Pete Dougherty, Aaron Nagler and Tom Silverstein give their initial impressions from the Packers' 26-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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 New Orleans Saints.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s post-game column calling for Mike McCarthy to take the training wheels off his quarterback.
Hundley needs to produce, and he has some physical abilities to work with. He has the strength to pull himself out of trouble in the pocket and enough speed to pick up chunks of yards after he breaks contain. His 44 yards rushing on three carries included a 14-yard touchdown run, and a 22-yard read option.
So McCarthy will have to make even more use of Hundley’s legs to keep drives alive. If Hundley inflicts enough damage that way, defenses will have to take a man out of coverage to spy on him. That will help him throwing the ball.
McCarthy had his reasons for taking it conservatively in Hundley’s first start. When you open things up for a young quarterback, you’re also inviting game-losing mistakes. But the coach has to remove the training wheels and live with the results.
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein break down the loss to the Saints on the latest Packers Podcast:
Tom writes on Aaron Jones being the way forward on offense:
Gary D’Amato writes on the disappearing act from the defense in the second half:
Ryan Wood takes a look at Brett Hundley’s day against the Saints:
Stu Courtney has the Insider with his Thumbs Up & Down:
Bart Starr was in attendance during yesterday’s game:
Elsewhere, Tom Oates writes on McCarthy needing to open things up for his young quarterback:
The passing numbers were not pretty:
James Jones was in attendance as well:
Michael Beller writes on Hundley’s day for Sports Illustrated:
Morgan Burnett’s absence is being felt:
Cheesehead TV gives out Game Balls and Lame Calls:
The Power Sweep agrees with Mike McCarthy:
The Packers Wire has the good, the bad and the ugly from yesterday’s game:
Rob Demovsky writes on Hundley’s day:
Peter King wants the Packers in London:
Milwaukee Business Journal highlights the Titletown District:
Incredible sunset over Lambeau yesterday: