The team's first injury report was announced yesterday, and we covered it here at APC. However, we focused mainly on which names did appear on the report, rather than the ones that didn't. Those are probably more critical to note, and Aaron Rodgers should be pleased by the availability of the people in front of him.
Meanwhile, head coach Mike McCarthy and his squad have a renewed focus on early success, after the team has started out 1-2 in each of the past three years. Here's hoping we don't need QB12 to tell us to "R-E-L-A-X" after three weeks this year.
On to the curds!
Packers aim to start strong after losing past three openers | JSOnline
The last time the Packers won in week one was back in 2011 against New Orleans, their first game after winning Super Bowl XLV. This team is bound and determined to put a three-year week one losing streak to rest.
Randall Cobb will play through the pain | Packers.com
As important as Cobb will be, perhaps the most important names on the injury report were the five who weren't on it at all - the starters on the offensive line.
Green Bay Packers' Mike McCarthy trades elevator for more face time | ESPN.com
After doing the math, McCarthy estimated that he would waste 8-10 hours per season in the new, slow elevators that go up to his third-floor office. Now he has a desk near the locker room, and doesn't have to take that trip nearly as often.
Private practice | ESPN Wisconsin
What do you know about Clay Matthews the man, instead of Clay Matthews the football player or Clay the actor? Not much? There's a reason for that, and it all starts with Matthews keeping his personal and professional lives very separate.
The Packers Hope They Have James Jones in Davante Adams | Cheesehead TV
This is an interesting way to look at the two receivers - however, they do share some physical characteristics (both are 6'1" and ran their 40-yard dashes in the mid-4.5 range) and both were used similarly in their rookie seasons.
Why Jarryd Hayne will make it in the NFL -- and other rugby league players won't - SBNation.com
Think there will be a bunch more Rugby League players trying to jump to the NFL? They might try, but few are likely to be successful.
Best Players by Number Gridiron Edition : Mitchell & Ness
This is a cool image, and one that features three Packer jerseys: 4, 15, and 66, with a few other numbers that were worn in Green Bay, but are featured in other teams (like 92 and 41) .