In a week, organized team activities begin, with I am sure another round of "Will he or won't he show?" for certain players despite the OTAs' "voluntary" status. In the meantime:
-- I had been meaning to link to this for a while, a National Football Post story from one-time Packers' front-office guy Andrew Brandt. He relays a story about dealing with a grumpy receiver – Javon Walker – who felt he was underpaid and needed a new deal. Walker's agent was Drew Rosenhaus. The team and situation Rosenhaus pointed to as the one the Pack needed to emulate because said team took care of the underpaid player? The Cardinals and Anquan Boldin, after Boldin's 2005 extension.
(Quick aside, it reminds me of Denny Green during one press conference in his tenure. Someone – it might have been me, actually -- asked a question that was along the lines of "Earlier this season, you said" or "Last week, you mentioned" and before the rest of the question was out, Denny said something like, "You guys sure like to bring up things I have said before." Yes, media – and fans – tend to have long memories).
-- The Boston Globe has a poll about the best receiving tandem in the NFL. It's a New England paper, so you figure Moss-Welker have the inside track, but Fitz and Q are hanging in.
-- Strength and conditioning coach John Lott gets some love from his college home.
-- Interesting news from Kent Somers about former Card Travis LaBoy and an apparent messed up ankle.