October 24, 2014

A miserable start for the Packers

Watching the Green Bay Packers play their preseason opener last night, if you

Desmond Bishop

didn’t know they went 15-1 last season, you’d never believe it.

The Packers came away from their 21-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers with little to brag about.  They struggled on offense, defense and special teams.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy on his teams first game :15

Aaron Rodgers played the first three series and collected 2 first downs.  He went 2 for 8 with an interception and a fumble.  His passer rating finished at 0.0.

When Graham Harrell replaced Rodgers, things didn’t get much better.  Harrell was off early and didn’t put anything together until a touchdown drive near the end of the first half.  Harrell had opportunities but missed open receivers with some errant passing.

Taking care of the football was an issue on offense.  Defensively, the Packers struggled to tackle a year ago and that was an issue again last night.

The Packers had 18-players not suited up due to injury at the start of the game.  They added to that total by the time the game was finished.

The most significant came early in the first quarter when linebacker Desmond Bishop tackled Ronnie Brown.  Brown landed on Bishop’s right knee.  Mike McCarthy after the game said Bishop may have a knee sprain and possible hamstring injury.

Bishop will undergo further testing today to see the extent of the damage.