Author: Matthew Goynatsky

“The Packers wasted Aaron Rodgers’ prime!” “They didn’t help him in any way!” “They wasted a pick on his replacement while the window is still open!” Comments like these, as well as Brandon Marshall’s recent comments on Aaron Rodgers’ wasted prime, are not uncommon. Rodgers has been the target of many in the media for some time. It makes sense. The Dalai Lama met with him. Aaron is uniquely private but also the smartest person in most rooms. He appears smug and this invites accusations of elitism. Simultaneously, an argument arises that the Packers did not do enough to support…

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Tramon Williams is an ageless wonder. The longevity he has displayed over 10 years with the Green Bay Packers and 13 years overall is nothing short of amazing, especially for a defensive back. On top of that, he still shows a remarkable level of energy and athleticism for a 37-year-old NFL player. So, where does Tramon rank among both all-time defensive backs and all-time Packers? Let’s look at the stats: Williams, a Packer Fan Favorite, went undrafted in 2006 out of Louisiana Tech. Even so, he played in all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers as a rookie and…

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PFF (Pro Football Focus) released its college grades for this year’s rookie running backs and two of the names might seem familiar for Wisconsinites. Tied for first at 91.3 is Packers draft pick, former Boston College running back AJ Dillon. Solely in third, with a grade of 91.1, is former Wisconsin back and current Wisconsin Badger legend Jonathan Taylor. Drafted on opposite ends of the second round, both highly touted backs have a chance to make a real impact this year. Taylor beside Mack: Jonathan Taylor, well known as a skilled college running back, was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts…

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Comments have come out suggesting Aaron Rodgers is part of the problem preventing the Green Bay Packers from reaching their peak. These statements are sure to infuriate any Packers fan predicting a Lombardi this season, yet they are worth further examination. First, let’s look at Rodgers’ numbers over the last few seasons. The last three full seasons Aaron Rodgers has played have seen a decline in completion percentage, pass attempts, and Quarterback Rating. These declines continued through the transition from McCarthy to LaFleur, despite the move to a heavier RPO scheme intended to get the ball in the hands of…

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