Sunday, October 08, 2006

End of 1st Quarter: Packers 7 - Rams 7

The Packers won the coin toss and received the kickoff. After having a fairly good start, backup RB Vernand Morency -- who is starting again today because Ahman Green is inactive due to his hamstring injuries -- fumbled the ball on about the Packers 40 yard line. Not long thereafter, the Rams are in the endzone. Al Harris appeared to actually slow up after giving a slight bump on the receiver, allowing the receiver to go by him for an easy TD. Where have we seen this before?

On the next Packer possession, moving the ball on the ground and through the air very well, Morency again fumbled the ball; he did recover it, however. Coach McCarthy wasted no time in yanking him promptly and was giving him an earful on the sideline according to the radio announcers (am I the only one that listens to the Packers radio broadcast while watching the TV?). Noah Herron replaced Morency and proceeded to make the most of his opportunity. With some great run blocking -- perhaps the best we've seen so far this year -- Herron ran with power. He got the Packers first TD of the day (I'm optimistic!) after a defensive holding penalty put the ball at the two. Don't be surprised if Morency sees more of the bench today than the playing field.

Go Pack Go!!!