The Packers are less than a week away from practicing as a full team, and are 33 days away from the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. The season will look different this year, from new training camp protocols to no fans at Lambeau for the first two games. However, the news on the Green Bay Packers is as steady as ever.
The Packers were one game from the Super Bowl last year, so last season was not a failure in any way. With it being Matt LaFleur’s first year, it was actually a huge success. However, sustaining success is never as easy.
ESPN has put the Packers on the list of prime candidates to do worse this upcoming season than last year. With a record of 13-3, going 14-2 would be extremely difficult so a regression is possible, even if it means they go 11-5. On top of that, we also take a look at a new Packers wide out, Matt LaFleur discusses the upcoming practices, and a cat who has decided to step down from his prestigious role.
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ESPN does an annual column of teams who are most likely to regress this up coming season, and the Green Bay Packers landed square on the list. The stated reason for why there is a possible regression is because the Packers failed to add any weapons to their receiving core in the offseason. They also claim that theoretical injuries will slow them down because they were not hurt enough last year.
The Packers decided to add a wide receiver from the Detroit Lions after Devin Funchess opted out of the season. Travis Fulgham spent a majority of last season on the Lions practice squad, and recorded no catches but he did have 2 drops. He is most likely to be a 5th option or practice squad player with the Packers.
Matt LaFleur joined the Packers last season and made an immediate impact. In his second season, he is dealing with a whole new challenge, training camp during a global pandemic. However, he is keeping positive thoughts in the forefront and making the practices as best as they can be once they start in less than a week.
End of an era in the United Kingdom. After 4 year off working his tail off, the Chief Mouser decided it was his time to retire. His reasoning was that he is looking for an easier, quieter life than one of being a cat in politics provides.