This week is Pro Bowl week in the NFL, but another football-related event with far more long-term importance is taking place as well: the Senior Bowl.
Practices have been underway for two days so far, and in today's curds we'll take a look at a couple of reports from the first few sessions. In addition, we've got some news regarding Packers assistant coaches, as well as one of the team's impending free agents and its quarterback.
Crucial mistakes could cost Slocum his job | Packersnews.com
This might be the first time that I have seen a beat writer make a statement like Pete Dougherty's here, where he says that special teams coach Shawn Slocum "probably should" be fired after this season's debacles.
Packers deny permission for teams to interview Alex Van Pelt - JSOnline
As expected, Van Pelt is under contract through 2015 and the Packers denied the Rams' request to interview him for their coordinator job.
S-A-D, but H-O-P-E-F-U-L | ESPN Wisconsin
The Packers' QB took on some of the blame for the Packers loss, saying that he "missed a couple throws and then had the couple miscommunications."
Free-agent-to-be Randall Cobb about to find out his worth to Green Bay Packers | FOX Sports
Remember that the Victor Cruz deal (five years, $43 million) is often used as the benchmark for Cobb, but #18's 2014 season was better in every way than the year Cruz put up before he signed his big contract.
Chicago Bears hire Adam Gase as offensive coordinator - Windy City Gridiron
Great. He was a head coach candidate in a few places, but now he joins Vic Fangio as coordinators in Chicago instead. That team will look a lot different next year, especially if they have a nice haul in the Draft.
Defensive linemen steal the show at Senior Bowl | Packers.com
Here is a quick recap of day one of Senior Bowl practice, in which Iowa tackle Carl Davis was one of the standouts.
Senior Bowl Day 2 practice report: Top players La'el Collins, Danny Shelton play as expected - SBNation.com
Here's a report from the second day, in which players on both the offensive and defensive lines continue to impress.
When Olivia Munn met Aaron Rodgers, she said, ‘So what do you do?’ | For The Win
Apparently she wasn't much of a football fan before they started dating. Fun!