Morning Buzz: Packers focused on the task at hand in Cleveland
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 a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers as they prepare to take on the winless Cleveland Browns.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the play of Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones, and how the Packers should lean toward Jones going forward.
Everything running back Jamaal Williams did Sunday to will the Green Bay Packers to an overtime victory over Tampa Bay should be recognized for what it was: an inspired performance.
The 6-foot, 212-pound rookie came into his own at the same time the offense desperately needed someone to lean on.
Yet if you want to know what really could make the Packers a difficult team to defend in the weeks to come, look at the two plays in which running back Aaron Jones participated.
Practically everyone saw him turn nothing into a game-winning 20-yard touchdown against the Buccaneers. It was an amazing piece of running, especially for someone who had missed the previous three games with an MCL tear.
Now, if you were really paying attention, you would have noticed something remarkable about his other snap – given to him after Williams had been on the field nine of the first 10 plays on the Packers’ opening drive.
Tom talks to LeRoy Butler about the Bucs game and looks ahead to Cleveland:
We’ll be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ice Bowl throughout the month of December:
Shelby Le Duc has a list of possible Christmas gifts for the Packers fans in your life:
Elsewhere, Davante Adams writes on the toughest cornerbacks he's faced:
NFL Films had Mike Daniels mic’d up for Sunday’s game:
Pack To the Future breaks down the film:
Paul Noonan has an interesting look at how Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s game could help the Packers in Cleveland:
Pro Football Focus shines a spotlight on the strong play of Lane Taylor:
Dean Lowry was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week:
Rob Demovsky writes on the need for focus:
Aaron Jones gets the old-school video game treatment:
Remember during the draft how it was reported the Packers were interested in quarterback DeShone Kizer? They’ll face off against him on Sunday.
The ACME Packing Company crew discusses the Packers’ playoff chances:
Peter King touches on the state of the Packers with Rodgers’ possible return looming in the background:
Damarious Randall appeared on ESPN Radio: