You’ve either got a good quarterback or you’re not a contender. This is the reality of the NFL. Today’s Curds show the many permutations of the quarterback question, from when the Packers first found out what they had in Brett Favre to the logistical weirdness of Aaron Rodgers playing against Tom Brady to an NFC North quarterback with weird grilling habits.
Oh, plus Hunter S. Thompson trying to convince Jim Irsay to draft Ryan Leaf. You know, as expected.
Continuing the countdown of the top 100 moments in Packers history, Packers.com has arrived at one particularly notable event: the day Brett Favre relieved an injured Don Majkowski. Great video and pictures within!
Strange but true: Brett Favre has started more games against Tom Brady than Aaron Rodgers. Favre was under center for the Packers’ games against the Patriots in 2002 and 2006 and Rodgers missed the 2010 matchup due to a concussion, leaving just the 2014 tilt as the only Rodgers/Brady contest. That’s set to change this year, but facing the Patriots on the road adds an extra layer of intrigue.
This headline could read simply “Good luck beating Packers LT David Bakhtiari,” but as Pro Football Focus reveals, Bakhtiari is especially hard to beat to the outside.
PFT’s MIke Florio can be hyperbolic at times, but his reading of the NFL’s PED policy seems to indicate an effort by the NFL to pit players against one another. If true, this would be a shocking revelation about an organization that typically has only its employees’ best interests at heart. Ideally, the Packers won’t have to deal with any PED-related suspensions this year, but if they do, let’s hope they don’t involve any tattling on other players for their alleged wrongdoings.
It’s not super clear what’s going on with Kirk Cousins’ choice of Independence Day meats, but based on the available evidence the Vikings should be reconsidering their biggest offseason addition. Get your grill game sorted, Kirk.
If this story appeared in The Onion, it would somehow seem less weird.
Ryan Leaf himself confirms the story.
So I received this letter last week. It’s written by Hunter S Thompson to @Colts Owner Jim Irsay in 1998 a month before the NFL Draft. This is unbelievable, hysterical, & ludicrous!! Have a read. @richeisen and I will discuss today on @RichEisenShow at 11:00 AM PT. #mindblown pic.twitter.com/AWStCEiSTM— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) July 5, 2018