It’s time to take a look, as we will every Tuesday, at what’s happening around the NFC North. The Packers are 0-2 in the preseason, and hopefully the other teams aren’t doing much better.
- The Bears named Kyle Orton the starting quarterback over everyone’s favorite Rex Grossman. This is not good for the Packers, as Bears-quarterbacks-not-named-Rex Grossman (aka Orton and Brian Griese) swept the Packers last year. The Viking Age also puts forth some other scenarios that could come out of this.
- The age of some of the Bears offensive lineman is also appearing to become an issue. Which just makes things easier for Aaron Kampman and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. And whoever else starts at defensive end now.
- The Bears make the right choice for their franchise player on ESPN.com.
- Apparently, wide receiver Calvin Johnson is “scary good.” Are you listening, Al Harris and Charles Woodson?
- The Lions fans and writers are pretty excited about a 2-0 preseason record!
- Another guy thinks Johnson is a beast.
- Overpaid free agent wide receiver Bernard Berrian is having toe problems. Which is good for the Packers, bad for my fantasy team. Damn autodraft.
- The Vikings defensive line depth is continually thinning. Good thing for Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson.
- Is Chris Simms coming to Minny?
- Veteran quarterback Gus Frerotte will start the third preseason game for the Vikings due to Tarvaris Jackson‘s sprained MCL.
That’s all folks.
Topics: Aaron Kampman, Al Harris, Bernard Berrian, Brandon Jackson, Brian Griese, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson, Chicago Bears, Chris Simms, Detroit Lions, Gus Frerotte, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Kyle Orton, Minnesota Vikings, Rex Grossman, Ryan Grant, Tarvaris Jackson