Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; The Green Bay Packers warm up prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Packers mid-week burning questions


While not necessarily a burning question, one might wonder if Josh Sitton can find a better hat … Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Packers Nation hits its stride (or is it a stumble) into mid-week by wondering just what is it about this Green Bay Packers team? Who are they? What can we expect from the 2013 unit? Will they be able to turn things around on the field?

And that’s just the beginning. We won’t touch on the quarterback situation, the cornerback situation, the running back situation, or the offensive line – at least not now.

But there are major questions facing the Packers today – questions that are bound to extend into tomorrow, next week and the week after that.

Here are just a few that I have today … maybe you can add more:

Will Eddie Lacy find the field this weekend?
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• Will Eddie Lacy be well enough to play this coming Saturday? Yesterday he was relegated to individual work away from the fray. Will he be allowed to get back to playing with the boys today or tomorrow?

• Will Datone Jones be ready for Saturday? Is it really necessary to have him ready for Saturday? My guess is that he’s held out for precautionary reasons. We know how cautious Mike McCarthy and the Packers medical staff are these days.

• Will the Packers score points this weekend? Last week against the Cardinals it appeared James Starks scored on that first drive, which would have put points on the board against the Cardinals. Instead they ended up getting shut out.

• Will Mason Crosby make a run in the final three weeks to reclaim the Packers place kicking job? Right now, Georgio “Sergio” Tavecchio has a significant edge in numbers of successful field goals made during camp. The real test, of course, will come down to how these two kick in game situations.

• Will Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson get healed up enough to have a shot at making the team? You might remember that the two seventh round draft choices both went down with injuries in the first couple of days of training camp.

Jordy Nelson is just one of the major injuries reported from Packers camp this year. This photo was taken after one of his injuries in 2012.
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• Will Vince Young pick up enough of the Packers system to make a legitimate run to earn the backup quarterback spot? – Ooops! I wasn’t supposed to talk about the quarterback situation, but I just couldn’t help myself.

• And lastly, will the injuries slow down for the Packers? We all know it’s a violent game and that injuries come with that, but this is ridiculous.

So, on this Wednesday morning as you enjoy your coffee and donut, ask yourself a few questions about this evolving team.

One thing I know for sure – it’s going to be a fun year. I’m looking forward to even more drama on the field.

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  • Moveguy

    Can we correct the statement of QB situation to backup QB situation. HUGE difference. Also the injuries are not a concern to me as most are not serious and Packers are being extra cautious this year. Not scoring last week also is not an issue to me other than the BACKUP QB position. Even that is not so much of a concern because I am clear if AR goes down for multiple games, our season is over with. So does not matter really if it is Graham or VY backing him up. I do think VY will have a better chance of holding us a lead if AR gets her in the 3rd or 4th quarter. But that is an opinion on where I think VY will be in 2 more weeks.

    My suggestion to everyone is take a deep breath, relax and enjoy. This is supposed to be fun!

    • Tom

      I agree that VY will give us a better chance if AR goes down.(lets hope it never happens though) GH never looks focused enough to perform. I can’t stand him at QB.

  • Tom

    For me the biggest question is the O-line. We need to protect! Also the kicking. We’ve lost too many games by points that could have come from Crosby, instead he’s missing A LOT.

    • Moveguy

      I am actually not even concerned about the O line at this point and time until we lose another OT to the IR. I look for the Killer Bs at OT to start for the Packers. Do I think they are All Pro Tackles, no. But I truly believe they are solid players and we will FINALLY be a serious threat to run the ball. The combination of these two items will slow down the pass rush and keep AR upright more often. I also think the ability to run the ball this year will allow the Packers to get back to quicker routes/slants that will have an impact.

      But for now, that all is just a belief and my feelings. We need to see some regular season games to see if it turns out to be true.