Offseason Analysis: Green Bay Packers

Feb 13, 2009

One thing I know for sure.  This offseason won’t be nearly as dramatic as last year’s for the Packers.  No worrying about who the QB is going to be.  No retirement and comebacks.  No media circus. 

The Offense is in good shape.  Rodgers looked solid for a debut QB.  Ryan Grant quietly ran for 1200 yards.  Brandon Jackson appeared to be a capable backup.  Greg Jennings hardly missed a beat without #4 and Driver had a solid campaign.  James Jones didn’t deliver as the #3 WR like many expected.  The Pack have enough young wides in place though, that I don’t see it being a key position to fill.  Donald Lee was decent at TE.  Even the backup QBs were addressed last year.

On Defense is where Green Bay needs to improve.  They took a major step back last year.  Injuries were part of the problem.  They have some key free agents on that side of the ball in Brady Popping, Mike Montgomery, Tramon Williams, and Atari Bigby.  Al Harris will turn 35 in December and Charles Woodson will turn 33 in October.  Clearly they will have to get  younger at Cornerback. They also need to give Aaron Kampman some help on the D Line.  Considering the QBs they faced in their division, it’s almost a crime that they only had 27 Sacks (25th in the league) last  year.

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
FB Ryan Powdrell ERFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
WR Jake Allen Re-signed Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
WR Shaun Bodiford RFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
WR Lorne Sam Re-signed Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
P Durant Brooks Re-signed Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
OT Mark Tauscher UFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
C Brennen Carvalho Re-signed Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
OL Tony Palmer RFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
DL Jason Hunter RFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
DL Mike Montgomery UFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
DT Fred Bledsoe Re-signed Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
LB Michael Hawkes UFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
LB Brady Poppinga UFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
CB Joshua Abrams Re-signed Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
CB Jarrett Bush RFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
CB Tramon Williams ERFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
SS Atari Bigby RFA Green Bay Packers Free Agent
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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    rodgers is solid enough, u r right, no worry about QB

    Clearly they will have to get younger at Cornerback.

    agreed!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    i think they could be solid next year if they stay healthy

  3. CK0712
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:26 am #

    no doubt at all, Lester’s……way to shove it down favre’s throat Rodgers !!

  4. LestersLegends
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    no doubt

  5. javi
    February 25th, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    wats upp bro
    so takin the ohio st CB would be the right pick, right?
    but considering we also need some help at the LB position and defensive line
    any free agents that could possibly come over to green bay?

  6. LestersLegends
    February 25th, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    I think I’d go D-Line in the first round and grab a CB in the 2nd.

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