There is a lot to like about the 13-year Green Bay Packers veteran Julius Peppers. And the production that both he and Reggie White recorded at the same age while sporting a Packers uniform is quite impressive.
The Green Bay Packers and their fans rolled out the red carpet for their former quarterback Brett Favre this past weekend and it couldn’t have gone much better. Except for one matter that made the Packers look small.
During every Green Bay Packers training camp there seems to be a “camp-darling”, a dark horse who emerges out of nowhere to tantalize and excite the fan base. Last year that player was wide out Jeff Janis. This year Janis looks to earn more playing time.
Approaching the 2013 NFL Draft General Manager Ted Thompson was faced with needs at the key positions of defensive line and running back and a philosophy of taking the best players available. Thompson seemed to accomplish both.
If you took a poll of Packers fans you will find that they are divided on how well Zook will coordinate special teams. There are those who see Zook as just another McCarthy buddy who didn’t make much of a difference last year when he was an assistant. Others look at his coaching body of work and come away impressed.
Aaron Rodgers is very good in the pocket and is able to manipulate and move the pocket and use his legs to extend plays. It is part of what makes him great. For the Green Bay Packers offense to succeed, this is vital.
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