Packers Morning Buzz: Lack of 'buzz' over team reflected in smaller fan turnouts
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Rob Reischel of ForbesSports writing about what he describes as a noticeable lack of "buzz" about this season's Packers, reflected in lower fan turnouts for Family Night, the shareholders meeting and open practice sessions.
As the 2019 season nears, one thing is clear: Packer Nation is taking a wait and see approach with this team. In fact, many of Green Bay’s faithful are telling these Packers to “prove it” before they go all-in.
“I can see how fans may say, ‘Wait and see.’ They want to see how we’re going to do,” Packers veteran defensive back Tramon Williams told Conley Media. “I can see that.
“We do have a new coach, new schemes and all of these different things, so you’d think people would be excited to see a lot of that. But we haven’t won enough lately either. The fans around here, though, they’re amazing fans. And I know they’ll show up.”
You can read the entire story here:
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The Packers' no-huddle offense got off to a slow start, writes Pete Dougherty in his Camp Insider:
Top draft pick Rashan Gary has yet to even make a tackle despite extensive playing time in first two exhibitions:
Jaire Alexander notes that "the ball always just seems to find" fellow cornerback Chandon Sullivan:
The play of safeties Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage stood out during the Ravens game::
Packers receiver J'Mon Moore blamed wet road conditions for his Friday afternoon car crash, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky:
More details on Moore's crash here:
Pro Football Focus liked Allen Lazard's performance against the Ravens:
The former Texas star played three seasons with the Bears, four seasons with the Bengals and then five games for the Packers in 2012:
Rodgers posted a touching tribute on Instagram:
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wants a crack at defending against Packers receiver Davante Adams:
Packers visit the Chargers in Week 9:
The Bears' kicking drama deepens:
Another former Packer gets another shot:
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