When you year about a former NFL head coach and GM taking a new job, usually it tends to fall within one of a few different areas. First is the media - there are plenty of TV networks and media organizations willing to hire these individuals to be talking heads and shed some sort of expert insight into the NFL. Second is NFL teams themselves - in the search for the tiniest advantage, many former coaches and executives get back into the game that way. Third might be college football - a head coaching position at a major college is often the case for former NFL coaches.
Not for Mike Sherman. After his most recent stint in the NFL as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator, the former Packers head man is taking a surprising new job this fall.
While Sherman prepares for his new job, a few current Packers were interviewed last week about their work in the offseason. A couple of these men dealt with injuries a season ago, while one is working through some issues now. In all cases, they maintain a positive outlook on their struggles, either to regain past form, earn a starting spot, or just make the team.
Check out that and much more in today's curds below.
For Raji, pride still matters | ESPN Wisconsin
For whatever reason, B.J. Raji had more interest in free agency this year from good teams than he did last year. One of his focuses while he sat out the season was improving his flexibility, and with that he expects to be back at the top of his game in 2015.
Abbrederis ready to make up for lost season | Packersnews.com
The stiff competition at the back of the receiver depth chart doesn't scare the former Wisconsin Badger; instead, he relishes the opportunity to push himself and be pushed by his teammates as he continues to recover from his torn ACL.
Casey Hayward strives to be No. 1 cornerback | JSOnline
Though his foot will likely keep him out until training camp, his position coach isn't worried about playing him on the outside. Joe Whitt said "I've never had an issue with Casey playing outside. I just had Tramon (Williams) and Sam (Shields) outside."
Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman to coach high school team | ESPN
The Massachusetts native will be coaching kids just a half hour from his home, a significant departure from his previous head coaching jobs in Green Bay and at Texas A&M.
Rams’ picks are all unsigned, with financial counseling coming first | ProFootballTalk
This is a really intriguing idea, and one that I would fully support. Since there's virtually nothing to negotiate, it seems like the Rams are taking the lead in helping their players ensure long-term financial health.
Anatomy of a Winner: Green Bay Packers - Gang Green Nation
Here's a great look at the Packers' organizational stability from the viewpoint of a team that lacks that quality. Go give our brethren over at the SB Nation Jets blog some of your insight if you're so inclined.
Aaron Rodgers explains why veterans come to voluntary offseason workouts - SBNation.com
His answer might come as a surprise to fans of other teams, but Packers fans (especially those reading APC regularly) should be familiar with the concept of the workout bonus.