30

March

Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

Surviving Sundays with no Packers Football

Surviving Sundays with no Packers football.

At this point in the NFL offseason, what would you say is your biggest concern about the 2014 Packers?

For me, it’s the safety position. When Morgan Burnett is the best safety on the roster, there are issues. Yes, the draft is right around the corner, but you never know if a) the Packers will be in a position to draft a safety who can start right away or b) if whatever safety they draft will be any good.

But forget about your biggest concern for the time being. What do you see as potential concerns that few people are talking about?

Because those are probably the concerns that will come to fruition in 2014. With all the roster turnover and other unknowns from year-to-year in today’s NFL, it’s impossible to predict in March what an NFL team might be scrambling to try and fix in November.

At this time last year, we were all worried about the Packers not being big enough to stand toe-to-toe with physical teams like the 49ers or Seahawks. Then halfway through the season, we were worried about the Packers being too big to compete with teams like the 49ers and Seahawks.

I remember back before the 2010 season being worried about an undrafted rookie named Sam Shields serving as the Packers nickel cornerback. An undrafted rookie playing a key role on a team with Super Bowl aspirations. That’s insane!

Then Shields goes out and has a good season and picks off two passes in the NFC Championship to send the Packers to the Super Bowl.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Burnett is playing well once November comes around, a young safety is holding his own next to Burnett, and the Packers problems at safety are problems no more.

Teams can make grand plans to plug holes in March, and fans can do the same on blogs and social media, but once the season starts, all bets are off. A few key injuries or important players underperforming ruins the most thought-out plans.

My under-the-radar concern for the Packers is offensive tackle.

David Bakhtiari had a good rookie season, but what if he doesn’t take a step forward in 2014? Or what if the injury bug strikes him down in his second year like it did to Casey Hayward in his second season?

25

February

Green Bay Packers 2012 Salary Overview

The offseason is starting to heat up. To ensure that the faithful AllGBP.com readers are prepared, here is an overview of individual Packers’ player salaries courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Player, pos

Salary
(M=millions)

Contract Information
(Click year to review details)

Contract Expires

Charles Woodson, CB

$11.562M

2010

After 2014

Aaron Rodgers, QB

8.5M

2008

After 2014

Tramon Williams, CB

7.381M

2010

After 2014

Greg Jennings, WR

7.347M

2009

After 2012

A.J. Hawk, LB

6.531M

2011

After 2015

Jermichael Finley, TE

5.75M

2012

After 2013

Ryan Pickett, DE

5.737M

2010

After 2013

Chad Clifton, T

5.593M

2010

After 2012

Donald Driver, WR

5.0M

2010

After 2012

Josh Sitton, G

4.8M

2011

After 2016

Nick Collins, S

4.787M

2010

After 2013

B.J. Raji, NT

4.255M

2009

After 2013

Desmond Bishop, LB

4.245M

2011

After 2014

Jordy Nelson, WR

3.825M

2011

After 2014

James Jones, WR

3.1M

2011

After 2013

Mason Crosby, K

2.4M

2011

After 2015

John Kuhn, FB

2.4M

2011

After 2013

Clay Matthews, LB

1.93M

2009

After 2013

Bryan Bulaga, T

1.847M

2010

After 2014

Derek Sherrod, LT

1.5M

2011

After 2015

Charlie Peprah, S

1.225M

2011

After 2012

Brett Goode, LS

801,000

2011

After 2012

Mike Neal, DE

780,000

2010

After 2013

Randall Cobb, WR

729,414

2011

After 2014

Morgan Burnett, S

708,775

2010

After 2013

T.J. Lang, T-G

690,625

2009

After 2012

Herb Taylor

615,000

2011

After 2012

Alex Green, RB

601,250

2011

After 2014

Brad Jones, LB

580,066

2009

After 2012

Evan Dietrich-Smith, C

565,000

Jarius Wynn, DE

565,000

2009

After 2012

Davon House, CB

540,145

2011

After 2014

Graham Harrell, QB

540,000

Andrew Quarless, TE

535,606

2010

After 2013

Marshall Newhouse, T

527,462

2010

After 2013

James Starks, RB

515,075

2010

After 2013

D.J. Williams, TE

514,500

2011

After 2014

C.J. Wilson, DE

502,588

2010

After 2013

Sam Shields, CB

492,500

2010

Frank Zombo, LB

491,168

2010