2017 Preseason: Game 1, Eagles at Packers

Here we go, kinda sorta real football. Well, at least for those fighting to make a roster.  

One more step. Towards World Title #14, early next year.

I believe.

Silverstein with a short preview over at Packersnews.com, reproduced below (http://www.packersnews.com/sto...ngs-watch/543488001/) :

Green Bay Packers (0-0) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (0-0)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Lambeau Field.

Broadcast: Radio - WTMJ AM 620. Television – Packers Television Network across the state.

Injury report: Packers – DT Montravius Adams (foot), tight end Beau Sandland (knee) and cornerback Davon House (hamstring) are not expected to play; TE Richard Rodgers (undisclosed) and WR Colby Pearson (ankle) are questionable. Eagles – G Brandon Brooks (ankle), WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), QB Nick Foles (elbow), RB Wendell Smallwood (hamstring), WR Paul Turner (shoulder) and OL Josh Andrews (hand) may not play.

Five things to watch

1. Cutting corners: The Eagles are not very talented at cornerback, but defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz isn’t going to back off from playing man-to-man defense, which means Packers QB Brett Hundley needs to come out firing and show he can exploit match-up advantages with his receivers. Aaron Rodgers is being held out, so it’s Hundley’s show.

2. Five is a crowd: The coaches want to get a good look at rookie running backs Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, Devante Mays and Kalif Phillips, but they also have to get starter Ty Montgomery some work. It’s not like he’s an experienced back. It’s better he work on pass protection when Hundley or Joe Callahan is in the game rather than Rodgers.

3. Putting on the kicks: Punter Justin Vogel was OK in the Lambeau Field practice Saturday night, but OK isn’t good enough. There should be some opportunities for him to kick away and he has to show he can consistently hit the hang times he has shown in practice. He may get to punt to former high school teammate Nelson Agholor, the Eagles’ first-round pick in 2015.

4. Super talented: Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who was a backup behind Brett Favre on the Super Bowl XXXI team, said before the start of camp he felt his team was as talented as that Packers team, which won it all under Mike Holmgren during the 1996 season. That’s probably a stretch, but if he’s right it certainly gives the 2017 Packers a good measuring stick.

5. Show me: Defensive coordinator Dom Capers said he is not going to hold back when it comes to working on his new defensive packages in the exhibition games. He indicated during the week that he would not be hesitant to use his “nitro” package because he thinks it’s more important for his players to practice it under game conditions than to hide it from future opponents. Expect rookie safety Josh Jones to see a lot of time playing at inside linebacker in the package.

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IMO, Players to watch tonight:

S/ILB Josh Jones

CB Kevin KIng

CB Quinten Rollins

CB Josh Hawkins

QB Brett Hundley

TE Lance Kendricks (has been having an outstanding camp)

WR Mitchell Clark

OLB Kyler Fackrell

CB Damarious Randall

WR Trevor Davis

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The above should get extended playing time tonight so it will be interesting to see how they do.

What can we learn from tonight? 

- Capers may or may not suck? Not to be answered tonight. 

- WR Clark is this year's All-Oneida? I say this is likely. 

- McCarthy Wil show +/- 3 stupid faces? I'm going with 2... State TV afterall.

- Rodgers will get more camera time than Taysom? Easily...

- Aarons Jones or Jamaal Williams as most likely to be #1 RB? While it's Ty''s job now, pass protection could be the decider as to who takes the most reps.





Whatever, we finally have football!

packerboi posted:

IMO, Players to watch tonight:

S/ILB Josh Jones

CB Kevin KIng

CB Quinten Rollins

CB Josh Hawkins

QB Brett Hundley

TE Lance Kendricks (has been having an outstanding camp)

WR Mitchell Clark

OLB Kyler Fackrell

CB Damarious Randall

WR Trevor Davis

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The above should get extended playing time tonight so it will be interesting to see how they do.

I bet we see more of Rodgers on the sideline than we'll see this lot combined.

One of the beat reporters was on the radio this morning (Michael Cohen), and thought McCaffrey would be the guy that leads the Packers in receiving yards this pre-season.  He also said the 6'6" guy Clark is practice squad material at best, too raw for the regular season roster and not good enough on special teams.

How many morans will be wishing for this guy after tonight?

     @TyDunne: This year's NFL MVP front-runner, Giorgio Tavecchio, drillin' kicks from the 30s, 40s, 50s at Raiders camp. Chicken parm all around.

Money Crosby's batterymates better get their stuff together. 

Tarp is covering the field right now but field conditions will be another thing to watch. For neither team do I want to see pulled hammy's/strained abdomens/Rodgers-like-calf pulls etc.

Lambeau got hail about an hour ago and another big storm is arriving now;

One of many reasons I fukking hate playing 4 preseason games.

Dr._Bob posted:

So.... is there a link the rest of us poor folk can use?

Learn TheGoatd

Go there, bookmark.

Scroll down, find the game, click link.  Find the tiny 'x' to close the pop ups.  Expand to full screen to get rid of ads.  Link may not go live until game time.  

Don't download anything.

Close misc windows if they pop up.

Don't download anything.

Emergencies F4 is your friend.

Have good malware protection (though I never got anything from the goatd).

Enjoy.

I like to use it to stream Redzone too.  Plus once you learn it, you can stream about anything sports.

Yep, this defense definitely has Capers' handprint ALL over it.
Force a 4th down, then give up the conversion.
Our million dollar OLB can't get the sack, and piss poor tackling downfield leads to PHI TD. 
Oh, but that's not near enough. 
Stop the 2 point attempt only to have a penalty.

Perfect. 

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