Green Bay Packers News: Offense must get back to basics

For the Green Bay Packers offense to rediscover its form, it must get back to basics. John Crockett might be a man to help them do that. These stories and more in Thursday’s Packers News Report.

Good morning, Packers fans. We are now exactly 10 weeks away from the start of the regular season. Can you smell that? It’s cold, wet days of winter, and they are so nearly here. Forget the sun. Forget the beach. Football weather is coming back very soon. Bring it on.

As you sip your coffee this fine Thursday morning, enjoy these Packers articles from around the internet.

Packers must go back to basics for success in 2016 — Luis Tirado Jr. of NFL Spin Zone

We all know how poor the Packers were offensively last year, and it was certainly a point of emphasis this offseason to put it right. A key moving forward is for the offense to get back to the basics.

20 most important Packers players: #18 Jared Cook — Brennen Rupp of Dairyland Express

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to see Jared Cook in action. He first needs to get healthy after minor foot surgery this offseason. The Packers need a tight end who can stretch the field, and for that reason Cook is one of the most important players on the roster.

Green and Bold: Don’t sleep on John Crockett — Michelle Bruton of Cheesehead TV

Michelle Bruton from Cheesehead TV is a fan of John Crockett and has been for some time. Bruton believes Crockett can go onto become a solid No. 2 running back for the Packers. He hasn’t played a whole lot for the Pack just yet, but he added some energy into the Hail Mary game at Detroit. I’m excited to see what he can do in his second season.

Too popular stateside at home or away, Packers bide time for international invite — Jason Wilde of ESPN

From a selfish point of view, I’d love to see a Packers game over here at Wembley. Of course, that wouldn’t be a home game. Games at Lambeau are not only special occasions, but are important for the Green Bay economy. Mike Murphy has spoken about a potential change in the future that would remove one preseason game in favor of an extra regular season game for each team, played internationally.