No official announcement yet, but the NFL wants the Green Bay Packers to play in the 2016 Hall of Fame game.
The game takes place each August on the same weekend as the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio. The Packers, of course, are a target because Brett Favre is being enshrined.
While that may sound great in theory, it would mean a fifth preseason game for the Packers and you know what happens during the preseason.
Guys suffer season-ending injuries.
Knowing this was coming, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was vocal about his distaste for the idea of playing an additional preseason game last preseason.
Is that going to be enough to get the Packers out of this?
We doubt it.
The NFL does what it wants and so long as Mark Murphy’s puppet regime is running things, the Packers will sell this as a good thing, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
No problem: don’t put important players on field in that game…
You have a 90 player squad, use the game to view that bottom 45. I like the idea of an extra week of camp. One more week to get these guys in shape for the season. If you do not want the vets to take hits for an extra week, fine keep them out of contact drills and have them run wind sprints all practice (Lacy). The extra week of classroom work will also help the new guys. This is not a negative.
With the way the 2015 season went with all the injuries to the wideouts , I think it could be a game for Rodgers to get game time with the rookies.
Exactly. Maybe he can finally start practicing with Janis.
I agree with this. Every word.