Happy Wednesday, Green Bay Packers fans! As we continue our countdown of the top 10 plays of the Packers' 2014 season later today, we bring you news from Green Bay and around the NFL this morning.
First up is the Packers' cornerbacks coach. Honestly, it seems he's getting more attention this summer than any other position coach in recent memory. Obviously, it's relevant with the team replacing a few departed veterans and breaking in several young corners, but it's still a bit amazing to see how frequently his name comes up.
Click around and then come on back for plays number 5 and 6 in our countdown, which will be posted later today.
Packers young cornerbacks a long way from battle ready | JSOnline
Joe Whitt gets a lot of publicity this summer, but it's deserved. Also, this is worth a click for the second paragraph alone, where Whitt is unimpressed with the players whom his young corners named as the best receivers they faced in college.
Pat Peppler, former Packers personnel director, dies | Packers.com
One of the Packers' top executives during much of Vince Lombardi's time in Green Bay, Peppler ran the draft during the 60s. He was 93 years old.
Matt Blanchard navigating Packers' crowded depth chart | Packersnews.com
This isn't the first article about the Packers' backup QB situation, and it certainly won't be the last. However, Blanchard's story is worth examining in detail, even if he's a long shot to make the team.
John Clayton's ranks of the top quarterbacks in each of the next three seasons - NFL
Speaking of quarterbacks, looky here - somebody picks a certain Packers quarterback to be the best player at the position in the league and to keep that status for the next few years.
Top 10 Packers trait countdown: 10) Sam Shields undercut ability | 247Sports
Two plays that illustrate this ability come to mind immediately - Shields' pick of Tony Romo during the 2013 comeback in Dallas and his pick-six of Colin Kaepernick in the playoffs a year prior.
Cocaine, illiteracy, and football could not stop Dexter Manley | SBNation.com
This isn't Packers related, but it's a crazy story about a former NFL player who has overcome a great deal to get to where he is today.