Training Camp begins with a lot of optimism and apprehension. Optimism in the fact that the season has begun once again and the Packers are looking to make another run at a Super Bowl Championship. The apprehension comes from the bad news that happens at seemingly every team’s training camp. A player has either come in out of shape and failed his physical, or they have suffered a serious injury and practice and will not be able to play during the season.
Enter Mike Neal.
Neal is a player that has teased Packers fans over the years. He has shown tantalizing potential, but has what Coach Mike McCarthy famously calls availability issues. Those issues have caused the fans to become impatient with Neal. Those issues were brought to the forefront once again when news broke that he would begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Neal has had a long list of injuries that have kept him off the field since he was drafted by the Packers in 2010. In his rookie season he reco...