Larrivee: Packers 1st team from 'very solid' to 'really sharp'

Aug 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) hands the ball off to running back Eddie Lacy (27) against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at Edward Jones Dome. Image by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Larrivee: Packers 1st team from 'very solid' to 'really sharp'

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Aug 18, 2014

For the first time this preseason, Green Bay Packers fans saw the true first team offense and defense perform for somewhat extended action.

620WTMJ Packers voice Wayne Larrivee said on "Wisconsin's Morning News" Monday that there were few chinks in the armor for the first team units in their 21-7 win over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.

Larrivee explained that for the first team offense, "the Packers looked really sharp in all phases, running the football, throwing the football.  Their first couple of drives were, I thought, very impressive."

Those drives created 10 points:
- A touchdown on 12 plays, 78 yards
- A field goal on 12 plays, 80 yards

"That was a good start against a defensive front that had all of their people except one....that's a very good collection of defensive linemen (the Packers faced)."

Defensively, the first unit allowed two long drives, but only one produced points for the Rams who have a proven quarterback in Sam Bradford.

"Very solid, solid all the way through," said Larrivee.  "Bradford was kind of getting his feet wet.  He was seeing his first snaps of the summer in a game situation.  I think the defense has been fairly solid throughout the preseason.  Even the first unit I thought in Tennessee was fine in that rain."

Listen to Larrivee's complete thoughts about the Packers Monday morning, including the development of wide receiver Jeff Janis, in our Soundcloud player.

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Jay Sorgi, a lifelong sports fanatic, is an editor for He's also a reporter for 620WTMJ and the Packers Radio Network.