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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Are the Packers turning the corner?

When will we know if the Packers have arrived?

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Green Bay Packers Wm. Glasheen USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

In the narrative-oriented world of sports media, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting a story to be true so you have, well, a story.

After a few improved offensive performances, for instance, it’s really tempting to dive fully into the idea that the young Packers have turned a corner, that Jordan Love is the answer, and that a new age of great quarterbacking is upon us.

It’s possible that’s true, but progress is rarely so easily defined. You really don’t see a defined moment where, in real time, you can point to a game or a play and say “yes, now things have all come together.”

But on the other hand, if Jordan Love is the answer, if he does secure another decade of great quarterback play in Green Bay, he and his young teammates will have turned the corner at some point. If he’s going to be great, there will have been an inflection point — perhaps even several. And if that’s the case, why can’t that inflection point be right now? As always, we’ll have to wait and see.

Jordan Love made a statement in Packers’ win over Chargers | ESPN

Whatever it means for the long-term success of the Packers, Sunday’s win was nice to see.

Packers film review: Sean Rhyan deserves a shot at starting right guard to help lagging offensive line | Packers News

With Jon Runyan set to be a free agent next spring, there’s little reason to not see what Rhyan can do.

Packers benefit from key Chargers drops in passing game | Packers Wire

It’s nice to have the shoe be on the other foot for once!

Anonymous NFL player poll 2023: Best player? Biggest trash talker? Most annoying fans? | The Athletic ($)

I wish we got some more data on how many votes people got in this piece, but anonymous insights are still fun.

Wisconsin firefighter helps retrieve pet snake lost inside car | UPI

I would have said “sorry, you’ve got to get a new car.”