Like last year, the Packers will start off the pre-season against the Cleveland Browns. Last year, the talk of the town was the new 3-4 defense.
This year, with serious Super Bowl aspirations, it's about filling in the loose ends and adding depth.
The defense however, is still a huge point of interest this pre-season.
You won't see much of Charles Woodson or even Tramon Williams and Nick Collins in this first game, but you will see alot from guys like Morgan Burnett, Brandon Underwood, and Sam Shields.
Also watch Brandon chillar at OLB, as well as Desmond Bishop who's playing for a chance to start in the regular season.
BJ Raji and Mike Neal are going to be very important this season and both are players to watch on Saturday.
Bryan Bulaga could start this year at LG and is the future at LT. He should see a good amount of playing time against the Browns.
Mason Crosby hasn't been connecting on alot of kicks this training camp and will be important to watch this pre-season.
Punters Tim Masthay and Chris Bryan will make or break their career with Green Bay by their stats in these 4 games. They are both players to watch on Saturday.
The Packers are super deep at positions like LB, WR, and TE, and I expect those players to take advantage of a weak Browns Team.
Colt McCoy should play alot in this game, but with little around him on the 3rd team offense, expect the Packers to get the better of him.
In last years showdown, the Packers blanked the Browns 17-0. I expect something similar to that this time around or maybe even better.
The final isn't important though, what does matter is how certain players perform. That's what I'll be looking for when this games is shown later in the week on NFL Network, which by the way, does anyone know when that is? If so just post it in a comment.
It should be pretty exciting, still can't wait for September 12th in Philadelphia. The road to Dallas begins here!