On Sunday night, the Packers hosted their annual family night scrimmage. The scrimmage doesn't say a lot about the team, but I still came away with a few points after watching it.
- The first team offensive line dominated the second team defensive line, so any big runs by RBs Brandon Jackson or Vernand Morency don't mean much, and poor rushing games by RBs Noah Herron and Kregg Lumpkin don't either.
- There was little pass offense. QB Aaron Rodgers' poor stats were publicized, but QBs Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn weren't sharp either. The quarterbacks did look out of synch, but the receivers struggled to get open, and the secondary did a good job, although the defense did get away with a couple penalties.
- S Aaron Rouse had the only turnover in the game, an interception by Rodgers, but on the next series he whiffed on an open field tackle of Morency to balance out an uneven night.
- Starting S Nick Collins ended the night playing cornerback on the 3rd string defense. Don't write him off yet, but he might be in danger of losing his starting safety job.
- Rookie 4th round pick DE Jeremy Thompson stood out on a few plays. He had a sack, batted down a pass, and ran down Morency after a long gain. He's been quiet so far in training camp, but the scrimmage might be a sign of good things to come.