Tundra Talk with Blake Martinez: Seahawks WK1

MADISON| The Green Bay Packers welcome in the Seattle Seahawks to Lambeau Field to kick off their season.

Packers inside linebacker, Blake Martinez, joins the Joe & Ebo Show for the entire NFL season and breaks down each week’s match-up.

Get caught up on his thoughts of facing the Seahawks and be sure to tune in Wednesday through Friday at 8AM to hear him live.

Blake catches us up on his offseason:

A preview of the team and his teammates:

Finally, Blake talks Seahawks:

 

Lacy earns additional $55,000 after meeting Seahawks weight incentive

SEATTLE — Former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy weighed as much as 267 pounds, and after signing with the Seattle Seahawks, he’s met his latest benchmark.

Lacy’s one-year deal with the Seahawks included $385,000 worth of incentives for dropping some of that weight. Monday, he met his second of seven weigh-ins,  worth $55,000 each. He had to weigh less than 250 pounds to meet Monday’s requirement. His next weigh-in will reportedly happen in August.

The former Rookie of the Year struggled with weight issues during his final two seasons in Green Bay, but nagging ankle injuries likely contributed to his weigh gain. Prior to the 2016 season, Lacy worked with P90X creator Tony Horton to get back in shape.

Lacy missed 11 games in 2016 due to weight and injuries. Seattle has alternatives if Lacy can’t stay healthy, with a backfield of Thomas Rawls. Alex Collins, Mike Davis, CJ Prosise, and others.

Sporting News predicts heartbreaking year for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Sporting News gave its predictions for this year’s NFL playoffs, selecting the Packers to lose to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.

The Packers have had their share of disappointments against the Seahawks, but this latest prediction could be a tough one to swallow after losing the last three times at CenturyLink Field. That includes the 2014 NFC Championship game in which Green Bay had a late collapse and lost 28-22.

Green Bay got its revenge in a 6-0 start to the 2015 season, beating Seattle at Lambeau Field 27-17 last September.

Heading into the 2016 season, the Packers have the easiest schedule, when accounting for their opponents’ combined 2015 records (117-139 or a .457 winning percentage). Green Bay also has one of the most convenient travel schedules this season, going no further west than its week two meeting with Minnesota.