Morning Buzz: Packers have a lot to clean up
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.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein and Michael Cohen’s notebook, which leads with the lack of sacks generated by the defense.
After averaging three sacks per game the first three weeks of the season, the Green Bay Packers have three sacks over the last four games.
The last two games, the defense has not played quarterbacks known for scrambling, yet the only sack they have is a second-quarter drop of the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees by outside linebacker Nick Perry.
Clay Matthews has gone two straight games without a sack, Ahmad Brooks has gone three games without a sack and defensive tackle Mike Daniels has gone six games without a sack (both Brooks and Daniels have missed time with injuries).
“They threw a lot of balls in the horizontal zones, and it was all quick,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said of the Saints. “They averaged 1-3 screens on normal down and distance. That game came down to execution. They’re playing at a very high level. Don’t want to take anything away from them.
“But we were not. They were playing faster than we were and their production reflected that.”
Dom Capers talks about the importance of Morgan Burnett to the defense:
The Packers released Don Barclay and brought back Max McCaffrey:
Ty Montgomery may see more special teams snaps going forward:
Tom talks Brett Hundley with LeRoy Butler:
Brett Favre will be in Green Bay prior to the Monday night game against the Lions:
Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky writes that the Packers offense should feature its wide receivers:
The Power Sweep highlights the absence of Morgan Burnett:
Brett Hundley talks about his first NFL start:
The Power Sweep assesses some offseason decisions:
Michelle Bruton writes on Ty Montgomery’s role going forward:
Dom Capers attempted to explain why his team continues to try to play defense with 10 men:
Jason Wilde writes on the need for the Packers to get the ball to their playmakers:
Apparently, even medical professionals get second guessed on the Internet:
The NFL has highlights from the Saints game on their YouTube channel: