Morning Buzz: Packers need the bye week
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Eric Baranczyk and Pete Dougherty take the Packers’ pass rush to task after it failed to show up against the Saints.
From the guys:
No wonder coach Mike McCarthy said after his Green Bay Packers’ 26-17 loss to New Orleans, “I’m particularly disgusted with the second half.”
He was talking about his entire team, but coordinator Dom Capers’ defense deserved calling out.
There was plenty to pick apart after this one, but really, there’s only one place to start: the pass rush.
The Packers’ had almost none Sunday. They sacked Drew Brees once and hit him only three times. The quarterback put up 331 yards in the air. And his two interceptions were strictly the product of tight and aware coverage by Damarious Randall and Davon House. The rush affected neither.
Pete also added four additional observations from the game in his weekly Four Downs post:
Tom Silverstein writes on McCarthy’s comments regarding Hundley’s play:
I chatted with readers late Monday afternoon:
Ty Montgomery assures fans he’s his own worst critic:
I listened and responded to Packers fans voicemails:
Bart and Cherry Starr made some special donations to the Packers during their last visit to Lambeau:
Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky writes that McCarthy has to turn Hundley loose:
Mike Daniels and a few friends enjoyed Monday Night Raw in Green Bay:
NFL Films has a great collection of Packers that have been micd up:
Brian Baldinger highlighted the play of Aaron Jones:
Justin Timberlake explains how Brett Favre made him a Packers fan:
Cheesehead TV looks at lessons to be learned over the bye week:
Packers Wire has five things learned from the loss to the Saints:
The Power Sweep has a recap of the game: