We're Black and Blue All Over:
Quite steadily this offseason, I've read your questions, concerns, complaints and occasional outrage at how things have gone in the comments section of blog posts. I've corresponded with many of you and tried to look into some individual concerns but mostly been overwhelmed by the volume of those who are seeking answers.
But after a recent spate of account deletions in recent weeks, I want to pass along that the ESPN community team is aware of some irregularities and is working to fix the problem. Those of you who seek account reinstatements should deal directly with Mzinga through this email -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- or the customer care phone number: 1-888-549-ESPN.
Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested. I'm not so much passing the buck as I am referring you to people who can actually help. Hopefully this will get everyone back on the right track.
Now let's take a Friday morning tour of the division as we wrap up a holiday week:
Jason Wilde's list of the "20 most important Packers players to the team’s fortunes in 2012" over at ESPNMilwaukee.com begins with linebacker Desmond Bishop.
A healthy James Starks could change things for the Packers, according to Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Left tackle Marshall Newhouse is the "ultimate wild card" in the Packers' offense, writes Reischel.
Pat Kirwan's top "triple threats" at CBSSports.com includes trios from the Packers and the Detroit Lions.
Lions defensive tackle Andre Fluellen speaks to Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press about a youth football camp he hosted in his hometown.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier on plans for tailback Adrian Peterson this summer, via Robert Klemko of USA Today: "He's so valuable to our organization that we have to be smart. We'll tread lightly as far as Week 1 and how much he'll contribute on the field. Even when we get to training camp, he's going to be chomping at the bit but we'll have to be smart."
Chicago Bears tight end Kyle Adams recently spent a week in Haiti doing volunteer work. Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com has the story.