3 Questions: Packers Edition

Todd Korth of PackerReport.com gives us the answers to three questions Panthers fans have about the Packers.

1) There is a growing perception that Brett Favre is pressing too hard and has lost a step. Is this true, from a Packers point of view?

Korth: No. Favre has never had any kind of quickness, but relies more on his instinct and strength to avoid sacks. He is in great shape, thanks to his off-season workout program. He has simply made some poor decisions throwing the ball in the first three games and that has resulted in seven interceptions. He also fumbled the ball away once while setting up to pass. If Favre makes better decisions throwing the ball, the Packers are probably not 0-3.

2) How is the rebuilt Packers offensive line coming together?

Korth: The line is a far cry from what it was last year when Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera were the starting guards. With both of those veterans gone, the Packers have gone with free agent Adrian Klemm at left guard and seventh-round draft pick Will Whitticker at right guard. They are playing between veteran tackles Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher, and veteran center Mike Flanagan. Flanagan is coming off a knee surgery from a year ago that caused him to miss the final 13 games. He clearly has not been the same. With Klemm and Whitticker feeling their way, the line has yet to jell and the running game has suffered.

3) Why aren't the Packers utilizing Ahman Green like they have in years past?

Korth: That's a question many Packers fans have been asking the past couple of weeks. Green hasn't carried the ball more than 19 times in any game this season. His single-game rushing high thus far is 58 yards. He been named to the Pro Bowl four straight seasons, but Mike Sherman, the coach and play caller, has seemed to forget that fact.

In Sherman's defense, the line hasn't been giving Green much running room when he has had the chance to carry the ball. The Packers have trailed in all three of their games, though not by much, and they have been forced to pass.


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