Packers Morning Buzz: Early practice on Thanksgiving
Welcome to your Thanksgiving edition of Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee, a slice of pumpkin pie and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s latest column which looks at the struggles of Jason Spriggs and the domino effect they cause along the depth chart.
At this point, Spriggs might have to move to guard to try to salvage his career. Regardless of where he plays, you have to think the Packers will bring him back for his third training camp just to be sure. But unless he improves a lot this offseason, he could get cut after only two years with the team.
If that’s how it turns out, Spriggs will have been one of the biggest swings and misses of the Thompson era. It’s not just the fanning on a second-rounder. That happens to the best of them. But Thompson traded two extra picks – a fourth and a seventh – to move up nine spots to get him.
That means Thompson didn’t miss on one pick, or even two. He missed on three. Then think of all the good offensive linemen he has landed in the fourth round – Bakhtiari, Sitton, Lang, JC Tretter. That hurts.
TJ Watt and Vince Biegel are downplaying any thought of a feud:
Devante Mays is still in a bit of shock after his poor performance against the Ravens:
Doesn’t look good for Clay Matthews Sunday night:
There were a couple members of the secondary back on the practice field:
The Packers are headed back down most power rankings:
LeRoy Butler is a semi-finalist for the Hall of Fame:
Elsewhere, the Packers were at practice early this morning:
The guys at Move the Sticks preview Sunday night’s game:
Rob Demovsky writes this isn’t exactly “run the table” time:
Nice breakdown of Matthews’ sack of Flacco from DLineVids:
Larry McCarren highlights the Packers’ run defense:
OddsShark has a betting preview for Sunday night’s game:
The Packers Wire highlights a tough home losing streak:
The Packers signed an offensive tackle to the practice squad:
Does Brett Hundley have anything else?
European Packers fans have a new website dedicated just to them:
Old school program from a Lions-Packers Thanksgiving showdown:
Aaron Rodgers has a Thanksgiving message for Packers fans: