7:24 PM EDT, Mon June 24, 2019
Jun 18, 2019
Packers announce complete schedule for Training Camp 2019

Packers announce complete schedule for Training Camp 2019

The team will have 16 practices open to the public, including two joint practices with the Houston Texans. It’s finally here. Start making your plans, Green Bay Packers fans — the schedule for the team’s 2019 Training Camp is finally here. The Packers released the schedule on Tuesday afternoon, five weeks and one day before the team’s players will report for camp. Once they do so on July 24th, they will have a lengthy set of morning practices on tap. In fact, every one of the team’s public practices (aside from Family Night and a pair of joint practices with the Houston Texans) is...
Jun 18, 2019
Claiming Michael Roberts continues the Packers’ aggressive pursuit of TEs this offseason

Claiming Michael Roberts continues the Packers’ aggressive pursuit of TEs this offseason

Green Bay has continuously explored multiple avenues to upgrade the tight end competition this offseason. Perhaps no word fit the Green Bay Packers’ tight end performance last season better than “disappointing.” In fact, that is exactly how APC described the position group in the roster grades at season’s end. While the Packers are counting on Jimmy Graham, their high-priced acquisition in 2018, to have a much more productive season in year two, Green Bay has been far from content this offseason as they seek upgrades at tight end. The Packers have been active in the spring, deciding...
Jun 18, 2019
Packers top plays of 2018, No. 9: Aaron Rodgers hits St. Brown to set up game-winning field goal

Packers top plays of 2018, No. 9: Aaron Rodgers hits St. Brown to set up game-winning field goal

From inside Packers territory with time dwindling, Aaron Rodgers connected on one of his patented back-shoulder throws to rookie wideout Equanimeous St. Brown to set up a game-winning field goal against the 49ers. With the Green Bay Packers in the midst of their lengthy summer break before training camp, Acme Packing Company has begun to count down the team’s top 10 players of the previous season. In 2018, the Packers stumbled to an ugly 6-9-1 record, losing their longtime head coach in December with multiple games remaining and experiencing issues in every phase of the game. Accordingly,...
Jun 18, 2019
Fast start on offense would quell potential tug-of-war over Rodgers audibles

Fast start on offense would quell potential tug-of-war over Rodgers audibles

Aaron Rodgers wants more freedom at the line. Matt LaFleur has stated publicly he wants to give Rodgers that freedom, but they don’t seem to be quite on the same page over a plan. Clicking early offensively would be the best way to smooth this all over. Honesty isn’t often rewarded in the NFL. It’s why so many coaches and players offer so little in interviews, worried their true responses will get twisted or taken out of context to satiate the content gods. Let us pray. In order to allow a nothing-burger of a controversy (it’s an interesting story framed as drama) to remain so and...
Jun 18, 2019
Tuesday Cheese Curds: Concerns over Rodgers’ freedom to audible seem overblown

Tuesday Cheese Curds: Concerns over Rodgers’ freedom to audible seem overblown

Is LaFleur going to limit Rodgers’ ability to make changes at the line? While he would rather not see it necessary, he knows not to take a great tool away from his star quarterback. With the offseason workouts in the past and a six-week break ahead before the start of training camp, NFL writers are looking for storylines and angles to give them some insight into how the 2019 season will shape up. One such newsworthy item revolves around the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur, as the two men most responsible for bringing the Green Bay Packers back to greatness. Monday’s...
Jun 17, 2019
Packers’ head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss will retire after long NFL career

Packers’ head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss will retire after long NFL career

The longtime Packers trainer is calling it a career this summer. For more than two decades, Pepper Burruss has been a fixture in the Green Bay Packers’ locker room. More specifically, Burruss has been in charge of the training room, serving as the team’s chief athletic trainer for over 22 years and working in Green Bay for the last 26. Now, Burruss’ time with the Packers has come to an end. Mike Spofford of Packers.com, in a profile published Monday, revealed that Burress’ duties with the team are over, coinciding with the end of minicamp a week ago. The Packers had already begun...
Jun 17, 2019
Packers’ Top Plays of 2018, #10: Rodgers scrambles and finds MVS for an absurd catch

Packers’ Top Plays of 2018, #10: Rodgers scrambles and finds MVS for an absurd catch

The master of the improvised play and back-shoulder throw hit a ridiculous one despite a bad leg. Monday marks the first weekday of the first week of the Green Bay Packers’ lengthy summer break. With minicamp wrapping up last Thursday with a paintball tournament, the team has now dispersed for six weeks until arriving for training camp in late July. At Acme Packing Company, this means that the time has come for our countdown of the top ten plays of the previous football season. In 2018, the Packers stumbled to an ugly 6-9-1 record, getting their head coach fired before the end of the year...
Jun 17, 2019
Monday Cheese Curds: Packers are still waiting to see the real Rodgers-LaFleur offense

Monday Cheese Curds: Packers are still waiting to see the real Rodgers-LaFleur offense

It’s going to be a while before we really see what Rodgers and LaFleur can do together. NFL beat writers must involuntarily lick their chops whenever a new head coach takes over a team with an established quarterback, because every time it happens, local reporters have an entire offseason’s worth of stories already written for them. “How Will (the coach) Get Along With (the quarterback)?” the headlines ask, offering slight variations depending on the exact scenario in question. We saw this in Green Bay when Mike McCarthy took over in 2006 and we’re seeing it again in 2019 with...
Jun 14, 2019
Packers cut RB Kapri Bibbs following mandatory minicamp, per report

Packers cut RB Kapri Bibbs following mandatory minicamp, per report

With mandatory minicamp complete, the Packers have moved on from reserve running back Kapri Bibbs. With mandatory minicamp complete, the Green Bay Packers have moved on from one of their reserve running backs. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the team has released Kapri Bibbs. Bibbs arrived in Green Bay off waivers late in the 2018 season following a knee injury to starting running back Aaron Jones. Bibbs saw limited action during his lone year with the team, appearing in two games and recording one carry and three receptions for a combined 15 yards from scrimmage. Bibbs previously spent...
Jun 14, 2019
Packers include workout bonuses into third-round pick Jace Sternberger’s rookie contract

Packers include workout bonuses into third-round pick Jace Sternberger’s rookie contract

The new Packer’s deal also comes in about $340,000 higher than the projection for his draft slot. In the past several years, the Green Bay Packers have negotiated slightly different rookie contracts with players that they have selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. While the contracts signed with players drafted in every other round included only base salary and signing bonus language, third-round picks have received part of their compensation in the form of workout bonuses as well. This oddity comes as a result of teams having more wiggle room to negotiate with third-round picks....
Jun 14, 2019
With or without Josh Jones, the Packers should add a veteran safety

With or without Josh Jones, the Packers should add a veteran safety

Green Bay missed an opportunity to increase its depth at the position last season and it cost the defense considerably. There is an old adage that says it is better to be proactive than reactive. As the Green Bay Packers move closer to the start of training camp, they would do well to heed that advice with their safeties. Last preseason, it was perplexing to many writers at APC how unconcerned the Packers appeared to be with the position during training camp. Five mostly youthful safeties — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Kentrell Brice, Josh Jones, Raven Greene, and Jermaine Whitehead — made the...
Jun 14, 2019
Friday Cheese Curds: Packers’ defense impressing as team breaks for the summer

Friday Cheese Curds: Packers’ defense impressing as team breaks for the summer

After a fun day off the field on Thursday, the team is off for the next month and a half. After a fun day on Thursday, the Green Bay Packers are officially on summer break. Minicamp is over, the last day of practice having been swapped out for a paintball tournament, and the team is free for about six weeks until the players report for training camp on July 24th. However, if offseason workouts are to be believed, the Packers are in a strange position heading into the break. That weird feeling is the defense being the more impressive unit in spring workouts. The reasons are understandable....
Jun 13, 2019
Packers’ team-building activity for Thursday is paintball, and Josh Jackson is ready

Packers’ team-building activity for Thursday is paintball, and Josh Jackson is ready

Jackson revealed the team’s off-day plans this morning on social media. The Green Bay Packers took a day off on their final day of mandatory minicamp on Thursday, instead heading out for some team-building activities. This continues a tradition that Mike McCarthy started several years ago, and it gives the team an opportunity to bond off the field and interact more with other players outside of their own unit. Until just before 10 AM Central time, however, there was no confirmation on what exactly the team was doing. However, second-year cornerback Josh Jackson provided that info via his...
Jun 13, 2019
Three Packers players appear on Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 list for 2019

Three Packers players appear on Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 list for 2019

The beer buddies are the top two, but the third name might be slightly surprising. While grading players is a big deal over at Pro Football Focus, the football website also keeps track of numerous advanced statistics as they work to analyze players and the deeper storylines in football. This week, PFF published the list of their projected top 50 players for the 2019 season, and the Green Bay Packers were well-represented with three names on the list. Two should be no-brainers, but the third might be a slight surprise, given one of the players who did not quite make the cut. Indeed, Acme...
Jun 13, 2019
Thursday Cheese Curds: Robert Tonyan makes his case for more playing time

Thursday Cheese Curds: Robert Tonyan makes his case for more playing time

The second year tight end made a highlight reel play last season in Seattle. Could “Big Bob” be the other tight end of the future? A lot of attention on the Green Bay Packers’ tight end group has focused on Jimmy Graham and third round pick Jace Sternberger. One represents the present and the other represents what Green Bay hopes is the future. There is another intriguing option behind both of those guys and that’s second year player Robert (or as we here at APC call him “Big Bob”) Tonyan. Tonyan turned some heads during the preseason last year and made one of the biggest...