Friday, September 01, 2006

Pack vs. Titans - Halftime Report

Score: 14-7 Titans.

Titans went ahead due to a fumble by QB Aaron Rodgers deep in Packers territory.

The rest of the 2nd quarter was fairly uneventful, except for the continuing trend -- albeit mostly by non-starters -- of lack of tackling, pass rush and pass coverage. A Titan tight end got waaaaaaay past Ahmad Carroll (shocking!) for a large gain. The Packers are having a hard time throughout the pre-season in stopping the opponents on 3rd down; announcers noted that opponents are converting about 60 percent of their 3rd downs against the Packers...a totally unacceptable percentage by all standards.

It should be noted, too, that neither Al Harris or Charles Woodson suited up for play today. No injuries, just resting up for Da Bearz.

Punter Jon Ryan was booming kicks with great hang times once again. The only problem was the coverage teams were, again, not tackling well thus negating some of that great punt yardage.

The Packers had the ball on offense for only 10 of the first 30 minutes of the game.

The halftime score could have and probably should been either 21-7 or 17-7 Titans. They had the ball well inside the Packers' red zone area and due to poor time management and the failure of a receiver to get out of bounds, they were unable to get their field goal team on in time for a kick. As Packers' radio announcer (and former center) Larry McCarren said as the teams went off the field, "Well, they have their issues and we have ours." Indeed.