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Greg C.  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:17:10 AM(UTC)
Thumbs-up:

Aaron Rodgers--No surprise here. The guy can play. We already knew that, right? It's nice to have the QB sneak back in our offense. In Favre's later years, we almost never saw this play. Rodgers ran it three times: twice for first downs and once for a TD. Maybe the lack of the QB sneak option was why the offense was dead last in the league last year in third-and-short and fourth-and-short situations.

Brandon Jackson--Looked very good running the ball. Showed some good moves and broke some tackles.

Tory Humphrey--Gained 35 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Nothing after that, but at least he got his one big play. He needed that.

Aaron Rouse--Continues to make plays every time he's on the field, but for whatever reason, the coaches are in love with the mediocre Nick Collins.

Kregg Lumpkin--Looks like a natural running the ball. Probably too raw to make the roster, but would be a great practice squad player.

first string O-line--Not spectacular, but good enough.

Thumbs-down:

Brian Brohm--Still looks like a lost puppy out there. I have to admit that I'm finally beginning to worry about our backup QB situation. Flynn hardly had the chance to throw a pass tonight, so it's hard to say anything about his performance.

Mike Montgomery--Didn't make any glaring mistakes, but I have to ask: What do the coaches see in this guy? He's never done anything for us. If he makes the roster, it will be by default.

Daniel Muir--Gets the Stupid Award for injuring Nick Collins. Plugged the middle well on the goal line stand, though.

Pat Lee--Failed to catch what would have been an easy INT for a 95 yard TD. Not only did he fail to catch it, he looked as if he had never seen a football in his life. Later, took a horrible angle to allow a TD, then got burned deep but was bailed out by a bad pass. Not ready for prime time.

Brandon Chillar--Missed a tackle on the QB to allow a first down on the Broncos' opening drive. Didn't really get in on any plays that I remember.

first-string D-line--Hello? Pass rush? Where are you? Is anybody home? They also played poorly against the run. We need Ryan Pickett. And KGB.
TheEngineer  
#2 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:19:53 AM(UTC)
Agreed with the above. Also thumbs up to Jon Ryan, who had a good day punting.

I'm going to give a thumbs down to Morency also, there's just something that I don't like about him and his dancing in the backfield. I don't know, I'd rather keep Lumpkin over Morency to be honest.
Packnic  
#3 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:21:49 AM(UTC)
pretty accurate i'd say.

im hoping the pash rush was vanilla by design today. not showing your cards before it counts kinda thing. hoping.
Greg C.  
#4 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:22:53 AM(UTC)
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Agreed with the above. Also thumbs up to Jon Ryan, who had a good day punting.

I'm going to give a thumbs down to Morency also, there's just something that I don't like about him and his dancing in the backfield. I don't know, I'd rather keep Lumpkin over Morency to be honest.


Yeah, Ryan was awesome. I think that one that was downed on the one-yard line was over 50 yards, and later he hit one 71 yards on the fly that landed on the goal line. Gotta love that thin Rocky Mountain air!

I'm starting to wonder if Lumpkin might sneak onto the roster if they keep four halfbacks. He was highly recruited coming out of high school, but had injury problems in college and was kind of forgotten. He seems to have a knack for making tacklers miss. You can't teach that.
all_about_da_packers  
#5 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:25:01 AM(UTC)
Great thread yet again Greg.

Didn't get to see the game, but by the sounds of it our D-Line had a sub-par game yet again.

I'm kinda starting to think that trading Corey Williams might not have been the best move (as zombie has been saying for a while now)... :-?
Packnic  
#6 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:25:08 AM(UTC)
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Agreed with the above. Also thumbs up to Jon Ryan, who had a good day punting.

I'm going to give a thumbs down to Morency also, there's just something that I don't like about him and his dancing in the backfield. I don't know, I'd rather keep Lumpkin over Morency to be honest.



definetly agree about Morency. He isnt terrible and he isnt great. and never really shows any real promise. Blumpkin and Herron flash real quality occasionaly and i think with Grant and Jackson we can afford to gamble for some flash.

it think its time we go our seperate ways.
all_about_da_packers  
#7 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:25:54 AM(UTC)
Props to Crosby too. I believe both his FGs were long tries. Nice to see him carry his solid form into games.
Greg C.  
#8 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:28:38 AM(UTC)
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I'm kinda starting to think that trading Corey Williams might not have been the best move (as zombie has been saying for a while now)... :-?


I was fine with the Williams trade under the circumstances. The Harrell injury is what's really making that move look bad right now, along with Jolly's legal troubles. But Williams' inside pass rush is definitely being missed right now. They're trying Montgomery in there, but I just don't think he's big and strong enough to rush from the inside.
evad04  
#9 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:58:36 AM(UTC)
If we could have read the future, we probably don't make the Corey Williams trade. But we can't. Also, there are details about his desire to stay in Green Bay and the asking price for staying.

In any case, I haven't even seen the final score yet. I'm watching the replay on NFL Network. The D-line is getting hammered. The Denver RBs in the first two quarters were working us pretty good. Defense in general not looking that impressive (in THIS game).

Passing game looked pretty crisp, though.
GreenBlood  
#10 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:06:58 AM(UTC)
Thumbs up - Danny Lansanah. I don't care about the late hit. It wasn't intentional; he was just a step late. But he was hitting people all over the field. Wish we could make room for him. Big and fast.
Packnic  
#11 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:13:11 AM(UTC)
Also big thumbs up to offensive coaching and play calling.

Opening series torched them in the passing game for an easy touchdown. next series they play the pass better so we settle for a FG. Coaching staff responds by throwing more runs in the mix and eventually reached a good balance and scored another TD in the 4th series. Thought it had a nice evolution to it.

Aggressive when it needed to be and smart when it needed to be.


Defensive playcalling still a bit vanilla.
RaiderPride  
#12 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:15:56 AM(UTC)
Thumbs Up To Brian Brohm

He should look like a lost puppy out there. This is in the freaking NFL and the kid is a kid right out of college.

Thumbs up to Brian for not throwing a pick for 6, or even a pick.

Thumbs up to Brian for not dropping a snap or fumbling the ball on a hand off.

Thumbs up to Brian Brohm for choosing to play for The University of Louisville. Picking to play for the hometown Cardinals over scholarship offers from the University of Kentucky, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Alabama, Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois and others.

Thumbs up to Brian Brohm because he is a loyal kid, who has a record of commitment to the community, a Packer Type Player.

Thumbs up to Brian Brohm because he learned a great deal today and did not make a major screw up.

Thumbs Up Young Brian.
Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:21:44 AM(UTC)
Thumbs UP Brohms butt maybe lol :)

Good stuff again guys.
porky88  
#14 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:22:36 AM(UTC)
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Kregg Lumpkin--Looks like a natural running the ball. Probably too raw to make the roster, but would be a great practice squad player.


I think there is a good chance Kregg Lumpkin is the 4th RB on this roster this year. I actually said back on the other forum that Lumpkin was my sleeper in camp this year and he's making me look good :lol:

Seriously though he reminds me of DeShawn Wynn minus all the negatives. He's tough and he plays hard. I never saw that with Wynn. Lumpkin you see that with and I think if it's not with the Pack then someone is going to put him on their roster.
rkoRKOrko  
#15 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 3:37:27 AM(UTC)
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Thumbs up - Danny Lansanah. I don't care about the late hit. It wasn't intentional; he was just a step late. But he was hitting people all over the field. Wish we could make room for him. Big and fast.


Lansanah went to UConn so I had the chance to see him in person the past 3 years, and he was the anchor of our defense. I wish there was room for him as well, as he is a very solid player.
gopackgo  
#16 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 3:42:33 AM(UTC)
Didn't get to see the game, but saw on ESPN that Jones and Sitton had knee injuries. Does anyone know more about that?

Looks like a quality start for the starting offense, scoring four times.
Zero2Cool  
#17 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 3:44:50 AM(UTC)
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Game notes
The Packers lost RG Josh Sitton to a knee injury on their second drive and WR James Jones to a knee injury in the third quarter. Sitton was starting in place of Jason Spitz, who slid to center with Scott Wells sidelined. ... The Broncos lost DE Elvis Dumervil to a finger injury, S Marquand Manuel to a thumb injury and DE Paul Carrington to a strained left calf. ... CB Champ Bailey made his preseason debut for Denver, recording one solo tackle in the first half.


That's all I could find.
Jacob  
#18 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:36:44 AM(UTC)
hey, did nelson return any balls? i saw a great return by blackmon, but at halftime NFL network decided to spoil the ending with a NFL Now update or something so i didnt watch the rest of the game....
TheEngineer  
#19 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:09:35 AM(UTC)
Nelson had a pretty solid one for about 20 yards, but nothing spectacular. Only had 2 or 3 attempts at a return though.
Greg C.  
#20 Posted : Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:15:49 AM(UTC)
In his postgame press conference, McCarthy said we'll know more about Sitton tomorrow. The other injuries he did not seem to think were serious. He said that James Jones could have continued playing.

Jordy Nelson only had one chance to return a kickoff, as far as I can recall. Their kicker kept kicking the ball deep into the end zone (so did Crosby). On Nelson's one return, he caught the ball a yard deep in the end zone and returned it to the 22 or so. Pretty average, but there wasn't much he could do with it. I only remember one punt return by Nelson. He got hammered almost as soon as he caught the ball. He probably should've called a fair catch. Blackmon had a nice 35 yard return.
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