Well here we are (finally), the first real game of the Packers 2021 season. Will there be a “Road to the Super Bowl” documentary in their future?
This extra week off has been a real yawner. Not much has happened since the roster was set. On one hand, that’s a good thing as no player or coach contracted Covid during their few days away from the team. On the other hand, I’m fairly surprised that the 53-man roster has remained intact with only the signing of a long snapper to the Practice Squad to speak of. The other thing about this extra week is that it’s been kind of a buzzkill. After watching the speech Charles Woodson gave to the team, I was ready to run through a wall for the team. That energy has all dissipated now – I don’t like this extra week.
World of Hurt:
Today will be a significant day in this young NFL season. It’s the first day you will actually get an official injury report out of the Packers. How annoying is it that teams are allowed to hide player injuries from the public for the entirety of training camp and preseason?
A Tidbit from the Dope Sheet:
I found this pretty interesting: WR Davante Adams enters Week 1 with a streak of six-plus receptions in each of his last 12 regular-season games. That is the second-longest streak in team history behind only WR Sterling Sharpe (13 in 1993-94). If Davante keeps this streak going, it’s another step towards hm supplanting Sharpe as the Packers second best WR of all-time after Don Hutson (on my list, anyway).
Drunk Webb Updating:
This might be fixed by the time you read this, but it seems whoever updates the Packers roster on the Packers.com web site has had a few too many. Also, out of these five, I think I’m taking Trevor Davis for his gunner abilities.
If the @packers site is to be believed, the 53 man roster includes J’Mon Moore, DeAngelo Yancey, Adonis Jennings, Adam Pankey and Trevor Davis.
— Zach Rapport (@ZachRapport) September 8, 2021
Guns a Blazing:
The Packers’ starting offense has not had a snap together in a preseason game. To me, that means they could take it out on the Saints in a big way, or they could come out disjointed and flat. I’ve been going back and forth on this all week myself – what do you think?
WIth no preseason game snaps under their belts, will the Packers offense…
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