Morning Buzz: Packers in downward spiral
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and their current tailspin from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
After another thoroughly embarrassing performance, the one word that pops up in several places on PackersNews.com is “crisis”. Because that’s the state the Packers are in at the moment.
Bob McGinn’s postgame column sums things up in its opening paragraph:
It was the day the defense died. It might have been the beginning of the end for the Green Bay Packers’ season, too
The Packers' downward spiral has Pete Dougherty writing that jobs are in jeopardy.
McCarthy and Thompson have been to the playoffs seven straight years, and their long tenures have made the Packers one of the two most stable franchises in the league (Pittsburgh is the other). By all appearances, team president Mark Murphy values stability and patience as much as Steelers’ ownership.
But the deeper the Packers sink this season, the more Thompson’s and McCarthy’s jobs are in jeopardy. The standards are high, and their Super Bowl in the 2010 season is getting further and further in the rear-view window. In that context, this marks the regular-season low point of their tenure.
Pete and Bob broke things down after the game.
The defense continues to grasp at straws. Tom Silverstein does an autopsy on a lifeless unit.
Michael Cohen has the butcher’s bill from Sunday’s game, and it isn’t pretty.
For whatever reason, Mike McCarthy seems determined to cling to his sputtering running game. Ryan Wood tries to get to the bottom of why McCarthy seems intent on falling behind in games.
Ryan and I took to Facebook Live after the game to chat about the train wreck we witnessed at Nissan Stadium.
Elsewhere, ESPN's Rob Demovsky writes that the Packers may be beyond saving.
Things aren’t trending in the right direction for McCarthy’s crew.
It’s been a long time since the Packers were swimming in below-.500 waters.
Needless to say, the Internet is having fun with it all.
Davante Adams was one of the few Packers players who came to play Sunday: