Morning Buzz: Which path will Gutekunst take on Packers roster?
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s column on the need for Brian Gutekunst to continue to churn the roster in order to improve it.
When Thompson’s drafts are compared to Wolf’s, Thompson will probably go down as the better of the two in evaluating college talent, but what made Wolf a Hall of Fame inductee was his relentless desire to upgrade the roster.
Gutekunst, with his dice-rolling decision to trade cornerback Damarious Randall for quarterback DeShone Kizer and a swap of middle-round picks and gutsy-but-risky decision to pass on three highly rated defensive players at No. 14 in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick, proved he has some Wolf in him.
Now he must show it wasn’t just the act of a Thompson clone fooling everyone with an introductory splash. Building a roster is a 12-month-a-year job and Gutekunst can’t sit on his hands thinking this is the roster that will return the Packers to the Super Bowl.
His season is never over.
Michael Cohen looks at the path C.J. Johnson took to the locker room in Lambeau:
I chatted with readers on Friday afternoon via Facebook Live:
Elsewhere, Pro Football Focus tabs Josh Jackson as a possible rookie of the year candidate:
PFF also highlights the Packers draft:
Zach Jacobson looks at the play of Trevor Davis:
Jason Wilde writes on the potential of the Packers' defense under Mike Pettine:
Aaron Jones represented while he graduated from UTEP:
As did Jaire Alexander:
Rob Demovsky follows the money:
Packers Talk looks at training camp battles:
Lombardi Ave. has three questions about the defense:
Why haven’t the Packers signed Dez Bryant?
Aaron Rodgers sent Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands a get well gift:
The Green Bay Guy throws it back to 2011:
Mike Daniels is about that gamer life:
Great podcast with the author of a new Blood McNally book.
KDG asks if Packers fans are content with the roster:
Some Cowboys fans have trouble letting go…