Category Archives: The Scoop with Chris Havel

Packers’ Love says he will be ready Week 1

By Chris Havel Second-year quarterback takes vast majority of reps during minicamp GREEN BAY, Wis. – Fourteen months after the Packers traded up to draft him in the first round, Jordan Love finally had a chance during last week’s mandatory minicamp to show what he can do on the field. The reviews were mixed, which

Packers’ Murphy says fans split on Rodgers

By Chris Havel Suggestion that the less said publicly the better is merely a stall tactic to buy time GREEN BAY, Wis. – Mark Murphy has it right as long as he sticks to it. The Packers’ president wrote in his monthly fan newsletter on the team’s website that Aaron Rodgers’ situation has “divided our

Packers’ QB Love seizing opportunity

By Chris Havel While Rodgers drama carries on, 2020 top pick Jordan Love gobbling up reps GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers traded up in the first round of the 2020 draft to select Jordan Love because they projected his talent and potential to be that of an upper-echelon NFL starting quarterback. The key words

Packers’ top pick ‘stoked’ to be here

By Chris Havel Georgia CB Eric Stokes headlines Green Bay’s defensive draft class GREEN BAY, Wis. – It has been 20 months and 20 days since a fired up Aaron Rodgers informed NBC’s Michele Tafoya, “We have a defense!” The Packers had just defeated the Chicago Bears, 10-3, in their Thursday night 2019 season-opener at

Packers’ rookie camp offers glimpse of talent

By Chris Havel Green Bay’s offense got a slot receiver, trio of offensive linemen to build depth GREEN BAY, Wis. -In the aftermath of Green Bay’s 2021 NFL draft, the reality is the Packers’ top-ranked offense has a chance to be even more explosive this season. That lofty goal became a possibility when Green Bay

Prime-time darlings: National eye on Pack

By Chris Havel NFL schedule reflects belief Green Bay will be incredibly interesting in 2021 GREEN BAY, Wis. -Aaron Rodgers’ parting gift, should he fail to play for the Packers this season, is a tough-as-nails first-place schedule with the fourth-highest degree of difficulty in the league. Packers fans knew the opponents before the NFL released

Packers’ picks excite fans on long weekend

By Chris Havel Rodgers’ draft-day drama casts pall over event while GM forges ahead GREEN BAY, Wis. – By now Packers fans are painfully aware of reports that Aaron Rodgers intends to pull the plug in Green Bay. It is lights out, show’s over, sayonara and all that nonsense. If he does return – and

Packers fans stunned Rodgers wants out

By Chris Havel Draft-day drama casts pall over event, renders Stokes selection an afterthought GREEN BAY, Wis. – Welcome to Purgatory, heretofore known as Titletown, USA, a place where revenge is indeed a dish best served cold, and Packers fans are left to languish as the blame game usurps football. Aaron Rodgers’ premeditated hijacking of

Packers trading Love to Patriots has merit

By Chris Havel Green Bay also could target WFT’s 19th pick to move up and take a cornerback GREEN BAY, Wis. – Brian Gutekunst’s decision to trade up for quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL draft may prove to be one of the shrewdest investments in Green Bay’s draft history. That can happen one