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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for February 18, 2014

The Scouting Combine approaches, and the usual caveats are in place: measureables aren't everything.

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Tomorrow, the underwear Olympics begin. The first few position groups will report to Lucas Oil Stadium Wednesday morning to begin one of the most absurd testing periods in any industry. We'll have coverage of the combine through the weekend and into next week, as the majority of the physical tests take place Saturday through Tuesday.

Until then, we get to continue looking at tape, and today's curds feature one fantastic breakdown of a few players who could be intriguing for the Packers. We've also got news on soon-to-be free agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who's looking to get back into football shape.


'The Big Fella' gets bigger, continues comeback - ESPN Wisconsin
Apparently, Jermichael Finley has bulked up from 247 to 260 pounds in the hopes of finding another job as an NFL tight end.

Countdown to Combine: Green Bay Packers needs - ESPN
With the first players arriving in Indianapolis tomorrow, Rob Demovsky takes a look at the possible safeties the Packers could draft early on.

Enthusiasm, work ethic carry McCurley into assistant coaching ranks | Packersnews
If you don't know much of anything about new assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley, you're not alone. Here's a great look at who he is and what he'll bring to the table as a position coach.

NFL Scouting Combine: Freaks and flops from the past five years -
Here's a reminder to not get too high or too low on any one prospect because of their combine numbers.

Carlos Hyde vs. Chris Borland: The Best Title Fight That Nobody Talked About - Battle Red Blog
Skeptical of my man-crush on inside linebacker Chris Borland? Check out this excellent film review of him defending Ohio State's Carlos Hyde, one of the toughest college running backs in 2013.

The All-Presidential Football League roster -
This is fun. The one glaring omission is Andrew Jackson, who would have worked as a slot receiver since he was the toughest S.O.B. to ever live.

2014 NFL Draft: Anonymous strikes again -
The report by Nolan Nawrocki criticizing certain draft-eligible players was ridiculous. Spencer Hall does to it what he does to other ridiculous football "analysis".