Paul Noonan


Paul Noonan is a freelance writer covering football and baseball from an analytics perspective.  He is a regular contributor for the SBNation Packer website Acme Packing Company, as well as Baseball Prospectus Milwaukee.

While it’s true that many things work with Rodgers at the helm, it is important to remember that there is a coaching staff out there that has things working even better with Nick Foles at the helm. more

Feb 6, 2018 11:18 AM Green Bay Packers

The Packers would benefit from a more modern approach to offensive game planning. That style of offensive game planning is about to be on display in the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. more

Jan 30, 2018 9:38 AM Green Bay Packers

As Rodgers enters his age 35 season with two years remaining on his contract, there are some worrying signs about his future, and about how he is likely to age. more

Jan 23, 2018 9:50 AM Green Bay Packers

The strength of the Packers going forward lies here. more

Jan 15, 2018 10:41 AM Green Bay Packers

Reflecting on the 2017 season, Paul Noonan itemizes the Packers’ biggest flaws. more

Jan 9, 2018 1:44 PM Green Bay Packers

GM is now the single biggest area of risk for the organization. more

Jan 2, 2018 1:16 PM Green Bay Packers

Rodgers might play well into his 40s, but it is increasingly likely that his best days are behind him and that he will continue to miss time occasionally. more

Dec 26, 2017 9:59 AM Green Bay Packers

The fact is that a fully healthy, or even mostly healthy Packer team wins this game rather easily. more

Dec 19, 2017 10:15 AM Green Bay Packers

With the secondary reeling, the Packers need a healthy Aaron Rodgers, and they need him to be outstanding. more

Dec 12, 2017 9:43 AM Green Bay Packers

The Browns aren’t quite as lowly as they used to be, and believe it or not, they present a very difficult matchup for the current Packer roster. more

Dec 5, 2017 1:51 PM Green Bay Packers

There is no shame in losing to the Steelers. The shame is in playing so well, and getting so close, but still having the season slip away. more

Nov 28, 2017 11:52 AM Green Bay Packers

If Brett Hundley is still behind center on Sunday it’s not going to be any easier for him, and unlike Baltimore, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown will make you pay for every mistake. more

Nov 21, 2017 9:44 AM Green Bay Packers

Hundley still needs to improve his decision-making and not lock onto receivers, but he threw the ball well enough, especially down the field to Davante Adams, to give the team a chance. more

Nov 14, 2017 9:31 AM Green Bay Packers

If Mike McCarthy keeps playing the same strategy with an inadequate quarterback, the team will continue to lose. more

Nov 7, 2017 3:46 PM Green Bay Packers

While he is unquestionably one of the 60 best quarterbacks in football, Kaepernick may not be a great fit for the McCarthy system. more

Oct 30, 2017 11:38 AM Green Bay Packers 2 Comments

Brett Hundley did not play very well in his first start, but it’s also difficult to tell how he might play with a competent game plan. more

Oct 25, 2017 10:39 AM Green Bay Packers


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There is no way to sugarcoat the loss of Aaron Rodgers. more

Oct 17, 2017 9:47 AM Green Bay Packers

The Aarons rallied the team from a substantial deficit in one of the most thrilling games of the season, but they could be in trouble next week against Minnesota’s superb defense. more

Oct 10, 2017 12:35 PM Green Bay Packers

At the quarter mark of the NFL season not much about the Packers seems outstanding, including their conventional and advanced metrics, but early season numbers can be deceiving. more

Oct 3, 2017 12:52 PM Green Bay Packers 1 Comments

Thursday games don't leave either team much time for implementing a complicated, opponent-specific strategy. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Green Bay Packers