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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Matt LaFleur’s Packers coming into focus

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The unknown since January is soon to become known.

Green Bay Packers Introduce Matt LaFleur - Press Conference Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The offseason program has come to a close and training camp is approximately one month away which means the question everyone has been asking since January is coming closer to an answer.

“What will Matt LaFleur’s Green Bay Packers look like?”

For all the talk about how well LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers will or won’t mesh or what effect all the new additions on defense will have, no one really knows what will happen. A lot of things are just offseason noise and will quiet to a murmur once the games actually start.

That said, some things are beginning to clear up.

LaFleur has been very hands-on during practices (torn Achilles be damned) and emphasized making every rep count. His offense maximizes scheming receivers open versus forcing receivers to win their matchup on isolation routes like the previous regime as well as more reliance on running the ball.

The depth behind Davante Adams has also begun to clear up as all three second-year receivers have shown the ability to make a sophomore jump instead of a slump.

The team also seems much more loose and the music selection at practice has made it clear the last remnants of the Mike McCarthy regime have been swept away.

There’s more on what LaFleur is bringing to Green Bay plus winter won’t fully die in one Wisconsin city in today’s cheese curds.

Five things learned during the Packers’ offseason program—Packers.com

If it wasn’t already clear, these are no longer McCarthy’s Packers. Change has come to Titletown and the team is banking on it carrying the team to another Super Bowl title.

State of the Franchise: Aaron Rodgers, Packers back on track?—NFL.com

Adam Rank has the Packers finishing second behind the Chicago Bears, but it’s how many wins he’s predicting for a second place finish that is surprising.

Packers’ Trevor Davis in ideal position for enhanced receiver role—PackersNews.com

Could Trevor Davis go from roster bubble to main return man to an increased number of offensive snaps? LaFleur sure makes it sound that way.

What does new TE Michael Roberts bring to Packers?—Packers Wire

General manager Brian Gutekunst has been all about the tight ends the past month or so. Here’s a breakdown of what Green Bay’s newest acquisition brings to the table.

It’s the middle of June and there’s still a pile of snow in downtown Appleton—Appleton Post-Crescent

To quote Austin Powers, “why won’t you die?!”