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Favreageddon 2: Big Game News

From: Guest Senior Writer jclombardi @

1. Previews: PreviewPass protection paramount. Beating Vikings.

2. The Big Game: Beyond a “Pack” house of fans, celebrities, sports stars and Fortune 500 executives will in attendance for the Sunday game. FOX’s pregame show will be about it.  The Pack are now a legitimate playoff contender. Right or wrong, Sunday’s game is the ultimate referendum of the Packers’ decision to jettison their iconic legend.

3. Greeting Favre: Players and coaches reactions. LeRoy Butler advises: Boo him.  MJS Editor Howard: Cheer him.   Third way:  Dead and utter silence.  A MJS poll results: Boo him (44%); Cheer him (36%); and Do nothing (20%).

4. Practice reports–Green & Tauscher ready: S Martin, FB Hall, C Wells, C Spitz, WR Nelson, and TE Finley didn’t participate in practice.  CB Woodson, LT  Clifton and LB Matthews only took part in jogthroughs. The starting tackles appear to be LT Lang and RT Barbre.  Clifton and Tauscher rotated in as pair during jogthroughs.  RB Green got reps as a backup and 3rd down RB.

5. Favre About Big Game: Favre downplays return. Favre Downplays Return.

6. Roster Change: Packers stayed in-house to replace injured WR Swain elevating practice squad WR Allen to the 53-man roster.

7. How to pressure Favre: How effective Caper’s defensive blitz scheme can be compared to the awful 1st game.

8. Favre’s comparison comments & reactions: 1996 Packers vs 2009 Vikings.   Former teammates take issue with Favre.   Favre ’96 vs. Favre ’09.

9. Favre Trade: Both Sides Won? Rodgers finally wins them over?

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