Comments on: Training Camp Observations 8-16, Full Pads http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/ Your Green Bay Packers: Telling It Like It Is Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:13:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23745 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:57:58 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23745 Sorry it took me so long to respond to you guys… this whole “real life” thing is a nuisance from time-to-time. I respect all the attention the blog has been getting and I’ll keep a close eye on all of your comments/suggestions.

Duh dah dah, duh duh dah dah… GO PACK GO!

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By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23744 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:54:59 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23744 Newhouse definitely had a rough night against the Browns at right tackle. Early in camp when Clifton was sitting out many of the drills, Newhouse filled in with the no. 1 unit at left tackle and actually did fairly well. I think the guy can be decent but he will definitely need to work on his footwork, especially when it comes to mirroring speed rushers.

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By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23743 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:51:36 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23743 I don’t think the coverage team for punts will be that poor because Masthay has been kicking the ball extremely well… distance, hangtime, and location along the sidelines. The kickoff coverage will probably be average at best but you’re right, the movement of kickoffs to the 35 should help a bit. It is hard to get an exact determination where the special teams coverage is at because they never tackle in those drills and that is an important part of it.

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By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23742 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:48:06 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23742 Definitely kept a close eye on the BYU product. A raw talent who was a tight end that moved to linebacker that moved again to defensive end. You can see that he is swimming in all the information that is being thrown at him but he has a unique combination of size/speed that should help his chances to make the squad. Already moved ahead of Elmore and Lattimore, So’oto could also benefit if Brad Jones doesn’t start to make plays. Worst case for So’oto, his raw talent is developed on the practice squad.

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By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23741 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:44:10 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23741 Clay is always the first guy to run from drill to drill and is can be guaranteed that he is a stud once again. Green has been slowed with an injury but he is looking intriguing and should certainly own the no. 3 running back spot. Elmore has really struggled and I would be surprised to see him make the final roster. Best case, I think he gets developed on the practice squad unless he makes a serious push late.

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By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23740 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:41:17 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23740 I’d love to agree with you that Cobb will get the most touches but I’m sure that a lot of his play time will be an occasional play designed for him. He is a matchup nightmare in the slot though. I would say that we should expect Jordy to haul in the most receptions. He can make a tough catch over the middle and he owns the sidelines on the team right now. Jordy can make big catches vertically down the sides or use his large frame to work his way into jump balls. But with those 3 choices, is there even a bad one? Haha

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By: Brady http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23739 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:37:26 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23739 So far in camp, the defensive lineman battling for the jenkins/neal absences that has stood out has been Jarius Wynn. Wynn has shown a nack for making plays in the backfield while Wilson has been consistent but not flashy. Jay Ross was making a little noise while Guy has shown flashes but he is dealing with concussion-like symptoms. The Packers won’t replace Jenkins, but the linemen have been occupying blocks and creating blitz lanes very well.

Pat Lee has made good strides in camp and is usually giving tight coverage. He made a one-handed INT the other day so it looks like he is coming along but is still behind Bush on the depth chart. Levine looked to be the next man up behind Collins/Burnett/Peprah but took a shot the other day, running into Lee. I’m sure the MD Jennings INT from the Browns game opened some eyes.

Elmore just hasn’t shown up to this point in camp. He has been surpassed by So’oto on the depth chart and doesn’t look physical enough yet. Loved how he outproduced Brooks Reed in college, but I haven’t seen him translate that production on the practice field.

Nance and Saine look like decent enough but not flashy options for the Packers. I’m not sure if either guy provides enough to make a case for keeping them on the team. I still believe the Packers like Quinn Johnson enough to keep 3 running backs and 2 fullbacks.

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By: Randy R http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23675 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:49:14 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23675 Hey Brady…Question..After watching Newhouse and watching his play in dvr slo-mo. Does anyone seriously think he has a career in the NFL?…my personal thought…Horrible

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By: West TX Cheesehead http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23674 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:33:09 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23674 Keep up the good work! We appreciate it!

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By: Ryan http://totalpackers.com/2011/08/16/training-camp-observations-8-16-full-pads-2/#comment-23672 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:10:54 +0000 http://www.totalpackers.com/?p=10634#comment-23672 Last year, the Packers kickoff and punt teams (when the opponent receives) were huge liabilities! I’m wondering how they look so far?

I know a lot of people aren’t happy with the new kickoff rules, but I think it is good news for the Packers. We were constantly giving up great field position on kickoffs; a few more touchbacks certainly wouldn’t hurt.

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