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Packers Rookie Camp

Posted on: May 5, 2008 9:31 am

The Packers had their Rookie Camp this weekend.  This is for rookies to get some practice time in front of their new coaches, to get indoctrinated into the Packer Way, and learn about the storied tradition of this franchise.  They will learn about names like Lombardi, Starr, Favre, Hutson, and Lambeau.  They will learn what it means to be a Packer and what a priviledge it is to play for the most storied franchise in the NFL.  Some of the standouts from Packers Rookie camp this past weekend were people like Patrick Lee, Breno Giacomini and obviously Brian BrohmMatt Flynn was good as well.  Obvioulsy this is just competition against fellow rookies, so it is really difficult to gain a good assessment until the minicamps or training camp itself.  However, Ted Thompson has struck gold in the past two drafts and his 2005 one wasn't bad either.

Lee is coming in hoping to win the nickle corner job.  Woodson and Harris have a solid stranglehold on the 1 and 2 corners.  Lee, hopefully is the long term replacement for one of them.  He like to play bump and run which fits into the mold of the Packers as Harris and Woodson both like to employ that strategy.  I was excited about this pick on Opening Day and all indications so far are that this was a quality pick at the end of round 2.

Breno Giacomini, was tried at both the left and right tackle positions and looked at home at both spots.  This is valuable because he can come off the bench and play multiple positions, which increases our versatility there and we likely will have to find an extra body to cut somewhere on the field as we will probably field 6WRs vs 5 from last season.  Versatility by the backups on the O-line will quite possibly help make that decision easier.

Both Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn got their first taste of the Packer playbook and looked to have no real problems picking it up.  They will both take their playbooks home and further study it and get even more familiar before June minicamp.

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Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2008 6:55 pm

Packers Rookie Camp

I didn't read much about Jordy hoopsgirl, but what I did read about him was that in a short amount of time he is picking up the playbook quite well and showing no signs of being overwhelmed.You probably won't read much about him, either.  He isn't the type to attract press.  But when they start snapping the ball for real, he'll be noticed!  Anyone who can walk on for two years and then become consensus all-american  has it where it counts.  Overwhelmed is as far from his approach as it gets.  He doesn't get excited or big-eyed, just handles what's in front of him -- handles it pretty well, too.  I was really pleased to him go to Green Bay.  They've been a favorite team since one of my high school teammates played there in the Lombardi years.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2008 10:09 am

Packers Rookie Camp

I heard Jason Wilde on the radio (he's a beat reporter covering the Packers) talking about Jordy.  Jason said it was hard to tell just how good he is in terms of speed and quickness, but that he ran great routes and dropped nothing, including a couple of really tough catches.  Sounds like Nelson will be just fine.  Someone mentioned Swain being a special teams guy, that could also be a role for Nelson and might involve returning kicks.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2008 7:42 pm
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Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2008 7:31 pm

Packers Rookie Camp

Hey, hows jordy nelson doing and how about those 11 other picks?   any of those guys real standout players?

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 5:45 pm

Packers Rookie Camp

I didn't read much about Jordy hoopsgirl, but what I did read about him was that in a short amount of time he is picking up the playbook quite well and showing no signs of being overwhelmed.

Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2008 3:42 pm

Packers Rookie Camp

They are actually looking at keeping 7 wide-outs.  But one wide-out will be considered a special teams player.  That receiver would be Brett Swain...their seventh round draft pick.  He's actually getting comparisons to Wes Welker...but a bigger and stronger version.  Finley is said to be more raw talent player than anything.  They say he should do just fine, but they want to work on his run we shall see how that pans out.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 3:32 pm

Packers Rookie Camp

Any word on Jordy Nelson? I'm really curious to see who gets cut as a result of his arrival so I'm curious to see how he's doing.

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 11:20 am

Packers Rookie Camp

I didn't read anything on Finley per se.  But a few other notes about some rookies. Brohm and Nelson have already seen some parallels in the Packer playbook to their college ones.  Meaning they see what term A meant with their college team is now a different one in the NFL and are quickly picking up on that.

A couple of the post draft free agent signings that should make it to training camp are Ken DeBauche, punter out of Wisconsin and Justin Beaver RB out of UW-Whitewater.  It should be interesting to see how these two local talents fare in training camp.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2008 10:10 am

Packers Rookie Camp

Good analysis GoPack, any word on how Jermichael Finley did?

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