Morning Buzz: Packers shouldn't look for cavalry
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We’ll start with Eric Baranczyk and Pete Dougherty’s film review of the Ravens game, including some reasoning for Mike McCarthy’s insistence of sticking with struggling quarterback Brett Hundley.
From the guys:
Mike McCarthy is sticking with Brett Hundley as the Green Bay Packers' quarterback.
It’s the right call.
If Taysom Hill still were around, things might be different. The Packers coach might've had to give him a shot.
But Hill’s not available. General manager Ted Thompson cut him and Joe Callahan at the end of training camp, and when the New Orleans Saints claimed Hill on waivers, Callahan was the fallback for their practice squad. Put that one on the GM. He miscalculated that Hill would get through waivers.
But given the choice between Hundley and Callahan, sticking with Hundley is the way to go.
No, the picture isn’t pretty. Hundley is 1-3 as the starter, has a 63.3 passer rating and is coming off a disastrous four-turnover shutout loss to Baltimore on Sunday. So of course the possibility of benching him is on the table. It has to be.
But McCarthy is justified in giving him a little more time to grow.
I answered reader questions via Facebook Live on Monday afternoon:
Sad news on former Packers wide receiver Terry Glenn:
It’s getting cheaper to see the Packers play:
Mike McCarthy hasn’t seen any dip in confidence from his starting quarterback:
I listened and responded to some voicemails from Packers fans:
Kenny Clark’s injury was unnecessary, according to McCarthy:
Rookie running back Aaron Jones is facing a number of charges:
Elsewhere, Kenny Clark’s injury is not as bad as initially feared:
The team website breaks down Kyler Fackrell’s game:
Vince Biegel was knocking people around on Sunday:
Rob Demovsky writes on sticking with Brett Hundley:
They’re losing hope over at Cheesehead TV:
The Packers Wire is talking playoffs. (Playoffs?!?!?)
Who doesn’t like free beer?
Really interesting read on NFL players and social media
The Internet’s got jokes: