The Hard Count With Dan


Author Dan Kasper

  • Dan Kasper

    Dan Kasper is on WAYY 790 weekday mornings. He is the author of "The Green Bay Packers Ultimate Fan Handbook" and is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.


Green Bay Packers All-Time Team

During the Packers Tailgate Tour stop in Menomonie, WI, Dave Robinson was asked who the best Green Bay Packer of all-time was. His answer? You can't pick just one player, you have to pick a best player at each position. Naturally, that made me think of who the best Packers were at each position. Below is the fantasy lineup if it were up to myself to draft the Packers all-time greatest team.  Read more...

NFL Mock Draft 1.0

We are finally just under three weeks away from the NFL Draft! I have finally completed my first attempt at a mock draft. 


There will no doubt be more mocks leading up to the draft. But for now, here is my 1.0 version!


1.Tampa Bay Buccaneers - QB Jameis Winston

2. Tennessee Titans – DE Leonard Williams

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Dante Fowler Jr.

4. Oakland Raiders – WR Kevin White

5. Washington Redskins - OLB Vic Beasley

6. New York Jets – QB Marcus Mariota

7. Chicago Bears – WR Amari Cooper

8. Atlanta Falcons – OLB Shane Ray

9. New York Giants – DT Danny Shelton

10. St. Louis Rams – OL Brandon Scherff

11. Minnesota Vikings – DB Trae Waynes

12. Cleveland Browns – WR Devante Parker

13. New Orleans Saints – OLB Randy Gregory

14. Miami Dolphins – DB Marcus Peters

15. San Francisco 49ers – DE Arik Armstead

16. Houston Texans - OL Ereck Flowers

17. San Diego Chargers – DT Malcom Brown

18. Kansas City Chiefs – WR Breshad Perriman

19. Cleveland Browns – OL La’el Collins

20. Philadelphia Eagles – SS Landon Collins

21. Cincinatti Bengals – OL Andrus Peat

22. Pittsburgh Steelers – DB Jalen Collins

23. Detroit Lions – OL D.J. Humphries

24. Arizona Cardinals – OLB Bud Dupree

25. Carolina Panthers – OL T.J. Clemmings

26. Baltimore Ravens – WR Jaelen Strong

27. Dallas Cowboys – DB Byron Jones

28. Denver Broncos – OL Cameron Erving

29. Indianapolis Colts – OL Cedric Ogbuehi

30. Green Bay Packers – DB Kevin Johnson

31. New Orleans Saints – DT Jordan Phillips

32. New England Patriots – DT Eddie Goldman


McCarthy's Decision Comes with Risk

No more rumors. No more guessing. It’s now official. Read more...

Figure it out Pro Football Hall of Fame

Another year and yet another questionable Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Read more...

Packers Offseason Outlook

It’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming offseason for the Green Bay Packers. Even though the season ended with bitter disappointment, the Packers have a lot to look forward to. But, they also have a lot of decisions to make and questions to answer. Below is my offseason outlook on some of the coaches, free agency, and the draft. Read more...

Don't blame it all on McCarthy

For the first 55 minutes of the NFC Championship game, the Green Bay Packers could not have played much better against what many figured was a superior opponent. The Packers were beating the defending Super Bowl champions in the toughest place to play in the NFL in the NFC championship game. A game no one gave the Packers any chance at winning. Then, we all know the rest. Green Bay blew a 12 point lead in the final minutes of the game. Read more...

NFL Head Coaching Predictions

It’s clockwork. Every year there is always some openings in the NFL for head coaching positions. This year, there are six teams looking for new coaches to lead their teams to Super Bowl championships. Below are the six teams who currently have openings and my predictions of who will be their new head mans for the 2015 season. Read more...

Packers Playoff Scenarios

Confused by the possible playoff scenarios for the Green Bay Packers? Don’t understand the tiebreaker rules? Don’t worry, I did the work for you! Here are the simplest scenarios for the Packers to make the playoffs at different playoff seeds. Read more...

Thompson the Gambler

The rich keep on getting richer and that is defiantly looking like the case for the offense of the Green Bay Packers. Ted Thompson might of struck gold again with his offensive draft picks this season, which is ironic since the man played linebacker during his NFL career. Read more...

Aaron Rodgers is the NFL MVP

Just a few weeks ago the argument could be made that the NFL had multiple strong candidates for the NFL MVP award. Demarco Murray, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, JJ Watt, and Aaron Rodgers. It’s been a while since the NFL has seen numerous candidates vie for the award in which nobody has really seen a clear-cut favorite. Read more...