Packers Morning Buzz: Does Green Bay finally have the right recipe on defense?

Stu Courtney
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Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine talks about his new role with the team on Jan. 24, 2018, at Lambeau Field.

Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

We'll start with Ryan Wood's story on the reaction of Packers players to the NFL's new national anthem policy.

From Ryan:

In a policy commissioner Roger Goodell announced at the owners' meeting last month, players who choose to be on the field during the national anthem must stand, or the league will fine their team. Teams also would have the option to fine players who sit or kneel. Players do have the option to stay in the locker room.

Receiver Davante Adams did not sit or kneel during the national anthem last season, but he vocally opposed President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players who did so. Adams said he believes the NFL has joined Trump in twisting what protesting players are trying to achieve.

“You can’t fine somebody for a peaceful protest,” Adams said. “We’re not out here holding signs, saying we don’t care about the troops or we don’t care about our country or whatever. It’s a peaceful protest, and it’s something as simple as people just expressing themselves and how they wanted to do it. It brought light to the situation, but at the same time, it’s headed in a negative direction with people getting in trouble for it now.

“The league should’ve just stayed in their place where they were before and allowed people to do whatever it was that they were doing.”

Ryan was a guest on Packers broadcaster Wayne Larrivee's podcast to discuss all things Packers:

After taking three receivers in the draft, the Packers parted ways with 2017 practice-squad member Colby Pearson:

Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report is bullish on the changes taking place on the Packers' defense:

Rob Demovsky writes about what a healthy Kevin King could mean for the Packers' defense:

Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf will be part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019: 

Cheesehead TV opines about the importance of retaining the fullback's role in the Packers' offense:

Lombardi Ave looks at the top seven Packers offseason moves:

Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix wasn't on hand during the open OTAs but will be participating in a charity golf event Thursday:

The Packers turned an OTA day into a team-building exercise:



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