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The Green Bay Packers have all the horses in the barn


With last season well behind us, this year’s draft and the hoopla that comes with it is over. It’s time to give a hand to the Green Bay Packers scouts and team personnel associated with the draft, and/or helping make the decisions on which outstanding players get a shot at becoming a member of one of the finest teams the NFL has to offer.

Nobody can argue with that.

The Packers have been riding high up the charts form more than the past two decades, once again a top contender in professional football.

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The horses are all in the barn (so to speak), and the start of sorting out which 53 of the 90 athletes possess the skill, attitudes and fortitude to carry the Green & Gold on their shoulders in 97 more days. That will mark the start of the 2014 NFL season, at Seattle, where the Packers are set to make the claim that our team can beat the world champion Seahawks.

Aaron Rodgers, on top of the top quarterbacks of the NFL, gave interviews just yesterday, mostly to the local reporters on hand. Rodgers gave an upbeat answer session to the reporters questions. Nothing he said or nothing he indicated went to say that we can expect the 2014 season to be anything less than not just amongst the best, but the best season anyone could expect from the Packers squad.

Getting right to it, when asked about this year’s corps of receivers, Rodgers commented that he was in fact excited about this year’s crew of receivers. The older veterans returning have earned the rights to be acclaimed, while the witty and completely thorough drafting of college and walk-ons have more than a ton of potential behind them. For one thing, they have Rodgers throwing the ball to them, and they have Mike McCarthy as master of their fate. Those who make it do not come in to join the team, they become a part of the essence McCarthy has in the genius behind his offensive attack. It’s a team effort, made of well-oiled, cooled parts that all work together. Those who make it, will fit the mold, as part of the machine.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy
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Rodgers began by bouncing a few names around, smiling most of the time, and appearing very well pleased with the team at this point of training. With older vets coming back, he knows he’ll have a few wide-outs he can depend on, and the prospects are lined up and taking off for the run.

Aaron spoke highly on some of the new faces in this year’s camp. The seldom heard of Myles White, a second year man was said to be making some strong strides so far, along with third year veteran Jarrett Boykin, whom Rodgers mentioned had “break-in” times, which can take two or three years to grow into, with both of these players successfully having been through, and both receivers now are coming into their own.

The excitement ran through Aaron’s face while talking about his new crew. Now that they have his endorsement and Rodgers sending them the ball will be coming up next, so they are on their way.

Chris Harper, second-year man we have not seen much of, along with White ,were both praised highly by Rodgers, who made claims that they were making large strides in learning the Packers offense, after the Thursday, May 29, practice the team began with. When questioned, Aaron couldn’t have practiced a larger smile, from ear to ear. The question was on Jarrett Boykin, who was thrust into action last season, and made remarkable progress then. Rodgers seemed to think he has shown enough to become a “regular.” We can bet on Rodgers’ words carrying weight around the team’s upper echelons, so look for Boykin once again this year, only count on seeing him more often.

With James Jones lost to free agency, the entire crew from last year will not be back. Jones proved to posses a lot of talent, but began his stay with costly dropped balls and missed routes. While making improvements with his hands, mistakes riddled his play, which in themselves were not grounds to let him go, but along with a few other things, made reaching for him in comparison of trying out new raw talent, giving the least expensive route a better choice for the team. Jones could be rated in the Top-25 receivers around the league if not for his inconsistencies. He can surely make it in the right system. We wish James the best of luck, only never when playing against the Pack.

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Looking at the starters now, Randall Cobb can become a Top-3 and Jordy Nelson can become a Top-10 wide-out very easy this coming season. Together, with Jarrett Boykin as the third receiver, this would be a dangerous crew of starters. We are yet to weigh in the new guys on the block. There are certain changes that will take us by surprise along the way. It will be fun to watch.

Eddie Lacy.

Need I say more? This team can run the ball all day long. This team can pass the ball all day long. This team can run a balanced attack all season long, and beyond. Barring major injuries, then add in a little luck, and this team can win games until there are not any games left to play.

It’s a tough break to even think about it, but injuries are a part of the game. Let’s just hope that bringing in a football athlete’s special trainer, who is said to have made corrections with other clubs, can do with the entire Packers squad this year. Any one of the teams that fielded over the past 10 years or so, could have gone farther with fewer injury adjustments. Maybe this will be that year. Just let it be.

Aaron Rodgers and his Thursday interview can be seen in it’s entirety by clicking here.

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  • David Burdette

    I’ll be honest sir, Jordy Nelson has already reached into the top Ten in my mind. He makes catches others simply don’t make. Most sites as of recent have held him in high regard. While I think Cobb will achieve greatness this year, I think Nelson already possesses it. Just a thought, not a reproof as I see it looks when viewing this lol.

  • Branden Burke

    I love what Cobb does, but as a wide receiver, Nelson is superior. Both great players. Glad green bay has them. But the catches jordy makes, I haven’t seen Cobb make. Cobbs legs are what make him special.

  • David Hofstedt

    This season is one I’ve looked forward to the most in a long time. Cobb and Nelson are one of the best Duo’s in the NFL. Boykin really started making some nice catches last year, and he’s got better hands than Jones. I’ve been wondering about Harper but I’d rather have all the rookies on the squad than Harper. Janis is a bigger, faster version of Harper and Abbrederis will help just because he runs such beautiful routes. But the one I hope makes the biggest difference is Lyerla. I know for a “Kid” that didn’t play last year and came in as a tryout player is a reach to be a difference maker, but the Packers need that in the middle of the field. Quarless just isn’t that presence in the middle like Finley was, Lyerla can be.

  • Cutler2Marshall312

    The FudgePackers will do like they usually do get bounced out the first round remember where you heard it first….#TheTruth

    • RyansDad

      Shame ‘Da Bears’ will be watching the playoffs on TV again.

      • Cutler2Marshall312

        You may be right about for now but one thing is for sure GB is always right behind us @ watching the games from home #FirstRoundExit

        • Peter Maiz

          Detroit will be the difficult team to beat in the NFC North. But Green Bay will come out on top again. I don’t see Chicago coming out on top of Detroit. Sorry, but it will be a sad story for you guys despite that we all recognize you have a very top offence. Lacy will tear through your defense like a knife through butter. Cry on somebody’s shoulder, if you want.

          • Cutler2Marshall312

            I see you know nothing about football..You say Detriot is the team to beat the same Detriot who can’t stay out of there own way the same Detriot that was the healthiest team out of the NFC north that had a real shot at making the playoffs the same Detriot who lost like 7 of there last 8 games Lol to lose the division…STOP IT As for lacy yeah he’s a nice power back but we’ll see what he does against real starters and not the bears 2nd & 3rd stringers…by the way we appreciate you all for taking peppers of our hands lol Ted Thompson is getting a lil old

    • Peter Maiz

      The Bears continue with defense issues. When all is said and done, Cutler is no Rodgers. We’ll beat the Bears twice this season. That is the sheer, unabridged, unmitigated truth.

      • Cutler2Marshall312

        Really don’t need Cutler to be Rogers honestly as you can see that with Seattle winning the Super Bowl instead of Green Bay…You had your time to shine now that light will be blown out #EqualPlayingField

    • Aaron Spina

      Bears fans… So eloquent.

  • Peter Maiz

    Miles White is so, so fast. After the 53 man roster and the practice squad, what happens to all the other players. What if some draft recruits don’t make the team? I’m not that well versed on these issues.

    • Aaron Spina

      Then they’re out of a job… They can sign anywhere they want, they’re free agents, but it will take another team willing to open up a roster spot for them or a spot on their practice squad.

      • Peter Maiz

        So most undrafted rookies are likely to never make a team, that’s sad. I’m sure a lot will play in Canada.

  • Aaron Spina

    This article is extremely poorly written. It isn’t wrong or unintelligent. It’s just completely lacking grammatical structure and proof reading.. I certainly appreciate the “inside scoop”, I’m just surprised it was published with so many glaring mistakes.. Fansided was really growing on me, but this stunts the respectability, in my opinion.

  • Michael Castelaz

    Did I misread that last paragraph where he mentions something about bringing in a new “special” trainer?! Somebody who has proven to be able to reduce injuries??!!

    What was he talking about?