"Ask Vic" will publish on Monday and Thursday through the offseason.
Morgan from Little Chute, WI
Do you agree, obey policemen and don't do anything in haste when they are talking to you?
Can you understand why a black man would run?
Marty from Grafton, WI
Vic, not trying to be hyper critical, just trying to find the truth. In this story I saw about Andre Keys, it stated Mike Kruczek was the QB who threw the pass to Andre. Who is right, or does it even matter? Write whatever you want, just spell the name right.
Thank you for correcting me.
Jack from Middleton, WI
When Aaron leaves the Packers, what will be missed most about team dynamics?
Stability will be missed. Since 2008, there has never been a moment of doubt as to who the Packers' starting quarterback is. He's "The Man." He's the leader, the face of the franchise. When Rodgers retires or leaves the Packers, it might be a long time before the Packers possess that kind of stability again.
Giuseppe from Chiavari, Italy
Yes, but can the franchise tag be so expensive next year no player will fear the threat of a team using it?
OK, let's do this again. Depending on what happens this season, if there is a season, next year would have to include a special one-year reset of the CBA as it pertains to the salary cap, just as there has already been a salary reset for this season, as necessitated by the special circumstances created by the pandemic.
Bill from Sheboygan, WI
What are your thoughts on the Packers' statement about the Jacob Blake shooting?
I've never been prouder to have been an employee of the Green Bay Packers, and happier to say Mark Murphy is my friend. Any fan who complains should be told to root for the Vikings.
Tom from Vista, CA
Vic, do you see net advantages or disadvantages for college teams that play this season?
It's risk vs. reward. The risk is life-threatening circumstances that could cast a university and the conference in which it plays in a dim light and plunge both into catastrophic legal recourse. The reward is dominating TV time and exposure to potentially new fans. I don't consider the reward to be worth the risk.
Lars from Oregon, WI
What's the best thing for fans to hear over the PA system during a frigid game?
First down! Keep the sticks moving and keep the clock ticking. In other words, run it and let's get the hell out of here.
Sean from Chicago, IL
Vic, when the Packers hired Coach LaFleur last year, I was not impressed by his hiring press conference. I thought he looked like a deer in the headlights and I was worried about the potential power struggle with Aaron Rodgers. By the end of the season, it seemed like he grew into his role, was much more confident and sure of himself, and the power struggle never came to a head. What do you think about Coach LaFleur's growth as a head coach?
His remarks about the Jacob Blake incident blew me away. They were not the remarks of a "deer in the headlights," so to speak. They were the remarks of a principled, bold and courageous man. They were the remarks of a leader. He has my respect.
Jimmy from Vero Beach, FL
Vic, I know you have great respect for general managers and personnel people. Do you believe your history, knowledge and contacts could make you a respectable GM? Could you assemble a team that is competitive?
I know the process, having learned from some of the masters of the game. I know a personnel director is only as good as his scouts, so I would begin by surrounding myself with scouts whose evaluations I could trust. My No. 1 hire would be a college scouting director, a man who knows how to cover the country with area scouts whose reputations gain them welcome access to college programs and who have networks for accumulating and verifying information. I believe firmly in responsible cap management and I would be vigilant in protecting my team's future. All of that, I believe, would allow me to construct a self-sustaining system for building a competitive roster. Would I make the right picks and moves? I don't know the answer to that question. In the final analysis, all personnel directors are at the mercy of the order and how the players fall in it.
Leo from South Bend, IN
What went wrong with Damarious Randall and the Packers?
He was a projection, a player attempting to make a position switch, in what was a weak NFL draft. In a weak draft, especially when you're picking at the bottom of the order, there's a tendency to try to catch lightning in a bottle because the safe play doesn't represent an upgrade.
Bill from Shiocton, WI
I read Jordan Love is looking terrible as a passer, especially in terms of accuracy. I know he's a rookie, but shouldn't his throwing ability be immune to a new playbook? I'm going to call him a bust right now.
Matt from Minneapolis, MN
Dillon and Jones: "Thunder and Lightning." I know we all love a catchy nickname but, in reality, what does having a "Thunder and Lightning" backfield do to a defense? What are the benefits other than it sounds neat?
It allows you to dictate to the defense. When you go big, they have to go big, too. When you go small and quick, they have to do the same. Having a running back with the size and power Dillon possesses will keep a linebacker on the field. The defense doesn't dare get light in the pants up front with Dillon in the game, or the Packers will pound. We saw that with Eddie Lacy. This is why I say you're not really running the ball if you're not running it with power. The defenders a defense uses to stop a speed back are the same defenders it uses to defend against the pass. The big back opens up the passing game. Scheme personnel, not schemes.