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Safety Morgan Burnett Taking Charge
After the Green Bay Packers cut ties with Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, the importance of Morgan Burnett undoubtedly grew larger.On top of being the Packers’ key communicator on the back end of the defense, he was a turnover machine, constantly hovering deep in the middle of the defense waiting for his opportunity to jump routes or lay the lumber to an unsuspecting wide receiver.
And if the first week of training camp is any indication–Burnett appears capable of picking up right where Collins left off.
Playing alongside Collins, Burnett’s role often required him to play closer to the line of scrimmage–something that the 6’1″ 209-pound safety is certainly capable of doing but didn’t seem like a natural fit for his long build and rangy skill set.
Burnett missed the final 12 games games of his rookie season, and Collins missed the final 14 last year–as a result, the highly athletic and similarly skilled duo only started six games together. Now with C...
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With the departure of former starting safety Charlie Peprah, who was released in a very similar manner to former inside linebacker Brandon Chillar for failing his physical at the start of training camp in 2010, all eyes now look towards Charles Woodson, MD Jennings and Jerron McMillian to see which ends up being the starting safety opposite Morgan Burnett.
Only a couple of problems...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the alarm begins to sound inside Donald Driver's college dorm room, his home during training camp, the 37-year-old Packers wide receiver still has the motivation after 13 NFL seasons not hit the snooze button. That might not seem like much, but to Driver, it means everything.
For Driver, it's a sign that he still has the energy to show up for a drill...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Former Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly is apparently quite low on the priority list of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
With Goodell in Green Bay for the Packers' training camp practice Wednesday morning as part of his brief preseason tour, a potential NFL return for the indefinitely suspended Jolly was a topic that was met with a quick response.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Three missed practices was enough for Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings. As Green Bay began Day 6 of training camp Wednesday morning, Jennings was back on the field after suffering an elbow bruise five days earlier.
There was other good news on the Packers' injury front, with linebacker Desmond Bishop (calf) and fullback John Kuhn (knee) both going through...
Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden was suspended for one game by the NFL on Tuesday as a result of an arrest last November. Walden was charged following a dispute with his girlfriend, and he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. He avoided jail time, but the league decided to punish him for what it considered a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Don't try to tell Green Bay Packers offensive line coach James Campen that his starting five basically was determined before training camp started. Fearing a sense of complacency, Campen doesn't want anyone thinking their job is locked up. "You know, it's funny," Campen said. "Stranger things have happened. Guys can emerge in the...
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I am probably the driver of the “Green Bay Packers don’t need a running back” bandwagon. So it may be funny that I took the time to talk with Brandon Saine this week at training camp. The fact is the Packers will always have running backs, it’s just part of football.
So why Saine? I like his story. It fits in line with numerous Packers on...
While it’s probably unfair to compare Mike Daniels to Mike Neal, that won’t stop some fans from making the analogy after the rookie from Iowa left Tuesday’s practice with a groin and/or knee injury. Neal has played in only 10 games since joining the Packers in 2010. Daniels, whose durability was questioned by scouts prior [...]
This is the the losersbracket.com style review of the Green Bay Packer Practice us losers attended today.
First let’s get to the chicks! This may have been a certain media star Jen Lada in front of us… best view of the day folks.
Jen Lada is smaller than Shaky Smithson (it’s not even that close!)
Here are our (in no particular order) non media filtered unbiased observations...
Who said Donald Driver is over the hill? OK, maybe we said that at one point during the offseason. However, he's had an impressive start to training camp and figures to turn this season into something more than a farewell tour while putting up numbers better than some Hall of Famers.
Inside linebacker Desmond Bishop and fullback John Kuhn were activated from the physically unable to perform list Tuesday, but tight end Andrew Quarless, left tackle Derek Sherrod, offensive lineman Jaymes Brooks, outside linebacker Frank Zombo and defensive lineman Johnny Jones remain on PUP. Quarless will almost certainly begin the season on the list, meaning he’ll [...]