In an interview with Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith reflected on his notoriety from being the victim of the stomp by Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. ”I’m not here to be that guy Suh stomped on,” Dietrich-Smith is quoted as saying. “It just happened to be on national TV, but I can’t really do anything about that. I don’t want to be that guy. I’m out to prove I’m not just that guy; I’m the guy that plays for the Packers.” Dietrich-Smith also talked about focusing on being a swing interior offensive lineman that can play both center and guard, which is his greatest value to the Packers. His job as a top backup appears safe for the time being.
Over the weekend, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre gave his opinion on the alleged New Orleans Saints bounty program in which he was one of the players targeted. In an interview with Deion Sanders that aired on the NFL Network, Favre said, ”My feeling, and I mean this wholeheartedly, is that I really don’t care. What bothers me is we didn’t win the game. And they didn’t take me out of the game. They came close, but a lot of people have come close. I’m too stubborn to come out. Plus, that was kind of a big game. I’m not going to sit the last three minutes. I’m going to go out there with bones sticking out of the skin, I’m going to finish it.” Favre was a member of the Vikings in the 2009 NFC Championship game when he was allegedly targeted by the Saints.
A couple of opinions on “Bountygate” here and here were shared by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, which is of importance to the Packers as it relates to the fate of defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove.
Appearing in a mailbag feature from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns beat reporter May Kay Cabot shares some information about a potential trade between the Packers and the Browns. “The Browns aren’t interested in trading for (James) Jones, and so far, the Packers haven’t shown interest in (Colt) McCoy. Unlikely swap at this time.” Chances are slim that such a trade will come to fruition, not out of the question entirely, but very slim.
Tight end Tom Crabtree commented on last season and his preparations for the upcoming season in an article appearing in his native Ohio. There seems to be a mix-up about the injury status of Jermichael Finley in the article, however.
The move to inside linebacker for Brad Jones and Jamari Lattimore is discussed in an article by Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Don Hutson is called the greatest Packer of all-time in a column by Mike Vandermause of the Press-Gazette.
Former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman is working as a group facilitator at the NFL Rookie Symposium.
An interview with former Packers safety Mark Murphy appears at the Packers official website.
The future of wide receiver Randall Cobb is pondered at Acme Packing Company.
Former Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey will be appearing at an Eau Claire barbecue restaurant.
Video: From Fox 11 in Green Bay, Curly’s Pub inside the Lambeau Field atrium is temporarily closed for a change in management…
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