July 6, 2022

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If you build it, they will bring it

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If you build it, they will bring it

So Wes, what you’re saying is the cloud…ate your lunch?

Correct. Fortunately, I had a few Saltines in my bookbag to tide me over until dinner at Casa de Hod.

“Field of Dreams,” Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ray Liotta reference in the II today. Can’t be happenstance.

Rest in peace to one of the best character actors to ever do it. I re-watched it on Thursday night. I’m not sure if it’s just me being older now, or possibly being a father, but I had goosebumps for two straight hours.

Hi Wes, when you discussed the Packers’ strong commitment to special teams, you ended it with, “If you build it, they will come.” Apologies to Kevin Costner aside, maybe we really need this instead, “If you build it, they will bring it.”

That may be headline material. Wait, you’ve read this far, so you already know it’s the headline. But these young players are hungry to learn and eager to listen. As most of you know by now, Rich Bisaccia most certainly has a voice you can hear. Message sent. Message received.

Tracy from Little Rock, AR

Hi fellas, I believe Aaron Rodgers chooses not to attend OTAs for reasons other than him knowing the playbook. I believe he also wants the young guys to know the language, so he doesn’t pull that long hair of his out. What do ya think?

I’m not going into Rodgers’ head, but like I wrote on Friday, sometimes it’s good to walk through things with the teaching assistant before the professor starts class. Jordan Love knows this offense and what the expectations are on the practice field. What’s more, I kind of echo what Lamar Jackson tweeted Friday – are we talking about OTA attendance because it matters…or because there’s nothing else to talk about right now?

No one knows right now whether Jordan Love will be a starting QB in the NFL. What we do know is that he is all class and has handled a difficult start to his career like a true professional. I hope that GB can hang onto him until No. 12 retires and he gets his shot. He has earned it!

Simply put, Love couldn’t have handled the past two years any better than he has. He’s a pro’s pro who’s controlling what he controls.

The Lions’ offensive line is getting a lot of respect from the analysts. Does it mean anything to the players to prove themselves as the best O-line in the division?

Maybe there. I doubt it’s that way in Green Bay. The starting five wants to perform optimally to keep the Packers at the top of the NFC North. Where analytic syndicates rank them is the least of their worries. If you concern yourself with what the crowd is barking, you’re going to get beat by the guy in front of you.

How do you see our O-line being this year?

Solid, especially once Elgton Jenkins is back. The Packers have nine former draft picks on the O-line. That might be a record. With so much competition and depth, I think it’s going to bring the best out of every lineman in that room.