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Green and Bold: Final 7-Round Packers Mock Draft

Green and Bold: Final 7-Round Packers Mock Draft

With just two days to go until the 2017 NFL draft officially gets underway, there's a completely understandable amount of mock draft fatigue right...

Green and Bold: Defense or Bust in Round 1

Green and Bold: Defense or Bust in Round 1

Opinions on how the Packers will use their first-round draft selection at No. 29 overall—or whether they'll even keep it—are all over the place a...

Green and Bold: Packers Get Thinner at Cornerback

Green and Bold: Packers Get Thinner at Cornerback

It looks like the cornerback position is going to get worse before it gets better for the Packers, as they waived former undrafted free agent...

Green and Bold: Ricky Jean Francois Keeps a Strength a Strength

Green and Bold: Ricky Jean Francois Keeps a Strength a Strength

Many Packers fans looking for Ted Thompson to make another big splash in free agency found themselves disappointed with the latest player Green Bay...

Green and Bold: The Case for a Guard

Green and Bold: The Case for a Guard

Given the moves that the Packers have made in free agency, it's looking more and more likely the the team could address the guard position in the...

Green and Bold: How Do Free-Agency Signings Affect Draft?

Green and Bold: How Do Free-Agency Signings Affect Draft?

General manager Ted Thompson has finally realized how fun it can be to add outside players in free agency, having inked tight ends Martellus...

Green and Bold: What Is the Market for Micah Hyde?

Green and Bold: What Is the Market for Micah Hyde?

The NFL's legal tampering period began Tuesday, which means teams that have their sights set on the Green Bay Packers' unrestricted free agents may...

Green and Bold: Packers Are More Than an Adrian Peterson Away From a Super Bowl

Green and Bold: Packers Are More Than an Adrian Peterson Away From a Super Bowl

While it's hard not to be intrigued by the thought of what one-time league MVP and seven-time Pro Bowler Peterson could do in the Green Bay Packers offense, which finished 20th in the league in rushing in 2016, there's not likely to be a financial scenario that makes the move worth it for Green Bay.   

Green and Bold: Jared Cook Is a Sure Thing

Green and Bold: Jared Cook Is a Sure Thing

Not many things are for certain when it comes to the Green Bay Packers and the elusive Ted Thompson, but when evaluating the moves the team could...

Green and Bold: Checking on the Cap

Green and Bold: Checking on the Cap

512 games later, another NFL season is in the books and, once again, we find ourselves bracing for free agency.

Green and Bold: Fool Me Once...

Green and Bold: Fool Me Once...

For a general manager who doesn't make a splash in free agency all that often, the Packers' Ted Thompson sure has been in the news lately, linked to rumors that this year he'll do just that. 

Green and Bold: This Way, Dom Capers

Green and Bold: This Way, Dom Capers

In 2010, the Packers defense got them into the Super Bowl. In virtually every season since, it's killed them in the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers and this offense deserve another ring, and as the window continues to close, perhaps it's time to make a drastic change to ensure they get one. 

Green and Bold: Shootout!

Green and Bold: Shootout!

One of the best videos you could find on YouTube is a Mayne Event segment from ESPN called "Shootout!" It features a (very) young Aaron Rodgers...

Green and Bold: It Begins and Ends with Run Defense

Green and Bold: It Begins and Ends with Run Defense

The Packers boasted one of the league's top run defenses in the beginning of the 2016 NFL season, when they held their first four opponents to 50 or fewer yards gained on the ground. And now, as they prepare to face the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott, the unit will need to once again return to dominant form if Green Bay is to have any hope of defeating the Cowboys to move onto the NFC Championship Game.   

Green and Bold: Micah Hyde - Secret Weapon

Green and Bold: Micah Hyde - Secret Weapon

On Sunday night against the Detroit Lions, however, the unit suffered a series of additional blows. Quinten Rollins left the game strapped to a board to go to the hospital after a scary-looking hit to his head/neck; per Mike McCarthy, he avoided serious injury but there's no word on whether he'll be able to go on Sunday against the Giants. Both Damarious Randall and Makinton Dorleant left the game with knee injuries, Randall is considered day-to-day, while Dorleant said initial tests showed no major structural damage.  It's been a rough road for the Packers secondary, which has been hampered by injuries all season. The team has needed leaders and playmakers to step up from within its ranks in its postseason push, and a key weapon who could be instrumental in the playoffs became clear in Week 17: defensive back Micah Hyde. 

Green and Bold: Always Be Closing

Green and Bold: Always Be Closing

The Packers offense has been one of the best in the league when it comes to putting points on the board early and often; Green Bay ranks No.

Green and Bold: Get It Together, Damarious Randall

Green and Bold: Get It Together, Damarious Randall

The Packers defense has been its secret weapon in Green Bay's wins over the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears the last two weeks, compiling a plus...

Green and Bold: No. 1 RB Was There All Along

Green and Bold: No. 1 RB Was There All Along

The Packers have been searching for their No. 1 running back all season after starter Eddie Lacy went on injured reserve, even going so far as to sign not one but two free agents in their pursuit of a balanced offense.  But the player who will prove to be the Packers' lead rusher has been on the roster since training camp. He was just playing a different position. 

Green and Bold: Gunter Rising

Green and Bold: Gunter Rising

The 6-6 Green Bay Packers have gotten themselves into a situation in which every game has become a must-win. Two games back from the Detroit Lions and tied, record-wise, with the Minnesota Vikings but not currently holding the tiebreaker against them, Green Bay now has to beat the Seahawks, Bears, Vikings, and Lions to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.  Needless to say, it's imperative that every player turns it up to 11 over this final stretch and taps into his deepest reserve of aggression. The Packers have to want this more than anyone else. And, as far as the secondary goes, that's exactly what cornerback LaDarius Gunter has been doing. 

Green and Bold: It's on the Defense Now

Green and Bold: It's on the Defense Now

The Packers offense has been quietly improving for a few weeks now, but it's the improving defense that will have to lead the team to the playoffs. 

Green and Bold: Half and Half

Green and Bold: Half and Half

One of the most frustrating aspects of watching the Green Bay Packers flounder during the 2016 season is the fact that it doesn't always seem like it has to be this way. 

Green and Bold: Getting Stale

Green and Bold: Getting Stale

I've been on the record for a long time as saying that despite the Packers' recent struggles under head coach Mike McCarthy, it would be reactionary and foolish to sever ties with him at this point in his tenure. After all, we're talking about a coach that has led his team to the playoffs eight times in 10 seasons, including a Super Bowl win and two additional trips to the conference championship game. This is the same coach who arrived in Green Bay a season after Aaron Rodgers was drafted and dramatically adjusted his mechanics in his offseason quarterback school. A passer who used to hold the ball up by his ear and struggled to throw deep at Cal has now thrown some of the prettiest deep balls the league has seen, largely thanks to McCarthy's tutelage.  So maybe Mike McCarthy should be the team's quarterbacks coach. 

Green and Bold: Packers Not Getting It Done on the Money Down

Green and Bold: Packers Not Getting It Done on the Money Down

The Green Bay Packers failed in multiple phases of the game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9, including on special teams and on the final defensive series.  But the most worrisome aspect of the Packers' play on Sunday was their complete and utter failure to both convert on third down on offense and to defend third down on defense. 

Green and Bold: Packers Must Activate Corey Linsley

Green and Bold: Packers Must Activate Corey Linsley

After cutting running back Knile Davis on Monday, the Packers have an open roster spot. The best way to use it would be to activate Corey Linsley from the PUP list.   

Green and Bold: LaDarius Gunter vs. Julio Jones

Green and Bold: LaDarius Gunter vs. Julio Jones

The Packers defense is taking on the No. 1 wide receiver in football in Week 8 in Altanta's Julio Jones, and their best option for coverage on him looks like an undrafted free agent who is third on the depth chart: LaDarius Gunter.  

Green and Bold: Buying or Selling Knile Davis

Green and Bold: Buying or Selling Knile Davis

In news that had Packer Nation saying, "Finally!" on Tuesday, the Packers traded the Chiefs a conditional draft pick in exchange for running back...

Green and Bold: Something's Gotta Give

Green and Bold: Something's Gotta Give

It had to happen eventually. The Green Bay Packers' No. 1 run defense will finally take on the league's No. 1 rushing offense when the Packers host the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau on Sunday.  By 6:30 p.m. Lambeau time that night, one of those teams may not be ranked first in its respective category any longer. 

Green and Bold: Nowhere to Run

Green and Bold: Nowhere to Run

One of the most promising trends to emerge from the young 2016 season has been how stout the Packers have been against the run.  No one would have predicted it a few  months ago, but through the first quarter of the season, it hasn't been the St. Louis Rams or the New York Jets but the Green Bay Packers who have boasted the NFL's strongest defensive front.  But do you realize just how good the Packers have been in run defense so far this season—or how consistent?

Green and Bold: Packers Offense Finds Its Identity

Green and Bold: Packers Offense Finds Its Identity

It's no secret that the Green Bay Packers offense has looked like a shell of what we know it's capable of being since Week 8 of the 2015 season. 

Green and Bold: Where Are All the WRs?

Green and Bold: Where Are All the WRs?

The Green Bay Packers did a bold thing when they kept seven wide receivers (and only three inside linebackers) on the 53-man roster at the end of final cuts. After struggling on offense last season and dealing with injuries to multiple pass-catchers, the Packers clearly wanted to keep their homegrown talent on their roster and off other teams', as many players likely would not have gotten through waivers to be placed on the practice squad.  However, for a team that has seven wide receivers at its disposal—all of whom are active on game day, given their roles on special teams—the Packers sure aren't using them much on the field. 

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