Morning Buzz: Offensive fireworks on the horizon?
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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s look at the explosive potential on the offensive side of the ball after a sit down with Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers’ one series was too sharp to dismiss. Fifteen plays, 67 yards and a touchdown. Randall Cobb, Adams, Jordy Nelson and Bennett all had catches. On one vintage snap, Rodgers won a free shot downfield — it was incomplete — when he caught Washington with 12 men on the field. He also scrambled for two first downs.
The ease with which the Packers moved down the field really did feel like ’11. That season, coming off a Super Bowl win, the Packers were flush with attractive options in the passing game: Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley, an ascending Nelson, James Jones, a descending Donald Driver and the rookie Cobb.
“We were really, really tough to stop that year,” Rodgers said during a recent sit-down. “If you played man we could beat you with a bunch of different guys, played zone we were going to pick you apart. We have a chance (to be that good this year), but I think it’s going to be more of a work in progress.”
Tom Silverstein’s Camp Insider highlights the play of Geronimo Allison:
Tom and Michael Cohen debated defensive backs on the latest podcast:
This isn’t the first time Jeff Janis has had a strong camp. Ryan Wood writes on what’s different this time around.
Malachi Dupre spoke with the media for the first time since the scary hit against the Eagles that put him in the hospital:
I answered reader questions after yesterday’s practice via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix honored two fallen police officers this past Saturday night:
Larry McCarren highlights the play of two young guys who helped their case in Washington:
Michelle Bruton looks at Josh Hawkins’ head-turning play in Washington:
This column on Bryce Treggs’ hit on Damarious Randall is worth your time:
The Packers Wire looks at the undrafted free agents and their chances of making the 53 man roster:
ACME Packing’s pod has a Packers overview halfway through preseason:
Yesterday marked an anniversary for the Packers appearing on the cover of SI:
Rob Demovsky writes on the extra time off Rodgers took this offseason:
Sweet hype video from the Italian Packers podcast:
18 days to go: