Morning Buzz: Packers halfway to delivering
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Well, they’re halfway there.
At the darkest moment of the Packers' 2016 season, after they had lost four straight games and looked on the precipice of wasting their season, Aaron Rodgers stated he felt this team could “run the table.” At the time, it seemed like mere bravado. Now? It’s starting to feel like prophecy.
Ryan Wood takes a look at Rodgers’ statement and how it resonated with his teammates.
His three words have the potential to carry as much weight as those five letters did in 2014. Safety Micah Hyde, sitting at his locker after Sunday’s win, brought up Rodgers’ “run the table” comment unprompted. It spoke, Hyde said, to how the Packers' entire locker room felt.
“We all knew deep down in our hearts that we could do that anyway,” Hyde said. “So 12 saying it, obviously he’s a leader on our football team, we understand that. We listen to things he says, and how his mentality is, but at the same time every guy in this locker room — every locker in here — thought the same thing.
“He was just the one to get in front of the cameras and say it first.”
Tom Silverstein leads his notebook with the play that was hard to ignore when everyone saw it live, and that is getting lots of traction on social media.
Randall Cobb had some strong words for the Seattle Seahawks when asked about a questionable shot he took from Jeremy Lane at the end of the first half.
Mike McCarthy will have to deal with whatever limitations Rodgers’ injuries present when designing his offensive attack this week, but as Silverstein writes, he’s been here before.
Bob McGinn’s Rating the Packers column is up and as you might imagine, there are a bunch of positive scores.
Pete Carroll hasn’t been beaten this badly since being crushed by the Oakland Raiders (33-3) and New York Giants (41-7) in successive weeks of the 2010 season, his first coaching the Seattle Seahawks.
At Southern California from 2001-09, Carroll’s Trojans lost by 28 or more points only once.
The point is, Carroll is an outstanding coach and the Seahawks are an outstanding team. But on this snowy Sunday at Lambeau Field neither was a match for Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers.
Damarious Randall stopped by Clubhouse Live on Monday night and it was fantastic. Be sure to catch a replay of the show below:
Rodgers signed autographs at Lambeau Field on Monday night to benefit the Salvation Army.
In case you missed it Monday, Mike McCarthy made the move of Ty Montgomery to running back official.
T.J. Lang was still feeling it a day after the victory over the Seahawks.
The Bears are getting a big weapon back just in time to face the Packers.
Speaking of the Bears, get caught up on what’s going on with the Windy City’s team right here:
With the playoffs fast approaching, and tons of different scenarios possibly playing out, Packers fans would do well to visit a website called MakeNFLPlayoffs.com. Be warned: It is a rabbit hole of information that will have you wondering where your day went. But it’s incredibly interesting.