The Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks - past and present - remain in the news this week as we gradually inch closer and closer to the start of the team's training camp. The players will report to camp on Monday with practice starting on Tuesday, and all of the players on offense including Aaron Rodgers have their sights set on a more productive offense this season.
One of Rodgers' best weapons over the past few years was particularly ineffective last season, as the team struggled with the play-action pass. Compare that to 2014 and other prior seasons, when the team's running game was productive and Rodger has great success drawing in defenders with his great play-fakes.
Also getting closer day by day is Brett Favre's enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and today's Cheese Curds feature a pair of articles on the gunslinger - one on his degenerative hip condition that ended up being mostly a non-issue and another on how he learned to appreciate his time in Wisconsin by going away for a while.
Finally, the Packers' Shareholders Meeting is about to begin as this article goes live, so stay tuned for updates from the meeting.
Packers Family Night' sold out | Packers.com
If you were hoping to get tickets to the annual scrimmage - to be held a week from Sunday - you're unfortunately out of luck if you don't already have them.
Vikings stints helped Ryan Longwell, Brett Favre appreciate Green Bay - ESPN
So says Longwell, the former Packers kicker - apparently it's easiest to see just how special Green Bay and the Packers are when you aren't still involved with the team.
Ron Wolf took big risk with Brett Favre's hip injury | JSOnline.com
Don't forget that if the Packers' medical staff had its way, the team never would have acquired Favre from Atlanta. Wolf told the team's doctors that he didn't care, and went ahead with the trade anyway.
What PFF grades say about Aaron Rodgers' 2015 season | PFF
Yes, Rodgers was graded lower than ever before, but the Packers' receivers were also charged with the fourth-most dropped passes in the NFL last year. Also scary is that Rodgers had the worst passer rating on play action of any qualifying quarterback.
Packers sign CB Warren Gatewood | Packers.com
There were rumors about Gatewood signing with the Packers as an undrafted rookie after the game, but he finally put pen to paper on Wednesday.
Tony Romo wants to play until he's the oldest quarterback in NFL history - SBNation.com
Yikes - the 36-year-old Romo said that he would love to be playing football ten years from now, according to comments he made to a Racine, Wisconsin newspaper (remember that he is a native of nearby Burlington).