Morning Buzz: McCarthy, Rodgers weather adversity

Aaron Nagler
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Coach Mike McCarthy is all smiles after the Packers scored a touchdown against the Bears at Soldier Field last season.

Ryan Wood starts us off with a look at the partnership between Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and his quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

From Ryan:

With the Packers coach and quarterback facing similar scrutiny, their Saturday chats turned into something more than scheme and preparation. Last season, there was plenty of therapy.

McCarthy said he and Rodgers discussed weathering the adversity.

“We talked about a lot of those things during those meetings,” McCarthy said Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. “Yeah, I think it just confirms a lot of the things we’ve been through.”

You know how last season ended. Run the table. Eight straight wins. Wild finish in Dallas. Another NFC championship game appearance.

Wasn’t easy getting there.

McCarthy was, of course, asked about former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, along with the running back position in general. McCarthy promised there would be additional running backs on the roster before May.

My latest podcast is up. Just me talking all the latest on the Packers:

The Packers signed a guard who happens to have a twin brother who also spent time in Green Bay:

Elsewhere, here’s a rundown of all the rule changes that were approved for 2017:

Zachary Jacobson writes on the challenge McCarthy sees when overcoming free-agency defections:

Many have acted with surprise at the Packers' moves in free agency, but the Power Sweep asks: Is it really all that different?

Rob Demovsky writes on the Packers’ belief in Ty Montgomery:

Four weeks until the draft. Some folks are, um, excited:

Here’s hoping Adrian Peterson signs with the Bucs so people stop asking about the Packers:

John Fox thinks the Bears are in “striking distance”:

Martellus Bennett is releasing a hip-hop EP. Yes.

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