1. It’s that time of the year where I’m just waiting to hear that somebody’s been arrested. What can players do to stay out of handcuffs until training camp begins?
– Jay from Chicago
Players are going to continue lifting weights, running and doing private workouts until training camp. With the number of athletes in the NFL, there is a good chance that some players put themselves in bad situations. However, I don’t think that anyone will be arrested in the summer months. That stuff generally happens during the season and often before the bye week.
2. The dog days of summer have arrived; luckily we have world cup soccer to keep us entertained. How far can the U.S. men’s team go?
– Mitch from Milwaukee, Wis.
The U.S. team has done its job with 4 points through the first two games. Germany will probably beat the U.S. 1-0 and that would likely be enough to send the Americans into the Round of 16 because Portugal and Ghana have a worse goal differential than the U.S. This team looks less like the typical American team and more like a South American squad. I’ll say that depending on the opponent, the U.S. could win its Round of 16 matchup before bowing out in the quarterfinals.
3. It might be too early to tell, but I feel great things coming for the offense this season. It’s a contract year for Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy is coming off a breakout rookie season. Could this be the best offense the Packers have had since Aaron Rodgers was at the helm?
– Joyce from Edwardsville, Ill.
This offense is going to be good and put up massive numbers. However, I will have to say that Rodgers had a better offense in 2011 when he won the MVP award. That unit had a strong tight end and Greg Jennings. Lacy adds a new dimension to the Green Bay offense and that is the only difference between 2011 and now. However, it is more important that the Packers put a better defensive unit on the field than an offensive one.