No Mercy Rule In Effect, Even in Preseason


If there was a mercy rule in the NFL preseason, we’d be close to calling it now.  The Cards are currently down 31-10 with still four minutes left on the clock in the first half.

Last week I had the good, the bad, and the ugly at halftime.  This week, it’s all ugly with one flash of brightness.

Let me just get the flash of brightness out of the way now.  Beanie Wells. He had a very nice run for touchdown to cut a 24-3 lead to 24-10, before on the very next play from scrimmage was a deep pass for touchdown for Green Bay.

Now, the ugly.

The defensive secondary.  Awful.  I don’t usually put much stock in the preseason, but this is embarrassing.  Both teams are playing their first teamers.  No excuses tonight.

The offense.  Kurt Warner fumbled, twice.  Jerheme Urban couldn’t catch water if he fell out of a boat.  Tim Hightower not showing much.  Enough said there.

The run defense.  Non-existent.

Penalties.  The few they’ve had have hurt.

As I write, the secondary continues to be torched.  Should be an exciting second half.  Anyone want to guess how much the Pack scores tonight?  I say 60.  It’s going to be 38 here real fast.

Scott Allen