Just as labor clarity seems to be coming into place, things are really getting confusing. With many people of the belief that the lockout will end in a matter of days, ProFootballTalk.com actually reported Monday night that Green Bay Packers players have been told to be ready to report to the team this Saturday. One problem: Apparently, this is news to their starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
“I definitely haven’t been contacted about anything in gb this weekend, for the record,” Rodgers tweeted late last night. Are the Packers trying to tell him something? Do they think they don’t need Rodgers to repeat in 2011? Um, we’ll assume that’s not the case.
Here’s what else is on tap Tuesday:
- Speaking of the Packers, the Super Bowl XLV champs should be even more dangerous in 2011, as Elliot Harrison points out in the continuation of his “Where we left off” series.
- Also covered in the WWLO series today is the AFC North, which still figures to be a two-horse race.
- Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher was in studio last night, and he told the “NFL Total Access” crew that he expects players to have it much easier when training camp finally rolls around this summer.
- Also in studio was Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who ruminated on a variety of topics around the league.
- Of course, labor still is the hot topic, and here’s the latest from NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora on what still needs to be figured out.
- Last week there was an Instant Debate in which the gang questioned Tony Romo‘s leadership of the Cowboys. Today, Bucky Brooks examines what kind of leadership new coach Jason Garrett will bring to the table.
- Still grumbling over the way big soccer matches are decided by penalty kicks? Thanks goodness for sudden-death overtime, right? What better opportunity for us to take a look at the best overtime games in NFL history.
- In his Monday chat on NFL.com, Pat Kirwan said he believes that teams have been actively talking to agents, which is why things will happen in a hurry once the free-agency period finally begins.
- As for Tuesday’s chat, the guru himself, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt, will check in at 1 p.m. ET to field your questions. Submit a question now.