Morning Buzz: Packers turn up the intensity
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We’ll start withPete Dougherty’s Camp Insider off of last night’s practice.
Brett Hundley hadn’t done much to stand out in the first four days of training camp, but on Thursday night he had his best practice so far.
Coach Mike McCarthy has been praising Hundley since the offseason for doing a lot of things right that are hard to see from the outside looking in, but the Packers' backup quarterback on occasion had appeared to hold the ball a little too long and missed a few throws early in camp.
On Thursday night he looked sharper and threw several darts for completions. In a seven-on-seven drill he put a deep ball on the money to Michael Clark, who made a leaping catch over Ladarius Gunter. In one team period Hundley got the ball out fast against a blitz and hit Richard Rodgers to convert a third-and-two. He hit Trevor Davis against tight coverage by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on another play. He put a deep ball right on the money to Geronimo Allison, though cornerback Damarious Randall popped the ball out at the last instant. He hit Max McCaffrey on a crossing route with another strong throw. He hit Jeff Janis on a seam route against a blitz, later drew Kyler Fackrell offsides with his cadence, and on the final play of practice he converted a third-and-five with an out to Clark. Hundley missed a couple throws too, but it was his best night of live throwing in this camp.
Michael Cohen and I gave some quick thoughts on what we saw inside the Don Hutson Center last night:
Don’t miss Michael and Tom Silverstein on today’s podcast going over last night’s practice:
Herb Waters was waived injured yesterday due to a shoulder injury:
Ryan Wood looks at Justin Vogel’s impressive start to camp:
Elsewhere, the Packers put up some video of last night’s practice:
Jason Wilde writes on Aaron Rodgers wanting to emulate guys like Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter:
Packers History looked at a big game from Bart Starr:
Eye In the Sky highlighted a couple Trevor Davis returns from last season:
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky noted the unusual health of the football team:
Cheesehead TV says Joe Whitt isn’t interested in looking back:
Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN radio:
This is probably a bit too on the nose for some Packers fans:
The Power Sweep has some takeaways from training camp:
Lombardi Ave. looks over the cornerback position: