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Blue 58 - A Packers Podcast

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A Packers podcast committed helping you become a smarter fan. Former WTMJ newscaster Jon Meerdink goes beyond the headlines in Blue 58, bringing you a unique, upbeat perspective on everything Green Bay Packers. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A Packers podcast committed helping you become a smarter fan. Former WTMJ newscaster Jon Meerdink goes beyond the headlines in Blue 58, bringing you a unique, upbeat perspective on everything Green Bay Packers. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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A Packers podcast committed helping you become a smarter fan. Former WTMJ newscaster Jon Meerdink goes beyond the headlines in Blue 58, bringing you a unique, upbeat perspective on everything Green Bay Packers. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Episodes

400 - Jaire Alexander Arrives, Kevin King Departs for Packers Corners in 2020

2/26/2021
The Packers have one really great corner and a bunch of uncertainty. How did that reality shape their 2020 season? And are they going to be forced to take another defensive back early? Celebrating 400 episodes (00:25) On this, the 400th episode of Blue 58, we pause to celebrate for a moment. Thanks for letting us continue to make this show. Recapping cornerbacks in 2020 (5:05) Jaire Alexander was really good, yes. What about the other Packers cornerbacks? Making predictions for the 2021...

Duration:00:26:21

399 - Packers Wide Receivers Were Pretty Good in 2020

2/24/2021
It was a foregone conclusion that the Packers were going to take a receiver in last spring’s draft...and then the draft came and went with no receivers coming off the board. So what became of that position group in 2020? Recapping the Packers’ 2020 wide receivers (00:43) After not making a big move at receiver all offseason, the Packers’ wide receivers were mostly fine in 2020, but it’s hard not to wonder if the unit couldn’t have used more depth. Listener questions on wide receivers...

Duration:00:25:04

398 - Packers Edge Rushers Regress, Safeties Struggle with Depth

2/19/2021
Our position-by-position review turns to defense. The Packers’ edge rushers powered much of the team’s success in 2019, and their slower 2020 was a big part of the defense’s step backward. What’s the outlook there? Then, the Packers safeties were caught between a bit of a rock and a hard place playing a difficult scheme with little depth. Could that change in 2021? Some thoughts about the salary cap (00:41) For nearly a year, people have hemmed and hawed about the salary cap, but maybe we...

Duration:00:27:49

397 - Should the Packers Sign J.J. Watt?

2/17/2021
J.J. Watt is a free agent. The Packers could use some help on the defensive line. Everybody’s connecting the dots. Does it make sense? Let’s talk about it, then review our predictions for the 2020 season. Are J.J. Watt and the Packers a match made in Wisconsin? J.J. Watt is a free agent. J.J. Watt is from Wisconsin. The Packers need help on the defensive line. The Packers play in Wisconsin. The math seems to check out. Is a Wisconsin connection meant to be? Reviewing our 2020...

Duration:00:23:09

396 - Reviewing the Packers' Quarterbacks in 2020

2/12/2021
It’s time to start our review of every Packers player from 2020. First up are the quarterbacks. Did the Packers have any noteworthy storylines there last year? How did the Packers' quarterbacks do in 2020? From Aaron Rodgers to Jordan Love, the Packers' quarterbacks certainly weren't boring in 2020. Were they any good? (Yes, duh, obviously.) And how will this position group look going into 2021? What would it take to trade Aaron Rodgers? Look, the Packers aren't trading Aaron Rodgers....

Duration:00:27:13

395 - Joe Barry is the Packers' New Defensive Coordinator

2/10/2021
It’s Joe Barry. The Packers have made their pick for Mike Pettine’s replacement, and it’s two-time former defensive coordinator Joe Barry. He wasn’t Matt LaFleur’s first choice, and it doesn’t seem like he was any Packers fan’s first choice either. So what do we make of Barry? And how will he change things in Green Bay? Assessing the Joe Barry hire The Packers have made their pick. How did we get here? What will Joe Barry’s scheme bring to the Packers? Matt LaFleur hired Joe Barry...

Duration:00:25:52

394 - Will Changing Defensive Coordinators Really Help the Packers?

2/5/2021
The Packers are currently without a defensive coordinator, but while they wait to make a hire, let’s take a second and talk about their last one. How did Mike Pettine do in his last year on the job? Assessing Mike Pettine’s final year in Green Bay (1:10) Mike Pettine’s last season in Green Bay ended in disappointment. Is there a chance that’s exactly the same feeling Packers fans will experience next year with a new coordinator at the helm? Listener questions (14:39) Taking listener...

Duration:00:24:53

393 - Matt LaFleur Sorts Through Nine Defensive Coordinator Options

2/3/2021
The Packers have started the process of replacing Mike Pettine, which means it’s time for Matt LaFleur to shine. How will he handle the hiring process, and, more importantly, who will end up as the Packers’ next defensive coordinator? Then, we’ll evaluate Matt LaFleur himself before revisiting what’s probably my most controversial take on this podcast: was drafting Jordan Love really indefensible? Evaluating the Packers' nine choices at defensive coordinator (1:02) The Packers are talking...

Duration:00:41:10

392 - Packers Promote Maurice Drayton to Special Teams Coordinator

1/29/2021
The Packers have answered one big offseason coaching question, sending Shawn Mennenga packing and replacing him with Maurice Drayton. Will that be enough to save the Packers’ not-so-special special teams? And what’s the deal with Mike Pettine? SUPPORT BLUE 58 Donate to our Patreon - For as little as $1 per month, you can access Patreon-only content and get access to our private Discord server. https://www.patreon.com/thepowersweep Buy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting...

Duration:00:22:45

391 - How the Invisible Hand of Mark Murphy Shapes the Packers

1/27/2021
One of the most important figures on the Packers barely does anything in public, but he has a huge impact on the team. Let’s talk about Mark Murphy and his three-year-old restructuring of the Packers. Lasting questions about the NFC Championship (2:30) Now that we've all had some time to cool off, there are some lingering questions about the NFC Championship game How Mark Murphy shapes the Packers (15:29) Mark Murphy rarely makes public comments about the Packers, but he plays a huge...

Duration:00:27:14

390 - 2020 Packers Season Ends In Heartbreak

1/25/2021
Well, that happened. The Packers came up short in their bid to make the Super Bowl, and now the questions will begin. Should Mike Pettine be fired? Should Sean Mennenga go with him? What does this loss mean for Aaron Rodgers' legacy? Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:27:17

389 - What the Packers Need to do to Beat the Buccaneers

1/22/2021
The Packers are nearing their NFC Championship game showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What do they have to do to get to another Super Bowl? It’s pretty clear. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:45

388 - What's Changed Since the Packers' Meltdown in Tampa?

1/20/2021
The Packers have an epic rematch in the works for this weekend. A chance to play in the Super Bowl hangs in the balance. Can the Packers avenge their worst loss of 2020? Well, yes they can. All they have to do is take down Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Simple, right? Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:16

387 - Packers Beat Rams to Advance to NFC Championship Game

1/17/2021
The Packers thoroughly dismantled the Los Angeles Rams, moving them within one game of the Super Bowl. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:22:04

Packers History Special: The Deep Roots of the 2010 Playoff Beatdown in Atlanta

1/15/2021
On January 15, 2011, the Green Bay Packers smoked the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round on their way to a Super Bowl victory. But two months earlier, the Packers had come up short in Atlanta, losing 20-17 on a last-second field goal. Bitter as that loss may have been, it set the stage for what would come in the playoffs. In this special episode of Blue 58, hear how three key figures of the Packers' playoff win learned from their regular-season loss, came back stronger than ever, and...

Duration:00:16:07

386 - Packers Prepare for Playoff Showdown with Los Angeles Rams

1/15/2021
It’s playoff time, and the Packers are finally set to welcome the Los Angeles Rams to Green Bay. Can the Packers take down one of the NFL’s truly elite defenses? Can they keep another coach from the Shanahan tree from running all over them? It’s time to find out. Like what you're hearing? Share this episode with someone you think would love it! Want to support Blue 58? Join us at patreon.com/thepowersweep to support the show and get access to bonus content, including our private Discord...

Duration:00:21:37

385 - What Can We Learn from the Rams' Losses in 2020?

1/13/2021
The Los Angeles Rams are a formidable opponent. They’re also the only remaining playoff team in either conference with more than five losses on their regular-season record, so it’s not like they’re invincible. What can we learn from those losses? Patreon Announcements (00:40) We’ve recently had opportunities to include more advertising on Blue 58, but we’re committing to being ad free. To pull that off, we need your help. Join us at patreon.com/thepowersweep Jared Veldheer is back...

Duration:00:19:51

384 - The Biggest Packers Stories of 2020

1/8/2021
The Packers are bringing fans to Lambeau, the Falcons are trying to bring Nathaniel Hackett to Atlanta, and we’re taking a look back at 2020 month by month. Sounds like a pretty busy bye week to me! The Packers are letting fans into Lambeau Field (1:37) 6,000 fans will be in attendance for the Packers' divisional round game. Nathaniel Hackett gets an interview (3:00) The Packers' offensive coordinator got an interview for the Atlanta Falcons head coaching job. That's a big deal for both...

Duration:00:32:11

383 - How to Evaluate Kenny Clark

1/6/2021
Kenny Clark is the highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL and one of the very best players on the Packers. What makes him great and, more importantly, how do you find it? Evaluating Kenny Clark and the Defensive Line (4:22) Kenny Clark is one of the best players on the Packers. He’s also one of the hardest to evaluate. How do fans sort through the weeds and see his real impact? Advanced Stats Part 1 (18:17) NFL media is swimming in advanced stats in 2021. What’s good, what isn’t, and...

Duration:00:32:09

382 - Packers Beat Bears, Earn NFC's Top Seed

1/4/2021
The Packers did what they needed to do to beat the feisty Bears and locked up the NFC’s top seed in the process. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:21