The Green Bay Packers return to the practice field on Wednesday, and the game field on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers are now "over the hump" in terms of practices, with eight practices remaining before the regular season.
You may see two different versions of second-year wide receiver Jeff Janis this week.
Last year as a rookie he stood out in training camp and caught two touchdowns on two attempts. This season, he has been the exact opposite, though he did catch a touchdown in the preseason-opener against New England.
With three touchdowns on three catches in exhibition games, one can imagine the offensive statement he could make in four games this preseason.
"It was awesome," Janis said of his performance last Thursday against the Patriots. "I mean this time last year I wasn't playing. I was out, so just to be out there again, it felt really good."
Janis also said he understands the importance of performing well in practice and carrying it over into the game.
Fellow wideout Randall Cobb said some players react better to the pressure of an NFL game, even if it is preseason.
"The bright lights come on and some people, they change as players, so you like to see that and see how they react to a certain environment," Cobb said.
The Packers and Steelers are expected to kickoff at 12 p.m. Sunday. Coverage on WXOW News 19 starts at 11:30 a.m.