That's right, it's back!
That venerable Game Day tradition where the outlets that bring you your regular Packers coverage take it upon themselves to tell you what you should be watching for when the the Green and Gold take the field. Long time readers know how silly I think this is, but, as always, for those of you who enjoy being led, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Press Gazette, and the Wisconsin State Journal have got you covered.
I definitely dont think that us die hard fans are the type of people these articles are focused towards. We have enough knowledge of he team and the changes or questions about it to focus on what we think is important but for the more casual fans or younger fans these sort of things can actually be semi-benificial. I know myself as a young fan had very little knowledge of all the idiosyncasy that goes on during the game (especially on the offensive and defensive lines) without having someone "point it out" to me. Most if not all of the media coverage is designed to reach the widest group that it can which is why they have so many articles that seems like basic common sense or so obvious to us. Dont be too hard on them as you (and most of us on here) just simply arent the demegraphic that these atricles are focus at.
Luckily for those of us who really want in depth and intelligent articles and conversation about the finer details of the packers we dont have to rely on those outlets for our information because we have cheesehead nation for that!
There's a good deal of overlap with each list of 5. So it's more like 8 or 9 things to watch for.
If the backup QB gets to play at all during the regular season, we're in trouble. So, to me, Who Cares?
"There are still a lot of question marks along the offensive line. “No one has a job yet, I firmly believe that,” offensive line coach James Campen said." If that is true I'm scared. I will be watching Clifton's movement, especially the lateral movement. Can Wells handle a power rush over the top? The Barbre, Breno, and Moll tandem at work. Will one of them step up?
Run stopping ability.
Special Teams aggressiveness.
Punters keep an eye on the waiver wire
NFL network is showing the game at 1:00 am for those who cannot get it live. Thank god for DVRs! Anyone out there know how someone outside of WI (Iowa) can see the game live on TV?
One thing to watch, and one thing only: The injury report.
Yeah, first thing I wanna see is stopping the run. Second thing I wanna see is the OL's ability to establish the run.
After that, it's mainly individual performances. What I want to see is Al Harris in the zone, Grant and Wynn running the ball, Kampman in coverage, the backup QBs, and Mason Crosby hitting some kicks. I just assume the punters will be inconsistent.
Be nice to see Jenkins and Bigby come back from injuries. Is Harrell active?
looks like he will be held out of tonight's game. Jolly could play, however.
Everything else is fine as long as no one is helped off the field or carted into the locker room.
Dave - you need to move to NE Iowa.
Thanks Ron. I'm still not labeling Harrell a bust. He might be, but I'm not writing him off yet.
Let's see how Swain, Jake Allen and Heckendorf look too. And Finley. He should be interesting.
I'd like to see how Evan Moore moves. Giacomini, haven't seen him ever.
Anybody know if the game will be on the net anywhere?? I’ve got the DVR set for NFL Network on delay but wouldn’t mind catching it on the PC live. Thanks
GBP 4 LIFE
Woody - I live in Dubuque. Is that NE Iowa enough? I can almost see WI across the river from my house but I have satellite and do not get any WI affiliates.
Still looking for any streaming video on the web....
My mom lives in Dubuque right off Kaufman. Tell her hi for me.
Any live streaming info would be welcome here in Eastern Maine.
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