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  • liny195
    August 19, 2019 at 1:32 am #2158

    Green Bay Packers over the past few years is on the move. Vic Fangio’s defenses have tormented Green Bay for years , dating back to his days as the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator and into his most recent job as the Chicago Bears’ DC. However, Fangio is now headed for the AFC, meaning the Packers will only face him every four years.According to multiple media reports, the Denver Broncos have chosen Fangio as their new head coach and will officially hire him this week. Denver fired Vance Joseph following week 17 after his two years as the team’s head coach.With the 49ers, Fangio’s defenses helped knock the Packers out of the playoffs twice, in 2012 and 2013, and San Francisco won regular-season matchups in both of those seasons as well. However, the Bears have not fared as well against the Packers since Fangio came on board in 2015, going 2-6 in those divisional matchups despite a 1-1 record in 2018.The Packers won’t be fully free from Fangio in 2019, however. The AFC West is matched up with the NFC North for the upcoming season in the league’s schedule rotation, meaning that the Packers and Broncos will play each other. However Green Bay Packers Hoodie , that game will take place at Lambeau Field, and after 2019 they will not play again until 2023.Fangio will inherit a Broncos defense that boasts two terrific pass-rushers in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Depending on how you look at it, the Broncos’ defense either improved from 2017 to 2018 (based on DVOA and points allowed) or got significantly worse (based on total yardage allowed). Either way, he will be expected to bring that unit back up to an elite level while Gary Kubiak reportedly stays on to lead the offense. Jason Spriggs may be in for a long afternoon on Sunday. Based on the Green Bay Packers’ first injury report of the week from Wednesday, the team’s backup offensive tackle appears headed for the starting lineup and a matchup with Khalil Mack this weekend.That is because starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga missed practice on Wednesday with his ongoing knee injury. That issue kept him out of last Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, and it is now threatening to keep him inactive once again this weekend. If he cannot suit up, that would leave Spriggs in the unpleasant position of having to block one of the NFL’s best pass-rushers on most of the game’s snaps.While Bulaga remained off the field, the Packers did get one other injured offensive lineman back in some capacity Wednesday. That player is left guard Lane Taylor, who was practicing, albeit on a limited basis. With right guard Byron Bell going on injured reserve, the Packers likely need every healthy lineman they can get Rashan Gary Jersey , and Taylor should see a substantial dose of Bears’ defensive lineman Akiem Hicks if he can play.Three other Packers were notable in their absences from practice on Wednesday, with nose tackle Kenny Clark being the most critical. His elbow injury kept him off the field, a major problem since he is the only remaining week-one starter on the Packers’ defensive line. Hopefully this will just be a rest day for him, as it was for tight end Jimmy Graham. Finally, cornerback Bashaud Breeland missed practice, but it appears that it was related to a personal matter instead of the groin injury that has limited him recently.The Bears, meanwhile, had just one player show up on Wednesday’s injury report. That is wide receiver Allen Robinson, who was a surprise non-participant. Robinson’s injury is listed as a hip issue, so keep an eye on that moving forward this week.Here are the full reports for both teams for their first practice before the week 15 matchup at Soldier Field.Packers Wednesday Practice ReportDid Not ParticipateCB Bashaud Breeland (groin/not injury related)RT Bryan Bulaga (knee)DL Kenny Clark (elbow)TE Jimmy Graham (knee/thumb)Limited ParticipationWR Randall Cobb (hamstring)OLB Clay Matthews (ankle)G Lane Taylor (foot)Full ParticipationQB Aaron Rodgers (knee)WR Equanimeous St. Brown (elbow)Bears Wednesday Practice ReportDid Not ParticipateWR Allen Robinson (hip)

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