Packers Daily Links: No Plans For Informal OTA Workouts

Safety Nick Collins said no informal team workouts are planned in case of an NFL lockout. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Safety Nick Collins attended the Daytona 500 over the weekend and took a moment to speak to Associated Press writer Chris Jenkins. When asked if the Packers would hold informal OTA workouts this offseason with the possibility of a lockout by the NFL owners looming, Collins replied, "I don't think we have to do anything like that." Collins reportedly went on to explain that the players know what to do individually to stay in shape and that the team wants to repeat as champions.

The Packers raised ticket prices for the 2011 season this past Friday. "Season tickets between the 20-yard lines (sections 115-124 and 322-330) will increase $4, to $87; other sideline seats (sections 109-114, 125-130, 314-320 and 332-338) will increase $3, to $76; and end-zone seats (sections 100-108, 131-138, 303-312 and 340-354) will increase $2, to $69," reports Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There is a plan to refund tickets in the event a lockout cancels any games, and the Packers said they'd reveal those plans around July if and when no deal is reached and tickets are mailed out.

Cornerback Charles Woodson was interviewed this past Friday on Green and Gold Today by ESPNMilwaukee's Jason Wilde and was asked about whether he's recruiting free agent friend Nnamdi Asomugha and whether he'd move to safety to accomodate him. No, Woodson's not recruiting him, but he did say, “If I talked to Dom (Capers) and he thought that was the best thing for us to win another championship I would do it. This thing is about winning. If this would have been my fifth year in the league I probably would have told you hell no but at this point if that was going to get me another championship why wouldn’t I?” Woodson also said that they're going to let his collarbone injury heal on its own rather than insert a plate.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings tackled a bunch of topics in a chat over at NFL.com last Friday, but one question that stuck out was how Aaron Rodgers' fastball compares to Brett Favre's. "It's faster!!" wrote Jennings. "I saw that with all due respect for Brett. I didn't catch him in his prime. I think it might be a toss up. I think Brett throws with more of his body. Aaron throws with pure arm strength."

Former Green Bay Press-Gazette sports editor Art Daley, who covered the Packers for decades, passed away. He's remembered in an article at the Press-Gazette and in a memorial by Bill Huber of Packer Report.

Illinois governor Pat Quinn has put a delay on paying up on his wager with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on the outcome of the NFC Championship when the Packers beat the Bears.

The future of some impending Packers free agents are given consideration by Mike Davidsen of Green Bay Packer Nation.

PackerWorldCentral likes the idea of the Packers drafting Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien.

A roster prediction on offense for the 2011 season comes from Nicholas Kashian of Bleacher Report, although it's kind of useless considering the draft and free agency hasn't even occurred yet. A better idea may have been to simply look at the team position-by-position.

A view of the Super Bowl from a cruise ship in the Caribbean with several sporting personalities from Trinidad and Tobago, along with ESPN International figures.

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packsmack25's picture

February 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

I'm betting the offense will be working out together, but the defense doesn't really need to, so long as everyone is staying fit and healthy.

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jeremy's picture

February 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

Yeah, hopefully Rodgers and the receivers at least.

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Ken at UWM's picture

February 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

After seeing what the Quarterback school can do for a guy's future, I bet Flynn and Harrell hope they can have that opportunity.

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stinkdaddy's picture

February 21, 2011 at 03:37 pm

Can't help but see what Jennings said as a subtle burn given the book on the two guys is generally that Favre is a genetic freak with a monster arm and Rodgers has gotten stronger as his mechanics have improved.

And "kind of useless" and "Bleacher Report" are redundant.

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PkrNboro's picture

February 21, 2011 at 04:58 pm

This is *our* guy -- Super Bowl MVP !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmZ1uF4VfSs&NR=1

SideNote: when I make the "belt" gesture, I utter the word/noise: "vooot". Please try it a few times and see if you don't think it's the perfect accompaniment.

I can't wait to try it in front of my dear Viking fans !!!
(...their grief from 2009 is not soon forgotten)

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