The Green Bay Packers‘ offseason schedule was released by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. The workout program begin on April 15 and ends on June 14. And the mandatory three-day minicamp will be held from June 4-6. To my knowledge, the Packers’ offseason program has typically ended with minicamp under head coach Mike McCarthy. I’m not sure if I’m mistaken or this represents a change in Green Bay. Perhaps this is what McCarthy was talking about during the NFL owners meeting when he said there’d be alterations to the schedule.
Newly signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio’s first interview with the local media occurred with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and reporter Tyler Dunne whom he told, “Of course I’d love to win the job. I want to compete and do well. If that means winning the job, great. If that means pushing Crosby and helping the team, that’s great as well.” As part of his interview, he talks about his experiences learning from former San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers. Tavecchio competed with Akers during training camp last season, eventually losing out on the job.
A report out of Texas on Tuesday indicated free agent safety Michael Huff has a visit set up with the Packers. Tom Silverstein, over at JSOnline, commented on Huff, writing, “A source familiar with the Packers’ thinking said there’s a chance Huff’s agent is trying to drum up interest for his client and was skeptical how far the Packers would pursue the safety. If the price drops considerably, Huff would be a good option to firm up the safety position given his experience, but both the Cowboys and Ravens are in need of a starter.” The Packers also might be wanting to make a decision on Huff until after the NFL Draft, although they may not be afforded that luxury. If the Packers happened to select a safety in the first or second round, they might decide they’re better off without Huff.
Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels also talked to Tyler Dunne in a blog post at JSOnline in which he talked about his physical nature and what he needs to continue to work on. “I think my strength is just my energy,” Daniels said. “I can work on everything. Going from a rookie into my second year, I just have to work on everything from my stance to my punch, recognition, pass rush, run-stopping ability, double-teams, whatever, I’m going to work at it.” Daniels had a positive rookie season in Green Bay, but it remains to be seen whether he can be more than just an interior pass-rush specialist. He showed flashes last season and played in the 3-4 package, but he needs to take another step to have a well-rounded game.
An article on NFL Draft prospects similar to Randall Cobb is written by Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel.
Speaking of Randall Cobb, Fox Sports Wisconsin has an article on Mike McCarthy wanting Cobb off special teams.
Some brief analysis of running back DuJuan Harris appears at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
A column on Jermichael Finley and Jordy Nelson is over at PackersTalk.com.
Jermichael Finley is the topic of discussion for Mike Vandermause in a video at the Press-Gazette.
Video: The Packers reportedly worked out former indoor football player Junior Aumavae before he signed with the Jets, according to Fox 11 in Green Bay…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.