September 20, 2021

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The area has come a long way

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The area has come a long way



Do you think the first NFL regular-season record to fall with the extended season is games played in a regular season? It currently stands at 17, shared by Chris Singleton (1993), Dexter Carter (1995), Jerry Rice (naturally) and Micah Ross (2004), Will Witherspoon (2009), and Will Allen (2013). Of course, games started in a single season will have a new high bar, as none of those players started every game in their overtime seasons.

Didn’t Snacks Harrison do it, too? We’ll have to start taking guesses on who’ll be the first to play in all 18 regular-season games.

Based on his past defenses, how often would you expect Joe Barry to call for blitzes this upcoming season?

I couldn’t give you an exact percentage, but based on Brandon Staley’s defense, I think the Packers will blitz more frequently than they did last season.

Who will be our starting tight end?

Is this the strangest offseason ever?

We interviewed Aaron Rodgers from a Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot last year.

Hello Insiders! I have a theory. Aaron Rodgers understands he is playing a high-stakes card game. He has chosen not to play his “public statement” card. He knows if he did it would blow up, create more division and essentially kill any chance at an agreement. Instead he will let the hand play out. If there is an agreement, then he will play his public card and it will be about reconciliation instead of division which would be much better for the fans, franchise and all parties involved.

Honestly, I’m not thinking about it. Rodgers will talk to Kenny Mayne on Monday night. He’ll say something about the current situation…or he won’t. Either way, Spoff and I will still be asked about it. So, nothing I say on a random Saturday in May will affect anything one way or the other. I’m pleading the 12th on this one.

Thanks to Twitter I got a new wallpaper on my phone of Mike, Wes, and Larry. My brother and I are curious, though, where did the action shot of Wes come from? We don’t see y’all doing a lot of running on “Three Things.”

John from Rhinelander, WI

After reading Jacob’s submission about underappreciated/undervalued players, I thought about the LS on teams. They certainly aren’t underappreciated, but they do face a tremendous amount of pressure in many games. Isn’t their pay fairly low compared to most players on the team?

Yes, in NFL terms, but it’s also not like we’re having to pass the hat for these guys to make ends meet. That’s part of the gig – no different than their kicker and punter brethren.

How does someone get selected to be the holder for field goals and PATs?

There are two prerequisites: Either you’re a punter or your name is Tim “Freakin” Boyle.

Chad from Rhinelander, WI

Hey Insiders! What made you guys choose journalism as a career path?

Three things – I like talking to people, telling stories you’ve never heard before and occasionally breaking some news. I don’t get much of the latter anymore but I’ll gladly trade that in for the steadier paycheck.

Brandon from Kronenwetter, WI

I just started reading II fairly recently and have seen a few references to the “number that should not be named.” I am probably missing something obvious, so please forgive me if this is a dumb question, but what is the story behind this? Why can’t this number be named? Thank you.

This is the one time I’ll pull over the Inbox car to explain the lay of the land because you asked so nicely. The No. 88 is the number that shouldn’t be named. It goes back to the 2016 season and all the consternation over Ty Montgomery wearing the number even after he moved to running back. Over the years, it’s taken on a life of its own in Inbox.

I’m sure glad this forum is free because you guys have jumped the shark with questions about sports on Mars and the moon. Maybe this time of year you could cut down from six days a week to three. I know it’s going to be a lot more interesting when it’s learned whether The Pack will again challenge for a Super Bowl or be relegated to also-rans. What do you think the Packers record might be with Jordan Love quarterbacking all season as compared to Rodgers?

Or maybe you should cut down reading from six days a week to three?

Chris from Port Coquitlam, Canada

Backing up Nicholas from Baltimore, MD, no team can finish at .500. A team with an 8-8-1 record will have a win percentage of .471. We wouldn’t call a team that goes 0-0-17 a .500 team, would we Spoff?

*Wes looks at the calendar for his next day of PTO…sees it’s another month away…sobs quietly to himself while pressing ‘Submit’ and proceeds to walk out of the building.*

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