Morning Buzz: Packers looking to get back on track after bye week
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We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column with a look at possible adjustments Mike McCarthy and the coaching staff could make coming out of the bye week.
Three years ago, over the midseason bye, Mike McCarthy made a decision that changed the Green Bay Packers’ 2014 season.
Tired of watching running backs gash his defense for eight games, the coach moved Clay Matthews to inside linebacker. The unexpected move solved a huge problem, started a five-game winning streak and helped the Packers eventually advance to the NFC championship game.
The Packers’ bye this year was after seven games, not eight. But like in ’14, it came at a time of crisis. Aaron Rodgers is out for at least seven more games and possibly the rest of the season. The Packers’ first game without him didn’t go well, and there’s no telling where their season will go from there.
So what might McCarthy do this time? Does the Packers coach have another post-bye surprise?
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein are back with the latest Packers Podcast after the bye week:
I spoke with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press to preview the Lions:
TJ Lang recalled his time in Green Bay fondly:
If Vince Biegel plays Monday night, expect his contribution to come primarily on special teams:
I talked Packers and Brian Hoyer and looked at Monday night’s matchup in my latest podcast:
The Packers, as usual, are juggling a bunch of injuries:
Elsewhere, the Power Sweep wants to know your feelings on Mike McCarthy:
Paul Noonan looks at the decline of Dom Capers’ scheme in the modern NFL:
The Packers Wire highlights Brett Hundley going hunting over the bye week:
The Packers have brought tackle Jason Spriggs back off injured reserve:
Which leaves them with one more…
Cheesehead TV previews Monday night’s game:
Rob Demovsky writes on Aaron Rodgers being on the sideline:
Davante Adams makes it look easy:
The Onion’s got jokes:
If you just can’t wait until Monday night, someone has an entire Madden game up as preview on YouTube: