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* 2015 NFC North Trash Talking Thread *




Storylines from the 2014 season:


The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks opened the NFL season in the Thursday night opener, with the defending Super Bowl champions winning 36-16.




Adrian Peterson's child abuse scandal soars to the forefront of the local and national media; the veteran RB played just one game throughout the entirety of the 2014 season.




Teddy Bridgewater's NFL career begins earlier than expected as starter Matt Cassel goes to IR with a season-ending Lisfranc injury






Megatron and YAC Monster become two of the better 1-2 punches at receiver in the league; Calvin Johnson misses more than two games for the first time in his career... and still collects 1,077 yards with eight scores.




Matt Forte breaks the all time NFL record for receptions by a running back (102).




This didn't work... in spite of Jay Cutler's good year. The Bears failed to beat a single team above .500 all season, lost 8 of their final 10 games, and head coach Marc Trestman was fired at year's end.







The Vikings newly hired head coach Mike Zimmer and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner begin their tenures in the temporary home of the Vikings, TCF Bank Stadium. The season's marred by breakdowns by young players in key spots, Peterson's off-the-field trouble, and one wide receiver falling off the map completely. The team finished 7-9.








Jim Caldwell's first season as Lions head coach ends in a Wild Card playoff berth on the strength of an 11-5 regular season. Detroit lost 24-20, giving them eight consecutive playoff losses to tie the Kansas City Chiefs for the longest postseason losing streak in NFL history.







Packers win their fourth consecutive division title and Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP; Green Bay's season ends where it began in Seattle






Looking forward to this year, the 2015 season, and all that has changed:




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Lets have a good season and, as always, represent the NFC North well!
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Packers
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Vikings/Bears


Just like it is damn near every season.
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Packers
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Just like it is damn near every season.


The Lions in second after losing Suh, Fairley, Bush and now Joique Bell can't even juke roll.gif

S4L... "you [know]... NOTHING. YOU LOSE."

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You know what? You're right...

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BOX.

That was crazy, do it again!
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Back to back to back to back to back?
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We can make a bet that the Vikings won't finish in 2nd.
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What's the bet?
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Packers punter competition impacts Mason Crosby too

By ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Tim Masthay doesn't retain the Green Bay Packers' punting job, kicker Mason Crosby's life will change too.

Masthay has been Crosby's holder on field goals and extra points since 2010. So far in training camp, Crosby has made all 10 of his kicks with Masthay holding. However, with Masthay’s competitor for the punting job, Cody Mandell, as the holder, Crosby is just 4-of-8.

During the second field goal period of camp on Monday, Crosby had a 33-yarder blocked (by Datone Jones) and missed a 50-yarder wide left -- both with Mandell on the hold, although Crosby refused to blame either one on the hold.

"I think it's just the fact that Tim and I have worked together going on six years, and Cody and I just have limited reps," Crosby said. "We're working through some of that. Today, I thought was a better day all around. The longer one looked like it went right over the post. It was close."

Special teams coach Ron Zook adjusted the kicking pattern from the first day, when each holder handled two kicks in a row. On Monday, they alternated on every kick.

"For me, I kind of liked how it went today switching back and forth on every one," Crosby said. "I didn't look at who's holding. I just kind of have to look at the ball, where it's placed and just do my process. Can't really worry about all that stuff."

The Packers signed Mandell shortly after last season, when Masthay turned in the lowest net average (37.0 yards) of his career.

The punting competition is in its infancy. On Monday, Masthay had three punts. The first was a 45-yarder with 3.8 seconds of hang time followed by his worst punt of camp so far, a 30-yarder with just 3.0 seconds of hang time. He rebounded with a towering 43-yarder that hung for 5.0 seconds. Mandell's two punts were 47 yards (4.6 seconds) and 52 yards (4.2 seconds).


Notes on Randall, Rollins, Hundley, Perry, Sitton and Abbrederis:

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First-round pick Damarious Randall picked off Aaron Rodgers in the end zone to give the defense the win in the first two-minute drill of camp. On first-and-goal from the 8-yard line with 28 seconds left, Rodgers was going for Davante Adams, but Randall made the diving interception. The offense won the second try with backup quarterback Scott Tolzien. He threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Myles White over cornerback LaDarius Gunter.

Second-round pick Quinten Rollins practiced for the first time. He missed the first three practices because of a hamstring that landed him on the non-football injury list to start camp. The cornerback was on a limited snap count.

After a slow start, fifth-round pick Brett Hundley had his best showing so far. Hundley made a pair of impressive throws in the red-zone period. He hit Jeff Janis for a 6-yard touchdown on a fade route, then threw a 3-yard touchdown to Ty Montgomery. "He just needs reps," McCarthy said of Hundley. "I think he definitely has improved from the OTAs to this point, and that's what you’re looking for."

Outside linebacker Nick Perry didn't show any ill effects from missing the entire offseason program because of shoulder surgery during the one-on-one drill. He came back to beat starting left tackle David Bakhtiari with a power move after Bakhtiari blocked him on their first rep.

Left guard Josh Sitton didn't take any of the one-on-one reps, but he returned to the team periods after skipping those the last two practices.

McCarthy said receiver Jared Abbrederis (concussion) has improved, but did not offer a timetable for his return. Others who missed practice were receiver Adrian Coxson (concussion), receiver Ricky Collins (heel), running back John Crockett (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (knee), guard Matt Rotheram (ankle) and outside linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen).
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Never post again on here.
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Packers
Lions
Vikings/Bears


Just like it is damn near every season.


The Lions in second after losing Suh, Fairley, Bush and now Joique Bell can't even juke roll.gif

S4L... "you [know]... NOTHING. YOU LOSE."


You do realize Fairey played 7.5 games last year and Reggie Bush ran for 253 yards right?

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I got $50 the Lions finish no worse than second in the division.

@SportsJunkie you still owe me $40 homie.

I got $50 the Lions finish with a better record than the Vikings.

And I got $25 on that the Lions beat the Vikings September 20.

Takers?
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..."in spite of Jay Cutler's good year."


Bahahahahaha....you lost all credibility with that one.

Kevin White will not be ready for the regular season opener. His injury is worse than theyve claimed.

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Still here....
Expectations are set low this year so I won't feel as disappointed if we crash and burn again
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Doesn't matter
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SportsJunkie checking it. Lets Get it


SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!
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GO PACK GO, starting to listen to ESPN Milwaukee everyday to get back in the swing of things. Once season starts I'd recommend everyone listen to Tuesday's with Aaron by Jason Wilde.


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Packers punter competition impacts Mason Crosby too

By ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Tim Masthay doesn't retain the Green Bay Packers' punting job, kicker Mason Crosby's life will change too.

Masthay has been Crosby's holder on field goals and extra points since 2010. So far in training camp, Crosby has made all 10 of his kicks with Masthay holding. However, with Masthay’s competitor for the punting job, Cody Mandell, as the holder, Crosby is just 4-of-8.

During the second field goal period of camp on Monday, Crosby had a 33-yarder blocked (by Datone Jones) and missed a 50-yarder wide left -- both with Mandell on the hold, although Crosby refused to blame either one on the hold.

"I think it's just the fact that Tim and I have worked together going on six years, and Cody and I just have limited reps," Crosby said. "We're working through some of that. Today, I thought was a better day all around. The longer one looked like it went right over the post. It was close."

Special teams coach Ron Zook adjusted the kicking pattern from the first day, when each holder handled two kicks in a row. On Monday, they alternated on every kick.

"For me, I kind of liked how it went today switching back and forth on every one," Crosby said. "I didn't look at who's holding. I just kind of have to look at the ball, where it's placed and just do my process. Can't really worry about all that stuff."

The Packers signed Mandell shortly after last season, when Masthay turned in the lowest net average (37.0 yards) of his career.

The punting competition is in its infancy. On Monday, Masthay had three punts. The first was a 45-yarder with 3.8 seconds of hang time followed by his worst punt of camp so far, a 30-yarder with just 3.0 seconds of hang time. He rebounded with a towering 43-yarder that hung for 5.0 seconds. Mandell's two punts were 47 yards (4.6 seconds) and 52 yards (4.2 seconds).


Notes on Randall, Rollins, Hundley, Perry, Sitton and Abbrederis:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
First-round pick Damarious Randall picked off Aaron Rodgers in the end zone to give the defense the win in the first two-minute drill of camp. On first-and-goal from the 8-yard line with 28 seconds left, Rodgers was going for Davante Adams, but Randall made the diving interception. The offense won the second try with backup quarterback Scott Tolzien. He threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Myles White over cornerback LaDarius Gunter.

Second-round pick Quinten Rollins practiced for the first time. He missed the first three practices because of a hamstring that landed him on the non-football injury list to start camp. The cornerback was on a limited snap count.

After a slow start, fifth-round pick Brett Hundley had his best showing so far. Hundley made a pair of impressive throws in the red-zone period. He hit Jeff Janis for a 6-yard touchdown on a fade route, then threw a 3-yard touchdown to Ty Montgomery. "He just needs reps," McCarthy said of Hundley. "I think he definitely has improved from the OTAs to this point, and that's what you’re looking for."

Outside linebacker Nick Perry didn't show any ill effects from missing the entire offseason program because of shoulder surgery during the one-on-one drill. He came back to beat starting left tackle David Bakhtiari with a power move after Bakhtiari blocked him on their first rep.

Left guard Josh Sitton didn't take any of the one-on-one reps, but he returned to the team periods after skipping those the last two practices.

McCarthy said receiver Jared Abbrederis (concussion) has improved, but did not offer a timetable for his return. Others who missed practice were receiver Adrian Coxson (concussion), receiver Ricky Collins (heel), running back John Crockett (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (knee), guard Matt Rotheram (ankle) and outside linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen).

I really want Abbrederis to make the team, I think if he can avoid injury he will be a good contributor for years to come. We have a plethora of WR's though and he already suffered a concussion tired.gif But the fact they kept him after his ACL injury last year must mean something
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John Fox “can’t predict” when Kevin White will practice

Posted by Josh Alper on August 3, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

The Bears are five practices into training camp and they’ve yet to have their first-round pick on the field for any of them.

Wide receiver Kevin White landed on the physically unable to perform list to open up his first professional camp and there’s no timetable at this point for when his shin injury will be healed enough for him to begin working with the team. Coach John Fox said Monday that he’s looking at White’s absence as a “day-to-day” proposition, but after six weeks of dealing with the injury he “can’t predict” when White will be well enough to join his teammates.

“I think he’s making headway,” Fox said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “Like I said, he was on the shelf for six weeks. His conditioning level [and] soft tissue has built him back to have a chance to come back and play.”

Last year, Odell Beckham missed the entire preseason for the Giants while dealing with a hamsting injury and then missed four regular season games before having a rookie year for the ages. Repeating Beckham’s exploits is too much to ask, but the Bears hope for impactful contributions to their offense after a shorter absence from their rookie wideout.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/03/john-fox-cant-predict-when-kevin-white-will-practice/
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Oh boy O Boy. Kevin White on PUP List.
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Priefer enjoys his week as second-best special teams coach in Mankato

Mark Craig, Star Tribune

For a week or so, Mike Priefer doesn’t mind being the second best special teams coach in Mankato.

That’s because he’s got a soft spot for the top dog in that department: Chuck Priefer, former Packers, Chargers and Lions special teams coach, not to mention the 74-year-old father and best friend of Mike Priefer.

“I like to work him, make sure he is coming here and he’s not going to eat for free,” Mike joked Monday when asked about his father’s annual visit to Mankato. “He’s going to make sure we are working him. He does a great job obviously; his experience is invaluable to me. He is my father; he was the best man in my wedding. We are very, very close.

“Just his experience and his knowledge, I tease him all the time that he’s forgotten more football than I know and a lot of times it’s true. He helps us with the specialist, we watch tape together and different ideas we swap back and forth. He’s a great mentor for me.”

The two also talk by phone during the season.

“We’ll chat every now and then,” Mike said. “He understands our schedule. I think the best time, when he was coaching in Detroit and it was my first coordinating job in Kansas City, we would talk for about an hour every Tuesday, just swapping ideas.

“He would have a chance to watch my tape, I would watch his tape and we would swap ideas and talk about different teams and personnel. Even now, he’ll get a chance, he’s the biggest Vikings fan out there, and so he will watch out games and critique us a little bit and try to help me out.”

Chuck coached 30 seasons, including 17 in the NFL. Mike is gaining on him heading into his 22nd season overall, 14th in the NFL and fifth with the Vikings.

So, did they ever stand on opposite sidelines on game day?

“One time,” Mike said. “I was the assistant special teams coach of the New York Giants and he was the special teams coordinator for the Lions. It was in Giants Stadium and I don’t want to tell you who won.”

It was in the early 2000s. Chuck’s Lions won.

“That game was really hard on my wife,” Chuck said.

The family met for dinner the night before at Chuck’s hotel.

“My mom wouldn’t tell us who she was going to root for until that night,” Mike said. “Finally, she said, ‘I’ve thought it over and I have to root for our paycheck. My own mother didn’t root for me.”

Mike was joking. Chuck laughed as his son put a hand on dad’s shoulder and joined in.


http://www.startribune.com/priefer-enjoys-his-week-as-second-best-special-teams-coach-in-mankato/320616422/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
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That's a Hope Solo profile-esque piece on a guy that once said in a special teams meeting that 'they should send all the f's [gay slur] to an island and nuke it.'
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Eddie Lacy dropped out of practice with 'foot soreness'; McCarthy said no update on Clay Matthews, who has missed practice the past two days

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On Monday, it was Clay Matthews. On Tuesday, it was Eddie Lacy. Two days and two star players dropped out of Green Bay Packers training camp.

Unlike Matthews, who didn't practice at all Monday because of knee soreness, Lacy's problem actually occurred during practice. He dropped out late in the session and did not return with what coach Mike McCarthy said afterward was a sore foot.

James Starks finished the practice in Lacy's place with the No. 1 offense.

"Eddie had some foot soreness," McCarthy said. "They just pulled him out there near the end."

The Packers were careful this offseason not to overwork Lacy in practice, but when training camp opened last week, Lacy took his usual workload.

The Packers could be thin at running back if Lacy is out for any extended period of time. Rookie John Crockett (ankle) remains on the physically unable to perform list, leaving Starks, Rajion Neal and Alonzo Harris as the only other available backs.

McCarthy said he had no update on Matthews, who also did not practice Tuesday. Matthews spent the early portion of practice inside the Don Hutson Center in rehabilitation before coming out to watch the second half.

The Packers do not practice Wednesday. They have meetings but will not be on the field again until Thursday morning.

http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/21947/eddie-lacy-drops-out-of-packers-practice
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Lions fan checking in. Lions gotta play 2nd place teams in the other divisions in the NFC east and south and gotta play all the NFC west man its gonna be tough.. But i like caldwell. He'll get us to the playoffs. Then thats where i question him a bit. Lets just stay healthy and it will be a good year for the Lions
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Go Lions

Losing Suh sucks but I expect Ngata be a solid replacement. He can't rush the QB like Suh but we should still be good against the run

Hopefully Ansah takes that leap into an elite DE this year

Slay could possibly step up as one of the better CBs this year too

Need Ebron to step up as the 3rd option behind Calvin and Tate

O-Line can't be any worst then last year
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Just like it is damn near every season.


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