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 Ryan Wood’s look at the Miami Dolphins for our opponent preview series.
The Dolphins, picking No. 11 in the April draft, were widely expected to take one of the top four quarterbacks should one slip outside the top 10. Instead, Baker Mayfield (first to Cleveland), Sam Darnold (third to the New York Jets), Josh Allen (seventh to Buffalo) and Josh Rosen (10th to Arizona) were drafted in the first 10 picks, the first time since the 1970 merger that four quarterbacks were taken that high.
The Cardinals traded up from No. 15 to grab Rosen. In doing so, they prevented the Dolphins from drafting a potential franchise quarterback, insurance in case Ryan Tannehill is unable to return from a torn ACL that cost him all of 2017.
Now, their hopes rest on Tannehill’s surgically repaired left knee. The former first-round pick suffered the injury in August, leading to the Dolphins’ failed experiment last season with an aging Jay Cutler. If healthy, Tannehill gives the Dolphins a chance to win. Under quarterback whisperer Adam Gase’s leadership in 2016, Tannehill had a resurgent season, leading the Dolphins to the playoffs with a 10-6 record.
The problem, of course, is Tannehill’s knee. It took a career year in 2016 for Tannehill to lead the Dolphins to the postseason, and a career year is far from certain for a quarterback returning from a torn ACL. Behind him, backups Brock Osweiler, David Tales and Bryce Petty don’t inspire confidence. So a lot is riding on what kind of quarterback Tannehill can be post-surgery.
Ryan also looked at the Seahawks:
Elsewhere, Zachary Jacobson looks at the history of the shareholders meeting:
The new American Flag Football League saw several Packers shine Saturday night:
ESPN looks at the best newcomer to each team in the division:
Pretty decent hype video here:
ACME Packing Company looks at fantasy value in the Packers backfield:
Jamaal Williams talks playing in Green Bay:
KDG and friends made several predictions about the season:
Locked On Packers discusses what success looks like for the Packers defense:
Davante Adams is putting that work in:
Ryan Longwell’s got jokes:
Finally, former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has some Monday motivation for you: