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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 11, 2014

The Packers' newest coaches spoke to the media on Monday, and we have some of their comments in today's curds.

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Jonathan Daniel

Welcome to Tuesday, everyone. On Monday, we heard some comments from Ron Zook and Sam Gash, two of the Packers' newest assistant coaches. The team is also continuing its quest to improve personnel through the draft and free agency, and we have one argument in today's curds that advocates being very cautious with any external free agent acquisitions.


Sam Gash says Eddie Lacy has a similar makeup as Curtis Martin - JSOnline
Gash has a fantastic attitude in his plan for Eddie Lacy: "Leave him alone. Let him run."

Unusual position for Ron Zook's experience - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
It should be no surprise that this coaching lifer felt an itch after two seasons away from the game, and I think in his limited role, he can be valuable for Green Bay.

Badgers football: Leonhard says Sam will be welcome in the NFL - ESPNWisconsin
We've got more on Jim Leonhard later today, but this portion of his interview talks about his feelings that Michael Sam will be supported by his new team (whoever that is) when he gets to the NFL.

Point of Veau: Packers Don’t Necessarily Have to Strike it Rich in Free Agency | Cheesehead TV
I'm 100% on board with this opinion. Ted must make smart moves in free agency, not just sign players in free agency for the sake of diversifying his options.

NFL Draft news roundup: Consensus big board -
Here's a great compilation of eight draft boards to come up with a single consensus board. Nice work by the reader at Niners Nation who put this together.

Green Bay Packers NFL Ugly Sweater Wordmark -
Not gonna lie, I'm seriously considering buying one of these for a friend's annual Ugly Sweater Party around the holidays.