Morning Buzz: Looking forward to Falcons
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 strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Bob McGinn’s scouting report for the Atlanta Falcons is up and is the perfect place to start as you get ready for the Packers’ big showdown with the Dirty Birds.
Dan Quinn has attempted to replicate the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive scheme in Atlanta since owner Arthur Blank hired him to replace coach Mike Smith in January 2015.
His biggest problem is he gave up the helm of the defense on game days.
Quinn, 46, handed the play-calling to coordinator Kyle Shanahan on offense and coordinator Richard Smith on defense. He probably should have handled the defensive calls Sunday, as Mike Zimmer has done in Minnesota, and allowed Smith to coordinate during the week.
Quinn came to Atlanta after coordinating the Seahawks from 2013-’14, winning one Super Bowl and losing another on the final play. His defenses ranked first in yards and points allowed in back-to-back seasons. The last NFL team to accomplish that feat was the Chicago Bears in 1985-’86.
Ryan Wood takes a look at the Packers’ newest offensive weapon in Geronimo Allison, who was called up from the practice squad to take the place of the injured Jared Abbrederis.
On the defensive side of the ball, Michael Cohen writes on the impact the Packers’ young linebackers are making in the turnover department.
Elsewhere, PFF points out how clean the offensive line has kept the pocket for Rodgers:
Davante Adams’ big night against the Bears earned him NFC Player of the Week honors:
Don Jackson has an outside shot to play Sunday:
The Packers are always working players out during the week. They recently had in a familiar face:
The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote about the matchup between the Matthews cousins:
SI looks at the fantasy implications of the evolving Packers offense:
Ty Montgomery finds himself in rare company after last Thursday’s game:
Julio Jones already has a 1,000 yard season in his sights:
The Seahawks may have problems up front on offense, but their defense is as good as ever:
Speaking of the Seahawks, Mike Tanier looks at the urban legend of their Super Bowl showdown with the Steelers being “fixed” - this is a great read:
Finally, Chuck Todd of NBC News explains why he’s a Packers fan: