Morning Buzz: Packers picking up pieces after Aaron Rodgers injury
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 strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
We’ll start with Michael Cohen’s immediate look at the loss of Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury.
The Green Bay Packers’ hopes of winning a Super Bowl have absorbed an enormous dent. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was playing some of the best football of his terrific career, suffered a broken right collarbone Sunday in a 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Shortly after halftime the Packers announced Rodgers could miss the rest of the season.
The injury thrusts backup Brett Hundley into new and uncharted waters. Hundley, a former fifth-round pick from UCLA, has never started a game in the National Football League and had never played a meaningful snap in the regular season until Sunday.
The play that knocked Rodgers out of the game was an incomplete pass to tight end Martellus Bennett, who dropped what looked like a perfect throw. Rodgers had rolled out of the pocket to his right and was hit by linebacker Anthony Barr after the release.
Michael and Tom Silverstein look at the detritus from Sunday’s loss:
Tom writes on how the Packers are Brett Hundley’s team now:
The internet reacted with grace and humor after the Rodgers’ injury:
Michael notes that the Packers ran out of men to use in yesterday’s loss:
Stu Courtney’s Insider gives a Thumbs Up to Clay Matthews and a Thumbs Down to all the injuries:
Pete Dougherty puts it plainly: If Rodgers is done, so are the Packers:
Elsewhere, the NFL has highlights from the game on their YouTube channel:
Adam Schefter notes that the Packers have had shocking stability at the quarterback position:
Peter King says the Packers should sign Colin Kaepernick:
Peter Schrager believes in Brett Hundley:
Cheesehead TV has Game Balls and Lame Calls:
Excellent overview from Gregg Rosenthal:
The Packers open as underdogs against the Saints:
No surprise to see Damarious Randall exuding confidence:
Jeff Janis had a simple message this morning:
Harrison Smith played some outstanding football for the Vikings:
Tend to think this is pretty accurate:
The Onion’s got jokes: