Morning Buzz: Worry about offense? Us?
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In a surprising development, Packers running back James Starks was not at practice Wednesday and later turned up on the official injury report with a knee injury.
Michael Cohen has all the latest on the situation.
Tom Silverstein writes that the Packers are not fretting over their inconsistent offense and how the public noise surrounding it doesn’t really affect them.
Last time they checked, they were 3-1 and fresh off a 23-16 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
"You know, we had 400 yards of offense, so I don't know why the hell I've got to come in here and answer questions about the things you think that went wrong,” McCarthy said in his Wednesday news conference after being asked back-to-back questions about offensive issues.
Maybe the fact the Packers managed only 23 points against a Giants defense that was playing much of the game with an undrafted rookie at one starting cornerback position and a practice squad player at one starting safety position has something to do with it.
Or the fact that quarterback Aaron Rodgers posted a 65.0 passer rating, receiver Jordy Nelson dropped a couple of passes, tight end Richard Rodgers was a non-factor, the screen game was absent and there were only three passing plays of 20 or more yards.
Or the fact, the Packers rank 25th in total offense, 31st in completion percentage and 19th in passer rating after one quarter of the season.
But they don’t quite see it that way.
Read the whole thing. It’s quite interesting.
Pete Dougherty has a great column up on the Dallas Cowboys’ faith in Dak Prescott paying off big time.
Mike McCarthy’s response to a question about his offense Wednesday caught everyone’s attention.
Free-agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz is spending his morning watching tape of the Packers' victory over the Giants and is posting observations on his Twitter feed.
The kickoff time for the Packers' game in Atlanta has been changed.
Bob Sturm takes a look at the challenge presented by the Packers' defense for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
Packers fans as far away as Brazil are excited about the throwback uniforms.
The Packers announced the Johnsonville Tailgate Village will be taking the place of the Tundra Tailgate Zone.
The Packers Hall of Fame will be featured on a new television show called “Wisconsin Life.”
There was about a half hour Wednesday when a lack of a nameplate in the Packers' locker room for Jared Abbrederis had the Internet buzzing that perhaps the Packers had cut the veteran wide receiver.
Packers PR quickly threw water on the notion.