Morning Buzz: What matters during OTAs?
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We start with Michael Cohen’s look atthe return of Davon House.
A fourth-round pick by the Packers in 2011, House returned to Green Bay during free agency when he signed a one-year, $2.8 million deal after the Jaguars released him March 6. He instantly became the most experienced cornerback on the Packers’ roster with six accrued seasons — no one else has more than three — and will be asked to juggle a number of different hats in his second stint with the team: leader for a youthful group; mentor to second-round pick Kevin King; probable starter in Week 1.
It’s a role he is eager to fill.
“All I've got to do is teach what the vets taught me,” House said. “I was lucky to have Tramon (Williams), Sam Shields, Charles Woodson, me and Casey (Hayward) came around at the same time, Jarrett Bush. We're talking about leadership. If anyone is talking about being a Hall of Famer, I had Woodson. If someone was an undrafted guy, like Herb (Waters) wants to talk about starting from the bottom, I mean Williams did it. You have nickel guys, Casey was a nickel here, so if guys want to talk about that, Casey was the guy. Those are guys I can talk about, the way they did things, the way they worked as references, so it's easy.”
I chatted with readers over onour Facebook page late Thursday evening to talk all things Packers:
Elsewhere, Ty Montgomery was a guest on the Jim Rome show:
This is excellent from Gregg Rosenthal. What matters and what doesn't during OTA season.
Is Davante Adams next in line for a contract extension?
To no one’s surprise, Aaron Rodgers is projected to have a huge year:
Mark Murphy recently discussed the next phase in the Titletown District’s development:
Jermichael Finley will join the guys at The Fan later this morning to talk about his Players Tribune piece:
The Power Sweep takes a look at the undrafted free agents:
ACME Packing Company looks at Ted Thompson’s search for cornerbacks for his team:
Outstanding quick compilation of Reggie White’s performance in Super Bowl XXXI:
Very cool colorization of an old Packers uniform:
Allen Iverson: Packers fan?
Interesting stuff from Albert Breer on the league’s attempt to rehab Goodell’s image: