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Packers 2024 training camp preview: Running backs

Packers 2024 training camp preview: Running backs

By: Paul Bretl 7/10/24 With Green Bay Packers training camp less than two weeks away, I’ll be doing a position-by-position preview. Next up are the running backs. If you missed any of the previous position previews, you can find them below: Quarterbacks Roster: Josh Jacobs, AJ Dillon, Marshawn Lloyd, Emanuel Wilson, Jarveon Howard, Ellis Merriweather Jacobs knows leadership role must be earned: Although…

Packers 2024 Training Camp Preview: Quarterback

Packers 2024 Training Camp Preview: Quarterback

By: Paul Bretl 7/9/24 With Green Bay Packers training camp less than two weeks away, I’ll be doing a position-by-position preview, starting with the quarterbacks. Roster: Jordan Love, Sean Clifford, Michael Pratt Countering the counters: Opposing defenses have now had a full offseason to look back and digest Love’s tape. They’ve been able to really examine what he does well and where…

Early signs point to LB Isaiah McDuffie having a role in Packers’ defense

Early signs point to LB Isaiah McDuffie having a role in Packers’ defense

By: Paul Bretl 7/8/24 In addition to already having Quay Walker, the Green Bay Packers invested into the linebacker position early on in this year’s draft, taking Edgerrin Cooper in Round 2 and Ty’Ron Hopper in Round 3. But regardless, early signs point to Isaiah McDuffie having a role on the defense this season. “I mean, that’s out of my control,” said McDuffie on the team…

‘Big things’ ahead for Packers’ DE Rashan Gary with fully healthy offseason

‘Big things’ ahead for Packers’ DE Rashan Gary with fully healthy offseason

By: Paul Bretl 6/24/24 The big difference for Green Bay Packers defensive end Rashan Gary this offseason compared to last isn’t that he’s adjusting to a new defensive scheme under Jeff Hafley. It’s that he’s fully healthy and able to work on his game rather than having to rehab. “Man, it’s a blessing,” said Rashan…

Matt LaFleur ‘really confident’ in Packers’ CB depth

Matt LaFleur ‘really confident’ in Packers’ CB depth

By: Paul Bretl 6/19/24 From the outside looking in, the cornerback position for the Green Bay Packers could be one with some question marks coming into the upcoming season. However, internally, that isn’t how the Packers view things. In fact, Matt LaFleur really likes the depth of this unit. “We’re going to play our best players,” said LaFleur during minicamp, “but like…

Upcoming off-weeks ‘critical’ for Packers rookie LB Edgerrin Cooper

Upcoming off-weeks ‘critical’ for Packers rookie LB Edgerrin Cooper

By: Paul Bretl 6/17/24 For the Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL, they’ve reached summer break, with players and coaches having the next five or so weeks to themselves before reconvening for training camp. This is one last time for everyone involved to recharge their batteries before the grueling NFL season begins,…

DE Brenton Cox showcases pass rush abilities during Packers’ minicamp

DE Brenton Cox showcases pass rush abilities during Packers’ minicamp

By: Paul Bretl 6/15/24 When it comes to evaluating the play of offensive and defensive lines, we won’t truly get a pulse on where these units stand until training camp arrives and the pads come on. But with that said, Packers’ second-year defensive end Brenton Cox impressed during minicamp. During Wednesday’s practice in particular, there were two pass-rush reps from Cox in 11-on-11 drills…

Understanding the ‘why’ leads to fast, physical play for Packers’ defense

Understanding the ‘why’ leads to fast, physical play for Packers’ defense

By: Paul Bretl 6/13/24 Putting players in positions to make plays sounds like a simple and obvious concept, but it is much easier said than done. Otherwise, we would see just about every defense playing at a high level. However, for new Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, this is an area where he excels–his ability to teach. Just ask…