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Letters To Majik


When a player gets injured and is out for the season, what is his professional schedule? Do they watch the games, game films, work out (if permitted), etc.? Do they still do any activities with the team? With all of the injuries this season, I haven't seen even a glimpse of Ahman Green, Javon Walker, etc. on the sidelines, in a box or anywhere. Thanks.- Angela, Lake Villa, Ill.

Angela: When a player is on injured reserve, it is mandatory that he receives physical therapy on a daily basis. He can work out at the Packers facilities and attend meetings as often as he wishes. It is not mandatory for the player to attend games or meetings. The main focus is getting that player healthy for next year.

With Donald Lee as a tight end, why haven't the Packers tried a three tight end offense? I would have liked to see how it would have worked against the Chicago Bears who are so physical on defense. Also, will the Packers go for a premium back, in particular Reggie Bush, in the upcoming draft?- George, Rochester, Wis.

George: Usually the only time a team would use three tight ends is in short yardage and goal line situations. Now with the injury to Bubba Franks, the team will only have the option to use the two tight end set.

Hi Majik, with Samkon Gado doing so well this season, how do you think he will fit in once Najeh Davenport and Ahman Green are healthy? In my opinion the Packers would then have the best three-back rushing combo in the league especially with William Henderson as fullback. (I hope he is coming back next year, too.) It would also be great to keep Tony Fisher. He's always been there for short yard passing. I've enjoyed reading your thoughts this season. Go Pack!!! - Brian, Champaign, Ill.

Brian: I'm not sure how the Packers are going to handle having all three running backs available for next year. Ahman and Najeh are looking for new contracts so that could play a factor as to whether they are with the team next year. I agree with you that if all three are with the Packers next year, it would be a very healthy situation for the team.

Don "Majik" Majkowski was inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame earlier this year. His career for the Packers spanned six seasons (1987-92), including being named to the Pro Bowl in 1989 when he led the NFL in passing yards. In addition to his duties with, Majik provides football analysis for WSSP-AM, SportsRadio 1250 in Milwaukee, WDUZ SportsRadio 107.5 & 1400 The Fan in Green Bay, WTSO - ESPN 1070 in Madison, WDEZ in Wausau, and WIZD in Stevens Point. Visit Majik's Web site,, for more information.


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