Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Well, that's over with

The first Packers minicamp is over (yeah I know I'm late on it, but hey, I was hurt dammit) and things looked pretty good so far. Amongst those that did well were:

Aaron Rodgers as he handled most of the QB duties. McCarthy was quoted in the
Journal Sentinel: "I think Aaron Rodgers is having an excellent minicamp," McCarthy said late Saturday. "Statistically, big-play opportunities, controlling the huddle, managing the offense."

Greg Jennings was also shining at camp. Per the
Packers web site: "Jennings excelled, making catches on deep balls and cutting his routes with a precision that had McCarthy thinking he was Donald Driver at one point." A rookie who is making people think he is DD? Me likey.

Samkon Gado was a pleasant surprise to the new coach as he was able to see first hand what most of us witnessed last season. This year he started the season by taking a handoff from Favre on the first snap of mini-camp and hitting the whole hard for a 20-yard burst. "Sam has done a great job with the off-season training program," McCarthy said. "He's a powerful young man, he has a very bright future ahead of him, he's very explosive and he has a complete understanding of what's asked of him. He's a good example of a guy that's benefited from being here since March 20. He knows the assignments ... I'm excited to see him when we get into pads." As we all are MM.

Now, certainly this is simply the first minicamp of the season and by no means is this any indication of how things are going to be. Overall the camp went very well, no major injuries occured and no fights. I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid yet, but no reason to get all negative at this point.

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