2. Which players can stack success?
Mike McCarthy used to talk about stacking success. That’s the challenge facing a number of players ahead of the second preseason game.
Seventh-round pick Ty Summers impressed against Houston, putting up a team-high 10 tackles in the victory. With Oren Burks out, Summers has an opportunity to earn a starting job in Mike Pettine’s defense. Curtis Bolton also played well in the preseason opener. With a potential starting job available, can either player stack success and show Matt LaFleur and Mike Pettine why they’re ready to start?
The same is true for rookie running back Dexter Williams. He is another player who could benefit from an injury. Jamaal Williams remains out due to a hamstring injury. Dexter Williams — who ran well and averaged 4.4 yards per carry in last week’s game — could have a realistic chance of overtaking Jamaal Williams on the depth chart.
Quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle are competing for the backup job. Both players put in good performances against the Texans. Kizer completed eight of 13 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown with a passer rating of 111.7. Boyle completed three of five passes for 40 yards, two touchdowns, and a 125.0 passer rating.
It’s now about stacking success. Which players can build on a strong start to preseason?