Consensus on the internet as a whole seems fairly rare, at least in the corners I visit. Now more than ever, people seem to have a hard time agreeing on anything. If you tweet that the sky is blue, you might quickly have four people in your mentions telling you “well actually, the sky only appears blue.” They may then go on to tell you that the belief that the sky is blue is a conspiracy put forth by particular unsavory types for nefarious reasons, but your mileage on that part may vary.
But in Packers internet circles, there appears to be a broad consensus on two fronts concerning the Packers’ wide receivers: first, they are not very good as a group, and second, something needs to be done to fix the corps sooner rather than later.
Exactly what needs to be done is another matter. (Sign a free agent? Trade for one? Draft one? Draft several? Just give Jake Kumerow more opportunities? Lure Jeff Janis out of football purgatory?) But people do seem to agree that the Packers need to invest some resources at wide receiver. And that, of course, leads to a parade of names springing from those various potential solutions.
Will any of them ultimately end up in Green Bay? The smart money concerning any individual prospect says no...but yet, it seems certain that at least one new receiver will make his way to Green Bay in the next few months. Who should it be? Good luck finding any agreement there.
The Packers Wire floats a name that fits with Brian Gutekunst’s free agent preferences: young, injury free, and ascending. Could Tajae Sharpe be the fix?
Or perhaps the Packers turn to the past for help at wide receiver. Is Randall Cobb the answer?
Vince Lombardi’s power sweep is a well-established part of Packers lore. But offensive line coach Bill Austin was the one tasked with implementing it, and he tells Packers historian Cliff Christl that job was actually easier than you might be led to believe.
McGinn’s Grading the Packers: Another solid season for QB Aaron Rodgers, but can he perform better | The Athletic ($)
Bob McGinn’s parade of grades turns to quarterbacks, where he’s surprisingly generous with Aaron Rodgers.
I’m not sure I’d ever spend $17 on a plate, but it turned out to be a pretty good buy. Guess you gotta know what you’re looking for!