We arrived in Houston last night for the Packers-Texans game, expecting to see a showcase of one of the NFL’s heavyweights. We did. Except, it wasn’t the Texans. QB Aaron Rodgers put on a show, a six touchdown masterpiece in a 42-24 beat-down of the Texans. All those offensive struggles, the inaccuracy from Rodgers, the up-and-down play? Not last night. Instead, it was the Texans shooting themselves in the foot. As for Rodgers, he put the team on his back. And, as I learned in the Packers locker room, it’s exactly what he told his team would happen. He wanted to be a leader, and he led. “It was time for our offense to make a statement,” center Jeff Saturday told […]
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Last week has turned into this week, and the Packers-Colts game is long over. It was, to be sure, a memorable one, with Indianapolis winning for coach Chuck Pagano and providing an uplifting moment in his battle with leukemia. Want to hear what else happened last week? – The Packers offense disappeared in the second half against the Colts, scoring just six points and allowing Indy to fight back. QB Aaron Rodgers struggled even more than he did in the first half, showing indecision and inaccuracy. What the heck happened? “Earlier in the game, Aaron was doing a great job of getting rid of the football, he didn’t have to hold it,” OLB Dwight Freeney explained. “Toward the end of the […]
As we do every week, let’s take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things… So, what’s been up? 1. The Jets play on Monday night, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to talk about what’s going on with them. Banged up, beat up and struggling, the Jets face a critical home game against the powerful Texans. And all eyes are on their quarterback situation. Rex Ryan said he’s sticking with starter Mark Sanchez, but for how long? When does Tim Tebow Time happen? At what point will Ryan said, “Screw it, let’s put Tim in?” Because, as people inside the building say, that’s what it’ll be. I mean, can’t you hear Rex saying that… […]
Well, the hype surrounding Colts QB Andrew Luck seems to be real. He had one stellar game (against the Vikings), two steady games, and probably the most impressive thing is that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians doesn’t treat him like a rookie. One interesting thing that’s come up this week as I’ve been shuttling back and forth between Indy and Green Bay is that Luck is starting to get compared to the dude he’s facing this week. The thought is that Luck (in a few years) = Aaron Rodgers. That’s what the Colts hope. “Very similar,” interim coach Bruce Arians said when asked to compare Rodgers and Luck. “Aaron’s very mobile, very accurate, got good velocity. Obviously he can handle a […]
There is a lot to say about the outcome of the “Monday Night Football” game. Most of it has to do with the refs. People have been asking my opinion all day, and it can be summed up like this: This whole thing kinda sucks. That’s … kinda all I got. With the refs and their union talking for the fourth straight day, maybe something will work itself out. Hopefully. Would be tough to go through another week like this. So, plenty more to say, but with the NFL’s statement, one thing is clear: The game is over. We’ll still talk about it — on NFL.com we now have more than 25 (and growing) headlines, videos or links directly or […]
As we do every week, let’s take a swing around the NFL, looking at a bunch of random things… 1. The Cowboys play the Giants on Wednesday, the high-profile season opener for the entire league and a rematch of the 2011 finale that kick-started the G-Men on their run to the Super Bowl. It will also be the debut of the Cowboys defense that has looked really stout in the preseason under second-year coordinator Rob Ryan. Most of it came without pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware, who had 19.5 sacks last year. As a precaution, he sat out three preseason games, even though he said after the second one that if there was a real game, he’d have played. Yet if Ware is worried […]
With training camp in full swing, we’re flying around the country to bring you all sorts of interesting (and non-interesting) stuff. Let’s pause this Sunday morning to embrace routine with our nine really random things. So, what’s been up? 1. NFL Training Camp is only a few days old, but already something fantastic has happened. I’ll say right now, we’ll be hard-pressed to find something better during the entire months of July and August. What was it? Tim Tebow ran shirtless in the rain. Our friend Bob Glauber of Newsday captured it brilliantly, showing the world the most highly publicized backup in history playing for the skins team. It rained at Jets camp, Tebow needed to go inside and he […]
Well, vacation is over. Thankfully. I mean, it was fun, but let’s get to work, right? Still, it doesn’t hurt to get going in a vacation-like setting. So, hello from South Lake Tahoe, where the American Century Championship is taking place. The first few days are filled with celebrity golfers and plenty of NFL players, and that’s why we’re here. That’s Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to the right. We’ll be here all week with plenty of good stuff. But first, now that I’ve returned from being away… what did we miss? I did write a few stories that ran while I was out. – This was my take on the holdup over contracts for first-rounders with a look at where […]
Packers WR Greg Jennings has been a busy guy in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI. Here are some of his personal highlights from the past two days.
Greg Jennings attended GQ’s Party presented by Lacoste. But before he hit the party scene, he spent a couple of minutes chatting with E!
Note: Packers WR Greg Jennings is in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI and will be sharing his experiences throughout the week on NFL.com.
Packers WR Greg Jennings is having a great time in Indianapolis, where the amiable people remind him of Green Bay.
Thursday was a busy day shuttling around Indianapolis for Packers WR Greg Jennings, who’s in town for Super Bowl XLVI.