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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 31, 2014

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No Super Bowl preview is complete without Breaking Madden and Spillyfood.

Doug Pensinger

Happy Friday, everyone! As the last day of work until Monday (or Tuesday for those of you taking sick days after the Super Bowl), we have your last edition of cheese curds before the big game. As such, we have the two most important Super Bowl articles in the history of history for you at the bottom of the list.

Also, there's real stuff in here, like a look at Ted Thompson's draft preparation, Mike Daniels looking to step up even more in 2014, and Mike McCarthy discussing how to handle Super Bowl week.

Enjoy!

Packers' Mike Daniels eyes defensive leadership role - JSOnline
Daniels: "(Jamari) Lattimore gave a heck of a halftime speech against the Cowboys and you saw what happened that game. I said, 'OK, it's time I take some leadership myself.'" You have to love that attitude.

Versatility is key - ESPN Wisconsin
We're admittedly biased towards Badgers around here, but Wisconsin safety Dezman Southward could be an interesting late-round prospect as a versatile defensive back.

'All the pieces fell where they should' - ESPN Wisconsin
This takes us back to Ted Thompson's surprising choice to cut punter Jon Ryan in 2008 in favor of Derrick Frost (remember him?) and how it finally ended up working out okay by bringing the Ginger Wolverine to Green Bay.

Ted Thompson's draft meetings underway - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
Does it surprise anyone that Thompson holds 11-hour meetings each day to prepare for the draft? Because it shouldn't.

Super Bowl 48: Mike McCarthy's advice to Pete Carroll, John Fox | The MMQB
Big Mac has some words of wisdom to pass along to the head coaches in Sunday's game.

Breaking Madden: The Super Bowl, in which the machine bleeds to death - SBNation.com
Wherein Jon breaks Madden once and for all, and his mother gets destroyed in a video game by a team of 7', 400-pound monsters.

Super Bowl recipes with Spilly: Rocky Mountain Tacos - SBNation.com
SPILLY NO. He is now dead, and he's killed me as well from laughter.