Morning Buzz: Keeping early days of camp in perspective
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) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We start withRyan Wood’s look at what the Packers are calling their “nitro” package, which features three safeties on the field.
The Packers have used their three-safety “nitro” package extensively in camp, exploring ways to get more players from their best defensive position on the field.
McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers will have to decide whether they like the combination of Burnett at inside linebacker and Brice at safety, or Jones at inside linebacker and Burnett at safety. Both alignments have been used in camp, but the early preference has been the Burnett-Brice combination.
Whichever player wins their job – Brice at safety, Jones at linebacker – will determine where Burnett gets most of his snaps.
Michael Cohen had Tom Silverstein on his daily podcast to talk Day 5 of camp and all the latest on the team:
Michael also wrote on the adjustments Mason Crosby has needed to make this offseason:
Pete Dougherty’s latest column looks at four possible contract extensions:
Our latest notebook leads with the latest onMontravius Adams:
Tom gives us the latest Camp Insider from Day 5:
Rich Ryman has the goods on James Starks’ moving sale:
Brent Schrotenboer has the latest on Bart Starr:
Elsewhere,Katie Bain has a great piece over at Vice on the shareholders meeting and the uniqueness of the Green Bay Packers:
Green Bay Press-Gazette alum Tom Pelissero was in Green Bay for NFL Network recently:
The quarterbacks were in a photobombing mood yesterday:
Michelle Bruton is here to help us keep things in perspective:
Jason Wilde writes on Badgers coach Greg Gard making an appearance at Packers practice:
The Packers Wire highlights the ongoing practice battle between Morgan Burnett and Martellus Bennett:
Astute point from Jon Meerdink over at the Power Sweep:
Gary Gramling and Andy Benoit touched on Clay Matthews’ contract on the latest MMQB podcast:
Rob Demovsky looks at the play of Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry and how their roles might expand this year: