Packers Morning Buzz: Another hot mess from the Packers in Atlanta
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 cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s overview of the play Mike McCarthy got from his two young tackles.
The effort Kyle Murphy and Justin McCray gave filling in at the two tackle spots was as good as anyone could expect, especially against the defending NFC champions opening their brand new stadium.
The two fought off the speedy Atlanta Falcons defense as best they could in a 34-23 loss Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. But quarterback Aaron Rodgers was under pressure the entire night and his two turnovers were devastating to a team that needed to match the Falcons’ high-scoring offense.
“Two new tackles, brand new loud stadium, on turf, nine-man rotation defensive line, it is all part of game planning,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “We were prepared to play in whatever direction we needed to play. That’s the NFL. That’s football.”
Tom joined Michael Cohen to break down what they saw in Atlanta:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live after the game:
Pete Dougherty calls for the ascension of Kevin King and Josh Jones up the depth chart:
Ryan Wood writes on another nightmare in Atlanta for the Packers:
Michael spoke with some of the Packers’ pass catchers about the offensive pass interference penalties:
Jim Matthews, as usual, got some great shots for us:
Elsewhere, the NFL has the highlights from last night’s game up on YouTube:
Pro Football Focus noted a strong performance from Kevin King:
Aaron Rodgers threw his 300th touchdown pass, becoming the fastest to ever reach that milestone in NFL history:
Tom Oates writes on the injuries and how they changed the game plan for the Packers:
Game Balls and Lame Calls from Cheesehead TV:
The Packers Wire has the good, the bad and the ugly:
Power Sweep gives us their 6 Thoughts from the Packers loss:
ACME Packing Company highlights Kevin King’s play as a bright spot: