Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, sit back and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We start with Ryan Wood’s look at the Packers beleaguered secondary for our positional preview series.
As the Packers enter training camp 2017, their secondary is the clearest obstacle preventing a team built for the Super Bowl from reaching it. The Packers can’t rank among the league’s bottom five in yards, touchdowns and passer rating and expect to win a championship, no matter how many points the offense scores.
“If the cornerback and the quarterback plays well,” cornerback coach Joe Whitt Jr. said, “this team has a chance. Last year we didn’t play well enough. That’s just the simple facts. I do a regression board of all the past defensive stats. In 2015, we finished third in the league. We were top 10 in every pass category. But last year we finished 27th in the league. We were in the bottom half of most.”
Be sure to start each and every day with Michael Cohen’s Packers Podcast:
My colleague at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Shelby Le Duc, takes a look at the gameday atmosphere around the annual shareholders meeting:
Speaking of the shareholders meeting, Tom Silverstein writes that Ted Thompson looked re-energized at yesterday’s proceedings:
I addressed Mark Murphy making some waves on social media yesterday:
There’s a good chance the Badgers will play the Fighting Irish at Lambeau sometime in the near future:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live yesterday afternoon:
Elsewhere, the NFL picked up Murphy’s comments about playing in the Super Bowl:
The Power Sweep looks at the Packers’ specialists:
There is indeed only one Donald Driver:
Lombardi Ave. has an early 53 man roster prediction:
Blatant Money Grab, er, I mean, Color Rush is back:
DLineVids highlights an aspect of Clay Matthews’ play:
A look back at a very special day in Packers history:
47 days to go…