Morning Buzz: Rodgers under microscope
Welcome to your game-day 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) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Bob McGinn starts us off with an incredibly detailed overview of Knile Davis’ game, including the fact that he’s been labeled a fumbler since his college days.
At least we now know how desperate the Green Bay Packers believe themselves to be at running back.
On Sunday, the Packers fumbled five times. On Monday, general manager Ted Thompson acted upon an offer from the Kansas City Chiefs, who were shopping a veteran running back forever branded in the scouting world as a fumbler.
McGinn also has a game preview for Bears-Packers that you can read here.
Speaking of Thursday night’s game, Ryan Wood has the perfect summation in regards to all the injuries.
The weekly carnage that is Thursday night football arrived in Green Bay this week, making for one extensive injury report.
When it comes to injuries, Pete Dougherty writes, the Packers have only one option: To put up or shut up.
That’s life in the NFL. Injuries are common, and teams have to make do. Some do better than others. The Bears (1-5) are among the others, though their decades-long quarterback drought is the main culprit there.
But look at another of the Packers’ NFC North rivals, the Minnesota Vikings. Their injured-reserve list includes a future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Adrian Peterson), their starting tackles (Matt Kalil and Andre Smith) and quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater). Yet they’ve adapted, made moves and are 5-0.
Tom Silverstein and LeRoy Butler have their weekly videos up. Be sure to check them out prior to kickoff.
Elsewhere, Matt Bowen takes a deep dive on Aaron Rodgers’ game for ESPN.
Rob Demovsky asked a bunch of former NFLers about the same subject.
Everyone is talking about Rodgers, including "Good Morning Football":
But for all the takes on Rodgers lately, I think Kurt Warner comes closest to cracking the code.
The Packers have been playing the Bears for a long, long time.
A day after Thursday night’s game, NFL Network will air "Brett Favre: A Football Life."
The Sporting News wonders if the Packers can regain the “Lambeau mystique.”
Evan Silva has a great fantasy overview for all the skill position players in Thursday night’s game:
Finally, you can get our predictions for the game below.