Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Live game thread

Aug 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right) talks to Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey (right) before the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re ready for the regular season of NFL football you’ve got to wait one more week, but in the meantime join us tonight for the final preseason game.

It should be a lot of fun tonight, folks and we’re hosting this thread to give  you an opportunity to tell us what you’re feeling, ask questions and just talk Packers football-live, during the game.

Join us as we discuss everything from the starters not playing to whether the Packers made the right move in keeping Mason Crosby.

Dan Turczynski came up with these five things to be watching for tonight. Take a look and then scroll down and leave your comments …

 

5.) Limited time for the starters

As to be expected in the last preseason game, most of the Packers’ stars will not be playing, that would include Aaron RodgersRandall CobbJordy NelsonClay Matthews (most likely) and a few others. It will be up to Vince Young and B.J. Coleman to battle it out for the backup quarterback position – a position in which Young has a significant lead. Look for Young and Coleman to each play a half as they try to show the coaching staff who should win the job.

4.) Last chance for D.J. Williams?

D.J. Williams has been fading at the wrong time in Packers’ camp. Williams was once considered to be the next Jermichael Finley for the Packers. However, that hasn’t quite panned out. Williams is a gym class hero – the type of player who only performs in practice. He gets people excited, then disappoints in the game. It has become very frustrating to watch Williams as of late. He’s dropped a handful of balls in the preseason, he’s missed blocking assignments and besides a few catches last week has been invisible.

3. Starks or Green?

Even with DuJuan Harris put on injured reserve this week, either Alex Green or James Starks will get cut this weekend. In my opinion, Green is miles ahead of Starks in the competition and the Packers have even cut Starks’ playing time in the preseason down to nothing the last two games. It is evident that Starks is on his way out. It’s just a matter of time before the Packers make it official. Watch for Green to get a lot of carries Thursday night along with Franklin and for Starks to continue to be phased out in Green Bay.

2.) Will Micah Hyde continue to impress?

Micah Hyde has arguably been the most impressive player in Packers’ training camp in 2013. Hyde has pushed Davon House and Jarrett Bush way down the depth chart and is sitting right up there with Sam ShieldsCasey Hayward and Tramon Williams. Hyde has by far played the most downs of any Packer in the preseason and that shouldn’t change Thursday night. Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy may have found another late round gem in Hyde.

1.) Franklin’s time to shine

As Hyde has been the most impressive Packer this offseason, rookie fourth round pick Johnathan Franklin has been the most disappointing. Franklin was suppose to be the starting running back in Green Bay, according to many scouts after the draft. However, that hasn’t come to fruition.

Topics: Game Thread, Green Bay Packers

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  • Chris Sergeant

    No if the jets took him we know he’s bad lol

    • Dan

      haha. True.

  • RayRivard

    BTW, did Ryan Pickett play at all this preseason?

  • Dan

    Not much. Maybe the first series.

  • Dan

    If Coleman puts together a scoring drive or two, do you think you makes the Packers consider him for the backup QB job?

  • Chris Sergeant

    Dan I think its a good possibility

  • RayRivard

    I just don’t see that happening. They have to hope that Young can get better

  • Chris Sergeant

    We gotta see who can rally the team

  • Dan

    I have to say though, I don’t expect Coleman to do a whole lot.

  • Dan

    Nice run by Starks to the outside. Young still in. The more reps for him the better.

  • Chris Sergeant

    Young to Stark’s

  • Dan

    I say let Young finish out the game and get more comfortable in the offense.

  • RayRivard

    Young is looking really uncomfortable tonight. Don’t think he will ever get comfortable

  • Dan

    Good point, Ray.

  • RayRivard

    I think it’s time to let Coleman play out the rest of the half

  • RayRivard

    Banjo with the sack.

  • Dan

    He’s back and makes some noise.

  • Dan

    Costly penalty

  • RayRivard

    Why is Datone Jones playing right now?

  • Dan

    Get some experience? Seems risky.

  • RayRivard

    See who tipped that last pass? Jolly

  • Dan

    I wish our backup QBs could look this good.

  • Dan

    Yep. Jolly.

  • RayRivard

    Randall Cobb with the photo bomb

  • Dan

    I missed it. I’m getting the KC broadcast. Bummer.

  • RayRivard

    It was during a Aaron Rodgers interview

  • Dan

    Funny

  • Dan

    That’s three TDs given up by Smith. I think KC knows who to pick on.

  • Chris Sergeant

    So bad.

  • Dan

    Any guys win jobs tonight for the Packers?

  • RayRivard

    Banjo and ross

  • Dan

    I think so too, Ray. Maybe Barrington.

  • RayRivard

    Barrington … yeah

  • Dan

    I’d like to see Green do well.

  • RayRivard

    Vikings OL Olsen taken off field on stretcher:

  • Dan

    Not good. That’s too bad. Don’t want to see that for any player, even if it’s a Viking.

  • RayRivard

    Right, Dan

  • Dan

    I’m not feeling good about the reserves on the OL

  • RayRivard

    That’s for sure

  • Dan

    Good stop by Manning.

  • Mike Charron

    At least Ted will have a pretty easy time making cuts. The harder part will be who is worth keeping.

  • Dan

    Boy, I don’t know what they’re going to do about backup QB if Young doesn’t progress.

  • Dan

    Great point, Mike. So true.

  • Dan

    I like Newhouse and Taylor on OL, but I don’t feel good about Van Roten. He may make it be default though.

  • Mike Charron

    Just doesn’t seem like a lot of effort for a lot of players who are fighting for their football lives.

  • Dan

    Yeah, I thought the 2s and 3s would bring a little more fire to this game.

  • Dan

    One last drive. Please do something.

  • Chris Sergeant

    Get a td!

  • RayRivard

    The TV station where I’m watching has broken away for the weatherman who is talking about a tornado warning … and no, he’s not talking about the KC Chiefs

  • Chris Sergeant

    And the exact opposite happens….

  • Mike Charron

    What a snoozefest