Packers Morning Buzz: Are starters done for preseason?
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 have no public practice scheduled today, though we will hear from Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff throughout the day.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the struggles of rookie wide receiver J’Mon Moore.
Moore attributed part of his struggle to overthinking. Learning a new playbook, his thoughts have been spinning through camp. From the huddle to the snap, Moore said he’s constantly running the play through his mind, making sure he knows what to do.
Eventually, the game should slow down. Right now, Moore is a 3-point shooter on a cold streak. He needs to see a shot go through the basket.
“Just need that one big play,” Rodgers said. “I think just one catch and run or going up over somebody and making a big play or getting loose on the sideline. It just takes one play for some of those guys to get going, and he’s had a couple of opportunities and hasn’t made them in the game. But he’s made a lot of plays in practice, and he’s figuring out what to do and running the routes, and it’s just a matter of executing and being able to relax in those moments.
“Just the easy plays is needed at those times. Once you start to stack a couple of those plays together, he starts getting more comfortable and you’re going to see some good play out of him, I think.”
Moore is hardly the first receiver to catch a case of the drops. Same thing happened to Davante Adams in 2015. Adams’ second NFL season couldn’t have gone worse, each week spiraling deeper and deeper.
Now, Adams is the Packers' top receiver, signing a four-year, $58 million extension late last season.
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I chatted with readers Tuesday afternoon:
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Rob Demovsky looks at the progress of the rookie class:
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Jersey Al has some thoughts:
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