Welcome to Friday, Green Bay Packers fans! We've made it to the last week without Packers practice for the next month or so, as OTAs begin on Wednesday. Finally, we'll have a little bit of real, on-the-field football news to discuss for just the second time this offseason!
Among the players looking to make an impact early on are a pair of undrafted free agents who are profiled in today's Cheese Curds. One, in particular, is sure to draw a great deal of attention in the comments section today, as Tiny Dantzler talks about his attitude on and off the field.
In addition to that, we find out why one critical person involved in the making of "Pitch Perfect 2" objected to the inclusion of the Packers' Clay Matthews, David Bakhtiari, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, and Don Barclay in the movie.
Check out all that and much more in this final edition of curds for this week.
Undrafted Tavarus Dantzler ready to earn job at linebacker | JSOnline
One thing he prides himself on is playing with anger and a chip on his shoulder. Another physical tool he has in his arsenal is 34-1/2" arms, which are two inches longer than Clay Matthews' and four inches longer than Carl Bradford's. In fact, his arms are longer than any player who was measured at the Scouting Combine and projects as a linebacker in the NFL.
Crosby likes Zook's vision for special teams | Packersnews.com
The Packers' kicker is pleased that there will be some continuity in the coaching staff after Shawn Slocum's firing, and he looks forward to seeing the young players compete for jobs on coverage and return units.
CB Ladarius Gunter eager to sign with Green Bay Packers despite logjam | FOX Sports
Despite having lots of offers and lots of players ahead of him on the depth chart, Gunter likes the fit with the Packers and looks forward to the competition ahead of him this summer.
James Starks Should be Supplanted as the Packers' Number Two Running Back | AllGBP.Com
We took a little bit of a look at this last week, breaking down the backup running back position. However, we didn't examine the impacts that Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery could have from the backfield, and that might be even more relevant than the emergence of a John Crockett or Rajion Neal.
6 NFL coaches on the hot seat in 2015 - SBNation.com
Former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is on this list, as management likely needs to see improvement this year because of the investment they made in free agency.
Paris Saint-Germain tops global salary survey | ESPN
The Packers rank 127th out of 333 worldwide professional sports teams in the average salary for its players, but that is among the higher rankings among NFL teams.
Pitch Perfect 2’s Green Bay Packers Cameo: How It Happened | Vanity Fair
The screenwriter actually didn't want the Packers to be in the movie. It's not because of an objection to having big guys in a movie based around a group of girls singing, though; it's because she's a Bears fan from Chicago.