The Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy indicated that Aaron Rodgers as consistent during all his usual quarterback drills and in great form physically and mentally. If you want to see his singing skills, just put on some Sarah McLachlan as the couple busted out into “I Will Remember You”. It was the first game I played since the injury. It was a complete reversal from last year’s opener in Tennessee when Rodgers, receiver Jordy Nelson and running back Eddie Lacy all sat out, and the rest of the starters played no more than a series.
“I guess we’ll answer that at the end”, he said. “Every day, you’ve got to win to keep getting better”, Barclay said.
Barclay yielded two sacks and was penalized once for holding in a performance that became much more alarming after the injury to starting left tackle David Bakhtiari. Like anybody playing a different position, you’re going to want to give him some help at times, some body presence. His ability to make quick decision when the ball is on play is one of the components of the Packers offense that is called packaged play.
Barclay, who returned to the field for the first time since suffering a torn ACL that sidelined him all of last season, was thrown aside by first-year linebacker Rufus Johnson.
Campen said he expects improvement from Barclay in part because of his mental toughness, which he exhibited even before the knee injury, even if he doesn’t have full confidence in his knee yet. We got an very bad lot of man-to-man coverage down the stretch there, I don’t know if that would have been the case if he’d been able to move. “Don Barclay has always been that type of guy”.