As the clock ticks down to 4:00 PM Eastern Time today, with it goes the opportunity for NFL teams to trade players. It's trade deadline day, and there's a chance that there could be some interesting deals flying around with a few teams suddenly scrambling for players after big injuries rocked the league on Sunday.
One team that is unlikely to deal any players away or bring new faces in is, of course, the Green Bay Packers. It's not Ted Thompson's M.O., and the coaching staff will just have to figure out the issues that were exposed on Sunday with the personnel currently in the building.
Some of those issues revolve around injuries in the secondary, one of which does not appear to be too serious. Others are caused by a lack of separation by the Packers' receivers, and that's a trickier fix. Look for the Packers to mix up their passing game more this week when the play the Panthers.
We've got all that and more in today's curds.
Packers offense has 'more to offer' | Packers.com
Mike McCarthy says the offense is capable of more than "drop back and run pass plays versus bump-and-run." The question then becomes why didn't we see what that "more" is on Sunday?
Aaron Rodgers might need to force-feed Green Bay Packers WRs - ESPN
The concept of "throwing a receiver open" is something that Rodgers is capable of executing - think back to his perfect throw to Randall Cobb over the middle on Sunday. It's a more risky strategy than the Packers normally like to employ, but it might be necessary as the receivers continue to fail to get separation.
Notes - Injuries quickly leave Packers thin at cornerback | JSOnline.com
Thankfully, Sam Shields' injury does not appear to be serious, but there has been little to no information yet on Quinten Rollins' shoulder. Stay tuned for Wednesday's injury report to get our first update on those two players.
Worst Players At Every Position | NFL Week 8 | PFF
As always, take the grades with a whole block of salt, but Richard Rodgers, Letroy Guion, and Mike Neal were among the lowest-graded players at their positions this week.
49ers trade Vernon Davis to Broncos for late-round picks - SBNation.com
This is an interesting move for both teams. The 49ers are clearly happy to trim down some salary, while the Broncos get a once-dominant tight end who might be able to replace some of the production that Julius Thomas put up a year ago.
The NFL signs three year deal with Twickenham | ESPN.com
That is the most celebrated Rugby stadium in England, which will start hosting NFL games next season.