Morning Buzz: Randall in the spotlight
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 cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Tom Silverstein starts us off with a look at Mike McCarthy and the Packers doing things a little differently this year coming out of their bye week. With so few games to analyze for team tendencies, McCarthy had his staff put together individual scouting reports on each player.
Damarious Randall undoubtedly will be in the spotlight Sunday night against the Giants. Michael Cohen has the latest on the struggling second-year cornerback, who met with reporters in the locker room Monday.
At times he accepted responsibility; at times he dished out blame. He told reporters technique was part of the problem; he said his coverage was mostly perfect against Detroit. He explained that failure, however large, was simply part of the game.
“That’s part of being great, and that’s part of me wanting to be great,” Randall said. “I just see a guy that’s going to bounce back because I just know myself and just kind of looking forward to the challenge this Sunday.”
Cohen also has the latest on Jeff Janis, who practiced Monday without a club or cast on his hand for the first time since breaking his breaking his hand in training camp.
Elsewhere around the web, Forbes reminds everyone who they think has the best fans in the league.
The Packers have cracked the Top 5 in Elliot Harrison’s power rankings over at NFL.com.
Finally, if you can read only one non-Packers story today, make it this incredibly well written post from Marc Sessler over at NFL.com. Sessler grew up a Cleveland Browns fan and once took it upon himself to write a letter to Bill Belichick when he was head coach in Cleveland. To Sessler’s amazement, Belichick actually wrote back.
Be sure to read the whole story. It’s a touching, engaging read.