Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks:
My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
44 RB James Starks
56 LB Terrell Manning
57 LB Jamari Lattimore
83 TE Tom Crabtree
What was supposed to be a meeting of mentor (Aaron Rodgers) and student (Matt Flynn) got sidetracked by rookie Russell Wilson.
Seattle will try to pound Marshawn Lynch and give Wilson favorable down and distance situations. How many yards does Marshawn Lynch get tonight? The Packers would be happy keeping him to 100 yards.
Crabtree out – there goes the special teams secret weapon…
Packers – Bears: It’s going
Long week: We had a very good week of preparation, from the practices to the meetings today – we’re ready to go.
Self scouting: We made a big improvement from week 1 to week 2. Special teams has been the best unit over the two games, offense stayed about the same. defensively we made the biggest improvement. 2 games is a small sample size, so we can’t overreact. We had an extra padded practice this week – that’s always beneficial.
Crowd noise: Ilook at it as a focus of our football team – it just tightens our focus. Whether it’s silent count, hand signals, whatever we’re doing, we practice it continually. We have a quarterback that won’t get rattled. We’ll handle it.
Concerns about offense: It’s important for us to improve. Point production is our focus, whether we do it through the run or the pass.
Greg Jennings: Jennings is up – I’m confidant he’ll take a full dose of snaps tonight.
Seattle QB situation: Product of 2 young players competing for the position. Yesterday’s games, watching the NFL, you just don’t know what to expect. That’s the NFL.
Wilson: He’s a very talented young man. Definitely played better in week two, running the ball helped. he did a nice job playing from the pocket. I was impressed with him in week 2.
Marshawn Lynch: We have a lot of respect for Marshawn. being with him at the Pro Bowl, that’s just heightened. He’s the focal point for our defense tionight.
Special teams: Lots of young players and rookies playing, lots of unscouted looks, that’s why you usually see more big plays early in the season
Packers vs. Seahawks – First Impressions – First Half:
Packers go right after Breno on 3rd down with a stunt by Clay Matthews. Wilson chased to the sideline and throws it away.
Bruce Irvin did the belt after his sack? OK…
Wrote this afternoon that according to ProFootballFocus, Wilson has been most successful with short passes over the middle, like that first down pass.
Two false starts already? Obviously, the crowd noise is bothering the Seahawks…
Matthews doing a lot of backside run support… But Lynch carries tacklers for 3-4 more yards…
Rodgers slips on his own – untouched – that was weird.
I’d love to have the SoundFX on Matthews tonight. He’s had a lot to say to Mr. Wilson…
AJ Hawk hitting like he means it tonight… Normally Lynch would have dragged the tackler a few more yards. hawk took him straight down.
Good old 3rd and one – the bane of the #Packers existence… Rodgers sacked for the 4th time…
Marshawn Lynch carrying Pickett on his back – THAT is one strong dude
Seattle in their version of the Psycho with one DL on first down with Cobb in the backfield? Thanks, Seattle!
5 sacks now… Bulaga holding – in need of help tonight. Too soon to think about moving Lang to RT and EDS to left guard?
And we have more finger pointing in the secondary. TD Seattle
Kinda thinking a draw play or a screen might be in order here, Mike? Mike? Are you there? Mike?
Fun stat someone just tweeted. Seahawks have 8 sacks tonight, more than 23 teams have in three games this season. Yay.
Seahawks 7 Packers 0
Packers vs. Seahawks – First Impressions – Second Half:
Eureka! Two running plays to start the second half. Mike was listening…
Can Greg Jennings please realize on 3rd and short his main task is to just GET THE FIRST DOWN!
The Packers continue to run/pass and guess what? they march down the filed and miss a TD by Donald Driver’s fingertips.
From the comments I’m reading, I’m sensing a growing anti- Jennings sentiment brewing among Packers fans…
One thing you can safely say, the Packers D have done a good job holding Lynch to modest gains.
A lot of male Seahawks fans look like Eddie Vedder. Just an observation…
For the CheeseheadTV Draft Guide, I had Irvin as my #5 3-4OLB and Nick Perry as my #4. Yes, I’d swap them now…
Packers obvious focus on gang-tackling Lynch is working well. Keeping him in check so far…
An INT would be really nice – but first the Packers need to make Wilson throw the ball first…
What a cheap shot by Browner. Real classy. That better draw him a fine… Gotta respect Jennings for going at him. You can’t take that shit.
Whatever happened to the QB sneak when you needed a foot. We don’t do that anymore? related to Saturday being the center? Just wondering…
2 point conversion try: I would have rather thrown a quick slant there. Much higher percentage than a fade against Seahawks DBs.
Seahawks’ Rice climbing over the top of Shields, grabbing his shoulders and that’s interference on Shields. Right.
Packers persevere, stop Seahawks on 4th and three.
Here I am thinking how could the #Packers screw this up… they tried – Benson fumbles, Saturday recovers. Seahawks are going to get the ball back, though…
Here I was thinking how could the #packers screw this up… they tried
Shields doing a great job tonight…
Last play of the game…
I am sick…
I would refuse to come out for the extra point – take the fines…
Seahawks 14 Packers 12
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.