A quick overview of three storylines that could help determine the outcome when the New Orlean Saints take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. Aaron Nagler/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column, which puts the onus on Mike McCarthy to make things work with Brett Hundley.
There is, in fact, opportunity in Green Bay. For coaches to prove their acumen and players to prove their worth.
There’s also a division title at stake. Would anyone be shocked if 9-7 or even 8-8 won the NFC North this season? The Packers are 4-2, so they’re still in play.
It starts at the top. General manager Ted Thompson hired McCarthy back in 2006 largely because of the coach’s work with quarterbacks. Franchises live or die with the position, and Thompson wanted a quarterback expert running his team. McCarthy is here for precisely these circumstances.
McCarthy is forthright that everything he does on offense is predicated on making the quarterback successful. He takes great pride in developing the position and has been working with Hundley for 2 ½ years. He and Thompson could have looked elsewhere for a backup the last couple seasons but didn’t. Hundley is their guy.
It’s put-up time.
Just who is Brett Hundley? Fun rundown from Kendra Meinert here:
Three storylines heading into Sunday’s matchup:
LeRoy Butler talked about how the Packers move forward with Tom Silverstein:
The Packers signed a free-agent rookie quarterback to their practice squad:
Mike Daniels joined Ty Montgomery on our Clubhouse Live show last night:
Tickets to Packers games became a bit more affordable after Rodgers’ injury:
Elsewhere, our old colleague Bob McGinn doesn’t think all is lost without Rodgers:
Paul Noonan pushes back against the “Rodgers is a one-man-band” narrative:
Interesting defensive stats from Ben Fennell:
Everyone has to adjust going forward:
Michelle Bruton writes on Brett Hundley Time:
Missing on Randall and Rollins has really hampered the defense, writes Marty Kauffman:
A member of the Wu-Tang Clan has chimed in on the Packers quarterback situation:
To that end, the Power Sweep asks: What if Hundley struggles?