Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for December 30, 2013

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

While twelve teams prepare for more football this season, several others are preparing to search for new coaching staffs. Let's remember how lucky we are to be in the first group.

Oh victory Monday, you feel so good. You feel even better when that victory comes at the expense of the Green Bay Packers' biggest rival. And you feel simply magnificent when said victory sends the Packers to the playoffs and the Bears packing for home.

It's also nice to know that on Black Monday, the Packers' coaching staff is preparing for another game instead of preparing their resumes. Continuity is a huge factor in the NFL, and I am grateful that the Packers have some semblance of that in their front office and coaching staff.

On to the links!

Aaron Rodgers delivers one of his greatest performances - JSOnline
The entire last drive was a work of art, with those three fourth-down conversions and a magnificent final play.

Facing a fourth and 1, Packers offense wanted to go for it - JSOnline
Well I for one am pleased that McCarthy has enough sense to trust his offense to pick up that half-yard.

"Chips Report" for Week 17 Packers Win at Bears | Cheesehead TV
No surprises here.

2014 NFL mock draft: Offseason planning begins - SBNation.com
The draft gurus here at SBNation are now projecting the Packers to take a defensive lineman. Frankly, I'd be happy with either one of Notre Dame's top DL prospects.

Rob Chudzinski Fired by Cleveland Browns After 1 Season - Dawgs By Nature
Chud actually had a shorter tenure in Cleveland than Ray Rhodes did in Green Bay.

Mike Shanahan fired by the Washington Redskins - Hogs Haven
Although the Browns didn't wait until Monday to make their Black Monday firing, the Redskins did. This one was as obvious as any of the changes that will be made today.

Leslie Frazier Fired By Minnesota Vikings - Daily Norseman
Interesting that the Bengals' Jay Gruden is looked at as the front-runner for this job. I'd bet that whoever gets it will be working with a new quarterback.

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