First things first: the sky is NOT falling.
Despite losing 21-13 last night to the San Diego Chargers in their exhibition opener, the Green Bay Packers are not doomed. Some fans have a tendency to put way too much stock in the first preseason game.
Still there was some good, some not-so-good and some downright awful things to take from the defeat.
Here’s a look at some of the good and the bad.
A nonsense excessive celebration penalty notwithstanding, Perry made a great first impression right out of the blocks with a sack on Philip Rivers. As the game went on, Perry showed flashes of ability in the pass rush that the Packers hoped he had when they selected him the first round of the draft.
In the words of Mike McCarthy, it’s definitely an experience Perry can grow from. While it’s silly to draw conclusions from one preseason game, Perry has gotten off to a solid start in his rookie season.
What else is there to say? The man made plays. House showed hustle and playmaking ability in breaking up multiple passes. Wherever the ball was, #31 seemed to be close by. He definitely outperformed Jarrett Bush, who basically was named the starter for the game by default.