The no huddle offense employed by the Green Bay Packers in the preseason may yield some rewards, but Shane Arman of Arman’s Titletown Talk discusses its risks as well. “Packer fans no doubt enjoy the strike-at-any-time nature of the no huddle, but also must realize with high reward comes high risk,” writes Arman. “If the O-Line is gassed, Rodgers will be running and getting hit more than he should. Packer RBs must improve at diagnosing defenses pre-snap, recognizing blitzes and hitting/blocking QB-hungry DEs, DTs, LBs and CBs. McCarthy must strategically use the no-huddle to keep defenses off balance, but be careful to keep his own O-Line fresh and his franchise QB upright and healthy.”
Thursday’s season opening game between the Packers and the Saints is previewed at Talkin’ S-Mac, which has some information from a betting perspective. “It’s not surprising to see that Vegas has set the over/under for this game at 47 points, which is the highest over/under for Week 1,” reads the blog post. “The offenses for both teams warrant significant attention. They are both high powered attacks. Well balanced. With a unique ability to score from nearly anywhere on the field. But, don’t be surprised if it’s the defenses that shine in this game.”
The Packers have 10 new players, a fact noted by ESPN’s John Clayton via Acme Packing Company. They’re all rookies.
Five new Packers that will make an impact this season are listed at PackersHQ.
The five best players the Packers cut this season are listed at Bleacher Report.
The practice squad is broken down at Total Packers.
A Packer fan needs help choosing a jersey to buy at Pocket Doppler.
The first time the Packers faced the Saints is looked at in retrospect by The Wearing of the Green (and Gold).
Some Super Bowl highlights are posted at Lombardi Ave.
A picture of Zeke Bratkowski appears at Packerville, U.S.A.
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