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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the start of camp through the lens of Mike McCarthy’s season-opening news conference.
Every Green Bay Packers season is different, yet some things never change.
Coach Mike McCarthy and his staff returned from vacation with their practice whistles at the ready, the players came back from the longest break they’ll have from now until the calendar hits 2019 and training camp is nearly off and running.
It’s a vastly different Packers group with new assistants, new schemes and around 30 new additions to the 90-man roster. Old and new will be fired up and ready to set the world on fire.
And then they’ll practice Thursday morning.
“The reality is we're going to go down there and practice for two days and get through the first installs and it's going to look a little rough,” McCarthy said in his pre-training camp news conference Wednesday. “And then we're going to put the pads on (Saturday) and it probably won't look very good.”
It’s a summer ritual and it speaks nothing to what kind of team the Packers will have in 2018. But it’s where most teams start and McCarthy and the coaches are more worried about where they finish than where they start.
Tom also wrote on the news that Bryan Bulaga and Nick Perry will start camp on the physically unable to perform list:
Promising wide out Michael Clark has decided to retire:
Expect to see lots of the Battle of the Backups:
Take your shot at building the Packers 53-man roster:
Rich Ryman wrote on a very unusual shareholders meeting:
Rich was also on hand for the opening of the new Jerry Kramer exhibit at the Packers Hall of Fame:
I chatted with readers Wednesday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Good Morning Football gave the Packers' backfield some love:
Greg Jennings talks Rodgers vs Brady:
NBC26 talked to fans at last night’s soggy shareholders meeting:
Rob Demovsky wrote on the state of talks between the team and Aaron Rodgers:
Can the offense carry the Packers into the playoffs?
Peter Bukowski thinks three positions hold the key to the 53-man roster:
The Power Sweep makes some predictions:
The Packers have their eyes on the prize:
Fun film trailer for the upcoming season:
Throwback Thursday from Kyle Cousineau: