It's still really early in Packers training camp. We haven't yet reached family night, let alone the first preseason contest set for Thursday August 10th, and yet there is reason for excitement.
In the off season the running backs didn't really get a whole lot of work, so take this with a grain of salt, but, already, we are seeing one of the three draft picks in the Packers backfield standout. His name? Jamaal Williams.
He's running, receiving, and perhaps most importantly at this point, pass blocking. Just today (August 4th) ESPN's Rob Demovsky published an article about Williams pushing veteran Ty Montgomery for the starting job.
It's been a good camp for the BYU product so far, however i am not interested in "who the starter will be" between Williams and Montgomery. What is more relevant to me, is that if Williams proves to be an effective back, either as the 1 or 2, the the Packers will, yet again, have that 1-2 punch option that coach mike McCarthy seems to enjoy in his backfield.
If both of these men can make plays on the field on Sunday's it's going to give Green Bay more options and more flexibility in an offense that's already got lots of both. So tomorrow (August 5th) at family night, and next week in the teams first preseason game, pay attention to everyone, but keep a special eye on number 30. He could be a factor in this years run game. And that's today's take...