Donald Driver Defies Father Time
Training camp motors on. The Packers held their 5th practice this morning, their 3rd in full pads.
-Donald Driver defies Father Time. 14th year in the league, 37 years old, and he can still beat players who were cutting their grade school teeth when he came into the league. In the Red Zone, he beat Davon House for a touchdown, then followed it up with a second against Jarrett Bush. Later, he capped a two-minute drill with a catch between Morgan Burnett and Tramon Williams for yet another TD.
-House took the far majority of the snaps at right cornerback with the starting defense. That's a switch from Bush. The move, however, was not a reflection of Bush's practice habits. They are extraordinary. It is a reflection of House's early camp and his ability/potential as a cover man.
-Jermichael Finley was a full participant. He'd been out with a mild concussion. As is usually the case, Finley made at least one "wow" catch. The guy is blessed with a world of talent. If he ever adds consistency to his game, he'd be as good as it gets at TE. But you knew all that.
-DE Jarius Wynn snares an interception. Don't ask me how.
-The Packers draft Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels, they sign Anthony Hargrove, Phillip Merling and Danny Muir and yet it's been C.J. Wilson lining up #1 at RDE in the base 3-4. (Can you say fundamentally sound vs. the run.)
-Burnett had an INT and broke up another pass, ditto for 4th rounder/safety Jerron McMillian. McMillian also showed a desire to stick his nose in there on the rough stuff.
-Water is available to the players at all times, but they still were given a seldom seen 2-minute water break.
Football Mystery: The Packers practiced a 2-point play today and and Aaron Rodgers converted with a strike to James Jones. Certainly the desired result but why does almost every team opt to throw the ball on 2-point attempts? We're only talking 2 yards.