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Quick Slants: Preseason Week 2 @ Pittsburgh

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Here’s a look at some of my quick reactions from today’s game @ Pittsburgh:

  • The biggest story of the game of course is Jordy Nelson. Nelson reportedly has a Torn ACL and will almost surely be done for the year. A brutally tough blow for the Packers but an incredible opportunity for Devante Adams, Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery. Next man up

  • In addition, Aaron Rodgers was icing his arm, TJ Lang likely has a concussion, Damarious Randall was carted off with an injury (he did come back in the game), Adrian Hubbard was carted off, Datone Jones limped off and there were rumblings of a Scott Tolzien injury… Completely worth it for a preseason game, right?
  • The Don Barclay at LT experiment needs to be officially over. He was the most at fault for the safety on Rodgers and also allowed a sack later in the game on Scott Tolzien (he also had a holding call late in the first half)
  • Josh Sitton dominated on the first drive of the game. Cam Heyward is a big time defensive lineman and Sitton had his way with him the entire drive
  • Tim Masthay continues to struggle & with roster spots open, it is time to bring in some more competition
  • It’s completely unacceptable for the Steelers to have the turf in that condition. This is the NFL, you should have one of the top 32 grounds crews in the world
  • Scott Tolzien is really looking impressive so far this preseason. He’s taken the proverbial step
  • For those in the Green Bay market, Olivia Harlan is a joy to watch on the sidelines: Smart, well spoken and has the NFL pedigree. There should be big things in her future.
  • Damarious Randall had a nice debut, picking off a pass while covering Martavis Bryant in the 3rd quarter. Incredibly encouraging to see three rookie corners showing so much potential
  • LaDarius Gunter continues to push for a roster spot serious playing time. He has put two games of really, really good tape together
  • The same could be said for Ripkowski. He’s been a terror on Special Teams
  • Clinton-Dix’s tackling issues reared their ugly head again, that needs to get fixed fast
  • Lacy has 6 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown so far this preseason. He looks to be in midseason form and should only get 3-4 more touches the rest of the preseason
  • Two drops for Alonzo Harris really hurts his stock
  • The Packers offensive line was a mess for the majority of the day. Rodgers, Tolzien and Hundley all had time getting adequate time to throw the football
  • I know that Montgomery has had some issues with double catching kickoffs but very interesting that Janis was ahead of him on the PR depth chart today
  • Rollins came back to earth a bit today, allowing a long catch to Sammie Coates (something that reared it’s ugly head in practice this week as well)
  • Jayrone Elliott continues to impress this preseason. The Packers should have great depth at OLB with Elliott and Mulumba both showing up big this preseason
  • Oh by the way, the Packers lost the game.



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Andy Herman is a staff writer for Titletown Sound Off. You can follow him on Twitter @SconnieSports.

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