Nall makes debut

Packer fans got their first peek at rookie QB Craig Nall in Saturday's 20-13 loss in the preseason opener at Philadelphia.<p>

With Brett Favre and veteran backup Doug Pederson in front of him, Nall isn't vying for a starting spot. But he is out to prove that he has what it takes to be a field general in the National Football League.

Nall was 5-of-16 for 62 yards. He displayed a strong gun and was able to move the offense in spurts, although he failed to punch it in for a TD when the opportunity presented itself.

"I wish he could have completed that touchdown pass at the end of the game there, even though it wasn't much to go to," Head Coach Mike Sherman said. "I wish he would have brought us into the endzone, but I thought he made good decisions for the most part. He missed on some throws, but the decision-making was okay. We have high expectations for him so I'm not going to say that he did everything perfectly, that's for sure."

Nall, a 5th round pick, is trying to build on his successful debut in the intra-squad scrimmage last week. In the scrimmage he completed 6 of 12 passes for 102 yards and 2 TDs.

"I thought Craig Nall continues to do well as a young man we drafted and seems to have a grasp of the offense," Sherman said after the scrimmage. "Craig jumped out there. For a young guy to come in here and learn th t offense, I think he's doing a nice job."

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