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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 9, 2014

The coaching carousel is kicking into full gear, as Ben McAdoo is getting a lot of attention around the NFL.

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As the Packers' offseason rolls on, one coach is expected to depart for another job somewhere, and the team will likely have to shuffle the deck a bit to take his place. We have stories on those assistant coaches, as well as some evaluations of the guys on the roster and a big name for an NFC North rival who could be released this off-season.


Eddie Lacy expected to build on rookie success - JSOnline
And why not? The guy was a monster this season, forcing more missed tackles than only three other players in the entire league.

Ben McAdoo added to list of Giants' offensive coordinator candidates - Big Blue View
In addition to the interview for the Browns' head coaching job, McAdoo will be interviewing with New York soon.

If McAdoo leaves, Van Pelt could shift to QBs - ESPN Wisconsin
This certainly seems logical. The Packers love to promote from within, plus Van Pelt has been a QB coach before in Tampa and Buffalo.

Joe Whitt waits his turn, still under contract with Green Bay Packers - ESPN
The Packers' cornerbacks coach is apparently drawing interest from around the league as well. The difference between him and McAdoo is that the Packers can still deny other teams the ability to interview Whitt.

Plays that shaped the season: No. 8 - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
This is the second crappy play of the three that Rob has identified so far. Remember Johnathan Franklin's fumble against the Bengals? I do now, and it gives me a sad.

More impact players needed on defense - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
As Mike McCarthy said, "that's stating the obvious".

Chris Johnson wants to leave Titans unless carries increase -
My guess is that he'll get what he wants initially (getting released) but not eventually (new team won't give him the number of carries he wants either).

Should the Chicago Bears cut Julius Peppers? - Windy City Gridiron
Holy cow, that would be a lot of dead money on the salary cap if the Bears were to cut him. Over $8 million, in fact. His cap charge if he is a Bear next year is over $18 million, though, so it might be worth taking the hit.