Please forgive my hiatus for last week’s Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams contest. I was temporarily brainwashed to think that my post would write itself. But I digress. . .
This week’s pre season game has the Seattle Seahawks visiting Lambeau Field to face the Packers on Friday. As John Rehor of Packers Talk has said, this is not a rematch of last year’s Monday Night Football debacle. Dubbed the “Fail Mary” game, it incited a lot of controversy and left many Packers fans wanting vengeance against both the man (the Seahawks) and the machine (Roger Gooddell and the NFL). But alas, as John said, it’s not a rematch. It’s just a pre season game.
Still, week three of the NFL pre season has long been considered a dress rehearsal for the upcoming season and the starting units typically see their longest stint on the field during this game. It’s more of a true litmus test to see how a team looks and how prepared they are for the upcoming regular season. While there may be some chatter from the players and media, the Packers need to drown that out and focus.