Although the Green Bay Packers held the first of their Organized Team Activities practices on Monday, Tuesday will be the first time for anyone outside of the organization to actually see what's going on as the team takes practice outside today in front of the public.
Yesterday's session was closed off entirely, even to the media, but today's will be out in the Green Bay sun. Afterwards, head coach Mike McCarthy will hold his first press conference of the spring, and we'll be sure to bring you notes from that discussion.
In today's curds you'll find a couple of breakdowns of storylines to watch in OTAs, and also a discussion of the new kickoff rules from the Packers' kickoff man, Mason Crosby. He has a new strategy for kickoffs this season - or so he said last week.
Blake Martinez takes wholesome approach to fitness | Packers.com
Martinez's diet has been a heavily-discussed topic of late, but equally impressive is his approach to bettering his game and always preparing for the next phase of his football career.
Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby might start booting more onside kicks - ESPN
Crosby joked that with touchbacks now bringing the ball out to the 25 on kickoffs, teams might as well just onside kick every time.
Five things to watch at Packers' OTA | Packersnews.com
With the first open practice of the year starting today, here are a handful of things to keep an eye out for if you'll be in attendance this morning.
10 things to watch as Packers begin OTAs | JSOnline.com
A double dose! 15 is better than 5, right?
How Well Do The Packers Develop Players? | Cheesehead TV
This is an interesting exercise; the Packers are a top-five team in terms of total value that they get from their drafted players from 2009-2013, and they are just barely outside the top 5 in value retained from those drafted players.
The NFL reneged on concussion study funding, and undid any goodwill it had left - SBNation.com
Oh good. If the league had anybody still believing that it was trying to do what's best for players and genuinely wants to research CTE, you can pretty much forget that now.