1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Team update 12-3-08

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by wizard 87, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. wizard 87

    wizard 87 Old Enough To Know Better

    Sep 6, 2008
    McCarthy: Woodson will start at safety again
    Coach Mike McCarthy is scheduled to address the media shortly. OK, so it was supposed to start like 4 minutes ago. But it'll start at some point. Refresh for the latest.

    UPDATE: Probably the biggest headline is that Charles Woodson will start at safety for the second straight week. Atari Bigby is out; Aaron Rouse practiced today and likely will be the top backup.

    * First, the injury report: S Atari Bigby (shoulder, out), T Chad Clifton (knees, full), RB Ryan Grant (thumb, full) RB Brandon Jackson (quad, limited), DE Aaron Kampman (illness, limited), FB John Kuhn (knee, full), CB Pat Lee (knee, out), S Aaron Rouse (ankle, full), DE Jeremy Thompson (ankle, limited), C Scott Wells (concussion, limited), CB Charles Woodson (toe, limited), RB DeShawn Wynn (calf, limited).

    * On Wells: "He's coming along." Going through series of testing; he's passed the first series. "I'm still open that he'll be there for Sunday." Goal is to practice on Friday. Report was less positive on Monday than is today. Still was groggy on Monday. Did some conditioning today.

    * On Rouse: Thinks over the hump. "He looks like he's responded well." But will go with Charles Woodson at safety on Sunday.

    * On Grant's ball security: "He looked OK. We weren't in pads, so he went through the ball-security drills. ... He looked to be better than he was on Sunday."

    * Pulse of team: Have turned page from Sunday's loss. Addressed Carolina on Monday, then met with team after as normal routine. Extra time needed to face Houston because an uncommon opponent.

    * Picked a punter? Have two candidates working out down there now. Hopeful to have a decision by end of the day.

    * On how work out punters: Indoor and outdoor for Tuesday's candidates. Not sure would do the same today because of snow. No holding element in tryout -- Matt Flynn will be holder, Ruvell Martin and Brian Brohm will work in as well.

    * What safeguards in place for supplements, etc.: Part of continuing education. Important to have relationship with strength staff. "Ultimately, you're responsible for what you put in your body."

    * On expectations for new punter: "Want him to punt the ball in the right direction." (Only half-kidding.) Expect to perform at a high level.

    * On kickoff coverage: Will take extra time in padded special-teams period Thursday to work on it. "Our emphasis will be on the individual aspects."

    * Can Alfred Malone or Joe Porter help this week? "Definitely have an opportunity to be active. It feels good to bring up guys from your practice-squad. ... I think it says a lot about our program. ... They will have every chance to be part of special teams and part of the rotation, yes."
  2. 44 blitz

    44 blitz Cheesehead

    Sep 6, 2008
    Heck he can't do worse :lol: Would be nice if we could play Woodson at corner not thrilled with him at safety.
  3. favreslegacy

    favreslegacy Cheesehead

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nice info.. yea woodson at saftey is schetchy, but I like the effort to get our best players on the field. I really hope our D can stay healthy next year and we draft some serious reinforcements.

Share This Page