Morning Buzz: More help for Packers' run D
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Packers players have the day off, but not so for Packers coaches who have finished breaking down the tape of the win over the Giants and will now start to game-plan for the Dallas Cowboys. Someone else who has broken down the Giants tape is Bob McGinn, whose Rating the Packers analysis is not to be missed.
Despite a rough start to the season, Jacob Schum isn’t going anywhere. Ryan Wood writes that Mike McCarthy expects his punter to get better at his job.
Defensive lineman Mike Pennel is back from suspension and Tom Silverstein writes that he’ll need to earn a spot in the rotation for the best run defense in the NFL.
He returns having to earn a place on the NFL’s top run defense, not have it handed to him. The Packers have a pretty good thing going on defense and Pennel’s job will be to play to the standard they have set through four games this season.
“They’ve been playing really well, man,” Pennel said Monday, the first time he has been able talk to the media since his suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy started Sept. 4. “Seeing them guys out there week to week, the hardest thing was just not being a part of that. Seeing them, I just want to get ready to get back and see where I can contribute.”
Ty Montgomery had fellow wide receiver Trevor Davis on our Clubhouse Live show last night. Montgomery spoke about looking up to Randall Cobb.
You can see a replay of the entire show here.
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Monday:
Expect the status of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to be a storyline all week.
Speaking of the upcoming matchup with the Cowboys, people are already anticipating the slugfest between the Cowboys’ rushing attack and the Packers' run defense.
Steve Mariucci sent Brett Favre a happy birthday greeting Monday.
Speaking of Favre, who will be honored during Sunday's game, Titletown Sound has a review of Jeff Pearlman’s new book on the former Packers quarterback.