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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for September 17, 2015

Can the turn to another sport to help solve their recent tackling woes?

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Three more days, Packers fans. We have three more days until the Packers line up against the Seattle Seahawks for the first time since January. This game probably is a bigger deal emotionally for the fans than for many players at this point, though in today's curds we'll see that several of the Packers' stars had vastly different reactions and approaches to dealing with the result of that contest.

Meanwhile, the initial list of Hall of Fame nominees is out, and one name should distinguish itself from the rest. The Packers have nine players with ties to the organization, however, although only one seems like a likely bet to be inducted next summer.

Packers blocking out any and all distractions |
Jake Ryan says he feels "prepared" for a bigger role with Sam Barrington out. Even though Nate Palmer will likely get the start and the bulk of the playing time, especially as he will be the one making the defensive calls.

Packers navigated 'grieving process' |
Every player handled the loss to Seattle differently; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix immediately went to the tape the next day to evaluate himself, while Micah Hyde hasn't watched it at all.

Aaron Rodgers has running ability he lacked in last Seahawks game | JSOnline
80's' hair metal band Cinderella summed it up best - you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

What the NFL Can Learn From Rugby - WSJ
More and more NFL and college football teams are teaching rugby-style tackling. With the missed tackles that the Packers have become known for in recent years, maybe it's time for Mike McCarthy and company to do the same.

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens among 1st-year nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame |
No surprise here - Favre will be on the ballot this year, and barring one of the biggest surprises imaginable, he'll be inducted next summer. Packers safety LeRoy Butler is also nominatedi, as is former coach Mike Holmgren.

The NFL proved it is Big Brother by obtaining Greg Hardy's domestic violence photos -
Oh joy. The league is now flexing its legal muscle to get previously confidential information, in this case photos, of its players. Don't mistake this for any defense of Hardy, but it's a scary precedent that the league is setting.