Welcome to your game day Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers prior to their preseason matchup with the Denver Broncos later tonight.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the competition for the third quarterback spot.
If Joe Callahan or Taysom Hill makes it through the cut down next Saturday, it’s going to be because they left general manager Ted Thompson no choice but to leave them off the list of waiver requests he sends into the NFL office.
As much talent as the Packers have on both sides of the ball, they face a tall order.
“I’m obviously new to the business, but I’m aware of the dog-eat-dog nature of the NFL,” said Hill, the 27-year-old rookie from Brigham Young. “I know there’s no guarantees in this business, especially coming in as an undrafted guy. I know there’s potential for both Joe and I to get cut.”
The Packers certainly could get through a season with Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley as their two quarterbacks and not think twice about it. But Hundley will be a restricted free agent next year and Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy have to think about developing a replacement in case he leaves.
Speaking of tough decisions, make sure you try your hand at putting together your own 53 man roster with our Roster Builder:
Tom also has 5 Things To Watch for during tonight’s preseason contest:
Mike Daniels is known for talking the talk. Ryan Wood writes that he also walks the walk:
Elsewhere, Zach Kruse highlights a quote from Clay Matthews that essentially admits there isn’t much depth at outside linebacker:
Mile High Report has a Broncos-centric preview of tonight’s game:
Jordy Nelson joined AJ Hawk on his podcast:
Looking at the fall of LaDarius Gunter down the depth chart as a good thing overall, from Rob Demovsky:
Cory Jennerjohn wonders if the shine is about to come off the NFL star:
The Power Sweep looks at Kyle Murphy’s journey:
CBS Sports previews the NFC North:
Martellus Bennett released a song he wrote back in 2009: