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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.

The Power Sweep


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    485 - What Do the Packers Do with Mason Crosby?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 28:34

    It's the bye week, so we get a second to take a breather and look around a little bit. The best way to do that is by taking a look at a few of your questions, starting with a pressing one: what do the Packers do with Mason Crosby?Check out Jon's podcasting gear guide here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/jons-podcasting-59338363SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    484 - Packers Beat Rams Before Bye

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 21:00

    The Packers make it to their bye week with a win courtesy of a great overall effort against the Rams. Here's what this game says about the Packers going into the stretch run. SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Thanksgiving Football Appetizer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 14:16

    It's a Thanksgiving appetizer to get you ready for some Turkey Day football.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    483 - Packers Dig a Big Hole and Can't Climb Out in Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 22:32

    The Packers traveled to Minnesota, dug themselves a big hole, and couldn't climb out in time to knock off a really good Vikings team. There were so many ways this game could have gone differently, but the Packers couldn't take advantage of any of them. SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    482 - Packers Visit Unusual Vikings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 32:07

    It's been a month since the Packers met an NFC North opponent, but this weekend they take on the Minnesota Vikings. At 4-5, the Vikings may not look like much, but there may be reason for caution.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    481 - Packers Shut Down and Shut Out Seattle Seahawks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 24:27

    We often say there are no style points in the box score, but you know what else you're not going to find in the box score today? Points of any kind for the Seahawks.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    480 - It's Okay to Hate the Seattle Seahawks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 17:17

    The Packers renew acquaintances this weekend with an old enemy: the Seattle Seahawks. How is it possible to dislike a team this much even when the Packers barely see them?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    479 - Why OBJ in Green Bay Might Not Be Totally Crazy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 25:37

    As if there's not enough to talk about, Odell Beckham Jr. is a free agent and reportedly has some interest in the Packers. Should that interest be mutual? I think there's a case to be made.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    478 - Packers Waste Great Defensive Performance in Loss to Chiefs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 21:39

    Our first real look at Jordan Love yielded more questions than answers, on top of handing the Packers their second loss of the season. Was he to blame, or did the second-year signal-caller even have a shot?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    477 - Guess We Gotta Talk About Aaron Rodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 25:05

    Aaron Rodgers is the biggest storyline heading into a game he's not even going to play. But what a story it is.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    475 - Shorthanded Packers Steal a Win in Arizona

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 20:45

    The Packers escaped the desert with one of the weirder, more exciting wins we've ever seen. How did they do it?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    474 - Packers Prep for a Weird and Wild Thursday Night in Arizona

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 24:15

    The Packers are set to play the Arizona Cardinals under some of the strangest circumstances we've seen in a while. Do the Packers have a chance? And what would it take to actually win?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    473 - Packers Handle Washington, But Short Week Looms

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 30:57

    The Packers again won shorthanded, taking down the Washington Football Team on their way to a 6-1 record. But with the undefeated Arizona Cardinals looming, what do we really know about the Packers?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    472 - Packers Don Throwbacks for Meeting with Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 21:11

    The Packers are throwing it back to the 1950s this weekend, which, coincidentally, feels like the last time the Washington Football Team wasn't a total disgrace. Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but you get the point.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    471 - Is the Packers' Defense Good?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 28:36

    After their Week 6 win over the Bears, the Packers are shuffling the deck chairs on defense again, cutting a corner they just signed. But here's a thought related to that: is the defense actually good?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    470 - Packers Renew Ownership of Chicago Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:54

    The Packers took care of business against the Chicago Bears and moved to 5-1 on the year. How did it go down? Let's talk about it. SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    469 - Packers Prepare to Renew Rivalry with Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 19:59

    The Packers are ready to renew their rivalry with their oldest enemies, the Chicago Bears. Who's going to step up this week and make the plays that put the Bears away?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    468 - What Are the 2021 Packers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:49

    I have one question for you: what are the Packers? And then I have another question for you: what does your answer to the first question actually mean?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    467 - Packers Survive Bengals and Themselves in Week 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 25:26

    Football is the dumbest sport, at least according to the Packers and Bengals. Did either team deserve to win? No, they didn't, but somebody had to, and it turned out to be the Packers.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    466 - Packers Prepare for Aerial Onslaught in Cincinnati

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 23:30

    Another week, another uncommon opponent. This time it's the Cincinnati Bengals, who would be a challenge for the Packers even if they'd traded for Stephon Gilmore this week.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    465 - How Will the Packers Handle Jaire Alexander's Injury?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 24:42

    The Packers might be without their best cornerback for some time. What happens if Jaire Alexander's shoulder injury lingers?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    464 - Packers Handle Steelers and Move to 3-1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 21:24

    Make it three wins in a row for the Packers, who handled a depleted Steelers team just about exactly how we thought they would.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    463 - Packers Welcome Reeling Steelers to Lambeau Field

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 19:52

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling at 1-2 and come to Green Bay with a lot of question marks. Will any answer they can offer be enough to overcome the Packers?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    462 - Stats that Explain the 2021 Packers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 22:07

    We've got three games under our belts. How are the Packers looking? Let's turn to some familiar stats for a deeper investigation into this year's team.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    461 - 37 Seconds is All Aaron Rodgers Needs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 29:11

    Aaron Rodgers only needed about 37 seconds to break the 49ers' hearts, but it took a complete game before that to make the final field goal even a possibility. Let's break down every bit of the Packers' dramatic Sunday Night Football win.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    460 - Packers Hope for Rebound Against Kneecap-Biting Lions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 31:20

    After regrouping from a disappointing Week 1 loss, the Packers welcome a team of kneecap biters to Lambeau Field for Monday Night Football. What should we expect from Dan Campbell and the Lions?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    459 - Packers Embarrass Themselves in Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 24:49

    The Packers came out in about the flattest fashion imaginable and were deservedly beaten by the Saints. What happened, why did it happen, and can it be fixed? Let's try to answer that. SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    458 - Packers Prepare for the Jacksonville Saints

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 22:18


    Enough offseason, let's have a real season. The Packers are set to travel to New Orleans to take on Drew Brees and the Saints. Wait, no. The Packers are set to travel to Jacksonville to take on Jameis Winston and the Saints. None of that sounds right.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    457 - Bobby Peters Explains the Packers Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 21:32

    We're going to learn something about the Packers' offense. And our guest should know a little bit about that, because he literally wrote the book on it. Settle in for the most in-depth look at the Packers' offense that you're going to find anywhere.Today I'm happy to welcome Bobby Peters to the program. Bobby is an absolute madman, and I mean that in the best possible way. Why do I say that? Well, Mr. Peters has written a book called The 2020 Green Bay Packers Complete Offensive Manual, and in that book he exhaustively details literally everything the Packers did on offense. I mean literally.It's a massive accomplishment, and we're happy to have Bobby with us today. Buy the Green Bay Packers Complete Offensive Manual: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Packers-Complete-Offensive-Manual/dp/B08YDB697B/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=complete+offensive+manual+packers&qid=1631095249&sr=8-1Follow Bobby Peters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/b_peters12SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    456 - Predictions and Expectations for the 2021 Packers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 32:09

    Week 1 is upon us. That means it's time to stop speculating wildly about who's going to make the final roster and start speculating wildly about how the Packers will do each and every week. Let's get to it!Predictions and Expectations (2:19)Now that we're officially into Week 1, it's time to offer some predictions on the 2021 season. How far will the Packers go? More importantly — how far should they go?Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 22 (20:32)The final chapter of Blood, Sweat and Chalk gives us an opportunity to look to the future.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    455 - How Do We Feel about Joe Barry Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 31:30

    The Packers have completed their roster and are already shuffling their practice squad. Let's hear from the man who made the moves before diving into some listener questions, including a good one about Packers' defensive coordinator Joe Barry.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    454 - Mark Beech Talks Packers History

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 29:00

    Today on Blue 58, we're lucky to be joined by Mark Beech.Mark Beech is the managing editor of The Player's Tribune and has previously worked for Sports Illustrated and other sports-focused publications.He released his book “The People's Team” in 2019, and it's as close to a comprehensive look at Packers history as we've got. He dives deep on the team's origins, its growth and how players should be appreciated within their historical context.We had the chance to talk to Mark when his book first came out and figured it was time to check in now that it's been out for a while to see what he thinks about the team's development since then. We also wanted to be sure to ask him about how the current state of the franchise compared to some previously unsettled times in the team's history, as well as where some of the bigger names on the team right now rank compared to their historical counterparts.Buy The People's Team and Mark's other works: https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Beech/e/B009F12O0Y?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000Follow Mark Beech: https://twitter.com/MarkBeech2pt0Follow The Player's Tribune: https://twitter.com/playerstribune/SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    453 - Packers Cut to 52, Complete Initial 53-Man Roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 25:50

    The Packers have made the cuts necessary to trim their roster to 53. At least, for now. What do we make of the initial roster? And what's all this about trading for a punter?Cut day recap (00:34)The Packers aren't done shaping their roster, but we do have the initial 53-man squad to peruse.Trading for a punter (14:47)The Packers traded for punter Corey Bojorquez. Who is he and was it a good idea?Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 20 - The Double A-Gap Blitz (19:52)Tim Layden takes us for a tour of Mike Zimmer's favorite defense.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    452 - Final 53-Man Roster Prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 28:00

    Except for a preseason game, training camp is all but over. So as we wait for kickoff, let's make one last prediction as to who's going to be on the Packers' 53-man roster.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    451 - Packers Cut to 80, Prepare for Preseason Game 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 25:58

    The Packers are through their second roster cutdown. Who's in, who's out, and what's it mean? Let's talk about it. Then, a couple of key position battles will shape the last week of training camp. Let's check in on how things are going on the defensive and offensive line.Cut Day #2 (00:38)The Packers have completed their second round of cuts. Who's in and who's out?Checking in on position battles (5:20)Among other things, the Packers are sorting through two battles, one on the defensive line, the other among their offensive counterparts. What's the latest, and who's going to win?Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 18 - The Zone Blitz (18:41)A defensive scheme with big Packers connections, the zone blitz changed the game for most of three decades.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    450 - Packers Unveil New Throwback Uniforms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 27:25

    The Packers have unveiled new uniforms and I like them, but they're driving me crazy. I'll explain why. Then, we'll get caught up on what's going on in training camp, including some high praise for Eric Stokes.The Packers have new throwbacks (00:22)A small detail about the Packers' new throwback uniforms has consumed your friendly neighborhood podcast host.Training camp updates (8:22)Royce Newman is running with the first team, Jordan Love is out for this weekend, and Eric Stokes is getting pumped up by Davante Adams.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 17 (20:11)The 46 defense powered the 1985 Bears. What made it tick?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    449 - It's the End of the Line for Josh Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 28:21

    Josh Jackson has reached the end of the road. What did the Packers get in return for their former second-round pick? We'll talk about that, in addition to catching up on what happened in the Packers' first preseason game.Cut day catchup (00:47)From Josh Jackson's exit to the return of Jake Dolegala, we run down what the Packers did on their first roster cutdown.Recapping the Packers' first preseason game (9:08)Jordan Love was solid, the offensive line was rough, and the Packers fell to the Texans. What does it all mean?Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 17 - The Cover 2 (20:58)We finally get a look at some defense. How did the Cover 2 come to be?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    448 - Is This the Best Packers Offense Since 2011?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 24:56

    You've seen that famous Sports Illustrated cover featuring Aaron Rodgers and all his talented pass catchers. That group powered the Packers to a 15-1 record and helped Rodgers win his first MVP. What if this year's offense is even better?Training camp roundup (00:40)A bunch of guys returned to the field for the Packers this week, including Za'Darius Smith.Is this year's offense the deepest since 2011? (10:06)A listener question prompts a look back at one of the most prolific offenses in Packers history.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 15 (16:16)The spread option gets a look, and it should be familiar to Packers fans.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    447 - Cody Alexander

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 26:48

    Becoming a smarter football fan involves talking to smart people, and we've got a good one on today's episode. Settle in, put on your thinking caps, and get ready to learn some great stuff about the state of modern defense.Buy Cody's books: https://www.amazon.com/Cody-Alexander/e/B073TT9SDN?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3&qid=1628627112&sr=8-3Subscribe to Match Quarters on Substack: https://matchquarters.substack.com/Read his recent articles about the Vic Fangio/Brandon Staley defense: https://matchquarters.substack.com/p/the-fangio-philosophy-pt-1https://matchquarters.substack.com/p/the-fangio-philosophy-pt-2Follow Cody on Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Coach_ADonate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    446 - Packers Training Camp Roster Prediction 1.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 29:48

    With the Packers' first preseason game just days, it's time to start speculating as to who's going to be on the final 53-man roster. Who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble. We've got it all for you right here.Recapping recent storylines (1:24)From Devin Funchess to Jordan Love, let's catch up on the Packers' big storylines from training camp.What's the outlook for Rashan Gary in 2021? (6:46)A listener question prompts a look into what's in store for the 2019 first-round pick.Roster prediction 1.0 (10:29)Time to make the first of two roster predictions for the 2021 season.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 14 - The BYU Air Raid (22:39)It may seem counterintuitive, but BYU has some big connections to the Packers, especially via its Air Raid offense.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    445 - Preparing for the Packers' First Preseason Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 24:55

    The Packers are about a week away from their first preseason game. What should we be watching for? I'll tell you what's at the top of my list.News and notes from training camp (00:49)Josiah Deguara is back and the Packers have a couple of new players. Let's catch up on what's happened in camp.Link to Patreon piece about Packers fullbacks: https://www.patreon.com/posts/how-are-packers-41906462What should we be watching in the first preseason game? (11:36)A little over a week from now, the Packers will be buckling down for their first preseason game. Here's what I'll be watching.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 13 (17:02)The one-back spread is our topic of conversation in Chapter 13 of Blood, Sweat and Chalk.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    444 - What Training Camp Storylines Should We Trust?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 28:23

    Training camp is underway and already interesting storylines are beginning to emerge. But the pads have barely been on, and we haven't even seen a preseason game. How do we decide what stories are worth following and what's summertime fluff?Catching up on training camp storylines (00:25)Who's turning heads in camp? Who's already calling it quits?What storylines are actually worth following? (11:07)It's the struggle of training camp: what's worth following and what's not? Blood, Sweat and Chalk - The Spread Offense (17:35)Tim Layden turns his attention to the spread offense.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    443 - Does Aaron Rodgers Have a Point?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 31:38


    Packers training camp is officially underway and there is no shortage of storylines to track. But the biggest one is Aaron Rodgers. He shared everything that was on his mind and then some. What should we make of it?Aaron Rodgers recap (1:09)Aaron Rodgers was going to make headlines no matter what he did at the start of training camp, but he made them for some very interesting reasons. Davante Adams and Randall Cobb (20:00)The Packers have one receiver who wants to be the highest-paid pass catcher in the league and another who's just happy to be here.Dennis Kelly and Juwann Winfree (25:16)Two fairly new faces are turning heads on Packers camp. What should we know about Dennis Kelly and Juwann Winfree?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    442 - Aaron Rodgers is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 29:21

    Aaron Rodgers has ended his summer standoff with the Packers and will apparently be the team's starting quarterback this season. What should we make of the situation and what should we think about what's coming next?Aaron Rodgers is back (00:43)The summer of our discontent is over. What did we learn?Randall Cobb is coming, too (maybe?) (21:09)The Packers are picking up Randall Cobb as a part of Rodgers' return. What can he bring to the Packers?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    441 - Packers Have Talent but Questionable Depth at Corner and Safety

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 31:06

    We're wrapping up our tour of the Packers with a look at their defensive backs, and there are some similarities between corner and safety. Both positions have some high-end talent, but some big questions about depth.Cornerbacks (00:31)The Packers have some promising bodies and some big question marks at corner. Does potential win out over inconsistency?Safeties (15:26)The Packers might have the best starting safety duo in the league. What do they have beyond that, though?Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 11 (22:16)Zone blocking is as old as football itself, but of all the things addressed in the book so far, it might have the biggest impact on the modern Packers.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    440 - Packers Have Options at Linebacker, But Are They Good Options?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 25:06


    The Packers are in a bit of an odd situation: they have a bunch of pretty viable linebackers on the roster. Are any of them good? Well...that's a different question.Adam Schefter offers no new details on Aaron Rodgers (1:04)ESPN's preeminent NFL reporter dropped a noteworthy tweet on the Packers' quarterback Tuesday, but he had very little to say.Packers linebackers are plentiful but mysterious (6:21)Here's an odd situation: the Packers have a lot of options at linebacker. Are any of them good, though?Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 10 (20:42)The Blue 58 Book Club continues with a look at Chapter 10 of Blood, Sweat and Chalk and what it has to say about one of the most famous plays in college football history.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    439 - Thoughts on the Packers Defensive Line and Edge Rushers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 30:16

    The Packers have some noteworthy big bodies on the defensive line and some noteworthy names at edge rusher. What should we expect from these guys this season?Previewing the defensive line (00:40)The Packers have had question marks on the defensive line for years now, and they don't appear to be letting up now.Previewing the Packers EDGE rushers (11:56)The Packers' edge rusher depth chart is a bit top-heavy, but there's still reason for optimism.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 9 - The Power Sweep (19:14)Tim Layden takes us on a tour of Vince Lombardi's signature play: the power sweep. As you might guess, we've got a few things to say about that.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    438 - Offensive Line a Strength with Questions for Packers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 27:11

    The Packers have a strong offensive line in general, but there are more than a few question marks, too. Will it end up being an asset to the team, or will they have to keep dumping resources into fixing it?Setting expectations for the offensive line (00:22)The Packers have a very good offensive line, but there are some question marks out there too.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 8 (18:45)Tim Layden takes us on a whirlwind tour of the legendary West Coast offense, which still affects the Packers today.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    437 - Packers Wide Receivers and Tight Ends Need More Contributors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 26:27

    No matter who the Packers' quarterback is, the Packers will have an abundance of pass catchers on the field pretty much at all times. But having a lot of guys who can catch the ball is one thing. Having good ones? That's something else entirely.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    436 - Which Packers Running Back Will Step Up in 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 26:41

    Our 2021 season preview continues with a look at the Packers' running backs, which might be the most topheavy position group on the roster right now. Setting expectations for running backs (2:17)The Packers return two high-profile running backs, but there are more opportunities to be had. Who will step up and take them? And will Dexter Williams somehow survive into a third season in Green Bay?Why every Packers specialist is facing competition (10:59)The Packers have roster battles at kicker, punter, and long snapper, but not every battle is created equally.Blood, Sweat and Chalk - Chapter 6 (18:34)After a few weeks of discussing running concepts, Blood, Sweat and Chalk takes us into the passing game with a look at one of the most influential people in football history: Don Coryell.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    435 - What Can We Expect from the Packers' Quarterbacks in 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 24:10

    The Packers have one thing going for them at quarterback right now: they've got a lot of them. How do we sort through what to expect from these guys? That's exactly what we're going to talk through today.SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate 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/thepowersweepBuy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.https://teespring.com/stores/the-power-sweep-3Leave us a 5-Star Review on iTunes - It helps more people find the show! 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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