Sunday, August 16, 2009

PreSeason Week 1 Recap: Packers 17, Browns 0

The Packers showcased their new defensive scheme last night in a successful debut at Lambeau Field. Racking up 3 sacks, a forced fumble, and 4 interceptions, Green Bay's new defense was nothing short of a success. So far at least.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the evening was the play of many of our backup players. Desmond Bishop, widely considered an up-and-comer, shined with 4 tackles, a sack, and a pick. Cornerback number 3, Tramon Williams, looked solid in his start at corner. With both Harris and Woodson not playing, williams showed moments of flair, nabbing a INT off Derek Anderson in the second quarter.

On the offensive side, Rodgers was solid, going 5 of 10 for 102 yards and a TD. The Td, which came on a 53 yard bomb in the 1st to Driver, showed an offensive line providing excellent protection. With the loss of Tauscher, this was an encouraging sign.

Grant showed some power too, muscleing for 28 yards and a TD on 6 carries.

For our first 'game', the Pack looked polished. However the most important thing to take away from this game was the great play by our 2nd and 3rd stringers. Having too many good players, especially at linebacker, is a problem the Packers should be happy to have.

Check out this link if you missed the Green Bay opening drive.

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