Morning Buzz: Packers GM makes a move
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First up, Packers general manager Ted Thompson was busy overnight, trading for Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis. One has to wonder if Eddie Lacy will be able to go on Thursday night against the Bears.
The Packers have just two days of practice to get ready for Chicago. Davis is expected to be in town in time to begin learning the offense and get on the practice field. Having played for West Coast disciple Andy Reid in Kansas City, Davis should have a basic understanding of coach Mike McCarthy’s system.
The 5-10, 227-pound Davis had fallen deep on the Chiefs’ depth chart with the emergence of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West as capable backups to star running back Jamaal Charles, who recently returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season. That made Davis expendable.
The move was first reported by Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
Lest you think the Packers have swung a trade for a hidden talent, NumberFire has something for you to consider:
Bob McGinn has his Rating the Packers column up from the Cowboys game and it’s not pretty for the quarterback.
The 137th start of Aaron Rodgers' career was among his five worst.
The Packers are having to juggle a lot because of injuries in the secondary. Michael Cohen has the latest.
Ryan Wood looks at how turnovers are killing the Packers on offense.
The Packers' offense has experienced no lack of frustration through the first five games. Most frustrating, Lang said, has been the constant turnovers.
There were four in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. On the season, the Packers are tied for 20th in limiting giveaways with nine — even though they’ve played one fewer game than most.
For all their troubles, the 2015 Packers didn’t cough up the football. They finished with only 17 giveaways, tied for fourth in the NFL. On Sunday, the Packers almost had a quarter of that allotment in one game.
Elsewhere, Doug Farrar and Greg Cossell take on the topic du jour over at Bleacher Report.
Speaking of Rodgers, NFL Network’s research group has a disconcerting note on the Packers' signal caller.
There’s little positive coverage of Rodgers’ game this week.
Pro Football Weekly took a look at the film to see how the Cowboys ran all over the Packers.
Meanwhile, in Chicago, things have gotten downright frustrating for the offense:
In fact, there isn’t much positivity around the Bears right now.