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Inbox: That might've done it

Packers
07 Apr 2020, 18:12 GMT+10

Jonathan from Madison, WI

Dear II, it is not at all boring to be confined at home with my dog but why does one bag of rice have 7,456 pieces and another bag has 7,398?

I was wondering late Sunday night how many leaves were in those piles at my curb. You're hired.

Corey from Bethlehem, PA

If you could choose any Packers greatest moments in history to be at in person, which would you choose? I would have loved to have been at the Packers/Vikings when Antonio Freeman caught the ball while on the ground and still scored.

Well, the Ice Bowl would obviously rank No. 1. I'd also love to see other significant Lombardi-era games - the '60 and '62 title games in Philly and New York, respectively, the controversial '65 playoff game vs. Baltimore, the '66 NFL title game in Dallas. Those would be at the top of my list. The one Favre game I'd wish to see in person was his first playoff game, '93 at Detroit.

Richard from Racine, WI

Is it likely that newly acquired LB Christian Kirksey will be designated as the on field defensive play-caller, especially given his past familiarity with the defensive system our Packers defensive coach had used previously in Cleveland? Might this move really help or slow the overall development of the Packers' defense?

I think there's a good chance of that, and it should help the defense pick up where it left off from a communication standpoint rather than have to start over in that regard.

Hannes from Milwaukee, WI

Thanks to everyone at packers.com for keeping us afloat with content to relax our minds during these trying times. Speaking of which, do you guys ever get a chance to talk to Russ Ball? I might be boring but with the cap being such an important part of running a football team I think it would be fascinating to learn more about him and his job (at least a few bits that aren't confidential).

Russ doesn't regularly make himself available to the media, but I've been fortunate to interview him twice - once about a dozen years ago for a website story, and again before last season for a Packers Yearbook feature. There isn't much about his job that isn't confidential, which is why he prefers to stay under the radar. But his career, which included early jobs as a strength coach and video assistant, is fascinating in its own right.

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