Morning Buzz: Have the Packers turned a corner?
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We’ll start with Eric Baranczyk and Pete Dougherty’s weekly film study and how the tape suggests the Packers are learning to win with Brett Hundley as their quarterback.
From the guys:
The Green Bay Packers just might have found their identity with Brett Hundley as their quarterback in the second half at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Even with Aaron Jones (knee) and Ty Montgomery (ribs) out with injuries, coach Mike McCarthy kept the clock turned back to the 1980s and found an offensive rhythm by pounding running back Jamaal Williams down after down, and mixing in Hundley passes off that.
The result was several effective drives — two that put points on the board and another that should have but for a botched hold on a field goal — to close out the Packers’ 23-16 win over the Chicago Bears.
This is how the Packers have to play with Hundley only three starts into his NFL career. They can’t make a living having him throw down after down. He can’t keep the chains moving that way because he doesn’t make the quick decisions and have the anticipation of quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees to complete pass after pass.
Pete also gives us his weekly 4 Downs post:
I listened to voicemails from Packers fans after the Bears game:
Randall Cobb says the Packers’ wildcat plays need work. He ain’t kiddin:
Ryan Wood answered a ton of questions in his reader chat:
Expect to see some Davante Mays with Aaron Jones sidelined for a few weeks:
Michael Cohen and Tom Silverstein broke down the win in Chicago on the latest Packers Podcast:
Corey Linsley joined Ty Montgomery on Clubhouse Live last night:
Elsewhere, Brett Hundley is in rare company:
Ben Fennell has a bunch of tape breakdown on his Twitter feed:
Boomer Esiason let Martellus Bennett have it:
Larry McCarren breaks down the play of Kenny Clark:
Aaron Rodgers had some fun with ESPN in Chicago:
Brett Hundley talks about the team’s first win with him as a starter:
Rob Demovsky writes on Hundley getting after his teammates in practice last week:
Tom Oates hands out grades for an ugly win:
Bill Huber gives reasons for optimism after the Packers' first win in weeks:
Cheesehead TV has a review of the game:
The Packers Wire has 5 thoughts off the game:
Peter Bukowski writes on the Packers getting right on third-down defense, at least for one week: