Green Bay Packers: Takeaways From Preseason Week 1 Win Over Eagles

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

Through the first two weeks of training camp, the Green Bay Packers' crowded group of young wide receivers have largely echoed the same refrain about their competition for roster spots: It's all about doing something that makes you stand out. "We had a couple sloppy plays, but we stayed on the field".

As much as that impressed Zook, what Davis did in the preseason opener trumped anything the second-year receiver could have done this offseason. So he's worked on it, he knows it's important and he's come a long, long, long way. "I feel very, very confident with him catching punts, catching anything really". I'm eager to see if Hundley - who sparkled throughout the preseason a year ago - keeps passing tests and improving in Green Bay's upcoming games against Washington (Aug. 19), Denver (Aug. 26) and St. Louis (Aug. 31). But as impressed as Zook had been by Davis' YouTube-quality video snippets, they didn't showcase exactly what Davis was capable of with the ball in his hands like his 68-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first half of the Packers' 24-9 victory over the Eagles. Davis read the block and slashed inside straight up the field, too quick for No. 52 of the Eagles, Najee Good.

"I thought the blocking was really good", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at halftime. The guys blocked it up perfectly and we've been working on it for a long time. "We got a Lambeau leap out of it".

Davis has the tools to be a threat every time he touches the ball.

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Trevor Davis had no idea who Desmond Howard was. The offense rode the momentum the next drive out, finishing off a 5-play, 40-yard drive with a attractive pitch and catch from Hundley to Jeff Janis, another bubble receiver hoping to make the squad this year. In one play, Davis not only helped erase the memory of the muffed punt in Tennessee last November that cost him the return job but also might have won the job to start this season. The Packers experimented with him as the punt returner as a rookie fifth-round pick last season, and while he averaged 12.8 yards on nine returns - including a 55-yarder against Atlanta on October 30 that set up his first career National Football League touchdown reception shortly thereafter - his fumbled punt on November 13 at Tennessee was the last time he saw the field as a returner.

And I am already greedy for the regular season.

Davis also ran back his second return for 26 yards, giving him a 47-yard average on his two returns last night.

"It's just the chemistry", Hundley said about the touchdown toss.

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Now, Davis' focus is ahead.

Now the Packers might not have to use one of their top receivers, Randall Cobb, on punt returns.

The play began as Davis secured the catch and immediately moved to his right to make the first man miss. All three units - offense, defense and special teams - made big plays, and some of the sloppiness was to be expected in the first preseason game.

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