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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for March 3, 2015

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Frankly, Ted Thompson doesn't much care what you think of how he runs the Packers.

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Got a problem with how Ted Thompson conducts his business? He doesn't care. Disagree with his handling of Randall Cobb or any of his other players? He won't much care about that either.

Now that we're 7 days away from the start of free agency, things are starting to pick up around the league, while the rumors and complaints and angst begin to boil among the Packers' fan base. Of course, Cobb is at the heart of these issues, and we'll have to just continue to wait it out to see what happens.

Just remember: Sam Shields signed his contract extension one day into the legal tampering period last year, but before free agency officially began. Nothing is set in stone here, everyone. On to the curds!

Signature Snaps: Play of the year | Packers.com
We'll have our own top play countdown later on this spring, but for now, go through and pick your favorite of the nominees from the team website.

Randall Cobb, Bryan Bulaga set for market after team passes on tags | JSOnline
Tom Silverstein reports that Cobb's agent at the Scouting Combine was looking for a deal worth $12 million annually, not the $9 million that was reported earlier. To be frank, I think he's dreaming if he thinks someone will pay Cobb that much at this point.

'The way we think it should be run' | ESPN Wisconsin
Having watched Ted Thompson speak live at the Scouting Combine, I would second Jason Wilde's interpretation of Ted's comments (and body language) - Wilde's inference that Thompson thinks the Packers know what they're doing is right on.

ASU football addresses special team woes with hiring of Shawn Slocum | FOX Sports
The former Packers special teams coordinator has a new job as associate head coach for the Sun Devils.

Rise & Grind: Getting primed for NFL free agency - SBNation.com
Here are some of the big news items from around the SB Nation network, including a few players on the market who have already started visiting potential new teams.

MMBM: Sports analytics just don't add up, folks - SBNation.com
Hot take central is back with an important (not really) breakdown of Jarrett Bush's arrest and another edition of the Joe Flacco Elite-O-Meter.