Three Key Things From Eagles-Packers
Preseason results are meaningless for the most part. They tell us next to nothing. Green Bay loses 24-9 last night, and people are worried about the defense all of the sudden. With Packers winning, people will think this is the start of a Super Bowl-caliber year (They’re not wrong actually but preseason has zero bearing on that). Three things stood out on Thursday as Packers got off to quite an impressive start regardless of preseason’s value.
LAMBEAU LEAPS ARE BACK!
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Trevor Davis is a true threat
On his first punt return of the season, Trevor Davis took the punt return to the house for 68 yards. It was a fantastic return as he broke the seam and took to the outside running all the way for a touchdown. The wide receiver spots are very hard to come by these days, but it feels like Davis locked himself out of those spots. He appears to be a true asset to the team and makes Green Bay even more dangerous.
Injuries, injuries, injuries
I don’t look into every NFL team after Week 1 of preseason although Bears fans think Mitchell ‘Don’t Call Me Mitch’ Trubisky is the second-coming of Christ. Therefore, I’m unsure if every team dealt with injuries like Packers did after Week 1. Malachi Dupre got taken off a stretcher after a questionable hit by Tre Sullivan. Damarious Randall suffered a concussion, and a few other Packers players found themselves hurt after this one. My guess is Dupre will be put on the PUP list regardless of the injury outcome. Reason being? Green Bay can keep him without having to worry about a roster spot. Randall is a grander concern with Packers needing him to have as much practice on the field to get ready for a bounceback year.
Justin Vogel’s great start
After an average year from Jake Schum, Packers went out and got Justin Vogel as an undrafted rookie out of Miami. Vogel made an impression with this team in preseason game number one. He put five of his six punts inside the 20 for an average of 44 yards per punt. Vogel may have secured a roster spot with that type of outing. Great start for the tall punter out of the U.