Packers Morning Buzz: Chorus grows for Dom Capers' ouster
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We’ll start with Eric and Pete looking at the play of Brett Hundley and how his offensive line gives him a chance going forward.
From the guys:
If the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line keeps playing like it did Monday night, Brett Hundley at least will get a fair shake in his bid to show he can win in the NFL.
The Packers’ starting line was in place for most of the game against the Detroit Lions for the first time since Week 6 at Minnesota, and no coincidence, the line protected Hundley well. In fact, two of the three times Hundley was sacked, he was primarily responsible.
Bryan Bulaga’s season-ending torn ACL in the fourth quarter, then, was a big blow for a group that finally got a chance to play together in the Packers’ otherwise-desultory, 30-17 loss.
Playing at that level for the second half of the season will be tougher with a backup replacing Bulaga at right tackle. But after watching the game video from Monday night, it still looks like if the other four starters finally can stay healthy, the line should give Hundley a fighting chance.
That wasn’t the case for most of the first seven games of the season, when injuries, often at multiple spots on the line, left Aaron Rodgers and then Hundley often running for their lives.
The Packers need someone to step up in Aaron Rodgers’ absence:
I chatted with fans after Mike McCarthy’s Monday press conference:
Calm down out there, Packers fans:
LeRoy Butler breaks down the X’s & O’s with Tom Silverstein:
Jim Matthews always has great shots from the games and practice:
Elsewhere, Colin Kaepernick’s legal team reportedly wants Mike McCarthy to be deposed for their collusion case against the league:
Jason Wilde writes on McCarthy’s observation that no one has stepped up in Rodgers’ absence:
Bryan Bulaga is done for the season:
Colin Cowherd said something to get attention again:
Stephen A. Smith says it’s Aaron Rodgers and nothing else in Green Bay:
Larry McCarren highlights Vince Biegel’s NFL debut:
This Packers-Bears game feels a bit different:
It’s been a long time since the Bears were favored over the Packers:
The Packers Wire lays out some stark truth:
The Power Sweep is done with Dom Capers:
As is Cheesehead TV:
The Washington Post calls for the Packers to tank the season:
Doug Gottlieb piles on:
Feels like “Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers?” will be asked forever:
The Internet’s got jokes: