Cheesehead Radio News – 10/22/10 – 10/28/10, News From the Packers Twitterverse and Beyond
Packer News 10/22/10 – 10/28/10
Al: Well, there was much rejoicing in the town of Green Bay last Sunday night, as former hero Brett Favre was battered and beaten, as was his team, the hated Minnesota Vikings. I would imagine the Packers bars were hopping late into the night, and Monday morning became an unofficial holiday as legions of Packers fans called in sick to work.
Holly: There were many eventful moments in this game, from the Packers defense denying Favre’s bid for a last minute win, to Donald Driver’s consecutive catch streak coming to an end. But most important of all, the Packers showed tremendous resiliency to get their season back on track with an all-important Division win. The Packers once again find themselves tied for first with the Bear this week.
AL: It wouldn’t be a typical week in Green Bay without more players being added to Injured Reserve, so now Mike Neal , Brady Poppinga and Brad Jones became the latest members of the Packers Parade of Pain. I believe that makes 10 players on injured reserve, that is unless, someone else is getting hurt right now and we just don’t know it yet.
Holly: Well, don’t worry, Al, reinforcements are coming. In what might have been Ted Thompson’s busiest week ever, the Packers have signed 2 outside linebackers, an inside linebacker and a nose tackle. All are players that have been on active rosters and of particular interest is nose tackle Howard Green, who was just released by the Packers’ next opponent, the NY Jets.
AL: Yes Holly, perhaps Dom Capers will be connecting Green to the old brain drain machine to get some insight into Rex Ryan’s defensive schemes. But even if that were not a factor, Green provides some emergency depth to a defensive line currently comprised of BJ Raji, 7th round pick CJ Wilson and two players the Packers had previously cut, Jarius Wynn and Mike Montgomery. If Pickett can’t go on Sunday, the 340 lb Green would figure to be active as the only other wide body on the roster.
Holly: And speaking of wide bodies, Rex Ryan still hasn’t gotten over Charles Woodson beating out Darrelle Revis for Defensive layer of the Year. In a conference call with the Packers media this week, Ryan once again went on and on about the subject, but being careful this time to compliment Charles as well. Whether he was sincere or not, we just don’t know.
Al: .. And, those were the top stories for the week… Cheesehead Radio now brings you…
“News from the Packers Twitterverse…”
AL: Seems I started a bit of a firestorm this week when I innocently tweeted that I really don’ t care much for the “Go Pack Go” chant. Well you would have thought I insulted everyone’s Grandma. I was called crazy and insane, among other things, but the best retort came from Aaron Nagler who simply said, “Do I have to reach through the Internet and slap you?”
Holly: Keeping things in-house, our very own John Rehor had a great contribution to the Packers twitterverse this week. Responding to a report that the Colts had signed former Packers punter Jeremy Kapinos, John tweeted, “And in doing so, they become the worst punting team in the league.”
AL: And our last tweet tonight is from none other than ESPN’s Erin Andrews, who was evidently keeping a close eye on Clay Matthews. Impressed by his long blond locks, Andrews tweeted, “Dear @Pantene Can u please sign @ClayMatthews52 to a hair deal now??
Clay Matthews as a spokesman for shampoo. Erin, I think that’s great idea, and for that, I award you…
the Cheesehead Radio Tweet of the Week
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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.