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Cheese Curds, 7/6: A Brett Favre flashback and other QB stories

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Quarterbacks carry the day in today’s Curds.

NFL: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game-Green Bay Packers vs Indianapolis Colts Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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.

The Start of Something Special | Packers.com

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!

Road test adds new twist to Aaron Rodgers’ anticipated duel with Patriots’ Tom Brady | Packers News

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.

Good luck beating Packers LT David Bakhtiari on an outside pass rush | Packers Wire

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.

NFL’s PED policy encourages players to snitch | Pro Football Talk

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.

Kirk Cousins grilled weird meat for the Fourth of July, and everyone is freaked out | CBS

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.

Hunter S. Thompson Told Jim Irsay To Draft Leaf Over Manning | Real GM

If this story appeared in The Onion, it would somehow seem less weird.

Ryan Leaf himself confirms the story.