Morning Buzz: Rodgers shows true leadership
Welcome to your Thanksgiving edition of 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, a slice of pumpkin pie and get caught up on everything you need to know on this Thanksgiving morning.
Despite the fact the Packers are mired in a four game losing streak and have the look of a team that has straight up forgotten how to win, Aaron Rodgers told reporters Wednesday that he still thinks they can win out .
“I feel like we can run the table,” Rodgers said. “I really do. The offense is starting to click a little bit more. We’ve just got to get together a game where we’re more consistent from the first snap to the last. We’ve been, I think, getting closer to that. We’ve really been clicking at times in the past few games.”
Brash? Foolhardy? Maybe. But I see this as an example of leadership, something Rodgers gets knocked for quite a bit for various, vague reasons. I see this as a solid example of Rodgers trying to get his team to buy in and believe that they can play above the type of football they’ve played the last four weeks.
I talked about Rodgers’ statement toward the end of my latest podcast, which you can hear below.
The big news Wednesday, of course, was the announcement by Mike McCarthy that neither Sam Shields nor Eddie Lacy will be taken off injured reserve, officially ending their seasons.
Tom Silverstein and Ryan Wood talked about the repercussions for the team and what it means for each player in the video below.
Ryan also writes on newly acquired running back Christine Michael, who sounds like he will make his Packers debut Monday night against the Eagles.
I spoke with Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer for my weekly Opposite Sideline feature about what kind of team the Packers can expect to see on Monday night.
Opposite Sideline: Packers-Eagles
Damarious Randall returned to practice Wednesday.
Great column from Tom Oates on Rodgers being the Packers’ last hope to salvage 2016.
The Eagles’ backfield is a bit of a mess.
It remains to be seen if the Packers will face Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor, as the team is contemplating benching the second-year wide receiver.
Julius Peppers is close to tying Michael Strahan on the all-time sack list.
Most Packers fans probably don’t know the name Gabrielle Dow, but they’ve more than likely all come into contact with her work at one time or another. The Packers’ Vice President of Marketing recently gave an interview on how she goes about her job.
Former Packers backup quarterback Scott Tolzien gets a chance to start Thursday night for the injured Andrew Luck.
John Madden thinks Thursday Night Football “doesn’t work” and I could not agree more.
Finally, I hope each of you have a great Thanksgiving with friends and family. Myself, I’m thankful for a lot of things, one of which is that you choose to make PackersNews.com part of your daily routine.