There are some who shut out the NFL preseason – yes, even some fans of the Green Bay Packers.
But for most of us fans, we just can’t seem to get enough of the Green and Gold – even if it is just preseason.
That said, the NFL has released the 2014 preseason schedule that will kick off for Green Bay Week 1 between Aug. 7 and 10 at Tennessee; Week 2 (Aug. 14-18) at the St. Louis Rams; Aug. 22 at home against the Oakland Raiders (a nationally televised game on CBS); and then finishes up at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Of interest to Packers fans: When the Packers play Oakland Aug. 22, they will host former Packers Charles Woodson, James Jones and C.J. Wilson.
Here’s the complete preseason schedule:
The four-game schedule includes two games on the road and the final two at home.
And as in years past, the Packers once again play the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason finale on Aug. 28.
So, just what makes the preseason interesting for anyone on the planet? For me, I love watching the guys who are fighting for roster spots – those guys who are on the roster bubble and could make it with a big play here or there. These are players who may never again see an NFL field or may go on to star with other teams if they are cut by the Packers.
For me, this is a most interesting time of the year – a time when rookies prove themselves, veterans get in shape and undrafted free agents rise out of nowhere to make the team.
So with just four months until the start of the preseason games, get ready.
The regular season schedule, which has much more interest for us all, should be released within the next couple of weeks … usually just before the start of the NFL Draft.