Welcome to Thursday, Green Bay Packers fans. Today's a slow news day after the big Brett Favre news dump on Tuesday. Probably the big "news" item from Wednesday was the reveal of the top ten players on the NFL Top 100 for 2015, which featured Aaron Rodgers as the number 2 player behind J.J. Watt. Debate that here and then continue on with today's curds.
Today we have some NFL stadium news, a look at other teams' attitudes towards the Packers, and yet another player who needs to take a big jump this season.
Top photos of the offseason: RBs and FBs | Packers.com
Here is a nice set of photos from OTAs and minicamp, focusing on the offensive backfield.
Time to step up: Green Bay Packers OLB Nick Perry | ESPN.com
You had to know Perry was going to be on this list (again), right?
NFC North Q&A: Why aren't the Packers as disliked as other perennial winners? - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
They certainly are hated by Bears and Vikings fans, and probably to a lesser extent by Lions fans. However, the sense here is that they're not particularly disliked by the opposing teams themselves, for the reasons mentioned by the Lions blogger.
Long snapper Brett Goode welcomes new member to Packers family | 247sports.com
Congratulations to the Goode family on creating a new human!
Aaron Rodgers' Unbelievable Consistency in the Pocket | Cheesehead TV
Hooray for numbers! Rodgers' time to throw has been ridiculously consistent over the past few years, only varying by a few hundredths of a second over his last three full seasons.
Rose Bowl votes not to be temporary NFL home - NFL.com
Hmm. If there is an NFL team coming to Los Angeles in 2016, they won't be playing at the Rose Bowl, whose operations team was unanimous in blocking any possible use by a pro team.
NFL, Tottenham Hotspur ink 10-year stadium partnership - NFL.com
On the other hand, the league just locked up a deal with a new soccer stadium on the north end of London - the stadium will have a retractable grass field for soccer and an artificial turf field for football.