Packers Morning Buzz: Why Green Bay benefits from NFL pulling plug on preseason games

Stu Courtney
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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers runs for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFC Championship game at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Welcome to your Morning Buzz, back from summer break and catching up on news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

We'll start with Nate Davis of USA TODAY Sports looking at winners and losers resulting from the NFL's decision to cancel all preseason games as part of changes necessitated by the coronavirus, and why the Packers figure to be one of the teams that benefit:


Last season's final four: The Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City Chiefs, NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans – the latter two lost in the conference championship round – all return largely intact from front office, coaching and personnel perspectives. Sure, the Titans lost stellar RT Jack Conklin in free agency, and the Packers may not have done enough to upgrade QB Aaron Rodgers' array of weapons. But these teams should reap relative gains from the continuity factor that so often distinguishes good NFL franchises from bad ones.

You can read the entire story here:

A must-read: Richard Ryman examines the potentially devastating impact of a season without Packers football in Green Bay:

The Packers begin the process of trimming their 90-man roster down to 80, as mandated by COVID-19 protocols agreed upon last week:

Our Packers position previews are in full swing:

Packers safety Adrian Amos is projected to be even better in his second season in Green Bay. Analytics expert Cynthia Frelund of NFL Network writes:

Adrian Amos, Green Bay Packers, SS

The moves Green Bay made last offseason, especially on defense (including signing Amos), created a big uptick in pressure and efficiency, which helped propel the Packers to the playoffs. While Amos may only have been Pro Football Focus' 12th-highest-graded safety for the season (among those with a minimum of 300 snaps), the net impact of all of the pieces of the defense working together likely obscured how much any individual contributed to the whole. With linebacker Blake Martinez now a member of the Giants, the middle of the defense could function differently, meaning Amos could have more opportunities to realize his potential.

You can see the entire article here:

Packers safety Darnell Savage is determined to build off his solid rookie season:

Packers running back Aaron Jones is tough to bring down:

Jones helps give Green Bay a top-five running game:

Here's a look at new Packers running back AJ Dillon at his best:

Fun facts about Aaron Rodgers' TDs-to-interceptions ratio:

And Rodgers also excels in that category in the postseason:

More evidence of Davante Adams' first-rate footwork:

According to Pro Football Focus, Packers cornerback Kevin King sticks to receivers like glue in the red zone:

And finally ... Packers running back Jamaal Williams has a request:

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