Brett Favre and the two quarterbacks vying for backup duty unleashed an uncharacteristic wrinkle in Green Bay's offense during a scrimmage Sunday: the big pass play.
Favre, Ty Detmer and Mark Brunell didn't have record-breaking wide receiver Sterling Sharpe to throw to. He's out until the last week of training camp after undergoing toe surgery.But the trio completed 31 of 46 passes to 15 receivers for 498 yards and seven touchdowns nonetheless.
Favre completed 12 of 18 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yard bullet to Anthony Morgan. Detmer, the former BYU quarterback, was 10-for-13 for 189 yards and three TDs, including a 10-yard score to Brooks.
Mariucci and the crowd were particularly pleased with two touchdowns from Detmer, the first a scrambling 11-yard sidearm throw to a sliding Jeff Wilner with George Teague covering. Wilner led all receivers with four catches.
The other one was a 60-yard scoring pass to Jay Kearney, a rookie wide receiver from West Virginia.
"That was a big play," Mariucci said. "But we're not so much a big play team. We're not going to throw the bombs up the field as much as some other teams do. So, our big plays are nice throws, nice catches, nice protections where we're moving the sticks."
There was plenty of that, too, as 15 players caught at least one pass and six caught touchdowns.
Burnell completed 9 of 15 passes for 135 yards, including touchdown passes of 43 yards to Dorsey Levens, a rookie from Georgia Tech, and 14 yards to Willie Harris.