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Harrell leads successful 2-minute drill

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 31, 2012 – 4:20 pm

Tuesday’s practice marked the second straight day QB Aaron Rodgers led the first-team offense down the field for a score during the two-minute drill.

A day earlier, backup QB Graham Harrell didn’t get an opportunity with the second unit. On Tuesday, he did, and he succeeded as well.

Needing a touchdown with 1:54 on the clock and two timeouts, Harrell drove the offense 60 yards to paydirt. The big play was a 24-yard completion to TE D.J. Williams on a middle seam route that put the ball in the red zone. Three plays later, Harrell fired a back-shoulder throw to WR Tori Gurley, who was covered tightly by CB Sam Shields. Gurley made the adjustment on the ball, juggled it, and hauled it in as he was falling to the ground for a 10-yard TD with 34 seconds left.

Harrell first showed his cool in those pressure situations last summer in the third preseason game in Indianapolis. As the No. 3 QB, Harrell drove the Packers 73 yards for a TD and 2-point conversion that tied the game with 35 seconds left. He completed seven of nine throws on the drive and threw for the 2-pointer. Following a successful onside kick, he completed two more passes for 20 yards to set up the game-winning FG.

Other camp notes:

–The team practiced 2-point conversion plays for the first time in camp on Tuesday. Last season, the Packers attempted just one two-point play on offense, but had to defend six tries on defense. The Packers went 0-for-1 while their opponents went 4-for-6 in 2011.

–Wednesday will mark the final of six straight 8:15 a.m. practices. Beginning on Thursday, practices will be held either at 7 p.m. (with Friday’s Family Night scrimmage at 6:30 p.m.) or 3:30 p.m. for the next two weeks. Following the second preseason game, practices shift to late morning, beginning at either 11:15 a.m. or 11 a.m.


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23 Responses to “Harrell leads successful 2-minute drill”

  1. By Marilyn Hamner on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Graham Harrell is loved by Texas Tech. We have seen this so many times – breaking every record there was to break. Green Bay is in for a real treat with this one. Keep the faith!

  2. By BIG CHEESE on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    This guy is going to be the real deal! He’s going to be better, than even Rodgers. Whata dilema! Keep Rodgers, or let him go in two years so Harrell can rip up defenses….

  3. By overkill on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Better than Rodgers? I’m expecting him to be better than critics have been predicting following the departure of Flynn, but let’s wait and watch before proclaiming him king of sling.

  4. By BIG CHEESE on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Real BIG CHEESe here, previous comment is the idiot who has been playing games for the pas few weeks. You’re an idiot …..

  5. By Cali Packers Fan on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Just ignore the guy, B-Cheese. He is not worth it. You will never be able to quarrel with him, since he is definatly smarter than you are.

  6. By Bears Year Ahead on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    The “real Big Cheese” here! Who’s the idiot!? Patents on cheese are hard to come by, but stooooooopidity comes naturally! You’re living proof.

  7. By BIG CHEESE on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    The anonymity the internet provides is a convenient tool for little punks who wouldn’t have the stones to come face to face and talk the doo-doo this whacko spews, with someone who would bust them up. Go Pack Go….

  8. By BIG CHEESE on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    What I’m trying to say is…WAAAAAAHHHH WAAAAAAAHHHH…sniff….sniff….WAAAAAHHHH WAAAAAAAAHHHH.
    sorry for being such a crybaby

  9. By PackAttack95 on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Harrell will be good enough for a back up spot, but i dont believe he will develop like flynn did. I see Harrell staying with green bay and keeping a secure job, rather than testing the free agent market and landing a big deal with another team. If it does turn out that way, great for Harrell. Im excited to see him this preseason

  10. By Bears Year Ahead on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Dear Big Cheese-

    If you’re not a total idiot, I’ve never met one! Keep hiding behind your lame-arse name. I’ve puked all over morons like you!

  11. By BIG CHEESE on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have to admit, you’ve stuck around a lot longer than many other’s who have come to this site and been embarassed as bad as you have.I guess I have to give you credit for that. But then again, some people get off on being humiliated and abused. As many years as I’ve been on here, you’re the sickest puppy I’ve ever encountered. I work with mentally ill people every day, so I have to take a break from messing with you; having fun and making you look silly is too easy, but it’s probably unethical, given my profession. And I’m kind of starting to feel guilty. I’m done messing with you! There are other’s who actually want to talk Packer Football on these blogs, and it isn’t fair to them. Later kiddo…

  12. By Andy on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    this whole BIG CHEESE thing is pretty fascinating, i’m smelling a mention of this bizarreness in a future documentary about the weird lives of bloggers.

  13. By populationplusone on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    He made one drive in practice. Were talking about practice. Not the game….practice.

  14. By Marilyn Hamner on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    I made a comment about Graham Harrell that was my opinion of watching him play since high school – I never said he would be Aaron Rogers or Matt Flynn – I just said he was fun to watch. Hopefully he will disappoint ALL of you and be a great back-up.. but if not, he is the kind of person that will go in to coaching as his grandfather, father and brother have done. It is so sad there can’t be some intelligent comments – there are some really stupid people in the world and they all hid behind some stupid name to remain anonymous. Go Packers!

  15. By Nk on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    Wont matter when we bring in Colt.

  16. By overkill on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    He’ll be fine. Better than Ponder at least.

  17. By Marilyn Hamner on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    Nk thanks for the afternoon laugh!

  18. By Bears Year Ahead on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    Trust yourself…(that would mean your guts)….if Rodgers goes down your beloveds are TOTAL TOASTQ!

  19. By wonhonglo on Aug 2, 2012 | Reply

    and when cutler goes down (again), the bears will be done (again).

  20. By Sheldon Clark on Aug 3, 2012 | Reply

    i also think BIG CHEESE thing is fascinating,
    kind a funny too.

  21. By sam on Aug 3, 2012 | Reply

    Cutler likes to sit out, Rodgers doesn’t like to be out. ;)

    Anyways, if Harrell becomes that good, could he possibly peak after Rodgers becomes old and retires?

  22. By doug on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    Harrell better than Rodgers?? One thing everyone needs to realize about the Green Bay Packers is that when we find a QB suck as Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron rodger WE DONT LET THEM GO

  23. By doug on Aug 4, 2012 | Reply

    correction on previous post such as ( not suck as)

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