Packers Morning Buzz: Will investment in Hundley pay off?
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at how preparing Brett Hundley has become the Packers’ number one priority this week.
It’s a challenge, even for a player who was a fifth-round pick in 2015 and has spent three years in the same quarterback room as a future Hall of Famer. That showed Sunday, although some of Hundley’s performance (39.6 passer rating) had to do with losing three members of the offensive line during the game.
“I’ve got to do a better job,” McCarthy said of his task this week. “I’ve got to get Brett into a flow. More importantly, we’ve got to get our offense into a flow. We didn’t run the ball very well yesterday. Our pass protection was a negative. We didn’t handle basic blitzes that they came with.
“We need to get that shored up, and then the passing game will come. We’ve got to play cleaner football.”
The Packers spent Monday correcting mistakes from the Vikings game and then started introducing scouting reports on the Saints. Usually they wait until Wednesday when the game plan is handed out to start studying the opponent, but McCarthy wanted them to get a head start.
No one will be busier than Hundley and McCarthy this week.
Eric Baranczyk and Pete Dougherty write on how McCarthy will have to retool his offense for Hundley:
The Packers were not fans of the hit that likely ended Aaron Rodgers’ season:
Ryan Wood spoke with several medical experts to get a sense of what’s ahead for Rodgers:
Michael Cohen notes the switch at kick returner:
I chatted with readers via Facebook yesterday:
Elsewhere, former Packers VP Andrew Brandt chimes in on Rodgers’ injury:
Bill Barnwell chimes in as well:
Even the Wall Street Journal gets in on the action:
Mike McCarthy doesn’t want to hear about bringing in outside quarterbacks:
NFL Media asks if Hundley can lead the Packer to the postseason:
Fantastic breakdown of Brett Hundley's throws outside the hashmarks in Minnesota from Justis:
Echoing a popular refrain, Cowherd says the Packers season is over:
Larry McCarren breaks down the play of Kenny Clark:
Sean Payton and Drew Brees have owned Dom Capers:
There is a petition for the Packers to sign Kap:
Lenzy Pipkins didn’t appreciate the blindside hit he took in Minneapolis:
Ricky Jean Francois has a message for everyone who thinks the season is over in Green Bay:
The Packer Page recalls a great Bart Starr quote: