Author: Matthew Brown

Matthew is a lifelong Packers fan and a follower of all sports and pop culture. He also hosts two podcasts Beers and Ears and Discontinued on Display.

One of the more fun storylines in Packers training camp has been the saga of the JUGS machine. LaFleur called out the machine last week saying that he would be taking any offers for a new one. It seems they found one. Check out the Packers new JUGS Machine. No Ordinary JUGS Machine https://twitter.com/RobDemovsky/status/1559208811742765057?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1559208811742765057%7Ctwgr%5E1454e99942054f786cc6a20c0c1e95d7ba7e8e81%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fftw.usatoday.com%2Flists%2Fpackers-seeker-machine-jugs-training-camp This is no ordinary JUGS machine. Developed by Monarc Sports, the Seeker was made for receivers to practice their skills during the Covid-19 pandemic. What makes this JUGS machine different is all of the things it can do. It can change the velocity, trajectory, and pace…

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With injuries to David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, the Packers have been doing some experimenting with their offensive line. There have been varied results but coming into the first preseason game against the 49ers, it looks like the starting line picture is coming into focus. The Likely Starters From left to right, the starters look to be Yosh Nijman, Jon Runyan Jr., Josh Myers, Jake Hanson and Royce Newman. This has been the line for the last couple of practices for the Packers. It’s been a rough go all around with the defensive line getting a lot of pressure on…

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We are in Week 3 of training camp and the first preseason game is on the horizon. As final rosters begin to take shape, players are looking to make an impact on the field. Here are 3 players that are trending up at Packers training camp. CB Rico Gafford The Green Bay secondary is stacked at the top but the depth has been a question. Rick Gafford has been a player that has been trending up at camp and looks to fill that depth chart. While his best bet is most likely special teams, he has shown some flashes at…

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The Packers began training camp with many key players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Christian Watson, Robert Tonyan and Mason Crosby are all key parts of the Packers team that are on this list. The question on everyone’s mind is when these players will come off. The good news is the players on the PUP list have been showing progress. David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins https://twitter.com/mattschneidman/status/1556671883688525825/ Seeing a video of a lot of these players working on the field with the rehab group is a positive step. While intense football activities are different…

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The Green Bay Packers open up their preseason schedule on Friday versus the San Francisco 49ers. Here are 3 things to look for in the Packers first preseason game. How Much Will the Starters Play? Packers fans block Week 1 last year from their minds. A 38-3 drubbing by the Saints had the Packers offense looking lifeless. The Packers easily got back on track but it looked like the starters simply did not get enough game reps. Basically, Week 1 was another preseason game. That cannot happen this year. Week 1 is against a division rival in the Vikings a…

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There is a lot to like about the Packers defense this year especially on the line. A line of Kenny Clark, TJ Slaton, Dean Lowry, Jarren Reed, and Devonte Wyatt complemented by Rashan Gary and Preston Smith is going to create some pressure. Early training camp results have been fantastic. The defense is pressuring the quarterback constantly. With the talent on the field, the Packers can break the team sack record this year. What is the Team Sack Record? The team sack record was set by the 1984 Chicago Bears with 72 sacks in that season. To give you an…

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In the first couple weeks of training camp, many young players have been coming up big. More than any other season, the Packers are relying on rookies and second year players to make huge contributions to the team. How are these players developing so quickly? Leadership. Strong leadership is helping the Packers young players. Rashan Gary Rashan Gary is primed for a huge season. He has been pressuring the quarterback throughout the first couple weeks of training camp. However, his leadership is also growing. On one day of practice, he jumped into the second team defense huddle and gave an…

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Jordan Love had a rough day of training camp on Monday. He was determined on Tuesday to get that sour taste out of his mouth. He did that and more. Jordan Love had an impressive day at training camp. Love’s First Two Years Jordan Love has not looked great in his first two years in Green Bay. His preseason starts have been okay. His regular season starts have been pretty bad. In his defense, his career has been marred with oddities that most rookies do not have to face. The 2020 season was unprecedented with the pandemic. He got no…

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The special teams unit is the part of the team no one talks about unless it is bad. The Packers special teams were talked about way to much last season. The hope is that the changes that have been made will move the special teams in a positive direction. The special teams have been making some waves in training camp practices. Let’s take a look at the Packers special teams performance at camp. Field Goals Mason Crosby has been on the PUP list for all of training camp. In his absence, rookie Gabe Brkic has been filling in. He hit…

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The beginning of Packers training camp has brought lots of excitement. The meteoric rise of Romeo Doubs. The defensive line creating lots of pressure. Adrian Amos flying around the field. There is a lot to be excited about. However, in the midst of all of this excitement, many fans are missing what is happening with the offensive line. The Packers are building an elite offensive line and it is starting in training camp. Injuries Are Equaling Opportunity The injuries to David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins are not great but have given other players opportunities to prove themselves. One of these…

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