Packers Morning Buzz: Assessing a tough opening test
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 after their opening victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at Ty Montgomery’s use in what was a slugfest between two NFC powerhouses.
It was also a good day for running back Ty Montgomery, whose numbers didn’t suggest a measurable impact on the game, but whose presence on the field made all the difference in the Packers squeaking out a tightly contested Week 1 victory.
It’s important to note that Montgomery is not at the top of the list of skill players the Packers expect to carry them this season. The Packers are a passing team and that makes Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Martellus Bennett and maybe even Geronimo Allison — who was serving a one-game suspension Sunday — bigger priorities in the Mike McCarthy offense.
But would the Packers have won this game without the physically imposing and extremely gifted Montgomery not withstanding every shot the Seahawks delivered,
Tom and Michael Cohen recap the game on the Packers Podcast:
Michael wrote on Kyle Murphy’s baptism by fire:
As always, Jim got some fantastic shots during the game:
Pete Dougherty wrote on the extensive use of the Nitro package:
Aaron Rodgers appreciated Martellus Bennett coming to his defense:
Ryan Wood highlights an excellent day from Mike Daniels:
Gary D’Amato wrote on the tough sledding the offense had against a stellar Seahawks defense:
Elsewhere, Mike Daniels appreciated the fan support during the opener:
The big offensive play of the day came on a free play:
Tom Oates wrote on the strong statement from the defense:
Rob Demovsky on Martellus Bennett’s defense of Aaron Rodgers:
Zach Jacobson highlights a big day from Randall Cobb:
Bob McGinn wrote on Dom Capers’ domination of Darrell Bevell:
It was a gorgeous night in Green Bay:
NBC is ready for next Sunday night: