Morning Buzz: Packers practice under the lights tonight
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 strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers, prior to their first night practice of training camp.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood writing on the importance ofClay Matthews and Nick Perry staying on the field in 2017.
The most important stat for Matthews and Perry in 2016 might be games played.
They never have made it through all 16 games in the same season. After his rookie year, the only times Matthews made it through a full season were 2014 and 2015, when he was predominantly an inside linebacker. The most Perry has played in a season is 15.
Their availability is important, because when Matthews and Perry are on the field together, there is potential for the Packers to have one of the NFL’s fiercest edge rushes.
The Packers' remaining outside linebacker depth chart has combined for six sacks in four NFL seasons.
Ryan also wrote on Ted Thompson’s first news conference of training camp:
Michael Cohen’s podcast today goes over what we learned from the assistant coaches we got to talk with on Wednesday.
You can also check out my podcast where I take a look at the first week of training camp:
Jamaal Williams got some reps with the first team. Tom Silverstein explains why:
Elsewhere, Albert Breer writes on Mike McCarthy’s longevity:
Zach over at The Packers Wire writes on Joe Whitt Jr. wanting to test Kevin King:
Rob Demovsky ponders Ted Thompson’s future:
DLineVids looked at a sack from Nick Perry:
Lombardi Ave. thinks Mike McCarthy should hold Jordy Nelson out of the preseason again:
Jason Hirschhorn writes on Josh Jones and expectations:
Iowa used Mike Daniels to narrate their season hype video:
Jason Wilde highlights Quinten Rollins’ strong play to start camp:
The Hall of Fame Game is on tonight. Football back.