With training camp underway for the Green Bay Packers and the 31 other teams, the national media has begun to catch up with some of the narratives that have surrounded the team during the offseason. That includes the handover of the offensive play-calling duties as well as the return of all the key members of last year's top scoring unit.
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Former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren didn't quite understand Mike McCarthy's decision to relinquish play-calling duties. "What's wrong with you?" Holmgren said of McCarthy's choice. "You never give up play-calling!" However, as the current Packers head coach has stated since promoting Tom Clements into the role, he made the change to improve the overall functionality of Green Bay's offense.
One of the advantages of returning all 11 starters (and most of the key reserves) on offense does not have to build chemistry from the ground up. Now, the Packers can focus on fine-tuning of the offensive operation. That's part of why McCarthy and others believe this year's offense could eclipse 2011's.
The 1919 Kitchen & Tap opened in July. Now, the Packers are ready to roll out the next part of Lambeau Field's most recent atrium renovation: the team hall of fame.
Negotiations between the Chargers and the City of San Diego continue to stagnate. The tenor of negotiations can change at any time, but the indications thus far aren't promising for those hoping the team remains in place.