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Christmas Eve Cheese Curds: Packers' offense has a direction; new long snapper leaves sub shop

Though the offense looked listless for most of the game last week, Green Bay's head coach insists he has a specific set of goals in mind.

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The Green Bay Packers are not struggling to find a direction on offense, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. That direction is clearly in mind, and it apparently has the team's MVP on board after some more work this week.

Today's cheese curds go into that direction, and also feature a look at the less-than-glamorous job that the newest Packer was working at when he got the call to sign with the team.

Meanwhile, we at APC will have a bit of a light week this week as we are celebrating the holidays with our families. To all of our readers and Packers fans everywhere who are celebrating holidays this season, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday.

From Jersey sandwich maker to Packers long snapper |
Rick Lovato lucked out - Brett Goode's injury is unfortunate, but it opens the door for the rookie. Furthermore, Goode's career started mich the same way back in 2008.

Mike McCarthy knows direction Packers' offense should take |
He didn't go into what that "direction" is, but it seems pretty clear from the team's performance over the past two weeks that the arrow points towards the running game.

Aaron Rodgers finds solace in direction of the Packers |
Speaking of that direction, Rodgers was much more calm on Wednesday when discussing the offense's performance than he was on Sunday after the win in Oakland.

Packers receiver Davante Adams insists lack of confidence not the issue - ESPN
At the same time, he says "a lot of it has to do with confidence" so it's not so clear-cut. However, Adams recognizes that he needs to think more like a defensive back and have a short memory after making mistakes.

Quinten Rollins quickly carving out a role |
You'd never know how little experience Rollins has from the way he's playing lately; and he's probably going to end up playing a major role on defense again this week with Sam Shields still going through the concussion protocol.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s 1-game suspension upheld -
The league stuck with their ruling against Beckham after his actions against the Panthers , apparently determining that any mitigating circumstances with the Panthers' baseball bat did not justify his actions.