Morning Buzz: Putting Packers in perspective
Welcome to your Valentine’s Day 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 tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Pete Dougherty starts us off with a look at the continued stability the Packers have enjoyed over the course of the last 25 years.
Now that the Packers’ 2016 season has been finished for nearly a month, it's time for perspective, too. And here’s some food for thought about front-office and coaching stability in the NFL.
Since 1992 the Packers have had only three general managers – Ron Wolf, Mike Sherman and Thompson. They’ve also had only four coaches – Mike Holmgren, Ray Rhodes, Sherman and McCarthy.
Theirs hasn’t been mindless stability. Wolf fired Rhodes after only one season, and former president Bob Harlan stripped Sherman of his GM duties when it became clear the coach-GM role was too much. But it’s a stability that has served the Packers well.
In the 25 years since Wolf’s first full season, 1992, the Packers have the NFL’s second-best winning percentage (.636), behind only New England, and just ahead of Pittsburgh (.631).
Packers guard T.J. Lang told SiriusXM NFL radio that he has not heard a word from the Packers. The veteran guard is set to become a free agent on March 9th.
Michael Cohen and Bob McGinn have their latest podcast up, doing a player-by-player breakdown of the 2016 Packers offense and special teams.
Elsewhere, Rob Demovsky looks at the gaping hole Lang would leave behind if he were allowed to leave:
Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga joined the guys over at the Block ‘Em Up podcast. Lots of great stuff here on Aaron Rodgers, the release of Josh Sitton and old veterans that helped him early on.
The team website is feelin’ today’s holiday.
Geronimo Allison pleaded not guilty Monday to a marijuana possession charge stemming from a September 2016 arrest:
Monday was Randy Moss’ 40th birthday. Maybe with the exception of Barry Sanders, the Packers never faced a more dangerous player. This video of all his touchdowns is incredible:
With the NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks away, draft talk will only intensify. Get all the latest from the Locked on NFL Draft podcast:
Speaking of the draft, if you’re interested in learning how certain prospects stack up, be sure to check out all of Matt Miller’s work at Bleacher Report: