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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…

Packers won’t know ‘best five’ on OL until the pads come on

Packers won’t know ‘best five’ on OL until the pads come on

By: Paul Bretl 6/13/24 If the hope was to come out of these OTA and minicamp practices with an idea of what the Packers’ starting offensive line is going to look like this summer, well, you’re going to be disappointed. The constant movement and lack of pads made that a very tall task.  “No, I…

Observations and takeaways from Packers final minicamp practice

Observations and takeaways from Packers final minicamp practice

By: Paul Bretl 6/12/24 The Green Bay Packers wrapped up offseason programs on Wednesday with their final minicamp practice. The next time the Packers take the practice field will be on July 22nd when training camp begins. As always, here are my observations and takeaways from what I saw on the practice field: Joining Xavier…

Packers RB Marshawn Lloyd focusing on pass-catching prior to training camp

Packers RB Marshawn Lloyd focusing on pass-catching prior to training camp

By: Paul Bretl 6/12/24 Coming out of the offseason programs, Green Bay Packers rookie running back Marshawn Lloyd has one area of his game in particular that he is going to focus on before the team reconvenes for training camp: pass catching. “Pass catching,” said Lloyd at his locker on Tuesday when asked what he…

Observations and takeaways from Packers first minicamp practice

Observations and takeaways from Packers first minicamp practice

By: Paul Bretl 6/11/24 The Green Bay Packers held the first of their two minicamp practices on Tuesday. Here are my key observations and takeaways from what I saw on the practice field.  Minicamp is mandatory but Xavier McKinney, Jaire Alexander, and Keisean Nixon were excused by Matt LaFleur. All three players have previously exceeded their…

Packers TE Tyler Davis on right path as he works his way back from injury

Packers TE Tyler Davis on right path as he works his way back from injury

By: Paul Bretl 6/11/24 During the last three weeks of team OTAs, Green Bay Packers tight end Tyler Davis was, as he has been for roughly the last nine months now, off to the side while practice took place. However, while he still isn’t back on the field quite yet, Davis is feeling good and…

What to know and watch for during Packers’ minicamp

What to know and watch for during Packers’ minicamp

By: Paul Bretl 6/10/24 Offseason programs will conclude this week for the Green Bay Packers and are capped off with a minicamp, which will take place on June 11th and 12th. Offseason programs began for the Packers back on April 15th, with OTAs taking place over the last three weeks. Up until this point, everything has been…

Packers DL depth and new play style could result in hockey-like rotations

Packers DL depth and new play style could result in hockey-like rotations

By: Paul Bretl 6/7/24 The Green Bay Packers’ depth along their defensive front, coupled with the attacking play style that this unit is asked to play with under Jeff Hafley, could result in a hockey-like rotation during games in an effort to keep everyone fresh. Between the defensive tackle and defensive end positions, nine different…

Motivated AJ Dillon ready to fill whatever role Packers need from him

Motivated AJ Dillon ready to fill whatever role Packers need from him

By: Paul Bretl 6/5/24 As uncertainty surrounded AJ Dillon’s offseason with his future with the Packers up in the air as a pending free agent, Dillon focused on what he could control, and that was putting in the work. Through the now three OTA practices that have been open to the media, Dillon appears to be a bit slimmer, while still…