Packers Morning Buzz: Are you ready for some football?
Welcome to your game-day 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’s latest piece on the Packers needing to find help for their meager pass rush and how that task most likely will fall to two rookies.
Elsewhere in the NFC, two contenders bolstered their roster with veteran acquisitions as the trade deadline came and went.
The Seattle Seahawks addressed their biggest need with the acquisition of left tackle Duane Brown from the Houston Texans and the Philadelphia Eagles boosted their rushing attack by acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins.
In Green Bay, the Packers stood pat, putting all their chips down on two rookies to address their biggest need on defense: the pass rush.
When the Packers take on the Detroit Lions on Monday night, outside linebacker Vince Biegel and defensive tackle Montravius Adams will be integrated into the defense with the hope that sometime in the remaining nine weeks the two rookies will make them a better team.
The Packers added rookie cornerback Kevin King to the injury report on Sunday:
Tom writes that the Packers need to start treating Davante Adams like a No. 1 wide receiver:
Here are five things to watch for during Monday night’s game:
Ryan Wood notes that Aaron Rodgers may need to change the way he plays:
Pete Dougherty wonders if Rodgers returning this season is worth the risk:
Lance Kendricks is ready for his close up in the Packers' offense:
Mike Daniels is sick of division foes knocking the Packers around:
I answered questions about Aaron Rodgers and Corey Linsley in my weekly mailbag:
Elsewhere, Tom Oates says it’s now or never for Dom Capers:
Rob Demovsky writes on the return of Morgan Burnett to the lineup:
NFL Films has a short feature on the passion of Packers fans:
NFL Network had some additional details about Rodgers’ surgery:
Good things tend to happen for the Packers on Monday night’s following a bye week:
Don Barclay appreciated the Packers letting him go so he had a chance to play this year:
Vince Biegel has been waiting a long time to suit up as a Packer:
The team website goes on its own trip down memory lane:
Speaking of memory lane, remember Samkon Gado?
The NFL has a hype video for tonight’s game:
It will be a cool one out there:
Brian Jones gives you a game preview for 24/7 Sports:
The Packer Ranter has a preview as well: