That's going to be awesome to see on Sundays Want to see our defensive linemen be able to get pressure when we're not blitzing.- One four man nickel look had Maybin, Wilkerson, Coples & Pace on the front line
Great job as always. Thanks...
The season has officially started for me when I get the KRL camp notes. Great job again this year!! How many years has KRL gave his camp notes? 8?
Great job as usual KRL.
As always, great job KRL & much appreciated.
What I find most rewarding is how it seems that Powell is holding his own, if not exceeding expectations, thus far when given the opportunity. There was A LOT of homer bashing on Bilal based on the snapshot of what we saw last year, and it was bad, but he didn't merit it to the degree some posters whined about him.
He has low mileage and maybe now is better adjusted to the NFL to hopefully materially contribute this year in some form (whether ST, 3rd down back, etc.).
With a thicker McKnight, a 250lb Goalline Southpaw Ox, Greene in a contract year, a 240 lb rookie RB, and John Conner on the roster bubble, throwing in an improving Bilal Powell can only make for a REALLY great RB committee for a G&P offense. The key........How does the OLine do this year, further regression or much improvement?
KRL, what's going on with Greene?
Haven't heard anything about him.
KRL: Thank you for such great camp reports! I love the fact that you report what you see in a fair, non-biased way! Thank you very much!
Powell and Bush are my sleepers. Loved Powell and Bush in college.
The Packers are introducing a new gadget in training camp, a 2.5-second timer on the sidelines that alerts players on passing plays.
The clock, which is used in 7-on-7 and team drills, is set at 2.5 seconds and starts when the ball is snapped. When it hits zero, a faint siren sounds and colored lights flash.
Coach Mike McCarthy said most pass plays are designed for the quarterback to throw within 2.4 or 2.5 seconds, and that the device is useful for both sides of the ball.
“For the offense and the protection unit, to have a clear indication when you’re potentially transitioning into a scrambling phase,” McCarthy said. “It’s something we always try to emphasize in practice in as many different ways as possible. And on the other side of the ball, it’s a time clock for the pass rush and the pressure unit.”
The timer probably is most useful in 7-on-7 drills, where there’s no pass rush. When the siren and lights go on, the quarterback knows to break the pocket because he probably would have to scramble if linemen were on the field.
“Mike (McCarthy) always says listen to your feet,” backup quarterback Graham Harrell said. “Once you start hitching and your feet are out of whack, that’s kind of a time clock, too. Quarterbacks naturally develop a time clock, but to have that (siren) audible is good, too.”
Several other players said they didn’t notice the system while playing. The siren was barely audible even from the opposite sideline, so many players downfield can’t hear it, and they all have built-in cues that the 2.5 seconds have passed.
“I didn’t notice it until I went to the sidelines,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “They told us it would be out there, but we don’t pay attention to it.
If you take away the initial route, then you know 3 seconds is up, so you know it’s going to be a scramble from that point, you just have to plaster your man, stick with him.”