Morning Buzz: Packers won't focus on Rodgers' return

Aaron Nagler
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) watches quarterback Brett Hundley (7) prepare for the final play in regulation against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 3, 2017, at Lambeau Field.

Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some tea, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.

We’ll start with Eric Baranczyk's and Pete Dougherty’s weekly analysis, which features the run game spearheaded by the improved blocking of David Bakhtiari.

From the guys:

Where Bakhtiari has surprised this season is as a run blocker. He made the Pro Bowl last year on the strength of his pass protection, because that’s what left tackles are known for. But as the Packers have transformed to a run-oriented offense with Brett Hundley at quarterback, Bakhtiari has proven to be a tough mudder in the run game.

In the Packers’ 26-20 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, Bakhtiari had another strong game, as did the Packers’ offensive line as a whole in helping halfback Jamaal Williams average 5.4 yards a carry and protecting Hundley as well as they have since he replaced injured Aaron Rodgers six games ago.

While Bakhtiari isn’t what you’d call a road grader in the run game, he has blocked well as the Packers’ offense has morphed into a run-oriented scheme without Rodgers. More often than not Sunday, Bakhtiari won his battle in the run game, and a run in the first quarter was illustrative of his day.

Tom Silverstein notes that Brett Hundley is often saving his best for last:

His teammates are excited to have Aaron Rodgers back at practice:

I listened to a few of your voicemails:

Ty Montgomery spoke about going on IR and the mood of the team in his weekly Clubhouse Live appearance:

One Wausau family had an extra special time during Sunday’s game:

Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky wrote about the Packers getting key players back:

Cory Jennerjohn writes on McCarthy and Hundley:

Aaron Rodgers will be running the scout team this week:

Overtime games always make for good reaction videos:

Ben Fennell breaks down the final play of the game:

Lombardi Ave. looks at the Packers' strong one-two punch:

ACME Packing Company looks at snap counts from Sunday’s game:


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