Morning Buzz: Packers' situation tense
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 starts us off with his Rating the Packers column for the Colts game and needless to say, things aren’t pretty for most of the Green and Gold.
Tom Silverstein and Michael Cohen have a notebook filled with Packers nuggets, including the latest on the curious case of Clay Matthews missing Sunday’s game.
Cohen also takes a look at the profane outburst from Mike Daniels that reporters heard in the locker room Sunday after the game, and how it gives a window into the unease around this team.
Daniels admitted Monday that the postgame outburst was directed at some of his teammates, though he offered no further details. But there were other people inside that shower and they absorbed his expletive-ridden tirade.
He was furious because the pass rush fell flat against two offensive lines — the Colts' and Falcons' — that have been exposed on a weekly basis throughout the season. The Colts allowed 31 sacks entering Sunday’s game, most in the league through the first eight weeks, yet it was quarterback Aaron Rodgers who would be brought down the most.
Daniels had some illuminating words when he met with reporters Monday:
Silverstein takes a look at the state of the special teams units, which are in need of major work.
Ty Montgomery welcomed Datone Jones as his guest on "Clubhouse Live" last night. You can catch a replay below:
One thing of note from Monday night’s show was Montgomery revealing that he was seemingly unaware that he was put on a limited snap count by the coaches prior to Sunday’s game.
(You can hear Montgomery’s quote at the 20-minute mark on the replay)
Elsewhere, the Packers made a roster move geared toward helping their beleaguered special-teams units.
Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley weighs in on the Packers’ skid.
The daily fantasy community is liking the Packers' defense, unlike most people in the real world.
Not everyone thinks Mike McCarthy should be on the hot seat:
Former NFL personnel man and current NFL analyst for FOX Sports Mike Lombardi has some thoughts on the Packers:
If you’re heading to Nashville for the game Sunday, you can stop by the Packers' pep rally Saturday.