Packers Morning Buzz: Good news on Dean Lowry
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the early returns from a defense being asked to stop the run without resorting to base looks.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers and his staff have put considerable work into playing to their talent’s strengths, coming up with multiple schemes that use six defensive backs, including some they can use on running downs.
But if teams try to take advantage of those personnel looks by pounding the ball on the ground, the Packers don’t want to scrap their plans. You can imagine what the Seattle Seahawks might be planning on opening day with Eddie Lacy if Capers goes to his “nitro” defense, replacing one of his inside linebackers with safety Morgan Burnett.
He’d like that to be a big part of his winning formula this year.
"He’s putting it on our front seven to win and I think we’re going to take to that," nose tackle Kenny Clark said. "We like that pressure, we like that. I think we’ll do a good job."
Through two exhibition games, they have.
You can put yourself in Ted Thompson’s shoes and build your own 53 man roster with our Roster Builder:
Michael Cohen’s daily camp podcast answers True/False questions from readers.
Ryan Wood wrote on Brett Hundley’s camp and preseason:
The Packers signed a defensive tackle to help get them through preseason:
Damarious Randall responded publicly to the hit that put him in the concussion protocol:
I chatted with readers over onour Facebook page on Monday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Dean Lowry reportedly avoided a serious knee injury
Jason Wilde writes on the ups and downs of Trevor Davis’ camp:
Cory Jennerjohn says Taysom Hill is here to stay:
Aaron Rodgers had something to say about the latest episode of Game of Thrones:
Rob Demovsky writes on Josh Hawkins making his move:
Martellus Bennett released a new single with Snoop Dog. Yes, that’s a sentence I just wrote and you just read:
NFL UK wished Randall Cobb, who turns 27 today, a happy birthday:
The Power Sweep takes another crack at putting together a 53 man roster:
As does ACME Packing Company:
Safety Marwin Evans made Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week: