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Hangin’ with Havel!

Hangin’ with Havel!

  Chris Havel’s sports columns will appear throughout the week on The FAN’s website. The columns are brought to you by these fine advertisers (click to go to their website/Facebook): Hangin’ with Havel For Thursday January 10th, 2019 Chris Havel’s sports columns appear during the week on The FAN’s website. The columns are brought to…MORE

Martellus Bennett: Packers Captain of Fun

Martellus Bennett: Packers Captain of Fun

  By MARQUES EVERSOLL Martellus Bennett is a fun dude. And he put that big personality on display during his first media availability in the Packers locker room. “I may not be a team captain,” Bennett said. “But I am the captain of fun.” I’m not sure there’s ever been an official Fun Captain in…MORE

Golden Opportunity for Packers rookie Running Backs

Golden Opportunity for Packers rookie Running Backs

    By: Marques Eversoll The Green Bay Packers lost running back Eddie Lacy this offseason to the Seattle Seahawks as unrestricted free agent. Ever since, we’ve wondered when the Packers would address the position. Ty Montgomery became the “starter,” despite converting from wide receiver just last season. And behind Montgomery, only Christine Michael and…MORE

Packers post-Draft: Battle at inside (or outside?) linebacker

By: Marques Eversoll Of the Packers’ 2015 rookie class, fourth-round pick Jake Ryan seems to have the best chance to earn a starting job. In the Packers’ base 3-4 defense, three spots are all but spoken for. Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will start, and Sam Barrington will likely join them, considering he helped improve…MORE

Packers post-Draft: What does Ty Montgomery bring?

By: Marques Eversoll Last season, the Packers ranked second-to-last in the NFL returning kicks, averaging a meager 19.1 yards per return. Their primary return man DuJuan Harris – who has since signed with the Minnesota Vikings – ranked second-to-last among qualifiers with a pedestrian 20.7 yards per kick return. Ted Thompson spent his third-round pick…MORE

Packers post-Draft: Competition at cornerback

By: Marques Eversoll Never before had Thompson spent his first two draft picks on the same position. But he did exactly that by making Arizona State safety-turned-cornerback Damarious Randall his first-round pick at No. 30 overall, then grabbing Miami, (OH.) point-guard-turned-cornerback with his second pick at No. 62. Clearly, the Packers brass thought cornerback was…MORE

Hundley an interesting project for Packers, McCarthy

By: Marques Eversoll UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley hoped to be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for Hundley, that wasn’t realistic, and only one player each year (Jameis Winston in 2015) can claim the top spot. But leading up to the draft, perhaps even more unrealistic than Hundley’s wish to go No. 1…MORE

Jake Ryan answers Packers’ biggest question on Day 3

By: Marques Eversoll Since the Packers’ 2014-15 season ended at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship, they’ve lost a couple key veterans at both inside linebacker and cornerback. But through the first two days of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Packers had clearly filled their holes at cornerback, which were created by…MORE

Quinten Rollins has no ceiling

By: Marques Eversoll When the Green Bay Packers spent the 62nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on Miami (OH.) cornerback Quinten Rollins, even they didn’t know exactly what they got. The Packers don’t know what they have, I don’t know, Rollins doesn’t know. But what they do know is this: Rollins was a four-year starter at point…MORE

NFL Draft Day 2: Packers pick Perryman?

By: Marques Eversoll It’s no secret the Green Bay Packers need help at inside linebacker. The crutch they’re leaning on right now is Sam Barrington, who has just nine career starts under his belt. Clay Matthews can kick inside, but beyond he and Barrington, it’s a bunch of Carl Bradfords, Joe Thomases and Josh Francises.…MORE