his draft-day plummet eight years ago, when he went from the potential No.1 pick all the way to 24th overall. “That gives you a good perspective on how things can change,” Rodgers told USA TODAY Sports. “Getting called ‘sir’ by some of these young guys home is kind of silly, too. I’m not even 30 yet. Let’s relax on the ‘sir’ part, OK? But I appreciate the respect.” If Lacy can get so excited, imagine how some banker must feel.

Brett Favre has high praise for Aaron Rodgers … or does he?

He waxed poetic on various topics Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio but really heaped the praise on all things Wisconsin. Favre again reiterated his opinion that neither he nor the Packers handled their 2008 divorce well. But in the same thought, he also essentially praised the franchise for its decision to roll with Rodgers. “The way it went down was not the best of ways, and I think people have learned from it and, again, I’m over it,” said Favre. “Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated. But I knew he was capable of that, and that’s why they drafted him. Barring any injury, he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games (played). But the guy has been tremendous, great move on their part.” Heady stuff from a player who won three consecutive MVP awards with the Packers while establishing most of his numerous league passing records while donning green and gold. FAVRE ADMITS FAULT: Rodgers says come home Though Rodgers has indicated in recent years that Favre frosted him after leaving Green Bay, the ol’ gunslinger suggested that any notion of a wedge forming between Packers past and Packers present was contrived by the media.

Brett Favre ‘proud’ of Aaron Rodgers, thinks he’ll ‘shatter’ his records

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Year 2 22.2% Note that these percentages do not take into account the two games Rodgers did not start – namely the New England game in 2010 and the Week 17 Detroit game in 2011. What does this tell us? Well, one thing I interpret from Rodgers’ raw numbers is that he is running on a consistent number of plays, and that this is almost certainly due to scrambling rather than called running plays. Obviously, the Packers are not going to put Rodgers at risk by using the read option or other deliberate running plays, so this is no surprise. Packers’ Rushing Leaders 2008: Ryan Grant , 1,203 yards 2009: Grant, 1,253 2012: Alex Green , 464 The fact that his total number of carries stays consistent while his percentage of the team’s total carries has varied is just another data point that indicates that Rodgers’ runs are unplanned and have nothing to do directly with the Packers’ offensive game plans. When the team got away from the run more in the 2010 and 2011 season, those scrambles took up a greater proportion of the team’s running plays, and when they tried to re-establish the run more in 2012, Rodgers’ carries stayed consistent but accounted for less of the team’s overall running game. One thing is certain: Rodgers’ ability to scramble helps both the passing game’s effectiveness and makes the Packers’ rushing attack look more effective than it would otherwise. Without Rodgers’ added rushing yards, Green Bay would have been a bottom-5 rushing offense (based on yardage) four of the past five years, and would have finished dead last twice. Admittedly, that is an oversimplification of the various factors in play, but it does show how little the team has relied on the ground game as a primary means of gaining yardage. For 2013, I would not expect Rodgers’ rushing numbers to change drastically from his established trends.

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Get this: Favre told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday that Aaron Rodgers was going to throw more interceptions and get sacked more than any other quarterback in the history of the franchise. What a jerk! “Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated,” Favre said. “But I knew he was capable of that, and that’s why they drafted him. Barring any injury, he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games [played]. But the guy has been tremendous, great move on their part.” Did you catch that? Favre thinks all of his team records will be broken by Rodgers — and guess who has thrown more picks (286) and been dropped in the backfield more times (438) than anyone else while wearing the green and gold? OK, so Favre also holds the team passing records in just about every other category, too, including good ones like passes completed (career 5,377, season 372, game 36), passes attempted (career 8,754, season 613, game 61), yards passing (career 61,555) and touchdown passes (career 442). So I suppose it’s possible Favre was actually paying his successor a compliment.