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Thursday, April 19, 2012           

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

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Posted by BeerKid / 8:38 AM

Friday, April 20, 2012           

Speak Out Speak Off...
Transitions... Happen. Dancing Football Players... Happen.

I've seen some of Donald Driver's performances on DWTS, and as everyone has seen him do the shimmy shimmy shimmy shake shake 1st Down! move, figured he do all right dancing with Peta Murgatroyd. He has... They're kicking butt. Here's a link to multiple stories on Donald and Peta.

Donald and Peta's
can be found over at YouTube.com

Finally getting close to some real NFL off-season action. The NFL Draft is coming soon and with the Packers picking 28th and maybe looking for that DE/LB to play opposite LB Clay Matthews, or maybe looking for that "Center of the future", or who really knows what is on GM Ted Thompson's mind. With the Packers having 12 picks... Be prepared.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!


Woah, just how much Black Ale did you enjoy! Getting worried now.


Hey BK...thought this might cheer up everyone while we're waiting, and waiting, and waiting...jeez, it's only April?!


Lady K

Everybody, be sure to vote for my favorite Packer Donald Driver on 'Dancing With The Stars'

...is it August yet?? (sigh) Come on football season! GO PACK GO!!

Lady K

I am really loving the moves that Ted is making this offseason , i mean Saturday was the best possible replacement for Wells and Muir and Hargrove will give our D-Line depth that we have not had for a couple of seasons. I am really interested in what the Packers do in the draft this year , do we go for a ROLB to help Clay or do we try and find someone to be a cornerstone defensive end or do we go secondary?


A couple years ago I complained when Mike McCarthy was hired and Sean Payton was overlooked as the Packers coach. I am so glad that MM won the job. Besides guiding the Pack to a Super Bowl, we don't have to suffer Bounty Gate. Hindsight is 20/20, but TT has made some great decisions. Hated to see Wells leave, but Saturday still has a lot of football left in him, and has class. Go Pack!!!!

Pack Fan in Texas

So we decided to give Finley a 2 year contract extension huh ? I hope that it is incentive driven or we may have to cut bait with him after his contract is up. And who is going to get the franchise tag ? Flynn , i would say yeah but without having a trade partner already set up i am kinda nervous about giving 14 mil to a back up QB. Oh well lets hope Ted finds some stars in this years draft and that Nick Collins comes back as strong as ever.


Donald Driver will be on Dancing with the Stars this month.

Deb in RubyCreek

I know that everyone is commenting in both directions about franchising Matt Flynn, but I think it makes sense to do it. If you watched many of the starting QBs last year, Flynn is at least better than half of them. He has been trained by one of the best system's out there. He is ready and I think that most football people know that and that is why someone will take the chance and trade for him. Have you heard what St. Louis might get so a team can get RG3? Flynn is trained and has played in the NFL. Many great college QBs don't make it to that level. At least we know Flynn can.


Happy Leap Day to everyone at Packer Palace Nation!     http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2012/02/29/a-day-made-for-lambeau/?module=HP11_content_stream

#66 Chica

Donald Driver to be on Dancing With The Stars.... Whoo-Hooo!! Go DOUBLE-D!!
    Donald Driver joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    Posted by Mike Spofford on February 28, 2012 – 9:13 am

    Veteran Packers WR Donald Driver has joined the cast of the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars” for the upcoming season.

    For the 14th season of the show, Driver will be joined by a host of other celebrities including actors Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”) and Jaleel White (“Family Matters”), actress Melissa Gilbert (“Little House on the Prairie”), former tennis star Martina Navratilova, and Motown legend Gladys Knight, among others.

    The announcement was made on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.

    Driver’s pro dancing partner for the show will be Peta Murgatroyd, who is returning for her second season on the show.

    Other past or present NFL players who have appeared previously on the show include Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Jason Taylor, Lawrence Taylor, Kurt Warner, Jerry Rice, Chad Ochocinco, Warren Sapp and Hines Ward. Smith and Ward were both winners of the competition.

    The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” begins on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. CT. More detailed information on the complete cast of the show can be found on the “Good Morning America” website.

#66 Chica

Hey... Don't quit taking the medication because you feel better and think you don't need it anymore. This is a common mistake that can throw you right back into mania... Goodluck!!!


Quoth Lombardi...

   "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."
Posted by BeerKid / 10:01 AM

Packers 2012 Schedule...

Posted by BeerKid / 12:12 PM

Saturday, April 21, 2012           

Thirsty For A Draft...
Here we are, just days away from the 2012 NFL Draft and with it starting Round 1 on the 26th at 7pm CST, a Thursday night by the way, it will continue with Rounds 2 and 3 at 6pm CST on Friday, and finishing up Rounds 4-7 on Saturday starting at 11am CST, and doesn't that sound like a lost weekend. It does to me... and I'm smiling just thinking about it. Go Pack Go!

Now, do the Green Bay Packers, sitting with a full 12 draft picks, sound like a team that's in great position to be going on trading up a few times to get their specific draft choices. Otherwise, you're subscribing to the idea that the Packers are needing all 12 draft picks to fill out the bottom of their roster, which last time I checked, really didn't need much filling out, maybe 6 roster spots available for this year's rookie class to occupy.

The Packers need some starting quality picks.

Now that GM Ted Thompson has started to stretch his football philosophy out into new directions, sitting comfortably in his throne-chair he could just go on and trade away some picks to move up in the draft's pecking order. Thompson can't trade away any of the 4 compensation picks, so he might just surprise us Packer Fans by jumping all around the draft order and get us fans excited to check out the new players at the opening of mini & training camps.


Packers Draft Picks:
    R1 - 28
    R2 - 59
    R3 - 90
    R4 - 123
    R4 - 132*
    R4 - 133*
    R5 - 163
    R6 - 197
    R7 - 224 (from Jets)
    R7 - 235
    R7 - 241*
    R7 - 243*

    * Compensation picks   
So here's some mock draft's from various sources that give out some reasoned analysis on what the GM Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers could be planning for this year's NFL Draft.

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life! 

28.  Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse - At 6' 5" 265 pounds he might be able to play end or outside linebacker. The Pack need help at outside linebacker and defensive end and Jones has the athletic ability to play outside linebacker in a 34 defense or if he bulked up a little, could also play end. The Packers need a better pass rush and current starting OLB Frank Zombo isn't getting it done.

NFL Draft Dog

28.  Nick Perry, DE, USC - I’ve had Perry stuck at the Patriots for a while, but I’m starting to think he could drop at least one more spot, where Green Bay will nab him immediately. Perry is a very versatile pass-rusher who has the size, strength, and athleticism to fill the need of a second beast on the edge, opposite of Clay Matthews. Green Bay could get their future center or address corner here, but landing Perry could be the finishing touch on an already solid pass-rush.

Kevin Roberts - NFL Soup

28.  Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois - It looks like Mercilus is going to end up being a 3-4 pass rusher at the next level. I wouldn’t be shocked if he was selecting by a 4-3 team that wanted to use him strictly in a pass rushing role early on in his career. But if he is going to be a first round selection you will want the player to be an every down back. For Mercilus to be that he will need to be a 3-4 OLB in my opinion.

59.  Josh Chapman, DT/NT, Alabama

90.  Antonio Allen, SS, South Carolina

New NFL Draft

28.  Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State - The Packers' pass defense was vulnerable all year and finished last in the NFL's regular season statistics, allowing 299.8 yards per game through the air. Green Bay had only 29 sacks this year, and no Packers defender was able to total seven sacks.

Green Bay is supposedly hot for McClellin and sent a huge contingent to his pro day. That makes a lot of sense as he is a perfect fit in the team's defense on the opposite side of Clay Matthews. McClellin is a Packers-type player as he is a pure football player.

McClellin put on 12 pounds from the Senior Bowl to the Combine, and even with that extra weight, he had a sparkling time of 4.62 in the 40-yard dash. At 6-foot-3, 260-pounds, McClellin is big enough to be a 3-4 outside linebacker, but he is probably too small to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense. McClellin should, at least, hold his weight, if not add some more to be an edge rusher in a 3-4. The versatile athlete could play some inside linebacker in a 3-4 as well.

McClellin started off this season extremely well with a huge performance against Georgia, recording six tackles with 2.5 sacks. He dominated highly-touted Bulldogs offensive lineman Cordy Glenn. McClellin has good technique with a fabulous motor, production and consistency. He recorded 46 tackles with seven sacks, eight tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a blocked kick in 2011. McClellin has a nice repertoire of pass-rushing moves. He is quick off the edge and has great instincts that allow him to be very disruptive.

McClellin had 9.5 sacks with 13.5 tackles for a loss, 30 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble in 2010. Aside from playing as a traditional defensive end, he lined up as both a stand-up rush linebacker and an inside linebacker for Boise State.

59.  Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati - In 2011, Green Bay tied for 27th in sacks in the NFL with 29 on the regular season. The Packers have to upgrade their pass rush and help out their secondary for 2012. Finding some pass-rushing help for Clay Matthews could allow Green Bay to make a big postseason run next year. Adding a five-technique with some pass-rushing ability would be a good idea.

Wolfe (6-4, 286) was a steady pass rusher for the Bearcats. He has good speed to blow by offensive linemen, and serious power to rip off of blocks to bust into the backfield. This season, Wolfe produced well with 70 tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He was extremely disruptive at the point of attack and overwhelmed offensive linemen. Wolfe recorded nine total sacks between his sophomore and junior seasons, but he took his play to another level in 2011.

Wolfe is a sleeper prospect who could provide a big pay off in the NFL. He has the flexibility to play the five-technique in a 3-4 defense, or stay inside in a 4-3. Wolfe had a quality showing at the Combine.

90.  Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina - The Packers could use some depth at cornerback. Perhaps the player who laid claim to be being the top prospect at the East-West Shrine practices was Norman. All week, he had dominant practices that showcased him producing some splash plays. At the Tuesday practice, Norman made an acrobatic interception reaching behind his head as he leapt into the air. The next day's practice saw him record two diving interceptions.

Norman had good coverage all week and did not allow separation. That impressive performance made him a late addition to the Senior Bowl. The 6-foot, 197-pounder has the size and athleticism to go along with speed and quickness. He clocked a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine.

In his collegiate career, Norman totaled 13 interceptions with 35 passes broken up, four forced fumbles, four blocked kicks and 196 tackles. He broke out with eight interceptions as a sophomore in 2009. Norman has the physical skill set to potentially be a starter in the NFL.

Charlie Campbell - Walters Football

28.  Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois - It's not exactly an earth-shattering revelation that the Packers need help across from Clay Matthews. Erik Walden and the other rush linebackers were largely ineffective last year. Perhaps Green Bay's pass defense will improve in the wake of an upgraded pass rush.

Whitney Mercilus could go as high as No. 16 to the Jets (more probable to the Chargers at No. 18), so Ted Thompson gets a steal.

59.  LaMichael James, RB, Oregon - It's scary to think how much more potent Green Bay's offense would be with someone like LaMichel James as an option.

90.  Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska - Green Bay could look at a five-tech early in the 2012 NFL Draft. Jarius Wynn isn't bad, but he's not very good either, while Mike Neal can't seem to stay healthy. Neal struggled since coming back anyway.

123.  Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M - There aren't many cornerbacks in this draft class who fit Green Bay's system. One of the rare ones who actually does is Coryell Judie.The Packers will have to spend a high selection on a corner soon. Charles Woodson, 36 at some point during the 2012 campaign, isn't going to be around much longer.

132.  George Iloka, S, Boise State - The Packers had major issues in their secondary all year, particularly at safety, as Charlie Peprah was torched on a weekly basis. Nick Collins may never play again, which is very unfortunate.

133.  Tom Compton, OT, South Dakota - Green Bay needs to think about acquiring tackle depth because of Derek Sherrod's leg injury is putting his 2012 season in jeopardy.

Walt - Walters Football

28.  Chandler Jones, DE/LB, Syracuse - The Packers have got to turn up their defensive pressure if they want to compete in their tough division again. It is also notable that the other three teams in the division will be looking to significantly help their offensive lines in this draft.

59.  Brandon Thompson, DE/DT, Clemson - The Packers may opt to go a few different ways, but Thompson is a great value here that will improve the run and pass defense as a whole.

90.  Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia

Draft Maven

28.  Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State - The Packers stay true to the value of their draft grades, and Worthy is likely to be the highest-rated player available at No. 28. He'd bounce outside to defensive end in Green Bay's 3-4, and hopefully make everyone in Titletown forget Cullen Jenkins.

Don Banks - CNNSI

28.  Nick Perry, DE, USC - Perry led the Pac-12 with 9.5 sacks and he decided leave USC early to take his talents to the NFL. Clay Matthews is a stud and A.J. Hawk is serviceable, but the Packers do not have much other than that at linebacker.

59.  Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech - Running back is also a possibility, but Green Bay needs a youth movement in the secondary.

Ricky Dimon - FF Toolbox

28.  Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois - The Packers could look at a corner or 5-tech DE here, but I think they might reach a bit for a pass rusher. Mercilus is a slight reach, but he fills the Packers biggest need. He’s an accomplished pass rusher, who takes good pursuit angles. Teaming him up with Matthews would be a major boost for this defense. Given this being a bit of a reach, don’t be surprised if the Packers look to move up for one of the bigger name pass rushers.

59.  Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska

90.  Chase Minnifield, CB, UVA

Steve Shoup - Fan Speak

28.  Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall - Los pash rushers van a volar en ésta edición del Draft y los Packers no pueden dejar pasar a Vinny Curry con ésta elección. Necesitan a alguien que meta presión desde el lado contrario a Clay Matthews y con el bicho de Marshall podrían tener a ese hombre. La defensa de los Packers ganaría mucho sin ser tan dependiente de un sólo hombre. Hay otras opciones como la de un Defensive End o un Safety ahora que se ha sabido del complicado estado de Nick Collins, pero la prioridad absoluta es la de un Outside Linebacker.

(The pash rushers are going to fly in this edition of the Draft and the Packers can not pass to Vinny Curry with this choice. They need someone to target pressure from the opposite side of Clay Matthews and Marshall with the bug that man could have. The defense of the Packers would win much without being so dependent on one man. There are other options such as a Defensive End or Safety has been known now that the complicated state of Nick Collins, but the priority is that of an Outside Linebacker.)

Urko Calavia - NFL Hispano

28.  Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State - Here is another pick that everybody seems to think is a lock, but I just don't really understand. Mainly because I just don't get the fascination with Shea McClellin. McClellin is another case of how people can get so wrapped up in a guys Intangibles, that they ignore serious flaws in a players game. He is not very strong, and has short arms, so he struggles to get off blocks, and stop the run. He also is a limited athlete, who looked much better because of the competition he faced in college. McClellin is a very solid, but very average player, lacking that upside, and star power that you should be looking for in the 1st Round. There are plenty of other guys the Packers could look at here, like Illinois' Whitney Mercilus, but everybody seems to think McClellin is the man.

59.  Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech) - Despite the names they have, the Cornerback situation for the Packers is somewhat uncertain. Charles Woodson may eventually move to safety, which Sam Shields really struggled last year. Hosley is a player we absolutely love, and think is one of the more underrated prospects in the draft.

90.  Jonathan Massaquoi, DE/OLB, Troy - Jonathan Massaquoi enters the draft with only two years of college experience under his belt. He's a developmental prospect for sure, but has a very high ceiling. The Packers need some production rushing the passer besides Clay Matthews.

NFL Draft Geek

28.  Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State - He’s got the ability to play both inside and out for the Packers and brings the kind of motor, intensity and relentless as a pass rusher they are looking for.

Wes Bunting - National Football Post

28.  Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State - A few Packers fans recommend Jerel Worthy at this spot, and I agree. He's a great pick as he certainly presents them with first round value and take pressure off guys like Clay Matthews to improve the pass rush.

59.  Mychal Kendricks, LB, California - The Packers continue to build the defense. Now the have someone across from Clay Matthews as well as next time him.

Those Football Guys

28.  Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise St. - McClellin is one of the more versatile defenders available in April, and the Pack would love to pair him with Clay Matthews.

Robert Davis - Football's Future

28.  Michael Brockers, DE/NT, LSU - The Packers have really struggled to find adequate down linemen to make their 3-4 effective. Ryan Picket has been serviceable, and B.J. Raji is a good nose tackle, but Brockers can step in and start at end immediately and play nose if necessary.

Casey McLain - North and South

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 / 9:19 AM

Tatters - The Soo Line Recordings...
So our good friend Shane McMahon (who always joined BeerScout and myself for 15 years of Packer game-days in L.A.) has a musically request to those of you who survived the 1980's in Wisconsin... and anyone else who may have an interest, in his words...
    TATTERS "The Soo Line Recordings" Available in April! This rare never before released 7 song demo from 1984-85 will be available for a short time only.

    All money raised by the sale of this 8-track demo recording will go directly to BeerScout/Scott McClean (Jeff Johnson's cousin) to help with his expenses on the road to recovery for his fight against cancer. CD's will be available at CDbaby.com. Please set aside $15 for this worthy cause.

    Songs included are: You Do, So Fine, Country Punk, This One's For You, When You Say No, No Surprises (early version), Listen To The Man. Also includes Live recordings of "Words" and "Run Away" as an added bonus!

    Shane McMahon

You can hear short samples of each song at CD-Baby.com, here's the link for Tatters - Soo Line Recordings, worth checking out and lending a helping hand. Here's the link for Shane McMahon himself, he got 4 great CD's to browse through and here would be the link at CD-Baby for his current band Foxhole Radio, there's an EP and new single track. Check them all out!

BeerKid - Always Pack 4 Life!

Posted by BeerKid / 10:20 AM

Sunday, April 29, 2012           

Speak Out Spew Off...

Packer Draft Days Edition


Packers Draft Picks:
    R1 - 28th -- Nick Perry   DE   6'3"   271   USC
    R2 - 51st -- Jerel Worthy   DT   6'2"   308   Michigan St.

    R3 - 59th + 123rd traded to the Eagles for the 51st pick
    R3 - 62nd -- Casey Hayward   DB   5'11"   185   Vanderbilt

    R3 - 90th + 163rd traded to the Patriots for the 62nd pick
    R4 - 123rd + 59th traded to the Eagles for the 51st pick
    R4 - 132nd* -- Mike Daniels   DT   6'0"   291   Iowa
    R4 - 133nd* -- Jeron McMillian   SS   5'11"   203   Maine

    R5 - 163rd + 90th traded to the Patriots for the 62nd pick
    R6 - 163rd -- Terrell Manning   OLB   6'2"   237   N.C. State

    R6 - 197th + 224th + 235th to the Patriots for the 163rd pick
    R7 - 224th + 197th + 235th to the Patriots for the 163rd pick
    R7 - 235th + 197th + 224th to the Patriots for the 163rd pick
    R7 - 241st* -- Andrew Datko   T   6'6"   315   Florida St.
    R7 - 243rd* -- B.J. Coleman   QB   6'3"   233   Tennessee-Chattanooga

    * Compensatory pick   



So far I am happy with the Packs picks on defense...but are they going to address any offensive needs? We sure could use a replacement for Clifton, not to mention another running back!


Quoth Lombardi...

   "All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else."
Posted by BeerKid / 7:37 AM