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Missing At The OTA'S, And Other OTA News.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackerLegend, May 31, 2006.

  1. PackerLegend

    PackerLegend Cheesehead

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    Missing In Action

    Bubba Franks
    Rod Gardner
    Donald Driver
    Corey Williams
    Mark Roman
    Ryan Pickett
    Nick Collins
    Charles Woodson
    Al Harris
    Ahmad Carroll

    Quarterback Brett Favre, who didn’t attend the last minicamp, participated in practice on Wednesday, which was held outdoors on Clarke Hinkle Field. Favre is expected to participate in 10 of the 14 organized team activities.

    Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Will Blackmon, a fourth-round draft choice out of Boston College, didn’t participate in the first day of organized team activities Wednesday because of a broken bone in his foot, coach Mike McCarthy said.

    Blackmon suffered the injury at the last Packers minicamp in mid-May and had surgery on the foot, according to McCarthy, who added that he hopes Blackmon will be ready for the start of training camp in late July.
     
  2. musccy

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    blah blah, i know otas aren't "mandatory" but i'm really surprised by some of those who were mia, e.g. driver, collins, pickett, woodson, and gardner
     
  3. PackerLegend

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    Anybody have news on anything that has happened there?
     
  4. Aceschnd

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    Does anybody know if Favre will be there next week. I'm thinking of drivin out and I really would like to see the man in person.
     
  5. all about da packers

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    CLICK THIS and enjoy. :)
     
  6. retiredgrampa

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    Was Hawk there or has his darned class STILL not graduated. What about Hodges? If this doesn't spell the end to the disaster experiment called BJ Sander, something is wrong. He's getting worse, not better.
     
  7. NDPackerFan

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    It's been stated several times here and other places that OTA's are not mandatory. I understand this but it really concerns me that all of these players are not practicing.

    New coach, new system, etc....I would think of all the recent years to be there, this would be the one.
     
  8. bozz_2006

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    Hawk graduated before the rest of his class. he graduated early, so he is fine to participate.
     
  9. porky88

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    You'd be suprise about how many vets don't show to non mandatory camps for their teams. It's a high amount if I believe.
     
  10. SuperRat

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    I don't think Hawk has graduated yet and thusly can't practice. I remember thinking that he had graduated and that he should be able to practice but after that I had read that wasn't the case. There was some reason he was able to practice before, I don't remember exactly what. I'm sorry for being so vague and not providing where I read this but it was awhile ago. Anywho I'm like 80% sure that he can't practice yet.
     
  11. porky88

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    Well before we overreact Hawk has very little leverage in holding out so it wouldn't be good for his image and wouldn't be good from a business stand point. I think most rookies saw what happened with Benson and Rivers a few years ago (who had the job from the day he was drafted and didn't sign until later and because of this Brees took the job for two years while he sat the bench)

    So if I had a hypothesis it'd be that Hawk was training at Ohio State with some of is other players. I read that Donte Whitner stayed in Ohio for something like that. Perhaps Hawk did as well.
     
  12. porky88

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    Well before we overreact Hawk has very little leverage in holding out so it wouldn't be good for his image and wouldn't be good from a business stand point. I think most rookies saw what happened with Benson and Rivers a few years ago (who had the job from the day he was drafted and didn't sign until later and because of this Brees took the job for two years while he sat the bench)

    So if I had a hypothesis it'd be that Hawk was training at Ohio State with some of is other players. I read that Donte Whitner stayed in Ohio for something like that. Perhaps Hawk did as well.
     
  13. Packersfan43084

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    according to the link above, Hawk wasn't there today. He still is finishing his classes I assume.
     
  14. bozz_2006

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    he's done with classes. if he was still taking classes he would not have been able to participate in any of the mini camps. right after the draft there was an article stating how some of the OSU players wouldn't be able to go to camps because of their late graduation. hawk was not mentioned, because he graduated early. he has been at the mini camps, hence he has graduated already.
     
  15. tromadz

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    it's 1 of 14 OTAs

    lets calm it down a notch! I could easily use this to bash Ahmad Carroll for not being there...but even 'I' understand it is only 1 of 14, and attendance will improve in the next week.
     
  16. Heatherthepackgirl

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    You would think they would all want to be at these camps even if they are not manditory, just to mesh with everyone and learn skills...
     
  17. Packersfan43084

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    well if that's the case, why wasn't he there today?
     
  18. 4thand26

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    Let the rookie first round holdout begin...
     
  19. Buckeyepackfan

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    AJ Hawk graduates Saturday,June 3rd , he has stated he will be in Green Bay by the end of the day and does not plan to leave.
     
  20. PackerLegend

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    I Can't Wait Tell Him Comes In And Gets A Nice Contract And Then Starts Kicking A$$ On The Field!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. Buckeyepackfan

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    You didn't see AJ Hawk at the draft amidst all the glitz and glamour because he did not want to miss any classes and he wanted to be with his family and friends when his name was called.

    You did see AJ Hawk at the first mini-camp because he was allowed to participate.

    Those of you who think AJ Hawk will holdout are just plain crazy and love any gloom and doom that can be conjured up in your misinformed minds.

    AJ Hawk is a FOOTBALL PLAYER, all he wants to do is play. The NFL rules state he can not participate until his class graduates, that is tomorrow.

    Contracts are for agents and GM's to work out. All AJ is expecting is a fair offer from The Packers and I am sure they will make that offer.
     
  22. rob836

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  23. rob836

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    Good post
     
  24. porky88

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    Well put.. 8)
     
  25. warhawk

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    This is way too many guys to be gone coming off 4-12.

    This "prior committment" crap is just that. Crap. They know what goes on at the end of May every year. It's not a "surprise" camp.

    What about "present committment".

    You can know MM is not happy about this. He may be treading water as a first year coach on issues like this but you can bet it won't be tolerated next year.

    I would bet the Steelers have more guys in camp than we do.

    THAT'S SAD
     

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