Packers Morning Buzz: It's an Aaron Rodgerspalooza
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 or brew some tea and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at the Packers’ new quarterbacks coach, Frank Cignetti, and his challenge taking over for Alex Van Pelt.
Cignetti, 52, spent the past two seasons working with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, so he’s not new to coaching a legend. But Cignetti was teaching a different curriculum to Manning; he and coach Ben McAdoo were putting in a version of McCarthy’s offense, which was new to him.
In Green Bay, Rodgers has been along every step of the way in the installation and refinement of the McCarthy system and probably could tell Cignetti more about it than the other way around. Cignetti will have to dig deep to find ways to reach Rodgers.
“I love to coach,” Cignetti said. “I believe part of being a successful coach is building trustful relationships. And I look forward to that.”
Rodgers has sought a say in who will coach him, but McCarthy has chosen not to consult him — an issue Rodgers raised publicly Thursday.
If you missed Rodgers raising that issue yesterday, you can get caught up here:
I talked about it all on my latest podcast:
I also chatted with readers via Facebook Live late Thursday afternoon:
Aaron Rodgers conceded in an AP interview that, someday, he may end up playing somewhere else:
Justin Timberlake won’t be swayed from his Packers fandom:
Elsewhere, Rodgers made a bunch of media appearances yesterday morning:
Cheesehead TV wants everyone to calm down:
Lost in the QB coach drama was Rodgers’ call for a return to playing championship defense:
Rob Demovsky writes on former Packers backup quarterback and current Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson as he readies for the Super Bowl:
Tony Dungy gave Mike Daniels a shout out at the Super Bowl:
ACME Packing Company looks at pending free agent Richard Rodgers:
Matt Hasselbeck took a trip down memory lane:
The folks on Jeopardy last night knew absolutely nothing about football. I mean...nothing: