No matter what the Green Bay Packers do about Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb this offseason, they have a problem at wide receiver. They’re another Davante Adams concussion away from trouble. The Packers signed Adams to a lucrative contract extension a couple of weeks ago knowing he has sustained three concussions in the last 15 months, including two this season on brutal, illegal hits to the head. They looked at his history of quick recoveries and took the chance on a new four-year deal.
If you want to see where NFL roster building is as Brian Gutekunst takes over as the Green Bay Packers’ general manager, just look at the four teams remaining in the playoffs. Jacksonville, Philadelphia, New England and Minnesota all have used free agency and trades to dot their rosters with difference makers, core players and fill-ins. Gone are the days where the smartest teams build only through the draft. Jacksonville is the ultimate example.
The last time the Green Bay Packers had a couple of weeks like this was when Brett Favre came out of retirement in July 2008. The first two weeks of this offseason haven’t turned the fan base against the Packers the way the summer of 2008 did, but they have been chaotic and transformative for a franchise that has been the model of stability for a decade. The Packers have a new defensive coordinator, a new general manager and a new front-office structure. That’s a lot of new.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".