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Absolute Packer Podcast

Absolute Packer Podcast

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Absolute Packer Podcast
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A Podcast for fans of the Green Bay Packers

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APP #57 - We're 3-0!

EJeremy, as always, had a great recap HERE. Andy was actually at this game at Lambeau Field, his first since attending the Packers vs. Vikings last year. It was rainy and dreary for basically the entire contest but the conditions weren't bad enough to inhibit any game plans from either team. The Packers scored a TD on a free-play/offsides on the opening series, with Rodgers connecting with MVS for a long touchdown in the endzone. The Packers had a sort of bend but not break approach to their defense against the Broncos, but they did give up two +7 minute TD drives. The Packers' run defense has been suspect vs. the Vikings and Broncos...it needs to be shored up quickly Andy counted at least 15 missed tackles midway through the third quarter - they probably had +20 missed tackles in the entire game(!) On a super-positive note: Jaire Alexander is an all-pro CB right now - he is incredible. 1st Round Pick Rashan Gary had his first sack and he had a fumble recovery. The Packers have a spe...

60 MIN3 w ago
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APP #57 - We're 3-0!

APP #56 - We came, we saw, we Plundered!

EThe Packers are 2-0 to start the year AND 2-0 in the division...that is a very pleasant surprise! The Packers started this game on a break-neck pace offensively jumping out to a 21-0 lead on 3 straight TD drives, 2 passing and one rushing. While the Packers are 2-0, much of their early success has been because of their defense. The offense is maddeningly inconsistent and still needs a ton of work. This was the exact opposite start when compared to the previous game against the Bears where the Packers' offense had MINUS 17 yards of offense on their first 3 drives in that game(!) Everything on offense basically went away after the first quarter...there were stalled drives, poor play calling, turnovers, you name it and it happened from the 2nd quarter deep into the 4th quarter... The Packers' defense played pretty well, but they did give up a few big plays: Long rushing TD to Dalvin Cook on a really poor tackling angle taken by Darnell Savage Long TD pass to Stephon Diggs, the ball pro...

64 MINSEP 16
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APP #56 - We came, we saw, we Plundered!

APP #55 - The Bears Still Suck

EThe Bears had quite a hyped-up offseason and managed to only put up 3 points(!) against what, at first glance, appears to be an actual, competent NFL defense by the Packers! Jeremy had a great recap HERE. The Packers' offense on the other hand, needs A LOT of work - their first three drives netted a grand total of NEGATIVE 17 yards or something. Let's face it - this game (for the offense) was basically the 5th pre-season game. Aaron Rodgers looked pretty darn average for most of the game, his mechanics and footwork are still really suspect for whatever reason... The collective offensive line, save for Brian Bulaga, had a rough night against the formidable Bears defensive front. Some of this is to be expected, but Layne Taylor got lit up all night and even David Bhaktiari gave up a few pressures. Aaron Jones was kept in check all night - he ran for maybe 30 yards the whole game Davante Adams was, at times, TRIPLE COVERED by the Bears. Somebody else has got to get open outside of Adams - it didn't happen last night. They have a huge drop off in talent & speed at WR after Adams...that could be a problem as the season rolls on. Back to the defense: ZadariusSmith was an absolute beast - early returns are very positive. The safety play might have been the best it has been since the days of Nick Collins. Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage were everywhere and playing really fast. Kenny Clark is going to get PAAAAAAAIIIIIIIDDDDD and very soon - he made one play where he was in the backfield tackling the RB as the snap happened(!) Blake Martinez had a really good game too. Special teams: JK Scott might have been the highlight of the game, which isn't good on one level since he's your punter but he was money - booming punts all over the place and switching field position with relative ease for the Packers' defense Crosby made a field goal! Other stuff: Mitch Trubisky stinks - he can't throw to his left to save his life and his overall accuracy is extremely suspect Why oh why does Aaron Rodgers continue to run the play clock to zero before he snaps the ball - it's killing the rhythm of the offense and gives an unnecessaryadvantage to defenses... League stuff: Antonio Brown basically worked his way from the Steelers to the Patriots sort of like Brett Favre worked his way to the Vikings in 2009. It is absolutely sinful that the Patriots continue to get great (albeit head case) players from otherteams who make stupid PP decisions...it has to stop at some point. Inept teams and owners continue to basically enable the Patriots. Speaking of the patriots - they are absolutely loaded AGAIN this year and crushed the steelers 33-3 last night on SNF. That team is playing Chess while everyone else in the league is playing checkers. The Dolphins are terrible. They got beat 59-10 yesterday and apparently, half the players have requested that their agents seek trades to other teams 😂 The Vikings looked pretty good the other day - their running game is really, really good - should be a good test for the Packers and the new look defense.

70 MINSEP 9
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APP #55 - The Bears Still Suck

APP #54 - Hold Onto Your Butts...

EIt's Bears Week! The roster is basically set going into the first game - thoughts on the final cutdown, waiver wire pick-ups, etc? Deshone Kizer was cut in favor of Tim Boyle - they are only carrying 2 QBs into the season Darrius Shepherd made the roster over Allen Lazard Packers traded for ILBDarrius Shepherd from the Giants! Sam Ficken got cut so the Packers are going with Mason Crosby at Kicker J'mon Moore (WR) a 2nd-year draft pick got cut Rookie TE Jace Sternberger was placed on IR today Matt Lefleur is getting tired of the media narrative about giving Rodgers the ability to audible at the line in the new offensive system. He had a little "dust-up" with the local beat reporter crew today. Vegas odds are being pretty generous to the Packers (probably due to Aaron Rodgers), but the Bears are picked to win this game

33 MINSEP 4
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APP #54 - Hold Onto Your Butts...

#53 Wonky in Winnipeg

E• 3rd pre-season game is in the books! - Packers lost to the raiders, but who cares… - that game should never have been played and was a disaster - The field had issues with turf coming up in the end zones only hours before the game - not a good look for the NFL - Andy watched the game (believe it or not) he actually watched the whole thing too! - There were a fair amount of injuries in the game + ESB suffered a severe ankle injury and will be out 4-6 weeks + Rashan Gary suffered what looked like a neck stinger or something to that effect he has had a VERY nondescript pre season thus far Jeremy's blog post about Gary: https://www.absolutepacker.com/blog/rashan-gary-experiment-olb-needs-end Andy's wrote a blog post about the field conditions: https://www.absolutepacker.com/blog/lets-cut-crap-shall-we • Josh Jones was released the other day - This wasnʼt all that surprising but itʼs still very disappointing - he was a 2nd round pick just like Jayson Spriggs - Whil...

57 MINAUG 29
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#53 Wonky in Winnipeg

#52 I Didn't Even Watch the Game!

EFirst pre-season game is in the books! Packers won 28-26 but what does that really mean lol I (Andy) didnʼt even watch the game - had other commitments Oren Burks has a torn pectoral muscle and will likely be lost for the season(!) No other significant injuries to speak of Jason Spriggs got cut - he was a HUGE bust of a pick This wasnʼt all that surprising but itʼs still very disappointing He really seemed like a canʼt miss type of draft pick - it just goes to show how fickle the NFL draft really is. Both starting RBs are hurt, although Aaron Jones returned to practice today Dexter Williams, 6th round pick, looks very good except he canʼt catch the ball - something Lefleur REALLY wants in his RBs. The most impressive player during all of training camp so far is probably Danny Vitale - the fullback lol Aaron Rodgers isnʼt a fan of joint practices & Trevor Davis got injured on a live kick-off return drill during one these joint practices There seems to be this goofy ...

52 MINAUG 13
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#52 I Didn't Even Watch the Game!

#51 Oh, Hi, Zoë!

EPackers released their financials the other day, highlights include: Profit from operations fell from $34 million a year ago to just $724,000 for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019, a decline of 98%. While revenues increased a healthy $23 million (5%), expenses grew at a substantially greater rate. An increase of more than $56 million in expenses (13%) was due mainly to three factors – significant player contracts, the overhaul of the coaching staff, and the teamʼs obligations to the concussion liability reserve, which funds the legal settlement being drawn upon by former players. Total revenues reached $477.9 million, with total expenses at $477.2 million. Davante Adams - is he a true, elite WR or did Rodgers make him? Lots of talk about the Packers having the best pass-blocking Offensive line in the league, with DBhak being the best LT in the league…thoughts? Fascinating article by Greg Bedard about the Patriots not asking a lot of their rookies in the BB er...

63 MINJUL 23
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#51 Oh, Hi, Zoë!

#50 Half a Century!

EQuick recap of our own busy schedules (Just to let everyone know why the long delay?) It is the offseason, so it shouldnʼt be that big a deal - but nonetheless… Aaron Rodgers/Matt Lefleur issue with audibles - much ado about nothing or something to worry about(?) https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2019/06/18/audible-rumblings-over-aaron-rodgers-take-mattlafleurs-offense/1461029001/ Lefleur apparently really wants to run the ball, which is fine, but… Will Aaron Rodgers allow that to happen? Can Aaron Jones stay healthy as an every down back? Brett Favre got his instagram hacked - apparently he teased that he was coming back to the NFL… Brett Favre / Aaron Rodgers appear to be besties now - they played a golf tournament together and were seen chumming and laughing it up…my how things have changed. Overview of proposed APP sponsorship tiers

46 MINJUL 2
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#50 Half a Century!

#49 Bart Starr 1934-2019

EAPP #49 • Ted Thompson revealed that he is suffering from autonomic disorder • Josh Jones request for a trade • Kevin King finally healthy and practicing at first OTA practice • Are the packers angling to host an upcoming NFL draft in 2022, 2024 or after that. • Packers third pre-season game will be in…Winnepeg? • Aaron Rodgers cameo as an extra in Game of Thrones • David Bakhtiari pounding beers at bucks games went viral o Speaking of the Bucks, they went out with a huge dud in the ECF…Wisconsin sports are gut wrenching. • Bart Starr passed away at age 85 – open discussion along with a review of his career during the Lombardi era o Apparently Bart Starr was hazed like crazy when he was at University of Alabama

77 MINMAY 28
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#49 Bart Starr 1934-2019

#48 Absolute Cannabis Podcast

E5th year option pickup for Clark Estimated around $8 million Draft is complete 8 new players #12 Rashan Gary DL/OLB #21 Darnell Savage Jr Safety #44 Elgton Jenkins OL #75 Jace Sternberger TE #150 Kingsley Keke DL #185 Ka'Dar Hollman CB #194 Dexter Williams RB #226 Ty Summers LB Clark younger than Hollman/Jenkins!!!! Rookie minicamp completed today OTA's May 20-21, 23, May 28-29 May 31, June 3-6 (voluntary) Mandatory minicamp June 11-13 Ted Thompson Hall of Fame Tyreek Hill situation? Bears floundering through kickers Most improved NFC North team? Other thoughts/topics/ideas?

83 MINMAY 7
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#48 Absolute Cannabis Podcast

Latest Episodes

APP #57 - We're 3-0!

EJeremy, as always, had a great recap HERE. Andy was actually at this game at Lambeau Field, his first since attending the Packers vs. Vikings last year. It was rainy and dreary for basically the entire contest but the conditions weren't bad enough to inhibit any game plans from either team. The Packers scored a TD on a free-play/offsides on the opening series, with Rodgers connecting with MVS for a long touchdown in the endzone. The Packers had a sort of bend but not break approach to their defense against the Broncos, but they did give up two +7 minute TD drives. The Packers' run defense has been suspect vs. the Vikings and Broncos...it needs to be shored up quickly Andy counted at least 15 missed tackles midway through the third quarter - they probably had +20 missed tackles in the entire game(!) On a super-positive note: Jaire Alexander is an all-pro CB right now - he is incredible. 1st Round Pick Rashan Gary had his first sack and he had a fumble recovery. The Packers have a spe...

60 MIN3 w ago
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APP #57 - We're 3-0!

APP #56 - We came, we saw, we Plundered!

EThe Packers are 2-0 to start the year AND 2-0 in the division...that is a very pleasant surprise! The Packers started this game on a break-neck pace offensively jumping out to a 21-0 lead on 3 straight TD drives, 2 passing and one rushing. While the Packers are 2-0, much of their early success has been because of their defense. The offense is maddeningly inconsistent and still needs a ton of work. This was the exact opposite start when compared to the previous game against the Bears where the Packers' offense had MINUS 17 yards of offense on their first 3 drives in that game(!) Everything on offense basically went away after the first quarter...there were stalled drives, poor play calling, turnovers, you name it and it happened from the 2nd quarter deep into the 4th quarter... The Packers' defense played pretty well, but they did give up a few big plays: Long rushing TD to Dalvin Cook on a really poor tackling angle taken by Darnell Savage Long TD pass to Stephon Diggs, the ball pro...

64 MINSEP 16
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APP #56 - We came, we saw, we Plundered!

APP #55 - The Bears Still Suck

EThe Bears had quite a hyped-up offseason and managed to only put up 3 points(!) against what, at first glance, appears to be an actual, competent NFL defense by the Packers! Jeremy had a great recap HERE. The Packers' offense on the other hand, needs A LOT of work - their first three drives netted a grand total of NEGATIVE 17 yards or something. Let's face it - this game (for the offense) was basically the 5th pre-season game. Aaron Rodgers looked pretty darn average for most of the game, his mechanics and footwork are still really suspect for whatever reason... The collective offensive line, save for Brian Bulaga, had a rough night against the formidable Bears defensive front. Some of this is to be expected, but Layne Taylor got lit up all night and even David Bhaktiari gave up a few pressures. Aaron Jones was kept in check all night - he ran for maybe 30 yards the whole game Davante Adams was, at times, TRIPLE COVERED by the Bears. Somebody else has got to get open outside of Adams - it didn't happen last night. They have a huge drop off in talent & speed at WR after Adams...that could be a problem as the season rolls on. Back to the defense: ZadariusSmith was an absolute beast - early returns are very positive. The safety play might have been the best it has been since the days of Nick Collins. Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage were everywhere and playing really fast. Kenny Clark is going to get PAAAAAAAIIIIIIIDDDDD and very soon - he made one play where he was in the backfield tackling the RB as the snap happened(!) Blake Martinez had a really good game too. Special teams: JK Scott might have been the highlight of the game, which isn't good on one level since he's your punter but he was money - booming punts all over the place and switching field position with relative ease for the Packers' defense Crosby made a field goal! Other stuff: Mitch Trubisky stinks - he can't throw to his left to save his life and his overall accuracy is extremely suspect Why oh why does Aaron Rodgers continue to run the play clock to zero before he snaps the ball - it's killing the rhythm of the offense and gives an unnecessaryadvantage to defenses... League stuff: Antonio Brown basically worked his way from the Steelers to the Patriots sort of like Brett Favre worked his way to the Vikings in 2009. It is absolutely sinful that the Patriots continue to get great (albeit head case) players from otherteams who make stupid PP decisions...it has to stop at some point. Inept teams and owners continue to basically enable the Patriots. Speaking of the patriots - they are absolutely loaded AGAIN this year and crushed the steelers 33-3 last night on SNF. That team is playing Chess while everyone else in the league is playing checkers. The Dolphins are terrible. They got beat 59-10 yesterday and apparently, half the players have requested that their agents seek trades to other teams 😂 The Vikings looked pretty good the other day - their running game is really, really good - should be a good test for the Packers and the new look defense.

70 MINSEP 9
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APP #55 - The Bears Still Suck

APP #54 - Hold Onto Your Butts...

EIt's Bears Week! The roster is basically set going into the first game - thoughts on the final cutdown, waiver wire pick-ups, etc? Deshone Kizer was cut in favor of Tim Boyle - they are only carrying 2 QBs into the season Darrius Shepherd made the roster over Allen Lazard Packers traded for ILBDarrius Shepherd from the Giants! Sam Ficken got cut so the Packers are going with Mason Crosby at Kicker J'mon Moore (WR) a 2nd-year draft pick got cut Rookie TE Jace Sternberger was placed on IR today Matt Lefleur is getting tired of the media narrative about giving Rodgers the ability to audible at the line in the new offensive system. He had a little "dust-up" with the local beat reporter crew today. Vegas odds are being pretty generous to the Packers (probably due to Aaron Rodgers), but the Bears are picked to win this game

33 MINSEP 4
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APP #54 - Hold Onto Your Butts...

#53 Wonky in Winnipeg

E• 3rd pre-season game is in the books! - Packers lost to the raiders, but who cares… - that game should never have been played and was a disaster - The field had issues with turf coming up in the end zones only hours before the game - not a good look for the NFL - Andy watched the game (believe it or not) he actually watched the whole thing too! - There were a fair amount of injuries in the game + ESB suffered a severe ankle injury and will be out 4-6 weeks + Rashan Gary suffered what looked like a neck stinger or something to that effect he has had a VERY nondescript pre season thus far Jeremy's blog post about Gary: https://www.absolutepacker.com/blog/rashan-gary-experiment-olb-needs-end Andy's wrote a blog post about the field conditions: https://www.absolutepacker.com/blog/lets-cut-crap-shall-we • Josh Jones was released the other day - This wasnʼt all that surprising but itʼs still very disappointing - he was a 2nd round pick just like Jayson Spriggs - Whil...

57 MINAUG 29
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#53 Wonky in Winnipeg

#52 I Didn't Even Watch the Game!

EFirst pre-season game is in the books! Packers won 28-26 but what does that really mean lol I (Andy) didnʼt even watch the game - had other commitments Oren Burks has a torn pectoral muscle and will likely be lost for the season(!) No other significant injuries to speak of Jason Spriggs got cut - he was a HUGE bust of a pick This wasnʼt all that surprising but itʼs still very disappointing He really seemed like a canʼt miss type of draft pick - it just goes to show how fickle the NFL draft really is. Both starting RBs are hurt, although Aaron Jones returned to practice today Dexter Williams, 6th round pick, looks very good except he canʼt catch the ball - something Lefleur REALLY wants in his RBs. The most impressive player during all of training camp so far is probably Danny Vitale - the fullback lol Aaron Rodgers isnʼt a fan of joint practices & Trevor Davis got injured on a live kick-off return drill during one these joint practices There seems to be this goofy ...

52 MINAUG 13
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#52 I Didn't Even Watch the Game!

#51 Oh, Hi, Zoë!

EPackers released their financials the other day, highlights include: Profit from operations fell from $34 million a year ago to just $724,000 for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019, a decline of 98%. While revenues increased a healthy $23 million (5%), expenses grew at a substantially greater rate. An increase of more than $56 million in expenses (13%) was due mainly to three factors – significant player contracts, the overhaul of the coaching staff, and the teamʼs obligations to the concussion liability reserve, which funds the legal settlement being drawn upon by former players. Total revenues reached $477.9 million, with total expenses at $477.2 million. Davante Adams - is he a true, elite WR or did Rodgers make him? Lots of talk about the Packers having the best pass-blocking Offensive line in the league, with DBhak being the best LT in the league…thoughts? Fascinating article by Greg Bedard about the Patriots not asking a lot of their rookies in the BB er...

63 MINJUL 23
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#51 Oh, Hi, Zoë!

#50 Half a Century!

EQuick recap of our own busy schedules (Just to let everyone know why the long delay?) It is the offseason, so it shouldnʼt be that big a deal - but nonetheless… Aaron Rodgers/Matt Lefleur issue with audibles - much ado about nothing or something to worry about(?) https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2019/06/18/audible-rumblings-over-aaron-rodgers-take-mattlafleurs-offense/1461029001/ Lefleur apparently really wants to run the ball, which is fine, but… Will Aaron Rodgers allow that to happen? Can Aaron Jones stay healthy as an every down back? Brett Favre got his instagram hacked - apparently he teased that he was coming back to the NFL… Brett Favre / Aaron Rodgers appear to be besties now - they played a golf tournament together and were seen chumming and laughing it up…my how things have changed. Overview of proposed APP sponsorship tiers

46 MINJUL 2
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#50 Half a Century!

#49 Bart Starr 1934-2019

EAPP #49 • Ted Thompson revealed that he is suffering from autonomic disorder • Josh Jones request for a trade • Kevin King finally healthy and practicing at first OTA practice • Are the packers angling to host an upcoming NFL draft in 2022, 2024 or after that. • Packers third pre-season game will be in…Winnepeg? • Aaron Rodgers cameo as an extra in Game of Thrones • David Bakhtiari pounding beers at bucks games went viral o Speaking of the Bucks, they went out with a huge dud in the ECF…Wisconsin sports are gut wrenching. • Bart Starr passed away at age 85 – open discussion along with a review of his career during the Lombardi era o Apparently Bart Starr was hazed like crazy when he was at University of Alabama

77 MINMAY 28
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#49 Bart Starr 1934-2019

#48 Absolute Cannabis Podcast

E5th year option pickup for Clark Estimated around $8 million Draft is complete 8 new players #12 Rashan Gary DL/OLB #21 Darnell Savage Jr Safety #44 Elgton Jenkins OL #75 Jace Sternberger TE #150 Kingsley Keke DL #185 Ka'Dar Hollman CB #194 Dexter Williams RB #226 Ty Summers LB Clark younger than Hollman/Jenkins!!!! Rookie minicamp completed today OTA's May 20-21, 23, May 28-29 May 31, June 3-6 (voluntary) Mandatory minicamp June 11-13 Ted Thompson Hall of Fame Tyreek Hill situation? Bears floundering through kickers Most improved NFC North team? Other thoughts/topics/ideas?

83 MINMAY 7
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#48 Absolute Cannabis Podcast