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hughest4
05-04-2008, 01:11 PM
Jordy Nelson news


GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was quick to characterize this weekend's Rookie Orientation Camp as educational rather than a time for evaluation of players. But that didn't mean he didn't come away with some first impressions of his newcomers Friday.

Among those who caught his eye was wide receiver Jordy Nelson, the team's top pick in last weekend's NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Nelson, who was the fifth pick in the second round, demonstrated sure hands and speed to get deep as the rookies went through drills at the Don Hutson Center.

"I really like the way he moves," said McCarthy, noting a catch he made on one deep pass, in particular. "You could see the patience he has with the ball in the air. You can see that he's an accomplished route runner. I'm glad he's on our team."

Nelson feels the same way and he's eager to get the chance to play alongside the team's veteran receivers like Donald Driver and Greg Jennings.

"Donald Driver is a great, consistent player, one of the best that's been around the last few years," Nelson said. "I'm going to hang around him and try to pick his brain and learn as much as I can from him."

With the Packers' relative strength at the position, some observers were surprised that the team used its top pick on a wide receiver. But while there figures to be plenty of competition for playing time -- with veterans James Jones, Koren Robinson and Ruvell Martin all in the mix -- Nelson is looking forward to mixing it up.

"I think this is a great opportunity," he said. "I just want to come in and be myself. There's a reason why they picked me where they did and I just want to play the way I've always played and everything will be good."

McCarthy also took notice of the play of his two rookie quarterbacks -- second rounder Brian Brohm of Louisville and seventh rounder Matt Flynn of LSU.

"You can see they both have a lot of experience, just the way they step into a huddle," McCarthy said. "Their huddle command was very good. They seem to be very coachable. The timing and those things will come. I thought it was a very good learning experience for them."

McCarthy said he wouldn't be afraid to go into the season with two rookies backing up first-year starter Aaron Rodgers.

"There's a good opportunity that could happen," he said. "We have a lot of work to do, but we'll have them ready to play. I look at it from the time frame I have to get any rookie ready to play. The quarterback position is clearly the one that's the most challenging because of what they're asked to do. I think we have the time to get that done. It's something we'll be prepared to do if we need to."
-madison.com

I guess this thread is for any camp updates i hear...to see how the rookies are doing, camp battles, etc. I'm going to sticky it and you guys could just use it as a reference or post in it.

It looks like Jordy Nelson is making a good impression and so are the two rookie QB's

hughest4
05-04-2008, 01:14 PM
Justin Beaver news


GREEN BAY — Justin Beaver's first play with the Green Bay Packers did not come at running back.

Despite his record-breaking career at UW-Whitewater, the 5-foot-7, 191-pound Beaver lined up ... at defensive tackle?

"Hey, I'm a great defensive tackle," Beaver said Saturday before the second practice of the Packers' post-draft rookie orientation camp. "I actually think I could play there."

Beaver was kidding, of course, and actually, it wasn't that out of the ordinary. In practice, when the offense and defense split up to work on their respective sides of the ball, offensive players routinely play unfamiliar positions to help out. Even legendary quarterback Brett Favre used to line up at safety from time to time.

The funniest moment of practice came when Beaver lined up inside and 6-8 tight end Joey Haynos lined up next to him at end.

"He's got about a foot on me," Beaver said. "Of course, everybody here's got some height on me. But I think I've got the heart to make up for it."

That's what Beaver is banking on. As one of 19 players participating in the camp on a tryout basis, he knows he's a long shot, but he has made an impression on coach Mike McCarthy.

"He's quick as a hiccup, as advertised. I thought he did a nice job," McCarthy said. "He plays with both excellent pace and tempo. He's got an excellent spirit, just the little that I've seen.

Beaver and the other tryout players will learn their fate Sunday after the personnel department and coaching staff huddles and decides which ones to sign to the 80-man roster following the final practice of the camp.

"We're going to have some good football players that we may not be able to bring back," McCarthy said.

One player who was brought back last year was running back Corey White, who came in for a tryout and was signed after the camp, spending the entire season on the practice squad. White, who is one of seven players from last year's team taking part in this year's camp, has his locker just around the corner from Beaver's and has shared his own experience.

"I talked to him. I told him I was in the same position last year," White said. "I told him, 'Just work as hard as you can, and don't quit. You only have three days."'
-madison.com

Is Justin Beaver the next Rudy!?!? It looks like he is doing a good job in his tryout so far, so maybe he will get himself invited to training camp. I'd like to see him at least make it there

hughest4
05-04-2008, 01:18 PM
Jeremy Thompson news


You'd have thought rookie defensive end Jeremy Thompson, a fifth-round pick from Wake Forest, would have come in with a decided advantage thanks to his older brother Orrin, an offensive lineman who spent four games on the 53-man roster last season and spent the rest of the year on the practice squad.

But while Jeremy said Orrin took him out on the town with offensive linemen Tony Moll and Joe Toledo and kicker Mason Crosby Thursday night, his big bro' and the others didn't offer a single word of advice.

"No tips," Jeremy Thompson said. "We ate and were playing some video games. It was nothing serious. I just met them and hung out for a bit."

Orrin's presence will help ease the transition from college, though, Jeremy said.

"Having a familiar face in the locker room will make me feel a little bit more comfortable," Jeremy Thompson said. "But when it's comes down to football, football is football. It doesn't mater if you know somebody or don't. It's how you perform on the field."
-madison.com

Did anybody know that Orrin and Jeremy were brothers, because i didnt? I really like the younger Thompson and think he will make an impact on this team now and in the future. I guess Mason Crosby hangs out with all the offensive linemen...

hughest4
05-04-2008, 01:27 PM
Good story about Patrick Lee. Its pretty long though, sorry


Green Bay - Christopher Merritt has been around athletes long enough to become accustomed to their extraordinary abilities. This year alone, nine of his players at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami signed with Division I football programs. Before that, he coached in Europe. And before that, as a defensive back, Merritt tackled Big Ten receivers and running backs for Indiana University.

But even Merritt had to stop mid-stride upon spotting his defensive back, Patrick Lee, in the school parking lot years ago.

Dared by a crowd that had to see it to believe it, Lee neared a Volkswagen Beetle with a low, deliberate four-step approach, then sprung off one planted foot - jumping from the driver's side of the car to the passenger's side.

Lee didn't just clear the hood. He cleared the entire car, leaving even his coach wowed by the sight.

"This kid could jump out of the building," said Merritt. "He has springs."

In the Green Bay Packers' rookie orientation camp, which concludes today, there was no knowing how fast the 24-year-old Lee would jump ahead other defensive backs on the depth chart to develop into a nickel or starting cornerback for the Packers. In his very first practice Friday, Lee moved effortlessly through drills and at least on first impression looked the part of an NFL-sized cornerback. He'll certainly face much tougher tests in the coming months.

But this can be said about Lee for sure: In five years at Auburn in the tough Southeastern Conference, Lee endured a variety of experiences and persevered. And besides being athletic, Lee is gifted with a 6-foot, 200-pound frame ideal to play the kind of bump-and-run defense the Packers use so well.

"I would describe myself as an in-your-face kind of corner," said Lee. "Disrupting the wide receiver route at the line - I've got long arms for that, keeping him on the line, and that's a good thing. So yeah, it's very comfortable (to play bump and run in Green Bay). We pressed at Auburn 95% of the year."

Athletically gifted

Those who knew Lee back when, like Merritt, aren't the least bit surprised that Lee made it to the NFL. He stood out in the 1,400-student, all-male, shirt-and-tie private high school at Columbus, which boasts distinguished alumni such as Don Shula, Brian Griese and even Packers scout Alonzo Highsmith. There, Lee was a fervent defensive specialist in basketball.

He was equally tough in football.

"He was really good at blocking punts," Merritt said. "There was one time when he came off the edge and blocked a punt and the ball never touched the ground. He caught it point blank right in his gut and ran down the field for a touchdown.

"I also remember a kickoff return that he caught on the run that I don't think he even cut. Before anyone could realize it he was in the end zone for about an 85-yard return."

At free safety, Lee made his most acrobatic plays on the deep balls because he could out-jump the receivers.

That athleticism really revealed itself in track, where Lee won the Class 6A championship in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet 10 inches. He aspired to compete in track and football when he decided to attend Auburn, figuring that his long jump would really take off under the direction of a track coach. But with the demands of football and workout schedules conflicting with track meets, Lee gave up on track to concentrate on football.

Yet Lee's football career at Auburn was marked by highs and lows. Lee started the first five games of the 2005 season, but he said tendinitis in his knee sidelined him, and Jonathan Wilhite stepped in.

He played under three different defensive coordinators, but when he met Will Muschamp as a junior, the two found equal ground and Lee thrived. Lee won the starting right cornerback role midseason of 2006, and in his senior season he earned second team All-SEC honors.

"The big thing with Pat, now that I look back on it, I really think he lacked confidence," said Muschamp, who has since moved on to be the defensive coordinator at Texas. "I think he needed somebody to instill in him that he is a good player, and he and I were able to develop a confidence, because he certainly always had the ability. That's the one thing I saw in him change from Year 1 to Year 2. Once he got that he really took off."

Big-game performer

Lee's best games as a college bump-and-run cornerback and athletic returner were big ones. Against Florida his interception of Tim Tebow led to an Auburn field goal. Lee also had four tackles and two kickoff returns for 40 yards.

Against Clemson in the Chick Fil-A Bowl, he broke up two passes, had four tackles and had two kickoff returns for 88 yards.

Muschamp said he had no concerns about Lee's confidence now.

"No, he's very solid mentally," Muschamp said. "In the scheme we played in, bump and run, if you lose your confidence a little bit, it certainly affects you as a player. Sometimes you need somebody to give you a vote of confidence now and then, and I think he and I saw some things eye to eye, as far as how things should be done."

In the NFL draft last weekend, Lee was selected in the second round by the Packers with their 60th overall pick. Wilhite was taken in the fourth round, the 129th overall pick, by the New England Patriots.

For all the waiting he did in college, Lee is not envious of other NFL rookie cornerbacks who landed with teams with starting jobs open. He is willing to learn behind Pro Bowl cornerback Al Harris and Charles Woodson, and the Packers staff ever so subtly placed Lee's locker between the two.

Message received, said Lee.

"I'm ready to take it in," he said. "It's a great way to get in, to learn from Woodson and Harris. Those guys are great. This is the best way."
-jsonline.com

It seems like every thing i read about this guy makes me like him more and more. I didnt even realize how great of an athlete he was before reading this, plus he plays well in big games and fits our system perfectly. What more could you ask for...

twelvePack
05-04-2008, 04:12 PM
Yeah, that is crazy that he jumped over a Volkswagen. I still almost don't believe it. I hope he turns out good.

SamG187
05-04-2008, 04:24 PM
well now that were paying him, I hope he doesnt prove he can jump over a Volkswagon...no more jumping over cars haha

RcrkllrH2
05-04-2008, 07:46 PM
i LOVE this thread....keep up the good work!!

lavell12
05-04-2008, 11:00 PM
any brian brohm news?

hughest4
05-05-2008, 01:03 AM
any brian brohm news?

Yeah, actually the last third of the Jordy Nelson story is about the two rookies QB's. McCarthy says that he liked how they look so far and he would be fine going into the season with 2 rookies as backups. He likes the way they command in the huddle

hughest4
05-05-2008, 08:51 AM
'08 Rookie Camp Concludes


-McCarthy talked with the personnel department he expects to sign "about four" of the 19 tryout players, which would give the Packers 79 players on their roster heading into OTAs;

-McCarthy said he "would love" to seen Wisconsin-Whitewater RB Justin Beaver be one of those players "because he's been impressive." McCarthy said Beaver was one of the players he and the front office would discuss this evening.

-Comparing it to last year, it was significantly better (than last year) just off the overall group and we had some more players than we had last year. You could see the progression of practices, how they improved from Friday to Sunday.

-On P Kenny DeBauche: "A really good directional punter. I really haven't spent much time watching him, I spent the day with the defense, just trying to sort out the defensive backfield, but we look for him to create very good competition for Jon (Ryan) and we're excited about him, that's why we signed him. It's clearly one of the better workouts, I'm told, that our staff has seen. I think he's competing for a job, there's no doubt about it. They all are."

-There were no injuries

-On TE Jermichael Finley: "Very athletic. A little more length than I remember on film. I think he has tremendous upside, but just very, very impressed with his athletic ability."

-McCarthy indicated the Packers are waiting until the NFL decides whether or not to increase the rosters to 86, as to whether they sign another quarterback for training camp. That will be decided at the NFL spring owners meeting, May 19-21.

-McCarthy had an interesting take on the Vikings acquiring DE Jared Allen: "It's like anything, it's how you want to look at it. They got a very good player, spent a lot more money of their cap, so it depends on how you want to look at it. They're a good football team. They've done a good job improving their roster."
-Greg A. Bedard, jsonline.com

I wonder if Justin Beaver is going to be one of those 4 signings...we shall see. Its also great to see that there were no injuries because thats always the type of thing that you are concerned about. More updates to come...very soon

hughest4
05-05-2008, 09:01 AM
1st Tryout Signing is...DT, Fred Bledsoe. Beaver not in teams plans?


Green Bay - The Packers have told former University of Arkansas defensive tackle Fred Bledsoe that they intend to sign him to a contract, a source said.

That would be one player toward the "four" that coach Mike McCarthy indicated the team would sign.
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If I were a betting man, I would expect the Packers to sign a cornerback, safety and possibly a linebacker in addition to Bledsoe. Wisconsin-Whitewater RB Justin Beaver wasn't in the team's plans as of Saturday night, but that may have changed.
-Greg A. Bedard, jsonline.com

I guess its a nice signing. I just read on the Arkansas website that the kid is very talented, but somewhat inconsistent so i'm guessing the talented one showed up for tryouts. It doesnt really look like its going to happen for Beaver at this point, at least not in Green Bay

beast
05-05-2008, 12:28 PM
1st Tryout Signing is...DT, Fred Bledsoe. Beaver not in teams plans?


-Greg A. Bedard, jsonline.com

I guess its a nice signing. I just read on the Arkansas website that the kid is very talented, but somewhat inconsistent so i'm guessing the talented one showed up for tryouts. It doesnt really look like its going to happen for Beaver at this point, at least not in Green Bay

Yeah, but it sounds like the guy is just guessing.......

"If I were a betting man, I would expect the Packers to sign a cornerback, safety and possibly a linebacker in addition to Bledsoe."

My guessing it would be the BPA that they didn't draft for. So DT, S, LB, RB

Just my guess

Chitown packfan
05-05-2008, 01:35 PM
In reading what McCarthy has to say, I would think they are going to bring in Beaver to give him a shot. I would certainly read more into his comment about "seeing him come in for camp" that this columnist for the MJS. They can't even find the Spell Check for pete's sake!

hughest4
05-05-2008, 01:36 PM
Breno Giacomini news


Green Bay - Right tackle Breno Giacomini, one of the Green Bay Packers' nine draft choices, wasn't the least bit overwhelmed over the weekend when asked to take some turns on the left side during rookie orientation camp.

In fact, Giacomini is all for the idea of playing even more left tackle when the off-season program resumes in two weeks.

"I want to play," Giacomini said. "It's wherever they can find a spot for me. It will take a lot of work for left tackle vs. right tackle, but I'm a hard worker and I'm sure that won't be a problem."

Giacomini, a fifth-round selection from Louisville, played tight end in 2005 before moving to left tackle in spring 2006. He started there through the first two games that season before the regular tight end broke his hand and he was moved back to tight end.

In 2007, Giacomini was the starting right tackle and never even took a snap on the left side during practice.

On Friday, for the only one of three workouts that coach Mike McCarthy opened to reporters, Giacomini showed considerable athleticism pass-blocking from right tackle. When line coach James Campen gave him two or three turns at left tackle, the results weren't good but he didn't seem out of place, either.

"I was kind of rusty," Giacomini said. "But I can get better at it. It will take a little bit to get the rust washed off."
-jsonline

So i think this is a good sign from Breno. It seems like he has the ability to play either position and he will have a couple of years to learn from two of the best in the league. I really like what i have read about him so far

hughest4
05-05-2008, 01:41 PM
Matt Flynn story/news


Green Bay - We'll probably never know for certain the round in which the Green Bay Packers had Matt Flynn graded.

Suffice it to say that it was considerably higher than the seventh, which is where general manager Ted Thompson used the 209th overall pick obtained in a trade with Minnesota to select the quarterback who led Louisiana State to the national championship in January.

"I was shocked he was there," Thompson said a few days after the draft. "But that happens. The guys that are looking for quarterbacks, once they take one, they're usually not going to take another. Only hard-headed people like me do."

During the one minicamp practice that was open to reporters, Flynn didn't seem much like a seventh-rounder, either. Performing with the poise of someone who spent five years learning under Nick Saban and Les Miles, Flynn looked like a player who will be a factor before his days in Green Bay are over.

"Start from the bottom and hopefully over time and years work up the hierarchy of quarterbacks and eventually become a starter," Flynn said Saturday. "That's my goal. It's a crazy league. You never know what can happen."
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In a few months, Brohm will sign a contract with a signing bonus in the $1.2 million range, whereas Flynn's check will be about $60,000. Based on everything Flynn says, he will be genuinely happy for Brohm.

Flynn comes across as the ultimate team guy, undoubtedly a reason why not one of the seven personnel people who discussed him before the draft with the Journal Sentinel had anything negative to say.

But forgive Flynn if he isn't in awe of Brohm or Aaron Rodgers. This is a player who competed for four years at LSU with JaMarcus Russell, one of the greatest pure talents ever at the position.

"I don't get intimidated very easily," Flynn said. "I never have, really. I've always had an inner confidence in myself. Hopefully, my dreams will come true and I can make it in the league."

Patience is another one of Flynn's virtues. After redshirting in 2003, he started merely one game over the next three years but was described as an ideal teammate.

"It's kind of the same situation me and JaMarcus were in," Flynn said. "Brian is very talented. We're going to be pushing each other and it's going to make both of us better."

Flynn's technical foundation at the position came courtesy of his father, Alvin, who was a quarterback in college. Channeled into playing just one sport in the football-mad environment of Tyler, Texas, Flynn considers himself fundamentally sound.

More than likely, the 6-foot-2 Flynn fell to the seventh because of an average arm, the fact he was the shortest of the top 15 prospects and his meager total of 13 starts.

Flynn might not look like a top athlete but his 4.79-second clocking in the 40-yard dash was faster than the first four taken. He ran effectively in 2007, too.

"I feel like I'm an athletic guy and I feel like I can make most of the throws," Flynn said. "People in college said I didn't have that strong of an arm but that was after watching JaMarcus next to me throwing it 100 yards."

Flynn freely admitted that he "really has no clue" what the NFL game will be like. Yet, he thinks his blueprint for playing quarterback is universal.

"It's about being competitive, being unselfish and how you move the chains, run or pass," he said. "Just being smart, knowing what needs to be done in a situation. And, obviously, being tough so you can have your teammates behind you and have them respect you."

Off in the shadows, at least initially, Flynn intends to earn that respect.
-jsonline.com

Its great to see that Flynn is a very confident QB. He might not be the best prospect but i love the fact that he is a winner. I bolded the one paragraph in the beginning so it looks like he has been practicing pretty good so far...

SoCalPacker2
05-05-2008, 06:57 PM
Good stuff Hughest! keep the updates coming!

hughest4
05-05-2008, 07:11 PM
Justin Beaver news


Green Bay - The Packers have informed the representatives of former Wisconsin-Whitewater running back Justin Beaver that they will not be signing him to a contract.

The Packers will sign three players. Former Arkansas defensive tackle Fred Bledsoe was told he would be one of those people, according to his agent.

-jsonline.com

It looks like Beaver gave it a good run but wont be making it to training camp with us.

darkhorse27
05-05-2008, 11:27 PM
The Green Bay Packers have not offered Palmyra native and former UW-Whitewater Warhawk running back Justin Beaver a contract, but there is still hope.

We spoke with Justin late Monday afternoon and he says that the Packers informed him that they were signing 3 of the 19 players who were in camp on a tryout and that Beaver wasn't one of those 3 players.

However, the Packers do still have one open roster spot and Beaver says that the Packers told him that he is still in the running for that spot.

Beaver's agent Scott Smith had this to say, "The Packers are still assessing their roster size and position needs. They haven’t currently offered Justin a contract, but they were very impressed with his workout and he is certainly on their short list going forward. We will continue to assess Justin’s options with other teams while we wait for something to hopefully materialize with the Packers."

Beaver says he will continue working out in the hopes that the Packers or some other NFL team will offer him a contract. Beaver was in Packers rookie camp over the weekend on a tryout basis

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I think Beaver will get that 4th spot he is the guy u look for the diamond in the rough McCarthy was super impressed thats why he'll be the guy. You don't bring in 2 tryout running backs unless you would be willing to sign one. An Beaver impressed the coaches I think TT waits to see all the other teams signings and releases and barring any Erin Henderson or J Lehman's being released i think we give the 4th roster spot to Beaver. Wait until End of June to sign Ryan Grant that way you have a Roster spot for Beaver an you have seen what he can do.

Oh yeah Hughest4 great job on this Forum I read it/come look at it about 6 times a day.

twelvePack
05-06-2008, 12:01 PM
It doesn't look good for Beaver. Haha, say that out loud at work. Seriously, I don't think Beaver makes the team. I think the coaches liked him, but not a chance he makes our top three RB's.

hughest4
05-06-2008, 01:27 PM
Ken DeBauche news


GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Former University of Wisconsin punter Ken DeBauche is pleased with his performance during the Green Bay Packers' rookie orientation camp.

He said that he believes he punted very well on Friday, and also kicked well Saturday until his leg started getting tired. He said that he didn't actually do any punting on the camp's final day on Sunday.

His practice sessions started 45 minutes before the rest of the team's. That meant only he, long snappers Thomas Gafford and J.J. Jansen, special teams coordinator Mike Stock, assistant special teams coach Shawn Slocum, general manager Ted Thompson and a few other personnel staffers were in the Don Hutson Center at the time.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that the Suamico native is competing with incumbent punter Jon Ryan for the job.
-wisn.com

A little update on the all important battle for our starting Punting job. Who knows how well DeBauche actually did because i would doubt he would say that he did a bad job. I think Ryan has the better leg and should win this job again...

Chitown packfan
05-06-2008, 01:44 PM
I like DeBauche, I think that he has a ligitimit chance at this job if he can show placement of his punts. I was reading an article about him and his training that he did in AZ and then the punts that he placed while working with the pack. He was able to hit his punts to the right, left and dead center. Obviously things change come the snowy season but I still think he has a chance to make this team. Plus, he can hold well too.

hughest4
05-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Tryout Signing #2


Green Bay - Former Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Kyle Ward is the second person to agree to a free-agent contract with the Packer since the rookie camp, according to the school.

After transferring from Alcorn State where he ran track, Ward (6-1, 197) made only 15 tackles as a senior with the Rajun Cajuns because of injuries.
-jsonline.com

I dont know much about this guy at all but one thing i do like is his size. I wonder who else is getting signed from the tryout...

hughest4
05-07-2008, 11:54 AM
Tryout Signing #3



Green Bay - The Packers have also signed former Portland State CB Condrew Allen (6-2, 190) to a free-agent contract.

This is about all I could find on him on the web.

Even Portland State doesn't have a clickable bio for the guy.
-jsonline.com

Doesn't seem like the guy had a very good college career since his own team doesnt even have a profile on him. I'm guessing he must be a really good athlete or something because the coaching staff obviously saw something in him...He is a big guy at 6'2"

hughest4
05-07-2008, 01:39 PM
Fred Bledsoe Update


Green Bay - The planned signing of Fred Bledsoe by the Packers has been put on hold because the former Arkansas defensive tackle will have his ankle scoped on Monday, his agent said.

Steve Snider is still optimistic that his client is in the Packers' plans.

"(We're) still talking with the Packers," Snider said. "They say they want him back in six weeks after his scope."
-jsonline.com

That must stink for Bledsoe because he worked so hard to get on this team and as soon as he makes it...he gets hurt. Hopefully for his sake he will recover fast and the Packers will still give him a chance

hughest4
05-07-2008, 01:41 PM
Tryout signing - Ryan Considine




Green Bay - Former Lousiana Tech offensive tackle Ryan Considine said this morning that he has signed a contract with the Packers are will take part in the organized team activities.

Considine said he was pulled out of meetings before the end of rookie camp and given a contract by the Packers.

He'll work out at Louisiana Tech until the start of OTAs.

With three signings, the Packers have two rosters spots open. One is likely being saved for RB Ryan Grant (unsigned tender).

-jsonline.com

Well, best of luck to him but i think he has a lot of work to do if he wants to make this team, or even the practice squad. We have picked up a few good young offensive linemen already so lets see how Ryan Considine compares to them...

SamG187
05-07-2008, 02:24 PM
I wonder what some times are on these two corners? It says one ran track, and tha other one is only recognized by his mother, they must both run a 4.3, but like u said, real good size and tha nobody is almost FS size

beast
05-07-2008, 02:41 PM
sign Justin BEAVER!!!!!!!!

hughest4
05-07-2008, 02:46 PM
sign Justin BEAVER!!!!!!!!

I think they should sign the guys that could possibly make the team and help us improve, and i'm not sure if Justin Beaver fits into that category. I see us carrying 3 or possibly 4 running backs this year. Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson are locks to make the team, so that means he will have to beat out guys like Morency, Herron, Wynn and Lumpkin. I'm not saying he cant do it because he has defied the odds so far in football, but i dont think he has much of a shot

It would be pretty cool though...

beast
05-07-2008, 03:44 PM
I think they should sign the guys that could possibly make the team and help us improve

I agree


i'm not sure if Justin Beaver fits into that category.

ok, that's fair but I don't see the guys they are signing having any better shot than Beaver does?

Heck, of the two CB, the most we can find out is last year they had 15 tackles. That's because one of them has 15 tackles and got injured, and the other one we can't find info on.

Does a NT have a chances to make the final roster if Pickett, Jolly, Harrell, Cole, Muir, Conrad Bolston and Alfred Malone?

What about a OT, with Clifton, Tauscher, Colledge, Joe Toledo, Giacomini and Moll?

I think Beaver has as good of chance as any of those players that have signed, if not better chance them them, to be a good player in the NFL.

darkhorse27
05-07-2008, 03:46 PM
As much i as i want Beaver to be signed he is kind of the same exact scat back like Brandon Jackson but with that said i'd like to see him signed just because his upside could be huge if he is actually coached trained and competeing against NFL football players not Division III

hughest4
05-07-2008, 04:00 PM
I agree



ok, that's fair but I don't see the guys they are signing having any better shot than Beaver does?

Heck, of the two CB, the most we can find out is last year they had 15 tackles. That's because one of them has 15 tackles and got injured, and the other one we can't find info on.

Does a NT have a chances to make the final roster if Pickett, Jolly, Harrell, Cole, Muir, Conrad Bolston and Alfred Malone?

What about a OT, with Clifton, Tauscher, Colledge, Joe Toledo, Giacomini and Moll?

I think Beaver has as good of chance as any of those players that have signed, if not better chance them them, to be a good player in the NFL.

Yeah i know what you're saying. The only thing i can think of about those 2 CB's is that they must be fantastic athletes and they have good size. Maybe the coaching staff is hoping they can take that raw athletic ability and turn them into special players. I really dont know

Chitown packfan
05-07-2008, 05:16 PM
Yeah i know what you're saying. The only thing i can think of about those 2 CB's is that they must be fantastic athletes and they have good size. Maybe the coaching staff is hoping they can take that raw athletic ability and turn them into special players. I really dont know

IF...IF they were fantastic athletes don't you think there would have been others after them as well? I don't buy it and I am totally in agreeance with Beast on this one. WTF do these guys have over someone like Beaver? I don't buy the "fantastic athletes" thing at all. Not to get all over your stuff Hughest, I like what you are doing (with this thread). This is directed at the organization!

hughest4
05-07-2008, 07:08 PM
IF...IF they were fantastic athletes don't you think there would have been others after them as well? I don't buy it and I am totally in agreeance with Beast on this one. WTF do these guys have over someone like Beaver? I don't buy the "fantastic athletes" thing at all. Not to get all over your stuff Hughest, I like what you are doing (with this thread). This is directed at the organization!

Thats fine that you think that, and to be honest i have no idea what kind of athletes these guys are at all. I'm just trying to think of a reason of why they got signed over a guy like Beaver and that is what i could think of. There are always hidden gems and maybe these guys are it. I doubt any of them will actually make the team anyway, and that would include Beaver IMO

twelvePack
05-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Not to piss anyone off, but the bottom line is that Beaver doesn't have NFL size. We also aren't that thin at running back either. He was a long shot to make the team. Sorry, but where would he fit on the roster. I don't think the Packers were the best team for him to tryout with. I think he would have a hard time making another team too, just because of his size. I'm not saying he isn't a great athlete or hard worker, but it is the NFL.

beast
05-07-2008, 09:04 PM
Not to piss anyone off, but the bottom line is that Beaver doesn't have NFL size. We also aren't that thin at running back either. He was a long shot to make the team. Sorry, but where would he fit on the roster. I don't think the Packers were the best team for him to tryout with. I think he would have a hard time making another team too, just because of his size. I'm not saying he isn't a great athlete or hard worker, but it is the NFL.

I think with his quickness he should be in a zone blocking system, and IMO size does really matter with RB, at all. In fact small can (not always) be better, they can lose you behind the OL, better that way.

Maurice Jones-Drew is about the size of Beaver, so I think Beaver could do it if given a shot.

Also, I really not thinking most of these UDFA will be sign, I just wish we got to see Beaver in the preseason games, I think it would be fun watching a small little quick guy all over the field (or at least what I think it would be like) also I think he could be a #4 guy, he might be cut or they might keep him, be I could see him taking the #4 spot.

wissportsfan
05-07-2008, 09:04 PM
I could honestly see Beaver going to some place like Chicago with Benson probably gone for awhile.

beast
05-07-2008, 09:12 PM
I could honestly see Beaver going to some place like Chicago with Benson probably gone for awhile.

JMO, but he would be a bad fit with the Bears, also they draft Matt Forte', and have the first Adrian Peterson RB in the NFC North, and the smaller than Beaver RB named Wolfe (who looks bad in that system IMO and is mainly a return man after Hester), and then also Benson.

Beaver's agents said their were a couple of other teams looking at Beaver, and they named only the Bills. (Man the Bills got all the RB I wanted Marshawn Lynch, Xavier Omon, and now maybe Beaver)

I think Beaver should go to a zone blocking team.

wissportsfan
05-08-2008, 01:38 PM
Yeah I guess your right. I was thinking on the lines of because its the Bears and then they might keep 4 RBs because non of theirs is very good. Beaver could come out of no where and do something. Plus it's not that far away for him. I just hope Beaver gets to play in the NFL.

hughest4
05-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Yeah I guess your right. I was thinking on the lines of because its the Bears and then they might keep 4 RBs because non of theirs is very good. Beaver could come out of no where and do something. Plus it's not that far away for him. I just hope Beaver gets to play in the NFL.

I really dont think the RB position is much of a problem for the Bears. They got a stud rookie in Matt Forte, a good RB in Cedric Benson, and also Adrian Peterson. The issue last year was not the Bears running backs, it was the terrible Offensive line. Everyone wants to blame Benson for only averaging 3.4 ypc, but Adrian Peterson was averaging 3.4 and Garrett Wolfe was averaging 2.7. So i dont think it was their fault

Brunner
05-08-2008, 03:38 PM
I would not argue Benson is a good RB.

twelvePack
05-08-2008, 03:59 PM
I would not argue Benson is a good RB.

Me either, it looks like his feet are glued to the ground on some runs. He is way too slow hitting the line of scrimmage. The Bears ****ed up getting rid of Jones, but I'm glad they did.

hughest4
05-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Me either, it looks like his feet are glued to the ground on some runs. He is way too slow hitting the line of scrimmage. The Bears ****ed up getting rid of Jones, but I'm glad they did.

And i can understand why his feet are glued to the ground. He looks ahead of him and he has nowhere to go because the offensive line isnt opening up holes for him. I think most running backs would have done pretty bad behind that O-Line last year

wissportsfan
05-08-2008, 04:52 PM
I really don't think Benson will be playing football much at all this year because of the trouble that he's getting in.

Jimi032890
05-08-2008, 05:53 PM
I really don't think Benson will be playing football much at all this year because of the trouble that he's getting in.

after just this one thing, he should be fine with PT. If things keep up, then he might have trouble keeping a job. I just hope Chris Williams can make an immediate impact.

beast
05-08-2008, 05:59 PM
I just hope Chris Williams can make an immediate impact.


I hope he makes none. I think he will help the pass blocking but I'm not sure he'll really help the run blocking

wissportsfan
05-08-2008, 08:55 PM
after just this one thing, he should be fine with PT. If things keep up, then he might have trouble keeping a job. I just hope Chris Williams can make an immediate impact.

He might get a suspension sometime but it probably wont be real long, maybe a couple of games.

beast
05-08-2008, 10:32 PM
I'm still wondering is the Vikings LT going to get a suspension for his trouble down if Miami or somewhere......

Also some say Barnett could still could get a suspension, from his bar thing.....

So both of those players could still miss the opening.

I'm fine with what I saw from Bishop and really I think (don't know) the Barnett wouldn't all been told if he was.

I'm not sure if the Vikings have any one behind their starting LT or not, the last time I heard it was a no.

Chitown packfan
05-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Here is a little info on our Rookie Money allowance. With this figure don't we have a enormous amount of money that still needs to be spent because you can't carry most of it over to next year?

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080509/PKR01/805090559/1058&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL

Chitown packfan
05-09-2008, 09:59 AM
I really dont think the RB position is much of a problem for the Bears. They got a stud rookie in Matt Forte, a good RB in Cedric Benson, and also Adrian Peterson. The issue last year was not the Bears running backs, it was the terrible Offensive line. Everyone wants to blame Benson for only averaging 3.4 ypc, but Adrian Peterson was averaging 3.4 and Garrett Wolfe was averaging 2.7. So i dont think it was their fault

The only thing I would change with this post is..."They got a stud rookie in Matt Forte, a good RB in Adrian Peterson and also Cedric Benson."

beast
05-09-2008, 10:09 AM
Here is a little info on our Rookie Money allowance. With this figure don't we have a enormous amount of money that still needs to be spent because you can't carry most of it over to next year?

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080509/PKR01/805090559/1058&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL


Last time I heard you can still carry over to next year. It's through a "loop hole".

Also we haven't sign Ryan Grant yet, and I think some Vets may get a raise.


But back to the "loop hole", say your signing Ryan Grant. In his contract, you could write, if you block 15 punts you'll got an extra 5 Million dollars. That 5 million is on his contract and counts though this years cap. now if he doesn't block 15 punts, then they put the money on next years Cap.

Also most likely Grant wouldn't be on the punt blocking team, so he's most likely going to get zero, but that's the "loop hole".

hughest4
05-09-2008, 11:28 AM
The only thing I would change with this post is..."They got a stud rookie in Matt Forte, a good RB in Adrian Peterson and also Cedric Benson."

I really don't understand what everybody's problem is with Cedric Benson because i dont think he is as bad as people make him seem to be. I think most of the blame should be put on their O-Line because they weren't doing much of anything last season.

beast
05-09-2008, 01:33 PM
I really don't understand what everybody's problem is with Cedric Benson

I think his heart. IMO he seemed to always go down on first contact. And yes, Peterson (the guy behind him on the depth chart) isn't as talented as him, but seem to never give up, and alway tries to get every last yard he can.

That's my problem.

Also Benson ran T. Jones out of town and even though he was a Bear, I really liked T. Jones and wish him all the luck. Jones was what they had there whole offense set up off of, and then they trade him because Benson and him couldn't get a long, and then Benson couldn't step up it, and lead the team any where, like Jones did.

I also like Peterson and Forte....and I'm mad that got Forte I think he's going to be really good, he could have the best vision in the NFL. He seems to have/ or at least had this pre vision, where he knew where every one was going to be in 10 steps and he went away from that.

hughest4
05-09-2008, 01:55 PM
I think his heart. IMO he seemed to always go down on first contact. And yes, Peterson (the guy behind him on the depth chart) isn't as talented as him, but seem to never give up, and alway tries to get every last yard he can.

That's my problem.

Also Benson ran T. Jones out of town and even though he was a Bear, I really liked T. Jones and wish him all the luck. Jones was what they had there whole offense set up off of, and then they trade him because Benson and him couldn't get a long, and then Benson couldn't step up it, and lead the team any where, like Jones did.

I also like Peterson and Forte....and I'm mad that got Forte I think he's going to be really good, he could have the best vision in the NFL. He seems to have/ or at least had this pre vision, where he knew where every one was going to be in 10 steps and he went away from that.

I understand that he ran Tom Jones out of town, but i dont think Jones would have done any better then Benson did last year. That Offensive line did not perform as well, and the running backs werent able to do their job effectively. I really like Forte as well

Chitown packfan
05-09-2008, 02:48 PM
I really don't understand what everybody's problem is with Cedric Benson because i dont think he is as bad as people make him seem to be. I think most of the blame should be put on their O-Line because they weren't doing much of anything last season.

The NFL is a "what have you done for me lately" type of program. So...When the question is asked to Cedric he begins to answer with; um...hmmm...can I use a life line? Thomas Jones did pretty damn well behind that same line so where is your argument about his support there? I am sorry but I am no longer going to argue aabout a silly Bears player. End of story.

hughest4
05-09-2008, 03:04 PM
The NFL is a "what have you done for me lately" type of program. So...When the question is asked to Cedric he begins to answer with; um...hmmm...can I use a life line? Thomas Jones did pretty damn well behind that same line so where is your argument about his support there? I am sorry but I am no longer going to argue aabout a silly Bears player. End of story.

I'd rather not argue over a Bears player either but i'm just saying. In 2005, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson all averaged between 4.1 and 5.1 ypc. In 2006, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson all averaged 4.1 ypc. Why all of a sudden in 2007 do all of the running backs only average abot 3.2 ypc.

In 2005 their O-Line gave up 31 sacks. In 2006 their O-Line gave up 25 sacks. In 2007 their O-Line gave up sacks 43 sacks.

I would say their O-Line was a huge problem for them this past year

Chitown packfan
05-09-2008, 03:55 PM
I'd rather not argue over a Bears player either but i'm just saying. In 2005, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson all averaged between 4.1 and 5.1 ypc. In 2006, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson all averaged 4.1 ypc. Why all of a sudden in 2007 do all of the running backs only average abot 3.2 ypc.

In 2005 their O-Line gave up 31 sacks. In 2006 their O-Line gave up 25 sacks. In 2007 their O-Line gave up sacks 43 sacks.

I would say their O-Line was a huge problem for them this past year

Agreed

beast
05-09-2008, 06:18 PM
I'd rather not argue over a Bears player either but i'm just saying. In 2005, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson all averaged between 4.1 and 5.1 ypc. In 2006, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson all averaged 4.1 ypc. Why all of a sudden in 2007 do all of the running backs only average abot 3.2 ypc.

In 2005 their O-Line gave up 31 sacks. In 2006 their O-Line gave up 25 sacks. In 2007 their O-Line gave up sacks 43 sacks.

I would say their O-Line was a huge problem for them this past year

Could it be because they no longer had a #1 RB in Jones? I mean really the back-up usually do as good as the starter because when the back up RB is in their looking for pass on those plays.

Also the running game which they did have took pressure off to the passing game given them a lot more time, and they had to running game, so that hurt the passing game as well.

beast
05-09-2008, 06:21 PM
So as you might have heard K-Rob has been cut (:mad::(:cry:)............


any ways on a side note that means another roster spot has been open up...... get me some RB BEAVER :)

wissportsfan
05-09-2008, 07:20 PM
Yeah I didn't really think about it but your right Beast this does open up a roster spot. I'm hoping it's for Grant.

hughest4
05-09-2008, 07:34 PM
Could it be because they no longer had a #1 RB in Jones? I mean really the back-up usually do as good as the starter because when the back up RB is in their looking for pass on those plays.

Also the running game which they did have took pressure off to the passing game given them a lot more time, and they had to running game, so that hurt the passing game as well.

I think it could have something slightly to do with Thomas Jones being gone, but i dont think it affected them that much. I think Cedric Benson is a #1 and could have been starting over Jones 2 years ago. I think people just dont like Benson and will blame things on him when maybe they shouldnt be

beast
05-09-2008, 08:43 PM
Yeah I didn't really think about it but your right Beast this does open up a roster spot. I'm hoping it's for Grant.

From what I understand they were already saving a spot for Grant.


I think it could have something slightly to do with Thomas Jones being gone, but i dont think it affected them that much. I think Cedric Benson is a #1 and could have been starting over Jones 2 years ago. I think people just dont like Benson and will blame things on him when maybe they shouldnt be

I don't think Benson play in the system as well as Jones did. I think Jones was better in the system and more of a team player. I think Jones was a starter for a reason they were trying to make Benson the starter but he couldn't play as well as Jones.

hughest4
05-13-2008, 10:44 AM
For anybody interested...


Green Bay - I know a lot of you are chomping at the bit to get your Packers fix, so I wanted to remind you that the Packers are scheduled to have some open practices over the next month. Here are those dates:

* May 21, Wednesday: Practice open to the public at 11:15 a.m. (weather permitting)
* May 29, Thursday: Practice open to the public at 11:15 a.m. (weather permitting)
* June 4, Wednesday: Practice open to the public at 11:15 a.m. (weather permitting)
* June 11, Wednesday: Practice open to the public at 11:15 a.m. (weather permitting)
* June 17-19, Tuesday-Thursday: Mandatory mini-camp open to the public weather permitting (times TBA)
-jsonline.com

Brunner
05-14-2008, 06:57 PM
how long do these practices typically last?

twelvePack
05-14-2008, 07:41 PM
I don't know how long they last, but I think I might take the day off of work and drive up there. **** it, a short practice is better then a long day at work, hahahaaaa.

iam brett favre
05-19-2008, 08:46 PM
I wish there were more pictures of the rookies

hughest4
05-21-2008, 11:53 PM
Also, defensive linemen Daniel Muir (pectoral muscle) and Colin Cole (forearm), defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee), linebacker Abdul Hodge (knee), fullback John Kuhn (groin), offensive lineman Cameron Stephenson (calf) and tight end Tory Humphrey (ankle) will not initially participate but are expected to do so at some point.
-jsonline.com

This is just a little overview of some of the injuries we have so far. Not listed are Johnny Jolly, Will Blackmon, and Justin Harrell who will miss the entire 4 week camp. Its a good thing that none of those injuries appear to be serious because we are going to need those guys

hughest4
05-31-2008, 02:03 PM
D-Line rotation and Abdul Hodge update


Last week, McCarthy said it was very important to him to have all 13 defensive linemen on the roster entering training camp as healthy as possible. The Packers like to pad this position and not let it get thin, especially at this point of the year. Now five of them have been dealing with some type of injury.

Besides Gbaja-Biamila, defensive tackle Justin Harrell required back surgery in April after hurting a disc in his back while lifting weights. He's not allowed on the field until training camp while he rehabilitates.

Another tackle, Daniel Muir, injured his pectoral muscle and has been withheld from some practice duty.

Defensive tackle Johnny Jolly is limited with an injured shoulder, as is tackle Colin Cole with an injured forearm.

"We're just being cautious with those guys," McCarthy said at the time. "Because with the 13 linemen that we have, we anticipate that being the number that we will probably take going into training camp. We just want to make sure those guys are healthy for the training camp work."

For now, the Packers have Aaron Kampman and Michael Montgomery on the ends and Cullen Jenkins joining Ryan Pickett inside as their starting defensive line. Fourth-round draft pick Jeremy Thompson got some work at end in Gbaja-Biamila's absence.

Gbaja-Biamila is the Packers career leader in sacks with 74. He had 11 last year, including playoffs. Moving from full-time starter to third-down rusher recently, he has been one of Green Bay's most reliable defensive linemen, missing just two games in the last seven years. He sat out the Packers game at Dallas last year after injuring his ankle the week before at Detroit. It was the first injury to knock him out of a game since 2002.

While the line endured the temporary loss of Gbaja-Biamila on Thursday, the defense saw the return of third-year linebacker Abdul Hodge for the first time in nearly a year.

He has battled patellar tendinitis in both knees in his more than two years with the Packers. The tendinitis was so bad in training camp last season that Hodge felt sharp pain that affected his change of direction, explosiveness and his overall playmaking abilities.

The Packers put him on injured reserve rather than releasing him. It was a major disappointment for Hodge, who showed flashes of potential in his one season (2006) with 12 tackles and one fumble recovery in eight games.

Now he has a chance to resurrect his career.

"I think Abdul Hodge has done very well," said McCarthy. "It's nice to see him bouncing around like he did in his rookie year. I know he's very relieved after what he's gone through over the past year or so."

After getting more than one opinion, he underwent surgery on both knees last year.

"It's actually exciting to me now," Hodge said. "I can just line up, run to the football and react and use my instincts and do the things I've been known to do. I'm not restricted now, so I can just go all out and play."

Hodge practiced at middle linebacker Thursday behind Desmond Bishop, who filled in for Nick Barnett.
-jsonline.com

I figured that Cullen Jenkins would be seeing sometime at DT because of the injuries. I'm not happy that KGB is hurt but i am glad that Jeremy Thompson is getting some more reps. Also, its great to see Abdul Hodge back on the field and healthy

hughest4
06-04-2008, 04:01 PM
Less Practices


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- When it comes to their 2008 training camp, the Green Bay Packers will have to do more with less.
The Packers' camp, which kicks off July 28, will include just 23 practices -- not including the team's annual intrasquad scrimmage -- in part because the team plays four preseason games in an 18-day span.
Even though Mike McCarthy said Thursday that he's "comfortable" with the schedule, the third-year coach readily admitted it will be "different."
In 2006, McCarthy's first year, there were 30 practices plus the scrimmage; last year, when McCarthy gave the players Wednesdays off from full practices, the team had 24 practices, including one at old City Stadium, plus the scrimmage.
"We won't have as many practices, but we're at the point with our football team -- and we're fortunate (that) we are in year three -- that we can get things done in walk-throughs and jog-throughs," McCarthy said following Thursday's organized team activity practice.
Two Thursdays -- July 31 and Aug. 7 -- will be "rest and recovery" days, as Wednesdays were last year. And, being limited to an 80-man also lessens the number of practice repetitions needed, McCarthy said.
Because the Packers don't open up exhibition play until Aug. 11 on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals, the rest of the league will start before them. That makes the OTA practices and the June 17-19 minicamp work that much more valuable, McCarthy said.
"That factors into what we do in training camp," said McCarthy, whose team opens up regular-season play Sept. 8 at home against Minnesota, again on Monday Night Football. "With the workload that we have accomplished so far -- and the workload that we're going to accomplish by the third week in June -- paired with the training camp schedule, I feel very confident our football team will be ready to go on Monday Night Football against the Vikings."
-todaystmj4.com

My only concern is that the offense might need more practices with Aaron Rodgers being the starter...At least less practices should mean less injury problems

Brunner
06-04-2008, 09:35 PM
There are obvious pros and cons to this strategy. You can focus on the mental aspects of the game and keep fresh, but you also risk being out of shape and soft-hitting as a team. I trust McCarthy, and believe he would only do this if the team is showing they are ahead of schedule, but this will be telling if they Pack start off soft.

hughest4
06-12-2008, 05:35 PM
Injury Updates


Johnny Jolly (shoulder surgery), Justin Harrell (back), and Will Blackmon (foot) could all miss the start of training camp with their respective injuries.

All three had offseason surgery, but they're expected to be ready by the time the season starts. "We anticipate those guys at some point in training camp being ready to go," coach Mike McCarthy said, adding that Harrell is expected to be 100% by the time camp starts.
-rotoworld

We need Jolly and Harrell to get healthy as soon as possible because we are going to need them this year...and we are going to need them to be prepared for the regular season. McCarthy saying that Harrell should be 100% by training camp makes me feel a little bit better

hughest4
06-18-2008, 05:21 PM
Mini-camp Day 1: Morning


* Despite it being a Chamber of Commerce day outside (70 degrees and blue skies) the Packers were inside, just like coach Mike McCarthy said they would be. About 80 fans showed up and got to watch about 45 minutes of practice.
* The only players not present were DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee surgery) and CB Charles Woodson (personal issue). Woodson is expected to be on the the field for the afternoon session.
* QB Aaron Rodgers cut his hair and now looks like a "13-year-old boy," according to LB A.J. Hawk.
* Like I wrote about in today's story, the Packers must have liked what they saw with their blitzing during the OTAs because they were once again bringing the heat from a bunch of different places. And the players certainly are excited about it from the way they were talking about it in the locker room. But whether they carry it over into the season, that remains to be seen.
* Players that did not take part because of injury: DT Colin Cole, DT Justin Harrell, DT Johnny Jolly, CB Kyle Ward, CB Will Blackmon, OG Junius Coston, LT Chad Clifton and OG Cameron Stephenson. RB Ryan Grant is still out with his contract.
* McCarthy said Coston is fine and would be practicing if it was a game week. McCarthy also said that Harrell's rehab has been ramped up and he is ahead of schedule.
* McCarthy said while there is competition all over the field, "it's clearly evident" that Nick Collins and Aaron Rouse are competing at FS.
* Daryn Colledge got all the snaps with the first team at LG. Expect Allen Barbre to be there in the afternoon.
* Cullen Jenkins worked almost exclusively at RDT, probably because so many DTs are injured. Michael Montgomery and Jason Hunter got the reps at RDE.
* Mason Crosby missed one of his 10 kicks. The miss came from 30 yards with J.J. Jansen as the snapper and Jon Ryan as the holder. Crosby did hit later from 51.
* Rodgers looked sharp and his arm was really strong after the long layoff after the end of OTAs. Brian Brohm struggled a lot with his accuracy. Many of his spirals were poor and he threw behind receivers about half the time. Matt Flynn seems to be improving, which McCarthy later said.
* Tramon Williams was at LCB with Woodson out. McCarthy raved about Williams in his press conference.
* The offensive line won the one-on-ones 10-6. Josh Sitton was impressive with two wins. Hunter easily beat Tony Moll on back-to-back plays. Breno Giacomini got screamed at by OL coach James Campen for quitting on his first match up, but Giacomini rebounded to win his next two games.
* TE Mike Peterson made a nice grab at one point.
* The second-team offensive line was Moll, Barbre, Ryan Keenan, Sitton and Giacomini.

Mini-camp Day 1: Afternoon


Green Bay - For the most part the afternoon session went at a much slower pace than the earlier practice. But a spirited team session and the two-minute drill picked it up a little bit. Here's what went on inside the Hutson Center:

* C Scott Wells did not participate in practice but did ride the bike. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said he didn't know what was wrong with Wells, but it couldn't have been too serious.
* Jason Spitz played center, with Allen Barbre manning LG. Daryn Colledge played RG for most of practice but did play some at RT. Josh Sitton played RG when Colledge was at LT.
* CB Charles Woodson was back at practice and playing his normal position.
* Tramon Williams stripped Chris Francies in the strip drill.
* The offense looked very rough in the team sessions, with most of the problems stemming from the pressure the defense was bringing. Again, there were several blitzes being thrown out there.
* Aaron Rodgers had perhaps his worst practice of the offseason. When he wasn't struggling to find open players, he was forcing the ball into coverage. He was nearly picked off by Atari Bigby in the two-minute drill. Rodgers failed to get a touchdown during his possession -- despite a questionable holding call that gave him one more play with 1 second left -- and slammed his helmet to the turf in frustration.
* As shaky as Rodgers was, Brian Brohm was even worse. He threw three interceptions -- to Tramon Williams, Atari Bigby and Charles Woodson -- and was again throwing a poor spiral. Brohm also had a pass batted down by Jason Hunter. Brohm did, however, save his best for last as he engineered a sharp two-minute drill that ended with a touchdown to TE Evan Moore, who made a very nice catch-and-run near the sideline.
* Matt Flynn started his two-minute drill by getting his first pass batted into the air by Daniel Muir. But Flynn pulled a Favre by catching the ball in the air and running for 9 yards. Flynn's offense failed to pick up the first down, however.
* Didn't keep track of the numbers, but it appeared the defensive line dominated the offensive line in two-on-twos. Among the highlights were several matchups between the Thompson brothers -- Orrin at OT and Jeremy at DE.
* Speaking of family connections, the Packers have done a nice thing by inviting the family members of the draft picks to town for the mini-camp. All were on the sidelines during the practice, including Oscar Brohm, Brian's father who was a University of Louisville quarterback himself. Mr. Brohm said he was very impressed with the Packers organization.
* OT Tony Moll briefly left with a left knee injury.
* WR Brett Swain had a great over-the-shoulder catch of a nice Flynn pass in 7-on-7. Jarrett Bush had good coverage.

Mini-camp Day 2: Morning Practice


Green Bay - Here's the rundown of what happened in this morning's practice, which was much more low key than the previous two sessions:

* C Scott Wells was out again after missing the afternoon session on Tuesday with what Wells said was a tight hip/back. Wells said it's nothing to be concerned about and should be fine after a little rest. It will not carry over into the season.
* WR Shaun Bodiford was out with a back issue. The Packers said it is not serious.
* With Wells out, the offensive line was LT Daryn Colledge, LG Allen Barbre, C Jason Spitz, RG Josh Sitton, RT Mark Tauscher.
* QB Aaron Rodgers seemed to have a better practice, which was used mostly to work on the shotgun formation. At one point Rodgers threaded a perfect pass down the seam to TE Tory Humphrey over LB Brady Poppinga and in front of S Nick Collins. Rodgers did have the lone INT, however, but it was more a sensational play by CB Charles Woodson than a bad play on Rodgers' part. Woodson merely dove around Donald Lee and picked the ball just before it hit the turf. Sometimes the other guy just makes a play. Woodson made a great play.
* Speaking of Humphrey, he had an outstanding practice with several nice grabs. Keep an eye on him. Could make things interesting in training camp. The Packers probably wish he were a little bigger.
* The offense was really sluggish in the early walk-throughs, with TE Joey Haynos getting some heat for not turning his head around for a pass. It nearly hit him on the back of the head.
* WR James Jones had a great leaping TD catch in the back of the end zone from Rodgers. Tyrone Culver didn't have a chance.
* The play of the day went to Greg Jennings, who got his hands on a bullet from Rodgers in the left corner of the end zone, saw the ball deflect into the hands of Jarrett Bush, and then back to Jennings, who deftly got two feet down for the touchdown. Talk about hand-eye coordination. That was hand-eye-feet coordination. Jennings has picked up right where he left off last season.
* QB Brian Brohm was much sharper today but didn't do anything to distinguish himself. Matt Flynn made a couple of poor decisions.
* Aaron Rouse got a lot of playing time today at safety in place of Nick Collins. When not on the field, Rouse and Charlie Peprah are talking a lot with safeties coach Kurt Schottenheimer. They're trying to get their recognition a little bit better.
* The Packers' short-yardage defense featured five down linemen -- Aaron Kampman, Conrad Bolston, Ryan Pickett, Cullen Jenkins and Michael Montgomery -- and two linebackers (Nick Barnett and Brandon Chillar).
* Don't think Jenkins has seen many snaps at DE this mini-camp. A handful. Maybe.
* The practice ended with a sack on a blitz by Tramon Williams from the nickel slot. Not one secondary member had so much as a QB pressure all of last season. Woodson has also been used as a blitzer a lot. He's a very underrated at getting to the QB. Think "the Tuck rule."
-jsonline.com

Day 2 Afternoon practice was canceled. Just thought i'd update you guys

RcrkllrH2
06-18-2008, 09:53 PM
i was at the morning practice today and saw rodgers thread that needle....it happened RIGHT in front of me and looked AWESOME....saw brian brohms mom too.

brohm seemed ok....but flynn was overthrowing everybody and couldnt find the right "fit" for what ball he had to throw

hughest4
06-20-2008, 03:04 PM
Final Mini-Camp Practice


Green Bay - The Packers finished up with a relaxed final practice that almost had a "last day of school" feel to it. Here is what stood out:

* The usual suspects were out with injuries: Will Blackmon, Shaun Bodiford, Scott Wells, Chad Clifton, Justin Harrell, Colin Cole, Johnny Jolly, Junius Coston, Cameron Stephenson, Ryan Grant (contract), Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and I didn't see CB Kyle Ward, who had previously missed time with an injury.
* There was a player wearing No. 99. Oh, that was just Jeremy Thompson.
* The offensive lines were, from L to R, the same: Daryn Colledge, Allen Barbre, Jason Spitz, Josh Sitton, Mark Tauscher, and Orrin Thompson, Ryan Considine, Ryan Keenan, Tony Moll and Breno Giacomini.
* QB Brian Brohm was intercepted by LB Spencer Havner, but I got the feeling Brohm thought WR Chris Francies should have come back for the ball.
* Without divulging what the situation and other personnel were, the Packers had four linebackers on the field at one point: Brandon Chillar, A.J. Hawk, Nick Barnett and Brady Poppinga. I saw that on more than one occasion during the mini-camp.
* QB Aaron Rodgers was a little inconsistent. He threw one of the Packers' bread-and-butter plays -- the little skinny post/slant -- behind James Jones.
* Brohm did a nice job getting out in front as a blocker on a reverse to Donald Driver.
* Greg Jennings appeared to hurt his right hand at one point but didn't miss any plays and seemed fine.
* WR Brett Swain bobbled an easy pass from Rodgers.
* Brohm threw a bad pass low and behind Rod Harper.
* Jake Allen was the fifth WR in the Packers' Big Five formation at one point. Like Lori Nickel wrote today, he's really impressive getting off the line of scrimmage. He's also smooth and can kick it into another gear to get under passes.
* TE Evan Moore continued to standout with his ability to catch anything thrown to him. He's skinny at 6-6 and 237 pounds, but he catches everything and makes it look easy.
* QB Matt Flynn showed his well-known moxy but nicely stepping up into the pocket to release a pass under very heavy pressure.
* The younger players on the offensive and defensive lines had a spirited round of one-on-ones as the vets talked a lot of trash. Scott Wells said the final score was 16-6 in favor of the offensive line. They certainly had a good day, but in the part I saw, it was 6-6-2. C Ryan Considine won all three of his matchups that I saw. DE Michael Montgomery also stood out.
* There was no letdown with the Packers' defense bringing pressure on blitzes.
* A reader asked me about Jordy Nelson. Don't know what to say other than what I already have. He won't wow you with any plays, but the more you watch him play, the more you like him. You can see what Ted Thompson saw in him.
-jsonline.com

I'm trying to figure out what kind of formation they were using with 4 LB's out on the field. Common sense would say that they were trying out a 3-4 but i highly doubt that. I'm guessing that Brady Poppinga was taking some snaps at DE...just a guess

beast
06-22-2008, 06:44 PM
Final Mini-Camp Practice


-jsonline.com

I'm trying to figure out what kind of formation they were using with 4 LB's out on the field. Common sense would say that they were trying out a 3-4 but i highly doubt that. I'm guessing that Brady Poppinga was taking some snaps at DE...just a guess

Why do you highly doubt that? I'm not saying one way or another what they were doing because I have no idea, but with the injuries they have on the DL and talent they have at LB, they every well could be trying a 3-4.

And in fact some players may be better with it. I think Poppinga and Hodge could be better in 3-4s. And people think Hawk would be better in a blitzing system and 3-4 seem to blitz more than the 4-3. And Chillar is new but he's coming from a 4-3 blitzing system, where it's strongly rumored that they slowly trying to move to a 3-4 system, and have played some.

So other than Barnett this could help the LB, and I don't see how this hurts Barnett. Injuries with the DT have made a lot less of them able to help. And a 3-4 DE may be better position for Jenkins that the DL with a 4-3 (same with what we have seen with Montgomery so far). And as long as Kampman can block the OL, and stop the run he should be fine.

Now I wouldn't think this to be a change in the system, but a change up or emergency system, if a lot of the DL is hurt this could be.

As lot as they have a NT and two big DE/DT that can play the run, and four good LBs this should work.

Plus they could be doing it, for the offense, sooner or later the offense is going to see a 3-4 defense and they need to know what to do, so maybe this is for the offense, to may sure all the offense players know what their doing when they see a 3-4 defense.

But if our defense is having trouble you need to change something, and maybe a change from a 4-3 to a 3-4 could make trouble for the other teams offense.

salsa
06-22-2008, 09:41 PM
Why do you highly doubt that? I'm not saying one way or another what they were doing because I have no idea, but with the injuries they have on the DL and talent they have at LB, they every well could be trying a 3-4.

And in fact some players may be better with it. I think Poppinga and Hodge could be better in 3-4s. And people think Hawk would be better in a blitzing system and 3-4 seem to blitz more than the 4-3. And Chillar is new but he's coming from a 4-3 blitzing system, where it's strongly rumored that they slowly trying to move to a 3-4 system, and have played some.

So other than Barnett this could help the LB, and I don't see how this hurts Barnett. Injuries with the DT have made a lot less of them able to help. And a 3-4 DE may be better position for Jenkins that the DL with a 4-3 (same with what we have seen with Montgomery so far). And as long as Kampman can block the OL, and stop the run he should be fine.

Now I wouldn't think this to be a change in the system, but a change up or emergency system, if a lot of the DL is hurt this could be.

As lot as they have a NT and two big DE/DT that can play the run, and four good LBs this should work.

Plus they could be doing it, for the offense, sooner or later the offense is going to see a 3-4 defense and they need to know what to do, so maybe this is for the offense, to may sure all the offense players know what their doing when they see a 3-4 defense.

But if our defense is having trouble you need to change something, and maybe a change from a 4-3 to a 3-4 could make trouble for the other teams offense.
Good post man.

And i agree. I think the strongest part of out defense is our LB's. And playing a 3-4 lets us take advantage of that.

Mziolkow
06-22-2008, 10:56 PM
I highly doubt it as well because it simply isnt easy to switch back and forth from 3-4 to 4-3 when the team has been a 4-3 team for years. Also there is noone in the coaching staff that has a background in the 3-4. My guess is they might have been trying a 2-4 nickle formation. Its pretty self explanatory, it allows you to get a little more speed on the field than a normal nickle but it allows for much more varied and exotic blitzes. It would only be used in obvious passing situations. Dont see the traditional 3-4 as a full or part time option at all. It really is a completely different technique for the defensive linemen(2 gap responsibility vs 1 gap). And it isnt always seamless for linebackers to go from one system to another(look at Jonathan Vilma).

kingbrentg
07-22-2008, 05:47 AM
Position coach Jimmy Robinson says the Packers' No. 4 receiver job is "probably wide open" between rookie Jordy Nelson and Ruvell Martin.
Third receiver James Jones is breathing easy for now. Nelson can play on multiple special teams units and should beat out Martin for the No. 4 spot. The winner will man the left inside slot when Green Bay goes four wide. Jones is the right slot guy with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings outside.

rotoworld.com

SamG187
07-22-2008, 09:05 AM
^^^^I just hope Ruvell doesn't get discouraged that he's still our 5th receiver and try and jump ship because he's got some talent and is a excellent 5th wide out because he didnt make to many catches but it seemed like the ones he did were on like 3rd and 7 and things like that..I would hate to see him in another jersey

hughest4
07-22-2008, 09:24 AM
^^^^I just hope Ruvell doesn't get discouraged that he's still our 5th receiver and try and jump ship because he's got some talent and is a excellent 5th wide out because he didnt make to many catches but it seemed like the ones he did were on like 3rd and 7 and things like that..I would hate to see him in another jersey

What do you mean try and jump ship? Its highly unlikely that he gets cut so there is really nothing he can do other then play for us. I do like him a lot though and he has a lot of raw ability. I think Jordy Nelson will ultimitely end up winning that spot

beast
07-22-2008, 10:11 AM
Position coach Jimmy Robinson says the Packers' No. 4 receiver job is "probably wide open" between rookie Jordy Nelson and Ruvell Martin.
Third receiver James Jones is breathing easy for now. Nelson can play on multiple special teams units and should beat out Martin for the No. 4 spot. The winner will man the left inside slot when Green Bay goes four wide. Jones is the right slot guy with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings outside.


Don't the Packers bring their #1 guy into the slot, when going 3 WR? And #3 goes to the outside? Driver is our slot guy right?



What do you mean try and jump ship? Its highly unlikely that he gets cut so there is really nothing he can do other then play for us. I do like him a lot though and he has a lot of raw ability. I think Jordy Nelson will ultimitely end up winning that spot

But there is a chance, I've heard rumors that the 6-4 Jake Allen, looked pretty good and will be able to compete for it.

But that's just a rumor.

hughest4
07-22-2008, 10:41 AM
Don't the Packers bring their #1 guy into the slot, when going 3 WR? And #3 goes to the outside? Driver is our slot guy right?

But there is a chance, I've heard rumors that the 6-4 Jake Allen, looked pretty good and will be able to compete for it.

But that's just a rumor.

Yeah, i'm not positive about how much Driver was in the slot last year but i definitely remember seeing him there at times. As far as Ruvell is concerned, he definitely has to work to keep his job. I like him but i also want the 5 best on our team

beast
07-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Yeah, i'm not positive about how much Driver was in the slot last year but i definitely remember seeing him there at times. As far as Ruvell is concerned, he definitely has to work to keep his job. I like him but i also want the 5 best on our team

I think Driver was in the slot on this play, with Jennings and Jones on the outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EaY3TYVfcQ

SamG187
07-23-2008, 12:12 AM
What do you mean try and jump ship? Its highly unlikely that he gets cut so there is really nothing he can do other then play for us. I do like him a lot though and he has a lot of raw ability. I think Jordy Nelson will ultimitely end up winning that spot

I'm not saying he's going to get cut, its just that he had a pretty good year last year and could for sure be a 3rd receiver somewhere (chicago,San Fran, and probly start in Miami)..So thats what I mean by jump ship, wanting out next year because of he's sick of playing the 5th spot

iam brett favre
07-23-2008, 09:51 AM
I wonder if Favre will report to camp.

iam brett favre
07-25-2008, 01:07 PM
I guess so.

Martz
07-25-2008, 01:51 PM
I guess so.

LOL!

hughest4
07-27-2008, 12:51 AM
Green Bay -- The Packers have released rookie free agent Mike Peterson, an intriguing athlete who when signed after the draft appeared to be capable of at the very least helping on special teams.

After the draft, the Packers wound up outbidding five other teams for Peterson's services. Though undersized at 6-2, the Northwest Missouri St. product ran the 40-yard dash in an impressive 4.59 seconds - a half-second faster than third-round tight end and teammate Jermichael Finley.

Peterson is 25 and took three years off to play baseball and work while attending junior college before enrolling at Northwest. He left the school after three years ranked seventh in receptions (141) and yards (1,987) and sixth in touchdowns (17)

He was touted as an H-back type who could line up in the backfield and serve as a fullback when needed.
-jsonline.com

He seems like a decent young player but we really don't need him. We still have Joey Haynos and Evan Moore trying to take that 3rd roster spot from Tory Humphrey. Maybe some other team will give him a look and invite him to training camp...

hughest4
07-27-2008, 08:47 AM
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he has not had a rookie quarterback pick up the mental part of the job as fast as Brian Brohm has.

Brohm has been extremely confident in the huddle and has picked up the offense very quickly. He had some problems with holding onto the ball too long, but the Packers like his "size, touch, vision, and intelligence." He's in line to be Aaron Rodgers' main back-up this season.
-rotoworld

Things like this make be believe that they should bring back Favre, and have Brohm as his successor. The kid is very talented and obviously very smart as well. I think he has a chance to be the Packers starting QB in a couple of years. Thats not to say that A-Rod won't be good, i just think Brohm has more talent

Brooke
07-27-2008, 09:58 AM
-rotoworld

Things like this make be believe that they should bring back Favre, and have Brohm as his successor. The kid is very talented and obviously very smart as well. I think he has a chance to be the Packers starting QB in a couple of years. Thats not to say that A-Rod won't be good, i just think Brohm has more talent

I am fine with that. What I saw from Brohm when he was in college, I liked very much :)

RcrkllrH2
07-27-2008, 04:59 PM
is there a blog or somewhere i can go online to get updates on packers camp?

im very interested in position battles and what not, but i dont know where to get the info

THE PEOPLE
07-28-2008, 02:20 PM
is there a blog or somewhere i can go online to get updates on packers camp?

im very interested in position battles and what not, but i dont know where to get the info

http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/07/28/practice-no-1-report.aspx

RcrkllrH2
07-28-2008, 02:28 PM
awesome!

thank you kindly

socalpkrbkr
07-28-2008, 02:51 PM
Johnny Jolly, Jr - DL Jul. 28 - 2:24 pm et

Packers DT Johnny Jolly (shoulder) has resumed practicing with the first team.

Jolly, who's fully recovered from an extensive shoulder surgery, will be the pocket pusher to Ryan Pickett's run stopper inside. Jolly should post a few sacks, but will play in a rotation, limiting his IDP prospects.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel


Shaun Bodiford - WR Jul. 28 - 2:21 pm et

Packers placed WR Shaun Bodiford on injured reserve, ending his season.

Bodiford had surgery recently, likely on his knee. He was a long shot behind Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Ruvell Martin.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

hughest4
07-28-2008, 03:03 PM
June 28th Practice 1



Green Bay - Got a minute to breakaway for a moment, so here's a quick update.

* As expected, RB Ryan Grant is not here as he begins his "holdout."
* WR Shaun Bodiford and DT Justin Harrell are also not on the field.
* Something to monitor: DT Ryan Pickett left the field after walkthoughs. He could be just getting rest but for a unit that is already hurting, that is not good news.
* DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila also doesn't look to be participating.
* Daryn Colledge opened as the starter at LG on the line of Chad Clifton, Scott Wells, Jason Spitz and Mark Tauscher.
* GM Ted Thompson is on the field watching practice. In the sign of the times, the 50 or so photographers on the scene all rushed to the end of the media to take pictures and film of Thompson speaking on his cell phone.
* Aaron Rodgers completed his first pass of training camp, a little 5-yard dump off to FB Korey Hall. The pass was a little high.
* Will Blackmon and Colin Cole look to be full participants. Blackmon opened as the punt returner.
* Have yet to hear a Brett Favre chat or anything along those lines.

Didn't get a chance to breakaway for an update before the end of practice. It has ended.

* Mike McCarthy said that Pickett is day-to-day with a tweaked muscle. Harrell is still week to week. He did watch most of practice, as did Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.
* WR Shaun Bodiford has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery about 10 days ago;
* With Pickett out, Johnny Jolly and Colin Cole were the starting DTs with Cullen Jenkins back at RDE.
* McCarthy said he not believe what Favre had to say yesterday about his conversation with Ted Thompson but that McCarthy wasn't going to "referee" the back and forth.

Here's play-by-play from the 11-on-11 sessions of practice:

* Brandon Jackson handoff RG for no gain;
* Rodgers play-action boot to the left, TE Tory Humphrey misses a slightly high pass (but catchable);
* DeShawn Wynn RG for 5 yards
* Humphrey false start. Jermichael Finley in for Humphrey;
* Another false start on the offense
* Brian Brohm incomplete to Brett Swain (drop);
* Noah Herron RG for 4 yards;
* Matt Flynn sacked but then completed 10-yard pass to Johnny Quinn;
* Jackson RG 4 yards;
* Vernand Morency LG 5 yards;
* Rodgers complete deep down right sideline to Ruvell Martin, who made a great catch;
* Brohm complete to Taj Smith for 7 yards;
* Rodgers complete to Martin, who made another great deep catch;
* Rodgers incomplete to James Jones;
* Brohm complete to Swain 7 yards;
* Brohm complete to Jake Allen for 13 yards;
* Flynn complete to Jones deep;
* Morency good run over LG;
* Rodgers intercepted by Al Harris on a pass intended for Swain;
* Rodgers complete to Jones down the middle for 15 yards;
* Brohm complete to Martin for 10 yards;
* Herron LG for 7 yards;
* Flynn complete to Allen over Patrick Lee. Allen tapped the ball twice to himself.

I'll be back after the locker room with results of the one-on-ones and the final 11-on-11 session.

And here we go with the unofficial results from the one-on-one drills, which I have going to the offensive line 11 to 9:

* Kampman over Tauscher;
* Coston over Jenkins
* Jolly over Colledge
* Moll over Montgomery
* Hunter over Giacomini
* Hunter over Giacomini
* Sitton over Bolston
* Coston over Cole
* J. Thompson over O. Thompson
* Giacomini over Montgomery
* Muir over Considine
* Bolston over Carvalho
* Carvalho over Bolston
* Barbre over Jolly
* Hunter over Moll
* O. Thompson over J. Thompson
* Considine over Montgomery
* Considine over Jolly
* Muir over Carvaho.

Ruvell Martin was holding on the lone field goal attempt (and make) by Mason Crosby. Johnny Jolly was doing some snapping.

And here's the final 11-on-11:

* Jackson RG for 4;
* Rodgers play-action incomplete to Martin;
* Morency left side for 2;
* Swain drop of Brohm pass;
* Wynn RG 4 yards;
* Flynn incomplete to Smith on a scramble;
* Wynn LG 3 yards;
* Rodgers complete to Jennings for 30 yards on the right sideline over Lee;
* Brohm complete to Jordy Nelson for 7 yards
* Brohm throws duck incomplete to Francies;
* Flynn complete to Jennings for 7;
* Jackson solid run;
* Rodgers complete along left sideline to Morency for 5;
* Flynn incomplete to Nelson.

And that was the end of practice.

GM Ted Thompson is set to speak at 1 p.m. so we'll bring you what he says live.

One thing I forgot to mention: Chad Clifton sat out much of practice with Tony Moll getting most of the reps. Not unusual since McCarthy likes to give his veterans some time off when there are two practices in one day.


I'm glad to see that Will Blackmon is healthy and back on the field, hopefully he can stay healthy. Seeing as Harrell is out for a while i think they definitely have to be careful with Ryan Pickett. We are going to need him so let him sit out...and yes i know there is already a link. Just figured i'd post it

hughest4
07-28-2008, 11:23 PM
June 28th Practice 2


Green Bay - The Packers started their second practice in perfect conditions on Hinkle Field in front of a large crowd, one that was a little bit larger than from the morning session.

* The Packers are wearing full pads.
* All players were accounted for except for DT Ryan Pickett, who is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. DT Justin Harrell (back) watched from the sidelines;
* LT Chad Clifton and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila were dressed and expected to participate fully. KGB will have his reps monitored and seemed to be favoring his right knee slightly;

Play-by-play from the initial 11-on-11 session:

* Brandon Jackson over RT for 2 yards;
* Aaron Rodgers incomplete to a double-covered Tory Humphrey down the middle. A.J. Hawk made any completion impossible with his tight coverage. Rodgers also stared down Humphrey;
* DeShawn Wynn over RT for no gain;
* Wynn over LT for no gain after he slipped;
* Rodgers throws ball away after not finding anyone open on a scramble to the right;
* Morency over LT for 4 yards;
* Noah Herron over RT for 7 yards as he showed good vision and made a nice cut to bounce it outside;
* Matt Flynn scrambles right and completes pass to Jake Allen.

Tramon Williams was limping slightly on his left leg at one point.

Cullen Jenkins was back playing LDT in pass rushing situations with KGB at RE.

The Packers had basically a one-on-one session between the WRs and CBs. Patrick Lee had a tough time and James Jones looked great getting off the ball. The plays:

* Rodgers complete to Jordy Nelson vs. Will Blackmon
* Rodgers complete to Donald Driver vs. Charles Woodson -- wasn't even close;
* Brohm incomplete to Ruvell Martin who had completely turned Lee around;
* Brohm incomplete to Johnny Quinn vs. Jarrett Bush
* Rodgers complete to Jones vs. Condrew Allen -- not close;
* Rodgers incomplete to Brett Swain vs. Joe Porter;
* Brohm complete to Chris Francies vs. Lee
* Brohm complete to Nelson vs Bush;
* Rodgers incomplete deep to Taj Smith vs. Allen;
* Rodgers incomplete deep to Jake Allen vs. Bush;
* Brohm complete deep left to Jennings vs. Lee
* Brohm incomplete to Driver on a slant vs. Bush.
* Rodgers complete to Martin vs. Allen for a touchdown down left sideline;
* Rodgers incomplete to Quinn vs. Porter;
* Brohm complete to Jones vs. Lee
* Brohm incomplete to Swain vs. Porter
* Rodgers incomplete to Francies vs. Allen;
* Rodgers complete to Driver vs. Porter;
* Brohm incomplete to Smith (drop) vs. Lee;
* Brohm incomplete to Nelson who had beat Bush;
* Rodgers incomplete to Jennings vs. Blackmon;
* Rodgers incomplete to Allen vs. Porter.

To update on Tramon Williams' injury, he did not participate for the rest of practice but remained on the sidelines. Jarrett Bush took his spot in the nickel.

Daryn Colledge was once again the starting left guard.

Play-by-play from 11-on-11:

* Jackson LT for 2;
* Rodgers great play action up top to James Jones who had torched Woodson for a touchdown. Play of the day;
* Morency LS for 4 before Chillar popped him;
* Wynn for 10 yards up the middle -- biggest run of the day;
* Herron middle for 2;
* Rodgers complete to Driver down the middle for 15 yards;
* Jackson left side for 1;
* Morency middle for 3;
* Brohm incomplete to Jones on an underthrown duck;
* Lumpkin middle for 2;

Second team defensive line: Jeremy Thompson, Conrad Bolston, Daniel Muir, Michael Montgomery.
Second team offensive line: Moll, Barbre, Coston, Sitton, Thompson.

Next 11-on-11 session:

* Rodgers incomplete to Driver who tried a one-handed catch down right side. Ball was thrown a little wide;
* Rodgers complete to Nelson for 11 yards;
* Lumpkin middle for 2;
* Brohm incomplete to Jennings (behind);
* Flynn complete to Allen for 8 yards;
* Moll false start;
* Flynn incomplete to Martin;
* Rodgers incomplete;
* Clifton false start. Replaced by Moll;
* Rodgers complete to Quinn for 15 yards;
* Rodgers complete to Wynn;
* Brohm complete to Jennings for 12 yards on an out vs. Lee;
* Brohm incomplete to Allen (low);
* Lumpkin right side for no gain;

I'll be back with one-on-ones and another 11-on-11 session.
-jsonline.com

XJW18
07-29-2008, 12:16 AM
Injury/participation update
DTs Ryan Pickett (hamstring) and Justin Harrell (back) remained out of the evening workout. DE Gbaja-Biamila returned for the padded workout, and T Chad Clifton took more reps as well.

CB Tramon Williams dropped out late in the workout with what Coach McCarthy called a hip flexor. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.

LINK
http://www.packers.com/news/blogs/packerscom_blog/

hughest4
07-29-2008, 10:58 PM
July 28th Practice #3

Green Bay - Tramon Williams (hip flexor), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring) and DT Justin Harrell (back) are all out for today's single practice, which is taking place in pads and under cloudy skies that threaten rain.

Williams was injured early in Monday night's practice and did not return to action.

A lot of teaching has been going on so far. We'll be back with an update as soon as possible.

OK, sorry for the delay. There's been just a little bit of news going around.

Here's the wrap up from today's practice:

Williams said he is day-to-day with the hip flexor, which actually happened early in Monday's morning practice when he slipped on some wet grass. He tried to go in the evening but couldn't.

The Packers worked a lot on third downs today so there was a choppy feeling to practice today. The defense got back to its blitzing ways as they sent a combination of people at the QB on just about every pass.

Here's some play-by-play from the run session:

* Jackson middle for no gain;
* Jackson off LT for 5 yards
* Rodgers play-action left, roll to the right and complete to Jordy Nelson;
* Jackson toss left for 5 yards;
* Wynn off right guard for a nice pickup
* Herron up middle for solid gain
* Brohm complete to Francies (pass was a little behind);
* Jackson off right tackle for 2;
* Rodgers sneak;
* Wynn off LT for 4 yards;
* Lumpkin off LT for a few.

3rd and long

* Rodgers tries to fit a quick slant into Jennings, who is jammed by Woodson. Woodson intercepts the pass;
* Rodgers incomplete deep right to Francies, who is covered by Blackmon;
* Barnett and Hawk both come on a blitz. Rodgers scrambles for a first down;
* Brohm complete to Jake Allen on a low out pass against Lee;
* Brohm complete to Quinn, who beat Lee on an inside slant;
* Flynn incomplete to Allen, but Lee was called for pass interference;
* Rodgers complete to James Jones against a Woodson blitz;
* Rodgers overthrows Martin as Barnett and Hawk blitz;
* Rodgers complete to Smith who makes a sliding catch for 30 yards between Bush and Collins;
* Brohm incomplete to Humphrey (drop);
* Brohm complete to Jones.

Here's the rundown on the one-on-ones. which was dominated by the defensive line (15-6-2). Somebody was asking why some players go more than others. It's just giving the younger guys more reps. They need them more than the vets:

* KGB over Moll;
* Montgomery dismantles Keenan;
* Carvalho over Jenkins;
* Considine over Bolston;
* KGB over Giacomini;
* Thompson over Moll;
* Keenan over Muir;
* Malone over Carvalho;
* Jolly even with Considine;
* Hunter over Giacomini;
* Montgomery dismantles Moll;
* Bolston over Barbre;
* Cole over Sitton;
* J. Thompson over O. Thompson;
* Hunter dismantles Colledge;
* Jolly dismantles Coston;
* Muir over Sitton;
* Mongomery absolutely dismantles Thompson;
* KGB flies by Clifton on an inside move in the heavyweight bout;
* Barbre over Malone;
* Spitz does a very nice job over Jenkins;
* Tauscher handles Kampman.

Considine had a high snap on a punt. J.J. Jansen had a low snap on a made field goal by Crosby.

11-on-11:

* Jackson middle for 4;
* Wynn popped hard by Kampman for no gain;
* Rodgers play action and then tucks the ball;
* Jackson left side for 3;
* Brohm complete to Jennings;
* Flynn complete to Francies on slant vs. Porter;
* Rodgers nearly picked off by Bush on a slant to Jones. Ball was too far inside;
* Rodgers complete for 2 yards on rollout;
* Rodgers complete to Smith;
* Brohm complete to Driver;
* Brohm incomplete to Swain (too far inside);
* Flynn incomplete after scramble;
* Rodgers complete to Martin;

Final 11-on-11 session (third downs again):

* Rodgers complete to Jennings against Bush;
* Jackson shovel pass;
* Kampman offsides;
* Rodgers complete to Humphrey;
* Rodgers complete to Morency in right flat;
* Wynn off LT for 2;
* Brohm incomplete to Francies (high);
* Brohm complete left to Jackson;
* Brohm steps up nicely against the blitz and completes a 12-yard pass to Jennings;
* Rodgers scrambles left and throws incomplete high to Jones;
* Rodgers scrambles left for 5;
* Rodgers complete to Nelson;
* Rodgers complete to Evan Moore, who makes a nice one-handed catch;
* Jackson up the middle for little gain;
* Brohm complete to Driver against Blackmon;
* Brohm complete to Humphrey against Hodge;
* Flynn complete to Jones on square in.

Practice concludes.
-jsonline.com

RcrkllrH2
07-29-2008, 11:10 PM
thanks a bunch for the copy/pastes on the practice blog hughest!!!!

hughest4
08-02-2008, 12:36 AM
August 1st Practice #6




Green Bay - With the weekend about to kickoff, a very large crowd was on hand to watch the morning practice. Here's what went on:

ROLL CALL

Coach Mike McCarthy gave several veterans the practice off for rest: CB Charles Woodson, CB Al Harris, LB Nick Barnett, RT Mark Tauscher, DE Aaron Kampman, LT Chad Clifton, DT Ryan Pickett, WR Donald Driver and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.

CB Tramon Williams (hip flexor) was out again as was DT Justin Harrell (back). RB DeShawn Wynn (slight concussion), CB Will Blackmon (foot) and FB Korey Hall (knee) were all out. McCarthy said he's not worried about the injuries. Wynn said he could be out a couple days but doesn't have memory loss or anything like that. Blackmon said he was just resting after his first heavy workload in quite some time. He will practice this evening.

WR Jake Allen (groin) watched much of practice on the sidelines. He might miss this evening's practice but Allen said he would be back very soon because of his position on the team. "I need to be out there," Allen said.

THEME OF THE DAY

The Packers, wearing shorts and shells, spent much of the early part of practice in teaching mode. The two-minute drill was also a focal point.

AND IT WAS ALSO A LITTLE LOUD....as the Packers piped in crowd noise during many of the team drills.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

With all the veterans off, several players got a chance to run with the first team. Jason Hunter played LE for Kampman, while Desmond Bishop was at middle LB for Barnett. Joe Porter, Jarrett Bush and Patrick Lee were the cornerbacks in nickel. Orrin Thompson (RT) and Tony Moll (LT) were on the offensive line....Jason Spitz saw some action at center...Former Marquette basketball coach Tom Crean, a buddy of McCarthy's, attended practice.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO, "HMMMMM."

Strong-side linebacker Brady Poppinga got his first extended look at a pass rushing defensive end with the thin second team. He looked OK, but did get pancaked by Breno Giacomini at one point. Cullen Jenkins made sure to let Poppinga know about it.

HE SAID, HE SAID

After the usual Brett Favre questions, Aaron Rodgers did get an opportunity to rave about rookie WR Jordy Nelson. Rodgers said Nelson is "very polished" and has "great body control." Nelson is also a big target, so Rodgers said Nelson makes for a nice target.

Rodgers also said that WR Ruvell Martin, who is thought to be battling to keep his roster spot, "is not on the bubble to me." Rodgers said that Martin is best blocking receiver and catches just about everything.

WATCH THE LEATHER, MAN

It was obviously an accident, but Porter hit WR Greg Jennings very hard on an incompletion late in practice. Jennings was in the air when it happened and hit the ground hard. Jennings got up slow but kept going. Still, Porter better watch himself. That's Greg Jennings we're talking about.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

The Packers' first-team offense in the two-minute drill was very shaky. It took them 10 players to move from the opposite 30 to the 32-yard line in their allotted 1:27. Rodgers was 3-of-9 on his drive and was nearly picked off by Jarrett Bush, who once again dropped an easy interception. The drive ended when S Atari Bigby knocked the final pass away from James Jones in the back of the end zone.

Rodgers was 3 of 7 on his other 11-on-11 drive (not two minutes) and did throw a touchdown to TE Tory Humphrey.

LOOKING SHARP

Brian Brohm was very accurate on his drive, as he completed his first five passes (two to Brett Swain) and was 6 of 8 overall. Brohm's drive also ended without a touchdown as his final pass from the 6 was knocked away by Tyrone Culver on its way to Jordy Nelson.

ROOKIE REPORT

Cornerback Patrick Lee once again struggled a bit as he seems to be a step behind. Most of it appears to mental, that he's thinking through each play which is normal for a rookie in a new system. At one point Lee didn't know whether he was supposed to be on the field or the sidelines, which got a few raised eyebrows from his backfield mates on the sidelines.

RB Kregg Lumpkin stood out for the first time in camp. He appeared to have very good hands on screens, and found a few openings in the run game.

QB Matt Flynn didn't get a shot in the two-minute drill, but had pass batted down earlier. That has been a very big problem for him so far. Don't think he's gone through a practice without having one tipped at the line.

AS IT HAPPENED

Here's the play-by play from the two-minute drills:

* Rodgers completes screen to Jackson;
* Rodgers complete to Donald Lee for short gain out of bounds;
* Rodgers complete to Jennings;
* Rodgers incomplete to Martin, who was open but the pass was high;
* Rodgers incomplete (Montgomery tip);
* Rodgers incomplete to Jones (defense offsides for an amazing 8-yard penalty to keep the drive alive);
* Rodgers incomplete to Jennings vs. Lee;
* Rodgers runs out of bounds;
* Rodgers incomplete to Jennings, near interception by Bush;
* Rodgers scramble;
* Rodgers incomplete to Jones, who had two hands on the ball in the back of the end zone but had it batted away by Bigby;

* Brohm complete slant to Swain for 15 yards;
* Brohm complete to Francies on slant;
* Brohm completes screen to Lumpkin;
* Brohm complete to Swain;
* Brohm complete to Finley;
* Stop clock spike;
* Brohm complete to Francies;
* Brohm incomplete to Nelson in end zone (Culver);

* Jackson big run up the middle;
* Rodgers incomplete to Jennings (Porter had hit on Jennings);
* Rodgers incomplete to Martin, who was wide open but the pass sailed because Rodgers threw off his back foot on the run;
* Rodgers complete to Jones;
* Rodgers complete to Nelson;
* Lumpkin run (Lee looked lost);
* Rodgers scramble;
* Jackson for a loss as Abdul Hodge bursts through the line with a great play;
* Rodgers incomplete to Jackson;
* Herron run up middle;
* Rodgers incomplete;
* Rodgers complete to Humphrey for TD.

One side note, Rodgers threw the ball at A.J. Hawk after he forced Rodgers out of bounds on a scramble. Seemed to be in fun.

See you tonight for an update on the evening practice.

-jsonline.com

hughest4
08-02-2008, 12:39 AM
August 1st Practice #7

Green Bay - Just a quick update before practice starts.

Among the players not suited up for tonight's practice is cornerback Will Blackmon. He rested his right foot -- which has had chronic problems -- this morning but told reporters he would participate in tonight's practice. Since he's had so many problems with that foot, it bears watching. Coach Mike McCarthy will surely be asked about Blackmon after practice.

FB Korey Hall (knee) also was not dressed for practice. McCarthy said he is day-to-day after missing the morning session.

ROLL CALL

Blackmon (foot), WR Jake Allen (groin), FB Korey Hall (knee), CB Tramon Williams (groin), RB DeShawn Wynn (concussion), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), DT Justin Harrell (back) and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.

Like I said before, Blackmon said he would practice in the evening and didn't. McCarthy said team doctor Pat McKenzie feels good about Blackmon's progress. KGB was limping on his right knee and definitely bears watching. McCarthy said none of the injuries are serious. And considering Wynn's injury history, people will be watching him. He said he expects to play in the scrimmage.

C Scott Wells left practice early with an abdominal strain. It is likely the same injury that sidelined him in mini-camps.

THEME OF THE DAY

It was nearly Friday Night Fights at Clarke Hinkle Field as Packers players got after each other on two occasions, and both involved offensive and defensive linemen. Defensive end Michael Montgomery took exception to something tackle Tony Moll did during a one-on-one battle but the two were quickly separated. And during the red zone period, defensive tackle Alfred Malone and Tony Moll, his offensive counterpart, went after each other and the scuffle spread to about 10 players before it calmed down.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
The crowd for the evening practice was double the number of any other practice. Packers senior security advisor Jerry Parins estimated at the crowd at over 3,000. With this being the first weekend of training camp -- and the Family Night Scrimmage sold out for Sunday evening – it was hardly a surprise.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO, "HMMMMM."

Here are the first two lines on kickoff coverage, for you diehards out there (from left to right):

Jarrett Bush, Aaron Rouse, Desmond Bishop, Abdul Hodge, Jason Hunter, Tracy White, Brandon Jackson, Brandon Chillar, Charlie Peprah, Nick Collins.

James Jones, Joe Porter, Noah Herron, Michael Mongomery, Jeremy Thompson, Tory Humphrey, Vernand Morency, Jermichael Finley, Atari Bigby, Patrick Lee.

Lee was also the first punt returner with Blackmon out.

HE SAID, HE SAID

"Wells had a trunk injury, side-trunk injury. I don’t know what that is." - McCarthy.

"Is he jumping out there too early? I don’t see that. I see him stepping up, playing within his feet, playing within his time clock and coming out at the right time." -- on QB Aaron Rodgers, who seems to always be playing on the run in camp.

WATCH THE LEATHER, MAN

Safety Charlie Peprah had the hit of camp so far as he leveled running back Vernand Morency and caused a fumble, which was recovered by safety Aaron Rouse

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Allen Barbre absolutely manhandled Alfred Malone on back-to-back plays in the one on one drills, which was won by the o-line 12-7-3. And Tony Moll was embarrassed by Jason Hunter, who blew by Moll without any problem at all.

Center Brennan Carvalho was benched for being offsides twice in a six-play span.

Junius Coston struggled with shotgun snaps.

Jarrett Bush should have been called for pass interference in the end zone and was later beaten for the only touchdown from Rodgers to Donald Driver.

LOOKING SHARP

Vernand Morency looked great on a 35-yard screen pass from Brian Brohm.

He might not be a down-the-field burner, but WR James Jones is very impressive getting off the ball and then making moves to get open in the 8-15 yard range. I don't know if there's a cornerback on the Packers that can cover him in that range.

ROOKIE REPORT

Brohm continues to look sharp of late. While Rodgers can't seem to find any open receivers, Brohm appears to have no trouble at all. I know they're playing against different defenses, but it's strange nonetheless.

TE Jermichael Finley had a very nice evening practice. He really opened some eyes by being able to shake Aaron Rouse in the one-on-one drills for two catches. Finley looked very quick and is starting to assert himself physically.

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That's it for tonight. See you tomorrow.
-jsonline.com

iam brett favre
08-02-2008, 01:07 AM
Wow, thanks for the updates hughest, nice info. Hopefully the 2 minute drill will be better during the real games.

meandering
08-02-2008, 03:02 AM
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Notes From Friday's Evening Practice
August 01, 2008, 9:33 pm
Did you notice?
During a team drill, WR Greg Jennings and CB Al Harris each got the best of one another on the same pass route, a deep ball down the left sideline from QB Aaron Rodgers. On the first one, Jennings outjumped Harris and made the catch. Moments later, Harris was in position to break up the play.
The offense did try an empty backfield set with five receivers, a formation that was used somewhat liberally during the second half of last season. The set featured four wide receivers along with TE Jermichael Finley, also split out wide.

During one-on-one pass rush/pass protection drills, which often can get tempers flaring, OT Tony Moll and DE Michael Montgomery got into an extra pushing-and-shoving match after Moll pinned Montgomery on the ground. Tempers remained a little hot in the ensuing team drill, as G Allen Barbre and DT Alfred Malone nearly started a fight as well.
The No. 1 kickoff return unit featured WR Jordy Nelson and RB Brandon Jackson back deep. The No. 2 unit had RB Vernand Morency and CB Pat Lee lined up deep.

Offensive play of the day
WR Donald Driver made an impressive diving catch in the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown to win the full-team two-minute drill for the No. 1 offense at the end of practice. Rodgers started to scramble, pulled up at the line of scrimmage and fired a bullet into the end zone. S Nick Collins fell down and Driver got just enough separation from CB Jarrett Bush to make the catch.

Defensive play of the day
Earlier in practice, during a 7-on-7 portion of the two-minute drill, S Aaron Rouse made a diving interception in the end zone of a Matt Flynn pass on the drive's final play, snapped with just 1 second on the clock.

In the next team (11-on-11) drill, Rouse was involved in another turnover play, scooping up a fumble by Morency on a run up the middle.

Injury/participation update
C Scott Wells dropped out of practice with what Coach McCarthy called a muscle aggravation in his "trunk." Junius Coston took over at center with the No. 1 line.

CB Will Blackmon (foot soreness), FB Korey Hall (knee strain), RB DeShawn Wynn (slight concussion) and WR Jake Allen (groin) all missed their second straight practice.

DTs Ryan Pickett (hamstring) and Justin Harrell (back) remained out, and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila also rested his sore knee.

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Didnt realize you already posted this Hugh......i was interested in the competetion of this camp........as I said all along, its going to be one hell of a camp!

BrewCityBuck
08-02-2008, 02:02 PM
I really haven't heard anything positive about Aaron Rodgers so far in camp. I'm not freaking out about it or anything, it's just camp, but still.


He might not be a down-the-field burner, but WR James Jones is very impressive getting off the ball and then making moves to get open in the 8-15 yard range. I don't know if there's a cornerback on the Packers that can cover him in that range.

Love James Jones.

BrewCityBuck
08-03-2008, 03:25 PM
Backup passers

Rookies Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn had their share of ugly moments during the off-season but the Packers say their presence and decision-making with the pads on has been an improvement.

Asked if Flynn had been the second-best quarterback in camp, Philbin said, "I wouldn't say that. But we like what we see."

Flynn, a seventh-round pick from Louisiana State, might be making better decisions, but it's also true that he's playing it safer than Brohm, who likes to go downfield.

"Flynn makes a few (mistakes) but we do have a lot of offense in," Clements said. "I think he's improved just with his comfort level of the offense. Brohm retains things well."


http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=778680

hgtiger32
08-05-2008, 06:51 PM
This is the official training camp thread. Brett Favre cannot be mentioned. It's only about the team and everything else such as position battles. If you were at a practice or heard about who had good/bad practices and stuff post that. Post who needs to prove himself(nothing about Favre when you mention Rodgers!!) Predictions. etc....have fun!

newdude
08-05-2008, 07:31 PM
Favre.

There I mention him :P


But dude there's already an official thread on training camp and it's stickied. :)

hgtiger32
08-05-2008, 08:38 PM
i know there's a thread but i don't want any favre talk at all

RcrkllrH2
08-05-2008, 09:33 PM
i wanna know jordys role on this team

hes not gonna be a one or two (driver and jennings)

probably not a three (jones??)

and even a four is almost a stretch(ruvie martin i think)

so am i wrong and he could be a four? is he the fifth in the "big 5" formation? or do you think he can really pull a three out and beat out jones

hgtiger32
08-05-2008, 09:40 PM
i think he'll at least be the 4 and possibly the 3...he has great size and can run faaaaaaaaaast!!!!

hgtiger32
08-05-2008, 09:45 PM
anyone else kinda worried about the DL?

Newest Badger
08-05-2008, 09:51 PM
I see Nelson at the 4. But if the Packers run a 5 receiver set as much as they did last year, it really doesn't matter all that much.

hughest4
08-06-2008, 03:19 AM
Come on man, there is no need for another Training Camp thread when the one we have is perfectly fine. Thats why i'm going to merge this in a few seconds.


August 5th Practice #9


Green Bay - As expected, an overflow crowd at Clarke Hinkle field did not see Brett Favre on the football field. As reported earlier, he left the facility around 1:30 p.m.

That hasn't stopped some in the crowd from voicing their opinion. Chants in favor of Favre have been more numerous than in previous practices, but still relatively tame and small in number.

ROLL CALL

WR Jake Allen (groin), C Scott Wells (abdominal), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), TE Tory Humphrey (Achilles), DT Justin Harrell (back), DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) and DT Johnny Jolly (unknown).

Jolly's absence is a surprise as he had a strong performance in Sunday night's scrimmage.

RB Ryan Grant is on the field and is participating at the moment, taking snaps as the first team running back. We'll have to see how much he does in his first practice after his holdout. RB DeShawn Wynn (concussion) also returned to practice.

MCCARTHY LATE

Coach Mike McCarthy, who was in meetings most of the day with Brett Favre, did not arrive at practice until 2:13 p.m. McCarthy being late for practice is very unusual.

'O' LINE SHUFFLE

Jason Spitz is at center and rookie Josh Sitton is at right guard with the first team OL. It appears that Tony Moll has been moved from tackle to guard, which isn’t surprising considering his poor performance in Sunday night’ s scrimmage.

ODDS AND ENDS

The Packers spent much of the early part of practice cleaning up their performance from Sunday night's scrimmage. The offense was definitely uneven in the scrimmage and it continued into today's practice.

Aaron Rodgers finished 4 of 6 in the early portion of the 11-on-11 session, which was conducted in the red zone. Brian Brohm was 2 of 4 and Matt Flynn was 1 of 2. Rodgers threw a touchdown to James Jones, who made a one-handed catch with Al Harris draped all over him.

Protection was again an issue as Brohm and Flynn were each sacked, and Rodgers threw some on the run.

Rodgers threw an interception to Charles Woodson in 7 on 7.

Allan Barbre and Jeremy Thompson got into it a little bit and had to be separated by more than a few teammates.

Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson seemed to split carries with the first team but Grant appeared to be 1A. He looked decent -- seems a bit bigger than the end of last season -- and took a few good hits, including one from Nick Barnett. Grant did have a touchdown where he fought through a few tackles.

Cullen Jenkins played next to Colin Cole at defensive tackle with so many players out. Michael Montgomery played RDE.

We'll be back with more when we can.
-jsonline.com

SDteacher
08-06-2008, 11:30 AM
thanks for the post. I really hope the O-line can get it together. I really worry about Aaron and his protection. It seemed like he didn't have the slant down at all on Family Night. I know that is a big timing play and it's early, but he's been working with his guys for quite some time. I sure hope he has it.

Martz
08-06-2008, 11:48 AM
Where'd this Josh Sitton come from? that's a pleasent suprise. Colledge isn't even in the equation. Good Stuff.

newdude
08-06-2008, 12:35 PM
"Protection was again an issue"

That's what I'm concern with along with the D-lines.

RcrkllrH2
08-06-2008, 12:51 PM
at what point did aaron throw his other two INTs?


cuz someone was saying he threw three of em, and i only see the one....not to mention that it was picked off by chuck, so its not like some random third stringer

lavell12
08-06-2008, 01:29 PM
at what point did aaron throw his other two INTs?


cuz someone was saying he threw three of em, and i only see the one....not to mention that it was picked off by chuck, so its not like some random third stringer

well he won't be playing against random third stringers on Sundays. So he better get his act together.

RcrkllrH2
08-06-2008, 01:34 PM
you might have missed the point as to what i was saying.....


rumor has it that he threw three INTs on sunday, i only see one of em

where are the other two?

socalpkrbkr
08-08-2008, 06:58 PM
ROLL CALL

The usual veterans -- Al Harris, Charles Woodson, Nick Barnett, Mark Tauscher, Chad Clifton, Aaron Kampman, Ryan Pickett, Donald Driver and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamlia -- got the morning practice off for rest, so the Packers were a little thin today with some other assorted injuries.

RB Ryan Grant (tight hamstring), RB Vernand Morency and DT Johnny Jolly were the new injured players.

WR Jake Allen (groin), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), S Aaron Rouse (hip flexor), C Junius Coston (groin), C Scott Wells (abdominal), DT Justin Harrell and OT Orrin Thompson (ankle) were out.

TE Tory Humphrey was back for the first time in a while.

THEME OF THE DAY

A little of this, a little of that.

With so many players out, the survivors were left to get a lot of double reps. The first team offensive line was (from L to R): Daryn Colledge, Allen Barbre, Jason Spitz, Josh Sitton and Tony Moll. The second team was Tony Moll, Ryan Considine, Brennan Carvalho, Ryan Keenan and Breno Giacomini. Several of the defensive backs were on the field a lot as well.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

Yes, ESPN is still here, and will be through the Monday Night Football game. Make it stop. Please make it stop.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO, "HMMMMM."

Daniel Muir was playing left defensive end with all the absences.

HE SAID, HE SAID

"I'm about press-conferenced out," coach Mike McCarthy said in the understatement of the season so far.

"I'd like to look at you because then they can't use this on Sportscenter. Where do you want me to look? What do I do with my hands? I don't know what to do with my hands." -- Aaron Rodgers, channeling his inner Ricky Bobby.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Rodgers, though once again sharp for the most part, missed a completely open Donald Lee during the two-minute drill when Rodgers threw it high and behind....Chris Francies, Taj Smith and James Jones had drops. Francies also slipped on a pattern.

LOOKING SHARP

Rodgers was 10 of 15 with two touchdowns. He was 6 of 8 on his two-minute drive...Greg Jennings made a phenomenal one-handed catch for a touchdown to end practice. Rodgers had scrambled and then zipped a ball in late and a little high to Jennings. But he made it work.

ROOKIE REPORT

Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn were 1-of-4 and 0-of-4, respectively...Patrick Lee nearly had an intereception on Flynn

AS IT HAPPENED

In this corner we feature a selected drill, play by play:

Rodgers' two-minute drill

1-10: Jackson run up the middle;
2-7: Rodgers complete to Jennings on quick slant;
1-10: Rodgers completes deep fade to Ruvell Martin down the left sideline against Jarrett Bush;
1-10: Rodgers misses a wide open Donald Lee high and behind;
2-10: Rodgers complete to Jackson;
3-2: Rodgers complete to Francies against Tramon Williams;
1-10: Rodgers incomplete high to Jackson;
2-10: Rodgers complete to James Jones;
3-goal: Rodgers complete to Jones for touchdown against Williams.

http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/08/08/training-camp-practice-12-morning.aspx

meandering
08-08-2008, 08:44 PM
Just finished up my time in segregation (ban).......I just wanted to say this thread looks like a success. Thanks to the guys for the updates.:cheers:

newdude
08-08-2008, 09:02 PM
Just finished up my time in segregation (ban).......I just wanted to say this thread looks like a success. Thanks to the guys for the updates.:cheers:

No wonder it was more peaceful around here:D


But good news the Off. is doing pretty well.:clap:

socalpkrbkr
08-09-2008, 04:47 PM
“It’s one of those things where I had to think about it a bit,” Jenkins said during a break in training camp. “At some point, you try not to put it on your injuries, that maybe I just didn’t play that well.

“But I could see how some of the injuries were a factor in how I played. I do try to look back on it and I’m trying to improve in a lot of areas that I feel I need to improve on.”
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=781338
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I didn't realize he had as many little nagging injuries as he did. Hopefully he can come back this season with something to prove. Were going to need him to play big with the loss of Williams and now Harrell being hurt again. I saw that Jolly was out for yesterdays practice but I don't know much about the injury.

socalpkrbkr
08-09-2008, 08:17 PM
ROLL CALL

Cornerback Al Harris sat out with lower back soreness. Linebacker Desmond Bishop was on the sideline with a high Achilles' sprain.

Still out are: RB Ryan Grant (hamstring), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), C Junius Coston (groin), C Scott Wells (side), tackle Orrin Thompson (foot) and WR Greg Jennings (knee), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), DT Justin Harrell (back), DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee), DT Johnny Jolly (hip) and DE Jeremy Thompson (neck stinger).

Running back Vernand Morency returned to practice.

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN

Coach Mike McCarthy said none of the team's injuries are serious, but their bad enough that he won't take any big risks during the game Monday night.

That means a lot of second- and third-teamers are going to see a lot of action.

McCarthy said his plan was to play the No. 1 offense about a quarter and then go to the backups. But assuming players like Grant, Jennings, Wells and Jolly don't play, there will be a number of backups on the field when the game starts.

Part of the problem for the Packers and everyone else in the NFL is that teams are now limited to just 80 players in camp. In the past, NFL Europa exemptions allowed them to keep 90 or more players on the roster, thus giving coaches the flexibility to rest their starters and key backups.

Not this summer. A lot of teams are suffering nagging injuries because of the amount of work players are having to shoulder.

OFFENSIVE LINE MANEUVERS

All indications are that fourth-round pick Josh Sitton will start at right guard in the opener.

With Wells out, right guard Jason Spitz has been playing center, leaving Sitton to take his place. No one has given Sitton much of a run for the position and he's giving Spitz all he can handle. Assuming Wells, won't play, Spitz will be at center and Sitton will be at right guard.

Daryn Colledge and Allen Barbre were rotating each snap when they were at left guard. Usually after two snaps, Colledge moves to left tackle in place of Chad Clifton and Barbre stays inside.

Neither Colledge nor Barbre have been told who will start against the Bengals. But one scenario would be to start Colledge at left guard and then move him to left tackle when the No. 2s come in so Barbre can have an extended look at left guard also.

PREP TIME

For the first time this camp, the offense and defense went up against a scout team.

When the offense was up, it faced a defense that was playing the Bengals' scheme. When the defense was up, it faced an offense playing the Bengals' scheme.

The Packers are preparing for the blitz against new Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who was at Atlanta last year. They've gone back and looked at some tape of the Falcons' defense from last year just so their prepared for any blitzes the Bengals might bring.

The Packers only spend one day preparing for their exhibition opponents.

THIRD AND GOAL (LINE)

The emphasis today was on third down and goal-line plays.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a pretty good day in both periods.

He was able to connect on 3 of 4 in the third-and-long session and was 2 for 2 for two touchdowns on from the 3-yard line.

Rookie Brian Brohm threw a bad interception on third-down, hanging up a ball linebacker Spencer Havner picked off after cutting in front of tight end Evan Moore on the sideline.

ODDS AND ENDS

-- Cornerback Charles Woodson dropped an easy interception. Defensive ends coach Carl Hairston walked up to Woodson and grabbed his hands to take a look and see what was the matter.

-- Colledge took a snap at center during the one-on-one drills and did a pretty good job against Jason Hunter. Colledge said he took a few snaps at center during OTAs and is merely an emergency option.

-- Defensive tackle Alfred Malone had a great day rushing the passer during one-on-one drills and looks to be someone on the rise.

-- Tony Moll continues to struggle in pass-blocking drills and is going to have to get his act together soon.

-- Wide receiver Brett Swain made a beautiful catch while simulating Bengals WR Chad Johnson on the scout team. At the end of a deep crossing route he jumped up and snared a high pass with both hands.


http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/08/09/tc-practice-no-14.aspx
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The list of injured player seems to be growing. Good thing none of them are said to be serious.

JKB
08-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Colledge took a snap at center during the one-on-one drills and did a pretty good job against Jason Hunter. Colledge said he took a few snaps at center during OTAs and is merely an emergency option.


Better safe then sorry I guess. Maybe a couple extra reps outside in the cold would have helped in January............HMMMMM thats an Idea

4favre4
08-11-2008, 04:37 PM
I heard there were some fights in camp anybody got some info.

socalpkrbkr
08-14-2008, 12:47 AM
I heard there were some fights in camp anybody got some info.

I heard there were some fights as well. Early in camp is what I heard. No names were dropped so it probably wasn't anything out of the norm for training camp.
No blood = nothing to report

socalpkrbkr
08-14-2008, 12:59 AM
Green Bay - A lot of stuff went down tonight, so here's a quick rundown:

Linebacker A.J. Hawk did not practice for the first time in more than six years, we think. Coach Mike McCarthy said it was a chest injury sustained against the Bengals when Hawk deflected that third-down pass to Ben Utecht. Hawk was wearing a harness on right shoulder and McCarthy was intentionally vague about the injury except to say Hawk probably wouldn't have played if it were a regular season game. Brandon Chillar took Hawk's spot at weak-side backer next to Nick Barnett and Brady Poppinga;
Despite struggling against the Bengals, Josh Sitton was back as the starting right guard and seems to be entrenched there. And Jason Spitz was at left guard, a place he hasn't been in sometime. Scott Wells was back. If I were a betting man, I'd say those guys and Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton are your starting offensive line unless somebody falls on their face. Daryn Colledge barely sniffed guard in practice.
Consider the competition for the nickel back spot back on.
Cornerback Will Blackmon was allowed to practice without restrictions for the first time Wednesday night and he split snaps at the position with Tramon Williams and Jarrett Bush. Blackmon had been limited by the coaching staff as they gauged the progress of his right foot, which has been a chronic problem.
“The foot is no longer an issue,” said an obviously enthused Blackmon. “You can write it down. Write down, ‘What foot?’ It was more just convincing (the coaches) not to worry about anything. They probably limited me on some stuff and that was up to them. But I’m good to go.
“I’m getting back into my groove and they’ve seen the things they’ve expected to see when I first got here. The confidence level has always been high but it’s just moreso just trying to put everything behind me and trying to get back to what I’m supposed to be.”
While Brian Brohm is set to follow starter Aaron Rodgers in the quarterback rotation against the 49ers, McCarthy admitted that Matt Flynn has gained ground on Brohm and the competition for the Packers’ No. 2 spot is in full swing.
“I think Matt's definitely closing the gap, there's no doubt about it,” McCarthy said. “I think he's really been pushing Brian here probably about the last eight to 10 days. I think Matt is getting more comfortable.”
McCarthy said both quarterbacks have much room to improve after their performances against the Bengals. Brohm was 8-of-17 for 70 yards and an interception. Flynn was 12-of-21 for 117 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
“They did not have winning performances is the way we look at it, and it's just a number of things we need to clean up,” McCarthy said. “I've said it time and time again, those guys need to play. We knew this was going to take probably the full preseason to get those two guys ready, and we feel like we're on course to get that done.”
If Flynn is going to overtake Brohm, he’s going to have to do so with limited repetitions for the time being. McCarthy said the ratio of snaps and the rotation will remain the same for now.
“I feel very good about what I’ve done,” Flynn said. “I feel like I’m getting more comfortable and I’m just playing football now.”
Johnny Jolly is straddling the line between being competitive and being a punk. He got into it a couple of times in practice, including once when he took some swings at Tony Moll. You know it's bad when Mark Tauscher has to say something to you. And get this: Jolly got in Tauscher's face and the two had to be separated. Something's wrong when that happens.
Here's the injury report: Linebacker A.J. Hawk (chest), wide receivers Ruvell Martin (jaw contusion/mild concussion) and Brett Swain (quad contusion) and running back DeShawn Wynn (ankle) were all out with injuries suffered in Monday night’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals….Center Scott Wells (abdomen) and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (hip flexor) were back at practice…Running back Ryan Grant (hamstring) and linebacker Desmond Bishop (Achilles) were in pads and taking part in rehab drills...The usual suspects -- KGB, Ryan Pickett and Justin Harrell -- were also out.
The Packers have moved past the rigorous part of training camp as only one section – a two-minute drill with the first teams – was a true 11-on-11 competition at full speed. Most of practice was used either to fine tune the special teams or prepare for the San Francisco 49ers, Saturday night’s opponent.
In the two-minute drill, the first-team offense drove down to the 15-yard line but Aaron Rodgers was unable to get the ball in the end zone on the final two plays.
Rodgers had a sharp practice overall – he hit James Jones on a deep touchdown in 7-on-7 – and seemed to be working on looking off the safety before hitting his target. Rodgers struggled with that at times against the Bengals.
Brian Brohm fumbled a snap with center Junius Coston and was yanked. Both Brohm and Matt Flynn each threw an interception. Brohm’s came in 7-on-7.
Former Packer players Marco Rivera, Antonio Freeman and Dorsey Levens were on the sideline for much of practice. All three were in town for an autograph session at the fan zone in the Lambeau Field parking lot.
The practice was the most lightly attended of training camp so far despite a perfect night weather-wise.
http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/08/13/training-camp-practice-15.aspx
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Good thing it's still early. Hopefully AJ will bounce back with some extra rest. The back up QB competition sounds like its heating up as well. We've heard that in the last couple of days and it looks like coach is confirming that.

Oh and 4favre4 there's your fight news. (bold) Not probably what you were thinking unless you're psychic.

socalpkrbkr
08-14-2008, 04:43 PM
McCarthy: All healthy players to play on Saturday
12:50 p.m.

Today's practice ended at 12:32 p.m. Coach Mike McCarthy said he expects all players who missed practice today to be out for Saturday’s game, too, against the San Francisco 49ers. Receiver Ruvell Martin remains questionable and will be a medical decision. McCarthy said no healthy players will be held out of the game.

McCarthy expects the starters to play 30 or more plays on Saturday.

Aaron Rodgers who grew up in nearby Chico, Calif., will be the team’s offensive captain.

12:25 p.m.


It’s a beautiful August day in Green Bay with bright sunshine and a nice breeze. Nevertheless, today's crowd at training camp is likely the smallest so far this summer. Is interest in the team waning due to the departure of Brett Favre? That point can be debated, but there’s no arguing that attendance at camp is down from a year ago.

12:06 p.m.

Cornerback Charles Woodson is having an active morning. He picked off a Brian Brohm pass when he jumped an out pattern, and likely would have returned it for a touchdown. Woodson also picked off a Matt Flynn pass during a scout team offensive drill.

11:57 a.m.

Wide receiver Donald Driver talked Wednesday night after practice about making up for his key drop of an Aaron Rodgers pass in Monday night’s preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but at practice this morning, Driver again let a deep pass from Rodgers slip through his fingers after he’d beaten cornerback Scorpio Babers.

Wide receiver Jake Allen also suffered a case of the dropsies, which won’t help his cause in trying to earn a roster spot.

Safety Nick Collins had a nice defensive play against wide receiver Johnny Quinn when he batted down a pass.

11:20 a.m.

Receiver Ruvell Martin is back on the practice field this morning, only three days after suffering a jaw contusion and concussion against Cincinnati. Though Coach Mike McCarthy said Martin would be “close” for Saturday’s game at San Francisco – which usually means a player will not play -- his presence at practice today means he has at least a decent chance of playing.

Not practicing are: Tory Humphrey, Orrin Thompson, Greg Jennings, Brett Swain, DeShawn Wynn, Desmond Bishop, Charlie Peprah, Justin Harrell, Ryan Pickett, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and A.J. Hawk. Ryan Grant is in pads but doesn’t appear to be practicing.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/insider/index.shtml

We'll see more of the starters this weekend. I also read that Sitton is still taking first team snaps with Wells coming back to the C position and Spitz playing LG. So maybe the starting five will be Tauscher, Clifton, Wells, Sitton and Spitz.

socalpkrbkr
08-15-2008, 01:23 PM
The major battle the Green Bay Packers anticipated in training camp for a starting job at safety hasn’t materialized because Rouse’s play through almost three weeks of camp hasn’t matched incumbents Nick Collins and Atari Bigby.

Collins appeared to be the more vulnerable of the two starters going into camp but has become the quarterback of the secondary, and the Packers remain enamored with his athletic talent. Meanwhile, Bigby has carried over his excellent play from last year’s playoffs into camp this summer.

Rouse, meanwhile, continues to show a nose for the ball but at close to 230 pounds doesn’t appear as fast as he was as a rookie last season. His unusual size – at 6-feet-4 he’s the second-tallest safety in the NFL, behind only Dallas’ Pat Watkins at 6-5 – still provides a dimension for covering big tight ends that no one else on the roster has, so he could find his way on the field occasionally. But even though the Packers say the battle remains open, halfway through camp Rouse has failed to close the gap on Collins and Bigby.

“I absolutely think (Rouse) is a starter in this league,” said Kurt Schottenheimer, the Packers’ secondary coach, “yet you’ve got there two kids (in front of him) that are pretty good players in their own right.”
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080814/PKR01/80814148/1058&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL

newdude
08-15-2008, 01:36 PM
Guess we might not see Rouse start right now.

socalpkrbkr
08-19-2008, 01:48 AM
Green Bay - The Packers didn't have any competitive 11-on-11 drills for the second straight practice. Here are some news and notes:

Roll call: C Scott Wells (trunk), LB A.J. Hawk (chest sprain), LT Chad Clifton (soreness), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), CB Al Harris (back), TE Evan Moore (bruised knee ligament), RB Ryan Grant (hamstring), DT Daniel Muir (groin), DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) and DT Justin Harrell (knee) were out.

WR Greg Jennings, WR Ruvell Martin, WR Brett Swain and LB Desmond Bishop were back.
Hawk is now classified as week-to-week and he later said it is not definite that he'll be ready for the season opener.
Grant said he's still on track to be ready for the season opener.
McCarthy said Rodgers' left knee was a little sore but he still practiced.
McCarthy said Brian Brohm is still ahead of Matt Flynn at this point. Flynn had an interception in practice but the pass should have been caught by Jake Allen, who let it slip through his hands and into Aaron Rouse's. In scout team, Brohm threw an interception to Aaron Kampman.
With all the injuries, there was again a lot of shuffling on the offensive line. Most of the time it was, from L to R: Tony Moll, Daryn Colledge, Jason Spitz, Josh Sitton and Mark Tauscher. Colledge also played some LT, with Allen Barbre working in at LG.

Former GM Ron Wolf was in attendance.

http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/08/18/training-camp-practice-17.aspx

meandering
08-19-2008, 03:04 AM
No wonder it was more peaceful around here:D


But good news the Off. is doing pretty well.:clap:

you have to throw a chair out on the floor. Grab someone by the scruff.....yell, rant and rave.

Its all good. Wasn't the first, and certainly with the Viqueens and others around here.......I suspect it wont be my last.

I am syill amazed, I get popped for a felony (which was a misdemeanor) and I see the same thing I did, and worse.

O well.....good to be back!
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I have heard whispers of Chris Simms being whacked in Tampa. That could be someone for us to look at.

Also whoever is left after the decisions are made in San Fran.....Shaun Hill, JT Osullivan?!?!?

I have a problem with guys like Culpepper or Leftowhich....because at the end of the day they want to be starters....Culpepper averages a fumble a game.
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I thought Chillar was brought in because he can cover tes? Where was he on Vernon Davis? The Hawk injury sounds more serious than they are letting on.
Other than dumbass John Jolly and his drug case, I really do not believe the Packers are as thin at DL as everyone thinks. McCarthy hass always erred on the side of caution in regards to injuries.
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Anyone else worried about R Grant not playing. Hes another dumbass.....kinda!

Was wondering what the chances are A Rodgers isnt calling the protections right......I believe in our OL and their depth. Lots of size and talent there!

socalpkrbkr
08-19-2008, 12:16 PM
I have got to be honest. I'm really not into bringing in any of the back up QBs that are available. Now Wells is hurt again, not good. We haven’t had our starting rotation healthy for more than a week during training camp. This could be a rough start to the season if we can’t get our guys to gel due to injury. I'm not worried at all about Grant. He'll be fine and as a running back he'll jump right back into the mix. BJ worries me with his protection. Morency does great with protection but it's going to be obvious when he's in there what we're going to do. (If he makes the team) I think Herron is going to make it and I think Wynn is gone. The guy can’t play through bumps and bruises. The D line is going to be OK. We've got some injuries there but assuming everyone will return to good health and Jolly doesn’t get suspended we'll be fine there. Who knows about Harrell. I wouldn’t be surprised if they put him on IR.

XJW18
08-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Another injury to starting center Scott Wells has the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line shuffling again.



Jason Spitz was back to snapping in Monday’s practice because Wells, who missed a week and a half recently with a trainers called a trunk (torso) injury, sustained a similar injury on the other side of his body in the second quarter of Saturday’s preseason loss at San Francisco.

Coach Mike McCarthy had hoped to solidify his starting line heading into Friday’s game at Denver, with Spitz seemingly locked in at left guard and rookie Josh Sitton the front-runner on the right side. But the uncertainty of Wells’ status means Daryn Colledge and Allen Barbre, who split snaps at left guard on Monday, might be vying for a starting job after all.

“They did a bunch of tests (Monday),” coach Mike McCarthy said of Wells’ status. “We’ll have all the results (today).”

Left tackle Chad Clifton also sat out on Monday because of soreness, but McCarthy was hopeful the veteran would return to practice this morning.

The lack of continuity won’t do any favors for a line that’s had a hand in major protection issues during the first two preseason games, particularly early. The Packers have allowed 15 quarterback hits and nine sacks; starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been sacked six times, including four times on Saturday.

McCarthy said he didn’t know enough about Wells’ medical situation to speak to the future at left guard of Spitz, who had several lapses in pass protection on Saturday.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080818/PKR01/80818166/1058

socalpkrbkr
08-19-2008, 08:02 PM
Green Bay - Here are the news, notes and observations around training camp today:

The Packers signed DT Rodney Allen from the Odessa Roughnecks of the Intense Football League. No, that's not a video game. It's an actual indoor football league. Allen is 6-feet, 2-inches and 315 pounds. He went to Kansas University via Garden City Community College, and is from Coral Gables, Fla. Ravens RB Willis McGahee is Allen's cousin. The Packers, who worked Allen out last week, wasted no time getting him on the field. He fared very well in one-one drills, and is one of those anchor DTs that are tough to move. Physically, he has about the biggest thighs and calves you'll ever see. Allen is one stout guy. TE Evan Moore (knee) was placed on injured reserve.

Roll call: RB Ryan Grant (hamstring), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), CB Al Harris, RB DeShawn Wynn (ankle), LB A.J. Hawk (chest), C Scott Wells (abdomen), OT Chad Clifton (soreness), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), DT Justin Harrell (back) and DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) were all out.
OT Orrin Thompson (ankle) and TE Tory Humphrey (Achilles) were back.
Allen Barbre and Daryn Colledge switched between LT and LG for much of practice. Tony Moll got some reps at LT.
The first-team defense was not good during goal line against the scout team offense. The scout team scored touchdowns on three of their four plays, without much resistance actually.
Aaron Rodgers got off to a slow start in practice -- he and the receivers seemed to be out of sync -- but picked it up later. He was 4 of 6 on his two-minute drill with a questionable touchdown to Vernand Morency on fourth down.

Will Blackmon picked off a poor throw from Brian Brohm.
LB Abdul Hodge absolutely blew up FB Ryan Powdrell on a blitz. The defensive starters were all excited about that and most of them ran onto the field hootin' and hollerin'.
RB Brandon Jackson got into it with S Aaron Rouse, who took some swings at Jackson when he was on the ground. Jackson later knocked Cullen Jenkins' helmet off with a hard shove.
There was another breakdown in the defensive secondary as Taj Smith was left wide open for a touchdown. Charles Woodson and Atari Bigby were looking at each other after the play, trying to figure out who was at fault.
TE Joey Haynos had the best practice of any player. His 6-8 frame came in nicely in the red zone, where he caught multiple touchdowns.

http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/08/19/training-camp-practice-18.aspx

hughest4
08-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Training Camp Practice #19


Green Bay - Sorry for the lateness of this. Had something to take care of at home, and then a chat over on Insider.

Let's get right to it:

* DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee), CB Al Harris (back), LT Chad Clifton (soreness) and CB Joe Porter (family matter) returned to practice. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin (family) also returned.
* The usual suspects -- LB A.J. Hawk (chest), C Scott Wells (abdomen), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), DT Justin Harrell (back), RB Ryan Grant (hamstring), RB DeShawn Wynn (ankle) and S Charlie Peprah (hamstring) -- were still out and they will not play against Denver. Daniel Muir (groin) didn't practice but is expected to play.
* "I didn't watch him, but it was good to have him out there," McCarthy said of KGB. "So we'll evaluate the tape and see how he feels tomorrow. It was good to have him out there today."
* Daryn Colledge was the LG with the first-team offensive line. Orrin Thompson, Allen Barbre, Junius Coston, Tony Moll and Breno Giacomini was the No. 2 unit.
* Once again the first-team defense struggled against the scout team offense at the goal line -- three TDs on three plays.
* Aaron Rodgers seemed to have his snaps pulled back a little in advance of the game. He was getting one snap and then Brian Brohm would enter for the most part.
* Rodgers was 3-of-3 in his portion of the two-minute drill with crowd noise blaring. He did throw an INT, however, when Aaron Rouse made a great break on a pass to Donald Driver. Brohm struggled again, and threw a few bad passes that were behind receivers.
* Rodgers placed a throw for the second-straight day into the passing net that is about 45 yards down the field.
* Ted Thompson and Ron Wolf talked for a while on the sidelines.
* TE Jermichael Finley had perhaps his best day of practice with two red-zone touchdowns. One was on a great leaping grab.
* Moll had a false start and was bounced for Tauscher.
* Ryan Powdrell fumbled a handoff from Matt Flynn.
-jsonline.com

Well its good to have guys like Jennings, KGB, and Al Harris back on the field and hopefully playing against Denver. We really need Ryan Pickett back ASAP because we are so much better when he is on the field. He is great against the run...

newdude
08-20-2008, 10:29 PM
Ehhh?? Scout team offense? :pity:

socalpkrbkr
08-21-2008, 11:59 AM
THUMBS UP
Well, it appears somebody got a talking-to. A day after he struggled catching the ball in red-zone drills, rookie tight end JermichaelFinley caught two consecutive touchdown passes from quarterback Matt Flynn. Finley showed off his immense athletic potential on one reception where he skied over 6-3 linebacker Brandon Chillar and made a great leaping grab. Finley still has a ways to go with consistency, but Wednesday might have been his best practice of camp. He's battling Tory Humphrey, who practiced for the second straight day, for the backup spot behind Donald Lee.

THUMBS DOWN
It might be only against the scout team, but the performance of the first-team defense in goal line situations bordered on terrible the past two days. On Monday, the scout team scored touchdowns on three of four plays - all passes. Tuesday saw the first-teamers give up passing touchdowns on three straight plays. Flynn threw all six touchdown passes.

INJURY REPORT
Defensive tackle Daniel Muir (groin) sat out practice. He was also on the sidelines Monday but is expected to play Friday night against the Denver Broncos. . . . Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee), cornerback Al Harris (back), left tackle Chad Clifton (soreness) and cornerback Joe Porter (personal) returned to practice. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin (family) also was back after missing Monday and Tuesday.

ODDS AND ENDS
• Daryn Colledge, who split time with Allen Barbre between left tackle and left guard on Tuesday, was solidly the left guard on the first-team offensive line with, from left to right, Chad Clifton, Jason Spitz, Josh Sitton and Mark Tauscher. Orrin Thompson, Barbre, Junius Coston, Tony Moll and Breno Giacomini were on the No. 2 unit.

• Aaron Rodgers was 3 for 3 in his portion of the two-minute drill but threw an interception in seven-on-seven when safety Aaron Rouse made a great play to get in front of receiver Donald Driver. Rodgers appeared to have his workload cut back significantly in advance of the game for the first time in camp.

• General manager Ted Thompson spoke with one of his predecessors, Ron Wolf, on the sideline for much of practice. "He's always been my mentor," Thompson said. "I've always looked to him as someone that I can call and talk to, even if he's not here. But when he's here I think it's certainly more comfortable and we can talk a little more football. He can point out this guy or this guy. He's very generous in that regard."

• The Sunday practice, originally scheduled for 11:30 a.m., has been moved to 3 p.m. on Clarke Hinkle Field.

• The Packers practiced with crowd noise piped in for the offense's work against the scout-team defense.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=785771

This one had a little more info in it. Pretty interesting about Wolf being at practices.

socalpkrbkr
08-21-2008, 02:03 PM
DeShawn Wynn (ankle) is reportedly a candidate for injured reserve.

Green Bay is expected to keep four tailbacks this year. Wynn's placement on I.R. would clear room for Noah Herron or Kregg Lumpkin to claim the last spot behind Ryan Grant, Brandon Jackson, and No. 3 back Vernand Morency.

-rotoworld

RcrkllrH2
08-21-2008, 09:29 PM
-rotoworld

i must say out of those i would very much prefer noah herron to win the job

frankly i like him better than morency, but i think morency isnt totally bad

socalpkrbkr
08-21-2008, 10:09 PM
i must say out of those i would very much prefer noah herron to win the job

frankly i like him better than morency, but i think morency isnt totally bad

Yeah I like Noah too. I remember him playing well when we needed him. He's just had some bad luck with injuries. I was thinking it would go Grant, Jackson, Morency and Herron from the get go. We'll see if Lumpkin can go off and have a good finale maybe he'll get the nod.

newdude
08-21-2008, 10:13 PM
Wynn is going to I.R. again?

socalpkrbkr
08-22-2008, 12:51 AM
The Green Bay Press-Gazette believes DT Justin Harrell (back) will stay on the PUP list to start the season.

The Packers think he'll be able to play later this year, but that's hardly a given. With Corey Williams in Cleveland, Johnny Jolly facing a possible suspension, and Ryan Pickett out with a hamstring injury, the team will face depth issues at defensive tackle early this season.

-rotoworld

Not good, that means he won't be able to play until after the sixth game.

hughest4
08-22-2008, 01:22 AM
Man, its disappointing that Wynn is going to end up on IR again. He showed some flashes last season but he is soft and unable to stay healthy. I'm not a fan of Morency at all and would like it if he werent on this team at all. He has never looked impressive to me while the others have

NYMetros
08-22-2008, 09:42 PM
Tory Humphrey is "securely" the Packers' No. 2 tight end behind Donald Lee.

Raw rookie Jermichael Finley never gained any ground in training camp and will be third on the depth chart. He's still too one-dimensional. Humphrey's playing time will be limited by Green Bay's depth at wide receiver.

Rotoworld

ugottabjoshinme
08-22-2008, 09:56 PM
i liked the finley pick....hope he progresses more

meandering
08-23-2008, 12:32 AM
This one had a little more info in it. Pretty interesting about Wolf being at practices.

His wife did not want to live in Florida yearround. They will spend the winters in Florida. While there is a lot of ties to Green Bay.......I am not certain this is impending doom for TT. TT is a Wolf prodege man, I couldnt necessarily seeing him fill that spot even if TT was to get fired. Wolf missed on alot of picks towards the end too.

meandering
08-23-2008, 12:34 AM
Wynn should be cut. He has shown he will not play through any type of injury. He gets hurt a lot. I just dont see it, they have a propensity to cut guys like this. If even to give another guy another week to get a look.

socalpkrbkr
08-23-2008, 12:41 AM
His wife did not want to live in Florida yearround. They will spend the winters in Florida. While there is a lot of ties to Green Bay.......I am not certain this is impending doom for TT. TT is a Wolf prodege man, I couldnt necessarily seeing him fill that spot even if TT was to get fired. Wolf missed on alot of picks towards the end too.

Yeah this is similar to what I said in another thread. I don't think Ron Wolf will ever be the GM of the Green Bay Packers again so no news there.


Wynn should be cut. He has shown he will not play through any type of injury. He gets hurt a lot. I just dont see it, they have a propensity to cut guys like this. If even to give another guy another week to get a look.

I totally agree. Wynn just can't stay healthy. He can't seem to shake off the never ending list of little injuries. That's disappointing.

socalpkrbkr
08-24-2008, 06:43 PM
Green Bay - The good news is running back Ryan Grant is back on the practice field and taking handoffs today. The bad news is several players are not practicing.

Players out: LB A.J. Hawk (shoulder), S Atari Bigby (ankle), LB Brandon Chillar (unknown), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), DT Johnny Jolly (unknown), DT Cullen Jenkins (unknown), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), DT Justin Harrell (back), C Scott Wells (back), CB Charles Woodson (knee), WR James Jones (knee) and G Josh Sitton (knee).

Woodson and Jones both banged their knees against the Broncos. Jones, Sitton and Harrell are the only players not to at least watch practice today.


The severity of Sitton's injury is still not known. Tony Moll is still taking Sitton's place at RG.

Tracy White is at WLB for Chillar.

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila is taking part in practice although he seems to be a little limited.

http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/08/24/grant-back-several-players-out.aspx

RcrkllrH2
08-24-2008, 10:21 PM
ugh with all the injuries.....


and i hope with this last preseason game finley gets a lot of reps...itll be valuable experience for him

hughest4
08-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Injury Update


Green Bay - There are several updates on the injury front for the Packers. Here they are:

* Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that both right guard Josh Sitton and wide receiver James Jones have sprained knees and are week to week;
* It appears that Sitton's is the more serious of the sprains, as his status for the season opener on Sept. 8 is in doubt. They'll have to wait and see on both.
* Defensive tackle Justin Harrell is on his way to Charlotte to get a second opinion on his troublesome back.
* CB Charles Woodson just has a knee bruise;
* LB Brandon Chillar (lower back) should be back on Monday, and Cullen Jenkins has a couple of minor injuries but nothing that will keep him out long;
* Scott Wells (back) and A.J. Hawk (chest) are close to returning but won't play this week;
* Ryan Pickett is also getting there. McCarthy said they're targeting him for the season opener.
* DeShawn Wynn returned to practice.
-jsonline.com

For the most part this is good news. The knee injuries for Jones and Sitton don't seem to serious and everyone else seems to be close to returning to action. Thats good news going into the season

socalpkrbkr
08-25-2008, 05:42 PM
Players out: S Atari Bigby (ankle), LB Brandon Chillar (lower back), LB A.J. Hawk (chest), WR James Jones (knee sprain), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), OG Josh Sitton (knee sprain), C Scott Wells (back) and CB Charles Woodson (knee bruise).
DE Cullen Jenkins was back. DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila practiced but his right knee does not look up to speed.
Aaron Rodgers had his reps scaled way back since he won't be playing much on Thursday night.
The performances of the two rookies, Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn, in his place left a lot to be desired. It was almost as if Monday was a practice designed to work on the defense picking off passes, because it was raining interceptions and poorly thrown balls. Brohm had a ball tipped by Colin Cole, which Brohm caught himself. Brohm was also intercepted by Aaron Rouse and Nick Collins. Flynn was even worse, throwing into the arms of Rouse, Desmond Bishop and Abdul Hodge. And I didn't even watch 7-on-7 because I was over at the one-on-ones.
In the final one-on-one battles of training camp in full pads (Tuesday's finale is in shells), the offensive line came out ahead 14-11-3.
Here are the o-line records from today (most wins first): Breno Giacomini (3-0-1), Daryn Colledge (3-1), Tony Moll (2-0), Chad Clifton (1-0), Mark Tauscher (1-0), Allen Barbre (1-1-1), Brennan Carvalho (1-1-1), Jason Spitz (0-1), Orrin Thompson (0-1), Ryan Keenan (1-3), Junius Coston (1-3). Barbre had the only decisive win for the o-line. Coston (two), Keenan and Barbre each had decisive losses.
Defensive line: Daniel Muir (4-0), Rodney Allen (2-1), Alfred Malone (2-2), Colin Cole (1-0), Jason Hunter (1-1-2), Michael Montgomery (1-2), Johnny Jolly (0-1), Jeremy Thompson (0-2), Conrad Bolston (0-2-1), Cullen Jenkins (0-3). Muir (three), Malone and Allen each had decisive victories. Allen had a decisive loss.
Montgomery pulled up lame with an apparent knee injury on his final rep.
Jarrett Bush got a lot of time at safety with Tyrone Culver.

-JS Online.com
Not good news at all that Montgomery is hurt. Hopefully it's nothing. There you go Wiss, ha ha our boy getting "a lot of time at safety.":(

wissportsfan
08-25-2008, 07:06 PM
Not good news at all that Montgomery is hurt. Hopefully it's nothing. There you go Wiss, ha ha our boy getting "a lot of time at safety.":(

Yeah not good at all. Question: what is the O-line/D-line game?

socalpkrbkr
08-25-2008, 07:46 PM
Yeah not good at all. Question: what is the O-line/D-line game?

I'm not exactly sure but I would assume its a drill where they are competing against each other. They could use pass rushing situations or running situations see how it plays out to determine a winner.

RcrkllrH2
08-25-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm not exactly sure but I would assume its a drill where they are competing against each other. They could use pass rushing situations or running situations see how it plays out to determine a winner.

thats exactly it....they just line up across from each other and try to push each other around sumo style....its actually quite telling as to the production of your linemen

socalpkrbkr
08-26-2008, 05:30 PM
And just like that, they're gone to behind a green screen or inside the Don Hutson Center.

The Green Bay Packers held their final public practice of 2008 this morning. As usual, the weather was perfect. Boy, did the Packers luck out this year with the weather or what? Maybe there were a few drops of rain, but that was it. Not one practice came close to being washed out. And the temperatures were very mild.

Onto a couple of notes from a very tame practice:

Players out: S Atari Bigby (ankle), CB Charles Woodson (knee), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), LB A.J. Hawk (chest), C Scott Wells (back), CB Al Harris (back), OG Josh Sitton (knee), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring), WR James Jones (knee), DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) and DE Michael Montgomery (groin).
Player returning: LB Brandon Chillar (back).
Brian Brohm was intercepted by Will Blackmon as Brohm forced a pass into coverage.
As long as RB Ryan Grant is fine on Wednesday, he will start Thursday's game and play as long as the first team does (about 10 plays);
McCarthy on training camp in general: "I thought the quality was high, what I refer to as the way we practice. Our tempo and the energy that we had out here was far better than the first two years. I think the less practices helped us in that. I felt our football players were out here working to improve. They weren't out here trying to survive. They were thriving individually, and I think that's important and I think the schedule helped them. On the negative side, I thought it was disjointed. I thought the scheduling part of it was a little disjointed, the three six-day weeks in a row. But I'm pleased with the amount of work, the quality amount of work we were able to get done."
The team had less snaps in practice because they had fewer practices. "It's more percentage of breaking the snaps down as far as how they fit into different situations. I take a common grid that people use. I refer to it as you take the number of situations percentage-wise over the course of the season, I've charted it, I've got the last five years up on my board, and I try to make sure that reflects what we're getting done practice-wise, and then there's areas we feel we may need to stress more, red zone or maybe short-yardage this year, so I kind of balance that out. That's how I distribute the snaps."

jsonline.com
Good to hear Grant is finally back almost at 100% and likely to start on Thursday vs the Titans.

RcrkllrH2
08-26-2008, 06:59 PM
i didnt totally HATE the pick with a passion, but i by no means liked it when we picked up brohm but boy howdy....has he looked bad or what??

he keeps getting picked off, he looks frazzled in every game he plays in, and even in practice he forces balls and....gets picked off


thats a surprise for me...

socalpkrbkr
08-26-2008, 07:07 PM
i didnt totally HATE the pick with a passion, but i by no means liked it when we picked up brohm but boy howdy....has he looked bad or what??

he keeps getting picked off, he looks frazzled in every game he plays in, and even in practice he forces balls and....gets picked off


thats a surprise for me...

Yeah it doesn’t sound good at all does it? If you ask McCarthy he says everything is fine. I don’t think so. Of course he will support the rookies and not front on them in public. I didn’t think we would pick up a vet and I still at this point don’t but man if Brohm comes out and lays an egg on Thursday we had better do something. That’s all I keep hearing about Brohm, picks, picks and more picks. I'm sure he will get it together at some point, I just don’t know if we can take that chance going into a year when we should be competing for the division. We just have to pray that Aaron doesn’t get hurt because if he does and we don’t have some vet back up, the way things have looked, we might be drafting in the top ten.

hughest4
08-29-2008, 10:20 AM
Injury Updates

Green Bay - The mad dash by punter Jon Ryan in the fourth quarter might have been one of the most exciting plays the Green Bay Packers had in their 23-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.

But it might well have cost the team long snapper J.J. Jansen just 11 days before the opening game against the Minnesota Vikings. He suffered a left knee injury near the end of the play trying to throw a block for Ryan.

“Yes I’m worried about J.J.,” special teams coach Mike Stock said. “He came off the field and I said, ‘How’s your knee?’ He said, ‘Not real good.’ We’ll see what happens.”

Ryan took off on a 34-yard run after he leaped to catch Jansen’s second poor snap of the game. As he ran down the right sideline, Jansen signaled for Ryan to cut back toward the middle of the field. As he did, Jansen missed a block on Titans cornerback Reynaldo Hill. Jansen tried to stop his momentum by planting his left foot, but his left knee bent awkwardly to the side.

Jansen sat on the bench with a large ice pack on his knee after the play. He was briefly seen in the hallways around the Packers’ locker room walking with a slight limp but did not go in to speak to reporters.

Jansen, a 22-year-old undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, had won a training camp competition against Thomas Gafford before the first exhibition game.

“He snapped really well,” Stock said. “He had the low one on the extra point (in the first quarter) as well, which is highly irregular because he hasn’t had a bad snap the whole time he’s been here in practice or in games.”

If Jansen is out for a significant amount of time, the Packers would have to scramble to find a new snapper.


Guard Junius Coston and linebacker Tracy White also left the game with injuries.

White said his ankle was fine and he could have gone back in, but Coston was carted off with a right knee injury.

“I don’t really know right now, we have to get it scanned to see exactly what’s going on,” said Coston, who will have an MRI. “I just remember getting hit from the right and then my knee kind of buckled at the end. Hopefully it’s not too serious.”

The dour look on Coston’s face seemed to tell the tale.

“I’m just disappointed because I’m trying to stay healthy and it seems like I keep getting the bad end of the stick on that,” he said.

Defensive tackle Justin Harrell was seen on standing on the sideline just a few days after his back surgery.

Both guard Josh Sitton and wide receiver James Jones wore large braces on their injured knees. Sitton has a sprain of the medial collateral ligament, and Jones appears to have the same injury.
-jsonline.com

Even though he is only the long-snapper, its still an extremely important position. If you can't good snaps off to the Punter then its going to be a tough year for your team. Hopefully we find someone that is decent to replace him. Sucks for Coston...

socalpkrbkr
08-29-2008, 11:48 AM
Even though he is only the long-snapper, its still an extremely important position. If you can't good snaps off to the Punter then its going to be a tough year for your team. Hopefully we find someone that is decent to replace him. Sucks for Coston...

Even more concerning is the field goals. We've got a little more room for error with punt snaps. Yeah this sucks. Obviously it hurts us if we have to replace him. He seemed to me like he was doing a fine job for us. We'll just keep our fingers crossed for the both of them. It doesn't sound good though. Damn injuries!:pity:

RcrkllrH2
08-29-2008, 12:57 PM
Even more concerning is the field goals. We've got a little more room for error with punt snaps. Yeah this sucks. Obviously it hurts us if we have to replace him. He seemed to me like he was doing a fine job for us. We'll just keep our fingers crossed for the both of them. It doesn't sound good though. Damn injuries!:pity:

from a points standpoint yes we should worry more about the field goal snaps than the punt snaps

but from a logistics standpoint, if we botch field goals and cant get those, than we dont get points, but the opposition takes over at our 30 or so....if we mess up punts, than we are probably at the very closest at our 40, and maybe further back, botch those and we might have a problem with field position.

because of that i am more worried about punt snaps, than field goal snaps

wwfd1220
08-29-2008, 02:54 PM
c'mon rob davis. we need you buddy, come out of retirement. lol

socalpkrbkr
08-29-2008, 06:29 PM
The injury to long snapper J.J. Jansen is a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left knee – an injury his agent believes isn't serious enough to keep him out of the Green Bay Packers' regular-season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 8.

"It’s an LCL and not an ACL, which is very encouraging," agent Paul Sheehy said after tests were conducted this morning. "We've got 11 days before the opener, so we're pretty optimistic that he'll be ready and be in there."

The rookie from Notre Dame was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans while trying to block for punter Jon Ryan, who had to take off running after a high snap by Jansen. He did not return and limped off the field after the game with his knee heavily wrapped and on ice.

The Packers don't have another long snapper on the roster, and none of their position players has ever long snapped during a game. Even though Jansen's injury isn't likely to be season ending, the Packers probably would put him on season-ending injured reserve or release him if he couldn't play in the opener because it's unlikely they would carry two snappers on their 53-man roster, even for just a week or two.

"My gut is he'll play with either a brace or some other kind of protection on it, and he'll be ready to roll," Sheehy said.

The Packers picked Jansen over another street free agent, Thomas Gafford, early in training camp. They cut Gafford on Aug. 3, and he later signed with the Chicago Bears but probably will be released during final cuts on Saturday.


greenbaypressgazette (http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/ic/blogs/insider/index.shtml)

XJW18
08-29-2008, 07:33 PM
Jansen is the only long snapper we have,
Injuries are killing us!
hopefully he will be ok by next Monday.

beast
08-31-2008, 08:26 PM
Jansen is the only long snapper we have,
Injuries are killing us!
hopefully he will be ok by next Monday.

Jansen is on the IR. In other words he can't play until next season according to NFL rules.

Also I've read this.....according to NFL rules a retired player working for a team (such as Rob Davis is with the Packers) can't be put onto a roster after the 75 roster cut down. So Davis can't come back. (unless maybe there is a loop hole....like maybe he can be fired/quit and then come unto the roster)

The Packers are said to be bring in a couple of LS in Monday to give them a try out.