Morning Buzz: Offseason goes back to the future
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 a “cup of strong coffee, for the pedantically inclined) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Pete Dougherty starts us off with an examination of the Packers offense and its explosive potential by drawing parallels between the current squad and the 1996 crew.
Just how big the two-tight-end set becomes in McCarthy’s offense depends on how much Kendricks benefits from a new team and quarterback after the Rams cut him in a cost-saving move in March that wiped his $4.25 million pay off their books in ‘17. He had two years left on a four-year, $18.5 million deal and last season had a career-high 50 catches. We’ll get to him a little later.
But the signings surely appear to have excited Rodgers. I’m usually wary of optimistic offseason talk, but Rodgers came across as genuine on a recent podcast with Evan Daniels of Fox Sports.
“We probably need a couple more pieces on defense before the season starts,” Rodgers said, “but we’re going to be really tough to stop on offense.”
Thinking back to ’96, I can see why he’d say that.
Mark Murphy spoke on the possibilities of a Packers game in London during the 2018 season. Ryan Wood has all the latest.
Ryan also has the latest on Murphy’s attempts to bring the NFL draft to the league’s smallest city.
You can find everything Ryan produced from the annual league meetings in this one spot:
Our Kendra Meinert was on hand for the premieres of a couple Packers-centric feature films at the Wisconsin Film Fest.
Elsewhere, The Packers Wire notes that T.J. Watt is the overwhelming favorite to land with the Packers, according to mock drafters around the Internet.
The Packer Page lays out the offseason schedule leading up to the draft:
Larry McCarren takes a closer look at the play of Dean Lowry:
I was doing some tape study this weekend, and couldn’t help but share this:
Mark Murphy is a busy man this offseason:
Murphy also answered fan questions for the team’s website:
Aaron Rodgers was spotted partying during the Final Four. (NSFW language in the linked video)
Brett Favre is staying busy:
Packers fans’ creativity never ceases to impress:
The continuing off-season saga of Adrian Peterson rolls on: