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Packers Family Night

The Green Bay Packers held a glorified practice at Lambeau Field last night, called it Family Night and charged people to watch it. A bunch of you went — around 50,000 people showed up.

Thankfully, we were not among them.

If there’s anything that can be learned from an event like this, other than that there are a lot of suckers in the Green Bay area, then here’s what we think we learned. And no, I’m not trying to channel Peter King. He is the hack of hacks.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. The No. 2 units had no chance against the No. 1 units, so we’re not going to bother talking about that.

The players that stood out the most were on defense.

Defensive end Jerel Worthy, who hasn’t been nearly as active in training camp as we’d hoped, was definitely active last night. He stuffed Brandon Saine on a running play and put steady pressure on the quarterback.

Linebacker Jamari Lattimore was also impressive. Lattimore, who made the roster as an undrafted player last season and moved from outside to inside linebacker this season, looks to be developing into a solid backup at the position. Not only did starter Desmond Bishop single him out for his play during the game, but everyone else seemed to notice what he did too. Lattimore snuffed out several runs during the scrimmage.

Finally, while first-round pick Nick Perry is struggling to make the switch from defensive end to outside linebacker, undrafted rookie Dezman Moses is not. Moses stepped in for Clay Matthews last night and the Packers defense hardly missed a beat. Moses downright abused seventh-round pick Andrew Datko. It now seems more than likely Moses will find himself a spot on the final roster. We’re not making comparisons, but remember — James Harrison was undrafted and he’s been pretty successful as a 3-4 outside linebacker at the NFL level.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Paul August 4, 2012

    Your article stinks and u can eat sheet and die. I would’ve rather been among those people enjoying Lambeau field last night than be stuck here having wasted my time reading this pathetic garbage. Loser

  2. Leon August 4, 2012

    Peter King is a hack? Spoken like a true churnalist.

  3. E. Wolf August 4, 2012

    Marshall Newhouse left early with some sort of problem-why is this not making news. …. We don’t have another tackle. …

  4. iltarion August 4, 2012

    There has been no report in GB about what Newhouse’s problem was. It didn’t look serious.

    If he were out, Lang would take his spot and EDS would take Lang’s. Simple.

  5. pkrfanwest August 5, 2012

    Seems someone is a little grumpy he was not invited to sit with the “hacks” in the press box, guess bloggers are not recognized as churnalists. I for one would have loved to be there but will wait for the practice game when they play Seattle on Monday night from the 40 yd line. Go Pack Go!!

  6. Brandon Frehr August 5, 2012

    Hey u talentless shitbag next time you want to write an article bashing people who love their home team try and use a picture that isnt of my son . I personally challenge you to a cage fight you cocksucker. Hopefully you havent polluted this planet with any offspring. Your a piuece of shit hate yourself not others dicksnop. GOD HATES YOU!

  7. Kathy August 6, 2012

    You do realize that they charge admission for Family Night because the money goes to charity, don’t you?