Morning Buzz: Dog days of Packers training camp

Aaron Nagler
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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) tries to take the ball from running back Jamaal Williams (30) during training camp Monday, August 7, 2017, at Ray Nitschke Field.

Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

We’ll start with Michael Cohen’s look at the struggles the offense had in the screen game last Thursday night against the Eagles.

From Michael:

As first impressions go, the initial attempts by the Green Bay Packers to execute screen passes landed somewhere between disjointed and disastrous during an exhibition game last week. They ran two of them on consecutive plays in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles, and the net results were a sack, an injury and a pass batted down at the line of scrimmage.

It was an unsightly start for a team that has weaponized the screen pass in recent years, especially when former Packers tailback James Starks spelled Eddie Lacy in the backfield. Starks, who was released in February after a car accident left him with a severe concussion, caught 43 passes for 392 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, the best season of his career.

Michael’s latest podcast is up as well with tons of news and analysis:

Tom Silverstein writes on Justin McCray’s second chance:

Joe Whitt Jr. was not pleased with the hit that sidelined Damarious Randall:

Pete Dougherty has the latest Camp Insider, with Montay Crockett earning the Thumbs Up yesterday:

Martellus Bennett seems to be enjoying these dog days of camp:

Bennett had plenty to say about his brother’s activism:

Ryan Wood and I gave a quick recap of yesterday’s practice:

Elsewhere, the Packers have some fun video from practice yesterday:

Rob Demovsky writes on the growing chemistry between Martellus Bennett and Aaron Rodgers:

Zachary Jacobson writes on how special Aaron Rodgers is:

ACME Packing has the first month of TV announcers for Packers games:

Dom Capers counted 16 missed tackles against the Eagles:

Jason Wilde writes on Jamaal Williams getting more opportunities:

PFF noted the production coming from increased playing time from Nick Perry last year:

This is hilarious:

25 days to go:


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