"And certainly that would be a good thing to do".
"Well, I think you have to realize that any time you acquire a player, whether it's through the draft, free agency, regardless of the time of year, it's a process".
A win Sunday would be a good start. And during that stretch, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was performing an an unprecedented level. It is a matchup that is highly anticipated and should end up being one of the best games in Week 1. They had the best team. Taylor's spot was never in jeopardy, but it's now abundantly clear where the Packers stand on the former undrafted free agent, who stepped into the starting guard spot after the team cut Josh Sitton a year ago. This year, the rules allow two players to be designated to return. Detroit was next at No. 13 (22.4). He went to Atlanta instead and had a strong preseason with the Falcons (two sacks, four tackles for loss) before the team cut him in hopes of stashing him on the practice squad. Green Bay was next at No. 7 (7.01).
For the first time in a decade, the Minnesota Vikings are opening a season without Adrian Peterson. Chicago was next at No. 22 (40.5).
Zimmer was asked that exact question toward the end of training camp.
Then word came toward the end of practice that James Jones was officially calling it a career.
"We don't put extra pressure on these games", Rodgers said.
The Lions, meanwhile, set the National Football League record for highest completion percentage allowed (72.7). While the Packers will win, this will be a must-watch game for any football fan.
And the Bears were, well, the Bears. They're confident enough in the third-year receiver abilities that they were comfortable trading Jermaine Kearse to the New York Jets late last week.
There are reinforcements on the way around the division.
Pass coverage was porous last season at cornerback, so general manager Ted Thompson brought back former Packer Davon House as a free agent, and selected Kevin King with the top pick in the second round of the draft to bolster the position. "So we'll just have to see".
That, of course, is another matter entirely. Second round pick Teez Tabor should help that struggling secondary (or at least give me a ton of opportunities to make "Teez nuts" jokes in this year's NFL Recaps) but this defense looks like a big reason why Detroit still won't make consecutive playoff appearances since 1995.