The Green Bay Packers have a serious issue on their hands. Thankfully, that issue isn’t the quarterback position, despite Green Bay being stuck with third-string signal caller Scott Tolzien. The issue the Packers are faced with is a defense that has become non-existent since superstar Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone.
However, that is a topic of discussion for a different article because this one is focused on the former Wisconsin Badgers signal caller. As far as Tolzien is concerned, fans should believe in him, as he is definitely the answer at quarterback right now.
“I was shocked the way he came in, the confidence and taking command of the huddle,” guard Josh Sitton said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Sitton wasn’t the only one who was impressed with Tolzien’s ability to handle the position he was thrust into unexpectedly. Head coach Mike McCarthy, who was irate about his team’s performance, was thrilled with Tolzien. In fact, it appeared that was the only aspect of Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that McCarthy was pleased with.
Obviously, Tolzien made some critical mistakes. With that being said, fans must remember that he, like Seneca Wallace the week before him, had very few reps with the first-team offense during practice. Not to mention, Tolzien was just promoted from the practice squad late last week. He hasn’t had much time with Green Bay’s offensive scheme so the fact that he had as much as success as he did is quite impressive.
It also didn’t help that players were dropping around him. It is never good to see Marshall Newhouse in at right tackle in the second half of the football game. It is no secret why Wallace struggled to find time to survey the field against the Chicago Bears. Newhouse could barely hold his own against the Eagles, which made Tolzien’s job that much harder.
Badgers’ fans know how talented Tolzien is, which is why it was not a huge shock that he played well. For that reason, there is plenty of confidence inside and outside of the locker room that he will get the job done against the New York Giants on Sunday, as well as, any other game he appears in after that.