Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North columnist jclombardi's things to watch in preseason Packers vs Cards tonight.

THINGS TO WATCH

DEFENSE:

  1. How much pass rush will rookie DE Jones give to the line?
  2. How will DE Jolly do getting in shape for coming 2013 season?
  3. How will OLB Perry do returning from an injury?
  4. Who will replace ILB Bishop to solidify the middle?
  5. Can cornerback Hyde make an impact to make roster and until CB Hayward returns?

​OFFENSE:

  1. How will QB Young do? Packers need to determine whether he can be an upgrade over backups Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman. 
  2. With injured RB Lacy out with tight hamstring, who will stand out? Green? Starks? Franklin?
  3. How good do receivers Boykin and Ross look to be effective receivers with the Packers thin at the position?  How about the TE competition for final roster?
  4. Can rookie LT Dave Bahktiari do an effective job replacing LT Bulaga? ​

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

  1. How goes the kicking competiton between K Crosby and challenger K Tavecchio who can’t match Crosby’s leg strength but may be more accurate.
  2. Can KR/WR Ross do the job or will WR Cobb continue to do the return game?