Packers Morning Buzz: No time for timidity
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 as they prepare to take on the Atlanta Falcons.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s 5 Things To Watch for tonight’s game.
DANIELS DOMINATION: The Packers did a good job of isolating defensive tackle Mike Daniels in one-on-ones against Seattle, and they’re probably going to scheme to get him matched up with Falcons right guard Wes Schweitzer, who had a ton of trouble with Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks. Quarterback Matt Ryan gets rid of the ball quickly, but Schweitzer still gave up a sack and a couple pressures. Doubling Daniels would help, but on passing downs defensive coordinator Dom Capers can occupy the center and tackle and get Daniels a one-on-one. Capers needs him to dominate again.
Tom also writes on Mike McCarthy’s penchant for calling timeouts before the end of the first half:
Pete Dougherty writes on the effort placed on getting faster on the defensive side of the ball and how that has to manifest itself tonight against the Falcons.
Michael Cohen looks at how the Packers will approach the always-deadly Julio Jones:
I answered questions on both the offense and the defense for my weekly mailbag:
Seems as though people really enjoyed the opening of the Titletown District:
Martin Hendricks has the book on Aaron Jones:
Elsewhere, NBC is pumped up for tonight’s game:
Lil Wayne goes all-in with his Packers fandom:
The Flacoholic has some statistical projections for tonight:
Jason Wilde wrote on Bryan Bulaga’s tough week:
The Packers Wire has a roundup of predictions for the game:
Rob Demovsky writes on the environment the Packers receivers will need to get acclimated to quickly tonight:
The NFL is pumping up tonight’s matchup:
The crew at First Things First asks who has more on the line tonight:
Packers fans will undoubtedly be interested in Cliff Christl’s new book: