For the Green Bay Packers, when you go 15-1, there generally should not be a lot of retooling for your team.
However, when you finish last on defense, have a free-agent starting running back and are about to cut your all-time wide receiver…well, there may be some retooling.
Not to mention, some intense training camp battles.
Going into training camp, Ryan Grant is still unsigned and it seems highly unlikely he’ll be with the Packers in 2012. He currently has an offer on the table with the Detroit Lions.
James Starks will hopefully be rid of his nagging ankle injuries to take on most of the burden. With the eminent departure of Grant, the big question will be, who takes over as the second running back?
Will they or won’t they?
That’s the question Packer fans are asking about Donald Driver. The Packers' all-time receiving leader will probably be released after his successful run with Dancing with the Stars. At 37 years old, Driver is a $5 million dollar salary cap burden. That leaves a No. 3 wide receiver wide open in camp.
Finally, the defense.
General Manager Ted Thompson drafted big-time on defense. Six of the first Packers' picks were on defense, led by USC’s Nick Perry and Michigan State’s Jerel Worthy.
No one is a guarantee to help the Packers' anemic defense. They can certainly use a veteran to step up and surprise a lot of folks to help the Pack.