Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns:
My unfitered game day blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today:
It’s a long list:
WR Greg Jennings, WR Diondre Borel and TE Jermichael Finley, LB Desmond Bishop, WR Shaky Smithson, RB Du’ane Bennett, RB Brandon Saine, FB John Kuhn, FB Jon Hoese, CB Sam Shields, CB Davon House, OLB Frank Zombo, G Ray Dominguez, DT Johnny Jones, T Marshall Newhouse, T Derek Sherrod, TE Andrew Quarless,
Notes: Tonight is the 63 installment of the Midwest Shrine game. Big night for Alex Green, Casey Hayward and DJ Smith.
Lambeau Field: Great to be home – no place like Lambeau Field. Big night for some of our younger players – they’re excited about playing here tonight.
New Stadium Additions: Anxious to scope out the conditions. Great work for us; 15-20mph winds expected. I’m very interested to see what info our coaches gather.
Cedric Benson: I look for Cedric to come in and compete for a starting position. He looks to be in great shape. He’s an excellent inside runner, he’s a 220 lb running back . He defintitely falls forward.
Reggie Wells: Reggie gives u flexibility, has played all 5 positions. He’s older obviously, so brings a lot of valuable experience to a young offensive line group
DJ Smith: I think DJ is definitely one of our more instinctive players. We look for him to fill some big shoes.
Casey Hayward: Casey did some good things against San Diego. Big night for him and all the young cornerbacks.
Browns starters playing longer: Our starters will play at most 20-25 plays, important for us to evaluate the middle part of the roster. That’s great if they play their starters longer – will help our evaluation.
Curenski Gilleylen: Flexible player, has played many positioon. impressed byb his menatal ability – picked up our offense at multiple positions
Hope for tonight: Looking for a big step forward tonight. Discipline, communication, tempo – we’ve been addressing it all week.
Injuries: I’m not not concerned. Since my first day here, I talk to the team all the time about accountability and availabilty. We have 72 players tonight – they all have to be ready to go.