Players tend to support their coaches. That is true in most sports, and anecdotally it seems to be true in the NFL as well.
However, every once in a while you get a player who is willing to speak out about his displeasure with a particular playcall or even a scheme overall. The Green Bay Packers, while putting up a mostly united front in support of their defensive coordinator, saw one player break ranks a bit and express dissatisfaction with the defense’s plays under Dom Capers.
You probably don’t have to think too hard to guess which player that would be.
While we find differing accounts of players’ views on Capers, one thing that has one of his assistants excited is the play of a particular rookie. Vince Biegel made his NFL debut on Monday night, and he’s got his position coach fired up.
It’s all here in today’s Curds.
Packers fans ready to #FireCapers, but players remain loyal | Packersnews.
Players like Kenny Clark, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Joe Thomas all speak in support of their coordinator, who apparently does not react strongly to any of the team's performances -- good or bad.
CB Damarious Randall calls Packers defense ‘very predictable’ | Packers Wire
Randall, on the other hand, probably isn't so satisfied with the defensive coaching staff. He told former Packers beat writer Ty Dunne (now with Bleacher Report) that "Matthew Stafford knew everything we were in."
Vince Biegel looked 'very promising' in Packers debut | Packers.com
That's the comment from linebackers coach Winston Moss, who complimented Biegel's play against the run. Moss did note that he "needs to work on his pass rush a little bit," but there's plenty of reason for optimism about the rookie.
Untimed down key for Brett Hundley, potentially costly for Packers' O-line - ESPN
The Packers decided to run the ball from the one-yard line on the final play of the game on Monday, resulting in a garbage-time touchdown. However, Justin McCray -- playing right tackle for the injured Bryan Bulaga -- rolled his ankle on that play and has been limited in practice so far this week.
Seahawks vs. Cardinals: 5 things we learned from Seahawks’ 22-16 win - SBNation.com
We learned that the Seahawks are extremely injury-prone. Richard Sherman is now out for the year, while new left tackle Duane Brown and running back C.J. Prosise both left the game with ankle injuries.