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Host Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and PackersNews.com keep fans up to date with news and analysis on the team.

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    • Oct 18, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 42m AVG DURATION
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    Green 19 podcast: Aaron Rodgers won't give up ownership of Chicago Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:52

    At the end of his game-clinching touchdown, QB Aaron Rodgers declared to the Soldier Field crowd, "I still own you." As far as co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood are concerned it's hard to disagree. They sift through the good, the bad and the still to be determined after the Packers' 24-14 victory.

    Green 19 podcast: Gearing up to play the Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 32:26

    The Packers may be 4-1, but they haven't played exceptionally well and heading into a showdown with the rival Chicago Bears, they're hoping to be healthier and better in the red zone on both sides of the ball. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood have updates on all the injuries and explore what has to happen for the Packers to stay on a roll.

    Green 19 podcast: In a can't-miss finish, Packers outlast the Cincinnati Bengals

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 35:28

    It took 68 minutes, but the Packers escaped Paul Brown Stadium with a 25-22 overtime victory in one of the strangest games they've won in a long time. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood try to figure out if it's a good thing the Packers are pulling out close games or it's a sign they're not clicking.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers keep going outside the organization to fill roster spots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 35:39

    With cornerback Jaire Alexander's status still in question and other injuries depleting the roster, GM Brian Gutekunst keeps looking elsewhere for replacements. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood discuss how long it will take most recent addition Jaylon Smith to get acclimated and whether he'll even find a place in defensive coordinator Joe Barry's inside linebacker rotation.

    Green 19 podcast: Are the Packers picking up steam or just catching teams at the right time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 38:25

    After getting blown out by New Orleans in the opener, the Green Bay Packers have won three straight. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood have differing opinions on what the victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday meant but agree the emergence of Randall Cobb came at the right time and the injury to CB Jaire Alexander at the wrong time.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers taking on a hungry Pittsburgh Steelers team

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 32:58

    The prize for pulling off a dramatic victory over the 49ers is a meeting with a Pittsburgh Steelers team desperate to dig out of a 1-2 hole. The Packers are flying high and co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood share their thoughts on just how good the team should be feel coming off that victory.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers, Aaron Rodgers have the last word in thrilling victory over the San Francisco 49ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 38:32

    The Green Bay Packers looked like a completely different team than the one taken to the woodshed by the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 and co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood describe what they saw Sunday night at Levi's Stadium as well as assess what the thrilling 30-28 victory means for coach Matt LaFleur and his team in the coming weeks.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers, Matt LaFleur have a lot to prove against the San Francisco 49ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 37:18

    The Packers' only victory against the San Francisco 49ers in the Matt LaFleur era was last year when they beat coach Kyle Shanahan's injury-depleted team handily. Both teams are at full strength now and after a 1-1 start, the Packers could use a signature performance that shows they will be contenders in the NFC. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood break down the match-ups, assess injuries and try to figure out if defensive coordinator Joe Barry has what it takes to slow down Shanahan's offense in this nationally televised Sunday night game at Levi's Stadium.

    Green 19 podcast: Lions win leaves many questions about Packers unanswered

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 32:33

    Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood aren't particularly impressed with the Packers' 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions and they explain why. But there were some things the Packers did that stand out and they assess whether they point to lasting improvement.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers could used a little bit of Jamaal Williams juice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 36:18

    The listless Packers sure looked like they could have used running back Jamaal Williams' enthusiasm against New Orleans. He'll be around Monday night, but he'll be wearing a Detroit Lions uniform. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood address Williams' return as well as the importance of their Week 2 matchup with their NFC North foe.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers melt down in Jacksonville

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 33:08

    In one of their worst opening losses in team history, the Packers looked like they were coming off a 4-12 season, not back-to-back NFC Championship games. Co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood try to explain all the things that went wrong in the team's 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints and figure out where they go from here.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers vs. Saints - Week 1 is finally here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 36:31

    As the Green Bay Packers prepare to open the season against the New Orleans Saints in Jacksonville, co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood analyze everything from the oppressive heat the two teams will face to what new defensive coordinator Joe Barry's defense might look like in this episode of the Green 19 podcast.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers get Za'Darius Smith back at practice, but will he play against the Saints?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 34:44

    The Packers are a very healthy team going into their season opener against the New Orleans Saints, but one player whose status remains up in the air is OLB Za'Darius Smith. He returned to practice Monday and co-hosts Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood offer their takes on whether he'll play and how the Packers are approaching their trip to Jacksonville.

    Green 19 podcast: Packers prepare to reach 53-man roster limit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 35:47

    The Green Bay Packers will have to be at the 53-man roster limit at 3 p.m. Tuesday and we take one last look at some of the decisions they'll need to make. We also say farewell to Olivia, who is moving on to greener pastures - and a different sport -- after a sterling tour at PackersNews.

    08.26.21 Who to watch in the Packers' final preseason game against the Buffalo Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 33:27

    The final preseason game is here and hosts Olivia Reiner, Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood identify players they'll be watching when the Green Bay Packers play the Buffalo Bills Saturday, just 72 hours before all NFL teams must cut their rosters to 53.

    08.22.21 We interrupt this Jordan Love preseason to bring you Kurt Benkert; is he for real?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 46:35

    Wearing lucky No. 7, free agent quarterback Kurt Benkert raised eyebrows with a strong performance against the New York Jets in Week 2. Was it a mirage or is he an NFL QB? Olivia Reiner, Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood of PackersNews.com debate the future of the young quarterback.

    08.19.21 Cautious approach costing Jordan Love some important snaps

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 31:43

    Packers coach Matt LaFleur doesn't want to risk further injury to quarterback Jordan Love's right shoulder, so he sat him out of joint practices with the New York Jets and will probably sit him out against the Jets Saturday afternoon. Ryan Wood joins co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein in assessing what the missed snaps might mean for Love.

    08.15.21 Shoulder injury puts Jordan Love's development on short hold

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 53:34

    The Packers learned a lot about QB Jordan Love in their first exhibition game, but they might not see him on the field again for a week due to a right shoulder injury he suffered on a first-half sack against the Houston Texans. Co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein welcome Ryan Wood and the three share thoughts on Love and other notable performances.

    08.13.21 The spotlight will be on Jordan Love in the Packers' preseason opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 30:59

    The Green Bay Packers open the exhibition season Saturday night against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field and while most of the attention will be on QB Jordan Love, co-hosts Tom Silverstein, Olivia Reiner and Ryan Wood identify some other players who will be worth watching.

    Green 19 podcast: Aaron Rodgers is back but has anything changed between him and the Packers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 42:27

    The dust has settled since the Aaron Rodgers press conference and training camp is underway. Host Tom Silverstein and special guest Ryan Wood assess where things stand with the Packers and Rodgers and how the first week of practice has gone.

    06.11.21 What we saw from QB Jordan Love and the Packers during minicamp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 44:19

    The Packers just completed a three-day minicamp in which Jordan Love replaced holdout quarterback Aaron Rodgers and there was a lot to see. Co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein cover Love's performance, the prospect of Rodgers returning and other hot topics coming out of the mandatory camp held at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    06.03.21 As Packers OTAs continue, Jordan Love has the chance to get comfortable with the offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 40:08

    After the fifth day of Packers OTAs, co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Ryan Wood discuss their very early observations of second-year quarterback Jordan Love and his comfort level in head coach Matt LaFleur's offense. Plus, answering listener questions about the offseason program, from offensive line combinations without left tackle David Bakhtiari to the new defensive scheme under Joe Barry.

    05.26.21 Packers kick off voluntary OTAs with notable absences and newfound opportunities

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 50:15

    The Green Bay Packers began Phase 3 of the offseason program this week, starting with voluntary organized team activities. Hosts Olivia Reiner and Ryan Wood discuss who was in attendance, who wasn't and why it matters. Plus, a discussion about Aaron Rodgers' appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter and an analysis of his comments to Kenny Mayne.

    05.13.21 Tim Boyle vs. Jordan Love in Week 2? Who knows what the 2021 Packers schedule will bring about?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 46:32

    The 2021 schedule is out, but the starting quarterbacks for the Week 1 matchup between the Packers and Saints is a mystery. It's just one unknown in what appears to be a challenging slate of games for the defending NFC North champions and co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein take a closer look as well as discuss what's knew with Aaron Rodgers and why the Packers signed quarterback Blake Bortles.

    05.02.21 In case you missed it amid all the Aaron Rodgers drama, the Packers filled some needs with nine picks in the draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 51:23

    The weekend was filled with Aaron Rodgers drama, but when it was over, the Green Bay Packers had added nine picks in the NFL Draft. Co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein address what's next with Rodgers and explain what GM Brian Gutekunst tried to accomplish with this draft class. Aaron Rodgers situation - 01:19 Draft recap and analysis - 29:50

    05.01.21 Packers may not have Aaron Rodgers this season, but that doesn't mean they won't have an A-Rod

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 39:46

    The second day of the 2021 NFL draft is over and the Packers assured themselves they'll have at least one Rodgers on the roster. Co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein have some new thoughts on Aaron Rodgers and then turn their attention to center Josh Myers and receiver Amari Rodgers, the newest members of the Packers' draft class.

    04.30.21 On same day Packers bring Georgia CB Eric Stokes into the fold, "disgruntled" quarterback Aaron Rodgers opts out

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 41:24

    On a day Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst hoped to be celebrating the arrival of first-round cornerback Eric Stokes, he found himself dealing with an unhappy Aaron Rodgers, who reportedly doesn't want to play for the Packers anymore. Co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein discuss whether the relationship between Rodgers and the team can be repaired and where Gutekunst goes from here. And, oh yeah, they took Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes with the 29th pick in the 2021 draft.

    04.22.21 How the draft might play out for the Packers and GM Brian Gutekunst

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 54:52

    The NFL draft is near and co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein break down some scenarios on how the board might fall for GM Brian Gutekunst and look at some players he might be interested in. 

    04.15.21 What positions should the Packers be focusing on in the upcoming draft?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 46:01

    The NFL draft is just two weeks away and co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein start out their draft review with the positions they think the Packers will be targeting with their 10 selections. Is a cornerback needed more than an offensive tackle? An inside linebacker more than a wide receiver? A guard more than an edge rusher? Tune in to hear their thoughts.

    04.01.21 Gutekunst bringing back his own without having to touch QB Aaron Rodgers' contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 40:14

    If the off-season continues the way it has, the Green Bay Packers won't have many new veteran faces in 2021. GM Brian Gutekunst's focus in free agency is to bring back the players who helped the team get to back-to-back NFC Championship games. Co-hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein explain Gutekunst's moves and his thinking in leaving quarterback Aaron Rodgers' contract alone.

    03.18.21 Packers keep their team together with flurry of contract maneuvers that gets them under the salary cap

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 39:14

    The Packers shaved off $24 million in cap charges in order to comply with the league cap and hosts Olivia Reiner and Tom Silverstein fill you in on how they did it and what they'll be able to do with the small amount of salary cap space they currently have.

    03.04.21 What we learned from the Packers' new coordinators and GM Brian Gutekunst

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 35:08

    02.26.21 Talking Joe Barry, J.J. Watt and an NFL off-season without a scouting combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 36:09

    02.03.21 Who will replace Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 35:39

    01.24.21 The Rodgers-LaFleur magic disappeared when the Packers needed it most

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 35:17

    01.21.21 Remembering Ted Thompson and his role in building an NFC Championship-worthy roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 40:50


    01.17.21 If the Rams No. 1 defense can't stop Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense, is there anyone who can?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 34:30

    01.14.21 Are Packers in the clear after positive COVID test?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 28:46

    01.11.21 Something has to give when Packers offense meets Rams defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 31:51

    01.07.21 Talking bye week and LeRoy Butler's Hall of Fame chances

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 33:42

    01.04.21 Packers head home for the playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 39:55

    12.31.20 Packers head to Soldier Field with NFC's No. 1 seed in mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 29:23

    12.28.20 Rookie running back AJ Dillon plows through snowy Lambeau Field in Packers' win over Titans

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 24:47

    12.24.20 Packers facing gargantuan task in stopping Titans' Derrick Henry

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 40:24

    12.20.20 Packers offense stalls in second half but emerges victorious over Panthers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2020 30:08

    12.17.20 Green 19 podcast: Packers-Panthers catch Saturday night fever

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 33:28

    12.13.20 Packers clinch North, take lead for homefield advantage in NFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 31:14

    12.10.20 It's Tavon Austin time

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 38:28

    12.06.20 Record-setting Packers offense on a roll

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 34:40

    12.4.20 So long Jim, hello Olivia, here come the Eagles

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 32:46

    11.30.20: Packers steamroll Bears to take commanding lead in NFC North

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 34:52

    The offense has rolled up 65 points and 750 yards of offense in two weeks against top-flight defenses and on Sunday the "D-Train" came alive thanks to Mitch Trubisky. Hosts Jim Owczarski and Tom Silverstein break down the Packers' 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears.

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