Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders – 2014 Preseason Game Three – GB 31 OAK 21
Aaron Rodgers should get a quarter of work tonight with the first team offense. Will they look as good as they did vs. the Titans?
A few guys who have flashed will be getting a longer look tonight: Mike Pennell, Jumal Rolle, Jayrone Elliot. Do they make the team tonight?
Offense vs. the Rams: I was very pleased with the first offense performance. They’ve been very consistent through training camp. This will be a good test against a Raider 1st team defense with a lot of veterans out there.
3rd preseason game dress rehearsal: Able to get on a season schedule, get them acclimated. in a route, ready for the regular season especially with our season starting early.
Shorter practices this week: Reality is, with the no huddle, we’re practicing faster. Execution and productivity and tempo have all been what we want them to be.
Playing starters: Play time set on number of plays, but we also look at productivity. if you’re really high on productivity and you hit your highs early, then you can move on to the other players.
making the roster: 3rd game is still the most important game. Evaluation process is so important. Big night for a lot of players.
backup QB battle: They’re both battling. It’s gone very well. They’ve both improved. Comfort level with the offense, efficiency – I’ve been very pleased with their progress.
Packers vs. Raiders- First Impressions – First Half:
Thanks to the omnipotent NFL, even though the Packers game was a CBS National game, and I buy Sunday Ticket, AND I pay for NFL Preseason Live, I couldn’t watch this game legally. Giants -Jets were on CBS here, and GB-OAK was blacked out on NFL Preseason live.
So, I missed the first two drives of the game while I scrambled for an illegal stream. Thanks NFL, just want you want, right?
My apologies – it’s pretty difficult to distinguish who’s who watching on small window on my PC. So, probably won’t have as much line play observations this week.
So, we pick things up with the Packers second possession…
Whoa – a good amount of pass rush pressure by the Raiders.
Peppers with a sack! Beat his man easily.
Packers defense flying around – three and out.
Rodgers with the short dump-off to James Starks continues to look just awful. Not on the same page.
Raiders run a simple stunt and Woodley untouched to Rodgers. Sitton sleeping on the play.
Have to say, Hawk does seem to be attacking more this preseason instead of sitting back. Change in attitude or scheme?
illegal stream cut out for a bit… Come back and Packers at Oakland 12, 4th and 3. Raiders blitz and Packers pick it up.
Raji leaves game with an arm injury.
DuJuan Harris running like the old DuJaun tonight after not doing much in previous two games.
A lot of pre-snap calls from Rodgers I’ve never heard before. I’d assume they will not be used for the Seahawks game.
Khalil Mack’s speed giving Bulaga a tough time. The rookie looks good.
Davon House is solid as hell. Packers secondary in dime defense will be killer.
Micah Hyde is the Packers’ Fail Mary secret weapon this year.
Score at end of 1st half: GB 22 OAK 7
Packers vs. Raiders – First Impressions – Second Half:
Demetri Goodson ensuring he is practice squad material at best as he loses a receiver and soon after called for a penalty. I think the Packers will want to keep him. That kind of athlete is worth trying to develop.
Carl Bradford got the snaps at LOLB on Raiders first drive of the second half.. Got some pressure, but doesn’t seem to have pass rushing moves, though. Just a straight outside rush every time.
The Packers can move on from Matt Flynn. It. Is. Time.
DuJuan Harris with a fantastic blitz pickup coming from the left to pickup and edge blitzer on the right.
Former Packer Brandian Ross with a hard hit on Davante Adams, who can’t hold on to the pass.
Derek Sherrod with a successful first series at left tackle. Exhale…
Watching Jayrone Elliot and Carl Bradford. No contest. Elliot has actual pass rushing moves and is in the backfield almost every play. Bradford nothing of the sort.
Sherrod working at right tackle now. Been solid all night.
If Alex Gillett doesn’t make in in this league, he will always have that TD catch and the Lambeau Leap moment
Jumal Rolle looks like a keeper.
Final Score: GB 31 OAK 21
So glad McCarthy has been going for two point conversions this preseason. They SO needed the practice.
Packers medical staff helping stabilize and lead Sio Moore off on a stretcher. Fans cheer him, he gives thumbs up. Is it dusty in here?
One thing I didn’t see with the Packers secondary tonight – wide open receivers. That’s something new.
Flynn not coming in until 4 minutes left in the half? More snaps for Rodgers than I expected.
I’m feeling good about this defense. Playing at higher speed and much more aggressive.
Time to move on from Matt Flynn. Defenses know what he can and can’t do. Not going to surprise anyone anymore.
Jayrone Elliot has made this team.
Please don’t tell me the two point conversion attempts have messed up Crosby’s psyche…
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.