Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs:
My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
Inactives tonight: Charles Woodson, Davon House, James Starks, Robert Francois, Jeff Saturday, Andrew Datko, Ryan Pickett, Donald Driver and Tom Crabtree.
The Packers have finished the preseason against the Chiefs the last three years.
Mike McCarthy started his NFL career with the Chiefs in 1993.
Starters: Our starters will play one series, maybe 6-7 plays.
Last week’s game: We felt good coming off the field and even more so after the film study.
Roster: A lot of cometetion throughout the whole roster, not just at the bottom, but for starting jobs also.
Can someone win a job tonight: Absolutely, I’m counting on it. Ted & I have discussed this – it’s the beauty of having a 4th preseason game.
Graham Harrell: GH is just like every other football player competing – he has to play well and he has to earn that opportunity. I don’t really agree with the opinions outside the building. No need for us to address it. GH brings a lot to the table. If we were to play a game tomorrow with GH, our offense wouldn’t need to change… People need to get their facts straight.
Packers vs. Chiefs – First Impressions – First Half:
Raji hurt on the first play? Hopefully just turned an ankle.
Sean Richardson in at safety before MD Jennings…
Nice job by Nick Perry on the Richardson tackle for a loss. Got backfield penetration, forced RB wide, couldn’t follow his lead blocker.
For a second, I thought Shields was gojng to try to run that interception out like last year when he would up getting concussed…
Harrell deep to Gurley. Huge play for both of those guys…
Graham’s Law: Harrell + protection = better results.
I’ve been in Alex Green’s corner since day one, but right now, he’s not finding the holes (assuming there are some). Will still give him a pass for most of this season. Usually takes close to 2 years for complete ACLrecovery.
Harrell hangs in until the last millisecond and Packers execute a perfect screen play – that’s where Alex Green will make his mark this year…
Tori Gurley is 6’4″, 35in arms, 33.5″ vertical leap. That’s up in the stratosphere… if only he could find some burst in his moves…
Daniels and Neal close out the half with a sack.,, Okay, so that’s the kind of pocket push we’ve all be hoping for… But it’s not coming for Worthy, is it?
Packers 14 Chiefs 3
Packers vs. Chiefs – First Impressions – Second Half:
2nd half of the final preseason game: Bottom of the roster guys in last ditch effort to show something. Lawrence Guy, Philip Merling, Vic So’oto all in.
Erik Walden justifying my faith in him. Picks up his second sack.
Haha. Muir chest bumps Worthy after his tackle on the screen, and almost pancakes him. Love the energy, but please hurt the other team only!
Harrell leaves the game with a perfect 58.3 QB rating. Harrell and flawless in the same sentence. Who’d a thunk it after last week?
Boykin’s got the “it” factor. Not the fastest, not the biggest, but he gets open, catches the ball and has YAC ability.
One thing I learned last year – we all tend to place a much higher value on Packers players than other NFL GMs do. Remember how nobody though Harrell would make it to the practice squad last year?
Coleman 2 for 6 so far… Good. Let’s keep hiding him…
Mike Neal got a lot of playing time and really came alive. Been M.I.A. before.
Same can be said for Terrell Manning…
Packers 24 Chiefs 3
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.