Packers Morning Buzz: Mike McCarthy calls Cowboys 'most iconic franchise'
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 ESPN's Todd Archer reporting on Mike McCarthy's introduction Wednesday as the new head coach of the Cowboys. Asked why it was important for him to get back into coaching, McCarthy said:
"I just think it just really gives you a chance to evaluate where you are and what you have left and frankly I believe this is what I was put on this earth to do professionally. I'm a football coach. And I'm working at the most iconic franchise in all of professional sports. It doesn't get any better than that.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke of hearing " bells" when interviewing the former Packers coach:
"My sister explained to my dad one time when she was explaining why she wanted to divorce," Jones said. "Dad loved her husband, and he said, 'What's gotten into you?' And she said, 'I don't hear bells.' He said, 'Bells? Bells? I haven't heard bells for the last 30 years.' The bottom line is that is a dad trying to advise his daughter on the right move.
"But the bottom line is, I heard bells."
You can read the entire story here:
McCarthy straddled the fence when asked about the 2014 Dez Bryant controversy:
Aaron Rodgers expressed some surprise over the McCarthy-Jones pairing:
Meanwhile, the Packers are in the playoffs! They will host Seattle on Sunday, when the high temperature is expected to be in the 20s. But the Seahawks don't sound concerned about the cold weather in Green Bay:
Green Bay much-maligned receivers do one thing extremely well:
The Packers' remarkable good health could carry them all the way to the Super Bowl:'
Meanwhile, other teams struggle to get through practices intact:
A vote for Russell Wilson as the best quarterback remaining in the postseason:
Two teams used to playing under the bright lights:
Caution: For mature audiences only:
Pro Football Focus makes a case for the Packers being overrated:
Will Sunday's game be another shootout?
Could the Seahawks end up hosting the Vikings for the NFC title?
ESPN asked its NFL Nation writers to look ahead at each team's biggest need for 2020. For the Packers, Rob Demovsky's choice was clear:
Acquire weapons for Aaron Rodgers. Maybe the quarterback's skills aren't what they used to be, but how can you tell when the only consistent weapon at receiver is Davante Adams? GM Brian Gutekunst rightly focused on the defense last season and loaded up in free agency (Za'Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos) and at the top of the draft (Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage). This time around, receiver and tight end should be the priority.
You can read the entire story here.
Former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is among the candidates:
Taysom Hill provided the Saints with their only spark against Minnesota:
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