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The 2015 Preseason: Packers versus Steelers- What to Watch For


Just when you thought the NFL was done playing preseason games on Sunday, this year rolled around. The Packers have one themselves with a tilt tomorrow in Pittsburgh. Typically, the second preseason game is barely more watchable than the first. However, the Packers do have some interesting storylines going into this game.

1. Who replaces David Bakhtiari? –  The talk this weekend has been focused on the injured knee of David Bakhtiari. Today’s game will go a long ways towards indicating if the Packers should just switch Bryan Bulaga to the left side or if they can trust either Don Barclay or Josh Walker to fill that position.

2. Red zone offense – Considering how the Packers finished the season last year and what we saw from the first preseason game, the fans will be watching closely how effective the Packers’ red zone offense is.

3. Running Back Position – After Eddie Lacy and James Starks, the Packers likely have one more player to keep on the final roster. Rajon Neal, Alonzo Harris and John Crockett have all looked good at times. Possibly the Packers most competitive roster battle continues.

4. The Back Up QBs – Scott Tolzien has a solid lead here thanks to his experience in the system. However, this is also an entertaining competition with each player bringing something a little different to the table.

5. The inside linebacker depth chart – With Jake Ryan and Nate Palmer battling for the #3 spot, we are still waiting to see if Carl Bradford can play the position at all.

6. The TE position – It would be nice if someone stood out any time now.

7. Don’t add injuries. – Easily the biggest news out of any preseason game is on the injury front. The Packers will look to stay mostly healthy after another road game.



Shawn Neuser attended UWGB and lives and works in Green Bay. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being intimate with game film.



  1. Phillthy August 23, 2015

    That looks like Madden 13

  2. Howard August 23, 2015

    How well are the young DB’s going to perform against the 1’s for the Steelers?

  3. rebelgb August 23, 2015

    There is ZERO backup QB competition going on. Tolzein is the backup. The other guy (the negro) might end up on the practice squad, if hes lucky.

    1. PF4L August 23, 2015

      lol…fookin rebel

    2. Savage57 August 24, 2015

      Exactly. Same thing with the polack, the chink, the wetback, the wap and the mick on the team.

      I mean, c’mon, right?

      1. Phatgzus August 24, 2015

        You forgot the gook on the sidelines, which, interestingly enough, is also the title of a not so well received book by Dr. Seuss.

  4. Beantownpackerbacker August 23, 2015

    Damn Rebelgb, “the negro”? Really? The kid has a name (Hundley). Get to know it. God forbid anything to Rodgers you may have to root for him to keep our team afloat.

  5. Remedy August 23, 2015

    Guy’s been posting racist shit on his site for a while now, something like that is par for the course. It’s expected when somebody has the word “rebel” in their username – they tend to still have some screwy dream about how some certain part of the country is going to “rise again!!11” and what-not.

    Anyways, back to the topic at hand. Let’s see how our young db’s handle their nasty wr’s. They go deeper than just Antonio Brown.

  6. Remedy August 23, 2015

    You know what’s worse than racism?

    This Packers oline play

    1. Phatgzus August 23, 2015

      You know what’s worse than this O-line play? Jordy Nelson with a season-ending ACL injury. This season is fucked before it even started.

  7. Big Gay Clay August 23, 2015

    Jordy tore his ACL. Great start to the season

  8. Big Gay Clay August 23, 2015

    Jordy tore his ACL. Great start to the season

  9. kato August 23, 2015

    Well, everyone knew last years health was an aberration. Good thing they have the best qb in the game. The season isnt fucked unless aaron rodgers tears his acl. They will be fine.

    1. Phatgzus August 23, 2015

      So our starting WR corps is now Cobb, Adams, Montgomery: What are we going to do? Split Cobb out wide and have a rookie man the slot?

  10. Big Gay Clay August 23, 2015

    And Damarious Randall got carted off too. Anyone knows what happened to him?

    1. shawn August 23, 2015

      Randall is on the field right now. He’s fine.

      1. shawn August 23, 2015

        You might be thinking of Adrian Hubbard. Carted off.

    2. PF4L August 23, 2015

      I don’t knows what happened to him.

  11. TyKo Steamboat August 23, 2015

    Jordy Nelson torn ACL?