Morning Buzz: Randall Cobb sheds boot
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 the latest in our positional preview series as Ryan Wood takes a look at the wide receiver group.
Over the course of their Hall of Fame quarterback play the past two decades, the Green Bay Packers have had a constant revolving door at wide receiver.
Sterling Sharpe gave way to Robert Brooks in 1995. Brooks gave way to Antonio Freeman one year later, and Freeman passed the torch to Donald Driver in 2002. Greg Jennings surpassed Driver early in Aaron Rodgers’ time as a starter. Jordy Nelson surpassed Jennings at the start of this decade.
The role continued revolving this past offseason. Gone is Nelson, who will be remembered as Rodgers’ top target much like Freeman was with Brett Favre. In his place, fifth-year receiver Davante Adams assumes the top spot.
It isn’t a stretch to expect much of the Packers' passing game to hinge on Adams’ individual success this fall. The Packers are paying him to be their top receiver, signing him to a four-year, $58 million extension in December.
“He’s going to be looked at as more of the go-to guy outside the building,” Rodgers said in the spring. “Naturally, that would probably be the progression for fans to think that way, but I throw it to the open guy. He happens to be open a lot. So I’m sure he’s going to get a lot of opportunities to continue to be that guy.”
Jerry Kramer spoke about the emotional odyssey over the years waiting on the Hall of Fame:
Rich Ryman takes a look at everything on offer for those attending training camp:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Wednesday afternoon:
No Packers fan should be forced to watch Vikings games:
This was pretty funny:
Randall Cobb is holding his third annual football camp:
Davante Adams is working out with a familiar face:
Elsewhere, WBAY got video of Cobb:
Tammy Baldwin announces her proposed Go Pack Go Act:
Aaron Rodgers was in attendance at the ESPY’s last night:
Newsflash: Rodgers has been great under pressure:
4,000 yards is almost the norm for a Rodgers season:
I talked Rodgers contract and right tackles with the guys at The FAN:
Lombardi Ave. has eight reasons the Packers will win the Super Bowl:
The Power Sweep talks Packers defense:
Packers Wire looks at 5 spots where the Packers need to avoid the injury bug:
The Pack-A-Day podcast kicks off a positional preview series:
The ACME Packing crew looks at dark horse roster candidates:
Locked On Packers talks Rodgers contract: