Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch took to Twitter to question recent comments made by Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings on the NFL Network. On the show "Total Access," Jennings said the Lions have to keep their composure. From Ndaukong Suh's stomp to Jim Schwartz's criticism of Mike McCarthy to the Lions' six arrests this season to Titus Young's punching a teammate, it would appear Jennings has a point. "Jennings does have a basis to talk about the Lions, having seen first hand that the Lions’ inability to keep their composure cost them when the Packers won at Detroit on Thanksgiving," writes Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com. "When it comes to maintaining their composure, Jennings has a lot less reason to worry about his own team than Tulloch has to worry about his own team." Jennings answered the question on the NFL Network in general terms without specific criticism. To be upset over what Jennings said just comes off as petty.
Big changes are on the horizon within the Lambeau Field Atrium, according to a report from Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Plans include moving the Packers Hall of Fame to the second floor, Curly's Pub to the first floor and expanding the Packers Pro Shop. "At one time the Packers contemplated moving the Pro Shop to the east parking lot, but Murphy said Tuesday current thinking is to keep everything in the existing Atrium," writes Ryman. "He said they hope to announce plans by the end of the year, and possibly sooner." It's reported that one of the goals of the project would be to raise local income, which doesn't have to be shared with other NFL teams. Approval must come from the stadium district, though it's doubtful that there will be any roadblocks.
Former Packers cornerback Craig Newsome is profiled in a feature by Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He embraced the game's warrior mentality and paid for it," writes Dunne. "After leaving the game with a broken back in 1999, Newsome's life became what his wife, Tara, labels 'a tornado of hell.' Just 28 years old, Newsome was deemed physically disabled by Social Security. Three discs in his lower back were shattered and two surgeries didn't fix it." It's a haunting story about Newsome who was depressed and addicted to pain killers, especially in light of what other former NFL players like Junior Seau have gone through. But it's also a story with a beacon of light at the end. Highly suggested reading.
Wide receiver Donald Driver responded to recent statements about wanting to play the next two seasons in an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal. "We're going to go year to year and then see what happens," said Driver. "If I feel good after this season, then I'll continue to play. If i don't, I'm going to put the cleats on the shelf and walk away." The question remains whether that includes playing for another team, however.
Another profile is done on Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. who talks about battling dyslexia with Lori Nickel of the Journal Sentinel.
Former Packers coach Mike Holmgren talks with Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette in advance of his Packers Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Curly's Pub inside Lambeau Field had their grand re-opening this past weekend.
Former Packers linebacker Nick Barnett talked about a possible return to football by former teammate Nick Collins with Wes Hodkiewicz at PackersNews.com.
Former Packers wide receiver Walter Stanley talked to the Packers official website.
The tight end position is previewed pre-training camp by Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Packerpedia questions whether Aaron Rodgers is underutilized.
Predicting the roster at the safety position is Acme Packing Company.
Utilizing Randall Cobb on the reverse is a topic discussed at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
A look ahead to the 2013 offseason is forecasted by Principles and Policy.
Video: Footage from the grand re-opening at Curly's Pub comes from the Press-Gazette as diners eat a new menu item, "The Lambeau Heap"...
Brian Carriveau is a writer for Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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