Welcome to your Friday 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 Ryan Wood’s look at rookie corner Kevin King and his desire to line up against the best.
You can rave about his 6-3 height, or 32-inch arms. You can point to his 4.43 speed. Without confidence, those measurables mean nothing.
Arms crossed, Packers skully over his braids, swagger poured from King this week as he leaned against his locker, discussing the start of his NFL career. Yes, this rookie has a healthy dose of cocky.
“Just because I haven’t done it before at this level,” King said, “doesn’t mean I can’t. I’ve just got to go out there and prove it.”
He’ll get his chance this week. After six snaps in the opener, King played 46 in Atlanta. The Packers stopped short of naming King a starter Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, but that’s only semantics.
From here on, they want their top draft pick on the field.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein review the week and preview the Packers’ showdown with the Bengals on the latest Packers Podcast:
Kyle Murphy is in line to get another start at left tackle:
The Packers almost missed out on Ricky Jean Francois:
I looked at the matchups that will most likely determine Sunday’s winner on my latest podcast:
You can expect to see a bunch of Ahmad Brooks while Nick Perry is out:
Turns out, Nick Perry played most of Sunday night’s game in Atlanta with an injured hand:
Think Clay Matthews remembers his first NFL sack?
Elsewhere, it’s going to be hot on Sunday. Absurdly hot.
Cheesehead TV takes a look at Sunday’s matchup:
Looks like the Bengals will be without one of their major offensive weapons:
The Bengals new offensive coordinator should have an immediate impact on the style of offense they play:
Spot on from Rob here. It’s the NFL. Everyone is dealing with injuries:
Cliff Christl writes on Vince Lombardi putting an end to what was a Thanksgiving tradition:
The Italian Packers fans are on their way:
Donald Driver threw out the first pitch at last night’s Brewers game: