Packers’ Cobb aiming for big things in 2013
A distant second a very, very distant second is Peyton Manning . His 93 touchdowns and four interceptions equate to 23.25 touchdowns for every Clay Matthews Nike Jersey one interception. Last season, Rodgers threw 24 touchdowns against zero interceptions in the red zone. He was lights out inside the 10-yard line. He completed 20-of-28 passes for 17 touchdowns. That touchdown rate of 60.7 percent not only led the league, but he was the only quarterback over 50 percent. Sacks were an issue throughout the season more on that in a moment but Rodgers played with a faster time clock in the red zone. For the season, Rodgers was sacked 51 times on 179 possessions. Thats one sack for every 3.5 possessions.
As such, we will have a number of preview articles breaking down the roster in advance of the start of camp. Today we’ll give you an idea of what to expect from us over the next few weeks and how we are going to address the start of camp. We at Acme Packing Company have each put together our pre-training camp predictions for the 53-man roster, to be announced on August 31st. We will be combining these predictions to generate a consensus APC prediction for the roster, which will be discussed on a position-by-position basis. Each weekday between Monday and July 25th (when Packers players report to camp) we will take on a different position with two articles: 1. Position preview – a discussion of the players at the position, complete with a look at their college background, the circumstances of their selection by the Packers, and anything we may have learned from minicamp and OTAs. 2. Prediction – we will announce our predictions for the players at that position who will make the final 53-man roster. The schedule is broken down as follows: Date
Packers’ Nelson to Star in New Wis. Tourism Ad
Perhaps Cobb was ready for an increased role in the offense in 2012, or perhaps he was the beneficiary of circumstance as Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson battled injury and Driver succumbed to age, but whatever the case Cobb exploded onto the national scene by leading the team with 80 catches for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. He carried the ball 10 times, too, and continued to return kicks to lead the NFL in all-purpose yards with 2,342. So, Rodgers wasn’t necessarily paying lip service. After all going from 25 catches to 80 from one year to the next seems far more improbable than jumping from 80 to 100. But maybe not. “You can always improve,” Cobb said. “I’ve always said you can never really reach your full potential so I always try to continue to climb that mountain.” For Cobb, climbing the mountain hast meant running against air. His entire football life has been spent shuffling between spots on the field, whether it was under center, behind the quarterback, split wide or returning kicks. When you’re a jack of all trades, indeed you are master of none. So, Cobb has gone about mastering the one element to his game that is now most important to the Packers. “We look for him to be part of our primary focus as far as our approach to game planning, particularly in the passing game,” McCarthy said.
Packers Training Camp 2013: APC’s Camp Preview Schedule
Tourism Ad MADISON, Wis. July 5, 2013 (AP) 0 Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will star in a new Wisconsin fall tourism ad. The state Department of Tourism says Nelson and his wife, Emily, will appear in the commercial, directed by Wisconsin native Jerry Zucker. The Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a premiere party at the Meyer Theater in Green Bay on Aug. 1. The ad will start running in Milwaukee, the Twin Cities and Chicago on Sept. 9. State Tourism officials say Nelson also plans to write a monthly blog during the football season for TravelWisconsin.com and appear at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism next March in Lake Geneva. Zucker directed “Airplane!” with his brother, David Zucker, who has directed two previous Wisconsin tourism ads.