There are so many ways the Packers can use them

Jonathan from Osceola Mills, PA

How often do you think the Packers will field two tight end sets next season?

Quite often, especially with how Josiah Deguara can be used as an H-back. If the offseason program was any indication, I think we’ll be seeing Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft together on the field as well. There are so many ways the Packers can use them.

Richard of Ham Lake, MN

Do you see Romeo Doubs becoming a Tee Higgins-like No. 2 WR in this offense?

It’s a tall comparison, but a healthy Doubs has the tools to be a consistent force in Green Bay, just like Higgins is in Cincinnati. He has a knack for getting open, which is why he started so quickly as a rookie.

Margeaux from Tallahassee, FL

Good morning, Wes! Cliff’s recollections of Milwaukee as the Packers’ second home brought back memories. We left Green Bay before I was 5 years old. I have never been to a game at Lambeau, although I have toured the stadium. However, I have seen games in Milwaukee, including “The Roadrunner’s” two-kickoff return in the first quarter against Cleveland on November 12, 1967. To that point, I had never seen a human run that fast in person. Did you or Mike have any Milwaukee game experiences?

Unfortunately I didn’t. I went to County Stadium a few times with my dad to watch the Brewers, but I was pretty young when the Packers stopped playing in Milwaukee. However, I remember watching the last game on TV in 1994.

For those draft picks who don’t sign their contracts before OTAs and mandatory minicamp, what is their insurance against a season- or career-ending practice injury?

Rookies sign good faith agreements before OTAs that ensure they get their contract and signing bonus in case of injury. This question is asked every year, but it’s not a big deal. Grant DuBose didn’t practice all spring, and the Packers still signed him in May.

David Bakhtiari is amazing. I don’t understand how anyone misses as much time as he did, only can practice part-time, has an appendectomy and still plays at an elite level all season. Can you think of anything that compares to this?

Charles Woodson would be the closest comparison. It was good to see Bakhtiari participating in team drills during the offseason program. NFL teams are so careful with players during the spring. The fact that Bakhtiari cleared that hurdle says a lot about where he is physically today.

To help calm the nerves of the people worried about the kicking game, don’t the Packers have a pretty good track record of success in making kickers?

Green Bay missed wide left on Brett Conway in 1997, but the only two other kickers the Packers drafted in my lifetime fared pretty well: Mason Crosby (sixth round, 2007) and Chris Jacke (third, 1989) combined for 2,738 points over 24 seasons in Green Bay. Hopefully Anders Carlson can follow suit.

Wow, I just finished watching the Green Bay/Dallas game and one player on defense kept popping up in the run and pass game, Rudy Ford. Simple question. Can he be a devastating force on D? Is he the real deal? Where will he line up and what can we expect in 2023? Thanks…as usual. GO PACK GO!

Ford made the right call in coming to Green Bay. All Ford has wanted was a chance to show he can be a starting safety, and he got a taste of that last season. Ford flashed ball skills with his three interceptions and was a key piece on special teams. Consistency is the will to win him the job during training camp, especially when it comes to tackling.

Hey guys, do you think the Donald Driver effect is giving this fan base unrealistically high hopes for late-round and UDFA wide receivers? Every year we postulate training camp darlings and preseason studs, but they tend to pan out. For every late-round steak like Driver or Aaron Jones, we get J’Mon Moore, EQ, DeAngelo Yancey, Malachi Dupre and the list goes on. Heck, even Hail Janis and Kumerow didn’t amount to much. At this point I’m enjoying the hype but also feeling “meh” we’ll see…

If you think every seventh pick is going to be the next Driver or Mark Tauscher, I have some bad news for you. However, that can’t stop NFL teams from looking hard for those needles in the future haystack – and fans from getting excited about their upcoming rookies’ upside. You get what you put into this sport.

During the OTAs, did any of the backup QBs (Danny Etling and Sean Clifford) take any reps with them? What will happen in training camp regarding the allocation of reps? I just want to make sure the Packers have covered the injury risk at the game’s most important position.

It was all Jordan Love during OTAs and minicamp, and barring injuries, I expect it to continue to be that way during training camp. He needs every rep he can get.

Next year’s dream Super Bowl dilemma for Packers fans – New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers. Who are you rooting for? Aaron Rodgers’ possible last chance at a ring or Love’s first, hoping for many more. Obviously the Packers, but a win for Packers fans regardless of the outcome. Or is there no dream in the inbox?

We can respect everything Rodgers did in Green Bay without asking such a stupid question, Steve. It’s all about the “G” and the men who wear that letter on their helmets.

Jeffery from Brooklyn, WI

And just like that the field is tilted. On offense, the best O-linemen, Aaron Jones, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Hercules, Kraft and Jayden Reed, along with the best QB in the league, according to an All-Pro cornerback who, incidentally, has covered Rodgers his entire career. The defense speaks for itself; way too many first round picks to not tilt the field in our favor. So please explain to me why the Packers are being demoted just because a player is no longer on the team?

Because people need something to talk about.

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