Morning Buzz: Tough decisions await
Welcome to your Friday 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 after their preseason finale.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood writing on the emphasis given to playing time for Brett Hundley at the expensive of the running game throughout the preseason.
For the fourth straight week, the Packers did not emphasize the run game. This time, it was offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett calling plays, as is customary in the Packers' preseason finale. Jones led the Packers with four carries at halftime. Williams had two carries and lost 3 yards. Mays had not yet carried the football, though he had two catches for 36 yards.
It wasn’t until Hundley exited at halftime that the Packers' rookie tailbacks took center stage. Williams had nine carries on the second half’s opening drive, including a 5-yard run on fourth-and-1. Mays had his first four carries of the exhibition on that drive.
“I think if you watch closely,” McCarthy said, “it was obvious what we were trying to do in the first half. We gave Brett the ball in the first half. We ran the ball more in the second half.”
Pete Dougherty’s latest column is on an out-of-character move for Ted Thompson:
On the Insider, Michael Cohen gives his thumbs up to LaDarius Gunter:
Kevin King was held out of last night’s game with a groin injury, but the rookie corner says he’ll be ready to go:
Rich Ryman writes on the Packers’ upcoming “Gallery Night”
Elsewhere, the Packers Wire gives you the good, the bad and the ugly from last night’s game:
Aaron Rodgers was loose on the sideline last night:
Rodgers gave away tickets to last night’s game again, via his Instagram account:
ACME Packing Company has its Stock Down report:
The Packers announced a $100,000 donation to the Houston Flood Relief Fund:
The Power Sweep has their final roster prediction:
Packer Report has a notebook full of good stuff:
Jason Wilde wrote on Brett Hundley’s extensive action in the preseason finale:
With everyone putting out roster predictions, you should give it a try!
Speaking of roster building, Ted Thompson and the Packers had a pretty efficient offseason:
Migos commented on a Packers video. My 16 year old tells me this is a big deal: