NFC North Daily: Hot Breakfast Links for August 10, 2012

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2012

Two overpriced preseason games down, two to go for this week's slate of NFC North action.

Not the best showing for the Bears and Packers last night—throw out the scores, there was just some awful play.

Not to fret though—long way to go before the season.

Let's get to it.


Chicago Bears 

One preseason game does not a disaster make, even if that game was a bit of a disaster. Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago blogged about what we learned last night and how everyone should put down the razor blades and Everclear and calm down.

Well he didn’t say that exactly but that’s because needs a tamer set of words. Luckily I am here to translate for you.

Dickerson also had a nice look at what we saw from Shea McClellin last night which was a lot. He’s still got issues, but you can see how good he could be.

Meanwhile Sean Jensen of the Sun Times takes a look at what went wrong, including penalties, issues with the offensive line and no pop to the offense. On the upside, he points to Alshon Jeffery’s great debut and the aforementioned Shea McClellin.


Detroit Lions 

The Lions take on the Cleveland Browns tonight and it’s a tad less interesting without Trent Richardson playing, since he has had knee surgery. That said,’s Justin Rogers gives you five things to watch for tonight’s game.

Over at the Free Press, Dave Birkett gives us a look at how issues in the secondary depth have allowed Bill Bentley to get a shot to start.


Green Bay Packers

At, Zach Kruse wrote a quick analysis of last night’s loss against the San Diego Chargers. As Kruse points out, there were good spots but a lot of ugly last night.

Also, Bob McGinn breaks down what he terms an inept start for the Packers last night over at the Journal-Sentinel.


Minnesota Vikings 

As the Vikings prepare for tonight’s game against San Francisco, Tom Pelissero at ESPN 1500 talks about how, while the team will be patient with Christian Ponder, they also need results.

Over at the Daily Norseman (where things happen to Norsemen Daily), Arif Hasan has the recap from Days 10 and 11 of Training Camp. It’s thick so grab some coffee and start reading. Lots of great tidbits in there as always.

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