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Cheese Curds, 7/14: Take a class in Packers history; questions abound in DB room

The safety and cornerback groups face major questions, but very different ones.

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Do you want to take college-level coursework on the Green Bay Packers? Then good news, everyone!

This fall, the Packers Hall of Fame is putting on an online course about the history of the franchise, primarily focusing on its early days. There are plenty of questionable stories and oral history about those days that have been embellished and exaggerated over the years, so it should be interesting to see what the history of the team looks like in this telling.

The Hall of Fame itself is preparing for a big surge of guests in the next few weeks, as training camp is set to begin in just over a week, with the Packers Shareholders Meeting kicking it off on the 24th. That influx of visitors for the meeting and the team’s open training camp practices will surely mean a big jump in the number of visitors to the Hall over the next month.

Meanwhile, the Packers are facing questions in their defensive backfield. But between the safety and cornerback positions, those questions are very different. The safety unit has major questions about who will earn playing time, with only one established starter in the group. The cornerbacks, on the other hand, face a much more pleasant question: how to find playing time for all of their talented players.

The latter is a great problem to have; the former, not so much. But how new DBs coach Greg Williams addresses both of them may have a major impact on the team’s overall success on defense.

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