A quick overview of the top three defensive ends on Bob McGinn's board heading into the 2017 NFL draft. Aaron Nagler/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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We start off with Bob McGinn’s latest column which looks at the loss of guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang and what it says about the way Ted Thompson and company go about their business.
As another season swings underway, Thompson and Ball will be telling themselves they’re prepared to pull the trigger on an unexpected mega-trade or signing all the while knowing deep down they’ve become almost fundamentally indisposed to aggressive player spending and acquisition.
No matter how you cut it, losing both Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang was an unpardonable sin. But that’s just the way they handle business in Green Bay.
Bob also continues to roll out his positional draft series with his rankings for defensive linemen.
Ryan Wood predicted the entire schedule, because that’s the kind of dude he is:
Michael Cohen sat down with former Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt:
I added video to my weekly mailbag, Aaron’s Answers:
Don’t miss Richard Ryman’s piece of the Packers’ former seamstress, Florence Van Sistine.
Elsewhere, Aaron Rodgers wants to play in Green Bay another 12 years:
The early predictions are coming in after the release of the schedule:
The outside world sees a team that lost much more than it gained this offseason:
Rob Demovsky picks the Packers best draft picks at each position:
Jake Schum is keeping busy:
Packer Chat had one last Q&A prior to the draft:
Kevin Mooney crunches the numbers on the Packers defense:
The Packers Wire looks at how the early part of the schedule will test the team’s young cornerbacks:
What does “best player available” actually mean? The Power Sweep explains: