Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Rodgers gets 13 screws in shoulder
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Michael Cohen starts us off with a look at the issues the Packers are having with special teams penalties.
Through seven games, the Packers lead the NFL in special-teams penalties with 15 and have given up the fourth-most special-teams penalty yards in the league, according to nflpenalties.com. Jones, a second-round pick from North Carolina State, is responsible for 27 percent of the infractions after he was flagged for illegal motion, fair-catch interference and a false start on three separate punts against the Saints. It’s a major reason the Saints’ average field position was 12 yards better than that of the Packers last weekend.
Herein lies the source of frustration for McCarthy and Zook. Of the 18 total special-teams penalties committed by the Packers — three of which were declined — 10 of them were procedural in nature. The list includes two false starts, two delays of game, two illegal formations, one unsportsmanlike conduct, one illegal motion and two offside penalties.
I chatted with readers about all things Packers via Facebook Live on Wednesday.
National experts don’t look kindly on the Packers in their weekly power rankings:
Elsewhere, Aaron Rodgers is set to appear in Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer segment Thursday night. In a promo for the piece, Rodgers reveals he had 13 screws inserted into his collarbone.
Zach Kruse writes that the results aren’t matching the talent level on defense:
Shawn Wagner writes on unacceptable defensive stats:
Rob Demovsky puts it another way:
Aaron Jones has been historically productive:
Speaking of Jones, he recently visited the pediatric unit at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso:
Don Barclay reportedly met with the Lions:
Zach Jacobson writes on the offensive line filling the role held by Barclay:
The Power Sweep talks Damarious Randall on their latest podcast:
11 Packers who were better in video games than they were in real life: