Morning Buzz: Tailgate Time at Lambeau Field
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with the latest installment of our positional preview series, which rolls on with Ryan Wood’s look at running backs and fullbacks.
In McCarthy’s system, the Packers don’t need a running back to carry the football on 33 percent of their snaps, as Ezekiel Elliott did for the Cowboys last season. The offense runs through Aaron Rodgers. Yet if Lacy proved anything since 2013 when the Packers drafted him in the second round, it’s that a reliable run game only enhances their MVP quarterback.
In training camp, the competition to fill that void will kick into high gear.
The Packers officially opened their new tailgate spot on Thursday morning. Our Rich Ryman was, naturally, on hand:
The annual shareholders meeting is only a few days away. Rich takes a look at what will be different for long-time attendees:
Darren Perry was fined for first-offense drunken driving back in December:
Elsewhere, Pro Football Focus highlights Aaron Rodgers’ strengths and weaknesses with their QB Heat Map:
I absolutely loved this post from Cliff Christl over at the team’s official site, looking at incorrect captions that have been attached to old Packers photos and assumed to be correct throughout the years:
Mike Daniels recently appeared on the Rich Eisen Show:
Daniels was also spotted at Comic-Con:
Brett Hundley announced he has become an Athletes vs Epilepsy Ambassador:
Cheesehead TV has a sobering reminder for Packers fans:
The Power Sweep looks at possible fallout from Geronimo Allison’s suspension:
Brutal humor from Andy Herman:
Rob Demovsky highlights the cornerback battle coming in camp: