Morning Buzz: Time for Packers to look toward 2018
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.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s look at some of the hard decisions the Packers will have to make when reconstructing their roster this offseason.
The Green Bay Packers’ 2018 season starts now.
With the playoffs out of the picture for the first time since 2008, the Packers have two games left to evaluate their players solely with an eye toward building a 2018 roster that can win the Super Bowl.
The highest levels of the organization also have to take a hard look within: President and CEO Mark Murphy evaluating general manager Ted Thompson’s performance; Thompson evaluating coach Mike McCarthy; and McCarthy evaluating his defensive coordinator, Dom Capers.
But with two more games to appraise players, let’s focus today on the roster. Here are some of the big questions the Packers have to address in the next 2½ months.
Aaron Jones knows what he needs to work on to see more playing time:
David Bakhtiari took his Pro Bowl snub in stride:
The Packers bolstered the interior of their offensive line:
Former Packers safety Micah Hyde connected with safeties coach Darren Perry after being named to the Pro Bowl:
During my Facebook Live chat with readers yesterday, I made the case for finally letting Dom Capers go:
Elsewhere, the guys at Move the Sticks preview Saturday night’s game:
Several key players sat out practice yesterday:
Casey Hayward appeared to take a shot at the Packers:
Rob Demovsky writes that the Packers have not considered shutting down Davante Adams:
Brett Hundley’s gum chewing did not go unnoticed:
Dusty has a bunch of clips from the Panthers game up on his Twitter timeline:
Michelle Bruton says the Packers should throw everything at Rodgers:
Greg Jennings thinks Aaron Rodgers has peaked:
Bakhtiari was one of the biggest Pro Bowl snubs, according to Pro Football Focus:
NFL Films is having a Best Of contest for old Mic’d Up sessions and Brett Favre is up:
The Packers will be in prime time on Saturday night:
Good Morning Football calls the Packers season a wrap:
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs feels the hate:
Former Packers head coach Mike Sherman will be coaching in the CFL:
The Internet’s got jokes: