Morning Buzz: Packers ready to kick off 2017 season
Welcome to your 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.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s column on the need for the Packers to get rookie safety Josh Jones playing time early on.
The Green Bay Packers have to find a way to get Josh Jones on the field.
The second-round draft pick opens the season as a rotational player in coordinator Dom Capers’ defensive back seven, at least based on what we saw in training camp. Jones’ primary position appears to be nitro linebacker, where he’s behind Morgan Burnett. He’s also a backup at safety.
But Jones is among the most explosive, dynamic players on the Packers’ defense. That’s something Capers desperately needs, and not just occasionally rotating in to give a starter rest. There have to be ways to get him on the field more than that.
Ryan Wood wrote on the Packers' defense and the apparent spell they have cast over Russell Wilson.
Michael Cohen writes on the Packers zeroing in on the Seahawks’ young left tackle:
Tom Silverstein writes on Ahmad Brooks’ versatility:
I looked at the Packers’ standing in several NFL power rankings:
Elsewhere, Jason Wilde writes on the Packers' fondness for their former teammate who will be on the opposing sideline Sunday:
Good Morning Football touched on what undoubtedly will be an emotional meeting between the Bennett brothers on Sunday:
Aaron Rodgers is on pace to obliterate the record for number of games to reach 300 passing touchdowns:
The guys at Move the Sticks preview Sunday’s game:
The crew at First Things First do the same thing:
If you need a refresher on what happened the last time these two teams met, here you go:
Great story from Wes on James Jones’ journey to the NFL:
Morgan Burnett’s kid may be more demanding than his coaches:
Packers fans are everywhere:
Chris Peterson tries to determine if the Packers defense can continue its dominance over Russell Wilson:
Will Eddie Lacy do a Lambeau Leap on Sunday?
Christina Jenkins lays out her 3 Keys To Beating the Seahawks;