Linsley has good experience in first start for Packers offensive line

Corey Linsley. Image by Dan Koob

Linsley has good experience in first start for Packers offensive line

By Matt Trebby. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

A week ago, Corey Linsley was just the Packers' back-up center.

Now, he will be starting against the reigning Super Bowl champions next Thursday in Seattle. His start against the Chiefs on Thursday was a valuable experience for him.

"It was extremely valuable for two reasons," Linsley explained to Larry McCarren after the Packers' final preseason game. "Obviously starting the game you don't have a quarter to wait and ease in... Another reason is they've been harping on me to get the calls in faster and I felt like I did a good job of that tonight."

McCarren noted that Linsley appears to be able to make all the necessary blocks, which makes his only question mark a matter of confidence.

"It takes a lot of the nervousness off of it," Linsley said. "Am I strong enough? Am I quick enough? Am I fast enough? I don't have to worry about that."

So will he be ready for the Seahawks?

"Absolutely. I will be by the end of the week. That's for sure," Linsley said.