Besides health of course, what is going to be the key for being a top 10 defense this year? On paper, I can see talent is not going to be an issue.
A lot will depend on the same key categories for an offense – third down, red zone and turnovers. For the most part, those are your make-or-break categories in this game.
Antonio Brown has been in the news recently with reported frostbite from entering a cryotherapy machine without proper footwear. A.J. Hawk had stories written about his hyperbaric oxygen chamber for aiding endurance and recovery. Are you aware of any current Packers engaging in not-so-usual therapy, be it cryotherapy, hyperbaric, or something else?
Other than Jaire Alexander’s goat yoga, no.
Jon from West Des Moines, IA
So excited to see Campbell back. My question is with our defense getting a makeover, does Campbell pick right up where he left off since he was already on the team? Or at this point in the year does it allow him or some of the newer guys to try out different roles in Pettine’s system? Either way it adds depth and versatility which is a plus. We already have a lot of guys fighting for playing time on that defense, and we just added another. Great problem to have!
Wes and I both wondered if Campbell might be back as soon as he returned to health. He showed last year he looks like he belongs in Pettine’s system. I don’t see people trying a bunch of new roles, but zeroing in on the ones they perform well.
Nicholas from Powdersville, SC
With all the receivers…is it realistic we keep four TE and a FB? I can’t see us cutting our draft pick.
Lots of possibilities exist because it’s still early. Plenty of time to sort it all out.
I don’t have high expectations for this season, maybe that will be refreshing? Anyway, with so many new defensive players who do you see as three names we should be watching that could be difference-makers?
Clark, Alexander and Z. Smith.
How do they determine what games go to the Milwaukee ticketholders and the Green Bay ticketholders?
In the regular season, the second and fifth home games are the Gold Package games, for the Milwaukee ticketholders. In the preseason, the Midwest Shrine Game is Gold, and the Bishop’s Charities Game is Green.
What does Jimmy Graham have to do to silence his critics?
Move the chains and catch touchdowns. If he does those things consistently and sprinkles in a couple of big games, no one will be talking about last season anymore.
I know it hasn’t been three full years yet but don’t you think passing on Watt and trading back for King and getting Biegel as the bonus didn’t pan out well for us?
The Packers are currently on the wrong side of that equation. There’s no way around it. King’s injuries are frustrating, no doubt. Hopefully the worm turns at some point.
Insiders, did I read this correctly? Aug. 31, at 4 p.m., teams are cut to 53 players. Then by Sept. 1 at 12 noon those cut players can be claimed by other teams. One hour later the teams can establish their practice players. If every team waits until the final hour to cut, that’s over 1,200 players to consider within 19 hours! Guess it will be a long night for the scouts, etc.
Am I the only one who doesn’t know what a “stinger” is (besides the thing on a bee’s butt)?
It’s a nerve injury in the neck or shoulder area.