Packers Daily Links: Players With Fake Facebook Accounts

Several Green Bay Packers players with fake Facebook accounts have popped up lately. That and more in today's Daily Links...

Several Packers have fake Facebook accounts according to Alex Tallitsch of Cheesehead TV's own Packers Lounge. "Of course, most will think I’m overreacting to a harmless prank, but these fake accounts are an elaborate scheme, concocted by perhaps one or two vigilant frauds," writes Tallitsch. "And, given the right circumstances could be dangerous for both adults and children everywhere." The accounts are alarming with an example of a fake "Jason Spitz" demanding to chat in private instead of on his public Wall.

Former Packers strength and conditioning coach Dave "Red Man" Redding is being honored as one of North Platte (Neb.) High School's distinguished alumni.  "Packer Head Coach Mike McCarthy said the strength and conditioning program that Redding put into place played a big role in the Packers' success the past two seasons, 'and his impact will continue," writes George Lauby of the North Platte Bulletin. Redding recently retired after helping the Packers win the Super Bowl.

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers will focus more on special teams going forward. “We’ve had younger players play very early on offense and defense, but we’ve never really had the consistency of special teams players that we have established on offense and defense,” McCarthy told Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette in an interview. “That’s where we need to improve. I’m tilting more and more emphasis on special teams because frankly we didn’t spend enough time on it.” The article as a whole looks at how the Packers may decide to build their team going forward after winning a Super Bowl. Needs at outside linebacker and along the offensive line are also discussed.

Gil Brandt, draft guru at, has more on Connecticut's pro day, which was attended by the Packers. "The school hosted its pro day on March 23, giving NFL hopefuls a chance to show their skills in front of representatives from 17 teams, including New York Jets linebacker coach Bob Sutton and Green Bay Packers director of player personnel John Dorsey," writes Brandt. "The well-organized event — the first run by new Huskies coach Paul Pasqualoni — was held indoors on FieldTurf." Fullback Anthony Sherman is gaining a lot of steam in draft circles. There's a lot of talk that he could be the first fullback selected.

A feature on Villanova offensive lineman Ben Ijalana is written by Bill Huber of Packer Report.

An article at Bleacher Report spends a lot of time comparing and contrasting draft prospect Casey Matthews to his brother Clay of the Packers. But it does a poor job analyzing the younger Casey as a player. "Casey isn't that strong, either," writes Ryan Cook. "Don't get me wrong, I would never hand him a cinder-block and say 'Do your worst'. That isn't to say he is the cliche 'immovable object', however. Instead, he is quite the opposite — a movable beanbag if you will." The article also intimates that he won't be a good linebacker because he's 6-1 and 230, and poor assumption because he has time to put on weight and inside linebackers, historically, have been able to succeed without being 6-2 or higher, A.J. Hawk being one of them.

The bottom half of the Packers roster is ranked player by player from 67 to 30.

Picking up on the scuttlebutt that Brett Favre could return to play for the Carolina Panthers is Monty McMahon of Total Packers.

ULCA linebacker Akeem Ayers is discussed as a possible option for Packers' first-round draft choice by Brandon Benson of Acme Packing Company.

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Norman's picture

March 28, 2011 at 09:11 am

"Fullback Anthony Sherman is gaining a lot of steam in draft circles. There's a lot of talk that he could be the first fullback selected."

Sure hope he's still available at #32, TT knows you can never have enough fullbacks!

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March 28, 2011 at 07:22 pm

"According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers will focus more on special teams going forward"... MmmmHmmm.

And I had an uncle that went to ULCA his name was Blil.


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