A Different Kind of Camping: Packers Training Camp Day 1 and 2August 2nd, 2009 at 6:23 pm by Drew Smith under Uncategorized
A Different Kind of Camping
Welcome back to Packers Training Camp! It’s a whole new look this year- for everyone involved. For the players, the new field takes a little getting used to, but the slipping and sliding around of the first day seemed to get a little better on day two of camp. For the fans, it’s a much better view of camp, as they have a place to watch that is a little more comfortable than dodging the traffic on Oneida. With the raised stands, they get a better view, and can hear the players better as well. For the media, it isn’t that much different, though we have a nice afternoon shade spot, thanks to the Don Hutson Center.
Sunday was offensive penalty day at camp. Not officially, of course, but it could have been. False starts, illegal snaps, poor play. At one point I thought Aaron Rodgers was going to pop someone. Still, lots of time left in camp to clean that up. Even with the new system being put in place, the defense looks to be ahead of the offense right now. Some players have been standing out- Jeremy Thompson looks good in coverage- he told me he lost some weight, trying to get quicker- though he hasn’t be able to get by the likes of Chad Clifton. No one gets by Chad Clifton in training camp, by the way. They just don’t.
Hopefully the kinks will be worked out as they go along. Hit of camp so far, by the way, Nick Collins giving DeShawn Wynn a forearm shot and de-cleated him! We’ll hopefully get more fun as the days go on.