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Blue 58 - A Packers Podcast

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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115 - Aaron Rodgers Does It Again, Beats 49ers

The Packers got their feel-good win going into the bye, and boy did it feel good. Should it have needed to be this way….eh...maybe not. But let’s break it down anyway. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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84 - The 15 Most Important Moves of the Brian Gutekunst Era

Brian Gutekunst has been the general manager of the Packers for six months. There have been cuts, signings, trades, a draft, and more. What do we make of what he’s done so far? Let’s take a look. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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137 - Joe Philbin is a Serious Candidate

A former member of the Packers’ front office has some crucial insight on how the Packers might hire their next coach. What does Andrew Brandt tell us about the Packers’ coaching search? And where will Mike McCarthy land? Plus: why the Packers have a hard decision to make on Tramon Williams. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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89 - What Are Our Expectations for the Packers' Offense?

We’re a day late, but officially starting to look forward to the upcoming season. Who are we expecting a lot out of this year and why? Plus, big life updates that affect The Power Sweep and why I still have a special place in my heart for Madden...even though it’s bad now. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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78 - We've Cracked the Code on the Packers Draft

We think we can predict who the Packers will pick in the NFL Draft, which is only hours away. Let's do this! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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90 - What Are Our Expectations for the Packers' Defense?

We all need to take a deep breath on Aaron Rodgers’ contract. It’s going to get done. Jon Meerdink tells you why patience is a virtue worth remembering in this situation. Then, a quick look at the Packers’ revenue situation and why it’s good for the league before we wrap up talking about what we expect from whom on defense this year. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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280 - Evaluating Two Big Money Packers Positions

We’ve arrived at the Packers’ EDGE rushers and tight ends in our positional reviews. Both positions featured pretty big spending...but only one delivered big results.Packers hire an interesting QC coach (00:23)Matt LaFleur made a bit of a nontraditional hire for his offensive quality control coach. Learn more about Further reading: Long days, big dreams: The grind of a quality-control coachEDGE spending pays off in 2019 (3:36)EDGE rushers Za’Darius and Preston Smith led a reformed group in 2019.Point Three (16:06)The Packers tight ends were basically a nonfactor in 2019. How do they change that for 2020?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate to our Patreon - $1 per month offsets our podcast hosting costs.Buy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.Leave 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.

30mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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75 - When The Packers Traded for Mike Holmgren

It's Trade Week! We dive into the weird and wild history of trades in Green Bay. Plus, Jeff Janis is gone, Mike McCarthy is finally speaking his mind, and the narrative is destroying us all.  Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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126 - Week 11 Preview: Packers Face a Tough Road in Seattle

Are there too many cooks in the kitchen on the Packers offense? Could be, and it may be the reason the Packers offense is sluggish so far this year. Plus, why Aaron Rodgers is bored and why you should keep an eye on what Russell Wilson is wearing on his head on Thursday. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

14 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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158 - When Mike McCarthy Knew it Was Over

Let’s have a little offseason speculation, shall we? What if the Packers made a big splash at wide receiver? It might cut down on Aaron Rodgers’ throwaways, which we’re a big problem in 2018. We’ll take a look back at what happened there before diving back into our 2018 recap. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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174 - Will the Packers Draft a Running Back?

The Packers don’t need a running back, but they also don’t not need a running back. How do you find value at one of the NFL’s least valuable positions? That’s the challenge the Packers face in this year’s draft. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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169 - 5 Edge Rushing Prospects the Packers Should Consider

The Draft is closing in and it’s time to start taking a look at the kind of players the Packers might be interested in selecting at this time next month. But we’re doing things a bit differently this year. I’ll explain in a second. Then, the NFL lost a great one this month, and people are thinking about his departure all wrong. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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81 - Why the Packers Didn't Really Revamp Their Defense

The Packers revamped their defense this offseason...or did they? Let’s take a second and break down where the defense stands after free agency, the draft, undrafted free agency, and a month of speculation. Let’s speculate some more, shall we? Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

16 May 2018

Rank #13

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148 - The LaFleur Era Begins

Matt LaFleur has made his first moves as the Packers head coach, answering a bunch of questions from local media while getting interrupted a bunch by Mark Murphy. Now that we’ve had some time to sort all this out, what do we think of Matt LaFleur? And what does the new head coach need to do next? Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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181 - Evaluating the Packers 2019 UDFAs

The 2019 undrafted free agent class is here...sort of. We sort through the reports and rumors to bring you takes on this year’s group of unknown potential stars. Who’s going to come out of nowhere and make the roster this year? Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

1 May 2019

Rank #15

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265 - Four New Year's Resolutions for Brian Gutekunst

The decisions Brian Gutekunst makes this offseason will have a huge impact on the team in 2020 and beyond. Here are four resolutions he should make to guide his process. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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145 - The Coaching Carousel Begins to Spin

The 2018 season already feels like a distant memory as the Packers dive headlong into their coaching search. With two interviews already done and more on the way, let’s try to separate the contenders from the pretenders all while wondering if the Packers are somehow taking too long already. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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264 - 14 Thoughts About the Packers' Win Over the Lions

Your Green Bay Packers won’t be playing in the wildcard round thanks to a Week 17 win over the Lions. It sure wasn’t pretty, but they got it done when it mattered most. Let’s discuss. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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286 - Evaluating a Deep, Strong Wide Receiver Class

Now that most of the NFL Combine testing is over, we can start diving into previewing positions in the NFL Draft. Why not head straight for the deep end? Let’s take on one of the deepest positions in the draft: wide receiver.Vote in our book club poll! (00:27)Are you interested in joining the Blue 58 book club? Vote on the book we should read! Check out the poll here. Take free agent rumors with a grain of salt (1:19)The NFL Combine always produces a bunch of rumors. Be cautious!Evaluating this year’s wide receiver class (4:45)The 2020 wide receiver class is very deep, but not all of the prospects are winners. How do we find the best ones?SUPPORT BLUE 58Donate to our Patreon - $1 per month offsets our podcast hosting costs.Buy a T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - Look good while supporting The Power Sweep.Leave 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.

34mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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216 - Packers Attempt To Start 2019 With a Bang

We're doing something we haven't done in nine long months: previewing a real, actual football game! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/blue-58. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #20