August 25, 2008 |
Aaron Rodgers is not the first man given the unenviable assignment of filling the cleats of a legendary former Green Bay Packers quarterback. Scott Hunter had the privilege 36 years ago. And it was a privilege, says Hunter, who not only took over for Bart Starr in 1972 but did so with the two-time Super Bowl most valuable player looking over his shoulder and endlessly critiquing his performance as a quarterback advisor to then-Packers coach...
September 16, 2013 |
So another NFL quarterback threw for 400 yards? What else is new? Heading into Monday night's Pittsburgh-Cincinnati game, there have been six 400-yard-passing performances this season, the most of any two-week span in NFL history. And Sunday, three quarterbacks threw for at least 400 yards without an interception -- Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia's Michael Vick and San Diego's Philip Rivers -- the most such performances in league history. There have been five 400-yard, zero-interception performances in the first two weeks this season, and that's only one off the record for a season.
June 14, 2013 |
Jacksonville Jaguar and former UCLA tight end Marcedes Lewis will host a free youth football clinic on Saturday at Long Beach Poly High. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will feature Lewis and fellow NFL players such as Andre Branch, Jason Bell, Jarrad Page, Tiquan Underwood and Eric Wright. The clinic is for boys ages 7-17. For more information, see www.MarcedesLewisFoundation.org or contact YvonneWithers@marcedeslewis.org . ALSO: Tension rising between 49ers' Jim Harbaugh, Seahawks Brett Favre has high praise for Aaron Rodgers ... or does he?
May 6, 2013 |
Tim Tebow may not have won the Super Bowl, or any other pro sports championship. He hasn't won any Olympic medals either. Heck, he doesn't even have a job. Yet, the recently released backup quarterback for the New York Jets topped Forbes magazine's list of America's most influential athletes of 2013, which utilized surveys of U.S. fans by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research. The athletes he beat out included three 2012 Olympic gold-medal winners...
October 28, 2013 |
Peyton Manning did not have a pass intercepted in his first four games, and one each in his next three. So the Denver quarterback's three intercepted passes in Sunday's 45-21 victory over Washington were a jolt to him. “Well, it's disappointing,” Manning said after the win. “There's no question, because you feel like you put your defense in a tough spot. Those guys had a great game plan and executed it and all of the sudden we're down, 21-7. The defense had not given up 21 points, they'd give up I guess seven.
November 10, 2013 |
Five NFL matchups, and themes, worth watching in Week 10: 1. THE REPLACEMENTS: Denver Coach John Fox, recovering from heart surgery, will be replaced by defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is standing in for Houston Coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke. 2. THEY'RE BACK: Quarterbacks Jay Cutler of Chicago and EJ Manuel of Buffalo are returning from injuries. The Bears play host to Detroit; the Bills are on the road against Pittsburgh.
November 12, 2013 |
What a boomerang of a few years it has been for Matt Flynn. The former Green Bay backup quarterback has re-signed with the Packers after a series of false starts with Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. Flynn will back up Scott Tolzien, a promoted practice-squad player who was bumped up because of injuries to starter Aaron Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace. In his previous go-round with the Packers, Flynn backed up Rodgers and won a Super Bowl ring after the 2010 season. He caught the eye of other teams that season when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 16 game against Detroit.
December 23, 2011 |
The Dallas Cowboys might call themselves "America's Team," but the Green Bay Packers are the NFL franchise deserving of that title. So says Public Policy Polling, which recently determined that twice as many fans in the nation chose the Packers as their favorite team, from a list of nine. The group surveyed 700 American voters from Dec. 16-18, and 22% of those polled said the Packers are their favorite team; followed by 11% for the Cowboys; 8% each for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers; 7% for the New Orleans Saints; 6% for the New England Patriots; 4% for the Washington Redskins; and 2% for the New York Jets.
December 24, 2011 |
Randall Cobb made a huge contribution in his NFL debut, and it looks as if the Green Bay rookie will have a chance to end his first regular season the same way. Cobb, who scored touchdowns on a reception and a 108-yard kickoff return in the opener against New Orleans, is now being called on to step in for injured Pro Bowl receiver Greg Jennings. The Packers play host to Chicago on Sunday night. Replacing Jennings (sprained knee) will be a group effort, and the Packers are optimistic they can have him back for the playoffs.