Morning Buzz: Packers expecting jump from Gilbert
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We’ll start with Tom Silverstein’s look at undrafted quarterback Tim Boyle and his chances of sticking in Green Bay.
Since drafting Rodgers, the young quarterbacks the Packers have attempted to develop have been better in the classroom than on the football field. The club has invested time and effort into quarterbacks who are too short or too slow or too weak-armed to have much of a chance in the NFL.
Going back to Graham Harrell and Matt Flynn, the Packers have done more with less and the results have been poor. Long shots such as Scott Tolzien, Matt Blanchard, B.J. Coleman and Joe Callahan lacked key athletic ingredients and fizzled out.
McCarthy and Gutekunst covet athletes now.
They drafted Brett Hundley, a Rodgers-type athlete, in the fifth round in 2015, signed undrafted all-around athlete Taysom Hill last year and traded for strong-armed and mobile DeShone Kizer during the offseason. Boyle represents a do-over with Hill, who was released on the final cutdown and lost on waivers to the New Orleans Saints.
Boyle’s athletic ability, at least when it comes to testing, is comparable with Rodgers. At 6-3½, 232 pounds, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds, registered a vertical jump of 35½ inches, a broad jump of 9 feet, 9 inches, a three-cone time of 7.03 seconds and short shuttle of 4.49 seconds.
Tom joined Michael Cohen for the latest Packers Podcast to preview the roster heading into OTAs and Mini Camp:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live yesterday afternoon:
Elsewhere, I joined Will Brinson on CBS Sports Pick Six podcast to talk some Packers:
Aaron Jones is keeping a promise:
Jack Wepfer writes that Tramon Williams and Davon House are the transition team at corner:
Jason Wilde writes on Reggie Gilbert:
Cheesehead TV gets in on the Gilbert action:
Evan Western looks at the candidates to start at right guard:
Ty Montgomery talks about his foundation:
Jerry Kramer’s sideline jacket is headed to Canton:
Marquez Valdes-Scantling talks about his friendship with Shaquem Griffin:
Kevin King threw it back to his dunking days:
Greg Jennings tells the story of an ATV ride gone wrong at Jordy Nelson’s place:
Mike Daniels continues to get his inner geek on: