Packers Morning Buzz: Brett Favre offers thoughts on Mike McCarthy successor
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
Interim coach Joe Philbin steered the Packers (5-7-1) to a 34-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) on Sunday at Lambeau Field. His next challenge will be much tougher: beating the Chicago Bears (9-4) at Soldier Field.
We'll start with Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre telling TMZ Sports that he's not the right man to succeed Mike McCarthy as Packers coach, but he has some recommendations on who should get the job.
As TMZ Sports writes:
Sorry, Packers fans ... Brett Favre says he's almost certainly not coming back to coach Green Bay -- but he does know who should ... DOUG PEDERSON!!!
Favre is actually a candidate to replace the fired Mike McCarthy, according to some gambling sites ... and while No. 4 says he's flattered, he can't see that happening right now.
So -- we had to ask -- who WOULD be a good fit for the spot??
Brett threw a couple names at us -- including an ex-Seahawks offensive coordinator and the current Bills OC -- before he revealed the most intriguing name.
It should be noted that Pederson is under contract in Philadelphia and led the Eagles to victory in the Super Bowl last season. You can read the TMZ story and watch their Favre videos here:
Eric Baranczyk and Pete Dougherty write about how Mike Pettine's constant shuttling of players has kept the Packers' defense afloat:
Eric and Pete also handed out their weekly grades (hint: the Packers fared better than they did after the Arizona game):
Pending free-agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland says the Packers have "first dibs" on signing him:
Breeland and Packers safety Josh Jones talked about togetherness on "Clubhouse Live":
Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski review Sunday's game and look ahead in their Packers Podcast:
The Packers will need a healthier offensive line to withstand the Bears' ferocious pass rush:
Here's what could be in store Sunday in Chicago:
Owczarski and Ryan Wood join Olivia Reiner to discuss the Packers' "turnover cage" and other topics:
Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark talks about the improvement he has seen in the Bears' quarterback since the season opener:
In his weekly Packers Chat, Wood fields questions about Joe Philbin's offense and much more:
Mike McCarthy sent a video to Fox's Jay Glazer showing him saying an after-dark good-bye to Lambeau Field:
Peter King sticks up for the deposed McCarthy midway through this column:
Ticket prices have plunged for the Packers' home finale against the Lions. For this weekend's game at Chicago, they're going the other way:
Tom Oates gives his take on what the Packers' win proves for the Wisconsin State Journal:
An Aaron Rodgers highlight reel against the Falcons:
ACME Packing Co. is pushing for the Packers to bring back Reggie McKenzie, dismissed from his Raiders GM job Monday:
Packers now only a game behind fading Vikings (but they actually trail Minnesota by two games with three to play because Vikings own the tiebreaker):
And finally .... In her new weekly column, our Lori Nickel writes about president/CEO Mark Murphy's vision for the Packers: