Offseason Analysis: Green Bay Packers
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.
|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|