Camp Notes: Day 3

Some quick observations from a short and relatively light practice on day three of Packers training camp. 

Things were pretty subdued today as Matt LaFleur indicated he'd be taking it pretty easy on the guys. Expect things to ramp up considerably tomorrow. 

  • Couple nice reps from De'vondre Campbell today, sifting through the wash and cutting through to the ball carrier. He looks like a solid addition. Interested to see how physical he is when the pads come on. 
  • Rashan Gary has had a good start to camp, but he could not get around Elgton Jenkins today. Jenkins has been playing out at left tackle with the starters while David Bakhtiari is out and has been an absolute wall. 
  • The Packers did mix things up along the starting offensive line a few times during team stuff today, with Billy Turner at left tackle and Dennis Kelly at right tackle. They also brought in Ben Braden at right guard for a spell.
  • Jaire Alexander vs Davante Adams is worth the trip to training camp alone. On one rep, Adams tried to get him on a double move and Alexander was all over it. 
  • Later in practice, Alexander dropped out for a bit with some apparent muscle tightness. While he was being stretched out on the sideline, Eric Stokes drew Davante Adams in coverage. It did not end well for the rookie, who actually had decent coverage on a fade in the red zone. But a perfect pass from Rodgers and classic late hands from Davante, there was nothing for Stokes to do except take notes. 
  • Jace Sternberger had a couple nice catches over the middle. Tight ends coach Justin Outten worked with him early in practice on some procedural things, like releasing out after motioning across the formation. 
  • Jordan Love is not afraid to throw into the middle of the field, I'll give him that much. But he got away with one late in team stuff when he tried to zip one between three defenders and nearly threw an interception. 
  • Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers began practice fielding punts. Cobb mentioned yesterday that he may contribute as a returner at times during the season. 
  • Back at it tomorrow morning. 
  • Go Pack. 

 

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mnbadger's picture

July 30, 2021 at 02:45 pm

Good to hear positive feedback about new ILB Campbell. I'd prefer to see RC18 fielding punts over Amari. If Cobb gets hurt back there, he can still be buddies with AR1 and mentor AR2 with a cast, sling, boot or whatever takes him off the field first. GPG!

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Packers0808's picture

July 30, 2021 at 03:38 pm

Almost sounds like Bucket List wish for you to see Cobb injured!

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Rebecca's picture

July 30, 2021 at 04:44 pm

lol…good one.

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mnbadger's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:17 pm

not at all, I loved RC18 as a Packer. But, I'm a firm believer in letting a player go before they bottom out. Belichek has won a bunch of rings following that principle. I wish Cobb would have retired and returned as an assistant coach to best make use of his current talents. Hope I'm wrong, but placating the "front office" is the only reason he's here no matter how people want to spin it. GPG!

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LambeauPlain's picture

July 31, 2021 at 08:59 am

Silver lining would be Cobb returning to the Packers in 2022 as a coach. He even mentioned in his presser when he done playing he wants to pursue the business side.

I think he would be a good coach. I also take him at his word saying he would help his family friend Amari get up to speed quickly.

Edgar Bennett 2.0?

My concern is the Texans trading for Miller and could not wait to jettison Cobb with 2 years left on his $27 mil, ($18 mil guaranteed!). He only started 2 games for them.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:50 pm

If Jenkins is really that good at tackle through camp, it’s going to be really hard to justify not playing him there as his career progresses.

That got me thinking again on whether there might be a trade or two coming at some point. I hate the idea, and Rodgers might too, but the cap math keeps nagging.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:48 pm

The NFL is a game of replacement. Thinking out of the box could be useful.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:55 pm

We need a really good O line, but there are so many candidates and only so many one can stash. If some show do one or two become expendable?

For example if we take our new signing as starting right T, even with Jenkins temporarily at left in Bakh’s absence do we have enough depth to trade Turner? Although my gut says don’t do it, one can never have enough big men with experience that cap hit next year is scary and we are short of cap in the event that we need to sign a replacement for injury.

Maybe it’s just sticker shock plus the vast numbers we have competing. Based on camp so far, Turner has apparently been in every snap so it probably is, but numbers plus cap seems to suggest something might happen.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

July 30, 2021 at 03:32 pm

What I have been quick to notice from OTA's thru now is never seemingly much real positive news about Love. Always focus on bad throws, forcing a pass, interception, etc. Pretty much always hear about positive things regarding Rodgers.

Hopefully, as camp continues we start getting a more comprehensive analysis of how Love is doing.

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mbpacker's picture

July 30, 2021 at 04:18 pm

Remember Rodgers first 2 years behind Farve, fans thought he was a bust. Let's give Love some time and development.

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PackerAaron's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:01 pm

I try to note the good and the bad, KnockTheSnot.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:31 pm

My impression is highs and lows. It could have been all lows given this is his first real action.

If I recall in OTAs it was one mostly bad day then a really good one and then a mixed bag. Typical rookie QB. Rather better than Rodgers equivalent too. Give it time.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:28 pm

duplicate

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realitybytez's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:19 pm

i tried to duplicate, but it was beyond my capability.

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Spock's picture

July 31, 2021 at 03:46 am

Probably just as well. One guy was successfully cloned*, but his clone was completely foul-mouthed. After a while the guy lured his potty mouthed duplicate to the top of a cliff where he deliberately walked him over loose rocks and the duplicate fell to his death. The guy was arrested the same day, of course. The charge: Making an obscene clone fall. :)

*(not a true story, lol)

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NJMagic's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:32 pm

They references his awesome pass to the endzone with perfect placement yesterday ...and his overthrowing an easy crosser too.

highs and lows

Who remembers Brian Brohm today? :-)

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:00 pm

Well I’d forgotten Brohm happily till now :)

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Wrongbayfeldlman's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:54 pm

Preseason games will be here in a blink, then you will be able to jusge for yourself.
I personally am on pins and needles.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

July 30, 2021 at 04:02 pm

One thing is for sure, I am glad Cobb can be there to field critical punts and to be the hands on an onside kick.

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mbpacker's picture

July 30, 2021 at 04:20 pm

Again Nags, thanks for being our eyes at camp.

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Gman1976's picture

July 30, 2021 at 04:44 pm

I sure hope Cobb doesn't return punts. His last year or two with us, he handled the punts well but never did much with them.

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PackerAaron's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:02 pm

Totally hear you, but with this offense, that might be all that's required.

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Coldworld's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:27 pm

It is good to have a safe pair of hands just to safely field in the event of injury or in the case of bad weather, rather as Woodson did. I’d not expect much more at 31.

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GregC's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:03 pm

Agreed. At this point in his career, he's a punt catcher, not a punt returner. He really only held that job for his first two seasons.

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Bure9620's picture

July 30, 2021 at 05:37 pm

Money well spent.......you're welcome Houston

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Leatherhead's picture

July 30, 2021 at 06:48 pm

I would love to have Cobb catch punts. I think he could probably fair catch every punt all season without turning it over. An entire season of our punt return team with no turnovers, no injuries, and no penalties.

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BrettGB's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:45 pm

I disagree. The Packers didn't like putting him back there later in his career because he was a starter on offense, but I remember in 2018 before he got hurt, they did finally put him back there again and he looked really good. Maybe he's not taking it to the endzone like he did back in the day, but he's more than capable, and can get the Packers good field position, IMO.

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BrettGB's picture

July 30, 2021 at 07:50 pm

Thanks, Aaron! The two things I would like to note are 1) I wonder if Jenkins might be the starting RT when Bakhtiari returns, rather than moving him to guard. I love the options the Packers have along the OL! And 2) is more of a question. Regarding Jordan Love attacking the middle of the field, is that normal for an inexperienced quarterback? I feel like most of them shy away from the middle out of uncertainty. It's good to hear Love is coming along in that regard.

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DanL's picture

July 30, 2021 at 08:44 pm

Feels great reading all the real gb packer talk you got here. Thanks for all your savvy comments and insights. Thanks Packer Aaron passing your observations to us. Hope springs eternal in Title Town. since 1960 GPG.

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ImaPayne's picture

July 30, 2021 at 09:46 pm

nothing to see here yet

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