Morning Buzz: Packers looking for improvement
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We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the Packers’ alarmingly poor tackling during their preseason opener and what can be done to fix it.
McCarthy said the approach – what the Packers can practice – was the most frequent error against the Eagles. Players used improper footwork, he said. They hit too high, becoming vulnerable to a stiff arm or sliding off the ball carrier’s pads.
In practice, McCarthy said, “our drill work has been very good,” even if it didn’t transfer to Thursday’s exhibition. He allowed that anxiety is “a little higher” in preseason snaps than camp reps.
“But at the end of the day,” McCarthy said, “it’s football. You break down the tackling with the approach, strike, wrap and finish. I thought our approach was the biggest error we were making in the area of tackling, and that’s the thing we work on the most.
“With that, we’ll be emphasizing the approach more in our drill work.”
The Notebook leads with the return of long snapper Brett Goode:
Michael Cohen has all the latest on injuries on his latest podcast:
The Packers are getting Geronimo Allison involved on special teams:
Richard Rodgers, who did not play in the first preseason game, was back at practice Sunday:
If you liked LSU-Wisconsin, you’re going to love Notre Dame-Wisconsin:
Elsewhere, the Packers picked up a defensive end off of waivers:
Jason Wilde highlights Trevor Davis’ offseason work and his push for the punt return job:
Jon Meerdink fights back against the notion that a lack of preseason playing time for Aaron Rodgers will help to bring about a slow start for the veteran quarterback:
The NFL’s YouTube channel has all the highlights from the Packers’ first preseason game:
Chris Peterson looks at the battle between the wide receivers:
Rob Demovsky writes on Richard Rodgers not letting his injury hinder his camp:
ACME Packing Company looks for growth from the rookie class:
The Packers are hosting a special historical tour soon:
Washington looks ready for this week’s preseason game: