NFC North Daily: Hot Breakfast Links for July 9, 2012

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistJuly 9, 2012

It's been a busy weekend, but not for the best reasons. Lions fans know the pain of their Purple brethren, and once again we discover nothing good seems to happen after 2AM.

Along with wall to wall AP coverage, Kevin Seifert has a similar piece to the one I did last week about the Pro Football Focus Drop study—he takes it a little wider than I did, including tight ends. It's good stuff, give it a read.

With that, there's lots to get to today; more Bears/Lions discussion, Nick Fairley in damage control, a fight for Forrest Greggand and an early look at the 2013 draft class.



Minnesota Vikings

Of course the big news was the arrest of Adrian Peterson early Saturday morning. The police arrested him for resisting arrest (no other charges) and the video we were told would tell us something showed nothing. He claims the 'truth will come out'. The entire thing is out of character for him.

We'll find out more as the week goes on, but it's a bizarre set of circumstances, and even when the dust settles, we may not know much more than we do now. My take from Saturday is here. When something happens, we'll be by to give you a deeper look.

In what little there is in 'Non-Peterson' news: The Star Tribune's Richard Meryhew writes about how the extras added to stadiums are what drives up the cost.


Chicago Bears

One of the ESPN Chicago writers (for some reason it doesn't say) gives his thoughts on the NFL Live discussion that the Bears may have leapfrogged the Lions in the division. I looked at this last week and feel we did a good job of disputing some of the logic from NFL Live. Certainly it makes for lively discussion.

B/R writer Bob Warja gives us seven reasons why Matt Forte will be successful in 2012 despite the contract issues.


Detroit Lions

Terry Foster reports that Nick Fairley is in image rehab mode. 

Cliff Avril feels he can get the contract he wants, reports Carlos Monarrez, and that contract reflects his feeling he can be one of the best defensive ends in the league. 

Green Bay Packers

Tyler Dunne has a fantastic piece on Forrest Gregg and his battle with Parkinson's Disease. Gregg has beaten cancer twice and was a hard-as-nails coach and player. I'm sure every Cheesehead—and more than a few fans of other teams—join me in wishing him the best.

Like Ed O'Bradovich said: Forrest, knock the hell out of it!

Dunne also takes a look at the potential connection between concussions and Parkinson's.

Because Brian Carriveau doesn't have enough to do, he takes a look at players the Packers should already be looking at for the 2013 NFL draft.

Who does he think he is, Matt Miller?

I kid because I love.


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