Packers Home Preseason Debut
Some Food For Thought
For three years in a row, Jermichael Finley's career has been cut short by injury.
So he treated his first game back, and his return like a regular season game. And if this was a taste, four catches, including 3 on a scoring drive...well, the Packers have another powerful weapon in their arsenal.
There are some injury concerns. Randall Cobb with the sprained left knee, after such a promising preaseason. And C.J. Wilson with concussion symptoms, thinning an already bad spot on the defensive line with Mike Neal and Lawrence Guy out.
Mike McCarthy was upset with rookie RB Alex Green because he broke the "available" rule due to injury, but you could see why the head coach was so excited. I'm more excited watching 5 minutes of this guy than I was for Brandon Jackson's career in Green Bay. The screen catch was great, waiting and letting blocks set up, and then scoring a short time later. McCarthy already raving about his blitz pickups, so Green is working himself into playing time.
Morgan Burnett continues to be a ball hawk, flying around and breaking up a pass intended for Larry Fitzgerald.
Rookie Derek Sherrod, well, the best thing you can say about the first rounder is that he's a good tackle. Because playing left guard in games, isn't going so well.
Ryan Pickett might be overweight, but he got after Kevin Kolb on that sack.
Graham Harrell appeared to take that step to be the backup QB next year when Matt Flynn likely walks away in free agency.
That Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings back shoulder throw in the end zone is ridiculous, works every time. I saw Jennings working on it in practice, arching his back to look back for the ball. Opposing teams should just put a defender in the corner of the end zone and have him camp out there to prevent it.
And the Packers have an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver. Chastain West's 97 yard TD reception continues to show what a great camp he's having so far.
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