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Cheese Curds, 6/6: Packers go to shooting range; RB-by-committee seems the best approach

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Green Bay’s players and coaches got a day off from practice on Tuesday, while we look again at how best to utilize the team’s trio of talented runners.

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On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers got a nice surprise: a day off from practice. At least, it was a surprise for some of the players on the team, who aren’t familiar with the Packers’ practice of taking a day off for teambuilding exercises. It was a nice day in Green Bay, and so Mike McCarthy and company headed out to the shooting range for a round of shooting practice, something that many of the team’s players were unfamiliar with.

As the Packers spent some time together off the field, media members are breaking down how the team will look on the field, particularly in two specific areas: the defensive line and the running back unit. The addition of a pair of new coordinators in Mike Pettine and Joe Philbin will spur some change in the scheme and approach on their respective units, and Packers fans should hope for some specific improvements to come along with those approaches.

On defense, the Packers are looking to build their pass rush not so much around their edge players but around a strong group of interior defensive linemen. Meanwhile, we don’t yet know how the team will split up the football across their trio of talented running backs, but with each player having a different skill set, a committee approach makes sense. There’s even a template for just how to do it, thanks to a team that just made an appearance in the Super Bowl.

The Packers will return to practice today for the last day of OTAs, then they’ll get a long weekend off before mandatory minicamp kicks off next Tuesday.

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