Key Battles: Packers vs. Texans, a Preseason Primer

Today, we will discuss key battles for the Packers Texans game tomorrow night, and what to expect as positional battles start to heat up.   

Are you ready for some football???!!!!

Yes, the Packers first preseason game is finally here and the long wait for Green Bay Packers football is finally over.  This Thursday, the Packers will suit up for their first contest and we will finally see if all of the training camp hype can carry over to the bright lights of Lambeau Field.  Training Camp so far has been filled with ups and downs but I feel like there is a more positive outlook for this team in 2019 (Although, I feel like I've said that in each of the last two years).  

Why is this year any different? I feel like Brian Gutekunst's plan to turn over the roster is finally taking shape.  The old players have moved on, the old coaching staff has departed, and new players and a new organizational philosophy run abound at 1265 Lombardi Ave.  This new philosophy holds players accountable and will hopefully bring a new style of tough football to Green Bay.  

Matt LaFleur's team isn't afraid to mix it up when another player takes a shot at one of their own and is not afraid to have a more intense brand of practices.  

Hopefully, this will transition the Packers from being more of what I saw as a softer, finesse kind of team under McCarthy, to a more high energy smash-mouth kind of team, ready to face adversity.  

As the Packers head into their first preseason battle of the 2019 season against the Texans, here are some of the battles I will be paying close attention to. I will be looking at both individual performances as well as the progress of key positional groups.

Key Battles:

1. Special Teams (Because of course I'm always skeptical):

Early reports are not too glowing when it comes to the Packers special teams unit.  To be honest with you all, I cannot deal with another season of writing about absolutely dreadful special teams play.  It seems like year after year and coach after coach cannot turn this abominable unit around.  

Call me a stickler but I am one for a fundamentally sound special teams unit, who fields punts/kicks, covers the opponent's punt/kickoffs, makes field goals, and wins the field position battle consistently.  I know this sounds basic, but these are fundamentals that the Packers special teams unit never can seem to possess. This absolutely needs to change this year or this team will go from an 8-10 win team to a 5-7 win team.

2. The Offensive Line:

I will be looking to see how the Packers offensive line holds up in their first real test against the likes of Waat and Mercilus.  It will also be intriguing to see how much continuity the offensive line has developed in the last couple of weeks together in training camp.  

Finally, I will be looking to see where young players like Cole Madison and Elgton Jenkins are in their development process. I believe there is a real chance that Jenkins and Madison could be in Gutekunst's plans to be the replacements for Corey Linsley who is scheduled to make over $10 million in 2020 and Lane Taylor who needs to prove he has returned to his 2016-2017 form.

3. Ka'dar Hollman and Tony Brown in Coverage and on Special Teams:

With Kevin King on the shelf yet again, and Brian Gutekunst showing little patience for players that no longer produce; this preseason should be viewed as an open audition for both Ka'dar Hollman and Tony Brown.  

Brown and Hollman have been developing nicely during training camp and have done exceptional in one on one coverages thus far.  

Houston's receiving core will be a formidable first test for the duo of young cornerbacks to see if they are up to the challenge of being relied on to play a major role in the Packers secondary during the regular season.

Another way Hollman and Brown could stand out is to provide valuable contributions on special teams both in punt and kickoff coverage as well as in the return game.  The next four weeks could be crucial to one or both of these youngsters carving out a significant role for themselves both in the secondary and special teams unit.

4. Who will emerge as the Packers Number 2,3, and 4 receivers? (Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. Equanimeous St. Brown vs. Geronimo Allison vs. Jake Kumerow)

With Davante Adams being the Packers clear cut number 1 receiver for the foreseeable future, it will be important to establish a pecking order of receivers who will provide him support and draw cornerbacks away from him.  Early on in training camp, Jake Kumerow has grabbed a majority of the headlines from the glowing reports of Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur.  

Marquez Valdes-Scantling emerged as a promising receiver during his rookie season as he showed off his immense talent by making game-changing plays downfield.  

Equanimous St. Brown emerged as a reliable target who possesses the potential to become a tremendous route runner who can make an impact on both inside and outside patterns.  

Finally, Geronimo Allison has been projected to have a breakout season for quite some time and it is time for him to put all of his talents together and have a breakthrough season where he plays a full 16 game schedule.  

All of these receivers need to make the most of their opportunities and gain the trust of Aaron Rodgers during first-team practice reps and show that they can make plays against proven NFL corners and safeties during their preseason game reps.

It will be interesting to see how the 2019 Packers look in their first in-game reps of the season.  This initial eye test will show us what the team needs to improve upon throughout the duration of the preseason and into the early part of the season.

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David Michalski is a staff writer for Cheesehead TV. He can be found on Twitter @kilbas27dave 

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Turophile's picture

August 07, 2019 at 04:31 pm

There is a disconnect between wanting a more smash-mouth team and wanting a more disciplined ST unit, both of which David spoke about.

Posters love to push the smash mouth agenda, over the finesse one, it seems more satisfying, somehow. But smash mouth equals indiscipline and more penalties (and maybe more injuries).

What I like is a technically sound team playing hard - not smash mouth, but by being physical WITHIN THE RULES. Sure a safety that gets the opportunity to put a big lick on a receiver coming over the middle is likely to take it, that's football, it's a tough game, but it need not be an undisciplined play.

I want Green Bay players to be smarter, become tough to read, be slick in what they do........THAT is finesse and it doesn't have to be 'soft' no matter how many fans equate the two things.

Look at the unusual technique that Packers O linemen had, putting their hands outside a defender, on the shoulders, rather than trying to get them inside. That creates real problems for a defense as long as the O lineman can avoid being bull-rushed because it allows him to steer the other guy and largely neutralise him. Smarter, not smash mouth.

Much of playing smarter with finesse is invisible to fans watching, but the outside shoulder technique is visible to all.

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Turophile's picture

August 07, 2019 at 04:49 pm

As for the rest of Davids piece, I generally agree with the potential of many young guys further down the roster, T.Brown, K.Hollman, M.Adams, Vitale and the many WRs. I do think Kumerow might have some problems making this team.

Sure Rodgers loves him, he is a big lad (6'4"), is always in the right place and catches everything. On most teams this would be more than enough to secure a place among the top 5 receivers.

However, the Packers have MVS, who i think is the no.2 receiver now next to D.Adams. In the slot there is Allison, and further down the roster is ESB who is as big as Kumerow, is faster and more athletic and also catches well. There is also T.Davis, who seems to have figured things out as a receiver this year, he is making plays as a WR regularly now, he has real speed and his experience as a returner is pretty valuable on ST.

D.Adams + MVS + Allison + ESB + T.Davis is five receivers, and you still have Moore, Kumerow and Shepherd (who has shown very nicely in camp. The choices there will be tough, and though i expect a guy like Shepherd to go on the PS, Kumerow and Moore are fighting for 0,1,2 places depending on whether the Packers keep 5,6,7 receivers.

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Coldworld's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:11 pm

Sadly we won’t get the chance to see Davis go up against an opponent in a game due to his injury. We should see Shepherd. This is the time for all bubble players to turn up and play. It’s how they get on the roster because their opponents are fighting for the same thing. If they need an example, think Crawford (Desmond Howard is too long ago for these guys I expect).

Lots of encouraging showings in camp, but unless these show up here, they don’t count for much. This is where players show or fade. Just wish we had fewer injuries to intriguing prospects like Bolton and Fadol Brown as well as Davis.

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August 08, 2019 at 03:14 am

Another perfect example of the damage the CBA has done to players and the league. MLF wants live contact to see his team in action. Davis gets hurt because he is not football ready for live contact, and it turns out MLF may have broken the CBA in doing so. Rodgers mentions getting the PA involved in presser. Message sent to MLF and IAMGUTE. The heck of it is both are right. As head coach, MLF needs to see his units in live contact, but so is Rodgers on protecting players from unnecessary hits. The current CBA gives the league the worst of both worlds with a very short training camp and almost no hitting. Players get hit and hurt because their bodies are not physically ready, and players are clueless about how their suppose to run the system because there is no time to install and understand what you are doing on the field. To get this fixed, both sides are going to compromise on camp time and contact rules. With both sides hating each others guts, faint hope of that. (Nuts......)

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Since'61's picture

August 08, 2019 at 09:23 am

Exactly correct Flack, as I have been posting for years. More practice time is desperately needed. Replace 2 preseason games and allow more time for practice and scrimmages.

Training camp should include 3 weeks of practice including one practice/scrimmage against another team. Then 2 preseason games for evaluating rookies and depth, then 2 full weeks of practice prior to week one of the regular season. This approach would add one week to Training camp but would do much more to prepare teams for the regular season.

What we have now is nothing but an injury factory which dilutes the quality of play by the time the regular season starts and prevents coaches from evaluating the players who have been injured in meaningless preseason games.

Then the first 2-4 weeks of the season are filled with sloppy games because the starting players have not had a chance to get ready to execute at an NFL level. Which causes more injuries once the regular season begins. It is an unnecessary cycle of stupidity on the owners part. But it does prove that they don’t care about either their players or the fans as long as the money keeps rolling in.

The next CBA negotiation should be fun to watch but exceedingly long. As for tonight’s game and matchups only the injury report matters. The rest is just Fantasy Football. Thanks, Since ‘61

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August 08, 2019 at 06:51 pm

Thanks '61. I know a lot of folks think this a bad movie, one in which a the actors know the outcome. But when the long term damage finally shows up, people are shocked, SHOCKED! at the direct effects on the teams and how angry the fans are at the outcome. All one has to do is take a look at the IR during the season to know deep the damage is done. The owners know the players are the product, and the more players out, the more the product declines and the greater the loss on the bottom line. That may not show up today or tomorrow, but when it does, the drop is steep and endless. No amount of profit today will kill the pain of not taking care of your product. A fact the owners should be fully aware of.

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August 07, 2019 at 07:44 pm

If they only keep 6 which is likely given the TE group and Vitale and RBs, then it seems now to be Kumerow versus Moore - production versus draft potential. Tough call - I say Kumerow - play for now. Put Moore on the PS and take our chances.

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August 08, 2019 at 07:31 am

What’s wrong with big, always in the right place and always catches passes? My money is on Kumerow not only making the team but being in the top 4 in playing time.

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Turophile's picture

August 08, 2019 at 09:14 am

murf7777.
Regarding Kumerow, nothing is 'wrong' with "big, always in the right place and always catches passes", I did say that this would be enough to get on most teams. The problem is that the talent (and potential) of the Packers receivers is unusually high at the moment.

Adams and Allison are more talented than Kumerow. MVS has very, very rare physical skills, great work ethic, sky-high potential, and is decent already, Kumerow will not supplant any of these three.

Therefore his chances of being retained rest on beating out most, or all of ESB, Davis, Moore, Shepherd. Kumerow lacks the speed of ESB or T.Davis, which is significant, as both are not only playing well in camp, but are definitely faster on the field than K. ESB is also more athletic than K as well, while Davis has track speed and gains extra value as a good ST returner.

That would leave Kumerow as 6th receiver if he beats out Shepherd and Moore (which he should). I think the final decision comes down to whether the Packers keep 6 receivers, and if they do, will they go for current ability (Kumerow wins here), or potential (which depends on the how the coaches view Moore).

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August 08, 2019 at 11:50 am

Kumerow is bigger and faster than Allison and just as talented. ESB may be bigger and faster than Kumerow but Kumerow runs better routes and finds the open space better. Rodgers has a better connection with Kumerow than he does with any receiver on the team other than Adams and maybe Allison. That connection with Rodgers is what made Jordy Nelson so special. Nelson and Kumerow are almost identical in height and speed.
There are alot of corners in the NFL that run sub 4.45 fortys so if you can’t out run then you have to know when to make the break to get separation from them to give your QB a target. That is what Kumerow does and that is why combined with the connection he has with Rodgers he no less than the 4th best receiver on this team right now.

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Turophile's picture

August 08, 2019 at 01:48 pm

Kumerow better than Allison, tell that to Andy Herman !

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August 08, 2019 at 02:12 pm

Kumerow is bigger. I'm not sure about faster. I'm quite sure about older. I cannot think of a single WR in the NFL who has accomplished less by his age.

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Swisch's picture

August 07, 2019 at 05:45 pm

Good stuff, Turophile.
I'll add that sometimes the best block is the one you don't make; often, a player can be just as effective by simply getting in the way, while avoiding any holding or blocking in the back.
That big touchdown by Randall Cobb last year in the season opener against the Bears featured a long run after the catch in which Ty Montgomery neutralized two defenders downfield while hardly touching them, if at all.
Be ready to block, but also have the discipline to refrain from blocking.
It's not easy -- controlled aggressiveness -- but that in itself would elevate the special teams considerably

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porupack's picture

August 07, 2019 at 04:37 pm

Agree on your key areas to watch; Maybe add the TE position, see what Tonyan is able to do, and if Graham backs up his words that he's going to rebound, and then of course if Sternberger can make some impression.

Oh, and who will run the ball on 3rd and short...or second thought maybe that position battle is already won by Vital Vitale.

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August 07, 2019 at 04:59 pm

If you want to have a decent special teams unit, start by not hiring your buddies to coach special teams.

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August 07, 2019 at 07:40 pm

That's right. And if Mennenga cant get the job done, i hope we find out who dragged their feet in letting Rizzi get out of town without a contract (if that's what happened). That strikes me as an unforced error for a team that has sucked on STs for so long.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:47 pm

Yup.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 08, 2019 at 12:53 am

Menenga has a tall order. He brings a new scheme, and will be liberally mixing and matching personnel, most likely. He has to un-teach bad habits, one of the hardest things to do.

I expect STs to be below average and certainly will give Menenga a couple of pre-season games at a minimum. [I didn't like refusing to pay ST Coordinator candidate Darren Rizzo over a few hundred thousand dollars, but fair is fair.]

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Lare's picture

August 08, 2019 at 03:31 pm

It was a family decision. Rizzi's family did not want to move from the winters in Florida to the winters in Green Bay. From one report-

"Source said the Packers made Rizzi a competitive offer, but that Rizzi declined the job for family reasons and that whatever job Rizzi takes, his family planned to stay in South Florida. He wanted a job that was more easily accessible to the Miami area."

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Lare's picture

August 07, 2019 at 05:06 pm

Other positional battles aside, I think the one player I'll be most looking at is Burks at ILB. If he plays well, great. If not, they don't really have much behind him on the roster to replace him with. They may have to use some of that Daniels/Spriggs money to get another ILB.

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Coldworld's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:02 pm

That and the third linebacker or safety area. Looking forward to see what Jones, Greene and any others do as well as at Burks and the linebacker depth.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 05:46 pm

If we wanted good special teams, we should have paid up for Rizzi. Murphy balked. Rizzi walked.

I expect our teams to be a dumpster fire again. Perhaps better than Slocumb or Zook, but that's not high praise. I expect this to cost Green Bay at least 2 games this year. And I don't expect to make the playoffs as a result. I'm personally guessing 8-8 and out of it. :(

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BoCallahan's picture

August 07, 2019 at 06:12 pm

Ouch, I hope you are WAY OFF.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:44 pm

I do too. It's just really hard for a new coaching staff to make the dance in year one. It doesn't happen often.

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murf7777's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:41 am

BM that’s true, it is unlikely, BUT, how many first year coached teams had Arod, one of the best tackle tandems in the league, one of the best WR’s and a RB who led the league in Average yards per carry? Lastly, and most important is the team spent a boatload in $$$’s and draft capital to build a top D. If the D is top 10 or especially top5 I see a 10+ win season. Is that realistically possible and or likely, I say yes it is! Let the pre-season begin!!

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 07, 2019 at 06:25 pm

Passing on Rizzi over $$$ was a dumb move. Seems like MLF wanted him. If he was the right guy they should have paid him his market value. There is no cap on coaching salaries.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:45 pm

Very much, yes.

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Coldworld's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:04 pm

To be fair, it looks like the ST unit will be very different in terms of personnel and is still changing due to emergence and injuries. If it’s Zook-like by game 4, then that would be unacceptable.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:44 pm

I'd suggest that they need to be 2-2 by game 4 at the worst, and that's including one win in the division. Those early games are going to be critical and things will have to come together very very quickly to be competitive/win vs. the Bears and Vikings.

The offense will likely take time to round into form. I mean, that's just history talking there. And if the special teams play level is bottom 5 in the league, that will likely be too much for the defense to overcome against good teams.

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Samson's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:29 pm

"I expect our teams to be a dumpster fire again"

Bearmeat
Your future prognostications are ridiculous.
You simply don't know enough to be a constant "Debbie Downer".
Even a slightly knowledgeable fan doesn't make 'exact' predictions based on nothing...... Pls give it up... You're embarrassing yourself.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:48 pm

I hope you and all 3 of your accounts has a nice evening. ;)

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Leatherhead's picture

August 08, 2019 at 10:43 am

I know a guy who has predicted that we will go 12-4 and “overwhelm” the NFC and that doesn’t seem to be any more likely than your prediction.

We should kick less, punt less, and return less. That would take the game out of the hands of rookies and UDFAs and put it where it belongs.

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August 07, 2019 at 07:48 pm

(I posted the above post before reading Bearmeat's post.) I dont expect a dumpster fire because of Gutey's emphasis on speed & athleticism. But IF the story is true that Rizzi gave the Packers his price to come to GB & the Packers tried to save a couple $100Ks, I think that was foolish.

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Bearmeat's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:52 pm

Something about great minds thinking alike. Cheers! ;)

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murf7777's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:50 am

Com on guys....let’s at least wait and see how the ST are in preseason before we write them off. Maybe the coach excels, how would anyone know whether he will be good or bad?

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PeteK's picture

August 07, 2019 at 07:45 pm

Key to the special teams will be Kicking where Cosby will beat out Ficken ,but Scott needs to step up and play to his potential. Kizer and Boyle will also be a key battle on full display tomorrow.

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August 07, 2019 at 09:53 pm

Ficken to beat out Crosby! Crosby already "not healthy". If Ficken does not implode during the pre season he will win the job. Have you not seen a pattern? Youth is served, availability is important, and name popularity from the past.....is past. If a player is overpriced, it is "over" for him too.

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August 07, 2019 at 09:53 pm

Ficken to beat out Crosby! Crosby already "not healthy". If Ficken does not implode during the pre season he will win the job. Have you not seen a pattern? Youth is served, availability is important, and name popularity from the past.....is past. If a player is overpriced, it is "over" for him too.

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August 08, 2019 at 03:28 am

Ficken had all of OTA and TC to show he play in the big time. Yet Crosby still here, want to know why? Wide right, wide right, wide right. In camp with no pressure on. The only issue is money. Ficken last chance starts tonight, one more wide right, and he is gone and Crosby and his contract are the Packers for another year. (Good)

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:49 am

So far, even in OTAs I haven’t seen Crosby distance himself. They look fairly comparable. Now they will compete in the same conditions. See no reason to rush or prejudge that. So far, neither is blowing me away with their percentages over the summer.

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August 08, 2019 at 08:46 am

I think JSOnline reported that Ficken was 17 of 20 on kicks against the rush so far in camp while Crosby is 5 of 6...85% to 87%. Can't get much more even than that without being identical. Since there's no preliminary cut date, they'll keep both until after the 4th PS game, I'm sure.

It will be interesting to see what they do if Ficken is ahead of Crosby at that point.

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Leatherhead's picture

August 08, 2019 at 10:45 am

Wouldn’t 5 of 6 be 83% ?

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:29 pm

With sample size, not significant

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dobber's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:14 pm

I stand corrected!
<<Tips hat>>

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August 07, 2019 at 08:37 pm

Every season there is a preseason darling. I just have the feeling it will be Darrius Shepherd. It will be hard for him to make the team, but I am thinking he will not be an easy cut and hopefully a PS guy.

Who is your guess for preseason surprise?

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Coldworld's picture

August 07, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Well it was Shepherd, but you beat me too it. I will go way off the beaten track: Sheldon at ILB and Redmond at DB.

I really want to see what Grant can do too. That speed is rare.

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August 08, 2019 at 07:58 am

I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s Burks and Jones. If the headlights turn on their speed could be lethal.

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August 08, 2019 at 08:04 am

i like Shepherd too. i hope the Packers go with 7 WR and he is one of them. my dark horse player is Kabion Ento. he's a WR that is now playing CB and making plays in camp. can't wait to see what he brings in preseason.

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August 08, 2019 at 08:48 am

So far Ty Summers seems to be on everyone's radar and he's sure to get a lot of PS reps. He'll get a chance to show what he can do.

Ka'dar Hollman is another media darling so far, too.

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August 07, 2019 at 08:45 pm

I want to see if Darrius Shepherd is that quick, shifty. elusive, electric guy I've wanted the Packers to have for a long time.

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August 08, 2019 at 03:20 am

Augh I’m worried about the offense...

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PatrickGB's picture

August 08, 2019 at 08:53 am

The offense has been slow out of the gate. Not just against our defense but also against The Texans. It’s a work in progress. The advantages of a new offense diminishes when it cannot be repeated in practice reps over and over. As bland and predictable as the old one was, it was known by the players. Lombardi’s offense was bland too but it was executed well. I expect the new offense to be a work in progress but improve as the season goes on. I would not be surprised if this teams offense has a slow start at the beginning of the season and the defense has to be carrying the team for a bit.
I really don’t have a clue about special teams.

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August 08, 2019 at 09:31 am

Lombardi had the offensive Line. And I still see that as the problem now. The offensive line has more injuries then any other position in the NFL. I believe they have the guys for depth. BUT: Until LG is fixed. Slow is expected.

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August 08, 2019 at 08:17 am

IDK why everyone is so worried about the offense. We have a better scheme than last year, (supposedly) going to run more, our receiving core is taking the next step, our o-line is healthy and has some depth, and Rodgers is healthy. I mean, you all are acting like we are worse off than last year. I understand not wanting to get your hopes up and be let down but comments such as "dumpster fire" and "8-8 out of the playoffs" is a bit ridiculous if you ask me. Are you all really fans or what?!?

We might have struggled last year but we still scored. Our offense will be better than last year and so will the defense. Its going to be a good season.

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August 08, 2019 at 09:34 am

I’ll be very satisfied if MLF is smart enough to protect our key players from injury. What good does it do for MVS, for example, to secure the #2 receiving spot only to get injured in a meaningless preseason game.

Then someone with less ability becomes the #2 WR and our team is diminished from the get go. Same on defense. Who cares if Burks stuffs an RB in the hole if the result is an injury on the first play of the preseason which happened to Desmond Bishop on the first preseason play of 2011 IIRC? We haven’t had a decent ILB since then.

MLF be smart protect your key players from the injury factory. Let the scrubs get chewed up. They won’t be in the league in 4 weeks anyway.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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August 08, 2019 at 12:33 pm

I will watch closely to see who is playing with urgency. The wide zone and all the moving parts. The defense and the ability to be physical and control the line of scrimmage.

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August 08, 2019 at 02:28 pm

With the running backs as they are right now we are going to see a lot of Dexter WIlliams and Danny Vitale.

The receivers are always a spot to watch, but they will have Kizer throwing it so will it matter?

The O line backups McCray, Patrick, Jenkins Madison and can Turner play tackle if an injury occurs.

The level of D line pressure will be big to watch. And can Tony Brown cover since we know Kevin King is a play away from injury every time he plays. The total new safety core as well.

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August 08, 2019 at 03:55 pm

Quite frankly, I'll be focused on one thing tonight. I'll be focused on pad level.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:31 pm

It’s the fundamentals that get you every time.

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August 08, 2019 at 05:59 pm

Rumor is that MM will be in the stands with sunglasses on & a good pair of binoculars checking out all the "pad levels"..... Then he is to report to MLF his findings. -- Sounds like a plan.

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August 08, 2019 at 09:19 pm

Impressed with Ty Summers on D, and Allen Lazard on O. Havent had opportunity to watch Lazard before and very impressed.

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