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Packers Daily Links: Green Bay Works Out Tyrell Sutton, Others

The Packers worked out six players in for workouts on Tuesday, including running back Tyrell Sutton, the former Packer who they cut in training camp in 2009. "Tyrell Sutton, a 5-8, 213-pound third-year pro, was in town to work out in front of team personnel department officials," writes Tom Silverstein at JSOnline. "Sutton was released by the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 3 and has been out of football since." With recent injuries to both James Starks and Brandon Saine, the Packers are likely looking at players they can sign in a pinch. Seeing as both Starks and Saine could be back this week, it's not likely they'll actually sign someone unless another injury or setback occurs.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was again asked to comment on his friend, Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun, who allegedly tested positive for a banned substance and could face a 50-game suspension. Braun believes he'll be exonerated. “I 100 percent support Ryan and believe in him and it’s not going to affect our friendship in the least," Rodgers said on his weekly interview on the ESPN Radio affiliates in Madison and Milwaukee. "I’m 100 percent supporting him and behind him and believe in everything that he says.”

Nineteen different Packers have scored touchdowns this season, a franchise record for a single season. "Twenty-one New England Patriots scored in 2007, tying several others for the NFL record, according the Elias Sports Bureau," writes Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Can the Packers tie or break the record? I wouldn't say it's likely, but it's possible. There's very few players left on offense who haven't scored and that's where most of the scoring occurs. If the Packers do break the record, they would have to get an assist from the defense or special teams.

A list of the 19 players who scored touchdowns appears in the Journal Sentinel.

Linebacker Robert Francois is featured in an article by Fox Sports. "Francois, an undrafted second-year player with only one start and no impactful plays to his credit before this season, has come up with two interceptions and a forced fumble in the last 2 1/2 games since replacing injured A.J. Hawk," according to the article. The consistency isn't quite there yet, he's missed several tackles, but the playmaking ability has more than made up for it so far.

More on Robert Francois comes from Packer Report (subscription required).

The Packers should make the effort to go undefeated this season, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "The Packers need to enter the playoffs with a full head of steam, which is best accomplished by playing to win against the Bears and Lions," writes Vandermause. I would say there is a need to keep players sharp and on task, which means preparing them to start and win every week. I wouldn't say that means playing Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter of a game against Detroit if the score is close. Matt Flynn, for example, can play to win too.

The case is made that the Packers will need Greg Jennings in the postseason by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette. I don't think many people would disagree with that. That's why he'll get nearly a month's rest before the next Packers game that really, really means something.

Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin talks about Ryan Grant's performance at PackersNews.com.

Cornerback Tramon Williams is interviewed for a video at the Packers official website.

Head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions in his weekly Q&A at Packers.com.

Get to know safety Charlie Peprah in an interview at ESPNMilwaukee.com.

Orders must be placed by Friday to receive a share of Packers stock before Christmas.

The Packers are called a little lucky to be playing the Chiefs this week by Dan Arkush at Pro Football Weekly.

Scouting reports on the Chiefs appear at the Press-Gazette and Journal Sentinel (sub required).

The Packers are the worst 13-0 team ever, according to a writer from the Wall Street Journal.

Aaron Rodgers could break Dan Marino's single-season passing yardage record, but he's not alone.

A new exhibit on the Packers opened at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.

A high school athlete from Verona got a nice gift at Sunday's Packers game.

Video: Defensive lineman Howard Green was the guest on Clubhouse Live on Tuesday...

Watch live streaming video from clubhouselive at livestream.com

Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Sutton... Tyrell Sutton? I thought the reason I didn't see him playing anywhere was because Canton bent the rules and let him in already. No?

GBP 4 LIFE

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

And the guy from the WSJ throws out two stats to back up Honda claim? I am a believer in point differential, but I could not care less about yardage stats. How do we stack up in something important like... Say... Turn over differential? I bet if a guy wanted to he could find plenty of stats to argue the opposite.

Franklin Hillside's picture

Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.

AJKUHN's picture

It's a ridiculous point. If you look at yardage and sacks and such only, you would think we lost most games this year. But, then you look at the score and it tells a totally different story. When half your points come off turnovers you play with a lot of short fields. I would have thought it was a good thing to have less yards, but more points than your opponent. But, you only see that when you actually watch the games.

PackersRS's picture

IMHO there are two definitive stats.

Turnover differential correlates the best with single-game wins.

Passer rating differential correlates the best with season wins (SB).

Cold Hard Football Facts had a great article about passer rating differential a while back, stating that close to 50% of the SB winners were either #1 or #2 in passer rating differential. And turnover differential is used by most coaches, moreso those who worked under Marty Schottenheimer.

I don't know the current ratings. But if *we win the SB, it'll be the longest win streak in NFL history. That alone should be an indicament of an historically great team. The fact that *we will have won 2 SBs in that time frame makes for an ever better case. And I do believe *we'll also rank pretty high in both passer rating differential and turnover differential.

Of course, all that considering that *we do, in fact, go 19-0, and that's not even close to guaranteed.

*I do understand that I'm not actually a part of the team, the staff, or management. That doesn't mean I don't feel like it.

CSS's picture

2010 San Diego Chargers: Most prolific offense (yardage), best statistical defense.

9-7, didn't make the playoffs

PackersRS's picture

Yards are for losers. In the past, when field position mattered, and a scoring drive was the anomaly, it did matter.

Nowadays, with the evolution of the passing game and the rule changes, yards is one of the least important stats, if not the least, when it comes to measuring wins and losses, which is the ultimate goal of this sport.

CSS's picture

I know, that's why I posted it.

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

RS, don't feel the need to justify to the Bill Johnson's of the world for saying *we. As much time and passion you put into following this franchise, you should feel like you are a part of it. I say *we when referring to the Pack all the time... Well before any stock was purchased, and I don't give two shits what people think. I doubt anybody that frequents this site will say they don't go the *we route on occasion.. WE will go back to back, you and I just won't be in the locker room to celebrate. I'm gonna hit it hard though, that I can guarantee.

PackersRS's picture

Not making excuses man. That was just my way of saying eff you to those self-righteous aholes.

Mojo's picture

I wonder if we (oops - I mean the Pack) would be better off just using Grant and Kuhn for the Chiefs game until Saine and Starks come back next week. It would seem silly to bring a body in for just one week. Maybe have Cobb in reserve as a psuedo RB for this one game.

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