Green Bay Packers: 3 Players to Watch in Preseason Week 2 vs. Steelers

Dec 22, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Don Barclay (67) blocks Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds (93) during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-133030 ORIG FILE ID: 20131222_sal_sh5_037.JPG

Well folks, there is finally a preseason game in the books. We have had time to analyze, tout, and complain about anything and everything. However, it is important to remember that it is only one week. And it’s the preseason. So, let’s not jump to any conclusions.

Players have been working all offseason to get bigger, stronger, and faster. Coaches have been upgrading and installing schemes. The preseason is a perfect time for both parties to experiment with new skills or new plays or concepts. This is not to say that the preseason is not important, because it is very much so.

Players can show coaches what they’ve got and ultimately, play their way onto the final rosters in September. The preseason can be dually used as a platform to evaluate rookies, backups, and even starters. The further you get into the pre-regular season extravaganza, the more you get to see the starters and we get to see even less of the guys competing for a roster spot. Thus, the first couple of weeks of the preseason are very important for those who need to make an impression on the coaching staff.

Coaches might go into the preseason thinking one thing and leave thinking another. For the Green Bay Packers, there are a handful of guys who are looking to show out vs Pittsburgh this Thursday. Some Packers players have more to prove than others. On the following pages are three guys that I believe you should pay particular attention to.

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