Happy Friday, Green Bay Packers fans! Yesterday brought to a close the Packers' OTAs for 2016, leaving the team with just one more week of spring practice before the roster breaks up for the summer break. Acme Packing Company will be on hand for at least one day of minicamp practice next week (weather permitting), so stay tuned for updates from Ray Nitschke Field.
In the final edition of Cheese Curds for the week, we find the top two on-field presences for the Packers - Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy - getting the headlines. One is doing so for the way he is handling his young receiving corps and tight ends, groups which combined have only three players with more than three years of NFL experience. The other is shuffling responsibilities on game day a bit once again, though he has no intention of giving up control of the offense again in 2016.
Finally, we are thrilled to inform you that we will have some big plans for next week as we lead up to Father's Day. APC will be hosting a couple of exclusive interviews with Packers players throughout the week, so stay tuned for more details over the next few days!
McCarthy pondering Packers' play-calling puzzle | Packersnews.com
The head coach gave up playcalling last year in large part to focus more heavily on game management, but had to take back control of the offense late in the year. Now, he is resisting assigning any title regarding game management to an assistant, but expects to have more help in that area than he did previously - especially when statistics and analytical trends are involved.
Zeke Bratkowski: Sunday was easy for Bart Starr | Packers.com
Starr's longtime backup - who had plenty of success when he was called upon in relief - speaks to Cliff Christl about Vince Lombardi and the friendship between the quarterbacks.
Aaron Rodgers gets on Green Bay Packers' young WRs because he cares - ESPN
I can't help thinking of the company motto at Monsters, Inc.: "We scare because we care."
This NFL player slept in a utility closet in college to save money - MarketWatch
Green Bay Packers punter Tim Masthay and his wife Amanda are the best team in the NFL when it comes to personal finance. Masthay was able to save $10,000 from his scholarship stipends, in part by renting a closet to live in for $100 a month!
Ryan Shazier beats Steelers wideouts in foot race - NFL.com
Those wideouts included Sammie Coates, Markus Wheaton, and Antonio Brown. If you wonder why rumors abounded that Ted Thompson wanted him in the first round of the 2014 draft, just imagine that speed in the middle of Green Bay's defense.
Robert Griffin III will have to earn Browns starter job | The MMQB with Peter King
Buried in here is an argument for why Von Miller might want to sit out the 2016 season instead of playing on the franchise tender. If he does so, the Broncos could not use the "exclusive" tag on him next year, which would give another team a chance to sign him (though they would have to give up a 1st and a 3rd-round pick to do so.