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Friday, April 02, 2010           

Speak Out Spew Off...

Best I post all this analysis here at Packer Palace then letting it get lost in the comment section over at PFT where the idea after much thought, was given birth. The NFL has delayed the release of big-time games in this year's upcoming schedule. Usually by now, they've released the opening weekend games, or the Thanksgiving day games, but not so this year. Rumor had it that the NFL Commissioner Goodall wants to reconfigure the schedule to have more divisional matchup games the last 2 weekends of the year. So I decided to use NFL.Com's resources to look some things up.

So what happened last year in 2009...
    week 17 games: 6 divisional, 8 conference, 2 inter-conference
    week 16 games: 5 div, 9 conf, 2 inter-conf
    week 11 games: 6 div, 8 conf, 2 inter-conf
    week 2 games: 7 div, 5 conf, 4 inter-conf
    week 1 games: 7 div, 7 conf, 2 inter-conf
in 2008...
    week 17 games: 9 div, 5 conf, 2 inter-conf
    week 16 games: 4 div, 8 conf, 4 inter-conf

So it looks like the NFL just wants to go back to what it did at the end of the 2008 year and get some 9 divisional games matched up... allegedly to keep the games competitive and stop teams from tanking the games on purpose. I don't think it takes a divisional rival to be a spoiler, look at what has happened to the Packers from 2006-2008, we played the Bears at the end of the year those 3 years, they tanked in 2006, Pack finished 6-10; in 2007, the Pack tanked and yet finished 13-3; next year a competitive game, Pack finished 6-10. Tells us absolutely nothing about what teams are thinking when it comes to resting some players and being ready for the playoffs..

Looking at last year's standings - only 2 divisions had teams with double-digit wins - the NFC East with the Cowboys(11 wins) and Eagles(11), Vikings(12) and Packers(11) so I'm now being led to believe that the NFL is currently trying to get away from scheduling the best games possible at the end of the year to schedule a sure-fire hit divisional game between rivals as the game on TV. I rather liked last year's finish between Green Bay and Arizona, a matchup between playoff bound teams, so the Cardinals eventually layed down and then re-grouped the following week to beat us in the 1st round of the playoffs.

...besides, how many big games can be on TV at given time. Just one by my count, whichever game the Green Bay Packers are playing.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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Where's the April Fools stuff??? You gotta come up with somethin'...........

1) Thompson fired, replaced by Belacheat...
2) Favre makes YouTube apologize to Ted...
3) Packer pre-season games will be "Free"...
4) Goodell makes gridiron smaller so players don't run so fast/hit so hard...
5) Games shortened to 12 minute halfs to save on energy...
6) Goodell decides overtime to be two, 12 minute quarters...
7) Goodell decides that if game goes into overtime, the teams MUST use second string QB's and running backs...

I know you and the "Scout" can come up with something better than these...

Boz


Hey Boz, yeah we can be lame... but after seeing what NFL Network's Rich Eisen did to Chargers Shawne Merriman about the NFL laying down a sack-dance fine and possible suspensions... go check out the video - http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d817496a0/Merriman-gets-punk-d. Yup, it's hard to compete with the Pro's.  BK
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The Pack should try to pick up Alex Brown. This guy is a player. He has talent. TT will always want to pick up talented players, especially when that player now hates the Bears. You always want guy as good as him on your team. The Pack will find a place to use him.

fbg3


Hey fbg3, I don't know, I think the Packers have their players and their money allocated already to the D-Line... though, if Johnny Jolly gets in serious trouble over his cough syrup court date, the Pack will need someone.  BK
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I am dying for the 2010 regular-season schedule to be released. Why, oh why, is the wait so long..?? Could it be that I need to get a life? Nah. That can't be it.

#66 Chica


Hey Chica, This year they have decided to make we fans wait forever... so all of us who have no lives will be in flux for a little a few weeks longer... it will be out before the draft at the end of the month.  BK
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Hey very nice blog!! Man... I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also...

Russia


Thanks, but according to your IP address, it's a "From Brooklyn With Love" spam letter... thanks.  BK
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looks like Queens will miss out on McNabb because grandpa cant make up his mind

Perry


Hey Perry, for "those who have sown the Brett Favre wind have no right to bewail it's following whirlwind." At least that's what I'm going to start telling Vikqueen fans later this year.  BK
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How about a update on Justin Harrell?? Anybody heard anything???

dfarmer


Hey dfarmer, believe it or not, even during my sabbatical I did hear coach McCarthy mention the status of DT Justin Harrell, and guess what? Harrell is where he is every year at this time, healthy, looking the best physical condition ever... until Breno Giacomini or Allen Barbre jam him in practice and then he'll be done for the year again. Otherwise I believe he's eager to quench our doubts about his play. Actually here's the quote from an article: Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the team feels DE Justin Harrell has "turned the corner" with regard to his chronic back injuries. That's from 31 days ago... I've heard that before several times. I'll believe it when I see it.  BK
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Does anyone really want to hear anymore about Justin Harrell? Seriously??? The less the better.

CAMP


...but but but don't you believe 'em when they say that he is finally healthy and over his chronic back problems that have plagued him his whole NFL career. yeah, after the 4th time I don't either.  BK
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BK, thanks for update. Is that a soundbite from last year?? Get's lonely over here in MN so info is important. Still hoping we can get something out of JH but that hope has as much as my bracket picks right now.

dfarmer


Hey dfarmer, yeah it's hard to tell, but the update from McCarthy really did happen the 1st week of March 2010. The coach was just repeating himself from previous years...  BK
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BK and Beer Scout,

I’m really glad to see all the changes that King President Goodell wants. Us NFL Fans need all this manipulation change. Change is always good… whether it makes sense or not!
  • The NFL really needs to make the overtime more fair. There’s a ton more commercial time money that can be sucked out of the Fans made! Never mind that you just had 60 minutes to beat the other team…
  • We definitely need to manipulate change the schedule too! After all, everyone knows that the conference games in the beginning of the season don’t mean a thing! It’s only the last few games that count, just like the sportscasters say! You know the "MUST WIN" games! There’s only a couple "MUST WIN" games, and hopefully, King Roger can manipulate change them to the end of the season.
  • Splitting the NFL Draft into three days is also a stroke of pure greed waste of time genius! Way to go King Roger! Why not make it seven consecutive nights? Totally ignore any parties or any other traditions that fans have done for years on Saturdays! We all know that TV revenue rules!
  • I love it when you reschedule the mid/late season games so you can suck provide additional TV revenue to the NFL! Never mind the hundreds of thousands of ticket paying NFL Fans attending the games that you inconvenience!
I also propose that if one team is more than 14 points ahead, that the other team automatically gets the ball on the opponents 20 yard line – TWICE in a row. Even if they don’t score, they get 7 points for trying. It would put them on the NFL Network "Red Zone", so even more people would want to buy it!

Besides, King Roger needs to protect these multi-million dollar players from being embarrassed, or heaven forbid, feel bad, when the other team kicks their asses (Packers included)!

Well, keep making changes King Roger! You rock!

NFL Owner
Green Bay Packer Shareholder (2X)
Boz
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
Posted by BeerKid / 1:11 AM


Vince Lombardi Monument...

Bay Green, WI - Tired of confused and lost tourists clogging up their secluded and cozy neighborhood in the central Wisconsin wilderness, the citizens of Bay Green Wisconsin are finally fighting back. 

"Everyone keeps coming here and looking for Lambeau Field." 

"It's crazy!  No one can find the city of Green Bay on the map."

"We didn't know what to do, so someone finally suggested we make a big sign showing the way to Green Bay." replied local resident Butch McNally. 

"So all 17 of us got together and we decide to commission a local artist to sculpt the local landmark into a giant Vince Lombardi monument pointing the way to Green Bay."  Unsurprisingly after meeting the local residents involved that "While everyone helped out. Playing with the dynamite was the best part".

Butch also responded that "It worked for awhile, we were left alone, but now I think more people are coming to find us because of the monument." 

"Guess we'll have to open a little gift shop and take advantage of all the attention." he replied after much further thought. 

BeerKid - Still Pack 4 Life!


**** This is an Encore Post from May 2006 ****
Posted by BeerKid / 8:45 AM


Friday Football Funnies...


McHumor


Stayskal


McHumor


Almost every joke we've collected and/or modified since 2004 can be found in the Packer Palace Joke Archives on Page 1 or Page 2 - BK
Posted by BeerKid / 8:48 AM


This Week's Re-Run At The Rockwood Lodge...

Get Yourself...

Home To The Cheese Dome (featuring Mad Mike)

Posted by BeerKid / 1:11 PM


Monday, April 05, 2010           

PWNED!!!

PWNED! (Pawned!) - to belittle or reduce someone to pawn status, essentially, "owning" them.

Here I was, innocently glancing over the webpage stats for Packer Palace Saturday morning and I noticed this anomaly coming from a Vikings Fan forum. Hmmmmm... let's pop on over there and see what's going on that is generating noticeable traffic. Half the reason for Packer Palace was to flood the web with useless hugely important graphics so we Packer fans could put a little artistry into our football smack-talk. So we do allow a lot of hot-linking of images back to Packer Palace from hundreds of fan forums across the web.

So it should surprise no one that we also have a mischievous streak a thousand yards wide and this poster in a Vikings fan forum provided an opportunity that couldn't be ignored.


So what do you do when some "vikeinmontana" has hotlinked an image of Jared Allen (check out Michelle's Interview) from your website for his use over 500 times at Viking Message Board????

I know what I would do...

Exactly! Why you substitute this better picture in it's place. Can you say PWNED!!! I can.

Anyway, it still looks like Viking DE Jared Allen on the sidelines of a game to me.

So the PWNING only lasted a few hours... more than likely one of the moderators stepped in to remove the avatar image before "vikeinmontana" got around to adding a different one.

...and Big Ern Said So! - NO! Don't Go There! I'm a 100% confident that is not an image of any Vikqueen fans I or anyone else here knows.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Posted by BeerKid / 7:26 AM


David vs. Goliath... in 1955

Here's a Packers Game Day Program from 1955 against the Detroit Lions that's for sale over at EBay and it's probably the only time that the Lions have been portrayed in the Goliath role (#18 Slingin' the rock is Packer QB Tobin Rote). Back then Detroit was coming off quite a roll, they had been the 1952 and 1953 NFL Champions, and we're coming off a losing the 54' Championship Game.

A force to be reckoned with... yet, the Packers won that season opening game in Green Bay 20-17. The Pack were Hairy Loined Giant Killers on that September day. The 1955 Program is still available at EBay for any who are interested.

Hat tip to CAMP for pointing out the Packers Program and the link to EBay for us.

Be Pack 4 Life!
Posted by BeerKid / 9:26 AM


Spew Off Speak Out...
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Headline in Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Favre and Peterson are not speaking to each other" --- Adrian Petersen wanted to hold baby Parker and Grandpa Brett said no because he didn't want Adrian to drop him!

TAS


BA DUM DAM TISH!  BK
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BK, I would probably agree with you that the Pack have their players and their money allocated to the D-Line, but I don't know if you can ever have too many real good D-linemen. Especially with what could happen to Jolly.

fbg3


Hey fbg3, I think that the Pack philosophy may have changed now from "always need good d-linemen" to "always need good linebackers" and the Pack still have Jarius Wynn, Anthony Toribio, Ronald Talley, Justin Harrell and a mid-to-late round draft pick to be named later to backup the big four of Cullen Jenkins, Ryan Pickett, BJ Raji and Johnny Jolly. TT isn't going to spend any more serious money on the d-line.  BK
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Happy Easter BK and all fellow Packer fans! Hope the bunny is good to you. teehee

Lemondrop


Hey Lemondrop, the bunny WAS nice to me... jelly beans and chocolate eggs scattered around everywhere.  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures."
Posted by BeerKid / 10:45 AM


Friday, April 09, 2010           

Friday Football Funnies...


Bet Wiki


McHumor


McHumor

Posted by BeerKid / 10:09 AM


Wednesday, April 14, 2010           

This Week's Re-Run At The Rockwood Lodge...

Geico Bay Insurance Presents...

Something So Easy Even A Steeler Can Do It!

Posted by BeerKid / 11:00 AM


A Bret Favre History Through Time...

Part One - as presented by BeerKid and Packer Palace.

The time felt right to give a little tribute to that all-time great QB of the Green Bay Packers and what he's meant to us here at Packer Palace now that he's two years gone and still refusing to go into retirement. But what the "heh", he can do what he wants and we'll all remember him in different ways anyway, so here's a brief Bret Favre History Through Time as only we at Packer Palace can thoroughly recognize his contributions and cherish his love for the game and how a bunch of cheeseheads interpreted that nobility.

Here's the first appearance of Bret Favre at Packer Palace. The infamous 1996 incident and his Addiction to Milk. Hmmmmmm is that Brett? It sort of looks like me! How'd that happen???
Bret Favre at Packer Palace's one-time only Blitz Football Camp for Kids back in 1996. Hey who put this together? This can't be right. That looks like me again. What The Hell...
OK now we're on track - This would be BeerScout's debut of the Four of Favre image in 1999. Millions have been assimilated by the Great One since then.
And another classic poster by BeerScout - Who would have expected that that might come to pass 10 years down the road. Revenge of the Creature, indeed. Flee...
Just who do you think has been pushing buttons and manipulating things behind the scenes in Green Bay since at least 2001? Why Brett Favre of course, as this flash movie proves in a rather Rock-em Sock-em way.
And who was there to lend a hand when Vince needed some combat help when that nasty Purple Mutiny from Minnesota showed up in the Green Bay harbor back in 2001??? Why Bombardier Bret Favre of course.
Just who doesn't know about Brett's love for his tractor. Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaarve Livin' is the life for me down on Green Acres. Yes, unfortunately that's Drew Bledsoe completing the singing QB duo, up until near the end anyway.
When Batman and Robin ran into those Jokers hassling Santa Claus in New York City back in 2002. Up there! In the sky! Here he comes to save the day! It's... It's Super Favre!!!!
Who was there at the end, protecting the women from the hordes who came from Seattle with their Lord of the Ringless Holmgruman? None other than Lord Favragon, and way back in that historical time of 2002, the King of the Cheeseheads.
Brett could always take those hard hits from the opposing defense, get up off the ground meaner and more focused, and about that accidental overdose of Wisconsin Cheddar - "You won't like me when I'm ANGRY!" - OK OK. The Incheddable Chunk!
And finally, for Part One, who was driving the Green Bay Truck Cheeseblower! into the Playoffs back in 2003? Yeah yeah it ended with another one of those rainbow INT's (along with 4th & 26) in Philly, but dammit, it was Hemi Brett Favre! Who else...
Posted by BeerKid / 2:25 PM


Thursday, April 15, 2010           

Speak Out Spew Off...
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The LONG wait is about to be over - the NFL will be announcing the 2010 schedule this upcoming Tuesday at 7 PM ET. Oh, happy, happy day!

#66 Chica
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I agree with Big Ern. Hot off the wire---Farve and AP are feuding.. Seems AP wanted to hold Farves new grandchild but #4 thought he would drop it!!!!!!!!!!!!

dfarmer
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Does anyone think that maybe moving Barnett to OLB opposite Matthews would be a good idea. Then have Bishop take his place in the middle. I think that Barnett would be a beast over there. The Pack have looked for a way to play Bishop for a while. He sometimes plays out of control but coaching should help that. We need a new offensive line coach. I find it hard to believe that we can draft all of these linemen and very few work out. Go Pack.

fbg3


A few years back they wanted to move Barnett outside... seems obvious, but Nick sort of refused and the Packers do like his speed in getting from sideline to sideline.  BK
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Agggghhhh How much longer till the season?? I do not care about the draft! I don't care about free agency!or that fvare dude can we just throw a damn football here people!!!...shut up jeff,the same rules apply dude! new season but the same old feelings are here THE BEARS SUCK! the queens suck you suck and people who still back farev still suck.....sorry Im acting out from lack of football.

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Texas Stadium Implodes... Hallelujah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtLfhT2vmhA

Bobby O'Shea
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"According to Brett’s daughter Brittany, her newborn son will not make a decision on whether or not to return to the womb at least until this August." -from: thePackerPage.com

Packer Jerry


BA-DA BOOM BA DUM DAM TISH!  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
Posted by BeerKid / 5:39 PM


Friday, April 16, 2010           

Friday Football Funnies...


Off The Mark


Vintage Playboy


Off The Mark

Posted by BeerKid / 9:12 AM


Monday, April 19, 2010           

Thirsty For A Draft...

It's the start of draft week and here's some more mock drafts from various sources around the online sports world, and it's no surprise, they almost all have the Packers taking either an OT, an OLB, or a DB. Sure enough, those are area's of concern and should be the focus of GM Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy and the rest of their Packers staff in the search to upgrade the current roster.

Tick, Tick, Tick... the anticipation is starting to feel like Christmas is just around the corner, with the countdown to gifts and presents now begun, the wait until the NFL Draft's 1st round on Thursday night still seems like a long, long way away. My daily dilemma in regards to Packers news consumption, tomorrow never comes...

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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23.  Charles Brown, OT, USC - I'm thinking the Packers would have jumped on Kindle if New England passed him up. I also gave serious thought to Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson, but stuck with the Packers' top need.

Kevin Seifert - NFL Blog Network
espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/11601/nfl-blog-network-mock-draft
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23.  Charles Brown, OT, USC - I went back with Charles Brown and Kyle Wilson here after the Chad Clifton re-signing, but ultimately I don't think the Packers want to be in a hole with Aaron Rodgers where Clifton gets injured again and they have nobody to replace him. In the zone blocking scheme, I think Brown can play all four positions especially if he stays at 300-plus pounds. He makes a lot of sense for Green Bay here after he had a good weigh-in at the Combine.

56.  Chad Jones, S, Louisiana State - Jones has a significant upside, and the Packers are in need for a safety at this point in the 2010 NFL Draft.

86.  Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford - Gerhart really complements the Packer tradition. He's a blue-collar player the fans will love immediately.

Matt McGuire - Walter Football
www.walterfootball.com/draft2010matt_1.php
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23.  Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas - You can’t play a 3-4 defense without pass rushers. The team landed a standout last year in Clay Mathews, but still need someone opposite him. Mathews and Kindle could be a scary duo off the edge.

56.  Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale

Robert Davis - Football's Future
www.footballsfuture.com/2010/nflmockdraft.html
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23.  Jerry Hughes, OLB, Texas Christian - After seeing their defense get shredded to the tune of 379 yards and 5 touchdowns through the air in their playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals it seems like a safe assumption that the Packers will use this pick on either a defensive back or a pass rusher. It appears as though Green Bay landed a gem at outside linebacker in the first round last year with Clay Matthews. However, with Aaron Kampman leaving as a free agent this offseason there is a big hole opposite Matthews that will have to be addressed. Texas Christian’s Jerry Hughes is a classic ‘tweener who probably doesn’t have either the height or bulk needed to play defensive end in the pros like he did in college. With that said Hughes is super athletic with great speed and just knows how to get after the quarterback, racking up 26.5 sacks during his final two seasons with the Horned Frogs. With a duo of Matthews and Hughes the Packers wouldn’t have to worry about the outside linebacker position for a very long time. Jerry Hughes | T.C.U. Horned Frogs Michigan’s Brandon Graham and Texas’ Sergio Kindle would also be possibilities if they lasted this long. Green Bay could definitely opt to bolster their secondary here as well though and the most likely options would be Boise State’s Kyle Wilson, Florida State’s Patrick Robinson, Rutgers’ Devin McCourty and USC’s Taylor Mays. One final option is offensive tackle because even though the Packers re-signed Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher they certainly aren’t getting any younger and both have battled injuries in recent years.

56.  Jerome Murphy, CB, South Florida - Adds depth and could be a replacement for Al Harris, who is almost 36-years-old.

Scott Wright - Draft Countdown
www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Mock-Draft-B.php
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23.  Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers - This represents a drop by Davis compared with previous recent mock drafts on here, but it's a correction that I believe more accurately reflects the range where Davis is likely to go in the draft. Davis could provide a boost to an offensive line unit in Green Bay that had trouble at times protecting QB Aaron Rodgers in 2009.

Lou Pickney, Draft King
www.draftking.com/nfl/2010/mockdraft.shtml
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23.  Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas - Just ask Antwan Odom, Bengals' defensive end, who had five sacks against the Packers, Green Bay needs help on the offensive line. However, with the recent resigning of veteran Chad Clifton and with the top five offensive tackles off the board, the Packers past on a tackle and draft another need: cornerback. With both Al Harris and Charles Woodson over 34 years old and little depth, the Packers could look at Kyle Wilson, who comes from Boise State, a feeding school for the Green Bay Packers. Instead, the Packers find an OLB to partner with Clay Matthews in Sergio Kindle. Former Defensive end, Kindle looks to be an ideal OLB in the 3-4 defense. With the depth at cornerback, the Packers can afford to wait.

56.  Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale Huge offensive lineman (6-8, 312), but yet has the athleticism to play in the Packers' zone blocking scheme. With a run on offensive tackles in the first round, the Packers are going to have to reach to grab Veldheer.

86.  Jerome Murphy, CB, South Florida - The Packers add youth where both starters are over the age of 34 years old.

Michael Abromowitz - The Football Expert
thefootballexpert.com/mockdraft1.html
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23.  Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa - Bulaga (6' 6" 312 lbs) is a very good technician, has great feet and uses superior leverage.

NFL Draft Dog
www.nfldraftdog.com/Mock-Drafts/2010-Mock-Draft-Page-2.html
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23.  Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas - I previously had a DT with this pick but they have taken a few DT’s the past few years and do still have Pickett in the middle. So I have them taking a freakish athlete who can play either OLB or Rush DE.

56.  Ciron Black, T, LSU - The Packers get a player that most likely is going to be a Right Tackle in the NFL.

86.  Joe Mcknight, RB, USC

122.  Sam Young, OT, Notre Dame

Stew - NFL New Draft
newnfldraft.com/archives/1125
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23.  Taylor Mays, S, USC - Mays' NFL draft stock dropped a little bit this year but he has great size at the safety position. Some teams are concerned with his covering skills and how he plays the play action. I think he will be a great player in the NFL and he is one of the top DB's in my 2010 NFL Mock Draft. He had a great combine and I think the Packers could really use Taylor Mays in the secondary. They biggest need was OT but they resigned Chad Clifton to fill that hole. Look for the big hitting Taylor Mays to be pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 NFL mock draft.

56.  Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State - Matthews had a very good combine and has really been climbing up 2010 NFL mock draft boards. Matthews should be a top 2 round pick in the upcoming 2010 NFL draft.

86.  Reggie Carter, LB, UCLA

122.  Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB/KR, Indiana of Pennsylvania

Jay - New Sports Draft
newsportdraft.com/2009/09/20/2010-nfl-mock-draft-23-32/
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23.  Taylor Mays, S, USC - I love Taylor Mays. He is a middle LB playing safety. He hits like a Mac-Truck. He is questionable in play -action and at times doesn't take great angles to the ball carrier but I think he will be a great safety in the NFL. The Packers resigned Chad Clifton so they filled their OL need.

Fat White Guy - NFL
fwgnfl.com/?page_id=86
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23.  Mike Iupati, G, Idaho - It is incredible the numbers Aaron Rodgers has put up despite his line. I really feel bad for the guy because he gets destroyed all the time. The packers get lucky to have Iupati fall to them. Iupati is a mauler in the run game and solid in pass protection. Some believe Iupati can even slide out to play the right tackle spot if the team needs him to. Other Options - Charles Brown OT, Kyle Wilson CB, Jerry Hughes DE/OLB

Keg's NFL Draft
kegsnfldraft.webs.com/
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them... you show them the reasons."
Posted by BeerKid / 12:04 PM


Tuesday, April 20, 2010           

Packers 2010 Schedule...

Packers 2010 Pre-Season Schedule
  Date    Time   TV 
 Sat  8/14 Cleveland Browns   7:00 pm STATE
 Sat  8/21 @ Seattle Seahawks   9:00 pm STATE
 Thu  8/26 Indianapolis Colts   7:00 pm ESPN
 Thu  9/2 @ Kansas City Chiefs   7:00 pm STATE
Packers 2010 Regular Season Opponents
  Date    Time   TV 
 Sun 9/12 @ Philadelphia Eagles   3:15 pm FOX
 Sun 9/19 Buffalo Bills   Noon CBS
 Mon 9/27 @ Chicago Bears   7:30 pm ESPN
 Sun 10/3 Detroit Lions   Noon FOX
 Sun 10/10 @ Washington Redskins   Noon FOX
 Sun 10/17 Miami Dolphins   Noon CBS
 Sun 10/24 Minnesota Vikings   7:20 pm NBC
 Sun 10/31 @ New York Jets   Noon FOX
 Sun 11/7 Dallas Cowboys   7:20 pm NBC
 Sun 11/21 @ Minnesota Vikings   Noon FOX
 Sun 11/28 @ Atlanta Falcons   Noon FOX
 Sun 12/5 San Francisco 49ers   Noon FOX
 Sun 12/12 @ Detroit Lions   Noon FOX
 Sun 12/19 @ New England Patriots   7:20 pm NBC
 Sun 12/26 New York Giants   3:15 pm FOX
 Sun 1/2 Chicago Bears   Noon FOX

Posted by BeerKid / 6:17 PM


Wednesday, April 21, 2010           

Spew Off Speak Out...

So we finally get the dates and times for the upcoming 2010 Packers Football Schedule and there's at least a few things to comment on. The Packers have a good chance to start the season on a winning roll. First up, a road game in Philly against either in-experienced QB Kevin Kolb or QB Mike Vick, remember, the Eagles faded badly last year in back-to-back blowouts by the Cowboys to close their season. Following games Buffalo, @Chicago, Detroit, @Washington, and Miami. Good chance for the Packers to have 6 wins, then comes the first matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, this is the year to mark that game in Lambeau down as win, and then off to New York to face the Jets, and back home for another big game against the Cowboys. If the Packers want to win the NFC North this year, they are going to need be sitting at ideally at 7-2, less so at 6-3 at the bye week.

This is where the schedule gets a bit brutal for the Packers, coming off the bye, @Minnesota, @Atlanta, San Francisco, @Detroit, @New England, NY Giants and the home closer against the Chicago Bears. Getting the final 2 games at Lambeau is a bit of break for the Packers, but they are facing cold weather teams in the Bears and Giants. I guess Commissioner Goodell ran interference to keep Vikings away from any December games in Lambeau. Hell, the Vikings haven't been to Lambeau in December since 2002, and then 2001, and then 1996 to go back further. Only 3 times in 15 years... sounds like massive schedule manipulation to me.

The Packers have an improving team, they should improve on last years 11-5 record and take the NFC North away from the Vikings this Fall. The schedule suggests it will be so.


BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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A few thoughts on the schedule:
  1. It says in the jsonline today that the Packers have never finished a regular season at home against the Bears. Given that the two teams have played each other for a hundred years, that statistic seems unbelievable to me.
  2. I'm reading complaints from Green Bay season-tickeholders that once again they are getting stiffed on the cowgirls game. For the third time in a row, it's in the Gold Package, which means it's for Milwaukee fans.
  3. After all of Goodell's scheduling manipulations to favor the Diva, won't it be hilarious if he doesn't come back after all, and the queens start Tarvaris Jackson or whatever his name is? Talk about anti-clamactic, especially after he designed the season-opener at New Orleans to give #4 yet another chance to beat the Aints. Ratings for all those prime-time games would definitely take a hit.
  4. For that matter, he's coddling Phony Romo and the cowgirls too - ONE game in cold weather during the last seven weeks of the season?? Yeah, he's not trying to get King Jerry's team to host the Superbowl as the home team, is he? *rolling eyes*
We're coming up on the best time of the year weather-wise, and I don't want it to be over with, but all this football talk sure has me hungering for the games to begin!!

#66 Chica
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Can't wait to see Packers v. Jets in the Meadowlands (if that's what it's called anymore)! 6 miles from my new place!

Todd G.


Hey Todd, I believe the Jets have their new place too... and 6 miles is too close not to make the effort to go to a Packers game. No need to worry about the cold weather - You're From Wisconsin!!!  BK
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"NFL Commish Roger Goodell and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger recently met privately for several hours in New York regarding his sexual assault charges. Apparently Goodell is one of the few people still willing to be in a room alone with that guy." -from thePackerPage.com

Packer Jerry

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The b#@rs still suck! and I GAREN DAMN TEE!!! You will not see the same viqueens lucky A** team this season!We will back on top where we belong!!! Happy 420...California style!...Oh come on what else were ya' gonna do on a Tuesday??!! Also check out USAKILTS.com...Team color kilts!!GO PACK GO!!!!

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
Posted by BeerKid / 12:11 AM


Thursday, April 22, 2010           

This Week's Re-Run At The Rockwood Lodge...

Meat Slicer Xmas Presents...

Don't Leave Home Without It!

Posted by BeerKid / 9:49 AM


Thirsty For A Draft...

We finally rolled round to NFL Draft Day One... and with the NFL making big changes to the schedule this year, the Draft is now a Prime-Time event. Starting at 7pm EST and only covering the 1st round tonight and then we Packers fans get to wait a few hours before the Packers get their pick at #23. Unless GM Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthy have plans to trade up... something never previously considered until what happened last year when the Packers moved back up into the 1st round. So we've pulled out the beer-stained and cheese-encrusted Crystal Ball for another go around as the 7th Annual Pre-Draft Prediction Extravaganza begins.

What the Packers should do: Sit tight at pick no. 23 and take the top rated OLB/DE in the draft. That could be Sergio Kindle of Texas, or Jerry Hughes of TCU. The Aaron Kampman experiment didn't live up to expectations and his late season replacement OLB Brad Jones did OK, but the Packers are in dire need of a another pass-rushing OLB to complement OLB Clay Matthews on the other side.

What the Packers could do: Draft the Best Player Available on their board. However unlikely, that could be any of top 4 tackles who might slide down to the Packers at 23. It could be C/G Mike Iupati from Idaho, mock draft favorite OT Charles Brown from USC is a bit of reach at this position or the Packers could address another team need, defensive secondary help in either CB Kyle Wilson of Boise State or big-hitting S Taylor Mays from USC.

What the Packers could also do: Trade down to gather extra picks for Friday's Draft Day Two covering the 2nd and 3rd rounds. With a night to think it over, maybe GM Ted Thompson believes he can take advantage of the new format. In 2008 Thompson trading down to get WR Jordy Nelson, and the used the extra pick to trade up to get OLB Jeremy Thompson. He'd have to do better than that for a trade-down to be acceptable.

What the Packers won't do: The Packers will neither draft QB Jimmy Clausen (if an unlikely draft day slide occurs) nor trade up into middle of the 1st round. Thompson surprised us last year by trading back up into the 1st round to grab Clay Matthews, but can you really expect him to do something similar this year. Rumors tie the Packers to the Seahawks 14th pick, but chances are the Packers won't be the team trading for that position.

So all in all, it's much harder to guess on what the Green Bay Packers may do with their 23rd pick in tonight's draft and all indicators are pointing to the defensive side of the ball, either a DB or OLB to help out. The early positioning might have gone to OLB Sergio Kindle, the late rumors go to OLB Jerry Hughes being the better fit in Green Bay. It just depends which one is still on the board, if both, I'd lean towards OLB Jerry Hughes of Texas Christian. Go Pack Go!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
Posted by BeerKid / 11:03 AM


Speak Out Spew Off...

A Reminder on what's going on from NFL.Com/draft:
    The NFL draft moves to primetime for the first time in 2010, with the first round taking place Thurs., April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the second and third rounds on Fri., April 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held Sat., April 24 at 10 a.m. ET. Watch the entire draft live on NFL Network.
And what's going on over at Packers.Com/draft:
    Armed with seven of their own selections - plus a fifth-round choice as a compensatory selection - the Packers will have plenty of opportunities to add more talent and depth to their roster in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Let's add Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News and his top 100 players.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

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We've finally made to the Packers picks in Round 5 - my guess ---- CB Warren, or DE Lang, or the Punter from V-Tech.

BeerKid - Pack 4 Life!
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I've been keeping my eye on those grade/value player positioning charts, and not like it's the ultimate authority on anything, schemes and systems always come into play, or that the NFL's draft-value is the final word on the subject, but the grade value that made the Packers 1st round selection suck a great pick, is the same rating system that makes our 2nd round pick look like he would have been available in the 3rd round.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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Your schedule says Sunday for that first Bears game, but I think it's on Monday night. Weird that there's only one Monday night game this year, and against the Bears of all teams...

Have a great draft weekend! GO PACKERS!

Todd G.


Hey Todd, yeah that's a typo left over from my mock-schedule during the pre-post setup. Easy enough to guess that the Cowboys game and a Vikings game would be on NBC Sunday night, but I had guessed correctly that the Chicago road game would be a ESPN Monday Night game... Have luck and good fun!  BK
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Theo actually did what he was supposed to do, and draft the best guy at our biggest need. If the next guy drafted is an OLB, I might freak out.

All in all, I'm thrilled. I never pretend to guess how good college players will turn out, but I know we got a guy projected to go very high, then who slipped down to fill our biggest need. Last time that happened, we got Aaron Rodgers. Let's hope for a repeat performance.

Ruppert
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Can't get excited yet. We filled a need with a guy. But, if his name is "not" Justin Tyrell Harrell, I feel like we are winners.

CAMP
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"In the first round of the NFL Draft, the Packers pick a whale of a guy... Bulaga, the Killer Tackle! Incidentally, what initially interested Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson was Bulaga’s large forehead, a sign of high intelligence!" - thePackerPage.com

Packer Jerry
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They seemed to have addressed last year's deficiency...how weird.

beerscout
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Well, can't go wrong with those Iowa boys, can you? [thinking of Kampy]

#66 Chica
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OK, we did need a lineman.and we got just that in Bulaga...Now can we play?

Big Ern said so!!!!
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Watching TT give his press conference for selecting OT Bryan Bulaga means no chance of a trade up back into the bottom of the 1st round (like last year) Uhh well there's 6 picks left although I think I'm right... I'm right.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
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Beer Kid - I have to agree with you on Jerry Hughes. I live in Mountain West Conference territory and I've seen him play a number of times. Hughes is a beast. I've also seen Kyle Wilson of Boise State. Not bad either.

Salt Lake Cheese
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I would honestly be happy with any of the projected picks of Kindle, Hughes, Iupati, Brown, or Wilson...

The depth this year is pretty solid-so I think we'll be in a good spot no matter what. To me, it'll be more interesting to see what we do after the first round-to see what voids we try to fill there (OL, CB, RB, K)?

Sconnie Pride!
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind, you could call it character in action."
Posted by BeerKid / 2:04 PM


With The 23rd Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

Bryan Bulaga - OT, Iowa


The Packers needed a Tackle to come in and backup last years starters and recently re-signed Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher, although hampered by injuries, clearly the starting tackles yet the Packers jumped on Bulaga who may have fallen a few spots and GM Ted Thompson used his Best Player Available motto by selecting a OT for the future.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Bulaga is a good, not a great, talent as a left tackle. Like most Iowa linemen he will come into the league with a good understanding of the game as well as the position he plays. He understands angles and blocking schemes and is quick to recognize and adjust to games up front. He is quick to set the edge and knows how to get a good fit with his hands but will struggle when speed rushers transfer that speed into power...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

One of the more athletic "big men" eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft, Bulaga's versatility as a prepster made him one of the most sought after recruits coming out of high school. After playing four different positions during his days at Marion Central High School, he began his Iowa career as a left offensive guard...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Athletic left tackle that possesses a great degree of upside potential. Blocks with terrific fundamentals setting with a wide base, bending his knees, and playing with leverage. Keeps his feet moving throughout the action, makes good use of angles, and stays square. Jolts opponents with terrific hand punch...

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 8:51 PM


Friday, April 23, 2010           

With The 56th Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

Mike Neal, DT, Purdue


Didn't realize that DT was a 2nd round need for the Packers, but there is a roster spot open as the 5th D-Lineman that will see plenty of rotational snaps each game. During his post-selection interview Neal said that he had no idea Green Bay was interested in him. He also said he can play 3-technique, 5-technique, nose-tackle, in other words, whatever position the Packers want him to play.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Neal is an average sized interior lineman that will need to play a three technique in a 4-3 defensive scheme. Neal is a tough hard-nosed lineman that gives consistent effort throughout the game. He doesn’t have elite size and is inconsistent to anchor versus double teams but can hold the point when he plays with good pad level. Neal has active hands and does a nice job to shed blockers....

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Since taking over left defensive tackle duties, Neal registered 11.0 of his 13.0 career quarterback sacks and 21.5 of the 26 tackles for loss he recorded during his Boilermaker career. By far the team's strongest player, he commanded constant double-team coverage on almost every snap...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Explosive one gap defensive tackle that makes plays in every direction of the field. Possesses good first step quickness, bends his knees and plays with leverage. Quickly changes direction, fluid out to the flanks and shows a good degree of explosion in his overall game...

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 7:07 PM


With The 71st Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

Morgan Burnett, SS, Georgia Tech


The Packers were looking for DB help, and traded their 86th and 122nd picks to move up to the 71st position to grab Burnett. GM Ted Thompson said in the post-selection interview that Burnett should fit in well with the secondary group that they already have and that he didn't like giving up the 4th round pick, but its "the price you have to pay sometimes."

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Burnett has been extremely productive for the Yellow Jackets over the past two seasons. He is very active in both run support as well as defending the pass but also misses too many opportunities due to lack of effort, angles and proper tackling techniques. Burnett has good size and athleticism for the safety position which makes him effective in combination man and zone coverage’s. He is an instinctive player...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

He seems like a natural playing centerfield for the Yellow Jackets... He appears to have hands made of Velcro, as he has proven that he can not only elevate to snatch the ball at its high point, but he has also become a crowd pleaser for his acrobatic moves to secure the pigskin. Before someone assumes that Burnett is just a ball-hawk, they need to look at his statistical chart. They will see that he not only ranked with the team leaders in tackles each of his three seasons at the university, but the Tech record books show only seven other defensive backs in the history of the program registering more than his 235 career tackles...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Physical, run-defending safety best between the numbers. Quick up the field, shows a good head for the ball, and has a burst of speed. Strong at the point, wraps up tackling, and brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Fluid turning his hips to run with opponents in coverage, fast in a straight line or laterally...

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 7:53 PM


With The 86th And 122nd Picks In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:


Traded to the Philadelphia Eagles





For the 71st overall pick.



Posted by BeerKid / 8:19 PM


Saturday, April 24, 2010           

With The 154th Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

Andrew Quarless, TE, Penn State


Another position I didn't think the Packers were looking at for their 1st pick of the 3rd day. Quarless has had issues with drinking (Welcome to Wisconsin!) but then so does current 3rd TE Spencer Havner who's roster spot he might be competing for. During his post-selection interview, Quarless said that he learned from his mistakes, and he's excited to join the Packers. Go Pack Go!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Quarless finished off his senior year with 41 receptions and an excellent Bowl game against LSU where he caught a team-high eight passes. Quarless had two issues with underage drinking, one in 2008 where he was charged for DUI and one in 2007. He is a good sized TE with athleticism and body control going for him...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Quarless boasts the size and athleticism that can cause match-up problems for opposing defenses. A tall, talented target with the ability to make big plays, his emergence as a primary target for Penn State in 2009 saw the Nittany Lions finish 11-2 during the tight end's final campaign. With his speed and athleticism, in addition to his pass-catching ability, Quarless also worked hard to become a stronger and more effective blocker, making the former prep standout a boon to the productive Penn State offense. By the end of the 2009 campaign, he was the school's new record-holder for most receptions by a tight end in a season (41) and a career (87)...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Well-sized tight end with a solid game. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes or run blocks, immediately gets to top speed, and displays solid pass catching hands. Moves well about the field, adjusts to the errant throw, and makes the reception in stride. Looks the pass into his hands. Solid strength as a blocker. Gets out to the second level and removes linebackers from the action...

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 11:57 AM


With The 169th Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

Marshall Newhouse, OT, Texas Christian


Another OT which must mean that the Barbre/Giacominni era as occupants of not-deserved backup roster spots is over... unless our beloved GM does the whole "let's put a talented rookie OT on the Practice Squad and then lose him to another team almost immediatley" route of last year. Newhouse played Left Tackle in college, but upon further reading might project to play Guard in the NFL.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Newhouse comes from a strong football family but does not show the kind of instincts and mental awareness than you'd expect from someone with that kind of background. As long as the defensive front plays pretty vanilla in terms of stunts and twists, he shows no hesitations or indecision, but he can be late to react and adjust when he sees something for the first time. He shows good initial quickness and speed but struggles when he has to adjust on the move or react to counter moves. He was a quality starter at left tackle for the past three years...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Third-team All-American by Rivals.com and an honorable-mention All-America selection by SI.com... first-team All-Mountain West Conference... invited to the NFL Combine... played in the East-West Shrine Game... appeared on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List... ranked as the Best Offensive Lineman in the state of Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football... started 12 games, giving him starts in all but one contest over the last three seasons...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Relatively athletic college tackle who projects to guard at the next level. Plays low to the ground, makes good use of blocking angles, as well as body positioning. Stays square, keeps defenders in front of hi, and controls them once engaged at the point of attack. Shows strength in his upper body and good hand punch. Quickly sets in pass protection and above-average skill sliding out off the edge...

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 12:37 PM


With The 193rd Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

James Starks, RB, Buffalo


A running back project for the Packers coaching staff... Looks like another big lean back in the Ryan Grant mold who comes ready to catch the swing passes and check-downs the Pack would like to get more production from in their RB's.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Starks missed the 2009 season after undergoing surgery to repair his shoulder. He is a converted running back and had consecutive thousand yard seasons in 2007 and 2008. He has a little wiggle to him as he hits the hole and can veer off course after getting to the second level to make the first man miss but is not a top cut-back runner. He has a good burst through the hole...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

Starks hopes that his resume from the 2007 and 2008 seasons, along with the dedication and hard work he put in during a grueling rehabilitation process will convince a National Football League team that he might be the biggest steal in the draft among running back prospects. The former quarterback, turned cornerback, turned tailback sat out the 2009 season after finally undergoing right shoulder surgery...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Strong, smooth ball-carrier best on the inside. Patient, follows blocks everywhere on the field and quickly finds the running lanes. Grinds it out on the inside, does not go down with the fight and falls forward when tackled. Displays the ability cutback in a small area and possesses solid footwork for a bigger running back. Effectively picks up blocking assignments and a solid receiver out of the backfield....

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 1:44 PM


With The 230th Pick In The Draft...

The Green Bay Packers Select:

C.J. Wilson, DE, East Carolina


The last pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 7th round is C.J. Wilson, a defensive end with strong pass rushing ability to get sacks. Something the Packers were seeking in this draft.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Wilson has been a durable active defender for the Pirates over the past two seasons. He has good edge quickness and speed to close to the quarterback as a pass rusher. He is an instinctive player who feels pad pressure well to maintain his gap responsibility. Questions remain about his ability to be an effective coverage defender on zone blitzes or if he can project to outside linebacker...

NFL.Com Draft Profile

The unquestioned leader of the Pirates squad, Wilson is a personable and passionate student-athlete who, as a battle-tested veteran, has firmly secured a reputation as one of the top defensive ends and pass rushers in Conference USA. Possessing excellent quickness, strength, athleticism and attention to fundamentals, Wilson has earned his standing as the unit's sack leader...

Packers.Com Draft Bio

Athletic college pass rusher who displays good speed off the edge. Possesses solid first step quickness, displays an array of pass rushing moves, and is fast up the field. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, keeps his feet moving on contact, and rarely off his feet. Fluid moving in every direction, plays with balance and good pad level...

CNNSI Player Profile
Posted by BeerKid / 3:20 PM


Monday, April 26, 2010           

Speak Out Spew Off...


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omg... Check this out. The #1 draft pick of the queens gets bitch-smacked! *chuckling* - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT9_NY8c7ws

You guys - Harrell Jeremy Thompson has been let go. "Medical reasons".

#66 Chica


Hey Chica, You almost raised my hopes (and CAMP's too) but I'm sure you meant OLB Thompson, although sad, was expected after his kneck injury that happened last year in practice.  BK
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God's Gift will be an excellent addition at tightend!

MikeyWags
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I agree with those who say that it was the lack of inside rush that killed us last yr. Therefore I predict that JH will have a tremendous year and prove to be the ultimate force in the D-line. OK just dreaming but it was the inside rush and that's why I agree with TT and his draft picks. JH will have 1 more chance and maybe, just maybe be of help. Need the CB's already on roster to avoid injury and step up also.

dfarmer
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Like the picks. Still need the return guy that makes them separate from the rest.

One Big Al
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I would like to first thank Goodell for moving the draft from Saturday to Thursday night. Being a guy who lived his whole life in one freaking cold climate to another (Green Bay, North Dakota, Alberta, Saskatchewan). I look forward to the draft every year because that means I usually spend my Saturday in the garage doing the spring cleaning and watching the whole first round. Hell, it is the only reason I had cable run to my garage so as I can watch the Draft.

Thanks to Goodell, I missed the the first 5 picks because I was working and listened to three or four picks on my Sirius on the way home. Stupid Eastern Time Zone New York jackasses. I mean really. I can't be the only guy who did not like the change to prime time? Can I?

The Draft competed with NBC's Thursday night line up, what was it 5 Stanley Cup Playoff games, AND the NBA playoffs. What the hell Goodell? Move it back to Saturday so I can have my yearly ritual back. I have liked most everything else you have done up to now, why did you choose the draft to screw up? What is next? Put a team in Europe? Oh wait, that is next.

Not sure exactly what the Pack did in the draft but I am sure TT got at least one good pick. I wonder if Harrell is gonna play this year? Probably not.

Go Packers!!!!

Hamilton aka Sign Boy.


Hey Ham, the question isn't whether "the DLineman who shall not be named" will play, he always plays some, mostly in preseason, but the question is rather will he contribute on some meaningful level the WHOLE year. My prediction, he'll get hurt, he'll get cut.  BK
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Are you feeling "groovy" today, Beer Kid? :-p (Now, where did I put my go-go boots...?)

#66 Chica


Hey There Chica... it's all about the sunshine and green n gold flowers that gently rain down around us here at Packer Palace Headquarters... and the secret massive amounts of alcohol that's used in place of furniture. That's everyday... not just special occasions like the Draft... Beer... Thirsty! Besides, if TT had drafted a punter I was ready to break out the Dancing Ted image for that specific draft post.  BK
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    "Agggghhhh How much longer till the season?? I do not care about the draft! I don't care about free agency!or that fvare dude can we just throw a damn football here people!!!...shut up jeff,the same rules apply dude! new season but the same old feelings are here THE BEARS SUCK! the queens suck you suck and people who still back farev still suck.....sorry Im acting out from lack of football.

    Big Ern said so!!!!"
hey Big Duffass...you shut up. i haven't written anything here since the end of last season. you're obsessed with me, i think.

oh... and a Happy Belated St. Patty's to you too, Big Ern.

jeff ircink


Hey Jeff, Did you watch the Vikings draft... or are you waiting for BF to a pick a team first, so you'll know which team you are rooting for this year? Just wondering... I'll update you on the Packers draft. The Pack got 2 OT's, a Darren Shaperish ball-hawking Safety, another big DE to stamp down opponents rushing game, and another big and fast TE to go with a big and fast RB... now I really am Thirsty!  BK
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Quoth Lombardi...

   "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual."
Posted by BeerKid / 9:57 AM


Post Draft Spew Off...

Time to Spew Off and break down the Green Bay Packers 2010 Draft. You can grade a draft almost immediately, you can grade a team on how it met it's perceived needs and protected it's long-term goals. Otherwise, you have to wait for the players to at least put on pads and participate in training camp to get an idea of whether a rookie can play at the NFL level.

Packers 1st pick was OT Bryan Bulaga from Iowa. OT fit a team need, maybe no longer a 1st round need after the current signings of starters Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher. But let's face it, GM Ted Thompson's lower round draft picked O-Linemen have been found wanting... lowlighted by RT Allen Barbre's performance last year. Bulaga, along with 5th round pick Marshall Newhouse of TCU appear to have filled a team need - depth at Tackle with potential to be starters.

2nd Round pick DT Mike Neal came off as a surprise pick, but with the Packers using the 3-4, finding players to excel in that formation is harder to project. Considering the unresolved status of Johnny Jolly (and Justin Harrell) and it really shouldn't surprise anyone that the Packers went this route. Throw 7th rounder C.J. Wilson from East Carolina and the Packers are expecting a stronger rotation from the defensive line this year.

Morgan Burnett, the Safety from Georgia Tech, known for his interceptions a ball-hawking skills, was the Packers selection in the 3rd round after the teams only trade this draft. The Packers sent their 86th and 122nd picks to the Philadelphia Eagles for their 71st overall pick. Would it then surprise you that he selected #42 for his jersey number. I really like this pick, the Packers have several CB's coming off injuries that should shake out positively for the rotation, but I couldn't name any other Safety's on the Packers roster after Atari Bigby, Nick Collins and converted CB oft-ridiculed Jarrett Bush. Another major team need was filled.

The other 5th round selection TE Andrew Quarless of Penn State, some issues, but played very well last year and 6th round pick James Starks, the RB from Buffalo who played very well 2 years in a row, then missed last year with a shoulder injury rounds out the Packers 2010 Draft.

So what does it mean, why didn't the Packers go after an OLB, CB, or KR which were perceived to be "team needs". It easy to see why, the games last year that the defense allowed big passing number against weren't because of lack of play by the OLB's or the CB's. Injuries played roles in that... but the main reason was no passing rushing presence from the D-Line... put 3 DL's in the game with some pass-rushing ability along with both OLB's Brad Jones and Clay Matthews and opposing teams will have to guess which 4 are rushing. Jordy Nelson with Will Blackmon are great (2nd thought - decent) Kick-off Returners, if the they can get some blocks without penalties called. Will Blackmon and Charles Woodson are great Punt Returners which then leaves... not much reason to waste a draft pick on someone specifically to be a special teams specialist.

The Packers: GM Ted Thompson, Head Coach Mike McCarthy and the rest of their Draft Staff did a fine job addressing weak spots on the Packers roster. Now It's Time To Play Some Football!!!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!
Posted by BeerKid / 1:52 PM


Tuesday, April 27, 2010           

A Word From A Competitor...



That would be the Dos Equi's Cerveza Lifestyle, a direct competitor to Packer Palace's Blitz Beer Lifestyle. Oh, and alleged QB of duh Bears Jay Cutler has something to add... "I don't always throw interceptions. But when I do, I prefer to throw them in the redzone."



*** Thanks to the unknown creator(s) of the image above that was originally found in some random football forum, and now presented to you for amusement. ***
Posted by BeerKid / 6:20 AM


Friday, April 30, 2010           

Friday Football Funnies...


Cartoon Stock


Off The Mark

Posted by BeerKid / 8:47 AM