Packers Morning Buzz: Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers share similarities

Stu Courtney
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) warms up before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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

The Packers (3-2-1), who moved up their padded practice to Wednesday this week, play Sunday at the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams (7-0).

We'll start with Pete Dougherty's column on the similarities between young Rams quarterback Jared Goff and Packers star Aaron Rodgers

Pete writes:

Still, comparing any young quarterback’s throwing talent to Rodgers is saying a lot. Rodgers ranks among the great pure passers in league history with his quick delivery and accuracy regardless of whether he sets his feet.

“There are some similarities from a mechanical standpoint between the two guys,” the scout said. “Aaron does the same thing, very seldom does he step into a throw. Everything he does is from the hips. Jared is the same way. It’s almost a flick of the wrist rather than load it up and throw it. Jared is very similar. Watch it and you tell me if I’m full of it. There are some similarities there, and none of it has to do with the fact that they went to the same school.”

In Rodgers’ media session at his locker this week, he didn’t note any similarities with Goff, but he did mention the quality that jumps out most.

“He’s got some weapons to throw to, but he’s been extremely accurate (throwing),” Rodgers said.

You can read the entire column here.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews addressed the importance of pressuring Goff:

The return of veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison should be a notable upgrade to the offense:

The Packers must keep Rams defensive force Aaron Donald from disrupting their offense:

Forcing turnovers will be crucial in containing the Rams' offense:

Check out our gallery of photos from the Packers' practice Wednesday:

The Packers will be playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum -- site of the Super Bowl I -- for the first time since Bart Starr was their coach:

The Packers' game against Dolphins gets flexed to a late-afternoon start:

The Lions make the kind of big-impact acquisition that Packers fans wish their team would swing:

Just how good is Damon Harrison?

Acme Packing Co. looks at possible successors if the Packers were to dismiss Mike McCarthy:

Could the Bengals be interested in Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis?

Interesting choice for best Packers player who's not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

The Vikings are getting their pass rusher back:

More on the Saints' "new toy," former Packers training-camp quarterback Taysom Hill:

And finally, a bit of basic football wisdom from Vince Lombardi:


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