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Packers starting offense leaves after up and down quarter

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Given the amount of injuries already impacting their roster, the Packers would probably be happy with any result from Thursday night’s game against the Browns as long as it doesn’t include any more players in need of medical attention.

From that standpoint, the work done by the team’s starting offense was flawless. No new additions were made to the injury report and the offense was done after just a quarter of work that included three possessions. The coaches will find things to like and dislike from their performance.

In the positive column is Aaron Rodgers‘ 20-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, a nifty strike by Rodgers that Nelson came down with after beating Browns corner Joe Haden to the ball. Rodgers completed 6-of-11 passes overall and ran twice for 24 yards, although those runs lead us to the less positive news for Green Bay.

Running back Alex Green’s bid for a boost in playing time took a blow when he blew a pass blocking assignment that forced Rodgers into one scramble. Randall Cobb’s bid for playing time at receiver will be hurt by his inability to protect the ball after a catch, something he paid for when Sheldon Brown knocked the ball loose, and Donald Driver failed to get separation from his defender on a fourth down play that wound up falling incomplete.

In total, though, we’re guessing the lack of injuries was the most important thing for the Pack offense on Thursday night. If they can get healthy, we’ll see more from the first team next week, but, for now, Green Bay was showing the bare minimum before closing up shop for the night.

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13 Responses to “Packers starting offense leaves after up and down quarter”
  1. buffalion says: Aug 16, 2012 9:27 PM

    As a fan (a) who’s teams have no chance of making the super bowl, and (b) who appreciates the beauty of a great offense… I really hope GB can get and stay healthy.

  2. ctiggs says: Aug 16, 2012 9:34 PM

    You guys better redo the rankings.

  3. hulkh0gansays says: Aug 16, 2012 9:35 PM

    Just wait till Rodgers gets Orakpo’d in the playoffs brother.

  4. aaronitout says: Aug 16, 2012 9:38 PM

    In other news….

    Graham Harrell is not going to get the job done. He is looking abysmal.

  5. noeffinway says: Aug 16, 2012 9:40 PM

    Seriously..flawless? Lol..sitting at lambeau right now, certainly not flawless…….

  6. leftyjsf says: Aug 16, 2012 9:45 PM

    McCoy may be auditioning for GB backup. We treated him wrong and I hope he goes there if we are dumb enough not to keep him as #2

  7. veence69 says: Aug 16, 2012 10:48 PM

    With that top-5 Defense, the Packers and their fans shouldn’t be worried. (seriously – Dom Capers the most overrated D-Coordinator in the history of the league.)

  8. tshirttom says: Aug 16, 2012 10:51 PM

    Packers defense is scary bad!

  9. packfaninvikeland says: Aug 16, 2012 11:23 PM

    Matt Flynn for the wi….oh yea thats right. So if Rodgers goes down with injury, there is no running game and noone to pass to our WR who have a hard time catching the ball anyways? Good call TT..good call.

  10. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 16, 2012 11:27 PM

    Look at the Lions fan claiming to be at Lambeau.

    Such a joke, just like your team.

  11. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 16, 2012 11:30 PM

    lol… I love how when other teams suck in the preseason (Saints/Patriots), it’s just the preseason, but when the Packers lose with their backups playing 90%, they’re trash.

    The Packers will probably win the Super Bowl.

    Sorry your team won’t.

  12. veence69 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:04 AM

    They have no chance at beating the 49 ‘ers anyway.

  13. chi01town says: Aug 17, 2012 11:56 AM

    The Superbowl .. Lol.. Thats a good joke. I cant wait for the season to start so everybody can see just how weak Greenbay is.

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