The Packers quarterback had the look of his 2011 MVP self on Sunday, as he showered the field with completions.
Are the Packers ready for their regular-season opener against the San Francisco 49ers? If the play of their quarterback is any indication, the answer is yes.
“I thought it was a very good practice. Our work was extensive and it was a very good practice,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following a two-hour-plus workout that rain forced inside the Don Hutson Center.
It was a practice that could be the last for 10 players, as the Packers must pare their roster by that number by Monday to reach the mandatory reduction to 75. The Packers could reduce the numbers of players they release, however, by assigning a player or players to the injured reserve list.
“This is an important game for a number of individuals,” McCarthy said, referring to Thursday’s preseason finale against the Chiefs. The Packers must cut their roster to 53 on Friday.
“The defense, as a whole, everybody took a step forward,” he added of the Packers’ 27-13 win in Cincinnati. “Those grades are as high as I can recall. There’ll be decisions made in the secondary off this Kansas City game.”
Linebacker would seem to be a position at which several players made gains last Thursday.
“San Diego, he came out strong. Cleveland, he took a step back. We’ve maxed out trying to get him ready and he’s responded,” McCarthy said of Perry, considered to be the Packers’ main addition for improving the team’s pass rush.
Tight end is the Packers’ challenged position currently. Injuries have forced
“That’s where we are as far as the tight end position,” McCarthy said.
It should be noted that So’oto beat the coverage to catch a couple of passes in Sunday’s practice.Related links