Packers Morning Buzz: Jermaine Whitehead at head of the class

Stu Courtney
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The Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers defensive back Jermaine Whitehead chases Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during their football game on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The game ended in a 29 to 29 tie.

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

The Packers, who rallied Monday night to beat the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 on a last-second Mason Crosby field goal, have a bye week (so Buzz postings this week will be shorter than usual). Their next game is Oct. 28 at the Los Angeles Rams.

Let's start with Jim Owczarski's look at Packers defensive back Jermaine Whithead, whose versatility reminds Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Micah Hyde:

Jim writes:

Whitehead may not have the ball-hawking numbers that the versatile Hyde put up in Green Bay and now in Buffalo, but Pettine has trusted Whitehead to play a variety of roles in his defense.

“What jumped out to all of us in the beginning was his ability to understand all the details very quickly,” Pettine said. “He’s one of the smartest guys on the defense. He knows it inside and out.

"It got to a point during the spring and during training camp, when I would ask the group a question, he was the student and I had to tell him, ‘Hey, anybody other than Whitehead?’ It was encouraging to see how fast he picked it up."

You can read Jim's whole story here:

Packers tight end Lance Kendricks has some unresolved legal issues:

Pete Dougherty fielded questions for two hours in his weekly Packers chat:

Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is looking forward to more big nights like he enjoyed Monday against the 49ers:

A nice bounce-back for Packers kicker Mason Crosby:

Is Aaron Rodgers the greatest "football player" of our generation? This and more from Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report:

Rodgers and the Packers' offense could look different after the bye, writes ESPN's Rob Demovsky:

The much-maligned Packers defense actually might have been facing a rising star in 49ers backup quarterback C.J. Beathard:

National anthem singer Melissa Etheridge was impressed by her visit to Lambeau Field:

Yes, it's never too early for mock drafts. So, with the 22nd pick (unofficially) in the 2019 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select ....

And finally, this is awesome from videographer Sarah Kloepping:


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