My dad came up to me this morning and said, “What do you think the Packers’ first offensive play will be?”
I said, “I think they’re going to throw a short pass to the slot receiver and gain eight yards.”
He said, “I think they’re going to run directly at Justin Smith and test him immediately.”
That’s what the Rams and Seahawks did this season – punch the 49ers in the mouth right away – and it worked. I don’t think the Packers have the offensive line or the running back to do that. I think they’re going to set up the run with the pass.
If you were the Packers’ offensive coordinator, what would you call on the first play of the game, and why?