Morning Buzz: Packers get off to good preseason start
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers opened up their preseason with a victory over the visiting Tennesssee Titans on Thursday night, winning 31-17.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the job Brett Hundley did initially in his bid to keep his backup job behind Aaron Rodgers.
In the Packers' 31-17 exhibition win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, Hundley appeared to put into practice some of the lessons he saw on tape this offseason. He finished 9-of-14 for 108 yards and one touchdown, with one interception and a 81.9 rating before his night ended with a little more than four minutes left in the second quarter.
If DeShone Kizer was expected to walk away with the backup quarterback job after the Packers traded for him last spring, Hundley showed he’s at least ready to put up a fight. One of the things he undoubtedly noticed from last season’s game film was a tendency to almost robotically roll to his right when the pocket broke down.
Perhaps his most impressive play of the night, then, was a designed rollout left where Hundley set his feet and threaded a pass over one Titans defender and between two others for 13 yards to rookie Equanimeous St. Brown.
Coach Mike McCarthy said it was apparent Hundley had learned from some of his struggles last season.
Pete Dougherty has the good and the bad from Thursday night for the Insider:
Pete and I gave our initial impressions from the game:
Mike McCarthy responded to Aaron Rodgers' criticism of his young wide outs:
I chatted with readers after the game via Facebook Live:
Be sure to check out our photo gallery from the game:
Elsewhere, NFL Media has highlights from the game:
Tom Oates writes on the promise of the young quarterbacks:
Jason Wilde notes that Mike Pettine kept things very simple on defense:
Forbes looks at winners and losers from the preseason opener:
Josh Jones was evaluated for a concussion during last night’s game:
Lombardi Ave. gives their first impressions:
The Tundra Effect takes a look at last night’s action:
Marcus Mariota looked sharp on his only drive against the Packers defense:
Good look at the route combo on MVS’ touchdown:
CBS News covered Rodgers' recent comments asking his fellow players to ignore the president: