NFC North Daily: Hot Breakfast Links for June 5, 2012

Andrew Garda@andrew_gardaFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2012

It seems as though some of the NFC North writers are on vacation this week—none of the Packers writers because I think life in Wisconsin is a vacation—but that just means we get to see what other takes are out there.

Today we've got a fairytale ending to a story involving a glass shoe—or old cleat—some good news from OTA's, a look at Peterson's rehab and Justin Rogers writing 400 stories about the Lions.



Detroit Lions

Justin Rogers was busy yesterday, cranking out three articles (almost a Bleacher-like pace!). The first talks about how defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham is handling Nick Fairley—and it's not what you'd expect given Cunningham's fiery demeanor.

Rogers also reports that while several players missed some OTA practice Monday, it was more caution than cause for concern. Finally, Rogers reports that rookie linebackers Tahir Whitehead and Travis Lewis have impressed Cunningham in OTAs.

Rogers than dropped his mic and walked off stage.

More good news as Carlos Monarrez reports that rookie tackle Riley Reiff has been impressing so far at OTAs.

Finally, Bob Wojnowski reports that Titus Young realizes he not only has to repair fences with his teammates, but with fans and ownership as well.


Green Bay Packers

Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner updates us on Donald Driver's quest to find the young man who got dry gulched by a grown woman over a cleat at his charity softball game this weekend.

So to recap: Driver is classy. Dancing With Stars lady, not so much.

Driver and young Mr. Wagner will be heading to Good Morning America.

Meanwhile Zach Heilprin reports that AJ Hawk is looking for bigger results this season.


Minnesota Vikings

Feeling left out by the rash of Lions arrests Vikings fans? No more! Fullback Jerome Felton was arrested for driving while intoxicated in—hang on for this—a McDonalds Drive-Thru lane.

Christian Ponder is looking to improve on first and second down.

Dan Wiederer has a fantastic article in the Star-Tribune chronicling Adrian Peterson's rehab process and the difficulty even the ever-positive Peterson has had.

The best quote of the article actually comes from Charles Barkley, who was rehabbing a torn tendon in 200:

"I'd tell him, 'Charles, you've got to do these things by the standard. I know you think you're special. But your quad tendon doesn't know it's in Charles Barkley's body,' " Paine said. "And he looked at me with a smile and said, 'Oh, yes it does.' "

I continue to worry Peterson might be going too hard. As the article states, he could be his own worst enemy.


Chicago Bears

Fred Mitchell reports that first-round pick Shea McClellin is working on taking the necessary steps to transition to an NFL life. 

Finally, B/R writer Tom Guthrie writes that there is reason to be optimistic about the offensive line this year. 

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