B.J. Coleman to Jake Stoneburner. If you had that as the first Green Bay Packers touchdown of the 2013 season, congratulations on your new found wealth.
For the other 99.999% of Packer Nation, they were just happy to see Green Bay get its first win of the preseason in a 19-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The starting units saw action into the second quarter in preparation for Friday’s “dress rehearsal” against the Seattle Seahawks, and improvement was visible from last week’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Aaron Rodgers was his usual accurate self, finishing 10 for 12 with 134 yards. The backup quarterbacks improved but still left a lot of room to grow. Defensively, the loathed “soft zone” reared its ugly head again as the Packers gave up chunks of yards but didn’t allow any points until late in the fourth quarter. The “bend but don’t break” defense Green Bay has become known for under Dom Capers seems to still be the name of the game.
As for those who stood out, and those who need to stand down, here is the 2013 premiere of “Game Balls and Lame Calls.”
RB Eddie Lacy