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APP #59 - Meadowland Mularky

E9-3 is pretty darn good all things considered. Unfortunately wasn'tgame isn’t going to tell usanything unless they lost. Even a blowout win tells us nothing. The Packers did score a TD on their first possession, which was nice to see. It was a game that saw Aaron Jones mis-used (again) for whatever reason - granted he couldn't get much going in the ground game but given conditions the Packers should have just kept pounding him but they didn't. They continue this odd thing where they have one offensive series with Aaron Jones, then they pull him and give the next series to Jamal Williams Speaking of Jamal Williams - he played very well, he always plays hard no matter what is at stake. Brian Bulaga played a week after an MCL sprain and played pretty well - very impressive. Davante Adams quietly has 3 touchdowns in the last 3 games after having zero for basically the entire season (although he was hurt for a number of games). Alan Lazard had a nice game with a big 3rd down catch and he had a long TD reception too. He is the team's defacto No. 2 WR Geronimo Allison had a couple catches but he is very frustrating to watch - there was a sideline pass that went right through his hands - you've got to catch that! David Bakhtiari is having a down year - he had his 12th penalty today on offense. Not exactly all-pro... Thisdefense leaves so much to be desired - they basically have had all 11 preferred starters for the entire year and they rank in the bottom 1/4 of the leaguein every major defensive category. Don't let the 31-13 score fool you - this is a terrible Giants team and the Packers defense was their usual self for about 3 full quarters. Kevin King is an incrediblyinconsistent player - he flashes a lot of potential,but gives up way too many big plays considering it is his 3rd year in the league. He is what he is at this point - inconsistent. Kenny Clark played better today and had a great 3 yard run stuffing TFL in the 1st quarter. They desperately need him to emerge down the stretch. Mason Crosby is having a very good year, good for him- the rest of his unit is shitting the bed every week. ST is a disaster JK Scott had a much better game today vs. his past 3-4 games. Good to see him punt well in crappy weather too as he has struggled with that in his first two years in the league. Predictions: Andy 27-17 Elliot 28-14

58 MIN2019 DEC 2
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APP #59 - Meadowland Mularky

APP #58 - …and we're back!

EThe APP gang had some personal stuff to attend to during the past few weeks, but we're back at it! The Packers suffered a humiliating defeat the weak prior against the LA Chargers - a game which saw them get their asses handed to them in all 3 phases of the game...the beginning of this game saw them pick up right where they left off with a flat first quarter full of pre-snap penalties, mistakes or whatever. The Packers defense is a real concern right now - the unit that was dominating the first 3 weeks has been replaced with a defense that is hemorrhagingyards and explosive plays. The run defense was not solved. Game predicated Carolina to pass more in the second half. The run defense needs to work at keeping down and distance in their favor. The defense needs a yard to convert situations to set up pass rush which is their best asset. Defense dedicated manpower to stop the run. Lancaster and Goodson were in on the majority of early downs. Kevin King plays zone while the rest of the ...

57 MIN2019 NOV 12
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APP #58 - …and we're back!

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 MIN2019 SEP 24
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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 MIN2019 SEP 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 Adam...

70 MIN2019 SEP 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 MIN2019 SEP 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 - While very athletic,...

57 MIN2019 AUG 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 narrative th...

52 MIN2019 AUG 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 era: https:/...

63 MIN2019 JUL 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 MIN2019 JUL 2
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#50 Half a Century!

Latest Episodes

APP #59 - Meadowland Mularky

E9-3 is pretty darn good all things considered. Unfortunately wasn'tgame isn’t going to tell usanything unless they lost. Even a blowout win tells us nothing. The Packers did score a TD on their first possession, which was nice to see. It was a game that saw Aaron Jones mis-used (again) for whatever reason - granted he couldn't get much going in the ground game but given conditions the Packers should have just kept pounding him but they didn't. They continue this odd thing where they have one offensive series with Aaron Jones, then they pull him and give the next series to Jamal Williams Speaking of Jamal Williams - he played very well, he always plays hard no matter what is at stake. Brian Bulaga played a week after an MCL sprain and played pretty well - very impressive. Davante Adams quietly has 3 touchdowns in the last 3 games after having zero for basically the entire season (although he was hurt for a number of games). Alan Lazard had a nice game with a big 3rd down catch and he had a long TD reception too. He is the team's defacto No. 2 WR Geronimo Allison had a couple catches but he is very frustrating to watch - there was a sideline pass that went right through his hands - you've got to catch that! David Bakhtiari is having a down year - he had his 12th penalty today on offense. Not exactly all-pro... Thisdefense leaves so much to be desired - they basically have had all 11 preferred starters for the entire year and they rank in the bottom 1/4 of the leaguein every major defensive category. Don't let the 31-13 score fool you - this is a terrible Giants team and the Packers defense was their usual self for about 3 full quarters. Kevin King is an incrediblyinconsistent player - he flashes a lot of potential,but gives up way too many big plays considering it is his 3rd year in the league. He is what he is at this point - inconsistent. Kenny Clark played better today and had a great 3 yard run stuffing TFL in the 1st quarter. They desperately need him to emerge down the stretch. Mason Crosby is having a very good year, good for him- the rest of his unit is shitting the bed every week. ST is a disaster JK Scott had a much better game today vs. his past 3-4 games. Good to see him punt well in crappy weather too as he has struggled with that in his first two years in the league. Predictions: Andy 27-17 Elliot 28-14

58 MIN2019 DEC 2
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APP #59 - Meadowland Mularky

APP #58 - …and we're back!

EThe APP gang had some personal stuff to attend to during the past few weeks, but we're back at it! The Packers suffered a humiliating defeat the weak prior against the LA Chargers - a game which saw them get their asses handed to them in all 3 phases of the game...the beginning of this game saw them pick up right where they left off with a flat first quarter full of pre-snap penalties, mistakes or whatever. The Packers defense is a real concern right now - the unit that was dominating the first 3 weeks has been replaced with a defense that is hemorrhagingyards and explosive plays. The run defense was not solved. Game predicated Carolina to pass more in the second half. The run defense needs to work at keeping down and distance in their favor. The defense needs a yard to convert situations to set up pass rush which is their best asset. Defense dedicated manpower to stop the run. Lancaster and Goodson were in on the majority of early downs. Kevin King plays zone while the rest of the ...

57 MIN2019 NOV 12
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APP #58 - …and we're back!

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 MIN2019 SEP 24
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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 MIN2019 SEP 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 Adam...

70 MIN2019 SEP 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 MIN2019 SEP 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 - While very athletic,...

57 MIN2019 AUG 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 narrative th...

52 MIN2019 AUG 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 era: https:/...

63 MIN2019 JUL 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 MIN2019 JUL 2
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#50 Half a Century!
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