Teammates come to Ponder's defense

From his receiving corps to his teammates on defense, plenty of players in the locker room are defending Christian Ponder and hoping he can deflect the blame and play aggressively.

Almost from the day he was drafted, expectations around Christian Ponder have been as high as the draft slot in which he was selected.

After years of struggling at quarterback, the Vikings got a firsthand taste of what having a field general could do for an offense when Brett Favre arrived in 2009. In the three seasons since then, things have returned to what was "normal" – struggles at the QB position.

Much of the blame for the Vikings problems during the streak in which they've lost five of their last seven games has been placed squarely on the shoulders of Ponder. Whether justified or not, Ponder has been blamed, criticized, broken down and critiqued constantly – ranging from his recent penchant for critical interceptions to his dating life.

As the Vikings prepare for a critical matchup with the Chicago Bears that could make or break their 2012 season, Ponder's teammates came to his defense – sticking up from their embattled quarterback.

"I've got a lot of confidence in Christian," wide receiver Jerome Simpson said. "He's going to bounce back and he's going to have a great game."

Asked if he thought there is too much criticism of Ponder, Simpson left no doubt where he thinks the blame lies.

"Yep, you are," Simpson said, the "you" referring to the media. "He's a tough guy. A lot of this added pressure that's put on him shouldn't be. A lot of criticism shouldn't be put on him. We all make mistakes. I guess that's kind of the nature of being a quarterback, but a lot of this press stuff that's been put on him shouldn't be, because, that guy, he's trying his heart out."

Another of Ponder's wide receivers came to his aid when the question of blame was thrown out, as Devin Aromashodu refused to throw his quarterback under the bus. There is plenty of blame to go around why the passing game has struggled and, while it's natural to blame the guy who is holding the ball at the start of every play, if you're going to play the blame game, there are plenty of culprits to share in it.

"You can't blame it on one person," Aromashodu said. "It takes everyone. From the linemen to the receivers running the right routes to the quarterback to the protection with the running backs, everything has to work together in the passing game. It's a little different than other things you do on offense, but in the passing game it takes everyone – so we have to be in one accord."

So much of the quarterback position is about confidence. When a quarterback is on his game, there are visible cues that his confidence is high. It's during the low times that great quarterbacks are separated from good quarterbacks and good quarterbacks are separated from the pedestrian game manager types. Everson Griffen offered up his own advice for Ponder, insisting that the defense hasn't lost faith in their young quarterback.

"Being a quarterback in the National Football League, it's hard," Griffen said. "Ponder, to me, he just has to go out there and play ball. We have his back. I've never lost confidence in Ponder – nothing like that. He just has to know that the defense has his back and just play up to his potential. Don't worry about outside people coming or the media or anything like that, just go out there and play football – just go out there and play with a swagger like we know he can."

If the Vikings' current slide continues, there will be a lot of discussion about the role Ponder has had in the downturn of the 2012 season. Whether justified or not, Ponder will be at the center of the praise or the blame for the final four games of the Vikings' 2012 season.

Is that fair? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on who you ask, but, in the realm of public opinion, quarterbacks get too much credit during good times and too much of the blame when things go bad – that's why quarterbacks and head coaches are the only people on a football team that have wins and losses associated directly with their names. Like it or not, it's part and parcel of being a quarterback in the NFL.

"I wouldn't say it's fair, because most things you hear about yourself aren't fair," safety Harrison Smith said. "But, that's the way it is. It's part of the business. Some guys might not like it – I don't always like it, but it's just part of it. If you want to be here, that's what you have to deal with. You kind of have to have a thick skin and let it roll off your back."

While Ponder remains the focus of the ire of Vikings fans, one thing that appears certain is that his teammates are backing him and are willing to come to his defense – one of the few times Ponder and defense have been used in the same sentence in recent weeks with a positive outcome.


John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.



Packer Report Top Stories

\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n","mobileBody":" Almost from the day he was drafted, expectations around Christian Ponder have been as high as the draft slot in which he was selected. After years of struggling at quarterback, the Vikings got a firsthand taste of what having a field general could do for an offense when Brett Favre arrived in 2009. In the three seasons since then, things have returned to what was \"normal\" – struggles at the QB position. Much of the blame for the Vikings problems during the streak in which they've lost five of their last seven games has been placed squarely on the shoulders of Ponder. Whether justified or not, Ponder has been blamed, criticized, broken down and critiqued constantly – ranging from his recent penchant for critical interceptions to his dating life. As the Vikings prepare for a critical matchup with the Chicago Bears that could make or break their 2012 season, Ponder's teammates came to his defense – sticking up from their embattled quarterback. \"I've got a lot of confidence in Christian,\" wide receiver Jerome Simpson said. \"He's going to bounce back and he's going to have a great game.\" Asked if he thought there is too much criticism of Ponder, Simpson left no doubt where he thinks the blame lies. \"Yep, you are,\" Simpson said, the \"you\" referring to the media. \"He's a tough guy. A lot of this added pressure that's put on him shouldn't be. A lot of criticism shouldn't be put on him. We all make mistakes. I guess that's kind of the nature of being a quarterback, but a lot of this press stuff that's been put on him shouldn't be, because, that guy, he's trying his heart out.\" Another of Ponder's wide receivers came to his aid when the question of blame was thrown out, as Devin Aromashodu refused to throw his quarterback under the bus. There is plenty of blame to go around why the passing game has struggled and, while it's natural to blame the guy who is holding the ball at the start of every play, if you're going to play the blame game, there are plenty of culprits to share in it. \"You can't blame it on one person,\" Aromashodu said. \"It takes everyone. From the linemen to the receivers running the right routes to the quarterback to the protection with the running backs, everything has to work together in the passing game. It's a little different than other things you do on offense, but in the passing game it takes everyone – so we have to be in one accord.\" So much of the quarterback position is about confidence. When a quarterback is on his game, there are visible cues that his confidence is high. It's during the low times that great quarterbacks are separated from good quarterbacks and good quarterbacks are separated from the pedestrian game manager types. Everson Griffen offered up his own advice for Ponder, insisting that the defense hasn't lost faith in their young quarterback. \"Being a quarterback in the National Football League, it's hard,\" Griffen said. \"Ponder, to me, he just has to go out there and play ball. We have his back. I've never lost confidence in Ponder – nothing like that. He just has to know that the defense has his back and just play up to his potential. Don't worry about outside people coming or the media or anything like that, just go out there and play football – just go out there and play with a swagger like we know he can.\" If the Vikings' current slide continues, there will be a lot of discussion about the role Ponder has had in the downturn of the 2012 season. Whether justified or not, Ponder will be at the center of the praise or the blame for the final four games of the Vikings' 2012 season. Is that fair? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on who you ask, but, in the realm of public opinion, quarterbacks get too much credit during good times and too much of the blame when things go bad – that's why quarterbacks and head coaches are the only people on a football team that have wins and losses associated directly with their names. Like it or not, it's part and parcel of being a quarterback in the NFL. \"I wouldn't say it's fair, because most things you hear about yourself aren't fair,\" safety Harrison Smith said. \"But, that's the way it is. It's part of the business. Some guys might not like it – I don't always like it, but it's just part of it. If you want to be here, that's what you have to deal with. You kind of have to have a thick skin and let it roll off your back.\" While Ponder remains the focus of the ire of Vikings fans, one thing that appears certain is that his teammates are backing him and are willing to come to his defense – one of the few times Ponder and defense have been used in the same sentence in recent weeks with a positive outcome. ","skipOnMobile":false,"media":[],"dateOverride":"2012-12-06T09:18:00","authorOverride":"John Holler","role":"VikingUpdate.com","isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":true,"hotNamesLinked":true,"storyImage":"[MEDIA:1131202]","mainImage":{},"thumbnailImage":"[THUMBNAIL:1131202]","heroImage":{},"authorImage":"","tags":[{"id":"345","name":"Florida State"},{"id":"9813","name":"Florida State - Football"},{"id":"202","name":"Minnesota Vikings"},{"id":"345","name":"Florida State"},{"id":"9813","name":"Florida State - Football"},{"id":"202","name":"Minnesota Vikings"}],"nodes":["6158907","113","653"],"isActive":true,"inActiveAndMemberHasPublishRights":false,"createdOn":"2012-12-06T09:22:30.573","createdById":"14","modifiedOn":"2014-07-06T09:17:30.187","modifiedBy":"51458","imgs":[],"viewStats":[{"from":"2015-07-26T08:00:00","to":"2015-07-26T09:00:00","count":4}],"hasVideo":false,"brandUnsafe":false,"breakingNews":false},"editorsChoice":{"siteUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699586-report-no-new-evidence-in-ped-investigation","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699424-podcast-peds-udfas-and-dark-dl-history","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699220-undrafted-corners-making-play-for-roster-spot","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699340-why-is-lowry-playing-in-front-of-clark","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1698888-rodgers-finds-instant-chemistry-with-nelson","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1698997-packers-in-good-hands-with-cook"],"networkUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/texans/story/1699519-j-j-watt-expected-to-start-practicing","http://www.scout.com/college/football/story/1699489-fwaa-nff-preseason-super-16-poll","http://www.scout.com/college/notre-dame/story/1698714-rating-football-value-lost-versus-texas","http://www.scout.com/story/1699421-watch-peyton-can-t-stand-how-eli-eats-chips","http://www.scout.com/fantasy/story/1699100-qbs-fantasy-owners-should-pair-with-tom-brady"],"topRibbonWidgets":[],"carouselStoryUrls":["http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699586-report-no-new-evidence-in-ped-investigation","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699424-podcast-peds-udfas-and-dark-dl-history","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699220-undrafted-corners-making-play-for-roster-spot","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1699340-why-is-lowry-playing-in-front-of-clark","http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1698888-rodgers-finds-instant-chemistry-with-nelson"],"storyStreamUrls":[],"storyStreamBlacklistUrls":[],"videoStories":[{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1698528","siteId":"61","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"gnb","siteFolder":"/nfl/packers","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1698528-nelson-downplays-return","shortUrl":"http://gnb.scout.com/story/1698528-nelson-downplays-return","siteName":"Packer Report","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Green Bay","title":"Nelson Downplays Return","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson Downplays Return","caption":"","deck":"After being sidelined for almost a full calendar year, Jordy Nelson made his training camp debut on Monday.","dateOverride":"2016-08-22T14:13:26-07:00","authorOverride":"Bill Huber","role":"Packer Report publisher","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/22/2086061.png.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"aac49c15-2fcb-4625-b47f-0742d3f1252f","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/22/2086061.png.jpg","title":"Jordy Nelson","alt":"","credit":"Bill Huber/Packer Report","focalPointX":62,"focalPointY":36,"width":960,"height":540},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"aac49c15-2fcb-4625-b47f-0742d3f1252f","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/22/2086061.png.jpg","title":"Jordy Nelson","alt":"","credit":"Bill Huber/Packer Report","focalPointX":62,"focalPointY":36,"width":960,"height":540},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/06/14/IMG_4343_1.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMjUxODc","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzkzMjUxODc","name":"Packers WR Jordy Nelson Returns to Practice","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMjUxODc","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2086061","externalId":"39325187","publishDate":"2016-08-22T21:12:39.298917Z","durationMilliseconds":53000,"tags":["Green Bay Packers"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_5cad7b5d983682b329ed378e9f108ab2.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Packers WR Jordy Nelson Returns to Practice"},"relatedVideos":["//widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkyOTIyMTY"],"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1678266","siteId":"532","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"fantasy","siteFolder":"/fantasy","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/story/1678266-the-best-fantasy-draft-prep-tool-ever","shortUrl":"http://fantasy.scout.com/story/1678266-the-2016-mock-draft-world-championship","siteName":"Scout Fantasy","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Scout Fantasy","title":"The Best Fantasy Draft Prep Tool Ever!","subtitle":"","seotitle":"This is the Best Fantasy Football Draft Prep Tool Ever!","caption":"","deck":"Everyone deserves a team, so draft til you're happy! This is the best way to prep for a Fantasy draft!","dateOverride":"2016-08-22T08:20:13-07:00","authorOverride":"SCOUT Fantasy Staff","role":"","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/07/06/mockdraft_logo_black.png","mainImage":{"uuid":"deba0a67-4c1a-4da4-9e78-2ac9a1269dca","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/06/mockdraft_logo_black.png","title":"Fantasy Football Mock Draft Powered By Scout","alt":"","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":50,"width":1500,"height":1059},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"deba0a67-4c1a-4da4-9e78-2ac9a1269dca","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/07/06/mockdraft_logo_black.png","title":"Fantasy Football Mock Draft Powered By Scout","alt":"","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":50,"width":1500,"height":1059},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMjg5NjU0","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMjg5NjU0","name":"The Best Way to Start Playing Fantasy Football","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMjg5NjU0","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/159896","externalId":"289654","publishDate":"2015-07-30T19:37:55.294609Z","durationMilliseconds":106000,"tags":["Dr Roto"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_646d4d8b6a0b1547e6a8bd0ff5228ae0.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"The Best Way to Start Playing Fantasy Football"},"offsiteStories":[{"nid":"111339","siteId":"68"},{"nid":"118710","siteId":"61"},{"nid":"126934","siteId":"166","title":"Scout Helps You Prep for Your Fantasy Draft","seotitle":"Should Cal fans draft Jared Goff early, or late? Our Scout Fantasy experts give you all the tools to win fantasy football"}],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1698364","siteId":"61","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"gnb","siteFolder":"/nfl/packers","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1698364-qb-story-lines-dominate-training-camp","shortUrl":"http://gnb.scout.com/story/1698364-qb-story-lines-dominate-training-camp","siteName":"Packer Report","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Green Bay","title":"QB Story Lines Dominate Training Camp","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Quarterback Story Lines Dominate Training Camp for Packers","caption":"","deck":"Two of the biggest story lines for the Green Bay Packers this summer revolve around the playing time, or lack thereof, for quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley. The fallout from those stories could be vitally important.","dateOverride":"2016-08-22T06:44:45-07:00","authorOverride":"Bill Huber","role":"Packer Report publisher","isActive":true,"isPremium":false,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/22/2085303.png.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"b6dc1118-3cb9-436d-88cc-5698ce07ad0e","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/22/2085303.png.jpg","title":"Brett Hundley","alt":"","credit":"Wochit.com","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":27,"width":960,"height":540},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"b6dc1118-3cb9-436d-88cc-5698ce07ad0e","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/22/2085303.png.jpg","title":"Brett Hundley","alt":"","credit":"Wochit.com","focalPointX":50,"focalPointY":27,"width":960,"height":540},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/06/14/IMG_4343_1.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMjA2MTE","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzkzMjA2MTE","name":"QB Dominates Packers' Training Camp Story Lines","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMjA2MTE","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2085303","externalId":"39320611","publishDate":"2016-08-22T13:44:40.272259Z","durationMilliseconds":81000,"tags":["quarter","2009 green bay packers season","2008 green bay packers season","2007 green bay packers season","american christians","mike mccarthy","Green Bay Packers"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_be00102deb907db7ffc6951383ccc60d.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"QB Dominates Packers' Training Camp Story Lines"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1698345","siteId":"532","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"fantasy","siteFolder":"/fantasy","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/story/1698345-scout-s-2016-comeback-player-of-the-year","shortUrl":"http://fantasy.scout.com/story/1698345-scout-s-2016-comeback-player-of-the-year","siteName":"Scout Fantasy","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Scout Fantasy","title":"Scout's 2016 Comeback Player of the Year","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Scout's 2016 Comeback Player of the Year","caption":"","deck":"After a down year in 2015, this player will wow Fantasy Football owners with a big COMEBACK season! That's why he is Scout's 2016 Comeback Player of the Year!","dateOverride":"2016-08-22T04:48:45-07:00","authorOverride":"Matt De Lima","role":"Editor-in-Chief","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/22/mystery.png","mainImage":{"uuid":"42a0335c-2cf6-489f-a355-bab4a9c3daec","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/22/mystery.png","title":"Mystery Secret Bust Comeback Breakout","alt":"","focalPointX":40,"focalPointY":53,"width":2156,"height":1504},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"42a0335c-2cf6-489f-a355-bab4a9c3daec","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/22/mystery.png","title":"Mystery Secret Bust Comeback Breakout","alt":"","focalPointX":40,"focalPointY":53,"width":2156,"height":1504},"authorImage":"","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":true,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMjMxODI","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzkzMjMxODI","name":"Scout's 2016 Comeback Player of the Year","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMjMxODI","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2085507","externalId":"39323182","publishDate":"2016-08-22T17:29:46.882371Z","durationMilliseconds":30000,"tags":["2016","NFL","comeback player"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/hls_34a5f65d41b0334e5c44f3a8404263e5.m3u8","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Scout's 2016 Comeback Player of the Year"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false},{"type":"StorySummary","containerType":"StorySummary","id":"1698303","siteId":"61","isPublicSite":true,"subdomain":"gnb","siteFolder":"/nfl/packers","canonicalUrl":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/packers/story/1698303-who-will-make-the-packers-final-roster","shortUrl":"http://gnb.scout.com/story/1698303-who-will-make-the-packers-final-roster","siteName":"Packer Report","forumName":"","friendlySubdomain":"Green Bay","title":"Who Will Make the Packers’ Final Roster?","subtitle":"","seotitle":"Who Will Make the Green Bay Packers’ Final Roster?","caption":"","deck":"Our count of the number of players \"worthy\" of a roster spot isn't too far off the number of players who will make the final roster.","dateOverride":"2016-08-21T18:47:59-07:00","authorOverride":"Bill Huber","role":"Packer Report publisher","isActive":true,"isPremium":true,"isHotNews":false,"isRumor":false,"syndicationFlag":true,"isClassified":false,"hotNamesLinked":false,"storyImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/primary_image/public/2016/08/21/USATSI_9483871.jpg","mainImage":{"uuid":"1a919f90-cdb1-4b17-adbd-4c6c8dd50302","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/21/USATSI_9483871.jpg","title":"John Crockett","alt":"","credit":"Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY","focalPointX":72,"focalPointY":37,"width":1280,"height":720},"thumbnailImage":"","heroImage":{"uuid":"1a919f90-cdb1-4b17-adbd-4c6c8dd50302","url":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/21/USATSI_9483871.jpg","title":"John Crockett","alt":"","credit":"Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY","focalPointX":72,"focalPointY":37,"width":1280,"height":720},"authorImage":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/styles/author/public/2016/06/14/IMG_4343_1.jpg","boost":0,"skipOnMobile":false,"primaryVideo":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMTg5Mzg","hasVideo":true,"primaryVideoSummary":{"id":"MzAsMzkzMTg5Mzg","name":"Predicting the Packers' Roster","uri":"http://widgets.boxxspring.com/MzAsMzkzMTg5Mzg","thumbnailUri":"http://pictures.boxxspring.com/pictures/2085199","externalId":"39318938","publishDate":"2016-08-22T03:05:08.415502Z","durationMilliseconds":69000,"tags":["Green Bay Packers","tight end","blitz","a great way to care","carl bradford","demetri goodson won","bradford","jeff janis���","carl bradford���s"],"preferredMobileUri":"http://videos.boxxspring.com/1080p_24278ebc7839407167e73dc34cbd0fd2.mp4","height":0,"width":0,"caption":"Predicting the Packers' Roster"},"offsiteStories":[],"breakingNews":false}]},"noteConfiguration":[{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0},{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],"flags":[{"id":"show-club-activation-text","rule":"_.contains(['133', '138', '154', '155', '156'], siteId)"},{"id":"forums-editors-choice","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"facebook-signin","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"hide-clock","rule":"Date.now() >= new Date('2/4/2015')"},{"id":"proxy-api","rule":"true"},{"id":"disable-autoplay","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'FrontPage' && [204, 143, 8, 73, 196, 194].indexOf(+siteId) == -1) || typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"forum-comments","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"one-domain","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"warrior-tv","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"outbrain","rule":"!_.contains(['532'], siteId)"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-top","rule":"_.contains(['ForumTopics', 'Lobby', 'ForumTopicNew - new', 'ForumTopicNew - reply', 'ForumPrivateMailbox', 'ForumPrivateMessage', 'ForumPrivateMailboxSendTo', 'ForumPrivateMailboxReply'], viewType)"},{"id":"block-ad-1x1","rule":"[143, 73, 75, 537, 532, 78, 12, 15, 540, 156, 194, 570].indexOf(+siteId) == -1"},{"id":"imgx-compression","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"include-addthis","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"vote-forums","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-embed-tool","rule":"screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"block-ads","rule":"_.contains(['333'], siteId)"},{"id":"forum-lobby-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [101, 64, 538, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"premium-annual-member-check","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-card-video","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && pagetype == 'MessageBoard'"},{"id":"carousel-forum-lobby","rule":"!_.contains(['541'], siteId)"},{"id":"scout-widget-mobile","rule":"true"},{"id":"editors-choice","rule":"siteId != 542"},{"id":"new-recruiting-hq","rule":"true"},{"id":"use-classic-forums-link","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"show-theme-classic-new-switch","rule":"[6,7,8,10,12,13,14,15,17,18,19,21,24,25,37,43,44,45,46,47,48,61,62,63,64,65,66,68,69,70,73,75,77,78,86,87,93,101,102,106,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,126,127,128,130,131,132,133,135,136,137,138,140,141,142,143,145,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,159,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,177,178,179,180,181,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193,194,196,197,199,201,202,203,204,205,207,208,210,215,220,222,224,225,226,228,230,232,234,235,236,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,248,249,250,251,252,254,255,256,258,259,260,261,262,263,264,265,266,267,268,269,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,279,280,281,282,283,284,285,286,287,288,289,290,291,292,293,294,296,297,298,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,310,311,312,313,314,315,317,318,320,321,322,323,325,326,327,328,329,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337,338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,370,374,376,379,380,381,382,383,384,385,386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398,399,400,401,402,403,404,405,406,407,408,409,410,411,412,413,414,415,419,420,425,428,429,430,431,432,433,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,445,446,449,451,452,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467,469,473,508,510,511,512,513,514,515,516,517,518,521,522,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,538,540,541,543,544,545,546,547,548,549,550,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,562,563,565,567].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"outbrain-footer","rule":"_.contains(['Lobby', 'ForumTopics', 'ForumThread', 'ForumThread - Message', 'ForumThread - ScrollTarget'], viewType) && _.contains(['Desktop', 'Tablet', 'Phone'], screen)"},{"id":"avery-strong","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"updatebar","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"new-nav-cider-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"enable-autoplay-carousel","rule":"(typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['FrontPage', 'MessageBoard'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop' && [6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 573, 576].indexOf(+siteId) > -1)"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories-as-photo","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"home-stream","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"auto-editors-choice","rule":"(Math.random() < 0.2 || siteId == '143') && siteId != '78'"},{"id":"block-ad-970x91","rule":"!_.contains(['156', '537'], siteId)"},{"id":"editable-network-menu","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-widget-force-spotlight","rule":"true"},{"id":"new-player-detail","rule":"true"},{"id":"player-quick-view","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-forums","rule":"true"},{"id":"search-news","rule":"true"},{"id":"story-bottom-share","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topic-finder-video","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-toggle","rule":"[6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"homepage-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [538, 532, 64, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"forum-board-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [101, 64, 538, 228, 541, 25].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"},{"id":"spotlight-videos-stories","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"player-detail-tags","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"top-ribbon-widget","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"new-story-page","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"debug-cors","rule":"email == 'genebarrier@gmail.com'"},{"id":"update-avatar","rule":"true"},{"id":"video-only-carousel","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"autoplay-mute","rule":"0","ruleFloat":0,"chance":0,"enabled":false},{"id":"upload-photos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":true,"sites":["7","8","14","15","16","18","46","109","145","146","162","168","175","177","179","181","204","215","224","355"]},{"id":"player-list-view-2","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"partitioned-forums-index","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"app-promo-interstitial","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"forum-instertial-ads","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"user-events","rule":"0.25","ruleFloat":0.25,"chance":0.25,"enabled":false},{"id":"merlin","rule":"1","ruleFloat":1,"chance":1,"enabled":true},{"id":"homestream-native-ad","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"upload-videos-enabled","rule":"[224].indexOf(+siteId) > -1","ruleBool":false,"sites":["224"]},{"id":"block-ad-970x91-superleaderboard-top","rule":"[571,572,570,204,73,196,8,194,143,155,567,197,545,77,168,171,219,48,107,17,175,146,183,188,110,190,148,532,243,25,61,62,112,127,75,541,537,565,551,14,106,43,334,239,44,336,165,338,166,341,46,342,430,167,47,16,164,135,140,215,169,170,172,173,174,13,162,176,136,19,240,178,109,145,181,128,182,157,141,180,199,357,184,358,359,18,185,187,360,186,7,12,365,510,189,191,192,566,147,137,468,193,153,138,154,538,126,123,149,101,113,115,63,125,64,65,66,68,69,70,120,71,156,551,530,177,15,6, 454].indexOf(+siteId) === -1"},{"id":"enable-autoplay-story","rule":"typeof(pagetype) != 'undefined' && _.contains(['StoryPage'], pagetype) && screen == 'Desktop'"},{"id":"forums-story-and-video-icons","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"disable-get-story-threads","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"march-madness","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"get-verb-player-search","rule":"true"},{"id":"national-video-link","rule":"true"},{"id":"premium-user","rule":"!!isPM"},{"id":"double-native-ads","rule":"!_.contains(['143','73','77','537', '570'], siteId)"},{"id":"topic-quick-reply","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"story-native-ad","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-sidebar","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"new-login","rule":"true","ruleBool":true},{"id":"topstory-first-slot","rule":"false","ruleBool":false},{"id":"story-bottom-video","rule":"screen == 'Desktop' && [7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 86, 101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 153, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 199, 204, 215, 219, 239, 240, 243, 244, 334, 336, 338, 341, 342, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 365, 430, 441, 468, 510, 532, 537, 538, 541, 545, 551, 565, 566, 567, 569, 571, 573, 576, 577].indexOf(+siteId) > -1"}],"menu":{"key":"2099","name":"Site 61 Menu","weight":61,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2100","name":"Forums\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/forums?s=[SiteID]","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2104","name":"News\n","url":"","weight":25,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2105","name":"All\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/news?type=stories&start=0&sortBy=Date&site=[DomainName]","weight":592,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2106","name":"Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=4&cfg=draft","weight":593,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2107","name":"Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=4&cfg=fa","weight":594,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"8985","name":"Tickets","url":"http://tickets.[NETWORKHOST]/Green-Bay-Packers-tickets?sid=[SUBDOMAIN]","weight":200,"external":true,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2108","name":"Team Info\n","url":"","weight":595,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2109","name":"Roster\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=8&c=2&nid=[FOOTBALLID]&yr=[YR_NFL_ROSTER]","weight":596,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2110","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13727","weight":597,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2111","name":"Schedule\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/schedule","weight":598,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2112","name":"Transactions\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13728","weight":599,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12949","name":"Upcoming Events\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/blip/upcoming-events","weight":1000,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2113","name":"Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13716","weight":600,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"2114","name":"Standings\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13718","weight":601,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2115","name":"Scoreboard\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13717","weight":602,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2116","name":"Team Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13716","weight":603,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2117","name":"Player Stats\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=13715","weight":604,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2118","name":"Free Agency\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=83&yr=[YR_NFL_FREEAGENCY]","weight":605,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"2119","name":"Draft\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=9&c=12&nid=83&lnid=124&yr=[YR_NFL_DRAFT]","weight":606,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"9642","name":"Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings?s=[SiteID]","weight":100,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9643","name":"Combine\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=22749","weight":105,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9644","name":"Senior Bowl\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST][Folder]/a.z?s=[SiteID]&p=3&blipid=22752","weight":110,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"9645","name":"Mock Muncher\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/blip/MDMPlayerListing","weight":115,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}]},{"key":"2120","name":"Fantasy\n","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/fantasy/","weight":607,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12323","name":"Shop","url":"http://scout.fanatics.com/NFL_Green_Bay_Packers/?utm_source=scoutcom_nav&utm_medium=bm_referral&utm_term=kw--Scout_NAV|cpn--no_coupon|offer--no_offer","weight":9999998,"external":true,"sectionHead":false}],"siteId":"61"},"networkMenu":{"key":"11863","name":"Network Menu","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11864","name":"NCAA","url":"","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11881","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12395","name":"Network - NCAA - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"ncaa"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11882","name":"NCAA Football HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11883","name":"FB Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11884","name":"NCAA Basketball HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11885","name":"BK Recruiting","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11886","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12740","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/ncaa-football-stadiums?sortBy=rating","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":0,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11865","name":"NFL","url":"","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11878","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12396","name":"Network - NFL - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nfl"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11877","name":"NFL HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/nfl/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11887","name":"Draft Rankings","url":"http://www.[NETWORKHOST]/nfl/[YR_NFL_DRAFT]-nfl-draft-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11888","name":"Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11889","name":"Tailgating","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12741","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/nfl-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":1,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11866","name":"MLB","url":"","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11891","name":"Teams","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12397","name":"Network - MLB - Teams - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"mlb"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11890","name":"MLB HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11892","name":"Transactions","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/rumors/","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11893","name":"Scouting","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/scouting/","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11894","name":"Top Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/mlb/a.z?s=243&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=2015","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12742","name":"Stadiums","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey/mlb-stadiums","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":2,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11867","name":"Recruiting","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11896","name":"FB Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11897","name":"FB Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-prospects","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11898","name":"FB Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-football-commits","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11899","name":"FB Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11900","name":"JC Football","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12430","name":"JUCO Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-prospects?league=JUCO","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12431","name":"JUCO Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-commits?league=JUCO","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12432","name":"JUCO Visits","url":"http://www.scout.com/junior-college-football/2017-football-visits?league=JUCO","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11902","name":"BK Recruiting HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11903","name":"BK Prospects","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-prospects","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11904","name":"BK Commits","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]-basketball-commits","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":7,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11905","name":"BK Team Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=14&cfg=bb&yr=[YR_CFB_RECRUITING]","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":8,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12423","name":"High School Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/high-school/blip/front","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":9,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":3,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11868","name":"More Sports","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11879","name":"NBA","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12399","name":"Network - More Sports - NBA - Picker","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"type":"team-picker","league":"nba"}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11880","name":"Golf","url":"http://www.scout.com/golf/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12718","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12533","name":"Cleveland Sports","url":"http://www.scout.com/cleveland-sports","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":4,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11869","name":"Fantasy","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12406","name":"Rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12433","name":"2016 Top 200","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-rankings","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12407","name":"QB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-quarterback-rankings","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12408","name":"RB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-running-back-rankings","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12409","name":"WR Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-wide-receiver-rankings","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12410","name":"TE Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-tight-end-rankings","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12411","name":"K Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-kicker-rankings","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12412","name":"DEF Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-defense-rankings","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12413","name":"DL Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-defensive-lineman-rankings","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12414","name":"LB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-linebacker-rankings","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12415","name":"DB Rankings","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/2016-fantasy-football-defensive-back-rankings","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11876","name":"Fantasy HQ","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12400","name":"Tools","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"12403","name":"Depth Charts","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/depth-charts.cfm","weight":0,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12402","name":"Bye Weeks","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/byeweeks.cfm","weight":1,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12401","name":"All Tools","url":"http://stage.scout.com/fantasy/story/1554317","weight":2,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12404","name":"Strength of Schedule","url":"http://fftoolbox.scout.com/football/strength_of_schedule.cfm","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false},{"key":"12405","name":"Mock Draft Simulator","url":"http://fantasymockdraft.scout.com/simulator/","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false}],"index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12416","name":"Daily Fantasy","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/news?type=stories&sortBy=Date&site=ScoutFantasy.com&query=DFS","weight":3,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12417","name":"Forums","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/forums","weight":4,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12418","name":"Play","url":"http://www.playscoutfantasy.com/lobby.php","weight":5,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12419","name":"Join","url":"http://www.scout.com/fantasy/story/1557795-join-us-at-scout-fantasy","weight":6,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":5,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11870","name":"Military","weight":7,"external":false,"sectionHead":true,"children":[{"key":"11913","name":"Warrior","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"The latest news and tech from the field of combat.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/warrior.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11914","name":"Sniper's Hide","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"The #1 source of information for the world of long-range shooting and precision marksmanship.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/snipershide.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11917","name":"Deadliest Blogger","url":"http://www.scout.com/military/deadliest-blogger/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Military history from ancient battles to modern warfare.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/deadliestblogger.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":6,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11872","name":"Fishing","weight":8,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11921","name":"North American Fisherman","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishing/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Fishing news and video from NAF.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fisherman.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11922","name":"Wired2Fish","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/wired2fish","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews, guides, and how-to videos for serious anglers.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/wired2fish_1.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12546","name":"Fishhound","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishhound/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Tracking all things fishing...all the time.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/08/08/fishhound_tile.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11923","name":"Everything Smallmouth","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/smallmouth-bass/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Everything you need to know to catch more smallmouth bass.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/fishing_generic.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11924","name":"Fishulo","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/fishulo","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Where to go and what to use to catch more fish in Canada.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/02/01/fishulo_gold.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11926","name":"LakeForkGuy Fishing TV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing-tips/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":" Fishing action, tips and instruction for more successful angling.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/26/LakeForkGuy_icon.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11980","name":"YakFishTV","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/kayak-fishing/","weight":5,"external":false,"description":"Showing the world what kayak fishing is all about.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/01/02/YakFishTV%20Icon.png","index":6,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":7,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11871","name":"Hunting","weight":9,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11918","name":"North American Hunter","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"Hunting news, video, and gear reviews from NAH.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunter_square_v2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11919","name":"The Buck Advisors","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/whitetail-deer/","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Expert advice for whitetail deer hunters.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/hunting_generic.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11920","name":"Backwoods Life","url":"http://www.scout.com/outdoors/backwoods-life/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The official home of the Backwoods Life® Crew.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2015/12/30/backwoodslife_icon.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":8,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11873","name":"Living","weight":10,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"children":[{"key":"11927","name":"Gear","url":"http://www.scout.com/gear/","weight":0,"external":false,"description":"News and reviews on the hottest gear, fastest cars, and latest tech.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gear2.png","index":0,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11928","name":"Build","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/build","weight":1,"external":false,"description":"Gear reviews and how-to guides for the handyman.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/handy.png","index":1,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11931","name":"Tailgate","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/tailgating/","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"Recipes, games, and guides for American's fastest-growing sport.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/tailgater.png","index":2,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"12719","name":"Stadium Journey","url":"http://www.scout.com/stadium-journey","weight":2,"external":false,"description":"The authority for stadium reviews, rankings, and ratings.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/04/30/icon.png","index":3,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11930","name":"Garden","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/gardening/","weight":3,"external":false,"description":"Tips and tricks for landscaping and lawn care.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/gardening.png","index":4,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false},{"key":"11929","name":"Cook","url":"http://www.scout.com/home/cooking/","weight":4,"external":false,"description":"Recipes and tutorial videos.","sectionHead":false,"icon":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/sites/cooking.png","index":5,"menu":"secondary","isActive":false}],"index":9,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"12398","name":"Membership","url":"http://www.scout.com/membership","weight":11,"external":true,"sectionHead":true,"index":10,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11874","name":"Tickets","url":"http://tickets.scout.com/","weight":12,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":11,"menu":"primary","isActive":false},{"key":"11875","name":"App","url":"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scout.com/id969228328","weight":13,"external":false,"sectionHead":false,"index":12,"menu":"primary","isActive":false}]},"taxonomyInfo":{"id":"201","name":"Green Bay Packers","description":"","weight":0,"vocabulary":"scout","classificationNodes":[114],"forumIds":[1806,4246,1807,4038,4044,1810,1811,4189,1809,1808,3459,1812,4041,3971,4042,4046],"parentIds":["198"],"ancestorIds":["201","198","8"],"descendantIds":["201"],"mobile":true,"mobileType":"DoubleLevel","siteIds":["61"],"sites":[{"id":"61","name":"gnb (s=61)","domainName":"PackerReport.com","description":"

Powered by Packer Report

\n","smallLogo":"http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/green_bay_packers.png","appDfpHierarchy":"299643/ScoutApp/Sports/NFL/gnb/","siteDfpHierarchy":"299643/Scout.com/Sports/NFL/gnb/","siteBrand":"Packer Report"}]},"noteConfigMap":[["TrendingForumSubThread",{"id":"4","containerType":"TrendingForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":2,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["StorySummary",{"id":"0","containerType":"StorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["ForumSubThread",{"id":"1","containerType":"ForumSubThread","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["AdUnit",{"id":"2","containerType":"AdUnit","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}],["TrendingStorySummary",{"id":"3","containerType":"TrendingStorySummary","width":{"to":1},"height":1,"indexDateTimeUTC":"0001-01-01T00:00:00","tags":[],"statusCode":0}]]}; var nyneveErrors = []; if (console && console.error) { try { var errors = nyneveErrors; for (var i=0; i < errors.length; i++) { var error = errors[i]; console.error('Nyneve Request Error: ', error); } } catch (e) { console.error('JSON parse error. Nyneve Request Errors.', e); } }