It's been kinda hard to figure what the Packers have been trying to do
with their quarterback situation this preseason. Aaron Rodgers took
very few snaps in training camp as the coaches tried to find a viable
back-up for their All-Pro starter. Graham Harrell struggled and was
released. Vince Young was brought in and most observers thought he would
be the guy. That turned out to be the wrong assumption as Young was
released in the final cuts. That left BJ Coleman as the backup and GM
Ted Thompson said at his press conference that they were satisfied that
Coleman could come in a win a game if he had to. That turned out to be
alot of smoke blowing for reporters as Coleman was released and 11 year
vet Seneca Wallace was inked to a deal. Wallace had announced his
retirement last week.
Do you, as a Packer fan feel good about entering the season with a
backup QB with no reps with the Packer offense in camp? Aaron Rodgers
has had concussion problems and small nagging injuries and is just one
hit from heading back to the sideline. I guess if that happens the
Packer season is over anyway.
The Packers also signed former Badger Scott Tolzien to their practice
squad. he was released by San Francisco last week. How much is this a
PR move or the fact that Tolzien can help them in their preperations for
the 49ers this Sunday..or whether they believe that Tolzien can
actually make the regular roster at some point?
It's been weird summer. Here's hoping we wont have to find out if Wallace or Tolzien can still play.
Going into the weekend the Milwaukee Brewers have used 101 different
lineups in 136 games. Not only that, they have used 8 different clean-up
hitters. Aramis Ramirez (66), Jon Lucroy (34), Carlos Gomez (15) Rickie
Weeks (11), Yuny Betancourt (5), Juan Francisco (3), Alex Gonzales (1)
yikes and Khris Davis(1) That's incredible and it's no wonder that the
team has struggled in the win-loss column.
The Marquette Golden Eagles have received a verbal commitment from a central Wisconsin 9th grader! Phillip Flory, who had a great summer on the tournament circuit, is going to be a freshman at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln. He is the youngest player ever offered a scholarship by Coach Buzz Williams. You'll be able to see him a gym near you this winter as he joins a group of younger players who are leaving their mark on the Wisconsin Valley Conference.