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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Packers still need big contributions from veterans in 2023

As young as the Packers are, they still need good years from their experienced players to really succeed.

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Most of the preseason storylines concerning the Packers have centered around the team’s youth movement. That does make some sense, considering that the Packers are, by one measure, the youngest team in the entire NFL.

But if the Packers are going to go anywhere in 2023, they’ll also need contributions from their veterans. Players like Kenny Clark, Preston Smith, and David Bakhtiari no longer offer the team youth and potential; but even as established players, they have a huge role to play this year, and their ongoing development will have a lot to do with that.

In our first link below, Clark says he doesn’t think improvement and growth are just for young players, and heading into 2023 he wants to continue to add to his game and become the very best he can be.

Kenny Clark on a mission for Packers in 2023 |

The annual “can you believe Kenny Clark is only X years old?” discussion has given way to reminders that Clark is entering his eighth season, but he believes he has agreat football still to come.

Brian Gutekunst Q&A: Packers GM talks about Jordan Love, an inconsistent defense and whether they can win the North | Packers News ($)

In what will likely be his only longform interview of the season, Gutekunst weighs in on everything going on with the Packers prior to the 2023 season.

Aaron Rodgers Details Advice to Jordan Love | Sports Illustrated

Rodgers spoke exclusively to Bill Huber about his relationship with Love, his hopes for his successor, and what Love needs to do to be great.

Fixing the five NFL QBs who regressed the most in 2022 | ESPN

Aaron Rodgers also gets a mention as one of the biggest regressors of 2022.

Packers CB Rasul Douglas talks about challenge of defending Justin Fields and DJ Moore in Week 1 | Packers Wire

Hey, there’s football on tap for this weekend and the Packers’ defense has its work cut out for them.

Brian Burns’ status for Panthers’ opener uncertain amid contract dispute |

It’s worth at least keeping an eye on how Burns’ contract situation plays out since Rashan Gary is also due for a new deal.

2 workers arrested for digging shortcut through Great Wall of China | UPI

Well, that’s one thing the builders of the Great Wall probably didn’t anticipate.