Morning Buzz: Packers set to take on Buccaneers
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab an extra strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the play of Jamaal Williams.
Early in his career, Williams made his reputation getting gritty yards between the tackles. It’s why the Packers drafted him, to bring a similar downhill style former running back Eddie Lacy provided. Williams established his short-yardage chops. At the very least, he has proven effective when the Packers must get a yard or two.
His short-yardage dependability will ensure Williams retains a role in the run game whenever Jones returns from the torn MCL that forced him to miss the past two games. Jones practiced this week for the first time since his injury in Chicago, so it’s apparent he’ll be back soon.
Whenever that time comes, the Packers will determine how to distribute carries between their two rookie tailbacks. With Williams and Jones developing at different paces, they’ve yet to put the Packers in a predicament.
Davon House was talking up practice squad receiver Michael Clark:
Demetri Goodson could be set to return this week from the ACL injury he suffered last year:
I spoke with Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times to get a preview of the Buccaneers:
Special teams and various other points are featured in the latest Packers Notes:
Elsewhere, Clay Matthews showed off his cleats for My Cause, My Cleats:
Casey Hayward is making the decision to let him walk look worse and worse:
Speaking of questionable decisions…
If, by some miracle, the Packers do actually win out, they have a good shot at the post-season:
Ben Fennell highlights the power running game:
It’s been a while, but the Packers are favorites to win on Sunday:
The secondary isn’t doing a great job of getting its hands on the football:
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix contends, at least for his part, it’s because the ball isn’t being thrown his way:
The Packers brought back a cornerback to the practice squad:
Jake Ryan paid off his debt to Vince Biegel from the Michigan-Wisconsin game:
Here’s a primer if you happen to be attending the game on Sunday: