Pete Dougherty, Tom Silverstein and Aaron Nagler discuss Mike McCarthy's surprising game plan against the Ravens and the Packers' failures at backup quarterback. USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some English breakfast tea if that’s your thing, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their shutout loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Mike McCarthy loosened Brett Hundley’s reins this week.
The question is, why?
The Green Bay Packers’ 23-0 loss to Baltimore at Lambeau Field was about as bad as it gets for an offense in the NFL. The last time the Packers were shut out was McCarthy’s rookie season as coach, when New England knocked Brett Favre out of the game with an elbow injury in the second quarter and gave McCarthy’s team an even worse beating (35-0) than it had Sunday.
It comes a week after the Packers played the way they have to play to have a chance with Hundley. He’s not a pure passer and doesn’t make the quick reads and throws like the better quarterbacks in the NFL. So at Chicago last week, it was run first, pass off that. It helped the Packers hammer out an ugly, tough win on the road against a division rival.
Playing that way takes patience. It might mean living with a lot of punts. But it’s the way to play.
Tom Silverstein writes that perhaps Hundley just isn’t the quarterback the Packers thought he was:
The defense played well, but wasn’t good enough to make game-changing plays:
It was a rough day at the office for Devante Mays:
Stu Courtney has the latest Insider:
I spoke with some despondent Packers fans via Facebook Live after the game:
Tough day all around at Lambeau on Sunday:
Elsewhere, Tom Oates writes on dwindling hopes for the season:
Jason La Canfora notes that refusing to sign a veteran backup is costing the Packers their season:
Did McCarthy oversell Hundley to the public?
Cheesehead TV reviews the game:
As does the Packers Wire:
Locked On Packers posits the Ravens game wasn’t much different from the Bears game:
ACME Packing Company sorts through the latest injuries:
The NFL has highlights from the game on their YouTube channel:
Rob Demovsky points out that Sunday night could get late real early: