Morning Buzz: Packers getting the band back together
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As we’re set to get our first look at the first squad when the Packers open up practice today, it seems a good time to take a look at the entire roster, as Ryan Wood has done.
The Packers used the draft to infuse their roster with height — nine of their 11 drafted players are at least 6-2 — but it also came from other avenues. The Packers' tallest player, 6-7 tight end Jimmy Graham, signed as a free agent. The Packers' tallest quarterback, 6-4 DeShone Kizer, arrived via trade.
Whether height translates much to winning is a fair debate. Tall players can clog a quarterback’s throwing window or reach high for a pass, but you can’t dunk a touchdown. Seven teams from last season’s playoffs rank among the league’s top half in players listed at least 6-3, including the New England Patriots. Five teams are in the bottom half this spring, including the Philadelphia Eagles.
Regardless, the collective height on the Packers' roster is notable. If their players have the speed and strength to match, along with solid fundamentals, they could go a long way.
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Monday afternoon:
The Packers are dipping into their recent past for their latest coaching interns:
Brett Favre spoke to Peter King about several stints spent in rehab:
Matt Hamilton got to meet Aaron Rodgers recently:
Elsewhere, the Packers came up with a unique way of teaching the rookies about the team’s rich history:
Jon Meerdink thinks the Packers have a dynamic backfield duo in the making:
Fantasy folks think Aaron Jones should be the lead back:
Jason Wilde writes on JK Scott’s Wisconsin roots:
The Packers Hall of Fame highlights the team’s co-founder:
The personnel group leaves no stone unturned:
Rob Demovsky writes on Alexander’s fully guaranteed contract:
Cory Jennerjohn lays out the task at hand for Mike Pettine:
Who is under the most pressure as OTAs kick off?
Packers fans seem excited to have Mike Pettine on board:
This is a good hype video for Josh Jackson: