Packers great Dave Robinson blames coaches for head-hunting

Packers ready for improved attitude

If they’ve never been taught, how in the heck can you expect them to teach it?” Robinson’s plan to solve the problem starts at the bottom of the chain: youth football. The former linebacker attributes his tackling ability to a film he watched in high school that was made by College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal, the University of Texas’ coach at the time. The video, Robinson said, showed players how to tackle from different angles and how to position their body. Proper schooling, he said, could reduce concussions. “You’ve got to start with Pop Warner League football and teach these kids how to tackle correctly,” he said. “Put the helmet on the ball, not helmet-to-helmet. Helmet on the ball. Usually the ball is carried around the waist, so helmet on the ball, your shoulder into his midsection and take the guy down.” Although he is generally disappointed by the tackling techniques of most current players, the three-time NFL champion points to a clean hit by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews in 2011 to changing the tide of Super Bowl XLV. With the Pittsburgh Steelers trailing by four points and driving in the fourth quarter, Matthews forced Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall to fumble in Green Bay territory. Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers then threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Greg Jennings to clinch the title.

Packers Tight End D.J. Williams Releases ‘Friday’ Mashup Mix-Tape

The event will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. lunch. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception. Cost per person is $30 (tax included). Wed., Jul. The meeting will take place rain or shine. Thu., Jul. 25, 2013 10:00AM – 10:30AM CDT Live McCarthy’s season-opening press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthys season-opening press conference Fri., Jul.

Packers Training Camp Countdown: 22 Days

“Guys know there’s a short window for a team to be as good as we are,” Nelson said. “You’ve got to make the most of those (years) and that’s by winning championships. We know we’ve been close. We know we’ve had the team, but came up short.” In an effort to avoid that same fate, the Packers have made some changes. McCarthy reconfigured his offensive line, taking four starters and moving them to four new positions. Now, they’ll line up with Bryan Bulaga at left tackle, Josh Sitton at left guard, T.J. Lang at right guard and Marshall Newhouse at right tackle. The defensive coaches not only spent much of the off-season working on solving the read-option that the 49ers used to beat them, but also emphasized increasing takeaways, especially forcing more fumbles. And with the addition of two big-name running backs in the draft second-round pick Eddie Lacy of Alabama and fourth-rounder Johnathan Franklin of UCLA McCarthy said that the running game will improve, which would help Rodgers and the aerial game.

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The Packers tight end released the first mix-tape on Wednesday, kicking off a series of drops he calls D.J. Mix Friday. The mix-tape was spotted by Kiley Kmiec of Next Impulse Sports , and its actually not bad. dj mix Friday. Everyone check out my new mix I just put together !! hope you enjoy!!! http://t.co/YZbzWECyvb D.J. Williams (@dj45williams) July 3, 2013 Williams kicks things off with a classic Chris Tucker line from the movie Friday, and then its off to the club with David Guettas Titanium. The mix-tape features mashed-up mixes of Notorious B.I.G., Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefaniamong other artists.Williams is rocking a Packers shirt the whole while, and is definitely enjoying himself in his home studio. Let’s break Williams track down and get some grading going: Song Choice: B+ There are no bad songs on Williams mashup mix, but there was that whole Busta Rhymes verse, which was a problem. Thankfully, right as youre about to O.D. on Busta, the song moves into Suit and Tie and all is forgiven. He also includes Juicy,” which is amazing. Smoothness: B- Overall, its a professional-sounding mix, but some of the transitions were raw and sudden. Cutting in Chris Tuckers line about messing with a black mans stereo is funny, but it was meant to mask the fact he didnt have a clean segue into his next song. Creativity: A- Chris Tucker lines will always win my heart, and Williams used them to provide a funny theme for the mix-tape. He didnt go White Panda crazy and mix Rihanna and Game of Thrones together, but its solid work. Overall: B Raw, but with nuggets of goodness.

Strong running game would make Packers better in every way

But out of 47 red-zone possessions, Rodgers was sacked five times. Thats one sack for every 9.4 possessions. He was sacked just one time once the ball got inside the 10-yard line. The only problem with the red-zone numbers is how often the offense got that far down the field. The Packers scored touchdowns on 32-of-47 red-zone possessions. New England, by contrast, scored 49 red-zone touchdowns (out of 70 possessions) en route to a league-best 70.0 touchdown rate. We played well in the red zone, (but) we did not get there as much as we want to, offensive coordinator Tom Clements said. We were third as far as touchdown rate, and we were about 19th in terms of number of times down there per game. So, if we get down there a couple more times a game, we figure at minimum we should get six points and maybe more. We averaged 27 points last year, we average six more, thats a big plus for us. We still want to continue to play as well as we did (in the red zone), but we want to get down there more often. Agree or disagree?: Discuss hot Packers topics in our, free forums .

Packers Training Camp 2013: APC’s Camp Preview Schedule

As such, we will have a number of preview articles breaking down the roster in advance of the start of camp. Today we’ll give you an idea of what to expect from us over the next few weeks and how we are going to address the start of camp. We at Acme Packing Company have each put together our pre-training camp predictions for the 53-man roster, to be announced on August 31st. We will be combining these predictions to generate a consensus APC prediction for the roster, which will be discussed on a position-by-position basis. Each weekday between Monday and July 25th (when Packers players report to camp) we will take on a different position with two articles: 1. Position preview – a discussion of the players at the position, complete with a look at their college background, the circumstances of their selection by the Packers, and anything we may have learned from minicamp and OTAs. 2. Prediction – we will announce our predictions for the players at that position who will make the final 53-man roster. The schedule is broken down as follows: Date

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