Morning Buzz: Current Packers work on future value
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 and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Ryan Wood starts us off with a look at Brett Hundley and his expectations heading into the 2017 season.
McCarthy said Hundley was “green” leaving college. It’s why he slipped to the fifth round before the Packers drafted him. Most of his snaps came from shotgun, almost never behind center. His footwork was rudimentary. His processing was slow by NFL standards.
Now, the foundation has been laid. Hundley needs refinement. McCarthy said his young quarterback is entering a critical third offseason, a time that will reveal how good Hundley can be.
His test will come in the preseason. Hundley was expected to get ample playing time last August before an ankle injury kept him sidelined. He’s excited about what this preseason could bring, especially in an offense sporting two new, athletic tight ends.
Jake Ryan had to turn down an invitation to the Wittenberg-Birnamwood prom due to the Packers’ scheduled organized team activities.
I chatted with readers about free agency and the draft late on Tuesday afternoon over on our Facebook page:
Elsewhere, the Packers Tailgate Tour kicked off with a full day Tuesday:
With the draft less than a month away, several outlets have started to release their draft guides .A few that I have already found useful include:
Inside the Pylon guide is incredibly well-researched and features scouting reports from an army of evaluators who have done hours and hours of tape study:
Pro Football Focus offers their “Draft Pass” which includes an oft-updated draft guide and reams of data collected and analyzed by the analytics site:
Finally, Cheesehead TV’s draft guide is produced by Packers fans, for Packers fans, with all evaluations geared toward how each prospect would fit in Green Bay’s schemes.
The Power Sweep looks at Aaron Rodgers’ passer rating in 2016 as it correlated to winning football games:
Eye In the Sky noted a fun similarity between Kevin King and Sam Shields:
Packers PR announced an amended date in the offseason schedule:
Rob Demovsky writes on Davante Adams and his potential as a sought-after free agent:
Martellus Bennett chimed in on the controversy surrounding the latest Pepsi ad:
Amazon paid a boatload for the right to stream 10 Thursday night games in 2017: