Congratulations to you, sports fans! You have made it through the slowest sports day of the year - the day after the MLB All-Star Game. Of course, on Wednesday the NFL still could not stay out of the headlines, with Tom Brady's appeal of his suspension to the Second Circuit Court being denied and setting off another batch of Ballghazi insanity.
However, there was one significant Green Bay Packers-related item yesterday, and it took place at ESPN's annual awards ceremony. Not surprisingly, it involved a certain throw from an MVP quarterback to his similarly-named tight end. I think you can probably see where I'm going with this.
In other news, one analytics site has taken a high view of the Packers' secondary, even after one of their favorite players, Casey Hayward, departed in free agency. We've got that and much more in today's curds!
Rodgers duo wins ESPY for Hail Mary | Packersnews.com
The day after the MLB All-Star Game is the slowest sports day of the year, so it's appropriate to hold this awards show that night. It's also the right call naming this play as the best of the last year.
Countdown to Camp: No. 3 receiver the competition to watch | Packers.com
When discussing the wideouts yesterday at APC, we focused more on the back end of the roster and who would make the 53 out of camp. Equally intriguing though should be the battle for the third job behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
Jared Cook's speed will test defenses | JSOnline.com
On just two occasions in the past two decades, the Green Bay Packers have had a pair of tight ends play at a high level in the same season. In both instances, the Packers offense went wild. One of those seasons was 1996 (and we all know what happened that year), but 2009 actually deserves some attention for the Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee tandem.
Ranking Every NFL Secondary Entering 2016 Season | PFF
As they should be, the Packers' unit is ranked in the top five. They slot in at fifth place behind Denver, Arizona, New England, and Seattle.
Aaron Rodgers says NFL's biggest concussion obstacle is the players - ESPN
When you have players like Calvin Johnson admitting that he had his "fair share" of concussions that he never told the medical staff about or even Rodgers himself trying to wave away the doctors, it's easy to see where the biggest issue is.
These quotes from the Arizona Cardinals make amazing motivational posters - SBNation.com
The "Don't be the guy who f***s it up" quote might be my favorite.