As one might expect from a team that has lost two straight games, much of the discussion about the Green Bay Packers this week has been revolving around the struggles of the team as a whole and of individual players and units on the team. Eddie Lacy's demotion to second-string running back has been one of the biggest storylines this week, as has the Packers' inability to get to the quarterback in recent weeks.
One of the positives, though, has been the Packers' first-round draft pick this spring, as Damarious Randall has been inching closer and closer to assuming the primary boundary corner job opposite Sam Shields. We named him our pick for Packers' rookie of the year for the first half of the season, and he has been playing as well as or better than any other rookie corner in the league this year.
Check out pieces on those topics and more in today's curds.
Packers look to get pass rush cranked up again | Packers.com
It was a quick release by Peyton Manning that kept the Packers' pass rush at bay, while last week the Panthers kept extra blockers in on almost every pass play. Don't expect Julius Peppers and company to be shut out in the sack department again on Sunday.
Packers cornerback Damarious Randall playing like a starter | JSOnline.com
Randall's return to practice on Thursday after being sick on Wednesday was a welcome sight, as he will be asked to cover one of the members of the Lions' potent group of receivers.
Mike McCarthy's play-sheets keep him involved with all three phases - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
McCarthy joked that with the four play sheets he carries with him on the sidelines, he could call every play of the game on offense, defense, and special teams.
Look no further than fumbles and injuries for Lacy's problems | 247sports.com
Eddie Lacy can't explain why he has struggled so mightily this season, but Brian Carriveau thinks that ball security and health are the reasons why rather than weight or anything else.
Colorblind fans struggle to watch 'Color Rush' game - NFL.com
This was a popular topic on Twitter last night, when I was discussing whether the league thought about the possibility that colorblind players would be participating and affected by the uniform choices.
We expected these 32 NFL players to break out in 2015. How have they done? - SBNation.com
Stephen White's pick for the Packers was Sam Barrington, who of course is out for the year.