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PFT’s 2014 season predictions

Every year, we on the PFT staff offers our predictions for how the upcoming season will unfold. Every year, many of you tell us we’re idiots, primarily because we don’t have your favorite team in the playoffs. One person who can’t be called an idiot is Josh Alper, who last year correctly predicted that the…

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PFT Live: How will Julius Peppers mesh with Packers’ defense?

The Packers are set to kick off the NFL season vs. the Seahawks and Tyler Dunne from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joins the show to update the health of a few banged up key players, Julius Peppers’ evolving role on the defense and more.

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PFT Live 09/03: Tyler Dunne, Vic Lombardi

Mike Florio Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the Packers revisiting the Fail Mary game this Thursday against the Seahawks to kickoff the season. Then, Florio chats with Vic Lombardi of CBS4 Denver about Wes Welker being suspended for the first 4 games of the season for violating the substance abuse policy.    …

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James Jones on Derek Carr: I call him a mini Aaron Rodgers

When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in college at Cal, his head coach was Jeff Tedford. Derek Carr didn’t play for Tedford, but his older brother David did when he was at Fresno State. That gave the Raiders rookie quarterback a chance to do drills with Tedford as a youngster and the two men worked together…

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PFT Live: Packers talk with Tyler Dunne, Broncos talk with Vic Lombardi

The days have melted away and we find ourselves with a little more than 24 hours to kill before we have football back in full force. The Packers will be in Seattle to kick off the season and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will join Mike Florio on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live from…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Said Bills LB Kiko Alonso of rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee, “It stinks. But you’ve just got to be optimistic about it and keep grinding. Because if you do everything you need to do in you rehab, it’ll come back stronger.” Dolphins WR Mike Wallace on matching up with Patriots CB Darrelle Revis: “He’s…

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Bruce Irvin on Packers rookie center Corey Linsley: “I’m gonna pray for him”

Rookie Corey Linsley will get the start at center for the Green Bay Packers in Thursday night’s season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. The fifth-round pick out of Ohio State will get the call due to a knee injury to starter J.C. Tretter that will keep him out for the start of the regular season.…

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Five questions: Seattle Seahawks

The defending Super Bowl champions are quickly closing in on the start of their 2014 season Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks were able to keep most of their young core in place this offseason and were able to sign Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin to contract extensions…

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PFT Live: Seahawks talk with Curtis Crabtree, PFT Planet calls and tweets

We’re a little more than 48 hours away from the start of the 2014 season and PFT Live is your spot for everything you need to know about the Packers and Seahawks ahead of the season opener. We’ll start things off on Tuesday with a visit from Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR Radio in…

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Greetings from Seattle

Football really starts this week.  And PFT is on the scene in Seattle for the Thursday night opener against the Packers and Seahawks. Which means that I had to muster the nerve, fueled by something strong enough to power a jet engine, to walk into a plane (actually, two of them) and to make the…

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Randall Cobb to balance punt return duties again this year

The Packers would love to not have to use Randall Cobb on punt returns. But they haven’t found anyone better to do it. According to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, special teams coach Shawn Slocum said Cobb and Micah Hyde are the options, and Cobb’s first on the depth chart for a reason. Before…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Does it matter that QB EJ Manuel isn’t a Bills captain? Jarvis Landry is in line for first crack at returner duties with the Dolphins. Sebastian Vollmer is ready to play anywhere the Patriots want him. Jets coach Rex Ryan took issue with the notion that the team gave up on WR Stephen Hill. Rookie…

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Five questions: Green Bay Packers

Since winning the Super Bowl to cap the 2010 season, the Packers have made it back to the playoffs three straight years.  But they haven’t made it past the divisional round. The ability to consistently contend is a testament to franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  The inability to get with a game of the Super Bowl…

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Seahawks players, coaches rave about Russell Wilson

As the first game of the 2014 regular season approaches, the notion that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will make a major step forward in his third NFL season seems to be catching plenty of momentum, especially in light of his performance in the preseason. Two of his high-profile teammates definitely believe in Russell.  As do…

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Earl Thomas will return punts for Seahawks

The first time the Seahawks force the Packers to punt on Thursday night, one of the best defensive players in the NFL won’t leave the field. Instead, safety Earl Thomas will drop a little deeper than usual and wait to catch the ball.  Then run with it. Coach Pete Carroll made the disclosure to reporters…

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