Posted in 2012 - 2013 Season
,2012 Regular Season
,Around the NFC North
,NFC North Division
by Jason Perone
Around the NFC North in week 9
Week 9 brings us to the start of the 2012 season’s second half. Quick trivia: Which is the NFL’s only division with three teams over .500? You’re correct if you guessed the NFC North. Let’s dive into the matchups around the division this week.
Chicago Bears (6-1) at Tennessee Titans (3-5)
The Bears are rolling, the Titans are not. About the only thing in Tennessee’s favor this week is that it’s a home game.
The Bears narrowly escaped with a home win over Carolina while Tennessee came up just short against the Indianapolis Colts in overtime. As the saying goes, good teams find a way to win and Chicago keeps doing it week after week. They find themselves alone in 1st place atop the NFC North.
Tennessee has had solid play from backup QB Matt Hasselbeck in place of injured Jake Locker. Hasselbeck will start Sunday against the Bears. Unfortunately, Hasselbeck is the only Titans player who has played well consistently and the team has not been able to string consecutive wins together.
Titans RB Chris Johnson has flashed some of his vintage self lately, but not enough to put the team on his back. The Bears are giving up a stingy 77 yards/game rushing and Johnson will be the focal point of their defensive game plan. Read more... (1779 words + 3 images, estimated 7:07 mins reading time)
Posted in 2011 - 2012 Season
by Thomas Hobbes
With the 2011 season (hopefully) approaching, let us imagine a hypothetical situation that the Packers could find themselves in: Read more... (1058 words + 1 image, estimated 4:14 mins reading time)
- Matt Flynn gets traded: Matt Flynn turned some heads last season when he made the quarterback transition look easy with Aaron Rodgers sidelined for the Patriots game. It would be foolish to think that other teams aren’t interested in him and former general manager Ron Wolf was fond of saying it was better to trade a player a year early than a year late (and current general manager Ted Thompson is a Wolf protégé). It only takes one team to see Flynn as the next Matt Hasselbeck to make an offer that the Packers can’t refuse. As a point of comparison Hasselbeck was essentially traded away for the 1st pick of the 2nd round; would the Packers take Flynn for a 2nd round draft pick? Definitely.
- The Packers then stick with Aaron Rodgers and Graham Harrell: The Packers always think of development first and they haven’t brought in a veteran backup quarterback since Rodgers became the starter. They risked having no depth at quarterback in Matt Flynn’s rookie year and got away with it and might be inclined to do the same this year. With 10 new rookies and a slew of players coming off IR, roster slots are going to be very precious and the 3rd quarterback might be one spot that gets eliminated. A lot of this will come down to Graham Harrell, but if his development is where Flynn’s was when he was a rookie, then past history proves that the Packers are willing to make that gamble.
This is a preview of
Is there ANY Scenario For Brett Favre to Be Back in Green Bay this Year?
. Read the full post (1058 words + 1 image, estimated 4:14 mins reading time)