Very few players will make the 2011 Green Bay Packers team tonight in the Pre-Season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, but many will make the cutting decision easy for General Manager Ted Thompson. 27 of the 80 players on the roster won't be on it by Saturday's deadline. The starters will work up a sweat in pre-game warmups and play perhaps a series. Many frontliners probably won't even dress out, like Charles Woodson or Jermichael Finley who is nursing a slightly sprained ankle. But for players like Josh Gordy, Chastin West or Vic So'oto, it's one of the biggest nights of their lives. Hard to spin this into a dramatic event for it is after, all pre-season, but Thompson, Mike McCarthy and the personel department will be casting a very discerning eye on the action. A couple of things still need cleaning up for the Packers and I'd like to see a more sustained attack on the ground, the Packers are averaging 3.4 yards per carry this summer, better pass protection, they've allowed 14 sacks. On defense, coverage communication broke down last week in Indianapolis, that needs to get cleaned up. I'll have observations on the game posted Thursday night and on the link below, some comments from the coaches and players on what they expect in the annual Bishop's Charities Game against the Chiefs.
The Packers break ground today on the 143 million dollar expansion of Lambeau Field. Construction will take nearly two years to add 6600 seats in four decks above the existing south end zone stands.