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High hopes for Packers defense in 2013

"Breaking Bad"? Never heard of it


Jim from Waverly, NY

I believe the Packers have the ingredients for an awesome defense this year. Aggressive defensive play is going to make this a beautiful season.

I have very high hopes for the Packers defense this season.

Daniel from Houston, TX

Vic, in the last "Ask Vic," you had a comment from  Heisenberg mentioning that he is looking forward to the end of the Week 1 matchup so that we can begin focusing on other games. Heisenberg is the clandestine alias of Walter White (played by Brian Cranston), the lead character of the show, "Breaking Bad." Walter/Heisenberg lives a double life where, unbeknownst to his family and friends, he has created an empire involving illegal activities and has made quite a few enemies along the way. At one point in the series, his wife, Skylar, has learned of his secret empire …

Please, allow me to stop you there, because what you're telling me doesn't interest me in the least. We make no demand that readers submitting questions use their real names. If they're so ashamed of their question that they need to use the name of a TV show character, then go ahead and do it. If I don't like the name they've used, I'll simply delete the question and move on. In my opinion, Heisenberg might've asked the question, but the words came right from the heart of the person who didn't have the courage to use his own name, because he didn't want anyone to know he's scared of the 49ers. This week is doing funny things to people. By the way, I only know of one Walter White. He was a real tight end.

Nate from Torrington, CT

Do you think the Packers should/will sign a RB in free agency?

Ted Thompson made a point of telling reporters on Sunday that the roster is fluid. He told them to expect changes. It wouldn't surprise me if a running back was added at some point in the season. If the Packers believe they can upgrade a position by adding a player, they should do it.

Joel from Hebron, KY

Heard a radio station interview with Clay Matthews. He said they are going to try and hit the QB and get in his head that he has to stay in the pocket. Have you seen running QBs cower in the pocket because of a particular hard hit?

I've never seen a good one do it. I've never seen a good football player that ever cowered. Legend has it that if Jim Thorpe was hit hard, he demanded in the huddle that the ball be given to him on the next play so he could run over the guy that hit him.

Mark from Stewartville, MN

Vic, what's your view of Ted Thompson's admission that the Packers brought in Vince Young too late? I thought Thompson showed admirable humility for a man in his position.

He treats his players with great respect. He would never throw one of them under the "bus."

Johnny from Appleton, WI

I'm having a few families from our church over for the game on Sunday. We expect to see nothing more than one great football game. Put away the vanilla yogurt, folks, it's time for the hot salsa. Real football has arrived.

That's what I'm talking about. Let's hear it for the church people.

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