New technologies are constantly being incorporated into our everyday life, especially in the fields that are bringing in a lot of money. One of those fields is competitive sports such as the NFL, where the teams are constantly looking for new technologies that can help the players to train more effectively.
An NFL team that is set to integrate a new high-tech machine as a way to help them during practice is the Green Bay Packers. This new machine will surely help the team get better and it will also raise the team’s winning odds at Novibet.
What Is This New Technology?
The Packers are set to become the first NFL team to incorporate a Seeker into their field practices. It is a high-tech JUGS machine, aka a dynamic football launching machine that can be programmed to act as a quarterback, punter, or kicker.
Using a Seeker during Packers’ practice will mean that a good part of Aaron Rodgers’ practice responsibilities will be passed on to this new machine.
But, it’s not just one machine that will be used in the team’s practices, as the Packers have acquired eight of them, which can be used simultaneously.
The Seeker can be programmed to change the distance location, the ball’s velocity, and the ball’s curve. Every single one of these machines comes with six-ball magazines that can throw 500 balls per hour.
Another impressive feature that this new machine has is that it can kick and punt a ball up to 75 MPH. It also comes with a touchscreen and a joystick that can be operated to set the location and speed of the throws, including setting a location on a specific player’s body.
The new machines are allowing the teams to study the passing data from the opposing quarterbacks and set the Seeker to imitate their throws.
It is a truly amazing machine that can help the receivers to gain more reps while practicing and sharpen up their skills. Also, the quarterbacks will be able to avoid overthrowing during the practices.
The Seeker can keep 10,000 throws a month off Aaron Rodgers’ arm while trying to get them to each pass catcher. This new machine can also make Sammy Watkins try out a 70-yard over-the-shoulder ball to the right if he pleases to try it out.
he Coach’s Take on the Seeker
Acquiring these new machines comes at the right moment, as a few weeks ago Packers’ head coach Matt LaFleur raised his concerns about needing new JUGS machines. He was frustrated that the ones that were used in practice had ridiculous performances.
The old JUGS machines were truly awful, as they couldn’t get a ball to turn over and it was nearly impossible to catch the ball.
It is worth noting that the Seeker was originally created by Monac Sports, which is a Dallas-based sport robotic company. Before the Packers acquired these new JUGS machines, they were being used in a few college football teams such as Kansas, Auburn, and Tennessee.
What to Expect in the New Season?
The fans, as well as the football experts, are expecting a lot from the Green Bay Packers for the 2022 NFL season, even before acquiring the new Seeker machines. Many are looking forward to seeing Aaron Rodgers in his very best form as he is crucial for the team.
As we know that the 2022 NFL schedule is quite favorable for the Packers, it is hard to deny that the team has an undeniable opportunity to book a place in the playoffs.
Out of all the teams in the NFL, the Packers got the 11th easiest ranked schedule of them all, which is pretty decent.
When we also add the team’s strength to the equation, we can confirm that the Packers can indeed have high expectations for the upcoming 2022 NFL season. The toughest challenge of the new season will most definitely be the game against the Super Bowl champions, LA Rams, in December.
Another difficult challenge in the new season would be winning against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they’re holding on to their star player, Tom Brady.
Also, the game against the Vikings might turn out to be a hard one, but with the right approach from the Packers, the win would be inevitable.
It’s sounds like this “seeker” machine will be the death nail to camp arms like Kurt Benkert and Danny Etling. Then again, without players like Benkert and Etling playing garbage time in meaningless 4th quarter preseason games. Clueless fans won’t be able to misidentify them as actual NFL QB’s. I would agree about the schedule. Last year’s schedule was much more difficult. Tampa Bay with all the injuries, retirement, and drama, look vulnerable. If 38 yr old Aaron Rodgers can’t finally beat 45 yr old Tom Brady this time, it’s never going to happen. The season opener concerns me because we laid an egg last year against the Saints, I expect a split with the Vikings, and we do open on the road. But I see our defense matching up very well against the Vikings offense. Gary and Smith will harass Kirk Cousins all day. Jaire Alexander will limit Justin Jefferson’s impact, and Campbell and Walker will by and large neutralize Dalvin Cook. The Viking defense isn’t what it once was although ZaDarius will be gunning for Rodgers and this is where he broke his collar bone a few years back. Still, I like our chances in Minnesota. I’m hearing Aaron loves Winfree. If that’s truly the case, look for the Packers to keep 7 WR’s. If it were up to Gutekunst we keep 6. But I just don’t see him letting Toure go hoping he gets thru wavers. And if Rodgers insists on keeping Winfree, then 7 has to be the number at WR.