Analyst says Tolzien's practice squad presence 'tremendous advantage' for Packers
It's one of the most anticipated season-opening games in recent years for the Green Bay Packers.
Yet the guy who could play one of the biggest roles in the game will probably never take the field.
The Packers signed former Badgers and 49ers quarterback Scott Tolzien to the practice squad, and an ESPN expert who has experience with the 49ers says the knowledge the Packers can glean from Tolzien may pay big time dividends in terms of knowing the 49ers offense.
There’s tremendous advantage, especially when you play the 49ers because of so much of their success has come because of (offensive coordinator) Greg Roman’s new wrinkles that he’s given to offensive football, the deception that he’s implemented into this offense," ESPN's Trent Dilfer told the San Francisco Chronicle.
"I think if the Packers handle it right – they probably won’t admit it on either side – but if the Packers handle it correctly and ask the right questions, it can really help them with some of the wrinkles the 49ers have that creates such a conflicts for defenses.