Morning Buzz: The pads come on
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here atPackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some English breakfast tea if that’s your thing, and sit back and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start withRyan Wood’s look at Randall Cobb’s quest to stay on the field more in 2017.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence Cobb had his best game last season against the Giants after taking a couple weeks off. He caught five passes, three for touchdowns. His 116 yards — 42 coming on a Hail Mary before halftime — were a season high.
Those 100-yard games have become rarer for Cobb since 2014, a career year that led to a new $40 million deal.
Cobb combined for 10 touchdowns in 2015 and 2016, two fewer than in 2014. His career-high 1,287 yards (on 91 catches) from 2014 almost mirror the 1,439 yards (on 139 catches) he had the past two years.
Now Cobb enters the third season on that contract, crossing the midway point, still trying to match the production he showed in 2014.
Tom Silverstein takes a look at another receiver trying to get on the field more:
Michael Cohen has the latest on the mixing and matching going on in the Packers secondary:
Our Jim Matthews has a great set of photographs featuring all the Day Two action:
I chatted with readers after Friday’s practice:
Elsewhere, it looks like rookie receiver Deangelo Yancey is settling in nicely:
Friday’s practice was very zen:
ESPN has a short feature on Mike Daniels’ trip to Comic Con:
Cory Jennerjohn isn’t a fan of the depth at outside linebacker:
The Packers Wire has a rundown of what we learned on Day 2:
The Power Sweep has one fact about every Packers coach:
It didn’t take long for Kevin King to get into the mix, writes Rob Demovsky:
Vikings lineman Alex Boone wasn’t a fan of Mark Murphy talking about a Packers Super Bowl in Minnesota: