Friday, October 31, 2014

Packers 2014 Mid Season Report | Which Packers Rank Highest

Packers Mid Season Review
The Green Bay Packers lost on Sunday night to the New Orleans Saints 44-23. This loss puts brings the Packers into their bye week and also means that they are at the halfway point of the season, eight games down, eight to go. Here is our mid season review.

Team MVP- Aaron Rodgers. Don’t laugh. This was an easy choice but don’t laugh.

Team MVP not named Aaron Rodgers- Jordy Nelson. Again, this was an easy choice. Nelson during the early weeks of the season was the only receiver making big plays down the field. Second on this list would be Randall Cobb.

Team MVP not named Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, or Randall Cobb- Corey Linsley. Corey Linsley was not expecting to be the Packers starting center in week one, but an injury to J.C. Tretter forced him into the lineup. Linsley has played so spectacularly that with J.C. Tretter’s expected return after the bye, Tretter may find himself on the bench, or possibly starting for the injured T.J. Lang, who may not be ready to go. Second on this list would be Devonte Adams.

Defensive MVP- Sam Shields- Shields has been exactly what they paid him to be. He made some big plays in the secondary at crucial times when the Packers needed them the most. Second on this list would be Julius Peppers.

Rookie of the year not named Corey Linsley- Devonte Adams- For weeks we were asking for somebody not named Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb to step up and start making plays in the passing game. Adams has come on strong in recent weeks, as expected from 2014 second round draft choice. Second on this list would be Ha-Ha Clinton Dix.

What we have liked so far- We have liked how the offensive line has played much better. They have finally come together and benching Linsley for Tretter may not be a god idea at this point. We have also like the play of secondary. This is the deepest secondary in the league, and trying to get a formidable passing game going on this bunch when they are at full strength is a difficult task.

What we have not liked so far- This team has been very unpredictable all season. That needs to stop, and now. We have not liked the play of Eddie Lacy. He needs to get it going, and now. We have not liked the continued decision to start Leroy Guion over Josh Boyd and Mike Pennel. We believe one of those two would be a better option.

What we would like to see- We would like to see the same team show up two weeks in a row. Right now, we have no idea how this team is going to perform on a week to week basis, they need to get some consistently.   

Monday, October 27, 2014

2015 Concert Performer Coming To Lambeau Field | Ticket King Green Bay

Concerts at Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field could be hosting its first concert in four years in 2015. News leaked last month that a booking agency had approached stadium officials to negotiate a major act that will perform in the bowl in June. No names have been released, though a spokesperson for the agency mentioned a number of country artists, including Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney, as well as non-country acts Paul McCartney and U2.

Chesney was the attraction at Lambeau's last major concert event, in 2011. People from over 20 states purchased tickets for that show, which netted a comparable profit to a regular season home Packers game.

That is the goal said a source close to the talks. Officials in Green Bay want to see a name big enough to sell out the place prior to the start of football season, even though June is normally a slow month for concerts. Most big-time artists look to book shows later in the summer season, but Lambeau officials have set June 20 as the latest date they would allow. A show in July or August, they say, would be too close to the start of preseason.

One way that the field is working with artists and their representatives is a drop of the 10 percent ticket tax applied to all events at Lambeau. The agency negotiating the deal requested that the Stadium Board rebate that tax, as it did with the Chesney concert in 2011, citing a hard sell for the acts, who reap the profits from ticket sales, but are also subject to a 5.5 percent sales tax from Brown County.

Regardless of the difficulties of the negotiations, officials at Lambeau Field say that this event will happen. They told reporters that the stadium is looking forward to hosting non-football events again.
The four-year hiatus of music from Lambeau was due to nearly constant construction at the field during the Packers off-season. Only minor renovations are planned for the 2014 off-season, thus-far.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Packers Versus Saints Preview | Which Drew Brees Will Show Up Sunday Night

Packers at Saints 2014
Last Sunday, the Packers beat the Carolina Panthers in impressive style 38-17. That makes four wins in a row, and three of them have been very impressive. It’s the near loss to the Dolphins that has us concerned. Here are our thoughts about the upcoming game in New Orleans.

How long can this historic stretch of play last for Aaron Rodgers? In case you didn’t hear, Aaron Rodgers is really, really good. Rodgers has a touchdown to interception ratio on the season of 18/1 and hasn’t turned the ball over since week one in Seattle. That seems like a long time ago now. Rodgers has put himself right into the back end of the MVP Race with this stretch of play, and we expect it to continue until we are proven otherwise.

Can Devonte Adams keep rising? Second round rookie wide receiver Devonte Adams has come on strong over the last few weeks. Adams has given the Packers exactly what we were asking for, another pass catcher besides Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb to step up and make plays.

Eddie Lacy, where are you? For as good as Rodgers has been, the biggest disappointment this season league wide has to be Eddie Lacy. To this point in the season, Lacy has just one 100 yard rushing performance and that was at home against Minnesota. Lacy needs to get going, really soon, as in NOW.

Drew Brees Faces The Packers Secondary

How will this secondary hold up against Drew Brees? At first look, this appears to favor the Packers. Drew Brees is a risk taker, the Packers secondary is loaded with ball hawks. However, at a closer look, that may not be the case. Brees is coming off a bad performance and this Packers secondary is not exactly 100 percent. Sam Shields may not play and Tramon Williams will play but isn’t 100%.

At the end of the day, due to the up down performance of the Packers and everything else with this game, we have no clue how the Packers are going to perform in this game. This could be a lose game both ways; this could be a blowout both ways. Final Verdict: Unknown.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Packers Versus Panthers Preview | Ticket King Green Bay

Packers versus Panthers
Last week, the Green Bay Packers did something they have not done in a long time. Staring defeat in the face with two minutes to go and no timeouts, the Packers offense went down the field after a rough game and won the game in the final moments when tight end Andrew Quarless caught the game winner from Aaron Rodgers with three seconds left. The Packers now come back home for just their third home game of the season so far to take on the Carolina Panthers. Here are some our thoughts heading into the game.

Will Eddie Lacy ever put together a solid string of performances? So far this season, Eddie Lacy has just one 100 yard rushing performance and that was in week five against Minnesota. The Packers offense needs Eddie Lacy to get it going soon, or perhaps it may be time to give more playing time to James Starks and/or Dejaun Harris.

Why is Leroy Guion still starting at nose guard? The Packers defense suffered a serious loss in the preseason when the talented B.J. Raji was lost for the season due to injury. Since then, Leroy Guion has been starting at nose guard, and this makes no sense to us. The Packers always preach about development. Well they have young players in Josh Boyd and Mike Pennel who they are developing. One of those two should be starting instead of Guion. This makes no sense as is right now.

Can Davonte Adams continue to rise? All season we have been calling for another pass catcher besides Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson to step up and start making plays. Well, Devonte Adams appears to be the one rising to the occasion. Adams had a good game last week against the Dolphins and needs to build on that.

Which Packers team will we get? The Green Bay Packers have turned into the New York Giants from a few years ago, meaning that you never know what you are going to get from this bunch. They stuffed Mathew Stafford, broke Jay Cutler in the second half, beat up Ponder all night, and humiliated Ryan Tannehill for the first half. Then they turned around and let Tannehill go crazy with touchdown after touchdown in the second half last week. Can this team show a little bit of consistency on a week to week basis please? At the end of the day, we believe this will be a close battle. Final score: Packers 34 - Panthers 27.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Packers Versus Dolphins Key Points For Green Bay Victory | Ticket King Wisconsin

Packers versus Dolphins 2014
The Green Bay Packers are coming off back-to-back impressive wins following their 1-2 start. In back to back weeks they have beaten divisional opponents the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings by a combined score of 80-27. This week, they travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. Here are some of the things we are looking at heading into this game.

Can the defense continue its run of good play? For as much as the Packers defense has been picked on, since the New York Jets took a 21-3 early lead against the Packers in week two, this Packers defense has given up a grand total of 40 points. That is 40 points in three games and three quarters of play. Not bad. Against the Vikings, we saw something from this defense we have not seen in a long time. We saw this defense play with a mean streak, with anger, and with rage. Can they bring that to Miami this week? We shall find out.

Will Aaron Rodgers continue to show up for work? Following the debacle in Detroit, many were wondering why Aaron Rodgers didn’t show up for work in that game. Well, he has shown up for work the last two weeks in a major way, throwing seven touchdowns in two games and leading the Packers offense down the field over and over again with such precision. We believe he will show up for work this week again.

Can Eddie Lacy build on his best performance of the season? Prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings, Eddie Lacy had yet to rush for 50 yards in any game this season. Lacy had 50 yards by the end of the first quarter against the Vikings and finished with over 100 yards rushing for the first time this season.

Who will step up and do something this week at wide receiver? Finally, a wide receiver aside from Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson caught a touchdown pass this season. For Devonte Adams, it was the first touchdown of his career, and his first Lambeau leap. He didn’t do much else though, which is a continuing cause for concern. Someone else besides Nelson and Cobb has got to step up and start making plays. At the end of the day, we believe this is another winnable game for the Packers. Final Score: 34-17 Packers.