He also ran a 4.69 40, so...
Let's be clear: Ted Thompson absolutely did not leave the Packers short on the offensive line, especially tackle. The Packers entered with four tackles. Don Barclay made the roster as a backup interior lineman, but he has tackle history. They had 10 offensive linemen. I mean, do you want them to keep a quarter of the roster at that position? They've had terrible injury luck there. It isn't about personnel decisions.
The Packers clearly targeted getting more athletic on defense this offseason. It's early, but appears that approach will pay off.
I see that. Not a surprise. He was not on the sideline during the second half.
Saw a Schefter report that he had no structural damage, just muscular. Which means his absence will be much shorter than it could have been.
External opinions don't always match up with internal personnel evaluations. The Packers actually like Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick. Considering how well McCray has held up at right tackle, a position he has no real business playing, and how Patrick filled in at left guard, those decisions so far have been solid.
Both are correct. The tackles held up better than I ever would have expected, especially Lane Taylor at left tackle when he'd never even played right tackle. Also think Mike McCarthy's game plan to roll Aaron Rodgers away from pressure and surround the tackles with tight ends made a big difference.
The Packers wanted to get better at defensive line this year, and they've gotten a big push from Clark and Lowry. What the defensive line did without Mike Daniels was impressive. Looks like the best defensive line Packers have had in recent years.
Until you find me a healthy football team, I'll continue to remind you it's part of the game.
I mean, the favor can be not playing their running back on 90 percent of snaps. Not a lot of tailbacks in the league can hold up with that much playing time.
I thought the Packers played especially inspired after Adams left the field, particularly Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Both made big plays after the hit.
Jones has been a better runner, but Williams is better in pass pro. That's an important part of the position.
They can't play as much base as they did last night, because Dak Prescott and Sam Bradford are much better than Mike Glennon. But it could be two of their more base-heavy games of the season. I think you'll see the 3-4 more than most weeks, but still a lot of subpackage.
No, it happens occasionally. But it's rare, and shows a player who's losing control.
You have to give Kevin King some time. Ted actually hasn't drafted many corners high. Damarious Randall is the only first-round CB he's ever drafted for the Packers. So that's a small sample size.
One of the theories a coach (think it was Ben Sirmans?) threw out recently was Jamaal Williams might be a rhythm runner. Meaning the more rushes he gets, the more productive he becomes. Williams was drafted because of his downhill style, which can wear on defenses. But he's a backup, and he should be a back, behind Ty Montgomery. So there aren't consistent touches, and it's hard for rhythm runners to get into a rhythm without consistent touches. Just one theory. Not sure how much it's an excuse.
Considering how hard it's been for receivers to crack Canton, they're not good.
I do not. He's undersized for safety at a touch under 5-11, 200 pounds.
Three rounds is too exaggerated, but they were overdrafted. Almost obody had Damarious Randall as a first rounder entering the draft, though several had Quinten Rollins late second round. Production means more than anything, and neither have produced as top-round picks.
Not with how well the Packers punt battery operated last night.
Too early to know. Remember, though, Blake Martinez was really starting to come on late last season before his November knee injury. I thought he was making good progress. He's had a good two games this week.
Yeah, that's not unprecedented. But it is rare.
Richard Rodgers' job is as a third tight end. So, no, he's not going to lose his job. He'll continue to be behind Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks.
Money, mostly. They had a younger, cheaper option in Eli Harold. Business of the NFL.
Didn't look to be injured, just hurt.
All right, that's a good place to end today. Thanks to everyone who participated. We'll catch up on the Monday after Dallas. Enjoy your extended weekend, Packers fans.