Packers Morning Buzz: Cornerback Tony Brown most pleasant camp surprise
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 Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com listing his top training-camp surprises for each of the 32 teams. Here's his choice for the biggest surprise of Packers' camp:
Green Bay Packers: In a deep secondary teeming with highly drafted players, second-year undrafted cornerback Tony Brown has a good chance to start opposite Jaire Alexander if Kevin King can't get healthy.
You can see his pick for every team's biggest surprise here:
It was a wild night in Winnipeg, with a field fiasco at one point threatening to force a postponement. But the game went on, with the Packers losing 22-21 on a late field goal vs. Oakland:
Two players in particular took advantage of their opportunities, writes Pete Dougherty:
Twitter of course had a (ahem) field day with the farce:
Sounds like no preseason action in store for Aaron Rodgers:
Field conditions in the end zones remained poor even after extensive repair efforts:
The official word came down:
It was shades of the cancelled 2016 Hall of Fame game:
Columnist Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal put it best:
Even before the field fiasco, there was a pronounced lack of buzz for this game from Canadians:
Kalyn Kahler looks at storylines from her visit to Packers training camp for The MMQB. After another rehash of Aaron Rodgers' disdain for media outlets making too much of his relationship with new coach Matt LaFleur, Kahler notes the positive things the quarterback is saying about a new addition to the offensive line.
Rodgers really likes new right guard Billy Turner, who Green Bay signed to a four-year deal this offseason. He’s gone out of his way to hype Turner twice this offseason. Rodgers told NBC’s Chris Simms that Turner is someone people should be talking about. According to PFF, over Turner’s last seven starts with Denver (Weeks 11-17), he played the 4th most pass-blocking snaps at guard without allowing a sack. Rodgers says he feels really good about the Packers offensive line.
You can check out her other Packers camp observation here:
Bill Huber writes about the untapped potential of the Packers' receiving corps:
Would you expect to find the Packers on either of these lists?
Bears coach Matt Nagy recalls a fun moment with Rodgers:
Danny Vitale joined Rodgers is breaking out the Canadian tuxedo:
The Packers' solid offensive line play has been giving their backup quarterbacks a chance to show their stuff:
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