Mark Murphy: Changes to Packers structure have worked well so far

The Packers made significant changes to their front office and coaching staff this offseason as Ted Thompson stepped down as General Manager and new coordinators were hired on both sides of the ball.

Murphy said he thinks a more aggressive approach in free agency has helped the team and that the draft was run extremely well, although a more meaningful evaluation of everything in Green Bay will have to wait until the results on the field come in this fall.

There is no change to the amount of 11-on-11 work that teams can do, but chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills has spoken to each team in hopes of seeing the number of concussions drop this summer.

It’s not a matter of having five or six recidivistic clubs that we have to discipline into line, Sills said, via This is a leaguewide issue where everyone has to understand it’s on all of us to work on. It might sound trite to say, but any concussion we save is important to us. We want to put the awareness out there … and make sure we’re making it as safe as we can.

First-round pick Calvin Ridley was added to the lineup to give the offense another playmaker with explosive potential on the outside. Given the impact Austin Hopper and Justin Hardy can make as fourth and fifth options in the passing game, the Dirty Birds’ WR corps will be quite imposing this fall.

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