Packers audience down 33% on WTMJ; Telemundo ranks second

Packers’ Bakhtiari may be protector Rodgers needed

Wexler said the overnight ratings from Nielsen may have under-counted the actual viewership. aThere were many homes where a (Time Warner Cable) customer may have been watching the game over-the-air with an antenna (such as mine), which may or may not have been captured in the overnight numbers,a Wexler said. The WTMJ average ratings from throughout the Packers game were down 8.3 ratings points, which equals an estimated 74,883 households. The station still easily topped the ratings for the time period. The Packers game on Telemundo station WYTU-TV (Channel 27) ranked second with an audience rating ranging from 2.1 to 3.6 depending on Randall Cobb Authentic Jersey the time.

Packers RB situation a question mark for fantasy owners until Eddie Lacy, DuJuan Harris return

But there are much bigger questions on this defense. Nick Perry. Safety. Creating turnovers. Williams is the least of Dom Capers’ worries. Without him, Ashwaubenon does have a problem. Sam Shields remains a mystery, trying to prove he’s more December 2012 than all of 2011. On Friday, he lost Larry Fitzgerald in the corner of his eye on a 17-yard pass play. Davon House was burned for gains of 16, 38 and 36. Micah Hyde is promising.

Packers practice report: Longwell’s advice

He is expected to be ready for the Blue Devils season-opener against Booker T. Washington of Miami. Propst said he expects Norcross to contend for a second straight state championship this season. Theyre deep, he said. They just kept running guys out there. The Blue Devils will benefit from several players who have transferred in this season, including Boyd, Bush and the two cornerbacks. Theyve had 10 players transfer in, Propst said. Four of them are D-I players: the quarterback, the running back and the two corners. Bush, replacing the solid Joseph Wilber at quarterback, completed 8-of-17 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Boyd moved into the position held last year by Alvin Kamara, now playing at Alabama, He carried nine times for 60 yards and a touchdown. Propst said getting transfers in business as usual now in high school football. The Packers have had several in recent years, including William McCrary, Willie McCrary, Sharmaine Washington, Cole Segraves and Willie Woodyard.

It appears Bakhtiari may be a good replacement for Bryan Bulaga , who is out for the season after tearing an ACL last week. Bakhtiari, a fourth-round draft pick out of Colorado, looked the part of a reliable left tackle as he played the full first half. read this “I didn’t get touched tonight,” Rodgers said. “We had a few dropbacks, so I’m sure he was pretty good over there. It’s nice when you’re not worried about him, and tonight I wasn’t worried about him. He’s a confident kid.

Packers practice report: Kicking intensifies

The position should get a little more clarity by the third week of the preseason. Harris is expected to come off the PUP list “soon,” and Lacy was more banged up than seriously injured heading into Week 1. It also should give Green some time to rest and hey, more practice time is always good for Franklin, the rookie. The Packers hit the road to take on the St. Louis Rams for their second exhibition game on Aug. 17. The Rams are undergoing some pretty extensive changes themselves, especially on the defensive side of the ball, so the Packers running backs should get a solid test at the Edward Jones Dome.

Packers lose Sanders in scrimmage against Norcross

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Crosbys problems have been described as mental, and Longwell agreed. Kicking is, Ive always said, 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental, Longwell said. I think the good Lord gave me an above average ability to swing my right leg and a really, really strong mind and faith. Thats what it takes to kick in this league. I think [Crosby and Tavecchio] need live kicks, and they need the live situation. As long as they both have the right mindset, I see it working out the way it should. Here were some other developments from Tuesdays practice: Rookie receiver Kevin Dorsey practiced for the first time since July 27, when he dropped out because of a hamstring injury. It was the first time in full pads for the seventh-round pick from Maryland, but he did not take any snaps during team (11-on-11) periods. Dorsey also missed most of the offseason workouts because of injuries and is facing an uphill battle to make the team. Theres a lot of football left, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

Packers defense feels Tramon Williams’ absence in preseason game

“It’s getting better day by day. At the end of the day, that’s all I can ask for.” - Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, who has a bone bruise in his knee.

Were kicking every other day, and we just cant do enough of it. While Tavecchios numbers look better, there are reasons for the Packers to be concerned about him, too. He uses a three-step approach, unlike Crosbys two-step method, which means it could take him more time to get to the ball after it is snapped. Packers special-teams coach Shawn Slocum wants the ball to be kicked 1.3 seconds after it is snapped to avoid getting blocked. I know Coach Slocum has brought up a couple of good points about being quick on the get off, Tavecchio said. Tavecchios leg strength also is a question.

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