Morning Buzz: Switching centers again
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Probably the biggest news coming out of Wednesday was reported by our Tom Silverstein, who learned that center J.C. Tretter will have to miss several weeks due to a knee injury he suffered toward the end of the game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Of course, this opens the door for the return of Corey Linsley to the starting lineup.
As for the offense as a whole, Pete Dougherty writes that Mike McCarthy should stay the course and resist the temptation to try to turn his offense into something it isn’t.
It’s worth remembering that we should judge NFL coaches by what they do, not what they say. And McCarthy’s words are open to interpretation. But Aaron Rodgers has played most of his best football of the season the last six quarters, so I’d think twice about changing course — climate and improved health at running back be damned.
I spoke with left tackle David Bakhtiari on this week’s podcast. He was pretty open about the stress this offense puts on its tackles.
Ryan Wood has the story on Randall Cobb’s recovery from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Falcons game and Cobb’s desire to get back out on the field against the Colts.
Aaron Rodgers calls criticism of the offense that comes from outside the building “white noise.”
Don’t miss Tom’s notebook for a bevy of information around the team, including the Packers bringing back running back Brandon Burks on the practice squad.
The Titletown District gets closer and closer to becoming a reality.
Speaking of the Titletown District, they are now taking reservations.
Ahman Green was on NFL Network comparing this team with the 2010 version.
ESPN has their latest edition of the QB Confidence Index up. No, I don’t know what that means either, but apparently Rodgers still isn’t right.
Davante Adams answered fans’ questions on the team’s official Twitter account.
The Packers’ pass rushers should be licking their chops.
What’s it like around 1265 Lombardi during the trade deadline? Mike McCarthy explains (video via Packers.com).