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edave
08-19-2012, 03:07 AM
Observations from Browns at Packers 2012-08-16

These are my first pass thoughts now that I've gotten through the game.

Love Cobb, can we get him better mitts?

Tyler once again blew an opportunity and didn't really show up. Green had his issues (a blitz pickup was really bad and stalled the last first team drive). If all goes well, next week Benson and Kuhn are back.

Worthy got turned outside twice very easily... he can't let that happen. He is getting penetration and had no penalties this week.

I didn't see Perry doing anything horrible but next week need to focus on coverage with the Bengals WR/TE group. Mozes, showing up again.

MD Jennings, up and down, not so good at times and he's a second year guy. McMillian is a hitter. Teams are going to pick on the middle of the dime until the safeties start making plays.

Hayward is so up and down... if I had to pick between he and Bush, I'd pick Bush. House is the answer when healed. Brandian Ross made a few plays too. No idea how many we keep here.

Graham Harrell. Packers fans far and wide are having apoplexy. They'll get over it, eventually. The worst part was the throw away that was almost picked off; serious head scratcher. The hail mary doesn't bother me. The timing and placement need a lot of work.

Walden is doing the job, he's 3 among the OLBs and if Perry really struggles in coverage could spend some time starting.

Datko was a lot better a week later (to be fair he was better in the second half last week).

Boykin isn't particularly fast, but as advertised he catches anything thrown his way.

Hargrove and Neal almost didn't get onto the field.

packa7x
08-19-2012, 08:59 AM
Perry is pretty raw, but I'm excited about him. What gives me an immense amount of hope about him was the play last week where he bull rushed the chargers RT all the way to about the LG and was in on the sack of Rivers. That shows me he has the physical tools he needs, he just needs a ton of work on the mental aspect.

biggittyb
08-19-2012, 12:30 PM
Brandon Jacobs carted off, Ahmad Bradshaw and LaGarrette Blount leave game due to injuries. Big time fantasy implications there

buzmeg
08-19-2012, 01:04 PM
“Thank God it’s a preseason game.”
– Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter, with perhaps the quotation of the preseason

edave
08-19-2012, 08:05 PM
An endorsement of Boykin from Tramon Williams:

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/166593876.html

packa7x
08-19-2012, 09:57 PM
I like Boykin more than I like Gurley..and most Pack fans have a big 'ol stiffy for Gurley.

edave
08-19-2012, 10:45 PM
The blocked kicks last year made Gurley a fan favorite and people really like his size.

packa7x
08-20-2012, 07:14 AM
Yeah, I don't know...I just can't get excited over him. Chasten West was clearly a better WR than Gurley and West was a mediocre 3rd guy with Jax last year.

xaks
08-20-2012, 10:31 AM
As far as I'm concerned, they can go 0-4 in the pre-season and I wouldn't bat an eye.

The oline is better than last year. Wells is a stud but Saturday is one of the best pass blocking centers in football, so its a plus. Newhouse and Sherrod are both coming along nicely, Sitton and Bulaga are good to go.

A-Rod and the receiver corps are fine.

RB is a bit thin but Benson helps.

TE is fine, even if Finley needs to shake the dropsies.

Its the D and speshul teams that worry me.

packa7x
08-24-2012, 05:13 PM
Eh, the D will be better...Worthy is a 3 tech pass rushing tackle and Perry is a freak of nature pass rush wise with the size and awareness to be an effective run stopper. Safety worries me a bit, but Levine, Jennings, and McMillain all look to be acceptable. If Tramon's shoulder continues to heal, he'll be fine at bump and run coverage.