Happy Wednesday, Packers fans! Thanks to Kevin for covering for me yesterday - today, Tex is back with a brand new edition of cheese curds. Included in today's links are a first look ahead to the Bears game on Monday, some discussion of the balance of the running backs' workloads, a personal account by the Packers' tight end on his gruesome injury, and yet another reason to hate the Seahawks.
Click it up, and enjoy!
Jermichael Finley on the road back from his injury | The MMQB with Peter King
This is an absolute must-read, as Finley gives a first-hand account of his injury two weeks ago against Cleveland. Among the comments is this one: "Of course I plan to play football again. That is what I love to do."
Aaron Rodgers explains why beating the Vikings meant so much to him - JSOnline
He says there's nothing personal, but it's tough to imagine that there wasn't a little bit of vindication with Sunday night's win.
Packers cornerback Sam Shields rising to occasion
Speed isn't everything. 2010 Sam Shields proved that. But 2013 Sam Shields is proving that hard work plus pure speed can be a deadly combination.
Trestman takes hands-on, personal approach as Bears' coach | Packersnews
Here's a close look at the Bears' new coach and a bit of a look ahead to Monday night's game.
McCarthy wanted to get Starks more carries, Nelson more targets | Packersnews | packersnews.com
Since we didn't have a chance to get a recap of McCarthy's Monday presser, here are the big bullet points from the Press-Gazette. Look for a more even split of carries between Eddie Lacy and James Starks moving forward.
Hyde could get kick return nod - ESPN Wisconsin
It's about time - the kick returns have been abysmal this season.
Edgar Bennett Deserves More Praise | Cheesehead TV
I fully agree with the premise of this article. It's not just the quarterback who deserves praise for young wideouts developing quickly - their position coach needs to be recognized as well.
Fumblr: Even LeBron James is amazed by Calvin Johnson - SBNation.com
Worth the click for the tweets by @celebrityhottub and @awfulannouncing criticizing Golden Tate's taunting on Monday night.
Philadelphia trades Isaac Sopoaga to Patriots for a draft pick - Bleeding Green Nation
And here's the only trade that went down at the deadline. That was a bummer (though not surprising in the least).
More from Acme Packing Company:
- Packers-Vikings final grades: How PFF Graded the Game
- Packers vs. Vikings Performance Grades: Offense Hits the Ground Running
- Packers Teammates of the Week: Running Backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks
- Packers vs. Vikings in Review: Game Balls Go to Rodgers, Nelson, Hyde