Morning Buzz: Seeking secondary experience
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.
Ryan Wood starts us off with a look at the Packers' secondary and the addition of Davon House.
Without Shields, experience is badly lacking in the Packers' secondary. Which is why signing cornerback Davon House was useful. House, a 2011 fourth-round pick, immediately becomes the most seasoned corner for the team that drafted him. He has started 34 games in his six seasons, more than Damarious Randall (18) and Quinten Rollins (14) combined
“The inexperience there caught up to us,” coach Mike McCarthy said of his cornerback depth chart after Shields’ concussion. “We had young guys playing in there, battling. They did a heck of a job, but they were put in some tough, tough situations. Particularly the type of games we got into the second half of the season, we were pretty much playing playoff games there from November on. So you learn from that.”
I chatted with readers late Thursday afternoon about all the latest developments coming out of the league meetings:
Ryan and I discussed what’s next for the Packers at running back:
Elsewhere, The Packers Wire is going mock draft crazy:
Are the Packers looking at speed for their backfield?
One of those speedy prospects the Packers brought in has a troubled past:
The Power Sweep asks an interesting question:
Rob Demovsky writes on “Renaissance Man” Martellus Bennett living up to that moniker:
You can hear Bennett's "I'm Not A Rapper But Some of My Friends Are" below:
Chris Peterson writes on the need for a bounce-back year for Damarious Randall:
ACME Packing Company peers into their crystal ball to find out who will be the Packers leading receiver in 2017:
This overview of scouting cliches is probably the best thing on the Internet today: