News now! Is this the ‘big one’ of the preseason?

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 19, 2015 – 1:52 pm

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Technically, it’s still training camp, but Wednesday’s practice had a decidedly regular-season-like look and feel to it. The Packers looked more as you would expect of a team preparing to play a game, as opposed to a field full of young players attempting to make an impression.

The best impression they can make will be a strong performance in Pittsburgh on Sunday, in preseason game No. 2.  Normally, the third game is the peak of the preseason, but based on the long week of preparation the Packers have had for this game, this one might be the feature attraction. Coach Mike McCarthy said earlier on Wednesday his team is in an in-season routine. It blends well with the 1 p.m. (EDT) kickoff.

Today’s practice featured half-lines, a run-heavy team period and a full complement of special teams drills. The latter has become the trademark of this year’s camp. If a team gets what it emphasizes, the Packers should be strong on special teams this year.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.

 


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