Packers Week 2 Excitement Meter
The excitement meter returns for another week. For those unfamiliar with the post, we’re looking our excitement about different players. We pick five out. Sometimes, they’re the same from week to week, but we try to separate it if possible. Green Bay still showed some promise out there. It’s a weird start to the season with potential dreams of 2-0, realistic thoughts of 1-1 and nightmares of 0-2. Maybe that’s due to playing two division games in the first two games of the season. Either way, Packers fans should be content with a 1-0-1 start.
Category Five Excited: David Bakhtiari – People shouldn’t bring up Everson Griffin around the Packers because David Bakhtiari shut him down. He played great on Aaron Rodgers’ blind side. With the quarterback’s knee in shambles, the offensive line needed to show up and Bakhtiari lead the way. Green Bay’s line did a great job versus Minnesota’s fierce pass rush. Bak deserves a ton of credit. People need to realize him as a top five offensive tackle.
Category Four Excited: Jimmy Graham – Here we go. Jimmy Graham had himself a good day with 95 yards and six catches. Rodgers found him multiple times in different situations. After one week of struggles, Graham found himself in the Packers offense. If not for two weak penalties, Graham would have added over 25 to 40 yards and a touchdown. He gets a great matchup with Washington next week.
Category Three Excited: Geronimo Allison – When Rodgers is high on a player, there’s a reason. He voiced his admiration for Geronimo Allison, and you can see exactly why through his first two games. He had a great touchdown catch in Week 1 then Allison played an all-around great game in Week 2. He blocked a punt to give Green Bay their first score of the game. G-Mo added six catches for 64 yards. He continues to be a vital part of Green Bay’s offense.
Category Two Excited: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Good news is Ha Ha picked off Kirk Cousins in the fourth quarter. It should have sealed the game. Bad news, there were way too many missed opportunities. Clinton-Dix seemed lost out there multiple times throughout the game. He was also late far too many times to the ball. I’m not a believer that he raised the bar from last year to this year. It looks like the same shit for him.
Category One Excited: Davon House – We mentioned this on the podcast, but Davon House is done. He cannot compete with the big dogs. We knew that last year, and Green Bay brought him back. I didn’t hate it because the secondary is so damn young. Still, he cannot be out there standalone against elite talent like Stefon Diggs. The 75-yard deep bomb killed Green Bay.
Next up: Green Bay heads back to Washington where they lost two years ago before they ran the table. Things are different though. No Cousins and old friend Adrian Peterson is in DC. Alex Smith is there as well. They struggled mightily at home last week versus lowly Indy. This could be a breakout game for the Packers defense.