Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seachickens: 2013 Preseason Week 3
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Green Bay Packers
18 WR Randall Cobb
25 CB James Nixon
28 S Sean Richardson
38 CB Tramon Williams
73 T JC Tretter
75 T Bryan Bulaga
78 T Derek Sherrod
85 TE Matthew Mulligan
87 WR Jordy Nelson
99 DE Jerel Worthy
11 WR Percy Harvin
18 WR Sidney Rice
19 WR Bryan Walters
26 FB Michael Robinson
34 CB Tharold Simon
36 CB Ron Parker
56 DE Cliff Avril
58 LB Ty Powell
59 LB Korey Toomer
77 G James Carpenter
86 TE Zach Miller
90 DT Jesse Williams
91 DE Chris Clemons
97 DT Jordan Hill
98 DE Greg Scruggs
- Preseason week 3 will be different than previous years, need to give everyone an opportunity to play. Our goal is to have everyone play
- The quality of play has gone up from week 1 to week 2; our defense is ahead of our offense in terms of efficiency
- Dujuan Harris and Eddie Lacy will rotate with the starters
- The kicking competition is dead even between Mason Crosby and Giorgio Tavecchio
- Seattle is a excellent challenge for us tonight, this is exactly what we need. There no secret what the Seahawks are going to do on defense, much like how we are on offense.
Game Notes: Week 3 is the big one of the preseason schedule and the Packers couldn’t have gotten a better opponent than Seattle, who will test both their offense and defense. Expect to see the bulk of the starters get a good set of reps while the best backups will float to the top of the pecking order. Good news is that Datone Jones
- Man at least we don’t have to listen to Torry Holt attempt to color comment……
- Rodgers sporting the porn mustache, Harrell the lumberjack beard, wonder what Vince Young is doing?
- Would the Packers keep Jeremy Ross just for kick offs? He might have poor hands, but give him that much space to catch the ball clean and he’s going to do something with it.
- And now we all know why Mike Neal is playing outside linebacker, which is Clay Matthews gets to play middle linebacker and spy on Russell Wilson.
- Harris and Barclay start on offense.
- Overall, 1st quarter looks like two powerhouse teams trading punches; Packers defense isn’t perfect but I would say they’ve passed the test so far. Seattle is going to get production, but the Packers have been mostly sound in run defense and have gotten after the quarterback (2 sacks already).
- And the worst thing that could happen to the defense has happened; Morgan Burnett is probably done with a hamstring injury, hopefully the Packers are just playing it safe.
- Rodgers is calling it a night, first up is Graham Harrell again. I like this idea, you don’t want to know if Harrell can play with the backup offense, you want to see if he can play with the starters.
- Ticky-tack penalty on Bakhtiari negates great Lacy run, Harrell actually tries to go deep, Packers forced to punt, crowd boo’s Golden Tate.
- J.R. Sweazy having a really bad night. Thank god he plays for Seattle.
- Both Dujuan Harris and Jermichael Finley both come out with injuries; not sure what’s going on, hopefully just precautionary. Finley have returned.
- Play call is not helping Harrell, throwing deep on first and second down and then having to force the 3rd and long isn’t going to help his efficiency.
- Lots of extracurricular going on, if this wasn’t a preseason I would mind, but since it isn’t let them get chippy.
- Referee Ron Winters completely out of breadth after the 3rd kick leading to the 3rd set of penalties.
- What the hell is going on with the special teams penalties?
- Man, Vince Young might not be the most accurate of passers, but the dude still has wheels. This just got interesting.
- Backup defense getting good pressure. I’m liking the mentality the defense is showing.
- All the quarterbacks are trying to stretch the field; after 2 preseason games of dump off passes and quick outs, it’s good to see the backup quarterbacks try longer passes
- The Seahawks might have give the Lions a run for their money as the least disciplined team in the NFL.
- Alex Green vs. James Starks? Advantage Alex Green tonight. James Starks doesn’t see a touch tonight.
- Good to see Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey make it on the field; might be a little too late to make the roster, but definitely a shot for the PS.
- On the fumble, Stoneburner got too greedy and let the defender pop the ball out.
- The Packers are very content to play soft on 3rd and long; usually that’s the right call but getting complacent might cause problems. Christine Michael’s touchdown was mostly when the defense didn’t react to the run fast enough.
- Would rather see the Packers win than lose, but even better for the team not to end in a tie. Tired players get hurt easier
- James Starks is definitely the odd man out.
- Final penalty count from the Seahawks: 14 accepted for 182 yards, holy crap.
- While Mike McCarthy may not be thinking about the Fail Mary, the Packers defense certainly was, again since this is preseason, go get a little revenge on them.
- Eddie Lacy was a lot more human; 8 carries for -5 yards; I wouldn’t put too much stock in that, just as Aaron Rodgers is going to benefit with Lacy, Lacy also benefits from having Rodgers. Lacy played mostly with Harrell and the defense started stacking the box with impunity.
- For Young vs Harrell, it’s now potential vs. experience. Harrell definitely has a better command of the offense, but Young definitely has the better skill set. I wouldn’t be surprised to see either one end up as the backup to Rodgers.
- See you all and welcome Al back for Kansas City.
Thomas Hobbes is a staff writer for Jersey Al’s AllGreenBayPackers.com.