Ask Vic Halftime: I am officially happy

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 22, 2014 – 8:49 pm


Andrew from La Crosse, WI
Vic, after that offensive display in the first quarter, I am officially worried.

You were officially worried when you woke up this morning.

Tyler from Lincoln, NE
Great tackle by Micah Hyde in the first quarter. Covers like a corner and tackles like a linebacker. I feel like that’s a player who should play safety on every play. Do you agree?

I think he has that kind of ability, but let’s allow the competition at safety to play out.

Josh from Lincoln, NE
Is this really our first team offense playing?

Give Andrew a call. He’s officially worried. You can officially worry with him.

Tim from Clear Lake, WI
Can you really set a tempo or tone during preseason? In a few days a lot of these guys won’t be on the roster.

You can’t set a tone in preseason. All you can do is survive it and evaluate it.

Dustin from Maplewood, NJ
I’m seeing a lot of people say this is the best offensive line the Packers have had in years. Do you agree?

Yes, I do. What I’m seeing is a lot of people that refuse to believe this is the best offensive line the Packers have had in years.

Randy from Lakewood Ranch, FL
I am listening to the game on radio and it sounds like all phases are struggling. Is it as bad as it sounds?

It’s 22-7 in the Packers’ favor. What’s so bad about that? Six more quarters and the preseason will be over. I am officially happy.

Dan from Houston, TX
The defense isn’t perfect, but it looks good enough. Will that be enough to beat the best?

We have yet to see what Dom Capers has planned for the regular season. Julius Peppers got a sack the old-fashioned way; he beat his man. I like that a lot. Most of all, I like the way the secondary is playing. Their coverage is tight; it was last week, too.

Russ from La Crosse, WI
Two touchdowns, two attempts at two points. Is this going to be the norm?

It’s three for three now. It’s practice and the Packers are practicing 2-point attempts. I guess they figure they don’t need to practice their PAT kicks.

Jay from Arlington Heights, IL
Vic, missed tackles happen, but I’m seeing the big guys eat blocks and the linebackers running to the ball. I’m happy.

Did you see Datone Jones hold the point of attack and make the tackle on a run to the Raiders’ left? That’s very encouraging. Look for the little things.

Jerry from Wilmington, NC
Vic, did you get a chance to visit with Jones-Drew?

I’m going to run over to the Raiders’ locker room after the Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers press conferences, and hope I get there in time to say hello to a really good football player and a guy I like.

Jordon from Tampa, FL
Hi, Vic, I’m a big Packers fan and while watching the game I noticed a few players on the sideline were on spin bikes warming up. I wonder if the players could reduce hamstring injuries (that have been plaguing the league) if they would raise the seat to an almost full leg extension to stretch the hamstring out while pedaling. With the seat so low, they are only working their Vastus Medialis and Rectus Femoris. Just an observation I made. What are your thoughts?

Maybe they’re trying to work their Rectus Femoris.

Jack from Reston, VA
Vic, McCarthy said he wanted to try 2-point conversions during the preseason to prepare for when it is used in the regular season. While I see his point, wouldn’t it be smarter to practice extra points more, especially with the new rule change?

The PAT rule isn’t changing. The experiment ended with this past Monday’s game. It’s back to the 2-yard line.

Ryan from Irvine, CA
Vic, I just ran out of beer and it’s barely the second quarter (poor planning). What do I do?

Do you have a spin bike?



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