Cheese Curds: Daily Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 17, 2013

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Wherein T.J. Lang earns praise for his play, Ryan Pickett is younger than we remembered, and the Packers have some difficult personnel decisions upcoming. Oh, and we aren't going near the Manti Te'o story with a 29-1/2 foot pole until more details come out.

Welcome to Thursday. We're still three days from the Conference Championships, but there's plenty of Packers news and discussion going on around the internet. We've got a bunch of today's here, so take a break for lunch, kick back with an adult beverage, and enjoy the Curds.

Packers will try to maintain pattern of success at receiver - JSOnline
With Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, and maybe even Jermichael Finley's statuses still in question, the Packers will certainly need to spend a lot of time evaluating that position in the off-season.

Aaron Rodgers is not interested in running a read option offense - JSOnline
File this one under "Headlines I never thought I'd see because the basic concept is so ridiculous".

Packers approach crossroads with Woodson - Press-Gazette
I think Chuck is the biggest personnel decision this off-season, even bigger than Greg Jennings. That's mainly because Charles is still under contract, though, and the young secondary would be losing it's veteran leader.

Trgovac: Pickett 'definitely has another good year left in him' | Packersnews | packersnews.com
Funny...I actually thought Pickett was a lot older than 33. Knowing that and seeing his performance down the stretch this year, there's no question to me that he'll still be wearing Green and Gold for a few more years.

Secret Superstars: Divisional Playoffs - Pro Football Focus
Despite some his struggles this year, T.J. Lang earned a 100% pass blocking efficiency last week against San Francisco and had an awesome block on DuJuan Harris' touchdown run.

Here's some news from around the NFL:

Jaguars hire Gus Bradley as head coach, according to report - SBNation.com
Let the coaching carousel continue. Now the Arizona Cardinals are the only team left without a head coach.

San Francisco 49ers vs Atlanta Falcons Odds: NFC Championship Betting Preview - SBNation.com
Interesting - the 49ers opened at -3 and are now at -5. Considering the two teams' play last week, I can't say I disagree.

Enjoy your Thursday!

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