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'Everything I anticipated'

The wait for Terry Glenn's inaugural Packer catch wasn't long. The highly-anticipated event came with 12:47 remaining in the first quarter. Favre went to Glenn heading toward the right sideline, and broke his new receiver in with a pass that was anything but a "gimme."<p>

The pass was a tad high, requiring Glenn to go up and get it with Andre Dyson coiled for a strike. Glenn pulled it down for an 8-yard gain.

"It felt good," Glenn said. "It was everything I anticipated. The crowd was behind me 100 percent."

For Glenn, the pass was more than an 8-yard gain. It was a milestone, coming from Favre and coming on the Lambeau Field turf.

"Brett gave me that first catch," Glenn said. "I was wondering what it was going to be like after I made that first catch from the Hall of Famer. It was great. The fans really backed me."

The former New England star said that hearing the Lambeau Field faithful erupt in cheers after his first catch was the "highlight of the whole transition" to a new team.

Glenn finished with two catches for 33 yards, a 16.5 average. His second catch was a 25-yarder from Doug Pederson.

The pair of receptions in one half of play was enough to make Glenn feel comfortable with his new team and its regular-season opener just 9 days away.

"I pride myself on coming in and having someone think I'm not ready or I do know the plays and I get out there and do it," Glenn said. "I'm used to that.

"I could have played a full game tonight," Glenn said. "By next week, I'll definitely be ready to play a full game. "

Glenn's last pro catch was Dec. 16 in New England's win at Buffalo.

If Glenn stood up to the mental test of knowing this offense, he also passed the physical test with flying colors. The receiver said he took some hard hits especially to his knee, and felt fine during and after the game.

Coach Mike Sherman was also satisfied with Glenn's performance Friday. Admittedly, Sherman held Glenn back as an extra precaution Monday night. The coach reiterated that he wasn't the one most concerned with Glenn's playing time,

"Terry Glenn needed to see Terry Glenn," coach Mike Sherman said when asked if he needed to see Glenn in action Friday night. "He wanted to prove it to his teammates more than anybody. I have a lot of confidence in Terry's ability but I think he wanted to demonstrate that he can do some things, and he did.

"Other than his dropped catch on the sidelines that he should've caught, I thought he made a huge play beating a guy underneath in the seam down in the red zone. So, I thought he did a nice job."


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