4:16 PM EDT, Mon June 27, 2016
Acme Packing Company 3 hours ago

Even at $22 million per year, Aaron Rodgers has a team-friendly contract

Few contracts in the league offer as much value as Aaron Rodgers’ current deal. When the details of the latest NFL megadeal surfaces, the large salary numbers often blind the public to the fact that the contract’s structure and true guaranteed figure matters considerably more than the mostly hypothetical total value. For that reason, a massive deal such as J.J. Watt’s six-year, $100 million deal can qualify as a value. In a new ESPN article, the five-year, $110 million pact superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed in 2013 rated as the best contract on the Green Bay Packers. Though...
Blogging The Boys 5 hours ago

Don't Call It A Comeback: Ranking Tony Romo's Fourth-Quarter Masterpieces (#24)

Over the next several weeks before training camp, let's relive some of Tony Romo's best comeback stories. Today, we head back to 2007 in the Motor City. [In the ten seasons that Tony Romo has been the starting quarterback, he's engineered some great fourth-quarter heroics to bring the Cowboys to victories. Since 2006, no quarterback has had more fourth-quarter comeback victories, 25 to be exact, than Tony Romo. His passer rating in the final quarter of football is an astounding 102.9, five points higher than the number two guy (Aaron Rodgers). Romo also holds the mantle of most...
Windy City Gridiron Jun 25, 2016

The Weekend Bears Den & Open Thread, June 25-26, 2016

The weekend is here, and with it comes a rare "Open Thread Den". The countdown is on until training camp, and as someone recently mentioned, we have entered the "season of lists". This is an Open Thread, so please remember to thread responsibly. Discussion topic suggestion: Assume you are single and available. You meet the most gorgeous member of whatever sex you're attracted to you've ever seen and (s)he is really into you. At the end of your first date just before the big kiss (s)he reveals that (s)he is the biggest Packers fan on the planet, and (s)he totally crushes on Aaron Rodgers...
Acme Packing Company Jun 24, 2016

Packers top plays of 2015, No. 2: Aaron Rodgers' prayers answered again

A wideout with just four regular-season receptions makes the biggest play yet on the largest stage of his career. Acme Packing Company's rundown of the Green Bay Packers' top plays from 2015 has reached the penultimate entry, the second of Aaron Rodgers' two miraculous Hail Mary touchdowns. Though Rodgers and his target, Jeff Janis, didn't combine for a walk-off score, the play did force overtime in the team's divisional-round tilt with the Arizona Cardinals. The situation Already saved once on the drive by a 60-yard completion to Jeff Janis, the Packers found themselves with little time...
Pats Pulpit Jun 22, 2016

Patriots QB Tom Brady was the best at protecting the football in 2015

The Patriots quarterback is the best decision maker in the league! New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks of all time at protecting the football. He ranks 2nd in NFL history in interception rate, behind only Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, while his era-adjusted interception rate is one of the 10 best in football history. Brady led the NFL in interception rate this past season at 1.12%, the 9th best mark in NFL history. Brady’s 2015 season trailed his miraculous 2010 season with 4 interceptions to become the second best mark in Brady’s career. His...
Acme Packing Company Jun 21, 2016

Packers top plays of 2015, No. 7: Aaron Rodgers clowns the 49ers defense

Even on his 30th birthday, Mr. Rodgers remains the most difficult quarterback to defend in the NFL. Acme Packing Company's rundown of the Green Bay Packers' top plays from 2015 continues with a selection that puts Aaron Rodgers' football IQ, athleticism and arm on full display. Though overshadowed by bigger moments later in the season, perhaps not even the Hail Marys better showcase the quarterback's ability to keep the play alive with his legs. The situation The Packers nearly kicked off the game's opening drive with an 80-yard bomb, the type of play conspicuously absent from the offense...

Rookie Blake Martinez's study habits, instincts impress Packers

Martinez has pestered quarterback Aaron Rodgers nonstop this off-season. The inside linebacker is a kid in school, sitting in the front row with his hand raised.
Acme Packing Company Jun 14, 2016

Packers excuse veterans from minicamp, practice with more watching from sideline

Green Bay let veteran stars like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews stay home for the team's three-day minicamp session. The Green Bay Packers kicked off their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. While the media and fans may have noticed the complete absence of veterans like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, the number of players present but unable to participate reached double digits. With Green Bay receiving an extra week of offseason practice due to the team's Hall of Fame game appearance in early August, head coach Mike McCarthy decided to excuse 15 veterans players from the three-day minicamp....
Acme Packing Company Jun 14, 2016

Cheese Curds, 6/14: Shields needs to be vocal leader & how will defenses attack Packers?

There's no way to know just how NFL teams will defend the Green Bay offense in 2016 until we reach week one, but the coaches will prepare for all possibilities. The Green Bay Packers have plenty of vocal leaders on both sides of the ball. Aaron Rodgers certainly fills that role on the offense, and is not afraid to pull a young player aside to discuss their work. On defense, Mike Daniels' voice seems to rule the sideline, with Clay Matthews and others providing leadership as well. One player who has never been boisterous in his career is seventh-year corner Sam Shields, and he now finds...
Acme Packing Company Jun 13, 2016

Aaron Rodgers named Packers’ top social media presence by ESPN

This probably should come as no surprise, but the two-time MVP has a bigger social impact than any of his teammates. Those who follow Aaron Rodgers on Twitter know that he is active only during the offseason. However, those who follow him know that he is one of the most entertaining players to use a keyboard or smartphone, and that his wit and cleverness are on display regularly. It should come as no surprise then that Rodgers was named as the Packers’ “social media star” by ESPN. The list, which includes players like the Bears’ Kyle Long, Houston's J.J. Watt, and the Colts’ Pat...
Acme Packing Company Jun 12, 2016

Social media highlights from Jordy Nelson’s Charity Softball Game

The Packers had a bunch of fun on the baseball field today - check out the chronicles of the game from all over social media. On Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers took to the diamond instead of the gridiron for an intrasquad contest between the offense and the defense. During and after the game, the Packers posted plenty of highlights to their Instagram feed, covering photos, fun video clips, and much more. Check out Aaron Rodgers’ monster home run (and bat flip), a Gatorade bath for Randall Cobb, and much more. Jordy on the mound ⚾️ #JordyGame A photo posted by Green Bay...
Acme Packing Company Jun 12, 2016

A.J. Hawk refuses to take Colin Cowherd’s bait on Aaron Rodgers

Good for the former Packer linebacker for sticking up for his friend and former teammate. On Wednesday, former Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was a guest on Colin Cowherd’s FOX Sports show The Herd, and addressed a variety of topics. However, one topic that Cowherd felt the need to discuss was Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. For some reason, Cowherd has been critical of Rodgers' intangibles recently, questioning his attitude and leadership in particular. In the interview with Hawk, he seemed like he was trying to bait Hawk into saying something negative about the quarterback,...
Acme Packing Company Jun 11, 2016

Rosters announced for Jordy Nelson’s Charity Softball Game

There will be plenty of star power featured on the diamond this Sunday. One of the highlights of the Green Bay Packers' offseason in recent years has been the softball game put on by the team’s star wide receivers - first Donald Driver and then Jordy Nelson. This week, the rosters were finally announced for the game, and both the offense and defense teams have plenty of star power in the dugout. Leading the way for the offense will be Nelson (of course), as well as Aaron Rodgers, Josh Sitton, and Randall Cobb. The defensive squad will feature stars Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and Mike...
Acme Packing Company Jun 10, 2016

Cheese Curds, 6/10: Rodgers gets on young WRs' case, McCarthy addresses game management

We mention each member of Green Bay's big three - Rodgers, McCarthy and Thompson - in today's links. Happy Friday, Green Bay Packers fans! Yesterday brought to a close the Packers' OTAs for 2016, leaving the team with just one more week of spring practice before the roster breaks up for the summer break. Acme Packing Company will be on hand for at least one day of minicamp practice next week (weather permitting), so stay tuned for updates from Ray Nitschke Field. In the final edition of Cheese Curds for the week, we find the top two on-field presences for the Packers - Aaron Rodgers and...
Acme Packing Company Jun 9, 2016

Receivers, not Rodgers, deserve blame for Packers’ poor passing game in 2015

Football Outsiders digs deep to find out why Green Bay had trouble through the air last year, and finds that the receivers’ hands were a bigger issue than we might have realized. Once in a while, somebody writes something so eloquent, so persuasive, that you are compelled to stand up and shout "READ THIS NOW!" That is how I feel about the piece that Cian Fahey wrote for Football Outsiders today about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Before you do anything else, please go read that piece and then rejoin us as we dig a little deeper into one of the points that he brought to...

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