Finally! We’ve reached the last game of the preseason! Football starts meaning something next week!!!

In between preseason Week 3 and Week 4, there were – gasp – roster moves! Perhaps the most surprising was the release of both punters, free agent Peter Mortell and veteran Tim Masthay, and the signing of Jacob Schum. People were… surprised, to say the least.

Same.

The Packers took on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for their preseason finale. And… look, I apologize in advance, because jeez, was this a crappy game to watch. Sure, it proved some points about position battles, but from a casual viewer’s standpoint… wow, was it boring.

The Packers only scored one touchdown, a five-yard pass to tight end Jared Cook from “Average” Joe Callahan. The Chiefs scored two TDs and a field goal. The rest of the game was quite literally all punts or turnovers on downs. So… I guess that gave us a chance to see Schum in action?

Schum had eight punts in the game, averaging 45.5 yards per punt with a long of 57 yards. Needless to say, I forgot about Masthay pretty quick. Schum hype train!

Rookie linebacker Kyler Fackrell was insane in this game, registering ten total tackles, six of which were for losses of yardage. That brought my hopes up for this defense.

Lastly, the wide receiver battle raged on. I love looking back at the comments about this, because it differs so much from what we ended up having at the end of the season. Exhibit A:

(muffled laughter) Oh man, remember when we still had undying faith in Abbrederis, even after all he did was catch a 40-yard pass in the preseason? And when Ty Montgomery was still a WR?! Good times…

Next week, we play real football! Off to Jacksonville!

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