Packers using no huddle: Will surprise be a factor?

Will the no huddle help players like Greg Jennings? Well, it probably won't hurt. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Adding the no huddle to the Packers offense was a stroke of brilliance by Coach Mike McCarthy.

Look back at the teams who have used it in the past … it’s always made them more potent, more unpredictable. It’s an option that simply makes a good team great.

So, that’s why it is something that will help elevate the Packers offense to new heights this season.

My only worry is this … hasn’t it been put in place a bit early? Where’s the surprise element that is part of the no huddle’s success factor.

My only surprise was that it was introduced, not only in the first preseason game, but the first quarter of the first preseason game.

I guess the reason I’m not the head coach of the Green Bay Packers is because Mike McCarthy knows a heck of a lot about the game than I do, so I’m not going to question his justifications for unveiling the no huddle so early … I’m just a bit confused as to why he wouldn’t wait until the first game of the regular season to unveil it.

With it out on the table, teams can game plan for it … Clearly the Packers won’t use it on every series, so the element of surprise, I surmise, will come at the point in the game when the team actually uses it on the field.

Needless to say, the Packers offense is not going to be dependent upon the no huddle … it’s simply one of those tricks in the bag that will help this team succeed.

My only hope is that the team will mix it up enough for it to be effective.

Like the sign on the fence across from Lambeau Field indicates, Packers fans have the utmost confidence in Coach McCarthy. He’s proven with a title that he knows what he’s doing … The only thing we can do at this point is to let him decide when to use the surprise element.

Then we’ll all be surprised.

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