Most of the starters didn't play in the Packers' preseason opener, but the win by Green Bay over Houston offered some insight to some of the depth at multiple positions on the roster. Here's a look at the good and bad from Thursday's game.
Jason Perone of Cheesehead TV offers four positives and three negatives from the contest. First, the good:
- Tim Boyle: The back up quarterback battle may come down to the wire with Boyle battling DeShone Kizer.
- Allen Lazard: Lazard made an excellent touchdown grab on a Boyle throw in the second half but the icing on the cake was that Houston defensive back Lonnie Johnson, Jr. was on the coverage.
- Darrius Shepherd: Shepherd made a nice leaping catch over the middle for a touchdown on a high throw by DeShone Kizer.
- Ty Summers: Summers was all over the place and made good on his repuation out of TCU for being very active and often around the ball.
Now, the bad:
- J'Mon Moore: Moore finally caught a touchdown pass but he dropped too many balls and struggled with footwork, something he had been working on during the offseason.
- 3rd Down Defense: On third down, the defense was especially bad. Houston converted seven of its 12 third downs.
- Tackling: This isn't very concerning and on a night when there wasn't really a lot to complain about, this was one thing that stood out.
- Lambeau Field 3rd down horn: With an entire offseason to retool the defensive third down sound effect at Lambeau Field, the team came up with something that sounds too much like the electronic flatulance in Minnesota.
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