Michael Cohen and Aaron Nagler gave their initial takeaways from Monday's training camp practice. (Aug. 7, 2017) USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at Damarious Randall and his prospects for making the team’s “Star” position his own.
In Dom Capers’ defense, having a slot corner with a full athletic resume and a head for the game changes a lot of things. The so-called “star” position holds a certain cache in the Packers’ nickel scheme.
“The 'star' position is the position you want to play in this defense,” cornerback Davon House said. “It’s a great position to be in.”
Many would be surprised to learn the Packers are pinning their hopes on third-year corner Damarious Randall to fill that spot. Quinten Rollins will have a say in it before camp is complete and LaDarius Gunter is getting work there, but with Rollins occupying a starting spot opposite House in the base defense, the position is being handed to Randall on a platter.
It’s up to him not to drop it.
Tom spoke with Michael Cohen about the secondary and the quarterbacks on today’s Packers Podcast:
Michael looks at the young quarterbacks and the opportunities ahead in the preseason:
I answered reader questions late on Monday afternoon:
Pete Dougherty’s camp insider features DeAngelo Yancey’s best day of camp:
No word on when Vince Biegel will return from his foot injury:
Don’t expect to see Davon House on Thursday night:
Elsewhere, Mike Florio says the Packers have been underachievers with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback:
Cory Jennerjohn writes on the pressure on Mason Crosby:
A former Packers long snapper threw out a timely workout tape:
Rob Demovsky writes on the signs pointing to another quiet preseason from Rodgers:
The Power Sweep tempers fears of a slow start from Rodgers:
Larry McCarren looks at the tight ends for the team website:
Donald Driver is holding his own charity softball game: