Packers Morning Buzz: It's about time for Jerry Kramer
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Friday’s practice lasted a little more than two hours as the Packers prepare for tonight’s festivities. The sold-out Family Night practice officially begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lambeau Field. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It will be televised live across Wisconsin.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s Camp Insider with everything you need to know from Ray Nitschke Field on Friday.
The one-on-one, pass-rush reps that are popular among players and media alike might not be making a return in Green Bay Packers camp.
The Packers haven’t done one-on-one pass rushes since Saturday, the first padded practice in camp. Coach Mike McCarthy said those reps are simulated in the team’s two-minute drill, as well as increased reps in pass under pressure that closes practice.
“Really with the number of reps we get there,” McCarthy said, “it’s higher than we’ve been in the past.”
In its place, the period that otherwise would be devoted to one-on-one pass rushes is now centered on the run game for offensive and defensive linemen. Offensive linemen work on variations of run blocks – from zone reads to combination blocks – against defensive linemen and linebackers. It remains a physical and competitive drill, just with a different focus.
“It can be inside zone, outside zone,” right guard Justin McCray said. “It can be a gap scheme. Those are the variations of the combo drill.”
Ryan and I talked about what we saw during Friday’s practice:
Aaron Rodgers vs Mike Pettine has been a highlight of camp:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live about Friday’s practice:
Be sure to check out Adam’s gallery from Friday:
Pete Dougherty writes on Jerry Kramer’s relationship with Vince Lombardi:
Elsewhere, it was a long time coming, but Kramer finally received his gold jacket:
David Bakhitiari paid tribute to Kramer on Twitter:
Bill Huber has a notebook from camp:
Jason Wilde writes on Jake Kumerow’s surprising camp:
Rob Demovsky looks at Davon House having some fun:
Cory Jennerjohn thinks the CBA needs adjusting:
Mark Murphy answered questions on the team website:
It was a big day for Blake Martinez: