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
People were closer than they thought when they accused Lacy of being “fat” after an unflattering picture of him emerged from an early training camp practice.
Turns out he wasn’t “fat” but rather “phat.”
The long drought of the Packers not having a powerful and bruising running back seems to finally be over. Lacy just refuses to go down on first contact. He finished the night with 40 yards on five carries and gained another 11 yards on a swing pass. His power and spin moves dazzled many Packers fans and have put Lacy at the forefront to be the Packers’ starting running back.
DL Johnny Jolly
So much for Jolly being out of football shape while he was suspended.
Jolly showed what type of player he can be and still is as he made tackles at the line of scrimmage, batted a ball that led to a Jarrett Bush interception and even made an interception of his own (with a spin move!).