The Green Bay Packers new 3-4 defense has looked dominant in the first two exhibition games, wins over Cleveland and Buffalo. Not to take anything away from the Packers, but confusing the young quarterbacks for the Browns and Bills was child’s play. Doing the same to Arizona’s Kurt Warner will be another deal.
And the same goes for the Packers offense, which has moved the ball with reletive ease in the first two games. Now play on the road, against the defending NFC champs. Do it against these guys and we’ll have something to talk about.
The Packers defense has registered 9 takeaways in the first two games and they’re in the top 10 in fewest yards allowed during the exhibition season. But make no mistake, the Packers will get their first real test and how well they do will be a much more accurate depiction of where they stand.
The Packers have been unbelievable in the first two games, but they’re preseason games. We’ve seen far too many times where a team has been dominant in the preseason, only to fall apart when the real bullets are flying.
The starters will play at least a half and perhaps into the third quarter before giving way to the reserves. But there are some backups that will see playing time, like undrafted rookie free agent Tyrell Sutton, who leads the team in rushing in the preseason and will get a look with the 1’s tonight.
First round pick B.J. Raji will also see his playing time increased, somewhere around 25 plays or so. And this is also a big game for second year quarterback Brian Brohm, who has struggled so far in the preseason, but will get some significant playing time with Matt Flynn sidelined.