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« Reply #5565 on: September 08, 2015, 01:12:21 pm »

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Rodgers threw for 4 TDs and had a 151.2 QB rating at Chicago last year and the Packers easily won by 3 TDs, 38-17. Do you think this game will be more competitive?

 Mike Spofford: The Packers pulled away in the second half, Robert. In the first half, the Bears were trading scores with the Packers, and a questionable replay review kept the Packers ahead at the half. Then Cutler threw two INTs in the second half. I never expect a blowout on the road.

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« Reply #5566 on: September 08, 2015, 01:14:09 pm »

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What are your thoughts on "bulletin-board" material? Do you think it has any effect on the field for players at the professional level?

 Mike Spofford: I can't imagine it does, Brandon, Like McCarthy said yesterday, it wouldn't fire him up. This isn't high school.

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« Reply #5567 on: September 08, 2015, 01:17:53 pm »

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Mike, what is it like for visiting reporters at Soldier Field? Is it a nice place to visit?

 Mike Spofford: The press box is one of my least favorite in the league, Mark. It's on the opposite side from the main TV view, and in the corner of the end zone, so every time you look at a TV replay, everything is reversed. My brain just doesn't do well with that.

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« Reply #5568 on: September 08, 2015, 02:18:46 pm »
Q: Does James Jones still have enough game to be a factor in the Packers' high-tempo offensive attack?

Gray: I sure hope so, because we have not had a chance to see James (this preseason). I know it didn't work out for him at the Raiders and then recently with the New York Giants. ... I've always liked James. He's a physical receiver off the line of scrimmage. ... James is more of a physical presence on the line of scrimmage. When they come up in press coverage, he'll be able to get off the line of scrimmage a lot more efficiently if he still has something left as opposed to what (receiver) Myles White had.

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« Reply #5569 on: September 08, 2015, 04:50:30 pm »



 Packy,


 Against CHICAGO BEARS ... you got your work cut out for you ...


 this ain't the old beat up CHICAGO BEARS.

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Re: Green Bay sucks (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #5570 on: September 08, 2015, 07:15:19 pm »
What is it?

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« Reply #5571 on: September 09, 2015, 07:18:21 pm »
Posted by Zac Jackson on September 9, 2015, 5:40 PM EDT

Tim Tebow
AP

Tim Tebow was playing football for the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but was released during last weekendís final cutdowns.

This weekend, heíll be back on TV talking about football. The ESPN-owned SEC Network announced Wednesday that Tebow will be back on SEC Nation, its traveling pregame show, this Saturday. Greg McElroy, another former NFL quarterback, had been holding Tebowís seat while he gave the NFL what may be his last try...

Crap.  He's back.

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« Reply #5572 on: September 09, 2015, 07:29:43 pm »
Graham from Green Bay, WI

What do you think the Packersí identity will be for the first few games of the season?

Itíll be for stopping the run, or for not stopping the run.

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« Reply #5573 on: September 09, 2015, 07:31:11 pm »
Raymond from Marquette, MI

I just finished reading some of the posts on the Bears webpage. Looks like someone is trying to make a big deal out of Mike McCarthyís comments at the chamber of commerce dinner. Your thoughts?

Itís helping the fans get energized for this game, and thatís a good thing because Iím not getting a sense of Packers-Bears excitement this week. I feel as though weíre still stuck in the preseason, with all of this focus on the 53rd spot on the roster. Hey, everybody, itís Bears week! This is the big rivalry game, right?

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« Reply #5574 on: September 09, 2015, 07:37:05 pm »
Ben from Northbrook, IL

Help me out, Vic. The Packers thought White was good enough to make the squad of 53, but when Jones was signed, he wasnít even good enough to make the practice squad, the 10th spot going to Ed Williams. What do you think the reasoning was?

Youíre assuming thatís what happened. We donít know what happened, but itís my strong belief that if it was explained to us, weíd all say, ďOh, I get it now.Ē A lot of factors are involved in personnel moves. Teams have a pretty good idea of who will and who wonít clear waivers. If they believe a player will clear waivers, then they can always re-sign that player. Do you remember what I said about teams having a ďstreet free agent rosterĒ? The goal is to protect your access to as many players as possible. I wish teams explained their personnel moves, but thatís never going to happen, so we have to trust the people making the moves have a plan and know what theyíre doing, and I think we all have that trust in the Packersí personnel department.

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« Reply #5575 on: September 09, 2015, 07:39:30 pm »
Vic, from consistently reading your column, you have helped many Packers fans gain perspective Ö on how last season ended, free agency, the draft, the preseason, injuries, etc. But with the new season upon us, what many of us will still always struggle with is how much the results on Sunday impact our lives. You say to enjoy the drama as it unfolds, but most of us donít want the drama, we just want a win. Can you bring us some perspective?

Ask yourself whatís more important, your health or a Packers win. As long as your health is the answer, everything is fine.

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Re: Green Bay sucks (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #5576 on: September 09, 2015, 07:41:36 pm »
Seth from Olathe, KS

The recently published ESPN article detailing the history of taping signals, etc., in New England is very disheartening. Will this turn off the casual fan?

Itís just the opposite. The casual fan loves this kind of intrigue. The casual fan only cares about his or her entertainment, and these accusations of cheating have become a dirty little soap opera. Itís the loyal, diehard football fan that gets turned off by these kinds of accusations. The diehard football fan loves and reveres the game, and it troubles him or her when the gameís honor is smudged. The league owes its diehard fans a full effort to protect the honor of the game.

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Re: Green Bay sucks (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #5577 on: September 09, 2015, 07:44:36 pm »
Craig from Brookfield, WI

Mike McCarthy suggested Packers-Bears may be the best rivalry in the NFL. What would you say is the best non-divisional rivalry in the NFL? There was a time when Raiders-Steelers was an epic run of football drama. More recently, my Packers fan goggles draw me to Packers-Seahawks, or Packers-Cowboys and Packers-49ers in the Favre era. Patriots-Colts? Giants-Jets? 49ers-Seahawks?

Raiders-Steelers is the most intense and violent rivalry I have ever seen. It got to the point Pete Rozelle sent each team a letter, admonishing them and referring to their games as pure violence. Raiders-Steelers stepped outside the lines of a football rivalry. It was pure hate. Sometimes I wonder how Iíd be different if I hadnít covered those games. They forced me to step back away from those games, for fear of getting too close and becoming too emotionally involved. I saw things that angered me. They took me places I didnít want to go. Packers-Bears is a wonderful rivalry, built on a long history of big games. Raiders-Steelers was short-lived and built on big hits. Iíve never seen anything else like it, and I donít want to ever see anything else like it.

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Re: Green Bay sucks (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #5578 on: September 09, 2015, 07:46:33 pm »
Carrie from San Jose, CA

What would Coach Vicís priorities be in practice this week, in order to prepare to face the Bears?

Forget about Coach Vic. Editor Vic has some advice for Packers fans: Leave the preseason and final cuts behind, and come into the regular season and one of the biggest games of the year, the Packers vs. the Bears in Chicago.

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Re: Green Bay sucks (4.12.11 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #5579 on: September 09, 2015, 07:49:01 pm »

Randall Cobb will play through the pain

Posted 2 hours ago

  Mike Spofford  packers.com senior writer   

Offensive line at full strength as Packers prepare for different Bears defense.