NFC North Know-It-All 9/3/13


Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Vince Young (13) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. The Cardinals won 17-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The two words to explain the last week in the NFL…roster cuts. Teams across the NFL looked to cut down their roster to 53 players. I won’t go over every single cut made by the NFC North teams outside the Chicago Bears, but I’ll do my best to indicate the ones that matter.

The NFC North Know-It-All is to help others, especially Bears fans, know what’s going on around the NFC North. And also give fans an idea as to how it will affect their play against the Bears.

Green Bay Packers

Biggest roster cut from this week: backup QB Vince Young. The Packers brought him in to backup Aaron Rodgers, reporters said he looked good, and then they just drop him flat on his face? Packers staff they

Who did they get to replace Young and settle as Aaron Rodgers backup? Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien, freshly cut from the San Francisco 49ers. I’ve heard that Tolzien has a plethora of knowledge. I think that the Packers just picked these guys up to try and get a leg up on the 49ers before kickoff on Sunday. Sly move? Yes. Smart one? Absolutely.

Looking ahead: The Green Bay Packers will face the mighty San Francisco 49ers in a rematch from the 2012 divisional playoff game. Did the Packers do their homework on Colin Kaepernick? We shall see…

Detroit Lions

Overall, the Detroit Lions didn’t make any extremely influential  cuts this year. Enough said.

This week’s Kyle Meinke wrote that the Detroit Lions have the oldest average roster age with 27.15. What does this mean? They’re trying to win now, and don’t have much time to waste.

Looking ahead: The Detroit Lions will host the Minnesota Vikings in the first NFC North game of the season. Will the Reggie Bush experiment pay off?

Minnesota Vikings

During his appearance on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Vikings QB Christian Ponder may have hinted that he might be running more this season. He talked about how there is a shift to quarterbacks like RG3 and Russell Wilson, and he considers himself a pretty athletic guy that can run well. Well, we’ve seen Ponder run a bit in the past because his line has been atrocious and that was his only option. Ponder has the best running back in the league on his team, he shouldn’t have to run the ball.

The Vikings picked up one of the players cut by the Chicago Bears…J’Marcus Webb. Webb wasn’t horrible, he was just an awful option to start at offensive tackle. But could be a quality backup for the  Vikings.

Happy Week 1!