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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s column calling for Aaron Jones to be the lead back going forward.
Jones had to split time with starter Ty Montgomery against the Vikings, but anyone who watched Jones in Dallas or saw him stay alive on a couple of doomed runs Sunday had to be impressed with what he brings to the offense.
The game against the Vikings might have been a lot different if Hundley had been able to complete a pair of screen passes to Jones in the fourth quarter of the Packers’ 23-10 loss. Hundley sailed both because he was under immense pressure and everyone was left to imagine what might have happened.
Jones didn’t get a chance to really get in a rhythm because McCarthy decided to alternate series with him and Montgomery, who was playing for the first time since breaking ribs against Chicago in Week 4. Only in the fourth quarter, when Montgomery’s ribs appeared to be bothering him, did McCarthy stick with Jones.
“We went into the game that way with the uncertainty of Ty Montgomery,” McCarthy said Wednesday, seeming to indicate Montgomery would have played more if healthy.
It would be a mistake not to let Jones be the lead back.
Tom joined Michael Cohen on the Packers Podcast to take a look at life for the Packers without Aaron Rodgers:
There’s no quit in the Packers locker room:
Jordy Nelson spoke on Rodgers’ mindset:
This Saturday, the Packers will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the team that won the Ice Bowl:
Former Packers quarterback Taysom Hill will be replicating Brett Hundley on the Saints’ scout team this week:
Elsewhere, rookie linebacker Vince Biegel was happy to be back out at practice yesterday:
There’s a bit of a difference between the two team’s injury reports this week:
The Packers Wire highlights the play of Kenny Clark:
Mike Daniels appreciated the love Pro Football Focus showed to Clark:
The Playbook gang previews Saints-Packers:
Rodgers’ absence seriously swung the line in Vegas:
Great stuff from the Power Sweep on their latest podcast:
Cheesehead TV has a look around the NFC North: