Morning Buzz: Injury attrition hits Packers roster
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers have their final public practice prior to their preseason opener this morning when they hit Ray Nitschke Field at 11:45 a.m.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s Camp Insider off of Monday’s practice.
In the past several training camps, coach Mike McCarthy hasn’t wasted any time getting to game planning for the preseason opener and in his first practice of the week spent at least a few team periods working on the game plan even though the game doesn’t count in the standings. Not this year.
On Monday, the Packers didn’t run any plays off cards — that’s shorthand for one side of the ball running the opponent’s scheme on scout team, with the players’ assignments drawn on cards shown in the huddle. Instead, the Packers worked their own offense against their own defense in every team period with starters going against each other regularly.
McCarthy had shifted to the early game planning to help give the young players the team is evaluating the best chance to show what they can do. But the emphasis has changed this year, because McCarthy made some significant changes to his offense in the offseason, and more importantly, hired a new defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine. So McCarthy decided to take a full extra day to practice only their own schemes.
Tom Silverstein writes about the strong camp Marcedes Lewis is having:
Jaire Alexander’s groin injury leads Packers Notes:
Ryan Wood writes on the progress of Kyle Murphy:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live yesterday afternoon:
Rich Ryman examines a compelling Neville Public Museum exhibit:
Elsewhere, The Packers Wire talks Tim Boyle:
Is it time for Randall Cobb to reinvent himself?
ACME Packing Company looks at the newest Packers running back:
Rob Demovsky writes on the need for the Packers left tackle to stay healthy:
Lombardi Ave. has five things to watch Thursday night:
The team website has highlights from the McCarthy Olympics:
The Bucks were well represented at Monday’s practice:
KDG takes a look at training camp up to this point: