Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Amid all the Packer training camp hoopla the big number 76 in the photo on the Post Crescent sports page caught my attention last month before the Family Night hoopla struck, served with coffee and a smile in the friendly confines of Old Glory Cafe, bastion of patriotism in beautiful downtown Kimberly.   I remembered: Mike McCoy. Big Ol’ 76. Tough son of an Irishman. ‘70’s Packers, ugh.   Quick memories of frustrating Sunday afternoons, the Packers of Dan Devine and Bart Starr; still, in those days from 1970 - 1976, you could count on Mike McCoy to blast somebody into a confused lump of pain, blood and snot. Preferably a Lion or Bear, like Bobby Douglass.   The current 76 in camp, however, is Mike Daniels, a fourth round defensive line pick that fellow Iowa alum Mark Bulaga thinks is some hot stuff, Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazette reported on http://www.packersnews.com/ ,and TJ Lang dittoed his props. Daniels worked out with the dime defense Coordinating guru Capers f...
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  • Mike McCoy was the Bear's #1 pick traded to the Packers for retreads (Caffey - Pitts - Hyland). He was one of the first nearly 300 pounders with some quickness but never lived up to his Notre Dame hype, an average starter in Green Bay at best. They also had another Mike McCoy, Mike C. McCoy at the time who was an excellent corner back. The Packers need Daniels and Worthy to step up big.
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