“I feel like we can run the table, I really do,” Rodgers said, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “The offense is starting to click a little bit more; we’ve just got to put together a game where we’re more consistent from the first snap to the last. We’ve been, I think, getting closer to that. We’ve really been clicking, at times, in the last few games.
“But it’s going to be important that we get going early. We had three three-and-outs to start the (Redskins) game, but overall on the season, we’ve done a better job of limiting our three-and-outs; we’ve been sustaining drives pretty well.”
Going back to a magical 2012 season with the Bills, Spiller’s explosive playmaking ability jumped off the game tape as much as any back in the NFL. His rare speed and lateral agility led to an eye-popping 6.0 yards per carry that season.
Slowed by injuries, though, Spiller hasn’t been the same since, averaging 4.25 yards on 316 carries over the past three seasons.
Perry was the Packers most consistent pass rusher last season and with a dearth of quarterback disrupters hitting the open market, it was important for Green Bay to lock up their own.
The biggest question with Perry moving forward is health. The athletic edge rusher has always displayed talent, but injuries marred his first two seasons, missing 15 of 32 regular season games. He’s missed only five the past three years as his production soared.
After the Falcons took the opening possession 80 yards off 13 plays — capped by Ryan’s touchdown strike to Mohamed Sanu — it was time for the Packers to do their part. Instead, Green Bay’s Mason Crosby botched a 41-yard field goal try, becoming the first kicker to miss in this year’s playoffs. Doh!
On their following drive, trailing 10-0, Green Bay saw the series blown to bits when fullback Aaron Ripkowski barreled to the Atlanta 11-yard line only to fumble the ball away to the Falcons at the goal line for what was ultimately ruled a touchback.
For those unaware, here are Green Bay’s plans for the Titletown District Murphy was referring to. His comments come around the same time that Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan told the Kansas City Star that his home city is also quite serious about pushing for the draft.
Speaking as a visitor of both cities, I think most who have gone to a football game in Kansas City or Green Bay would say why not? Both teams have passionate fan bases and excellent home cities with plenty to offer by way of food, drink and lodging. What else could a traveling football fan ask for? That seems to be the one, over-arching advantage of moving the draft around. Those interested enough in going from city to city get the unique chance of experiencing all that enemy territory has to offer. Fans who have yet to make it out to Green Bay for a game — or a draft — are missing out.
The Green Bay Packers selected Washington cornerback Kevin King with the first pick of the second round. A massive 6’3 press cornerback, King fits perfectly in today’s NFL with teams like Green Bay that want to play man-to-man on the outside. He lit up the NFL Scouting Combine with speed that wasn’t always apparent on tape. The Seahawks, who were set to pick next, were rumored to be interested in King.
King was not the only player in the green room Thursday night that wasn’t drafted, but he was the only one who came back from Day 2. He told NFL Network’s Melissa Stark he wanted to put on his cap and have his family watch him take the stage after being picked.