Morning Buzz: Season slipping away for Packers
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, or brew some tea, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s post game column which lets Packers fans know there is no cavalry coming to save the Packers. This is who they are.
More than anything, Hundley’s struggles highlight the big mistake Thompson made when he gambled and cut undrafted rookie quarterback Taysom Hill at the end of training camp. Thompson thought he could sneak Hill through to the practice squad, but the New Orleans Saints had other ideas.
So now Hill is the Saints’ No. 3 rather than the Packers’. Hill might have been the most physically talented of all the Packers’ backups in training camp. He has size, a stronger-than-average arm and ran a 4.46-second 40. He was overaged for a rookie (27 now) and had a troubling injury history. But he had talent to work with. I guarantee the Packers wish they had him now, as an option in case Hundley doesn’t pick up his play in the next couple weeks.
But they don’t have Hill. And they don’t have many options after Hundley. Joe Callahan is next on the depth chart, but if it comes to him, that’s when you look to the street.
Ryan Wood wrote on Brett Hundley’s milquetoast game:
Tom Silverstein wrote on the embarrassing performance from the defense:
Michael Cohen highlights the third down struggles for the Packers defense:
Michael and Tom pick over the debris in the latest Packers podcast:
Stu Courtney has the game’s Insider:
The news doesn’t sound good on Bryan Bulaga’s knee injury:
I chatted with some upset Packers fans after last night’s game via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky doesn’t see improvement from the quarterback:
Needless to say, the Packers did not push the ball downfield:
The Lions never had to punt:
Pro Football Focus found a bright spot:
The national pundits are brandishing their “Told you so’s”
Expect to hear the name Colin Kaepernick a lot this week:
The internet’s got jokes:
The Packers are losing ground in the division:
3rd down was brutal:
A throwback to a simpler time:
Aaron Rodgers was out on the field pre-game:
It was a tough night to be a Packers fan: