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There's no quarterback controversy in Green Bay. Vince Young wil be the backup quarterback. Joe VanDeLaarschot photograph

Green Bay Packers: There's still a Backup QB battle? Yeah, Right

The Green Bay Packers finalized their roster moves today to meet the league-wide requirement of getting down to 75 players, but it was earlier this week when the real fireworks were blown.

That’s when the Packers released last year’s backup quarterback, Graham Harrell.

The move was made possible because of the 80-yard drive led by Vince Young and his overall showing against the Seattle Seahawks last Friday Night. In that third preseason game, Young did more in three possessions and showed more over the short time period than Harrell had been able to do during the past three years.

With only two weeks of practice, Young showed that he brought at least a semblance of an understanding of the offense with his confidence. He was clearly head and shoulders above the other two quarterbacks on the Packers roster.

So with Harrell out of the picture, Head Coach Mike McCarthy has said that the competition between Young and B.J. Coleman continues.


C’mon, Mike. We know you have to say all the right things, but the only way Young could possible lose this competition is by being thrown in jail or walking away.

That’s not bound to happen.

That said, we’re calling it now: Vince Young is going to be the backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers come Sept. 8 when the Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers in the season’s opener.

B.J. Coleman will either be cut or will be relegated once again to the practice squad.

Either way, there’s no backup quarterback controversy.

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