In his first preseason game as the undisputed starter, QB Aaron Rodgers played against Cincinnati, who's defense was mediocre to awful in 2007. In his second preseason game, he plays San Francisco, and their defense was even worse in 2007. Plus, their leading pass rusher, DT Bryant Young had 6 sacks in 2007, retired. Everyone should be concerned if he struggles against them, although I don't expect that he will.
Mike McCarthy seemed in a good mood going into the game, but he's still painting a rosy picture. When asked about TE Tory Humphrey, who should have a big role in the offense because he's taking the place of TE Bubba Franks, he said he's played very well, although McCarthy confronted Humphrey on the sidelines last week after he was the intended receiver during QB Brian Brohm's interception.
Everyone who's healthy should play in San Francisco. WR Ruvell Martin is practicing, but will probably sit out after suffering a concussion last week. Here are the other guys out:
Not practicing are: Tory Humphrey, Orrin Thompson, Greg Jennings, Brett Swain, DeShawn Wynn, Desmond Bishop, Charlie Peprah, Justin Harrell, Ryan Pickett, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and A.J. Hawk. Ryan Grant is in pads but doesn’t appear to be practicing.