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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 27, 2015

The Packers' collapse was one for the ages, but can they find strength and motivation in their recent loss instead of just frustration?

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The Packers appear to like players from Alabama recently. After drafting Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix early in the past two years and signing linebacker Adrian Hubbard after the draft last season, they have now added another Alabama product to the roster.

Whether he'll make the team next season, though, is a different story.

In addition to that bit of news, the Packers finally get the expected comparison in one publication this week, as the 1992 Oilers team that engineered the greatest collapse in NFL Playoff history is brought up. See how they responded to their mistakes the following season in today's curds.

Packers sign P Mandell |
Apparently the team thinks that their strategy with Mason Crosby in 2013 (bringing in competition for him during the offseason and training camp) might work for Tim Masthay in 2015.

Maybe Packers can follow Patriots' road to redemption | JSOnline
Last year's Patriots team lost an ugly conference championship game (though in a much different manner than the Packers lost this year), but they're back this season in the biggest game in football.

Can playoff collapse carry over? Ask '92 Oilers |
Then there's that Oilers team that blew a 35-3 lead to the Bills...they improved their record to 12-4 the next season, but lost in the divisional round of the '93 playoffs.

Jarrett Bush Remains Step Below Patriots Special Teams Gold Standard Matthew Slater | Cheesehead TV
Who expects Bush to come back to Green Bay next year? It seems like a bit of a long shot at this point.

Bulaga bounces back | ESPN Wisconsin
We'll get to Bulaga and his impending free agency later this week, but here are some great quotes from his teammates and coaches regarding the Packers' right tackle.

Packers in good shape with young talent - ESPN
For a so-called "draft-and-develop" team like the Green Bay Packers, it's critical to have an influx of young talent on the roster. According to one ESPN writer, the Packers' crop of players under 26 years old is ninth-best in the NFL.

The making of LeGarrette Blount -
Here's an interesting look at one of the biggest keys for the Patriots in Sunday's game, and how he made a productive NFL player out of himself despite his hot temper.