Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Preseason Game 4
Unfiltered game day blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactives for today:
Green Bay Packers
12 QB Aaron Rodgers
24 CB Jarrett Bush
25 CB James Nixon
29 CB Casey Hayward
42 S Morgan Burnett
52 LB Clay Matthews
59 LB Brad Jones
88 TE Jermichael Finley
Kansas City Chiefs
All eyes will be on Vince Young starting with the first unit and the bubble players – many trying to make an NFL roster for the first time.
Just before game time, I found out something very interesting. Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports reported that Mason Crosby agreed to restructure his contract on Thursday. Yes, that’s right. Full details can be found here.
I imagine it went like this: TT: “So Mason, if you’d like to stay here, what say you take a pay cut – then we won’t call Giorgio back – deal?”
Dujuan Harris injury: Like any injury, you have tomove on. Our responsibility as a coaching staff to taylor plays to the guys we have
OL vs. Seattle: There were some things that frankly weren’t very clean. Our assignment discipline was not what it needed to be. Some indecision there.
Kicking competition: Mason’s been challenged throughout training camp. It’s important for Mason to perform well tonight.
Kickoffs: It’s really about the flexibility to have 2 guys who can do it very well. Crosby is good at it but Tim has been exceptional at it.
Kickoff returns: Alex Green will start back there, Johnathan Franklin will get some reps. It’s still an open competition.
Lower-rung players: You’re playing for an opportunity to play in the NFL. Either at GB or somewhere else.
Quarterbacks: Vince Young to start, BJ Coleman will get a lot of work also.
Injured players: Tramon Williams, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb will all start the game.
Hot Night: We’re very conscientious of the heat – we cut the pre-game down.
Feelings about this camp: We grew. I wasn’t thrilled at first, but by the second preseason games, I thought we had come together and were doing things the right way.