• 3rd pre-season game is in the books!
  - Packers lost to the raiders, but who cares…
  - that game should never have been played and was a disaster
  - The field had issues with turf coming up in the end zones only hours before the game
  - not a good look for the NFL
  - Andy watched the game (believe it or not) he actually watched the whole thing too!
  - There were a fair amount of injuries in the game
    + ESB suffered a severe ankle injury and will be out 4-6 weeks
    + Rashan Gary suffered what looked like a neck stinger or something to that effect he has had a VERY nondescript pre season thus far
    Jeremy's blog post about Gary: https://www.absolutepacker.com/blog/rashan-gary-experiment-olb-needs-end
    Andy's wrote a blog post about the field conditions: https://www.absolutepacker.com/blog/lets-cut-crap-shall-we
• Josh Jones was released the other day
  - This wasnʼt all that surprising but itʼs still very disappointing
  - he was a 2nd round pick just like Jayson Spriggs
  - While very athletic, he was a tweaner at his position (ILB or Safety) and it became obvious that Pettine/Lefleur didnʼt trust him in the defense
• Dexter Williams, 6th round pick, looks very good except he canʼt catch the ball
  - something Lefleur REALLY wants in his RBs.
  - Tra Carson is ahead of Williams on the depth chart as the 3rd RB
  - not good for Williams at the moment
 • Tim Boyle
  - he played half way decent in the raiders game
  - not sure what that means though
 • Kizer
  - Had one great throw where he led a receiver really well
  - other than that he was his usual inconsistent self
 • WR discussion
  - Trevor Davis is having a really nice camp
    + He played well and had two great catches in the Raiders preseason game
    + He looks great as a returner too
  - Jake Kumerow is an enigma
    + heʼs savvy and gets open
    + if he is anything more than your No. 3 WR that doesnʼt say much
  - Darrius Shepherd should make the roster
    + Heʼs not the fastest but he is very smooth
    + I would take him over J'Mon Moore (Andy)
• ILB is a serious concern - lather, rinse & repeat
  - Blake Martinez is their best player, but heʼs still average
  - Injuries have left a huge dearth of talent at the opposite ILB spot
• BONUS!!!
  - https://www.absolutepacker.com/andy-hetzel-wallpaper/open-season
  - full, complete hi-res Packer Photoshop image for the opening game against the Bears!

Episode Duration
00:57:58
Absolute Packer Podcast with Andy Hetzel, Jeremy Hautala and Elliot Christenson