Morning Buzz: Packers will wear throwbacks vs Ravens.
Welcome to your mid-week 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 look at the play of offensive lineman Justin McCray and how his style of play may be just what the Packers need.
At some point in the next couple of weeks, the Green Bay Packers are going to be tempted to replace Justin McCray at right tackle with Jason Spriggs, their second-round pick in 2016 who is expected to come off injured reserve this week.
Spriggs struggled in training camp, but he’s a phenomenal athlete who devoted his six weeks off from football because of a hamstring injury to bulking up in the weight room and building back his confidence.
The 6-6, 306-pound Spriggs was drafted to one day replace Bryan Bulaga, whose career took a bad turn this season with a second torn ACL. If your priority was to protect Aaron Rodgers, you’d look for a guy with Spriggs’ length and athletic ability.
But as the Packers head into Week 11 hoping to keep their season alive, they’d be foolish to consider anybody but the large-bellied, thick-legged, guard-mannered McCray at right tackle.
Tom and LeRoy Butler break down the Bears game and look forward to the matchup with the Ravens:
The Packers brought back a familiar face yesterday:
Here are three storylines to watch for heading into the Ravens game:
Ticket prices are down for Packers games through the second half of the season:
Elsewhere, you can listen to my weekly radio appearance talking Packers here:
The Packers are wearing throwback uniforms against the Ravens:
Zach chronicles the epic tale of the long snapping position in Green Bay this year:
The Packers open as underdogs against Baltimore.
Brian Baldinger breaks down some film on Jahri Evans:
Pack To the Future breaks down Hundley’s two big 4th quarter throws:
Rob Demovsky writes on the revolving door at running back:
Michelle Bruton has some sobering words about the defensive performance against the Bears:
Peter Bukowski writes on the unheralded play of Kenny Clark:
The Harlem Globetrotters used Lambeau Field for one of their trick shots:
The Packers have won a lot of games since the year 2000:
Undisputed asks people to pick sides between Martellus Bennett and the Packers:
Morgan Burnett is the Packers representative for the 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: