Packers vs. Seahawks – Game Day First Impressions, Unfiltered: SEA 14 GB 12

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks:

My unfitered game day recap and blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.

Inactive for Packers today:

11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
44 RB James Starks
56 LB Terrell Manning
57 LB Jamari Lattimore
83 TE Tom Crabtree


What was supposed to be a meeting of mentor (Aaron Rodgers) and student (Matt Flynn) got sidetracked by rookie Russell Wilson.

Seattle will try to pound Marshawn Lynch and give Wilson favorable down and distance situations.  How many yards does Marshawn Lynch get tonight? The Packers would be happy keeping him to 100 yards.

Crabtree out – there goes the special teams secret weapon…



Mike McCarthy Pregame Show on 620 WTMJ:

Packers – Bears: It’s going

Long week: We had a very  good week of preparation, from the practices to the meetings today – we’re ready to go.

Self scouting: We made a big improvement from week 1 to week 2.  Special teams has been the best unit over the two games, offense stayed about the same. defensively we made the biggest improvement. 2 games is a small  sample size, so we can’t overreact.  We had an extra padded practice this week – that’s always beneficial.

Crowd noise: Ilook at it as a focus of our football team – it just tightens our focus. Whether it’s silent count, hand signals, whatever we’re doing, we practice it continually. We have a quarterback that won’t get rattled. We’ll handle it.

Concerns about offense:  It’s important for us to improve. Point production is our focus, whether we do it through the run or the pass.

Greg Jennings: Jennings is up – I’m confidant he’ll take a full dose of snaps tonight.

Seattle QB situation: Product of 2 young players competing for the position. Yesterday’s games, watching the NFL, you just don’t know what to expect. That’s the NFL.

Wilson: He’s a very talented young man. Definitely played better in week two, running the ball helped. he did a nice job playing from the pocket. I was impressed with him in week 2.

Marshawn Lynch: We have a lot of respect for Marshawn. being with him at the Pro Bowl, that’s just heightened. He’s the focal point for our defense tionight.