Morning Buzz: Install phase continues
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here atPackersNews.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 withPete Dougherty’s look at Kenny Clark, whom the Packers desperately need to make the proverbial “jump” from Year One to Year Two.
Thompson needs his defensive-heavy drafts from the past few years to start paying off. In 2015, three of the GM’s top four picks (Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and Jake Ryan) were defense; last year, four of his top five (Clark, Kyler Fackrell, Blake Martinez and Lowry); and this year his first four (Kevin King, Josh Jones, Montravius Adams and Biegel).
Clark is among the most obvious places to start looking for payoff. The recent example for him is Raji, who in his second season became a crucial player after a similarly quiet rookie year. Clark doesn’t quite have Raji’s size or abilities as a pure penetrator, but the Packers seem to think he can become the better, more consistent player because of his motor and untapped pass-rush moves.
Mike Daniels and David Bakhtiari have a budding rivalry that was on display during the first day with pads. Ryan Wood takes a look:
Michael Cohen notes the continued ups and downs from Ty Montgomery in pass protection:
Michael’s latest daily podcast is up as well:
Excellent look at Lance Kendricks, a bit of a forgotten man, from Tom Silverstein:
Tom also has a great look at everything that went on at Saturday’s practice:
Our Jim Matthews has tons of great shots from that practice:
Elsewhere, former Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has a new gig:
ESPN's Rob Demovsky writes on the importance of the running game:
Cheesehead TV looks at Quinten Rollins’ strong play to open camp:
The Packers Wire has the latest on Lane Taylor’s game:
The Power Sweep has a scouting report on Vince Biegel:
Pro Football Focus highlights the offensive line’s excellent pass blocking last season:
The new punter seems to be taking to the vibe around Packers practice: