Morning Buzz: Packers ready for the Vikings
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL 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 incredible piece on Lance Kendricks and his decision to sit during the national anthem prior to the Bengals game a few weeks ago. No matter your political persuasion, this is well worth your time.
You’ve played football your whole life. Two days after the president's remarks, you wake up on game day wondering for the first time what will happen during the national anthem. You know this Sunday will be unlike anything you’ve seen. You’re conflicted.
Driving to Lambeau Field, you consider your options. To do nothing, you believe, would be to overlook the disaster.
On the sideline, you hear the stadium announcer introduce the national anthem. More than 80,000 fans wait to see what you’ll do. You’re still unsure. For a moment, you consider locking arms with teammates, but there’s no opening in line to stand. You think it’s a sign.
So you do something nobody, not even your father sitting in the first row, expects.
When everyone in the crowd rises to their feet, you sit on the bench.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein preview matchups in Sunday’s game:
Michael writes on Quinten Rollins’ tumble down the depth chart:
The long snapping needs to improve this week in Minneapolis this weekend:
I held a chat with readers via Facebook Live yesterday:
I also spoke to Chris Thomason of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to get the scoop on the Vikings:
Elsewhere, NFL Films has an excellent short feature on the Packers’ game-winning drive in Dallas:
You can watch NFL Films entire Turning Point feature from the game below:
Capology takes a look at the value of Davante Adams:
Speaking of Adams, Jason Wilde writes on the bond between the receiver and his quarterback:
It may surprise some Packers fans to learn that their team has been very good defending 3rd and long so far this season:
Wayne Larrivee previews Sunday’s game on his latest podcast:
The Packers Wire has a preview of Packers-Vikings as well:
As does the Power Sweep:
Chris Peterson writes on how youth has been served for the Packers in 2017:
Rob Demovsky writes on Ty Montgomery wearing a flak jacket in an attempt to play on Sunday: