JS reporter Tom Silverstein and former Packers All-Pro safety LeRoy Butler diagram the receiver routes the Falcons used to beat Packers' coverage and dissect Aaron Rodgers' fumble at the start of the third quarter.
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the lessons that need to be learned from the Falcons loss.
The Packers’ 34-23 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons wasn’t exactly a lab experiment, but for defensive coordinator Dom Capers it was a chance to lay his pieces out on the table and see if his calculations for the secondary were correct.
At some point, Capers had to find out how the addition of cornerback Davon House and rookie Kevin King, the healthy return of cornerbacks Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins and the full-time placement of safety Morgan Burnett at inside linebacker matched up with the most prolific passing game in the NFL.
What Capers walked away with was the knowledge that King needs to be a full-time player, Randall and Rollins can’t play the top receivers in the NFL without help, House is a liability against the run and the less rookie safety Josh Jones is on the field, the more the Packers are going to regret it in December.
Michael talked injuries with physical therapist Charlie DeCleene of Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics:
Michael also wrote on the tough outing from Martellus Bennett on Sunday night:
Zach Kruse’s first column for Packer Plus looks at home field advantage:
FiveThirtyEight found that the Packers are the “most loved” team:
Elsewhere, Mike Spofford has an excellent breakdown of Kevin King’s play on Sunday:
Ron Wolf Way was officially unveiled yesterday:
Dusty highlights the incredible TD throw and catch from Rodgers to Adams:
The Falcons certainly did their homework:
The Packers worked out a number of players yesterday:
Jon Meerdink notes that Randall Cobb is the Packers’ target leader through two weeks:
Speak For Yourself talked Lions and Packers and the NFC North:
The Cowboys waived Jayrone Elliott:
He’s not with the Packers anymore, but I found this piece on Eddie Lacy to be incredibly compelling:\