Morning Buzz: Packers' problems plentiful
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 after their loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Where to start, after a near-debacle like the one we witnessed Sunday? Bob McGinn’s gamer is your best bet for a complete overview of the total defeat the Packers suffered at the hands of the Cowboys.
Pete Dougherty has a great observation in his postgame column on how defensive coordinators have flipped the script when it comes to how they defend Aaron Rodgers.
Here’s what the book on Aaron Rodgers used to be:
To have a chance to beat him, you needed a talented defensive line that could get pressure with four rushers, so then you could flood coverage with seven players.
Now it looks like NFL defenses aren’t even so concerned about the pressure part. They’re willing to give Rodgers time in the pocket as long they can cover with seven or eight.
Read the whole thing.
Gary D’Amato writes that every mistake the Packers made, physical and mental, can be fixed. The questions is whether this group has the wherewithal to do it.
It’s going to be hard for the Packers to continue to publicly ignore what a mess their offense has become. Tom Silverstein tells it like it is.
The Lambeau Field crowd started booing early during Sunday’s game and continued throughout most of the afternoon. The players certainly heard it.
Jason Wilde writes on the Packers' rush defense crashing to earth.
Rob Demovsky says the Packers are running out of time to fix their offense.
It’s odd how Brett Favre appearing at Lambeau has an almost routine feel now.
It’s not all doom and gloom this morning:
The first “Will Mike McCarthy be fired?” article has been posted.
Peter King addresses the Packers' problems on his podcast today:
Aaron Rodgers laid out his postgame plans for the media last night.
Pro Football Focus takes a look at the offense.
The rush defense had a rude awakening: