Larissa from Minnetonka, MN
What’s the drawback to current IR rules (e.g., why wasn’t it done like this before)? It seems like being able to IR injured players and have them return while signing a replacement in the interim allows teams to remain competitive and put out a better product. You still have to pay new signees so no one can just hog every player, and while teams in a better cap situation might have a comparative advantage for doing so, that just incentivizes good cap management. Am I missing something?
There really isn’t a drawback, in my opinion. Teams need to keep a little extra cash in their in-season reserves but I think the product is better, players theoretically are healthier and more players collect paychecks. I personally love it.
Does this week feel like a trap game to anyone else? Coming off a big rivalry win and an undefeated team looming on a short week.
No. It feels like a Sunday noon game. The Packers will either win or they will lose. Neither outcome will be dependent on whether this was a “trap” game.
Mikey from Little Chute, WI
Hello II! I was able to cross something off my bucket list last weekend by finally taking a tour of Lambeau. Along the way, I was blown away by the amount of art hanging on the walls. Do you have a favorite picture that is hanging somewhere in those historical halls?
The Lynn Dickey painting hanging across my boss Duke’s office. It’s like passing the Mona Lisa each day I walk to my desk.
“Players, not plays” was the II mantra for many years. With the exception of the “pony package” questions, I rarely see anyone submitting suggestions about how Green Bay should lineup and execute. Do you still see those questions or has Insider Inbox changed the way the fans see the game?
Well, that’s because we don’t publish all the “WHY DON’T THEY RUN THE LOMBARDI SWEEP?” questions. If Inbox/Ask Vic has accomplished anything, I hope it’s that fans view the game through a more composed lens. Plays matter but it’s the players who execute. Matt LaFleur said it himself when talking Wednesday about adding Whitney Mercilus: “Ultimately we’re as good as, many times, as our players (who) are able to go out there and perform.”
Derek from Eau Claire, WI
It’s not about the Cardinals or anyone else on the schedule right now. There is only one team the Packers must worry about…The Football Team.
Dean from Leavenworth, IN
A nameless WFT comes with a dangerous defensive line anchored by Young and Sweat
A perceived lesser opponent that can’t be overlooked
Statistics say our defense is top five, but
Fifteen times the enemy has come into our yard and 15 times they have crashed into our house
Not once have they been stopped and that must change
This is the time to draw a line and make a stand
Stand tall and answer the call Packers
A gauntlet of ten is coming
The only noon game at Lambeau Field this season is upon us. Enjoy the ball game, everyone.