Packers Question of the day - Three bold Predictions

I hope all of our readers and writers had a great three-day weekend and a pleasant Labor Day.

We have a work week left until the Packers open up their regular season in Jacksonville against the Jaguars, and the excitement levels couldn't be higher. 

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense looks to get back into pre-2015 form with Jordy Nelson playing in his first regular season game in over a year and a half. The addition of tight end Jared Cook and a slimmed down Eddie Lacy will also pay dividends for the offense, which is touted to be one of the best in the league in 2016.

The defense is young, hungry and features one of the best safety tandems in football between Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett. The defensive line, meanwhile is anchored by the underrated Mike Daniels who looks to put together a Pro Bowl year. The front seven rounds out with Clay Matthews and the timeless Julius Peppers on the edges. 

With this team in perspective, I want to hear from our readers. Shoot away three bold predictions for the Green Bay Packers in 2016, but hey, keep it somewhat realistic. Some imagination is always nice, but let's stay in the realm of possibilities. 

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Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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Idiot Fan's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:08 am

1. Jared Cook leads the team in TDs
2. Datone Jones has double-digit sacks
3. Abbredaris has more yards and TDs than either Adams or Janis

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Packmaniac's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:42 am

Love this list

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Bearmeat's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:42 am

I could see #3... wow. You really went BOLD didn't you? lol.

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Idiot Fan's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:52 am

Bold-ish :)

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:14 am

Bold predictions-

1 - Packers offense will put up bigger numbers then the 2011 offense.

2 - Packers defense will rank in the top 5

3 - Packers win the Super Bowl

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:37 am

RC - from your keyboard to Lombardi's ears. I second your predictions. Thanks, Since '61

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Idiot Fan's picture

September 06, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Chad Lundberg's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:22 pm

I like to think the Packers offense will be more consistent than the 2011 offense. They won't score more, but they will be able to run with power and put 30 points on just about any team or any defense, unlike 2011.

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RCPackerFan's picture

September 07, 2016 at 06:43 am

I definitely think this offense will be much more balanced then the 2011 offense.
They have the ability to run the ball with power and speed.
They have the ability to throw the ball all over the field.
They have the TE that can become a match up nightmare.

I'm looking forward to seeing what our offense does this year.

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:22 am

1) Cook and Adams are tied for most drops through the first 8 games.
2) Taylor has a better PFF rating than Sitton.
3) Nelson has many questioning his play ability after 4 games in.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:53 am

That's a downer.

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staffordsneckfat's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:01 am

Taryn,

I'm disappointed you didn't weave Joe Callahan into this list. I hope all these Hundley fan boys downvoting you hasn't taken your edge away.

With love,
StaffordsNeckFat

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:14 am

I believe the article asked for realistic predictions. I have a dislike and a that's a downer comment on things that are realistic. My edge appears so by the retorts of others. : )

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Since'61's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:34 am

1. Packers defense carries the team through the early part of the season until the offense finds its rhythm after the bye week.
2. Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery emerge as the go
to weapons for the offense.
3. Packers go 13-3 and earn the #1 seed in the NFC.

4. Josh Sitton is released by the Bears but resigned by the Packers after Lane Taylor suffers a back injury in week 6. LOL.

Have some fun with the predictions.
Thanks, Since '61

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mrtundra's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:39 am

1). The Packers' Secondary leads the league in INTs
2). Cook and Abbrederis lead all TEs and WRs in yards after the catch.
3). Cobb scores the Packers' first receiving TD and Lacy gets the first rushing TD.

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KenEllis's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:42 am

1) Blake Martinez is the best ILB since Desmond Bishop in 2010.
2) Haha Clinton-Dix is named All-Pro.
3) The offense does not finish in the top 10 for the second year in a row.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:21 am

Everyone is doing stats, so how about some Personnel fun:

1. Taylor does just fine. GB resigns Tretter and Taylor and moves Tretter to RG next year. Lets Lang walk.

2. Bulaga is traded after the year for a 3rd round pick and Spriggs is moved to RT.

3. Peppers retires after winning the super bowl this year. Neither Perry nor Datone pan out and GB is looking for another OLB high in the draft.

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mrj007's picture

September 06, 2016 at 07:53 pm

This is as real as it might get....

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PETER MAIZ's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:54 am

My bold prediction: The Packers are among best top teams in interceptions.

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marpag1's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:55 am

1) Aaron Rodgers wins his third MVP award...

2)... despite the fact that the Packers run the ball more often and more effectively than any season in the past five years.

3) The Packers ride an easy schedule and home field advantage to a repeat of Superbowl XLV (2010), but this time they lose the Lombardi to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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egbertsouse's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:57 am

1. Rodgers and Hundley are both injured so Callahan takes Pack to Super Bowl in which he throws 6 TDs and goes to Disney World, where he is deemed too short to go on most rides.

2. Jordy re-aggravates knee but Adams catches 100 balls for 1500 TDs and 15 TDs..

3. Lane Taylor makes All-Pro while Sitton sucks and is released by Da Bears midway through the season. TT immediately releases Taylor before he can ask for big money contract.

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WinUSA's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:55 am

Now THIS is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WinUSA's picture

September 06, 2016 at 02:50 pm

Always 1 troll that has to put his dislike on every post.

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EdsLaces's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:58 am

1.Lacy gains 1400 yards 2. Cobb has 15 tds. 3. Martinez gets defensive rookie of the year.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:51 am

Like that one.

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EdsLaces's picture

September 06, 2016 at 02:40 pm

Thank ya sir

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NickPerry's picture

September 07, 2016 at 05:57 am

It's also quite possible.

Lacy has something to prove AND is playing for $$$.

Cobb has said he was disappointed in himself last season, I think he'll be the Randell Cobb of 2014 or better.

Wouldn't surprise me a bit if Martinez is DROY. Especially if the Packers have a Top 5 Defense, he'd have a lot to do with that happening.

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Ibleedgreenmore's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:52 pm

Now it is possible we never know how a season will play out.

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Packer_Pete's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:00 am

1. The team will stay relatively injury free, except for season ending injuries to Bulaga and Perry within the first 4 games.
2. Abbrederis will emerge as WR #3 after the first 4 games, mostly due to Adams' continue drops.
3. By game 4, the starting ILBs will be Martinez and Matthews.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:39 am

Matthews just voted down your comment.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:09 am

1. They will play at least 16 games.
2. Some players will get injured.
3. TT will sign some pending free agents to reasonable deals before the season ends.

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MarkinMadison's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:11 am

Bold and spicy, like ketchup!

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 06, 2016 at 01:44 pm

IDK, ketchup has quite a bit of tang compared to this...

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mrj007's picture

September 06, 2016 at 07:54 pm

Thanks captain obvious

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MarkinMadison's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:11 am

1. The Packers start 2-2, but go on to win the Division.

2. Linsley will be at C and JC Tretter will be at LG by Thanksgiving.

3. Pressley makes the Pro Bowl as a special teams player.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 07, 2016 at 07:33 pm

In reading this, gave me the thought as to why Sitton was cut. They love JC Tretter and are certain Linsley will play this year. Could all work out.

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Gianich's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:14 am

1. Lacy eclipses 1200 yards and 10 tds

2. Arodge wins 3rd MVP

3. Packers become a top 3 defense in the league and carries the team to another title.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:44 am

We're Doomed.!!!!!! Well not really but this year is suddenly taking on a wierd feeling. Going to be really exciting, frantic. Hopefully of the 2010 variety. Buckle up.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:09 am

1. The Packers will not be flawless but look good enough that cowpie will not return to this site with his antagonistic, pessimistic, and and flatulent comments.

2. The TE, RB, and FB positions will help ease the not so easy transition at LG this season with timely blocks. (I miss Kuhn already).

3. All front office moves, personnel decisions, play calling, and injuries will be done in such a manner that we will 100% understand and will not need the great Stroh-ker (aka douchebagpackfan, danny trolldolla, etc.) to repeat comments over and over and ruin this kick ass packers website with his don't argue with me I'm always right expertise, constant ridicule of people who dare have another opinion while assuming gender and sexual orientation etc. into his insults. (why is he here after being kicked out so many times?)

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2016 at 01:13 pm

"......constant ridicule of people who dare have another opinion while assuming gender and sexual orientation etc. into his insults."

LOL....reads like it came from your resume'.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 06, 2016 at 02:52 pm

Taryn, you made fun of me first not realizing my geographic location and lack of reasonable access to the internet. I in turn made fun of you for not knowing what the space bar is. Since then I have commented favorably or not at all to your posts other than that callahan article. Please tell me where I recently commented on gender or sexuality and insulted somebody. I even commented about you when kyler fackrell got drafted. Instead of recognizing the acknowledgment you chose to take it as insulting. You have posted a lot of stupid shit lately and I have bitten my tounge. Please do the same unless you have something reasonably good to say or debate with me.

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TarynsEyes's picture

September 06, 2016 at 03:25 pm

From yesterday with no comment to you or attempt to opine on a comment. This is what you offer along with other things at many other times. I made no mention of you and yet this is your remark. I have the lingering issue. .....rock your boat.

ray nichkee says:
September 05, 2016 at 01:52 pm
Just this time taryn. STFU.

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ray nichkee's picture

September 06, 2016 at 06:17 pm

Ok, I was wrong it wasn't the callahan article it was a sitton article I commented on. You should expect that when you put words in sittons mouth saying cutler is the best and the bears are a superbowl team or of that sort of thing. What does that have to do with a comment not directed at you?

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:36 am

1. Jake Schum is named NFL special teams player-of-the-year.

2. The Packers offense leads the league in both yardage and scoring.

3. CheeseheadTV officially changes its name to InTedWeTrust.

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:52 am

Cobb scores his first rushing TD

Adams has multiple 2-TD scoring games

Packers and Texans in the Super Bowl

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Idiot Fan's picture

September 06, 2016 at 02:20 pm

How dare you be optimistic about Adams! That is forbidden around here!

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 06, 2016 at 03:10 pm

I'm all for going against the grain. I don't like being liked anyhow.

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 06:40 pm

I liked it because I'm into seeing you miserable ;) j/k

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NickPerry's picture

September 07, 2016 at 06:05 am

Is THAT what happened? I thought it was a pretty reasonable "3 Bold Predictions" comment. I would think ANYTHING with Adams and 2 TD'S in the same sentence would be a 2 thumbs up comment every time!!!

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NickPerry's picture

September 07, 2016 at 06:05 am

DP...Sorry

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WinUSA's picture

September 06, 2016 at 11:57 am

1. Cook makes All Pro.
2. Montgomery leads in total receiving yards.
3. Abby stays healthy for the whole season.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 07, 2016 at 07:34 pm

Who wouldn't like that?

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fastmoving's picture

September 06, 2016 at 12:25 pm

1. abby, cook and janis will be players
2. d flying around, top 5
3. a well balanced team will go all the way

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Turophile's picture

September 06, 2016 at 01:02 pm

1) Backup QB (whoever that is) wins at least one game this season.
2) Guard Lane Taylor is replaced by Kyle Murphy before the end of the season, while Sitton (now with the Bears) misses 4+ games with a balky back.
3) Packers get more combined sacks and pressures than in any of the last 5 years, with Nick Perry and Datone Jones making key contributions.

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stockholder's picture

September 06, 2016 at 01:09 pm

1) Brent Hundley leads the packers to the playoffs. 2) The offensive Line will be Bahk,Lang, Linsey, Tretter, Spriggs before the end of the year. 3) Mathews goes back to ILB 4) Ted Thompson resigns

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zoellner25's picture

September 06, 2016 at 01:24 pm

1. Packers win NFC
2. Packers win Super Bowl
3. ARod MVP

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Mags's picture

September 06, 2016 at 02:26 pm

1. Packers win NFC north
2. Packers lose first playoff game
3. Most everyone will be happy that they just made it to the playoffs and consider it a successful season
4. There is always next year

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sonomaca's picture

September 06, 2016 at 04:06 pm

Sounds about right. The receivers are better, but offensive line worse, obviously. Overall, only slight improvement on offense.

On defense, the secondary will be outstanding, maybe the best in football. However, the defensive line is average and the linebackers below. So, not much improvement, overall, on defense.

Packers will win the division, but not get a #1 or #2 seed. They'll win the first playoff game at home, but then get smoked by either Carolina or Seattle on the road.

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CJ Bauckham's picture

September 06, 2016 at 02:41 pm

1) Julius fades, but Perry and Datone FINALLY show up

2) Geronimo makes his way onto the 53, then proceeds to stake out a permanent spot on the roster

3) Josh Sitton completes his undercover mission to sabotage the filthy bears with flying colors and allows 10+ sacks on Cutler this year

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Colin_C's picture

September 06, 2016 at 04:10 pm

- Datone Jones leads the team in sacks.
- Hawkins is the 3rd CB by the end of the season.
- The Packers defense finishes the season ranked 4th in the league.

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 07:44 pm

My counter question would be,

Who is it that Hawkins replaces? Randall or Rollins?

(If I had to pick one, I'm saying Randall.)

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Colin_C's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:48 pm

Also could easily see Brice or Evans passing Banjo and Hyde at some point.

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Colin_C's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:49 pm

I would say Randall as well. Though realistically, the only way way he climes this much is through injuries. I do think he could surpass Gunter tho.

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4thand1's picture

September 06, 2016 at 05:12 pm

1. Fackrel is the steal of the draft.
2. AR will break his QB rating record.
3. Offense will finish #1.

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EdsLaces's picture

September 06, 2016 at 06:08 pm

Fack isn't stealing much of anything from the bench though!

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4thand1's picture

September 06, 2016 at 05:18 pm

1. cow will choke to death on crow (rip)
2. Al bundy gets arrested for B and E after getting caught in Speilman's bedroom sniffing his undies.
3. The turf in Canton will be pulled up and brought to Soldier field.

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Dustin Evans's picture

September 06, 2016 at 06:23 pm

1. More hybrid looks on defense
2. Mike gets way more creative with play calling and formations then last year.
3. Rip gets at least five TDs
Not all of them are on the bold side but could be realistic

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 06:53 pm

1) Due to increased level of play at the NT position with guion and Pennel as opposed to Bj raji, by the half way point of the season the Packers' inside linebackers' stats won't be as impressive as most might have thought...not because of poor ILB play, but rather Because running backs will be getting turned outside, where nick perry will be racking up a lot of tackles.

2) in related news, packers run defense will crack the top ten.

3) with increased edge pressure drawing nimble protectors to the edges, Packers will have 10 sacks come from "A" gap blitzing by week 8, a mix of stunts from edge personnel, ILBs and safety blitzes.

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mrj007's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:01 pm

I think I like this, but it's too complicated for me to understand....

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:19 pm

1) Nick Perry benefits from Packers' DL clogging up the middle, makes a ton of tackles around the Line of SCrimmage

2) Top ten run D

3) Packers will have success blitzing the QB up the middle with all sorts of players

:)

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 07:41 pm

Edit for another double post.

That's it. I officially give up. lol.

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ATLPack's picture

September 06, 2016 at 07:54 pm

1. Lacy misses multiple games due to injury.
2. Red Zone and 3rd down conversions top 5 in NFL.
3. Pack will have at least 3 punt/ko return TD's.

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Oppy's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:20 pm

Would love to see #2 come true.

Packers used to be ruthlessly efficient in the red zone. It has been years since that was the case. Hope this is the year!

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ATLPack's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:02 pm

Yeah, me too. I think all the positivity for Abby to have some breakout year with lofty TD goals are unrealistic. Abby to me is a 20-20 player. He'll make a difference but don't see him catching many TD passes.

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mrj007's picture

September 06, 2016 at 07:58 pm

I predict Mike McCarthy breaks the all time record for saying "obviously", "frankly", and "with that" in a press conference. I predict Packers win NFC North. I predict the inside LBs will struggle.

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ATLPack's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:04 pm

LOL, have a long running joke with wife about CM3 saying "obviously" every other word. Just listen, it's there. Clay sounds like a dope sometimes.

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mrj007's picture

September 06, 2016 at 10:37 pm

We live in Denver, so we've turned this into a drinking/bong hit game. Been pretty wasted on almost any Packer Post game interview... Obviously

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Grandfathered's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:19 pm

1. Monty becomes league's top KO returner
2. Run defense struggles, Capers retires
3. Jared Cook proves it, then leaves for the money

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Lphill's picture

September 06, 2016 at 08:22 pm

Lacy comeback player of the year .

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croatpackfan's picture

September 07, 2016 at 06:10 am

Impossible - from what he is come back?

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Otto's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:58 pm

1. The Packers ruin the Vikings stadium home opener. The national media forever refers to it as "Lambeau West."
2. Sam Bradford is knocked out for the season in the game. (adding to their legendary history of trades *caughhershelwalker)
3. Mike Daniels elevates his trash talking game to a new level landing him a weekly spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Bleeping Trash Talking with Mike Bleeping Daniels"

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Otto's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:58 pm

1. The Packers ruin the Vikings stadium home opener. The national media forever refers to it as "Lambeau West."
2. Sam Bradford is knocked out for the season in the game. (adding to their legendary history of trades *caughhershelwalker)
3. Mike Daniels elevates his trash talking game to a new level landing him a weekly spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Bleeping Trash Talking with Mike Bleeping Daniels"

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Otto's picture

September 06, 2016 at 09:59 pm

Sorry for the double post.

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Bohj's picture

September 07, 2016 at 12:01 am

1) Mortell lives out his dream by getting onto the roster mid season after massive improvement in his fundamentals and Schum shanking too many in the cold.
2) Nagler's new lucky Jersey emerges as Jeff Janis color rush jersey.
3) Sam Bradford plays less than 8 games for the Vikes after Greenbay sacks him 6 times in a game and destroys his confidence....... Thus wasting 2017 draft picks for no good reason.

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lucky953's picture

September 07, 2016 at 12:49 am

1. Ted Thompson retires mid-season, citing unrealistic fan pressure, leaving pundits to ponder a variety of conspiracy theories.
2. In the chaotic aftermath of Vic Ketchum's dismissal, Cheesehead TV is anointed the official Voice of the Packers.
3. Packers win Super Bowl and every player over 30 retires.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 07, 2016 at 02:47 am

1. Board of Directors fires TT. Dougherty writes a column citing extra-terrestrial beings who said TT had become uncommunicative, and that some of the board members were creeped out by TT's "catatonic-like" stares.

2. Cheesemail scandal rocks titletown. Russians hack the Packers' computer (they meant to destroy America's Team, and, IMO rightly, targeted GB instead of Dallas. They find:
a) Zook to wife: Go ahead with the in ground swimming pool. I'm golden here in GB for another few years - I can't be as terrible as Slocum and look how long he lasted in GB.
b) List of mnemonic words: Fundamentals, pad level, trust, playbook, football player; use 'and frankly' or 'obviously' to convey spurious sincerity;
c) Sam Gash to Lacy: I think you'd be more effective at 265 lbs. Can you gain some weight?
d) Fontenot to RR: If you are going to make it in the NFL, work on being a vertical threat, not on blocking;
e) Van Pelt to Adams: Hey, I recommend these gloves for you to wear - they're stylish: really slick! cc to Shields, Cobb and Starks.
f) TT to Ball: Yeah, okay, just make sure the last year of the deal doesn't have any guaranteed money.
g) TT to Dir of Pro Scouting (using MM's account): remind me to give you my email address and telephone number. Till then, just keep reporting to Andrew Kinn or Elliot. And obviously, we frankly value your reports highly.
h-v) TT to Ball: He wants HOW MUCH? !!!
w) TT to Wolf: Wouldn't mind otherwise, but we can't sign Pot Roast if he insists on rooming with Lacy.
y) TT: send intern to the local paper; have him write some graffiti on the stall & sign MM's name so the writers have a source.
z) TT to Ball: can you find a loophole in the 90% of the cap nonsense.
aa) TT's laptop contains scouting reports only from the west coast scout, and TT's own notes on players for the rest of the country.
bb) Thousands of emails with just one word: No.

3. Email from MM to intern: Yeah, I forgot the prescription. You won't need it. Just tell the pharmacist who TT is cutting now, and you'll need a wheelbarrow to transport the pills.

4. New thinking among veteran players: Bawling out a teammate for an error is leadership while I'm still on the roster; after I'm cut it is being a cancer in the locker room.

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4EVER's picture

September 07, 2016 at 03:03 am

1. Concerned
2. Concerned
3. Concerned

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Lphill's picture

September 07, 2016 at 07:04 am

Crostpackerfan Lacy will come back from being fat and slow .

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NMPF's picture

September 07, 2016 at 09:31 am

Top 8 Def, lead the NFC in sacks, TE's with 12 td's

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