GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Now that Packers general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy have sorted out their 53-man roster for this season, there are still plenty of strengths from a team that finished 15-1 during the 2011 regular season. However, Green Bay fell short of its goal to become back-to-back Super Bowl champions and have a few areas that could be a concern this season as the team looks to recover from a surprisingly convincing loss in the playoffs.
With the start of the 2012 season a week away, here's a look at the Packers' top three concerns and certainties:
1. Backup quarterback: Graham Harrell eased many of the concerns that may have been lingering for Thompson and McCarthy with his nearly flawless performance in the final preseason game. Until that game, Harrell had not gotten much help from a poor second-string offensive line, but all factors considered, the former practice-squad quarterback hardly looked ready to take over if Aaron Rodgers...