GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers intercepts a pass in intended for Danario Alexander #84 of the St. Louis Rams in the end zone at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers beat the Rams 24-3. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's a really beautiful sunny day both where I am and in Wisconsin, so I encourage you to take your lunch break somewhere that has outdoor dining, then sit on the patio for a couple hours before strolling back into work around 2:30. You deserve it. Here's your daily Green Bay Packers news and links.
A really fantastic guest column by former Packers linebacker George Koonce. He struggled with what to do with his life after retiring from football, but has just finished his doctoral dissertation. He talks about a suicide attempt and his wife's passing, it's pretty heavy stuff.
Hopefully he chose different means than Nick Fairley.
Video chronicling the first day of the Packers tailgate tour.
TOUGHNESS. GRIT. HARD WORK. PLAYING THE GAME THE RIGHT WAY.
And if he doesn't improve, there are some guys waiting to take his job.
More from around SB Nation after the jump
It would be incredible if they didn't even give Blaine Gabbert one year.
6'5", 220 lbs, 4.48 40-yard dash. You never know man.
So he's planning to play wide receiver? Or baseball?
Yes, as in, the Dolphins will need to pull off enough upset wins to be in playoff contention in Week 17.