Happy Tuesday late morning / early afternoon to all of you fine readers! Evan already started off our discussion about the biggest news of the day of the day here in Packer country (Jermichael Finley apparently getting his full salary this year and probably staying with the team). We’ll have more on this throughout the day, but here are a few other stories that may catch your attention as well including competition for Mason Crosby, Aaron Rodgers talking about a rival legend, and lots of love for the fans from the Green Bay Packers.
We all figured that there would be some competition for Crosby in training camp and it looks like the signing of Giorgio Tavecchio will ensure that comes about this year. It’s the first real competition that Crosby has faced in camp in a long, long time.
"It’s kind of like us with losing Woodson." Yup, it is; although it might be even bigger for the Chicago Bears. Brian Urlacher was one of the few defenders I have ever seen out fox Rodgers at least once a year.
There is a good chance that the Packers could find some interesting value at safety around 26, but is it wise to draft another safety when there are so many other interesting prospects in house and other more pressing needs on the team?
Newsflash! The Packers love their fans. Seriously though, how many professional sports teams have a fan wall of their stadium set aside for how crazy their fans can be?
Newsflash! The Packers still love their fans. There are two nice things about the Tailgate Tour: 1) it’s a nice way for the Packers to reach out to lifelong fans who may not have the opportunity to come to Green Bay for an event, and 2) the news that trickles out tends to help people ignore the fact that the Packers do absolutely nothing in free agency.
Here's another breakdown of free agency for those who like to keep score this time of year. You’ll find the Packers paired with the New York Giants under the "Doing what they do" category.