You reminded me of something. Went to mini-camp last year for the first time in a while. Made me think about previous camps when Holmgren was coach. With Holmgren, the camp was extremely competitive, regimented, disciplined, and impressively on-time . With McCarthy, you could tell it came from a similar structure, but it was lazy and out of sync. Drills frequently went beyond the clock buzzer and it seemed like players were just going through the motions. Jogging, meandering. "Play like you practice" applies here. 

So here’s what local sports radio is trying really hard to spin into a panic today for Packer fans. 



YATittle posted:

Cliff Notes: Oren Burks, Whitewater Jesus, Savage, Gary and MVS.

Having Burks, Savage, and MVS make strong impacts this year would be a massive help to this team. Gary and Kumerow having strong years would be nice, but neither are starters.  ILB, FS, and #3 WR  are glaring holes with huge question marks. 

heyward posted:
YATittle posted:

Spin zone is an apt name for this article. Burks also looked good last spring. His play went downhill as soon as the pads went on and things actually mattered. Not saying Burks won't be better this season, but it's crazy to get excited about anything that happens in June.

Yes, everyone was hailing him as the guy who was going to improve the LB corps. Wait until September to see if he lives up to the June hype.

Well it is Blake Martinez who is saying it about Burks, and he was there right next to him last year through OTA's and Minicamp.  And what he is saying is, from what he sees, Burks looks like "the most improved player on the entire defense."

Tough crowd. I think Martinez is qualified to render that opinion, and yes, when the guy rendering it was there with him in shorts last year, and sees a big difference this year, it has meaning.  Sheese, take the good news hey.  He's right next to the freaking guy both times and it's a good sign.

mrtundra posted:

This article bodes well for Burks and also for Kumerow's chances of making the cut with this team. I hope Savage actually is the player we drafted and isn't over hyped. I cannot wait to see him play!

 

I believe the guys is going to be special for us. I have no doubts, and I can't wait to see him play for the Packers either.

Grave Digger posted:
YATittle posted:

Cliff Notes: Oren Burks, Whitewater Jesus, Savage, Gary and MVS.

Having Burks, Savage, and MVS make strong impacts this year would be a massive help to this team. Gary and Kumerow having strong years would be nice, but neither are starters.  ILB, FS, and #3 WR  are glaring holes with huge question marks. 

I'm hoping Lane Taylor comes back around to his 2017 form. He's another player, who if healthy, can be a major contributor this season. He really struggled last season with multiple injuries. Nice having Elgton Jenkins there to challenge him, but I think Taylor wins his spot back.

 

packerboi posted:

So here’s what local sports radio is trying really hard to spin into a panic today for Packer fans. 



The simpletons over at rube chat are jizzing all over themselves about this......

Pakrz posted:

It could also be as simple as Martinez supporting his buddy with a few comments to the media. TC will be telling. 

So an elaborate lie to prop up a teammate who needs an ego boost? That doesn’t sound “simple.” From the sound of things, Martinez’s statements are corroborated (or at least corroboratable, if that’s a word).

I remember for a couple of years Charles Lee was the WR darling of training camp. Always bigger, faster, stronger. Then the games started and he was nothing. 

I hope we get something out of Burks. I'm hopeful but equally if not more doubtful. Show me something at least in the preseason and I'll start to pay attention. 

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