Green Bay Packers Unscripted
Packers Unscripted: That's it, that's all (for now)
Jan 24, 2020
Mike and Wes wrap up the season discussing GM Brian Gutekunst's final press conference, including the importance of DL Kenny Clark (6:16), the gap between the Packers and 49ers (9:00), and upcoming decisions on pending free agents (17:52).
Packers Unscripted: Super matchup
Jan 23, 2020
Mike and Wes preview the upcoming Super Bowl between the 49ers and Chiefs, discussing San Francisco's run game against Kansas City's defense (3:21), the top tight ends in the league in Travis Kelce and George Kittle (8:21), and the coaching storylines involving Andy Reid and Kyle Shanahan (14:06).
Packers Unscripted: Wrap-up remarks
Jan 22, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss Head Coach Matt LaFleur's season-ending press conference, including his thoughts on the team's opportunities to improve (4:19), the evolution of the offense (7:01), his self-reflections (9:10), and the potential new obstacles the Packers may encounter that they didn't this past year (12:51).
Packers Unscripted: Deserved honors
Jan 21, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss the three Packers selected to the Pro Bowl as replacements, including WR Davante Adams and the place he's earned in team history (1:59). They also review locker clean-out day (8:14) and discuss several pending free agents (13:17).
Packers Unscripted: Abrupt ending
Jan 20, 2020
Mike and Wes recap the Packers' loss in the NFC title game, beginning with the inability to stop the run on defense and the turnovers on offense (2:33). They also discuss QB Aaron Rodgers' forward-thinking comments after the game (9:09) and the closeness of Green Bay's locker room throughout the season (11:42).
Packers Unscripted: There for the taking
Jan 17, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' keys to victory against the 49ers, starting with WR Davante Adams (1:35), the defensive effort needed against TE George Kittle and San Francisco's run game (3:33), and the value of turnovers and red-zone play (5:47) as well as the fourth quarter (8:19). They also pick one thing that has to happen for Green Bay to win (12:01) and give their thoughts on the AFC Championship Game as well (17:21).
Packers Unscripted: Down the stretch
Jan 15, 2020
Mike and Wes take a closer look at how the 49ers finished their season after playing the Packers the first time (:49) and how both teams have played a lot of close games (4:41) and shown resiliency all season long (8:28). They also discuss the selection of Bobby Dillon to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (15:35) and how the Centennial class process played out (20:13).
Packers Unscripted: Handling the past
Jan 14, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss the comments regarding the Week 12 Packers-49ers result from both head coaches, Matt LaFleur (1:12) and Kyle Shanahan (5:25). They also look at how Green Bay has improved since that first meeting (8:55) and they review the officiating issues from the win over the Seahawks (11:49).
Packers Unscripted: Surviving Seattle
Jan 13, 2020
Mike and Wes review the Packers' dramatic playoff win, beginning with the play of QBs Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson (:54), the record-setting performance by WR Davante Adams (7:40), the tale of two halves for Green Bay's defense (11:18), and the outstanding work by fill-in RT Jared Veldheer (15:50). They also recap the other playoff games from divisional weekend (20:05).
Packers Unscripted: Special opportunity
Jan 10, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss the perspective of the Packers' veterans who are back in the postseason (1:01), particularly how QB Aaron Rodgers views it (3:51). The also discuss Mike McCarthy's hiring by the Dallas Cowboys (8:33), list their keys to victory on both sides of the ball for Green Bay against Seattle (13:17), and preview the other three playoff games this weekend (20:48).
Packers Unscripted: Young and hungry
Jan 09, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss how veterans like QB Aaron Rodgers (4:17) and WR Davante Adams (7:40) have wisdom to impart to the young players who haven't been in the postseason before. They also discuss the work of the Packers' secondary (10:24) and how the unit has benefited from steady pressure up front (17:18).
Packers Unscripted: Matchup musings
Jan 07, 2020
Mike and Wes explore various Packers-Seahawks matchups on tap, including Mike Pettine vs. Russell Wilson (6:36), DK Metcalf vs. Jaire Alexander and Kevin King (8:13), Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright vs. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams (11:15), Jadeveon Clowney vs. Bryan Bulaga (14:01), and Seattle's offensive line vs. Kenny Clark and Za'Darius Smith (16:51).
Packers Unscripted: Wild weekend
Jan 06, 2020
Mike and Wes recap the four wild-card playoff games, including how the Vikings upset the Saints (2:59) and the controversy over the final play (7:26), and how the Seahawks earned their trip to Lambeau Field (14:21) and the impact of DE Jadeveon Clowney (17:30).
Packers Unscripted: Due recognition
Jan 03, 2020
Mike and Wes discuss LT David Bakhtiari's fourth straight All-Pro selection and former S LeRoy Butler advancing to the finalist stage for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They also preview both AFC Wild Card games this weekend (10:46) as well as both NFC contests (14:58).
Packers Unscripted: Special show
Dec 31, 2019
On podcast No. 500, Mike and Wes revisit how the offensive line got through the game in Detroit (:54) and how the defense came on strong at the end of the regular season (9:06). They also discuss what may lie ahead in postseason officiating (20:35).
Packers Unscripted: Finding another way
Dec 30, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the pieces to the comeback in Detroit, including K Mason Crosby (2:33), the 95-yard TD drive in the third quarter (4:16), the key play on the final drive (6:22), and the subs stepping in on the offensive line (13:50). They also recap the NFC playoff picture (15:30) and the final moments of the San Francisco-Seattle showdown (19:44).
Packers Unscripted: Wrap it up
Dec 27, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss various keys to victory vs. the Lions (1:10), individual milestones that could be reached as the regular season wraps up (10:17), the role the team's chemistry has played (14:24), and other Week 17 games impacting the playoff picture (18:05).
Packers Unscripted: Difficulties in Detroit
Dec 26, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the tough turn the Lions' season has taken at quarterback (5:46) and on defense (7:00). They also look at how the Packers avoid any kind of letdown (9:09), where the playoff picture stands (12:05) and the latest on Green Bay's injuries (17:33).
Packers Unscripted: Statement game
Dec 24, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss how the Packers took down the Vikings to win the NFC North, highlighting the play of LB Za'Darius Smith (5:55) and the way the Packers controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball (9:14). They also recap where the NFC playoff picture stands (13:51) and look at the impact GM Brian Gutekunst had on the roster (14:37).
Packers Unscripted: Stakes and statements
Dec 20, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' keys to victory against the Vikings, which include stopping the run (:54), taking the crowd out (4:01) and winning the turnover battle (5:48). They also discuss the stakes involved (8:31) and the type of statement the Packers could make with a victory (12:41).
Packers Unscripted: Matchup mania
Dec 19, 2019
Mike and Wes review a handful of key matchups in the upcoming Packers-Vikings showdown, starting with Kenny Clark vs. Garrett Bradbury (:56), Stefon Diggs vs. the Packers CBs (2:13), Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen vs. Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari (5:23), Aaron Jones vs. Eric Kendricks (10:02), Davante Adams vs. the Vikings DBs (12:52), Aaron Rodgers vs. Mike Zimmer (15:20), and Tyler Ervin vs. the Vikings special teams (19:26).
Packers Unscripted: Possible prominence
Dec 17, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' goal of earning home games in the playoffs and how they can do so (1:18). They also discuss two role players in WR Jake Kumerow (6:33) and rookie LB Rashan Gary (10:19) who could become larger factors down the stretch.
Packers Unscripted: Playoff bound
Dec 16, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers clinching a postseason berth and where they stand (3:20), how the team has gotten to 11-3 (8:07), the key stat of the season (13:52), and the stars of the victory over the Bears, including RB Aaron Jones and WR Davante Adams on offense (16:13) and DL Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry on defense (19:29).
Packers Unscripted: Difference-makers
Dec 13, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss how the Packers need to handle Bears QB Mitch Trubisky (6:03) and RB David Montgomery (7:25). They also make their picks for complementary Green Bay players to emerge (12:13), and look at the other key action in Week 15 (17:17).
Packers Unscripted: Ultimate rivalry, ultimate opportunity
Dec 12, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the consistency factor with this Packers team (1:00), what lies ahead with three straight division games (10:15), the play of the safety duo of Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage (10:15), and some of their personal memories of the Packers-Bears rivalry (19:46).
Packers Unscripted: Wrapping up the week
Dec 06, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' keys to victory against the Redskins, beginning with stopping the run (:44), running the ball themselves (8:27), and improving on third down (11:44). They also recap Thursday night's Cowboys-Bears result (14:33), look at other key NFC games in Week 14 (17:27), and discuss LeRoy Butler's Hall of Fame candidacy (21:52).
Packers Unscripted: Culture and chemistry
Dec 05, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss what has formed the Packers' identity in 2019 (1:06), the culture created by the team's leadership (5:42), and how Head Coach Matt LaFleur's personal accountability has set an example for the entire locker room (12:35).
Packers Unscripted: Challenge ahead
Dec 04, 2019
Mike and Wes take a closer look at Washington, including the RB tandem of Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson (1:45) and a defense that has fueled a two-game winning streak (6:30). They also discuss the opportunity in front of the Packers with two straight December home games (11:24) and what new return man Tyler Ervin could bring to special teams (14:41).
Packers Unscripted: Snowy success
Dec 02, 2019
Mike and Wes review the bad-weather victory over the Giants, including the clutch plays by QB Aaron Rodgers (2:08), the defense's three INTs (6:02), the performances of WR Allen Lazard (10:07) and TE Marcedes Lewis (14:11), and the difficult story surrounding K Mason Crosby (17:42).
Packers Unscripted: Coaching connection
Nov 21, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the longtime relationship between Matt LaFleur and Kyle Shanahan (1:01) as well as the other coaching connections between the Packers' and 49ers' staffs (4:01). They also examine the Packers' offense and the question of who might emerge in this matchup (9:55).
Packers Unscripted: Bye-week boost
Nov 19, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' areas of improvement coming out of the bye, specifically limiting penalties on offense (3:09) and big plays on defense (8:28). They also take a closer look at the play of DT Kenny Clark (15:07) and the team's 2019 sportsmanship award nominee, CB Tramon Williams (20:25).
Packers Unscripted: Back from the bye
Nov 18, 2019
Mike and Wes return from the weekend off to discuss the other happenings around the NFC, including the comeback victories by the 49ers (1:13) and Vikings (6:15). They also share thoughts on the Thursday night Browns-Steelers incident (14:34) and review the "Salute to Service" story on former Packers G Daryn Colledge (19:42).
Packers Unscripted: Tight at the top
Nov 12, 2019
In their last show before taking a bye-week break, Mike and Wes discuss the Packers coaching staff's task during the week off (1:20), the tight bunch of teams atop the NFC following the Monday night result (5:42), and their biggest surprise for Green Bay so far through 10 games (15:48).
Packers Unscripted: Game of inches
Nov 11, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' down-to-the-wire victory over the Panthers, reviewing the final drive (:47), the overall defense on RB Christian McCaffrey (5:10), Green Bay's ground game behind RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams (11:33), and the performance of WR Davante Adams (16:00). They also take a look at other key action in the NFL from Week 10 (20:21).
Packers Unscripted: Areas of emphasis
Nov 08, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the keys to Packers vs. Panthers, beginning with the running back matchup (2:57), the pass protection for both teams (6:45), and the factor the weather could play (10:00). They also take a look at other games around the NFL in Week 10 (16:43).
Packers Unscripted: Moving forward
Nov 07, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' offense getting the running backs more involved again (1:06), the defense getting S Ibraheim Campbell back in the mix (13:12), and this year's team nominee in the Salute to Service initiative, FB Danny Vitale (19:33).
Packers Unscripted: A return and remembrance
Oct 31, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss seeing WR Davante Adams back on the practice field (:54) and how his return could impact the Packers' other receivers (2:25) and opposing defenses (5:01). They also discuss Wes's profile piece on DL Tyler Lancaster (8:42).
Packers Unscripted: Meaningful mentality
Oct 29, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss Matt LaFleur's weekly 1-0 approach, how it fits the Packers (1:21) and the role the veterans play in backing up the message (5:21). They also review some results from Week 8, including the game involving the NFC North rival Bears and this week's opponent, the Chargers (14:12).
Packers Unscripted: Win No. 7
Oct 28, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss several key components of the Packers' victory in Kansas City, including the performances of RB Aaron Jones (1:00) and QB Aaron Rodgers (6:22), the handling of momentum shifts (10:26), key defensive plays by DT Tyler Lancaster and CB Chandon Sullivan (15:28), and the offense's final drive to kill the clock (18:37).
Packers Unscripted: Off to Arrowhead
Oct 25, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the keys to victory for the Packers in Kansas City on both the defensive (:51) and offensive (6:12) sides of the ball. They also look at some of Green Bay's history at Arrowhead Stadium (10:59) and review where things stand in the NFC North in Week 8 (14:25).
Packers Unscripted: On the mend
Oct 24, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the injury situations with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (1:03) and Packers WR Davante Adams (4:07) and S Darnell Savage (6:07). They also take a closer look at Green Bay's tight ends, including Robert Tonyan (8:24) and Jimmy Graham (11:45), and how the Packers have stayed strong in the fourth quarter much of the season so far (15:16).
Packers Unscripted: KC close-up
Oct 23, 2019
Mike and Wes take a look at the Chiefs, including backup QB Matt Moore (2:15), star TE Travis Kelce (5:41), speedy playmaker Tyreek Hill (7:34), and Kansas City's defense (10:41). They also discuss the kind of atmosphere to expect in prime time at Arrowhead Stadium (13:48).
Packers Unscripted: The bigger picture
Oct 22, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss what the last three weeks might do for the Packers' WR corps in the long run (3:47) and review some of the other happenings around the NFL in Week 7, including the Vikings-Lions result (8:18), the Bears' loss (12:28) and some perspective on the Monday night blowout (16:10).
Packers Unscripted: As good as it gets
Oct 21, 2019
Mike and Wes review several aspects of the Packers' victory over the Raiders, including QB Aaron Rodgers' perfect passer rating (1:01), Oakland QB Derek Carr's game-changing turnover (5:25), other key stops by the Green Bay defense (9:13), and the work of the Packers' offensive line (16:47).
Packers Unscripted: Raider rundown
Oct 17, 2019
Mike and Wes examine Oakland on offense (3:16), including Green Bay native and fullback Alec Ingold (7:29), as well as on defense (10:50). They also look at the Packers' new addition in WR Ryan Grant (13:02) and discuss QB Aaron Rodgers' recent performances with injuries to his perimeter players (16:44).
Packers Unscripted: The forgotten and the controversial
Oct 16, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss some of the lesser-known moments from Monday night's victory turned in by players like CB Jaire Alexander (3:04), G Elgton Jenkins (4:08) and DL Dean Lowry (6:55). They also share their thoughts on the officiating controversies (10:47).
Packers Unscripted: Digging deep
Oct 09, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss two players down the depth chart who had a big impact in the Packers' victory over the Cowboys – cornerback Chandon Sullivan (1:47) and offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (8:25). They also review some key happenings around the league from Week 5 (19:12).
Packers Unscripted: Duties in Dallas
Oct 04, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' keys to victory against the Cowboys, first on defense (:51) with containing RB Ezekiel Elliott, then on offense (7:09) with RB Aaron Jones and QB Aaron Rodgers. They also take a look at Week 5 around the NFL, beginning with Thursday night's NFC West result (15:35) and other notable games on Sunday (18:59).
Packers Unscripted: Answering the call
Oct 03, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the injury status of RT Bryan Bulaga (1:32) and WR Davante Adams (4:42) and the potential for RB Dexter Williams (6:46) and WR Darrius Shepherd (13:09) to play a role in Dallas. They also look at the Packers' current run of success at AT&T Stadium (15:46).
Packers Unscripted: Dive into Dallas
Oct 02, 2019
Mike and Wes examine the 2019 Dallas Cowboys, beginning with RB Ezekiel Elliott (1:03), weapons in the passing game including former Packers WR Randall Cobb (7:35), their revamped defense led by LBs Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch (11:09) and how their season has gone thus far (16:37).
Packers Unscripted: Second quarter
Oct 01, 2019
As the Packers prepare for a Week 5 trip to Dallas, Mike and Wes discuss the team's focus on running the ball and stopping the run (:57), the injury update heading into this game (5:33), and the Packers vs. Cancer initiative that K Mason Crosby is helping to lead (12:30).
Packers Unscripted: Down to the wire
Sep 27, 2019
Mike and Wes review the Packers' missed opportunities in the tough loss to the Eagles (:56), the play of QB Aaron Rodgers (5:38) and WR Davante Adams (7:10), and the struggles on defense (9:38). They also discuss where things stand with replay review on pass interference (14:40) and other NFL games to watch in Week 4 (22:43).
Packers Unscripted: Three straight
Sep 23, 2019
Mike and Wes break down the Packers' third consecutive victory to begin 2019, covering the timely plays on defense (2:02), the work of LB Preston Smith (7:06) and CB Jaire Alexander (10:35), and how the game unfolded on offense (12:17), including the performances of RB Jamaal Williams (14:10) and the offensive line (15:33).
Packers Unscripted: Double duty
Sep 19, 2019
Mike and Wes combine their last two shows of the week into one. They discuss the strong start to the season by Packers RT Bryan Bulaga (1:16), the adjustment to the practice schedule this week (10:30), the keys to victory vs. the Broncos (13:30), and other intriguing Week 3 matchups in the NFL (21:11).
Packers Unscripted: After further review
Sep 17, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the game-clinching first down vs. the Vikings (1:01), Matt LaFleur's decision to enforce a Vikings penalty on a PAT (5:21), and several controversial plays, including Minnesota's overturned TD (8:23), Adam Thielen's catch and Kevin King's INT (13:55), and the end of the Bears-Broncos game (19:15).
Packers Unscripted: Victory No. 2
Sep 16, 2019
Mike and Wes review the Packers' win over the Vikings, including the fast start (2:28), missed opportunities on offense (4:53), close-out performance by the defense (11:38) and CB Kevin King's big interception (14:48). They also take a look at the track record of rookie head coaches thus far in 2019 (17:41).
Packers Unscripted: View of the Vikings
Sep 11, 2019
Mike and Wes examine Minnesota in all three phases, starting with RB Dalvin Cook on offense (1:24), plus QB Kirk Cousins and WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs (4:26). Also included are looks at the Vikings' defensive secondary (10:15), front seven (12:53) and special teams (16:14).
Packers Unscripted: Diving into details
Sep 10, 2019
Mike and Wes review how the Packers' defense kept changing up its looks on third down in Chicago (1:13), the role of LB Blake Martinez (7:30), and the great night by P JK Scott (9:42). They also share their thoughts on Week 1's Monday Night Football results (14:44).
Packers Unscripted: Week 1 in the books
Sep 09, 2019
Mike and Wes review the involvement of the Packers' tight ends in the win over the Bears (1:08) and how offensive tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari fared against Chicago's Khalil Mack (5:31). They also give their impressions on several games from around the league in Week 1, including Green Bay's Week 2 opponent Minnesota against Atlanta (12:00) and NFC North rival Detroit at Arizona (14:34).
Packers Unscripted: Getting defensive
Sep 06, 2019
Mike and Wes recap the Packers' Week 1 victory over the Bears, highlighting the impact the free-agent signings had on defense (3:17) and the unit's intensity throughout a strong performance (9:59). They also review the offensive struggles (5:17), some close-shave moments that altered the game (14:31), and the performance on special teams (19:24).
Packers Unscripted: Keys to victory
Sep 04, 2019
Mike and Wes preview the Packers' Week 1 game against the Bears, discussing keys to victory on offense (:58) and defense (6:53) and head-to-head matchups to look forward to (11:06). They also take a look at lesser-talked-about players that could have a big impact on the game (16:32).
Packers Unscripted: Week 1 is here
Sep 02, 2019
Mike and Wes, along with a surprise guest, review some of the final decisions on the Packers' 53-man roster, including QB Tim Boyle (1:34), WR Darrius Sheperd (4:54) and FB Danny Vitale (8:50). They also look ahead to Matt LaFleur's first game as head coach (10:20), the challenge of the Bears' defense (13:13), and how the Packers' running game will stack up (16:48).
Packers Unscripted: Final audition
Aug 28, 2019
Mike and Wes preview the Packers' preseason finale by discussing the competitions at wide receiver (2:18), backup quarterback (3:02), inside linebacker (8:33) and running back (11:01). They also give an overview of the cut-down deadlines and decision-making process that will take place over the weekend (14:03).
Packers Unscripted: Winnipeg review
Aug 26, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the standouts from the Packers' third preseason game, including WR Trevor Davis (2:34), CB Josh Jackson (4:53) and QB Tim Boyle (6:58). They also review some key injuries from the game (11:49) and the outlook for S Raven Greene (16:20).
Packers Unscripted: Off to Canada
Aug 21, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss players to watch for Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders, including Aaron Jones (2:15), Josh Jackson (3:43) and Trevor Davis (8:05). They also talk about competitions at left guard (14:48) and backup quarterback (17:29), and conclude with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's move from the booth to the sideline (19:28).
Packers Unscripted: Camp rolls on
Aug 19, 2019
Mike and Wes discuss the status of QB Aaron Rodgers (:54) and the return of RB Jamaal Williams (3:00), along with a review of the preseason game in Baltimore, including the tackling issues (7:39) and the play of LB Curtis Bolton (10:19) and WRs Darrius Shepherd and Allen Lazard (13:08). They conclude with their thoughts on the late Cedric Benson (18:35).
Packers Unscripted: Next game up
Aug 14, 2019
Mike and Wes preview the second preseason game in Baltimore, discussing the premier of the No. 1 units on both sides of the ball (1:12), the addition of FB Tommy Bohanon (4:27), the update at inside LB and Oren Burks' injury (12:16), and other players to watch on Thursday night (16:04).
Packers Unscripted: Plusses and minuses
Aug 12, 2019
Mike and Wes review the good and bad from the Packers' preseason opener vs. Houston, including turnovers and special-teams impact (1:16) as well as penalties and missed tackles (4:37). They also discuss the state of the inside linebacker position in the wake of Oren Burks' injury (9:11) and the latest on the wide receiver competition (16:27).
Packers Unscripted: Another perspective
Aug 05, 2019
Mike and special guest Aaron Nagler review Family Night and other early impressions from camp, discussing RB Dexter Williams (1:20), FB Danny Vitale (5:18), and various defensive standouts including Rashan Gary (8:10) and Za'Darius Smith (18:55).