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Those Boys Can Put Up Some Points

The Green Bay Packers threw up 51 on the Pittsburgh Steelers en route to a 51-34 win in their second preseason game.

Aaron Rodgers got his first and presumably only preseason action on Thursday night and promptly threw a touchdown in the four passes he tossed. Not particularly surprising, to say the least.

Can you believe we have Jimmy Graham? Aaron Rodgers throwing to Jimmy Graham? I mean, c’mon.

The real hero, if you want to get into that was DeShone Kizer, who went 7-of-12 for 149 yards and two touchdowns. It’s almost as if he’s rehabilitated after playing for the Browns.

Who was the winner on the other side? Jake Kumerow.

Three catches for 114 yards and a touch. Who told that guy to be a deep threat?

Does Kumerow deserve a roster spot? I would say he does. None of the Packers’ rookie receivers did much of anything. But this is still a game of potential. So Kumerow is in fact still likely in jeopardy, even though he’s done everything right.

Defensively for the Packers, not a lot to speak of. They did give up 34 points after all.

If there’s one guy we are keeping our eye on, it’s rookie Oren Burks.

He continues to get opportunities and he continues to make plays.

Burks could well be a solid contributor when the regular season rolls around.

Of course, all in all, preseason. Just delightful.

Can we play some real ball soon?

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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8 Comments

  1. Skinny August 17, 2018

    Joe, did you not watch Reggie Gilbert? Probably ended the Mack talk with his play last night.

    1. Adam August 17, 2018

      Yeah, Reggie definitely keeps playing to impress. In 26 snaps last night he had 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

  2. PF4L August 17, 2018

    I don’t know what to say.

    If they can turn the pre-season format into the full regular season, we definitely have a shot at the Super Bowl…yeaa buddy.

    1. Kato August 17, 2018

      Sober up brotha

  3. Kato August 17, 2018

    I love all this optimism! #positivethoughts

    I will say, Oren Burks does look like a competent player, maybe even above average. He has a nose for the ball. I wonder if there is a shot that Geronimo Allison gets cut?

    1. PF4L August 17, 2018

      Lets get all these pre-season MVP’s crowned. Then they can go take their seat on the bench and we can get on with the regular season.

      1. Howard August 18, 2018

        With all the ass slapping and Lambeau leaps that occur in a 51 point game, I noticed Josh Jackson stayed away from taking the leap after his pick 6. After the game while being interviewed and asked a few times about his leap experience. Jackson indicated he didn’t make a leap, he was going to wait for the regular season. Jackson understands the difference between the preseason and the regular season. I like that about Jackson. It is kind of like a determined hockey player, you never ever touch the Stanley cup unless you have won/earned it.

  4. Ferris August 18, 2018

    GB went from the worst TE group in the league to the best. Even big old Marcedes Lewis can get open and catch. They have in the past had one or the other. Rodgers could catch but not get open and Finley could get open but not catch. At the goal line these TEs will be lethal. Anyone miss dipshit Bennett yet? I know it’s pre-season but wow. Just so the hamstring bug doesn’t get everyone.