Author: Aaliyan Mohammed

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for a cold weekend in Lambeau Field. San Francisco is 3-0 over the last three playoff meetings. Just in 2019 they ran all over the Mike Pettine led Packers’ defense. However, this season the Packers are better against the run and have beaten the 49ers in the regular season. Regardless, San Francisco is a loaded offense that can light up a scoreboard. The Packers defense can’t expect to stop everyone, but they should key in on perhaps one of the best weapons in the NFL, Deebo Samuel. Why is Deebo the Biggest Threat…

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Whitney Mercilus started his season on the Houston Texans. However, in week 7 he arrived in Green Bay and started making an impact fast. He played 31 snaps in his first game in Green Bay and was effective as a pass rusher. He recorded a sack against Seattle before tearing his bicep and going on the IR. Everyone assumed he would not return, but Mercilus always thought he would be back. Defensive coordinater Joe Barry said that Mercilus had been telling the team he would be back. Today he took the practice field for the first time since his injury.…

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Aaron Rodgers joined Pat McAfee for his weekly apperance on “The Pat McAfee Show” and gave a glimpse into his confidence going into the playoffs. McAfee asked Rodgers about his life post football and Rodgers gave some insight. However, McAfee mentioned confetti falling when Rodgers would be reflecting on retirement and asked Rodgers if the Packers were going on a run. Rodgers responded: https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/1480995006773145601 What a Run Means for Aaron Rodgers ARLINGTON,TX – FEBRUARY 6: during Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by: Rob Tringali) *** Local Caption *** The Packers have…

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Za’Darius Smith had been hinting at a return for weeks now. However, nothing had been officially announced or reported. This morning Ian Rapoport reported that he has been “fully cleared” and is expected back at practice this week. Not only that, but the team hopes to have him back on the field for their divisional playoff game. https://twitter.com/rapsheet/status/1480530139746381829?s=21 What Za’Darius’ Return Means The Packers pass rush without Za’Darius Smith has still been very productive. Rashan Gary and Preston Smith have put up elite sack numbers as well as pressures. However, outside of the two stars the EDGE rushers haven’t produced…

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Earlier today Boomer Esiason read a text on air from a source who claimed to be in Aaron Rodger’s direct circle. The source claimed that Rodgers would “boycott” the Super Bowl if Green Bay were to make it. https://twitter.com/BackAftaThis/status/1479526912640884736 Aaron Rodgers’ Response Aaron Rodgers has not held back on media this year when it comes to false information. He even went so far as to show his toe in a press conference after false reports of his injury. Today, Rodgers, Jordan Love and Kurt Benkert took to twitter to respond to Esiason. https://twitter.com/AaronRodgers12/status/1479578947272728579 Rodgers quoted Esiason saying he had told…

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To say Preston Smith has had a bounce back year would be an understatement. After struggling in 2020 many thought he might be a cap casualty. However, Preston Smith took a pay cut and took a heavily incentive based contract. Throughout the year he’s hit most of his benchmarks. With Za’Darius Smith missing the season the Packers needed Smith to step up along side Rashan Gary. Here are the details on the incentives he could’ve made going into the season. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1370530909598928904 What Preston Needs in Week 18 Going into a meaningless game in week 18 Preston Smith has 9.0 sacks.…

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Before coming back to Green Bay Aaron Rodgers alluded to this season being “The Last Dance.” He talked about how the front office wouldn’t commit to him past the 2021 season. Rodgers also felt left out of roster decisions the team was making. However, throughout the year he’s stated how that’s changed. He and general manager Brian Gutekunst have had good conversations. Rodgers appeared on “The Adam Schein Podcast” this week. Schein asked Rodgers on his perspective now. Specifically, Schein asked about the grass being greener outside Green Bay. What Rodgers Said “The grass is greener where you water it……

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All year Aaron Rodgers has been asked about his future and his response always follows a similar dialogue. He’s focused on the now, this season and will address the future after the season ends. Before the season started many thought this would be the last time Aaron Rodgers dawns the green and gold. However, with a fourth MVP in his grasp, that might change. Here’s why this MVP means more than the other three. Jordan Love Unfortunately for Jordan Love he has been caught in the middle of all of this. However, all he’s ever done is compete and handle…

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Earlier this week Hub Arkush went on a radio show apperance and said he had ruled out voting for Aaron Rodgers as the league MVP. However, his reasoning was what drew attention. He said Rodgers is a “bad guy” and “a jerk.” He also said that he hurt his team in the offseason so he shouldn’t win the award. Arkush is one of the 50 voters for the MVP. Rodgers was asked about Arkush not voting for him and he didn’t hold back. “He’s a bum.”Aaron Rodgers when asked about Arkush Rodgers clearly took exception to Arkush’s comments on not…

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The Packers have been plagued with injuries this year, but things are looking up. Three of the most key injuries were to Jaire Alexander, David Bakhtiari and Za’Darius Smith. Jaire Alexander has been practicing and Matt LaFleur said he hopes Bakhtiari will begin to practice soon. However, fans haven’t heard much about Za’Darius Smith. He was rehabbing away from the facility, but has rejoined the team. He posted on social media giving some hope of a potential return. https://www.instagram.com/zadariussmith/p/CYVMyF1N1Ws/?utm_medium=copy_link What it Means Za’Darius Smith was arguably the Packers best defensive player for the last two years. Smith has 26 sacks…

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