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Everybody Is Moving On

The Packers back at practice post-Favre, the receivers and quarterbacks don't seem in sync yet, and Mike McCarthy's back to giving boring press conferences. The first preseason game is next Monday against Cincinnati and I'll be watching to see which rookie quarterback should be the backup. In the family night scrimmage, QB Matt Flynn looked better than QB Brian Brohm, but it doesn't mean much since both QBs were on the field for about 5 minutes each. I would expect QB Aaron Rodgers will start for a while, but then one of the rookies will get an extended opportunity to get into a rhythm with the backups.

Favre showed up in Cleveland on Thursday for the Jets first preseason game. It was an ex-Packers reunion with Favre on the sidelines, DE Corey Williams starting for Cleveland, TE Bubba Franks starting for the Jets, and former Packer draft choice WR David Clowney scorching the Browns secondary for two long TD catches. Clowney has speed, but being able to run in a straight line usually doesn't work in the NFL and he doesn't have the size to fight defensive backs for the ball, so despite his big game, Ted Thompson did fine by letting him go. Even Jets 1st round pick, TE Dustin Keller, was taken with the Packers 1st round selection when Thompson traded down. I watched to see how the Jets offensive line played, and their revamped o-line controlled Cleveland's defensive line in the first two series before making way for the backups. It's good to see their o-line is off to a good start because I don't want to see him get killed by weak pass blocking.