Morning Buzz: Sorting out backfield mystery
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea, if that’s your thing) and get caught up on everything you need to know as the Packers prepare to take on the Cowboys on Sunday.
We start with Bob McGinn’s farewell column. Packers fans everywhere should read it.
Certainly, remaining on one beat for as long I did had its advantages. For one, as the years passed by, I felt able to make assumptions because of the large faithful readership that devoured every word.
So “bad” runs, 3- and 5-techniques, 40-yard times, Wonderlic scores and two-gapping became part of everyday writing. If some scout said some player was “just a guy,” I think everyone got the gist.
For about 20 to 25 of those 33 full-time years on the beat, I competed for every shred of news. In the last decade, my role became more of an analyst, columnist and personnel information-gatherer mainly because of the presence of Tom Silverstein.
Once robust competitors in the Journal vs. Sentinel era, we suddenly became partners when the papers merged. We were covering the same team but, as the years went on, our roles became well-defined.
I chatted Packers with readers over on our Facebook page late Tuesday afternoon:
Check out the photo gallery from rookie orientation camp by our Jim Matthews:
Richard Ryman writes on the Packers partnering with UW-Extension, the Vet Center and others on a new veterans garden:
Elsewhere, the Packers Hall of Fame is close to opening “A Walk Through History”
The Packers Wire takes a look at the Packers new-look backfield:
Jason Wilde writes on Taysom Hill’s chances while battling for a roster spot:
Zach Kruse has some cutups of the Packers latest undrafted addition:
Lenzy Pipkins, an undrafted defensive back with the Packers, spoke with Pack To the Future:
Andy Herman highlights Cody Heiman:
Michelle Bruton gives us highlights from rookie camp:
Important note from Field here. Any free agent signed going forward does not count toward the compensatory pick formula:
Rob Demovsky writes on the “other” McCaffery:
Gary Zilavy wonders if Richard Rodgers has reached his ceiling:
Important discussion point from Michael McCann here: