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McCarthy promotes Clements, ready to give up play-calling

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made changes to his coaching staff on Thursday, an effort that will reportedly allow him to relinquish his offensive play-calling duties and make his assistant coaches more desirable for head coach openings. McCarthy promoted offensive coordinator Tom Clements to associate head coach/offense, a position that will...

McCarthy promotes Clements, ready to give up play-calling

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy made changes to his coaching staff on Thursday, an effort that will reportedly allow him to relinquish his offensive play-calling duties and make his assistant coaches more desirable for head coach openings. McCarthy promoted offensive coordinator Tom Clements to associate head coach/offense, a position that will...

Packers DT Guion busted on gun, pot charges

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
Starke, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was arrested on felony drug and gun charges following a traffic stop in his hometown of Starke, Florida, on Tuesday night, police said. According to a news release, an officer who stopped Guion for failure to maintain a lane smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the player's pickup truck. Guion was...

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

By Mark Ross, 4 months 16 hours ago
For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season. While the next game that counts is more than seven months away, it’s not too early to hazard a guess as to which teams could be...

Extra Points: Rodgers accepts his consolation prize

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 day ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - When you're sitting next to Olivia Munn, it's hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere else but Aaron Rodgers was a little antsy at Phoenix's Symphony Hall on Saturday night. The Packers' star was about to receive his second NFL MVP award and his drop- dead gorgeous girlfriend was by his side yet he would have preferred to be at The Arizona Grand Hotel...

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...

Dalton to replace Rodgers in Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been named to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers was slowed by a calf injury late in the season and during the playoffs. Dalton will play in the NFL's All-Star Game for the second time. He made it at the conclusion of the 2011 season. The 27-year-old Dalton...

Packers' Cobb, Shields named to Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and cornerback Sam Shields were named to their first Pro Bowl on Monday. The NFL announced that Cobb will replace Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant and Shields will take the place of New England corner Darrelle Revis, who will play in the Super Bowl. The Packers fell to Seattle in overtime Sunday in the NFC Championship...

Extra Points: McCarthy failed Packers

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - It's fair to call Mike McCarthy one of the best coaches in the NFL but it's also more than objective to point out that the veteran mentor bookended the Green Bay Packers' season with two, truly awful game plans in Seattle. Back on Kickoff Weekend, McCarthy's stubborn insistence on staying away from Richard Sherman made his offense predictable by the second quarter after...

Extra Points: No doubting Wilson now

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - After 30 minutes of the NFC Championship Game, it looked as if Russell Wilson had turned from Curt Hennig into John Blutarksy over one week's time. The third-year pro, who entered the game as the NFL's all-time postseason leader in passer rating, was nearly "Mr. Perfect" in the divisional round against Carolina with a 149.2 rating but Dean Wormer could have been called...