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Camp 2, Day 3 (SUNDAY) Report!!

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  1. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    Cliffs day 3 report:

    Minicamp Report - Camp 2, Day 3

    Reggie McKenzie, the Green Bay Packers' director of pro personnel, said that he wasn't sure about the extent of authority that would go with the job in Houston, but he said he knew that the job title would be general manager. Packers GM Ted Thompson told McKenzie that the Texans had asked permission to interview McKenzie for the general manager's position. That means if they hire McKenzie, they have to give him that title. That obviously makes the job more attractive even if the general manager has to share authority with new coach Gary Kubiak. "It's flattering," said McKenzie of a likely interview, "but we'll take it one step at a time and see what happens." McKenzie said no interview had been scheduled. He said he didn't know Kubiak or team owner Robert McNair. McKenzie said he hadn't spoken with Mike Sherman, now an assistant coach with the Texans, but that he planned to do so.

    Running back Ahman Green lined up in the backfield and took some handoffs in a teaching session early in practice Sunday morning. Green and the others jogged through the drill, but Green did some cutting at half-speed. Coach Mike McCarthy said the timetable for Green's return remained sometime during training camp.

    Aaron Rodgers connected with Robert Ferguson on a deep ball in seven-on-seven, but Ferguson deserved much of the credit. He came back for the ball and outjumped cornerback Ahmad Carrroll, making a tough catch. After two camps, it seems that the throwing motion Rodgers learned at California is much less pronounced. Rodgers doesn't look nearly as mechanical as he did a year ago.

    Rookie offensive guard Daryn Colledge had another good day in one-on-one pass blocking. He got the best of defensive tackles Johnny Jolly and Donnell Washington. . . Rookie guard Jason Spitz also had a better morning in one-on-one pass blocking. Kenny Peterson beat him, but Spitz fared better against Jolly, Washington and Colin Cole.

    Peterson is playing defensive end in base, but also rushing from an inside position in one-on-one pass blocking.

    Rookie linebacker Abdul Hodge spent some of the teaching sessions learning the strong-side linebacker position. However, he practiced in team drills almost exclusively at middle linebacker, other than jumping in Friday for a few plays on the strong side when the Packers were shorthanded at the position.

    First-year wide receiver Ruvell Martin had another good camp. Martin, 6-foot-4 and 217 pounds, made a diving catch of a deep ball in the first team session Sunday morning. Rookie quarterback Ingle Martin threw the pass and Ruvell Martin used his size to outjump rookie corner Will Blackmon for the ball. Later, in a red zone drill, Martin alertly stripped safety Nick Collins of an interception on a poorly thrown pass by Ingle Martin.

    Offensive lineman Kevin Barry had to be carted from the practice field with a thigh injury after falling forward following a spirited turn against defensive end Michael Montgomery in one-on-one pass blocking. . . Blackmon injured his foot and was walking with crutches in the locker room. . . Free agent running back Arliss Beach injured his hamstring.
     
  2. Popcynical

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    This one's not as negative. Looks good for the most part.
     
  3. CaliforniaCheez

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    Whitticker is the starting Guard but with Clifton and Klemm out is working at LT. It appears his development is continuing and he certainly is more intelligent and flexibe than Barry.

    Sounds like Colledge wasn't challenged much by the likes of Jolly and Washington.
     
  4. tromadz

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    I like whitticker. He had a rocky rookie year, but did ok being thrown into the fire like he was. He can only get better.
     
  5. porky88

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    Actually if Whittaker doesn't lose the weight the plan is to keep him at LT and he'll be the top backup to Clifton. Right now the plan is for Coston to start at RG and if Barry loses enough weight to compete with him.
     
  6. retiredgrampa

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    I'm getting all sorts of questions re: Hodge. Barnett has stated that he expects (and wants) to stay at MLB. Of course, I had hoped that Hodge would be there w/Barnett and Hawk outside. Yet the coaches are playing Hodge a lot at OLB AND MLB. I suppose they want to learn as much as possible about Hodge's talents which is smart. What worries me is remembering the indecision last year's staff had w/the OL and how disasterous that was for the year. I certainly don't want that kind of indecision this year. These newbies deserve to know exactly what they'll be asked to do early on, so they can confidently work toward that end.
     
  7. tromadz

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    The O-line seems pretty set in stone (except that RG position)

    worst case scenario is Whitticker is there again, and with a year of incredibly hard work under his belt(thrown into the fire), he shouldn't be bad at all.
     
  8. chibiabos

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    :-? With Barry now out of the mix, it looks more like Whitticker and guess he's already lost some of the fat. Think the Pack has given up on the tauscher move as well.
     

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