Which UDFAs Will Make the Packers: Preseason Week 2 Edition
In a word, the backup quarterbacks were dreadful in the 17-0 loss to Arizona. Young played the best among them, and he was just signed a few days ago. What does that tell you? Of the three quarterbacks competing for getting the primary job of backing up Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, nobody looked worse than incumbent Graham Harrell. Harrell was 12-of-19 for just 76 yards, plus he was sacked twice, fumbled once and also threw an interception. Harrell had multiple series opportunities (six) in the game, but the best he could do was produce a 45-yard drive.
The Packers enter Friday nights contest having won six of their last eight preseason games at Lambeau Field.Green Bays next preseason contest comes a week from Saturday when they travel to St. Louis to face the Rams on August 17th. Fridays matchup will serve as the PackersBack to Football game. A special thank you fan moment will feature 90 fans, some of themwounded warriors, receiving a personalized Nike jersey from the team and NFL. These fans will also participate in the Ambassador Line during player introductions. Fridays game is the annualBishops Charities Game. During pregame activities, Bishop Robert Morneau will present a trophy to Graham Harrell, the MVP from last years Bishops Charities Game. This is the 53rd year that the Packers have designated a preseason game as the Bishops Charities Game. To date, the series has raised more than$3.7 millionfor charity efforts in the Green Bay Diocese. The Lambeau Field Atrium and guest relations desk will open at 12 p.m. for ticketed guests only.
Cardinals vs. Packers game preview: Arizona looks to capitalize on fresh start
Playmakers on defense like Patrick Peterson and Darnell Dockett are healthy, however, so Arizona shouldn’t struggle any more than it has in the past. Local Takes: Packers Tex Western from Acme Packing Company says not to expect much to be shown from the Packers : Don’t expect to see much of the Packers’ starters (at least Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews ) after about the second series. Left tackle Bryan Bulaga injured his knee at the Packers’ open scrimmage on Saturday and appears to have torn his ACL — he is expected to miss the entire season. Jordy Nelson had some knee surgery this week to correct a nerve problem and he’ll be out until at least week one. Local Takes: Cardinals Jess Root of Revenge of the Birds says that the Cardinals’ passing game will be improved : Well, after the abject failure of 2012, it is hard not to be excited for the passing game.
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Hes the type of guy whos very cerebral and can go out there, see it in the meeting, take the information, process it and put it on the field. 2. The kickers. Special teams coach Shawn Slocum could not have been put it any more directly when asked about veteran kicker Mason Crosbys on-going struggles. Its time to make some field goals, Slocum said this week. Of course, he said the same thing last season when Crosby went through a horrible stretch in which he missed 12-of-24 field goals on the way to an NFL-worst 63.6 percent conversion rate. Crosby had another woeful performance in last Saturdays scrimmage, when he made just 3-of-8 field goals. He bounced back with a 3-for-4 performance in the lone field goal period during practice this week but is just 15-of-23 so far in training camp.
Packers to take on Cardinals in first preseason game
The Cardinals preseason schedule then sends them to Denver and St Louis. The Packers, in turn, head to St Louis next before hosting Seattle. Then they travel to Kansas City. Tonights Cardinals vs. Packers 2013 (start time 5 PM PST) will be broadcasted taped on the NFL Network and via live streaming video on NFL.com. When comparing the two teams 2012 numbers, however, there is a huge disparity on offense.
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Even assuming that the Packers haven’t penciled in Jeremy Ross for the 53, there’s no guarantee that Walker’s great camp will get him on a spot. However, the Packers have found ways to get players like Walker onto the final roster in the past. Angelo Pease , RB, Kansas State In fairness, there’s no way Angelo Pease makes the final roster without multiple injuries at the running back position. It’s common knowledge that Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin are locks for the 53 with at least two of Alex Green , James Starks, and DuJuan Harris joining them. Even if the Packers decide to move on from the fullback position, that doesn’t leave any room for the undrafted Pease. However, only Lacy and Starks can run with the kind of power Pease provides. Those backs are rare in the NFL, and if Pease passes through waivers, the Packers would be wise to stash him on the practice squad. Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Co.