FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: NFC North. A look at the only aspect the Packers could really improve on: the running game. And he also discusses the Bears offensive line, which was as bad as it looked on Saturday against the Bills. The Bears are trying to do it the Packer way by developing an offensive line, instead of throwing money at an overpriced veterans. But the Bears appear to be headed into the 2011 season with a new starter at nearly every position and no Plan B in sight. Even the Packers have needed a backup plan when the original plan is a failure (see, Barbre, Allen).
Green Bay Packers news | With decision pending on left guard starter, Green Bay Packers T.J. Lang, Derek Sherrod split practice time | Green Bay Press Gazette. For what it's worth, I think they'll go with Lang, and I'm OK with it.
Packersnews.com | Green Bay Packers | Insiders Blog " Mike McCarthy: Lang graded out better than Sherrod. And so far, it looks like Mike McCarthy would go with Lang too. But the Packers don't always follow the advice of their grades. Scott Wells graded out as one of their best lineman after the first preseason game in 2009, and they still benched him shortly thereafter.
No sleep for Neal, Wilson - JSOnline. So I decided to break up this offensive line spam, spam, spam like post with a look back at the top two DEs expected to replace Cullen Jenkins. Though with B.J. Raji's move to the right side, technically they are hoping to take over from Raji. I'm not sure how many snaps C.J. Wilson played, but it didn't seem like it was many. And as Tyler Dunne points out, Mike Neal only lined up on 8 snaps, but he did make a nice tackle in the backfield. Not really a conclusive look at either player.