Morning Buzz: Packers set to take on the Browns
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 Cleveland Browns.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the strong play of Browns rookie Myles Garrett and the Packers' preparation to stop him.
The Packers will try to run the ball to make sure that quarterback Brett Hundley doesn’t bear the weight of the offense on his shoulders, but Cleveland ranks sixth in that department, allowing a league-low 3.3 yards per carry.
If they can’t run the ball, it’s going to free Garrett and his teammates to rev up their engines and go after Hundley. That’s the last thing the Packers can afford in a game they can’t lose.
Part of the difficulty in playing Cleveland is deciphering what defense Williams has his team in. The Browns line up in many different fronts, some of which can produce one-on-ones for Garrett.
“They run a ton,” center Corey Linsley said. “That's one of the things we notice on film too, the amount of miscommunication that other teams have had, just from the sheer diversity in the fronts.
Tom joined Michael Cohen on the latest Packers Podcast to go over all the latest on the team:
Michael highlights Jamaal Williams’ playful personality:
The Packers are pretty banged up in the secondary:
Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers has impressed during his stint in rehab:
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I chatted with Packers fans via Facebook Live late Thursday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Mike Daniels is featured on NFL Network’s Sound FX:
Rob Demovsky writes on the rookie running backs:
Cheesehead TV previews the game:
Jamaal Williams won a weekly NFL award:
Mike Daniels is stumping for Damarious Randall to get to the Pro Bowl:
Clay Matthews is the Packers’ nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award:
DLineVids looks at Reggie White’s hump move:
ACME Packing Company says not to expect any coaches to be hired out of Green Bay:
NFL Network looks at the Packers chances of making the post season: