Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Rodgers' body language not a good look
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
After losing 27-24 in Seattle on Thursday night, the Packers (4-5-1) get a weekend off to try to heal up before their next game at Minnesota a week from Sunday.
We'll start with Tom Silverstein's analysis of a Packers offense that looked dysfunctional at times against the Seahawks:
It is understandable for Rodgers to slam his fist into the turf because he was off a tick with his favorite receiver and instead of throwing a likely game-clinching touchdown he was sacked.
But it is mystifying to see him miss open receivers, fire easy completions past his target or into the dirt, scold young receivers for not executing plays correctly and then having the body language of someone resigned to his fate of being part of a mediocre offense.
None of it was a good look on Rodgers, McCarthy or the ability of the two of them to win games. And it was there not only for the public to see but for players on the sideline.
“If you can see it . . .,” one player said stopping in mid-sentence.
If Rodgers has a problem with McCarthy’s offense or the game-planning, it’s time for him to say so out loud. If there’s something bothering him about the way he’s being coached or the number of cooks in the kitchen, then it’s time for him to say something.
You can read the entire column here:
Pete Dougherty also is wondering exactly what is wrong with Rodgers:
Tom and Pete discuss why coach Mike McCarthy got so conservative in the second half:
The Packers' weary defense was unable to bail out McCarthy in the end:
The Packers realize their 2018 season is on the brink:
Rookie receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling says too many chances have slipped through the Packers' fingers:
The good, the bad and the mediocre from the latest Packers loss:
Even with three sacks, Packers outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell felt he could've done better:
The MMQB notes how dramatically times have changed in Green Bay:
The Packers' playoff odds are dwindling:
ESPN's Rob Demovsky writes about the Packers' need for a "galvanizing moment":
The Packers, on the other hand ...
Gut reactions to the latest Packers loss from Cheesehead TV's Aaron Nagler:
Injured Packers receiver Randall Cobb found the game difficult to watch:
Marcus Davenport, drafted by the Saints after they traded up into the Packers' spot, is having a strong rookie season:
Never too early to start looking ahead to the 2019 draft:
A former Packers receiver lands a college head-coaching job:
And finally .... OK, it's not Packers related, but here's something for Packers fans who also are fans of "Seinfeld":