One of the best weapons in the Green Bay Packers’ offensive arsenal is, and always has been, play action. Aaron Rodgers sells the fake handoff as well as or better than any quarterback in the NFL, and it is a favorite tactic of head coach Mike McCarthy’s, especially after a turnover.
Last Thursday against the Chicago Bears, the team used play-action on its two longest offensive plays of the day, a 58-yard bomb to Jordy Nelson and a 26-yard gain by Martellus Bennett. Those players were aided in large part by the team actually having some success in the running game, as Aaron Jones had a nice debut as a runner for Green Bay.
Meanwhile, as we look around the NFL, there is some further news related to the hit that landed Davante Adams in the hospital last week. The player who hit him saw his suspension cut in half, a perhaps disappointing but not terribly surprising result.
Danny Trevathan's suspension reduced to one game - NFL.com
Trevathan's suspension for his hit on Davante Adams was reduced from two games to one by arbitrator Derrick Brooks. That means he will only miss the Bears' next game against the Vikings.
'Thanks again': Packers' Kevin King would love shot at covering Dez Bryant - ESPN
King is already being used to shadow #1 receivers, and he'll have another tall task this week with the Cowboys' top wideout.
What You Might’ve Missed: Working in tandem and the power of play-action | Packers.com
The Packers gashed the Bears for big gains off play-action, while left tackle Lane Taylor and left guard Lucas Patrick worked well in tandem. Here's a look at the film and an explanation of how it all happened.
Kenny Clark, Quinton Dial bolster Packers' run defense | Packersnews.com
Dial is already proving to be worth his early-season signing, as he has been stout against the run. But the real star so far, with Mike Daniels out, is second-year nose tackle Kenny Clark, who will have a tall task against the stout Cowboys line on Sunday.
Packers work out 3 offensive tackles on Tuesday | Packers Wire
The team might be looking for a practice squad tackle or two, as they brought in a handful of players at the position. They also worked out Northern Illinois running back Joel Bouagnon, in whom they expressed interest during this year's draft process.
2017 NFL celebration rankings: Taco Charlton leads the pack - SBNation.com
You KNOW that Mike Daniels was excited about Juju Smith-Schuster's Dragonball Z-inspired celebration.