Another camp, another round of impressive plays from Desmond Bishop. There he was yesterday putting a monster hit on Andrew Quarless and there he was this morning pulling in an interception. The guy is all over the field and always seems to be around the ball. Fans get excited and, sure enough, a gentleman next to me said “Why is he not starting? Why is he not starting over Hawk?”
Interestingly enough, the answer came in a drill that happened to be held right in front of us. Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and the defensive linemen were drilling pre-snap shifts along with a number of the linebackers. Bishop twice mis-identified what the offense was doing and called for the wrong adjustment, the second time causing Trgovac to stop the drill and walk over to Bishop to have a few private words with the linebacker.
And that’s it in a nutshell. The Packers would love nothing more than to get Bishop on the field. Unfortunately, they are scared to death that Bishop would have one of his patented mental breakdowns at the worst possible time. So they stick with Hawk, knowing that while the dynamic plays may not be as forthcoming (though Hawk also had a nice pick in practice himself this morning) they can be sure he will be in the right place, executing his assignment.