Packers Daily Links: Dave Redding Retires

Packers assistant strength and conditioning coach Dave Redding has retired. That and more in today's Daily Links...

After reports said the Packers had hired Zac Woodfin as assistant strength and conditioning coach, the Packers officially announced the retirement of Dave "Red Man" Redding. "Redding joined the Packers’ staff in 2009 as strength and conditioning coordinator, implementing his program as Green Bay posted an 11-5 record and advanced to the playoffs," said the Packers in a press release. "In 2010, he swapped roles with former assistant Mark Lovat, and was part of a staff that helped guide the Packers to a Super Bowl XLV title." Redding is a member of the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame and now retires after 24 seasons in the NFL.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave talk show host Ellen DeGeneres an autographed No. 12 jersey and talked about trash-talking [when recorded] on Monday," according to greenbayhub.com. A video of his appearance before the interview airs can be found at greenbayhub.

The Wisconsin state Senate is expected to vote on a measure commending the Green Bay Packers on their Super Bowl win on Tuesday. "The Packers are one of very, very few things Republicans and Democrats can all agree on in the Statehouse. In fact, every single lawmaker signed on as a co-sponsor of the measure," reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Somewhat ironically, it will be only Republicans voting on the measure unless the Democrats return to Madison after leaving the state to delay action on governor Scott Walker's proposal to take away collective bargaining rights from public workers.

With the NFL's Scouting Combine to commence tomorrow, new Packers editor Vic Ketchman debuts his "Ask Vic" column at Packers.com by tackling a draft question about wide receivers. "After the top two guys, A.J. Green and Julio Jones, there appears to be a gap until you get to the bottom of the first round and then there’s a flurry of wide receivers that surface as late-first and second-round prospects: Jon Baldwin, Jerrel Jernigan, Torrey Smith, Leonard Hankerson, Randall Cobb, Tandon Doss and Ronald Johnson are names I’m seeing," writes Ketchman.

Clay Matthews' play (including video) during the Super Bowl is broken down "Jersey" Al Bracco of AllGreenBayPackers.com. "The next time someone criticizes Clay Matthews for not having a sack or making any big plays in a game, remember this; one way or another, opposing teams must structure their entire game plan to account for Clay Matthews," writes Bracco.

Bryan Bulaga's rookie season is looked upon in retrospect by Mike Spofford of the Packers official website. “I had ups and downs," Bulaga told Packers.com. "I’ll be the first one to say it. But I thought down the stretch I played some really good football, did a lot of good things. It’s hard to say you didn’t have a good year when you walk away with the Super Bowl championship.”

Michael Rodney of Packer Update attempts to make the argument that the Packers have to make a decision whether to keep James Jones or Donald Driver this upcoming season. "The Super Bowl-winning GM is going to have to make yet another tough choice," writes Rodney. "He’s going to have to either release one of the franchise’s most popular players of all time or he’s going to have to allow a very talented 26-year-old to simply walk away." Driver isn't going anywhere. All the Packers have to do is decide whether or not they can afford to sign Jones and give him a long-term contract, and it's really as simple as that. Driver will be with the Packers whether they sign Jones or not.

Tramon Williams is evaluated over at AllGreenBayPackers.com.

Acme Packing Company takes a look at the offensive line in 2011.

The Packers Foundation gave more than $200,000 in annual grants.

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packsmack25's picture

February 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Doing the yeoman's work, as usual, Brian.

Hey, where's BadKnees to rant about the strength and conditioning coaches causing people to break bones and tear ligaments?

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CJ in Guatemala's picture

February 23, 2011 at 02:00 am

Rofl i remember that dude...
His assessment was so far off, there are injuries that no matter how good your conditioning is are going to happen...

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Ruppert's picture

February 23, 2011 at 09:46 am

I believe he spoke the gospel of "properly aligned joints."

(insert stoner joke here.)

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