Morning Buzz: Packers battered, bruised
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 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.
Bob McGinn starts us off with his Rating the Packers column. As one might expect, the defense rates out extremely poorly, including second-year cornerback Quinten Rollins.
Cousins used Rollins’ side as a safe haven for whenever he needed a short-to-intermediate completion. Rollins is hanging around the edges and giving too much cushion as if he worries constantly about getting beat deep. He wouldn’t even challenge backup Ryan Grant. Rollins didn’t put himself in position to compete against Jamison Crowder’s 44-yard bomb behind him for a TD.
It’s hard enough to win in the NFL when your team is relatively healthy. Tom Silverstein looks at how the degree of difficulty goes up when you’re asked to play backups extensively, as Mike McCarthy has been this season.
Another thing that makes winning difficult? Multiple injuries in key locations. Michael Cohen has this week’s Butcher’s Bill.
Tom and Michael lead their notebook writing that newly acquired running back Christine Michael is expected to play on Monday night in Philadelphia.
Randall Cobb stopped by our Clubhouse Live show last night in Appleton. You can see a replay of the entire show here.
I chatted with Packers fans Monday on Facebook Live about the team’s four-game losing streak and the apparent job security of those in charge.
Over at ESPN, Rob Demovsky writes that McCarthy is becoming irritated with a few different things on the defensive side of the ball.
Everyone’s got jokes.
The Packers could see an old nemesis in a few weeks.
Kyler Fackrell’s horrible moment Sunday night is going to live on the Internet forever.
I’m not even sure what this means, but here you go.
Just remember Packers fans, it could always be worse.