"Ask Vic" is published on M-W-F through the regular season.
Adam from Wausau, WI
What impresses you about the Packers?
Everything. This could be the best team in recent Packers history.
Kevin from Sister Bay, WI
I like that brand of Packers football. Do you think they can keep it up?
Gage from Minneapolis, MN
I’m outraged the NFL doesn’t ban Lambeau leaps! Do they not care about the lives of their players?
Dominic from Columbia, MD
What are the differences in play style between Eddie Lacy and A.J. Dillon?
Eddie was better in the open field, Dillon is better in short yardage and doesn't have a fused big toe.
Keith from Jacksonville, FL
At what point do we start thinking the Jags missed on Trevor Lawrence?
Not until this time next season, at the earliest.
Joe from Norfolk, VA
I'm almost embarrassed about all of these calls going the Packers' way. In your time covering the NFL, has there ever been a team you remember getting as many breaks as the Packers?
Jeff from Waukesha, WI
I used to think you were just being grumpy on Tony Romo, but I just want him to stop talking. He is giving me a headache.
It's like your ex-wife's house burned down, she's come to live with you and she wants to watch "The Bachelorette."
Bill from Newnan, GA
I went to the comments section I keep hearing about. Why are people so angry at everything?
They're afraid of needles and don't want to admit it.
Jason from Hudson, WI
Was that A.J. Dillon’s coming out party?
Yes, and because it was, opponents will begin game-planning to stop him. They're going to make him run sideways; they're going to play him inside out.
David from Fleetwood, PA
Are the Packers becoming tough?
Yes. They are talented and tough.
Jamie from Thunder Bay, Ontario
What does the NFL look like without Sam Huff?
Jeff from Wasilla, AK
What can you tell us about Sam Huff we wouldn't otherwise know?
He played in the first game I ever attended. Charlie Conerly and Bobby Layne were the quarterbacks. My father, Forbes Field, the pole in front of us and the Giants' blood-red numbers and the Steelers' gold helmets and pants are my enduring memory.
Craig from Sheboygan, WI
All I have to say is thank you for this wonderful column.
Thank you for giving me a reason to write it.
Scott from Hamlin, NY
Could John Gruden's lawsuit expose emails from other coaches or owners using similar language? I find it hard to believe he used that language without others also participating. What should happen to others who are found to have used similar language?
They should suffer the same fate.
Adrian from Inglewood, CA
He has a decent run game and a functional offensive line. Why is Trevor struggling?
He's being overly protected by his coach. His halftime stats were anemic. It's as though Urban Meyer is afraid for Lawrence to fail. Vic to Coach Meyer: He's going to fail. Let it happen. That's how a young quarterback grows.
Nicholas from Owego, NY
What's your current evaluation of Mac Jones? I haven't watched him lately and would like your opinion.
He knows how to play and he plays within his limitations, and that works for him because he has talent around him and a great coach behind him. I think he has a low ceiling, but I could be wrong.
Scott from Alaska
I understand the obligation to demand total transparency and truth from the government, but I do not understand why we would have a duty or even a right to pry into private people's personal lives. I agree his answer was weak and deceitful, but I cannot understand how or why we should accept that it was an appropriate question to ask, or indeed what possible motive could lie behind the question except the desire to humiliate and harm.
It doesn't surprise me you don't understand. I suspect you never studied "Law of the Mass Media" and its many landmark legal cases that have shaped the role of the media in our country. One of its tenets is "public figures are subject to public scrutiny." Its landmark case is "New York Times v. Sullivan" and it has been upheld repeatedly by the courts. Everybody thinks they know how the media should act, but that's just an opinion based on prejudices, not on expertise. These tenets are in place to protect our right to free speech. They are about the big picture. When a player agrees to participate in a press conference, he agrees to field questions. Vaccination status is a major issue this season. Rodgers could've answered no comment but, of course, we would've known his answer to the vaccination question was no. Rodgers knew that, too, so he chose to be deceitful. You're protective of Rodgers because he's the Packers' quarterback; that's your particular prejudice. The media is supposed to act without prejudice; that's its charge in providing its readers with information.
Garrett from Houston, TX
Do you think Jon Gruden's lawsuit has any merit?
I don't know the answer to that question. I suspect he'll squeeze more money out of the NFL but what he can't do is erase the language he used in those emails. In that sense, the truth is the pure defense in how it pertains to perception of his character.
Sean from Arlington Heights, IL
Vic, I always read the column on my phone on the train, but today I visited the site on my PC which is easier to navigate. I went back to your first real entry on 9/29/17 and saw something I haven't seen in quite a while: "FULL CONSISTENCY." Did you finally get through to us readers that you don't need to respond with that anymore, or did you just give up?
"FULL CONSISTENCY" goes back to my days in Jacksonville. I can remember laughing in my office as I read the question and the repeated demand for "FULL CONSISTENCY." I think we all understand there is no such thing as "FULL CONSISTENCY" in football, and I thank "FULL CONSISTENCY man" for driving home that message. When you become a football fan, you sign up for "FULL INCONSISTENCY." You sign up for the joy of the Hail Mary passes in Detroit and Arizona, and for the hurt of the "Fail Mary" pass in Seattle.
Kristen from Madison, WI
What is your take on the fact that, after virtually every loss, Matt LaFleur bemoans giving up on the run too quickly? I admire the guy, but particularly against the Chiefs, that decision was a head-scratcher. If giving up on the run leads to losses, then don't. What's going on?
He ran it against the Seahawks, didn't he? Maybe he finally gets it.