Packers 27, Seahawks 24 – First Impressions… Preseason 2010
This thought scares me: Breno Giacomini has looked good against one defense so far – the Packer’s own.
Mason Crosby: Do it when it means something and I’ll lead the “Mason Crosby no longer sucks” parade.
Sam Shields will be a better corner than Jarret Bush. He will need time (at least a year) to develop and learn his assignments, but from a talent perspective, Shields is better.
Matt Flynn can be effective if he’s kept to the types of passes he can throw. Just not enough arm strength. I will say, he has shown some toughness and leadership abilities the last 2 games…
Jarret Bush is always the first one down the field on kickoffs and punts, and the first one to do nothing while he’s there.
Dom Capers will have to devise a hell of a lot of stunts to get Poppinga or Chillar to the QB because they can’t do it by beating blockers one-on-one.
Why has Charles Dillon, who has turned some heads in camp, not been given a shot at returning kickoffs? In college, he returned 30 kickoffs for a very good 28.3 yd. average.
Before everyone gets too down on Underwood, remember, he is a dime back once Al Harris returns. He will continue to develop, but he’s not exactly ready to step into Woodson’s shoes, as he was asked to in this game.
I’m hoping Chris Bryan wins the punting competition. Mathsay takes too long to get a kick off and I worry about mental toughness with him. No such worries with the Aussie football playing Bryan.
Bryan Bulaga had a tougher test this week, and I believe he passed. More on this after I re-watch the game…
Nick Collins beat again for a back of end zone TD, but how much can you ask of your DBs when the QB has 6 seconds to hold the ball. (BTW, I’m just guessing at the time. Will confirm when I study the film)
Chastin West is not a speed burner, but he has some moves and catches what’s thrown to him. I think he’s a good practice squad candidate.
Do we believe the Brandon Jackson we saw last night or temper enthusiasm because he had most success against 2nd and 3rd teamers?
I hope that Quinn Porter was hampered by an injury during the game. Otherwise, he had a disappointing performance.
Anyone else notice Mike Neal being blocked by three players on a few plays? If he can learn some technique, he’ll be something else in a year or two.
I don’t know why Frank Zombo looks small to me when he’s out there. He”s 6’3′, 254lbs.
I’ve always liked Leon Washington. Alex from Packers Lounge was correctly calling for the Packers to get him this offseason. Seattle picked him up for a 5th round draft pick. Would you trade Marshall Newhouse for him right now? I thought so…
Mike McCarthy seems a little more ornery this year – and I like it.——————
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.