Devin Shanley

  • joined Dec 04, 2009
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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FA Targets: Victor Butler & Antwan Barnes


The Packers are in desperate need of depth at OLB and it is not unreasonable to think they may dip into the FA waters to fill that need. If they do, Victor Butler and Antwan Barnes are two solid...

Coaches Breakdown: The Capers Rollercoaster


As another promising season ends due to a high profile failure on defense it’s natural to question whether the Packers have the right defensive coordinator. The improvements made on defense this...

FA Targets: Ricky Jean-Francois

Ted Thompson is not typically a big player in free agency, but he has signed these players when need and value meet. One player who may fit that need and come at a good value is defensive tackle...

Coaches Breakdown: Clements' Slow Start


It was Tom Clements first year as offensive coordinator. The offense was still strong, but struggled throughout the year and failed to rank as a top 10 team for yards per game for the first time in...

Coaching Breakdown: Slocum Still A Target


Shawn Slocum has been a guy many have wanted to see fired. The 2012 season probably did not change anyone’s mind one way or another with its mixed bag of high profile successes and failures.

Powering Up For The Offseason


After completing an evaluation of the Packers’ roster for 2013 it seems there are more questions than answers. Despite these questions the Packers are in a good place entering this offseason and...

Specialists Breakdown: Ginger Wolverine Attack!

APC’s initial evaluation of the Packers’ roster concludes with a look at the three specialists, kicker, punter, and long snapper. Normally this post is a quick "yup they’re good" and then call it a...

S Breakdown: Hope For The Future

The safety unit has undergone significant changes from last year resulting in some impressive young talent at the position. The problem is that much of this talent is still a bit raw and may need...

ILB Breakdown: Upgrades Needed...But When?

The inside linebacker position for the Packers seems to have the opposite problems facing the outside linebacker spot. Here there are plenty of bodies, but signature great player to anchor the...

OL Breakdown: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

How you see the Packers offensive line may be one of the truest test of whether you are an optimist or a pessimist. The problem is that even the biggest optimist would need to admit upgrades are...

Rodgers & Favre: "Facing" The Issue Head On


Aaron Rodgers is quickly becoming building a lasting legacy in Green Bay on the field, but this weekend he may have found another way to build his legend in Titletown by helping the reconciliation...

WR Breakdown: Facing The Upcoming Brain Drain

APC's initial roster evaluations continue with a look at the changing face of the wide receiving corp. Can the Packers overcome the loss of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver? Will Jordy Nelson, James...

RB Breakdown: Questions Abound


The running back position may be the most uncertain this coming offseason. The biggest question of all though may be whether the Packers have found a legitimate starting running back in DuJuan...

Dave Robinson Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame


Congratulations to former Packer linebacker Dave Robinson on being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Robinson will be the 22nd enshrined in the Hall and the 11th individual from the...

Super Bowl Recipes Galore


The Super Bowl party is as much about the event as the game itself for most people. Some of the APC staff share their favorite recipes to serve during your party this year.

When Backups Become Stars


The Packers suffered many critical injuries in 2012, but they also got tremendous play from backup players down the stretch. Brad Jones and Casey Hayward both come in as two of the top 3 substitute...

It's So Hard To Say Good Bye


We all knew it was coming, but it’s time to start saying good bye to Donald Driver. We start celebrating his career by noting the top five moments of his historic career.

Securing A Bright Future: WR/TE As Biggest Need


Devin tags back in for part 4 of our continuing series on the biggest need for the Packers this offseason. With the probable loss of Greg Jennings looming and retirement of Donald Driver, the...

Suffering A Set Back

Not every player improves from one year to the next. All too often some players take a step back or have a down year….but which Packer took the biggest step back in 2012?

When Draft & Develop Works: Most Improved Player


The Packers' are a draft and develop team, meaning that a large number of players need to improve each year in order for the team to continue to be successful. As such, there are plenty of nominees...

Reinforcing The Line


The Packers have a few areas that need upgrading this year. In the first part of a continuing series this week, Devin argues that the biggest need facing the Packers is an upgrade to the defensive...

Unsung Heroes


The battles in the trenches were largely forgettable for the Packers in 2012, but a couple players were able to perform at a high level. Ryan Pickett, Josh Sitton, and Brad Jones highlight this...

Shining Through The Darkness


It’s time for one last MVP of the Week. Despite some outright performances on the part of the Packers, some players were able to put together some impressive – yet flawed – nights. Will any of them...

A Loss Of Identity


The postseason defines what a team is and how they will be remembered. On Saturday night the Packers defined who they were in 2012 by forgetting their identity and trying to be who they wanted to...

K.I.S.S. The Past Goodbye


The San Francisco 49ers are not a complex team, but that does not make them easy to defeat. It’s going to take smart and tough football focusing on the little things in order to erase a week 1...

Holding The Line


The Packers continue to define their 2012 season with a rematch against the San Francisco 49ers. Can the Packers do a better job of playing in the trenches this time around? Or will Marshall...

Five Questions with NN


Devin got the chance to ask questions of David Fucillo of Niners Nation, the 49ers' SB Nation blog. Come see his take on some important injuries to the Niners and his ideas on how to attack the...

Moving Down The Line


The Packers defense has changed a great deal since week 1, but one of the more underrated moves maybe B.J. Raji’s move to DE. Could his improved play be the difference for the Packers against the...

Helping Prepare?


After Saturday's game against the Minnesota Vikings coach McCarthy said playing Joe Webb helped the defense prepare for the 49ers. Considering the vast differences between the two offenses it may...

Freshness not guaranteed


The Packers & 49ers have used two different models on defense. The Packers have favoring to keep snap counts lower throughout the season and the Niners keeping one core group of players together...

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