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Training Camp - Last of the \"2 a day\"

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Training Camp - Last of the \"2 a day\"

If Brian and/or I are not up by the start of practice bide your time watching last night's Packer Transplants Live with Wayne Larrivee and Jaron Harris. Check out the video I made about Favre. 1oggy1 - I'm ready for some practice twittering- #cheeseheadnation is following you. Let's practice I can't wait!
8:45 am shells | 6:30 pm full pads

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Oppy's picture

Just wanted to say a few things :)

First off, Can't believe they let fans into the Don Hutson Center. Rare treat. Awesome. At one point, players were literally a foot away from the fans, grabbing their equipment... No fences, and for the most part, no real security (Perhaps two guys walking the "line" to keep an eye on about 200 fans.) I don't think you'll see that anywhere besides Green Bay.. I was wide-eyed and shocked when they opened up the Don Hutson center and let us in- I kept saying "I can't believe we're in the Don Hutson center". It seemed like most of the spectators didn't fully grasp that it isn't normal protocol. One guy was actually arguing with a security guy when they asked the fans to head for the door- "But there's ten minutes left of practice, why do we have to leave".. Hey, douche-bag, we're not even supposed to be in here. Shut up and say thank you :)
Second, sorry for spotty tweeting. Between the fact I was in GB with old friends, had troubles with my phone (and it eventually died at late practice), and my poor texting abilities- especially in the context of 140 characters- I have a ton more appreciation for those who tweet and blog live on practice every day. It's hard to focus, absorb and make consistent timely reports on what you're witnessing! Much respect to you guys who do it every day.
Quick overall notes: Brett Swain AND Kole Heckendorf BOTH look like the real deal. Both very smooth. I can't imagine that either of these guys won't be playing for someone, somewhere. If they go to practice squad, someone will pick these guys up sooner or later- if not right off the bat, then when a reciever goes down during the season. I think they looked really smooth and productive.
I read the live blog, and i saw people were eager to know who made a great leaping catch over a defender and still get his feet in.. It was Ruvell Martin. Also, I have to say that Matt Flynn had a stretch where he was alittle shaky at one point, throwing three consecutive passes that got away from him towards the stands- one actually got into the stands, and landed about 5 feet in front of me, nearly pegging a spectator on the bottom bleacher row. Other than that little strech, he looked good.
Sutton got a lot of reps, and looked good. Brandon Jackson stood up Chillar in pass-pro on one play. Grant looked crisp to me. Didn't see much of DeShawn Wynn. Lumpkin didn't look bad, but didn't look do anything stand out, either.
Looks like Dietrich-Smith is getting alot of looks. Moll was the only lineman I saw get put on flat on his ass today, that was during the morning practice.
Seeing Barbre and Sitton work next to one another w/o helmets is like seeing two big Samurai with their long hair tied up in top knots. :)
Saw alot of Brad Jones in PM practice, mostly playing at LOLB, but he was shifting around a bit. He looks like he has some talent but he's obviously just getting his feet wet. Bishop was in and out of lineups in the afternoon- don't know why. BJ Raji was relatively quiet, but he definitely showed both the bull rush and his amazing agility for a guy his size at times. He doesn't get washed out of plays, that's for sure.
Saw a lot of woodson showing blitz and droping, and actually blitzing. Harris on some blitzes, too. They worked CB blitzes a lot today. It hit me how rare and special that seems after four years of Bates' scheme. I was also smiling whenever they rusheded both ILB's or OLB's.. Watching the delayed timing on those (Poppinga rolls inside off the snap, and a second later Kampman crashes inside as well, etc)made me very eager for the regular season to roll around. We've been so starved of any blitz packages in GB for so long, you almost don't realize what a treat it is to watch a successful blitz go down!

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How bad did Rouse's injured Hamstring look? According to Bedard he was taken off the field in a cart.

Oppy's picture

I pointed it out to a bunch of people in the stands as it occurred. I don't remember who the receiver was, but he was covering a lone receiver deep along the sideline away from the stands in Ray Nitsche field when it happened. There didn't seem to be any contact, and as the ball dropped to the turf and Rouse de-accelerated, his gait became uneven and as he slowed he was grabbing his hammy. When he came to a fast-walking pace, he plopped down and rolled onto his back while waiving for a trainer. For the next five minutes, the trainer was stretching his hammy in a manner that, to me, looked like nothing more than attempting to work out a cramp.
To be completely honest, I didn't see him get carted out- I shifted my focus elswhere because it didn't look like a major injury to me. He didn't yell out in pain, he didn't just fall to the ground writhing. He just slowed down, favored the leg somewhat (I think it was his right leg, if memory serves me), laid down and motioned for assistance. That said, it seems reports are that it's a big deal. Perhaps that's only because of the timing of it, and the nature of hammy pulls re-occurring as it will adversely affect his ability to compete for a roster spot at this crucial time. But in my layman's perspective, it didn't look like a catastrophic injury by any means- more a tweak or pull.

FITZCORE1252's picture

Every time I here this gal on Rome or read any of her stuff she just grows on me. Who says women don't know football?


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