Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and the NFL from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee (or brew some English breakfast 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 a deep dive on some of the numbers surrounding the Packers' 2016 season.
The Packers finished the regular season tied for 11th in takeaways with 25. Their 17 interceptions tied for fourth.
In the first three seasons under defensive coordinator Dom Capers, the Packers ranked first in takeaways with 40, sixth with 32 and tied for first with 38. From 2012-’15, they ranked tied for 18th with 23, tied for 21st with 22, tied for eighth with 27 and tied for 20th with 22.
Meanwhile, the Packers tied for eighth in fewest giveaways with 17. Coach Mike McCarthy’s teams have ranked in the top 10 nine times in 11 seasons.
In all, the Packers ranked sixth in turnover differential at plus-8.
Bob also spent some time talking to Michael Cohen for their latest podcast this week.
Davante Adams had a big-time season after a rough 2015. Rob Reischel chronicles the bounce-back for Packer Plus.
I chatted with Packers fans over on our Facebook page late Thursday afternoon:
Elsewhere, Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix appeared to take a subtle shot at his defensive coordinator in his farewell post to Sam Shields on Instagram.
The team website points out that Don Barclay played in every game this season:
Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey, who has been rumored as a possible successor to Ted Thompson, apparently wants to stick around Kansas City for a while. (“Baby Jack” is 5 years old, by the way)
Aaron Rodgers went golfing Thursday.
Bill Huber makes the case for Bart Starr as the true GOAT.
Aaron Rodgers comes in at #3 on Pro Football Focus’ list of top 101 NFL players.
Packers great LeRoy Butler is lobbying for a big splash from his former team:
Great stuff here from Packers defensive assistant Jerry Montgomery, from back in his days at Oklahoma:
The Packers never cease coming up with new and interesting ways to part their fans from their money:
YouTube user Tyler Frost put together a video entitled “Craziest Aaron Rodgers plays of all time.”
This should be just what Packers fans need as they head into the weekend: