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Tim from Charlotte, NC

“Spoff is a faster writer than I am.” I knew it took me less time to read the column on Spoff’s days.

As my dad used to say, “And we’re off, so we might as well get going.”

Ryan from Madison, WI

In the last two days Mike has answered two questions from a Ryan while Wes answered four questions from a Ryan (plus one from a Brian) so it must be our week to get posted. What is the biggest challenge the Packers face against the Bucs? They seem to be the odd man out in the NFC South.

I missed on calling Tampa Bay a sleeper for 2017. I really thought the Bucs were a team on the rise at the end of last season, but their defense has regressed. They’re last in the league against the pass with only 15 sacks in 11 games, and opponents have posted a cumulative 98.7 passer rating against them. Winston got hurt as well, which set back an offense that had been scoring some points. It sounds like Winston’s coming back now. Will he be rested or rusty? That’s the question heading into this one.

Amanda from Villa Rica, GA

What challenges, if any, do you think we face with the Bucs? I haven’t paid much attention to them this season.

They have weapons in the passing game. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson are polished, big-play receivers, and Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard are both impressive young tight ends. Their running game hasn’t been the complement they counted on, but these guys can make plays.

Richard from Farmington Hills, MI

Mike, poor tackling wasn’t the biggest problem the defense had. How about the nearly non-existent pass rush? And as for 2010, my recollection is that the Pack definitely needed help to get in the playoffs. For starters, aren’t we out if the Lions don’t beat the Bucs with an overtime field goal?

Please, people. As with the DeSean Jackson punt return, the Lions OT field goal to beat the Bucs occurred the afternoon of the New England game. I distinctly remember watching both from my hotel room in Providence before hopping on the bus to Foxboro that night. Yes, the Packers needed help, but they had gotten all that was required before the final two games of the regular season. I agree the lack of a pass rush was a huge problem in Pittsburgh, but they might have survived it without a season-high 16 missed tackles, the number the coaches reported to the media on Monday.

Scott from Sausalito, CA

Chris in West Plains, MO, must have done the New York Times Sunday crossword because Snidely Whiplash was a clue.

I chose his comment because Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is my favorite of the classic rides at Islands of Adventure in Orlando. You never know what’ll get you posted in the Inbox.

Nick from Chicago, IL

Whoa, whoa, whoa – I did not see the TD celebration after Davante’s touchdown. Curling! This is Winter Olympics madness. I love it! Guesses on the next Olympic Games TD celebration?

If we can switch to summer, perhaps synchronized swimming?

Mark from Westernport, MD

I don’t want to overreact too much, but do you get the sense Rodgers was sending a message with the pregame throws? I get the feeling that he’s the type of guy who has a purpose for everything he lets you see. Why come out in front of a national TV audience and throw the football around with some zip if you’re not trying to tell the world “I’m coming back”? There’s plenty of closed-door practice time to throw the ball. This felt like a statement to Packer Nation and the NFL as a whole. Look out.

Maybe. Or to stay on his rehab schedule, he needed to get a throwing session in on Sunday and the only place in Pittsburgh to which he had access that could accommodate 50-yard tosses was Heinz Field.

Justin from Stephenson, MI

The decision the Steelers made to go for it on fourth down shows me that nobody is afraid of our defense, or offense for that matter. GB hasn’t stopped anyone on fourth down yet and I continue to see other teams doing the same. Even if they didn’t get the score they’re not afraid of the offense. Also the people that are saying to play Brett over Aaron when he is healthy, have you completely lost your minds?

Pittsburgh’s decision on the 1-yard line was a no-brainer and it had nothing to do with the perception of Green Bay’s defense, in my opinion. I’m sure the Steelers had a short-yardage play from their opening script they were comfortable with. But it was more about, in the case of a defensive stop, putting a young, unproven QB on the 1-yard line for his first snap of the game with the nighttime home crowd in a frenzy. Maybe they make the same choice with Rodgers at QB, but maybe not.

Barry from Hayward, WI

I always thought there was something wrong with fans thinking their team should tank a season to get better draft picks. Then it hit me, don’t the men playing the game have a say each week and aren’t they going to play as well as possible individually to protect their own jobs?

Bingo!

Lori from Brookfield, WI

Blake Martinez has been a regular Green Bay Tigger, bouncing all over the field tackling people. What do you think of his development on defense this season?

I think we’ve said plenty about it, but the Tigger reference was too good, and appropriate, to pass up.

Dave from Sheboygan, WI

What was i JA Happ Jersey t like covering Charles Woodson and the circumstances concerning his arrival in Green Bay? I’ve heard he wasn’t happy to be here.

He wasn’t, at first. I remember watching him have extensive conversations with McCarthy on the field following OTA practices in the spring. He wasn’t comfortable, but he eventually settled in, and settled down, and started a family in Green Bay. It became a place he cherished. It was a fascinating evolution of attitude to witness, and Charles will always be one of my favorite Packers to have covered.

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Wes, when Hundley got hit helmet-to-helmet, it didn’t sound like the sharp crack of similar hits from years past. That may be why the refs missed the call on the field. I’ve been keeping an eye out to see if there were any fines issued for that hit on Hundley, and I haven’t seen anything. Did the league miss it entirely, did I miss it, or is it a “no harm, no foul” kind of thing?

Players who get fined find a FedEx envelope from the league in their lockers on Wednesdays, and the league issues the list of the week’s disciplinary actions on Fridays. And I’m really proud of myself for correctly using two homophones consecutively in one sentence.

Tony from Colorado Springs, CO

My friend texted me this question, and I’m curious to hear Spoff’s take. What’s a bigger game for Wisconsin, this Saturday vs. OSU or vs. MSU in Tokyo?

Wow, great question. I think you have to rank the ’93 Tokyo game higher. To get to the program’s first Rose Bowl in three decades put Wisconsin back on the map, and there’s no telling what might have happened had the opportunity slipped away, considering it was another five years before the Badgers got back to Pasadena. As big as this OSU game is, I can’t put it in the same category.

Ron from Mesquite, NV

If Rodgers does make it back from IR, will he play with the plate and screws still in or do those have to come out before he’s deemed healthy to return?

When Rodgers spoke with reporters following his surgery, I asked him after the cameras were turned off if the hardware was in there permanently, and he said yes.

Jalonie from West Hills, CA

On the last drive I noticed the Packers blitzed twice on the drive when they got in range for the field goal. I was confused as to why you don’t double-team Antonio Brown.

Difficult to have your cake and eat it, too. With the four-man rush not getting home all night, Capers tried a change-up with a six-man pressure after Brown’s tip-toe sideline catch. The Packers still had Clinton-Dix shaded over to Brown’s side, and Randall had a free run at the QB on the blitz. But once Brown got King to flip his hips, Roethlisberger threw the ball before Brown even broke off his route to the outside, which took the safety help out of the equation and got the ball out in time. Two superstars on precisely the same page.

Gary from Sheboygan, WI

Watching the Texans-Ravens game, the zebras threw a flag that the defense “had 12 men on the field with the snap imminent” – before the snap. Does that mean Aaron’s free play with 12 men on the field is history?

No. If the 12th man is attempting to get off the field, they let it play out. But if not, the officials are now supposed to blow the play dead and call the penalty. The rule was changed after the most recent Giants-Patriots Super Bowl when the Giants had 12 defenders, in formation, late in the game and the Patriots wasted precious seconds running a play at a disadvantage. I got a kick out of the Vikings-Lions play on Thanksgiving when Terence Newman was trying to get off the field and Stafford snapped the ball, so Newman just turned and ran down the sideline to double-cover the receiver. Jones made a great grab on Stafford’s throw for  Joe Biagini Jersey the TD anyway, but it was a heads-up move by Newman.

Nate from Ames, IA

If memory serves, Bell was picked just before we drafted Lacy. I sorely wish we would have had a chance to get Bell knowing what we know now about both players.

The Steelers selected Bell in the second round at No. 48 overall, seven picks before the Packers were up. Green Bay then traded back six spots and took Lacy at 61.

Ken from Oceanport, NJ

With seven draft picks and four compensatory picks this year, don’t you think this is the year they trade up and get quality over quantity? We have too many young guys on the team as it is. Time to get some playmakers on both sides of the ball.

I see the Packers having plenty of needs – both for depth in 2018 and to replace starters down the road – such that quantity of picks will be paramount.

John from Sioux Falls, SD

Insiders, didn’t dawn on me until after the game that Spriggs had started and played RT all the way through. Seemed to do pretty well since I don’t remember any glaring whiffs. Maybe it’s a confidence-builder for a guy who appears to have the athletic ability, but maybe needs to “stack a couple of successes” to help the mental side?

I thought Spriggs held his own, as I outlined in WYMM this week, and McCarthy said he’s the right tackle going forward this season. With Bulaga’s knee injury occurring so late in the year, there’s no guarantee he’ll be ready for the start of 2018. Spriggs’ second season started rough with an uneven training camp and then the Week 1 injury, but now he has a chance to become the front-runner for the job heading into next season. It’s a huge opportunity.

Eric from Baker, FL

I’m excited to see Kevin King (hopefully) take the Year 2 jump next year. To be dealing with a lingering injury and still be paired with the top receivers in the game as a rookie tells me the coaches think he has the potential to be special. What’s your take?

I concur. He was drafted 33rd overall for a reason.

Howie from Saint Ignace, MI

Were the Packers thinking field goal or running out the clock on their last possession Sunday against the Steelers? Should Williams have tried to stay in bounds on second down?

McCarthy said they switched s Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey trategies after the first-down sack, but it wasn’t communicated to Williams, and Hundley took the blame for that. In the end, it didn’t matter because the Steelers had a timeout left at the end of the game, one they would have used after second down had Williams stayed in.

John from Philadelphia, PA

Not addressing McCarthy’s decision to go for that field goal in the day-after Insider Inbox undermines your credibility. I’m sure you received plenty of submissions on that topic.

It was an inadvertent omission, and for that I apologize. I had answered a question about it, but in the bleary-eyed morning it got lost in the final version of Inbox I submitted to post before I signed off to get some sleep. Here’s what I had said: McCarthy made a high-risk decision. I’m not sure it’s a chance I would have taken, but four years ago, I wouldn’t have tried a 57-yard field goal in Dallas, either. Crosby drilled that one in a game the Packers eventually won by one point to save a season on the brink. So, I get it.

Kevin from Park City, UT

Our special teams, aside from Crosby and Vogel, are really abysmal. I realize you are moving guys around on these teams, but so are 31 other teams. Are there any statistics to how we compare against the average? Including penalties? Without Aaron we really needed them to step up and I have not seen it.

I don’t have those stats in front of me, but the penalties have to stop. They just have to. I like how Vogel is coming around, but three of these last five games could be big challenges, weather-wise.

Todd from Menominee, MI

The NFC is so good that the potential is there for two 10-win teams to fail to make the playoffs. Meanwhile in the AFC, the potential is there for a pair of 9-7 wild cards. The NFL is crazy this year, I tell ya.

And the craziness makes this year so much different from other years … how exactly? Hey, everybody is sending in their playoff scenarios, computer simulations, projections and probabilities, and it’s getting nutty. I’m declaring right now I won’t entertain them unless/until the Packers win their next two games and get back a Toronto Blue Jays bove .500. Wes can do what he wants, but I’m calling a Jim Mora-torium on playoff talk in my Inbox. If the Packers are 7-6 in two weeks, I’ll get into it with all y’all, and I’ll start writing “Path to the Playoffs,” too. In the meantime, just beat the Bucs.

Bud from Toronto, Ontario

Hello Insiders, I enjoyed Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh as much as any win this season, including the Dallas win in October. Watching a young QB develop in front of our eyes is a quote that one of the Insiders had here and I remembered it whil Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey e watching on Sunday night. Do you get a sense of character development from Hundley after seeing how dejected he was after Sunday and optimistic he seemed after previous losses? I see Mr. Hundley developing an edge. What say you?

I think the edge has always been there, but it came out publicly after such a tough loss. These last three weeks have been an education in leadership and self-growth for Hundley. He handled an uplifting victory and a humbling defeat with varying levels of success, and now he has to forge ahead following a heartbreaker. They all build character in their own ways.

Dennis from Rhinelander, WI

Spoff, here come the Buccaneers. Will you be breaking out your “puffy shirt”?

But I don’t wanna be a pirate.


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Packers.com senior writer Mike Spofford took reader questions in Mike’s Mid-Week Chat

Hey everybody. I’ve got the usual pre-practice window to take some questions, so let’s go.

Comment From Tom

When is A.R. eligible to begin practicing?

He’s eligible starting at the end of this week, but McCarthy hasn’t said if/when he’s returning to practice. The first game he’s eligible to play in is Week 15 at Carolina.

Comment From Jon

Hi Mike. It looks like the Bucs struggle to get pressure on opposing QBs. This is a great opportunity for Hundley to build off his performance Sunday night

Absolutely. This is the last-ranked pass defense in the league, and they have only 15 sacks in 11 games. Nothing is ever easy in the NFL, but the Bucs have given up a lot through the air.

Comment From Wonder Child

Whats the RB situation like? is Williams now the man?

He is until further notice. McCarthy said just a few minutes ago that Jones might return to practice this week, and Montgomery for now is still rehabbing.

Comment From KD

I can’t stop watching that stutter route by Davante Adams. It was incredible how well he sold that. Supremely polished route running.

I’ve said it many times, his footwork at the line of scrimmage, or on moves like the one Sunday night, is amazing to watch. It was the part of his game that was missing when he had that bad ankle injury in 2015.

Comment From Kevin

Assuming Aaron Jones comes back Women’s Authentic Personalized New York Yankees Home White Baseball Jersey  this year, what do you think will happen with the RB rotation? Does Jones go back to being lead dog, or do you think Williams has earned the right to get the bulk of the carries?

I think Williams has earned it, and I doubt Jones would be able to play a full game right away anyhow. But I like the idea of being able to use both pretty soon here.

Comment From Blaine

Have people stopped asking to bench Hundley now that he had a good game?

The instant gratification folks will always have their take.

Comment From Tom

OSU vs. WI…your prediction?

I’m picking the Badgers, mostly with my heart, but it’s a total coin flip.

Comment From Randy-Aurora

Loved your comment on the Insiders Inbox about not talking about the playoffs, as it’s too soon. The phrase often used by the press that aggravates me is: If the season started today, these teams are in the playoffs. That never made since to me as the playoffs don’t start. Why does everyone want to get ahead of themselves?

I’ll admit it’s fun to talk about and look at the scenarios, but the Packers have lost five of six games. They need to build momentum, and that means winning these next two, whether or not 12 is coming back after that. Until you show you can sustain momentum and build on something, it’s not worth talking about the playoffs.

Comment From Mark

What constitutes “practicing”? Throwing 50 yard passes is practicing, right? So how is the line drawn?

Being involved in team activities with coaches. Working with medical staff does not count as practicing.

Comment From Jon

It’s pretty apparent Damarious Randall has played better. What changed?

I think it’s what McCarthy said a couple weeks ago — he kept his nose down and just got to work. The talent is there, and it’s starting to show for a player who is focusing on one spot in this defense, the slot corner. He’s a great fit there.

Comment From Jason H.

As I’ve watched every press conference with Mike McCarthy that I can over the last several years, I’ve really begun to look at him as a real example of leadership and productivi Custom Athletics Jersey ty that applies far beyond the game of football. Anything stick out that you’ve learned from him over the years?

His steadiness in good times and bad is what stands out the most to me. He’s ultra-competitive, and he can be a fiery guy, but he knows when his team needs fire and when it needs calm. He’s always had a great feel for that.

Comment From Randy-Aurora

Is Jameis Winston playing this week? Seems like he has missed quite a few games with the shoulder issue.

It sounds like he’s playing. He’s missed three games.

Comment From Jerry Erie, Pa,

The next two games ,are they a very winnable group of two for the Packers to win? Will Hundley look much better with the defenses he will face?

He doesn’t need to look better than he did Sunday night, necessarily. He just has to keep cutting down on the negative plays, have a running game to support him, and then be able to make a second clutch drive if called upon. He made one huge one in the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh and got a second chance to win the game. That’s the next step, if the situation arises again.

Comment From Dean

Mike, would it be fair to say if the Packers get to 7 losses some tough hard questions need to be addressed throughout the organization? Hate to throw a wet blanket over anyone’s party but reality may only be a week away in this league.

No question, but it’ll be about how everything looks after all five of these final games are played.

Comment From Eli

What do you think of Greg Jennings calling this week’s game?

I heard about that and it’s very intriguing. Not as intriguing as it would be if Rodgers were playing, though, given some of the things Jennings has said about him since he left.

Comment From Mark

With the lack of a pass rush, do you expect to see more blitz packages this week?

Hard to say. Evans and the two TEs for the Bucs are all 6-5 or taller. Those are all tough one-on-one matchups size-wise, and then you’ve got Jackson’s speed to deal with, too. Blitzing leaves less help on the back end, and Winston is a pretty mobile guy. I guess we’ll see.

Comment From Steve

Hi Mike, keep up the good work! Do you think the Vikings will blow this opportunity by mis-handling their qb situation. Seems that they are prime for a tough loss or two, and if that happens, the wolves will be howling!

I don’t know how changing QBs would even be a consideration right now. Keenum isn’t just managing games with a great defense to support him, he’s making plays and putting up impressive numbers. These next two will tell us a lot about the state of the Vikings down the stretch, playing at Atlanta and at Carolina.

Comment From Picard

I’m upset with you. I had to look up what homophones are. That was too much work for me! Kidding aside, are there any indications that Montgomery, Matthews, and Clark are ready to resume their play this coming Sunday?

It sounds possible with Matthews and Clark, but no guarantees. Montgomery would seem farther away based on what McCarthy said earlier today.

Comment From KD

Any thoughts on the Eli Manning situation?

I think it’s unfortunate to see an iron man streak like this end, and a two-time SB winning QB get treated like this, especially when you’re replacing him with a guy who is not the future or someone you’re grooming to take over.

Comment From Jeff P.

Do you think a part of the success we saw offensively had to do with McCarthy finding the right mix for a Hundley led offense? No doubt Hundley is gaining great experience, but I thought McCarthy called a heck of a game Sunday.

Williams was only averaging 3 yards per carry, but the Packers kept pounding the ball on the ground because you need that balance for Hundley. That’s why I’d like to see another backfield option, because the more you can run the ball, the better situations you can set up for Hundley.

Comment From Linda P.

Mike..Greetings from the Tampa Bay Area. The Bucs are not playing well even when Jameis Winston is playing. They also play as badly in the cold as we do when we play down here in the heat! Is it gog to be cccccold?

It’s going to be pretty mild for early December on Sunday, based on what I’ve heard.

Comment From Dean

Now that the Giants are apparently moving on from Eli Manning what are your thoughts on his career? Personally I’ve thought he’s a very durable QB who got incredibly hot twice in the playoffs and benefitted from great play around him.

Manning’s HOF candidacy will be an interesting discussion when it comes up. He won two Super Bowls, and was the MVP in both games. I think the only other two-time SB winner at QB no oakland athletics custom jersey t in the HOF is Jim Plunkett (I could be wrong). But I don’t believe he’s ever had a 100 passer rating for a full season. He had two dynamite postseasons. Is that enough?

Comment From Joe

Hi Mike, What’s your take on Haha’s play this year? Is he hurt?

I thought we were going to start seeing more big plays after the impressive INT vs. Baltimore (and the other near-INT). But he had trouble corralling Bell in the open field Sunday night, though he wasn’t the only one. It hasn’t been the hear Ha Ha was hoping for, but he still has time.

Comment From Brad Gibbs

Hey Mike, longtime fan, and I was wondering what you think the most improved group/portion of the team is

I think it’s the running backs. I know there have been injuries, but at least the unit isn’t experimenting all year with Knile Davis, Don Jackson and Christine Michael again like last year. These young guys can all play. They just need to get everyone healthy.

Comment From Haillie

What does Tampa’s running game look like?

Not what they had hoped. Martin and Rodgers are hovering around 3 ypc, which isn’t the complement to the passing game they were looking for.

Comment From Mark

As Rodgers’ career winds down, do you suspect the Packers will fill holes more often with free agency rather than the draft, like they did this offseason?

In a word, no.

Comment From Joe

Mike, I guess Spriggs has his chance to show why he was taken in the second round. If he plays well and Brian is ready to go next year do you see Brian moving to right guard?

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Comment From Dave-Vermont

Will Alabama make the playoffs?

If Wisconsin, Clemson or Oklahoma loses, yes. If those three all win, then I say no, and I’m surprised. I thought Bama would still be in the top 4 this week, with Oklahoma right behind at 5. Shows what I know.

Comment From Picard

I’m still dying to see what Mays can do for us. Too bad he didn’t get chance to showcase his talents last Sunday. Hope to see more of him other than on special teams play. Will we see more of him this Sunday? Or is he still in doghouse?

He has to do whatever it takes to get the coaching staff to trust him. Reporters don’t get to see any of the 11-on-11 work in practice during the regular season, so there’s no telling how he looked in practice last week after the two fumbles vs. Baltimore.

Comment From Randy-Aurora

That catch by Antonio Brown was something else. I still can’t believe he caught that pass and got both feet in. Reminiscent of Cooks catch last year, though probably tougher since it was over the shoulder.

Both stunned me in the same way, thinking there’s no chance he was in bounds when watching it live.

Comment From Joe

What’s your take on the receivers and how their contracts will play out next season?

I have no idea, but I hope the Packers don’t let Adams get away. He’s going to be expensive, but the salary cap continues to go up, too.

Comment From John G.

I really liked what I saw from Hundley against the Steelers. While he wasn’t perfect he played his best so far. If he can play that way the next 2 games I believe they win each game. “IF” Rodgers can come back against the Panthers, I think that might give the whole team an energy boost. Running the table could be a possibility. Do you like their chances to do so?

After last year, anything is possible. Win these next two and see where you are. Other teams could look different two weeks from now, too.

Comment From Marli

Thanks for the chat! Do you think Jordy will be able to connect with Brett anytime soon? I feel like there have been missed opportunities and Jordy is a top-caliber receiver. This has to be effecting our offense

A lot of folks have been asking about Nelson’s production, and I don’t have an answer. Jordy said he’s not worried about it, and he’s just going to keep working with Hundley in  Men’s Authentic Personalized Oakland Athletics Home White Baseball Jersey practice. Nelson has the biggest adjustment to the new QB because he’s played with Rodgers the longest of anyone.

Comment From Steven from Fresno, CA

Mike, should I hope that the Vikings win there next two games or lose there next two games? What would help us the most?

The best help is if the Vikings keep winning, but there I go talking about playoff scenarios when I said I wouldn’t.

Comment From Ray L.

As great a play that Ben and Brown made, it was the next 10 yard open pass that allowed the winning FG to be kicked. Shouldn’t the secondary have played tighter to defend the short pass the Steelers needed? if they got beat for a TD it would be no worse than giving up 10 yards.

I disagree with that. A 53-yard FG was no gimme. Capers blitzed, sending six rushers. Ben and Brown just had the answer.

Comment From Barry

It’s my understanding that both King and Biegel had injuries prior to being drafted. Did the Packers know about these but think they weren’t serious or long-term? How much weight do they put on a player’s health history, particularly when a near-immediate contribution is expected / required?

Every team looks at those issues differently. The Packers are always drafting for the long term. Yes, high picks are expected to contribute right away, but they draft players they envision as core players on the roster for the future.

Comment From John G.

I thought Spriggs and Fackrell have played their best football these last couple of weeks. If the light does go on our first 4 picks from last year will look really, really good. (Clark, Spriggs, Fackrell, Martinez). Do you see the light going on for them?

There’s no question Clark and Martinez have taken their games up a notch, and yes, we’re seeing Spriggs and Fackrell star new york yankees custom jersey ting to make progress late in the season here. No one’s timeline is the same.

Comment From Ray L.

Based on over exposure and struggling ratings do you think the TV contract in 2020 might go down for the 1st time in history, therefore, lowering the Cap? If so, how great an impact might that have on teams? Might they be preparing for that situation now?

That’s an interesting question. I think the next TV deal is going to have more extensive provisions for online content, streaming, etc., for all the broadcast partners, because the way people consume the NFL is changing. What that translates to as a dollar figure, comparatively speaking, I have no idea.

Comment From Jason H.

Mike, do you have any thoughts from film as to how defenses are playing Nelson and Adams? Straight up, helping to one or the other, ect.

Every time I’ve seen Nelson run a deep route, the safety is with him in double coverage. Adams has been getting more single coverage, from what I’ve seen, but the way things are going, that could change.

OK, almost time for me to run to practice. I’ll take a couple more.

Comment From Mike

What has been the most surprising thing about this season so far for you?

Quite frankly, the performance against Baltimore. The way things were progressing, that really surprised me. That game could end up being the biggest regret of this season, the QB injury notwithstanding of course.

Comment From Jeff

Home field advantage doesn’t help much in December if it’s going to be mild. Where’s the frozen tundra?

Not here yet I guess.

Comment From Bret

What two NFC teams are surprises this year?

The Saints and Rams are the teams I didn’t see coming. I give them a ton of credit. They’ve both been impressive.

Comment From Zach La Crosse, WI

“I feel like we could run the table. I really do.”

We’ll call this the last word for today. Gotta run. Thanks everyone. Talk to you again next week. Best, Mike

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GREEN BAY — The Packers aren’t yet 100 percent sure Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will be returning to action this week, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy knows plenty about Tampa Bay’s weapons in the passing game.

“Big-time weapons, when you look at the size and ability of their Custom Yankees Jersey  perimeter group,” McCarthy said prior to Green Bay’s practice on Wednesday. “Big targets make for a more accurate quarterback. I think that’s stating the obvious.”

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All signs are pointing to Winston being their trigger man after a three-game absence due oakland athletics custom jersey  to a shoulder injury. Winston was trying to play through the injury earlier in the season, and then the coaching staff decided to give him time to rest and heal.

“Their practice today will probably answer that question,” McCarthy said of Tampa Bay’s QB situation. “Conceptually they’ll be the same or similar.”

Regarding Green Bay’s injury situation, McCarthy said LB Clay Matthews (groin) and DT Kenny Clark (ankle) will “hopefully” begin a trial return to  new york yankees custom jersey practice on Wednesday after missing last week’s game. Rookie RB Aaron Jones (knee) is in the same boat, but RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) would be  Men’s Authentic Personalized Oakland Athletics Home White Baseball Jersey in the rehab group today.

Packers.com will have more following practice and locker room interviews.

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Packers DT grateful ankle injury wasn’t as bad as it first appeared

GREEN BAY – Maybe it was the home-cooked Thanksgiving meal or the tender, love and care only a mother can provide, but Kenny Clark sure has one fast-healing ankle.

The Packers defensive tackle, who was carted off the field less than two weeks ago against Baltimore, was back on the field when the team returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for this Sunday’s meeting with Tampa Bay.

It would have been hard to forecast such a quick recovery for Clark when the former first-round pick was doubled over in pain during the fourth quarter of the Packers’ game against the Ravens on Nov. 19.

The incident, which occurred at the end of an Alex Collins 2-yard run, led to scuffling between both teams when Packers players took exception to Ravens center Ryan Jensen’s actions against Clark once the play was over.

Clark’s mom, Leslie, was crying from the Lambeau Field stands at the sight of her son being carted to the locker room. While there was some initial swelling in the ankle, Clark’s X-rays came back negative and he texted her immediately he’d be OK.

The diagnosis of a high-ankle sprain came as a massive sigh of relief for all parties involved.

“I thought the season was over, man,” Clark said. “It was an unfortunate situation. It was ugly. My ankle was swollen. I thought Custom Twins Jersey  it was worse than what it was, honestly. I’m happy it was a high-ankle sprain.”

The injury forced Clark to sit out last Sunday’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, marking the first game the 22-year-old defensive tackle has ever missed at any level of football.

It wasn’t easy for Clark to watch from the sidelines Sunday, but the consolation was he’d likely get the chance to play again this season.

High-an custom mlb jersey kle sprains have been known to sideline players for upwards of a month, but Clark said his is in the lower region of his leg. He has increased mobility because it’s not affecting his calf or shin.

 As Clark started his rehab, his mom and extended family stuck around Green Bay through Thanksgiving. While he iced the ankle and took all the proper precautions, his mom kept him fed throughout the week.

“My favorite team was the Ravens growing up (and) she wanted to come up to the game and see it,” said Clark, whose father, Kenny Sr., was a big fan of star defenders Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata.

“She stayed the whole week after the game. She stayed for Thanksgiving. So I got some Thanksgiving cooking, too. They stayed and took care of me.”

Clark started last week in a boot, but was walking and jogging by the end of last week Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey . He had a little trouble turning hard on the ankle at first, but he feels like “it’s getting better every hour.”

That’s good news for the Packers. The 6-3, 314-pound nose tackle was in midst of a breakout season prior to the injury. He currently leads the defensive line with 469 snaps and trails only Mike Daniels in tackles (32).

Clark said he holds no ill will toward Jensen about what happened two weeks ago. Shortly after the incident, the Ravens center texted Clark to offer an ap customized minnesota twins jersey cheap ology and told him he wasn’t looking to hurt him.

“It was just an unfortunate situation and unfortunate position I was in and all that,” Clark said. “He hit me up the next day and told me he wasn’t trying to do anything dirty. I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I just let it go. It is what it is. It’s football. It happens.”

Clark is remaining optimistic about his chances at playing Sunday against the Buccaneers after feeling good running and doing some stunts during the walk-through period at practice Wednesday.

However, he concedes his availability likely will hinge on how his ankle responds to practice this week and the conversations with the doctors and coaching staff.

The biggest takeaway for Clark over the past week has been how teammates rallied to his aid on the play he was injured.

“You don’t want to get hurt, but moments like that make you want to play harder for those guys knowing that we are in this together and they don’t want to see their brother go down,” Clark said. “You want to play hard for them. That’s part of the reason I’m optimistic about coming back, trying to make sure I’ll get this ankle back right so I can go out there and play with new york mets custom jersey  them.”

Clark isn’t the only starting player on defense hoping to play Sunday against Tampa Bay. Linebacker Clay Matthews (groin) told reporters Wednesday he plans to play after sitting out against Pittsburgh.

“I did some running pregame Sunday and it wasn’t quite there yet,” Matthews said. “I don’t think I could have made it through a game. But every day I was getting exponentially better, so I feel really good t Men’s Authentic Custom New York Mets Alternate Home Royal Blue MLB Jersey Cheap oday. I was able to take some team reps; granted it was a light practice, but I definitely envision seeing myself out there Sunday.”

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Packers sign LB Ahmad Thomas to practice  custom Mets jersey squad

Rookie out of Oklahoma had brief stint with Raiders this year

Th Custom Twins Jersey e Green Bay Packers signed LB Ahmad Thomas to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

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Titletown Justin Smoak Jersey  to soon open ‘Ariens Hill’

Tubing to be offered among winter activities once weather conditions are favorable for making snow

With the weather getting colder, Titletown will soon open Ariens Hill, the official name for the hill in the park at Titletown.

Ariens Hill will feature tubing in the colder months, and in the warmer months, the hill’s sloped green space will provide a unique area for visitors and community members to relax and enjoy park activities and programs.

“We’re excited to partner with Ariens Company for the hill in Titletown,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “Ariens is well-kno Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey wn in Wisconsin and around the world for its snow blowers and lawn mowers. People will benefit from use of Ariens Hill year round.”

An opening date for tubing on Ariens Hill will be determined in the coming weeks, and will take place as soon as weather conditions are favorable for making snow.

“Ariens Company is honored to partner with the Green Bay Packers on this one-of-a-kind venue at Titletown,” says Ariens. “We look forward to Ariens Hill becoming a destination for families and the community to come together, enjoy the outdoors and have some fun.”

Tube riders will descend from the top of Ariens Hill – at a height of 46 feet – down one of three tubing lanes, stretching 300 feet from start to finish. While tubes are being returned to the top of Ariens Hill via an automated system, tube riders can climb the stairs to the summit to begin another thrilling ride.

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Ice skating rink hours, admission and skate rental information can be found at titletown.com/events/recreation/skating.

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The Packers’ annual Toys for Tots collection will take place Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lambeau Field prior to the Green Bay Packers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers noon game. Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy children in the area through the U.S. Marine Corps.

Cash donations will be accepted as well.

U.S. Marines will be stationed a Toronto Blue Jays round the Lambeau Field parking lots to collect donations prior to the beginning of the game.

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