Friday, August 11, 2017

Philadelphia at Green Bay

Last night we attended the Packers’ first preseason game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. After the experts were talking about how rainy it was going to be all week, the weather was actually perfect through the whole game.

The visiting teams always do their pre-game warm-ups on our end of the field.

While QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) dressed for pre-game warm-ups, he did not play a down in the game.

The post-anthem flyover was a single U.S. Coast Guard helicopter (AP photo).

The opening kick-off to the 2017 Green Bay Packers season.

With QB Aaron Rodgers a healthy scratch from the starting line-up, QB Brett Hundley (#7) played most of the first half.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) fumbles on an early carry in the game (AP photo).

QB Carson Wentz (#11) led the Eagles to a 6-0 lead (AP photo).

QB Brett Hundley (#7) had a chance to showcase his talents. With all due respect, we do not hope to see him in the regular season (AP photo).

QB Aaron Rodgers seen on the sidelines, out of uniform (AP photo).

WR Davante Adams (#17) fumbles the ball after making a first-half reception (AP photo).

Philadelphia rookie WR Mack Hollins (#10) eludes FS Quinten Rollins (#24) for a TD (AP photo).

Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson won a Super Bowl ring as a QB with the Packers from 1995-98 and 2001-04 (AP photo).

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy watches a replay during the game (AP photo).

WR Trevor Davis (#11) scores a TD on an exciting punt return (AP photo).

LB Joe Thomas (#48) picked off an Eagles’ pass (AP photo).

T Don Barclay (#67) injured his ankle in the game (above and below — AP photos).

The scariest moment of the game came from a hard hit on seventh-round draft choice WR Malachi Dupre (#19) following a reception (AP photo).

The view from the Packerville, U.S.A. seats. Besides this incident, we saw all of the Packers’ scoring on our end of the field.

The medical staff did their work and Dupre gave the crowd a “thumbs up” while being carted off the field (AP photo).

WR Jeff Janis (#83) gets himself a touchdown (AP photo).

WR Jeff Janis (#83) also participated in his first “Lambeau Leap” of the season (AP photo).

QB Joe Callahan (#6) has been fun to watch in the Packers’ preseason games of 2016 and 2017 (AP photo).

QB Joe Callahan (#6) gets stripped of the ball, and lost his helmet in the scramble to recover the ball (AP photo).

QB Joe Callahan (#6) gets a pass off on the run (AP photo).

Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy greets Philadelphia coach Doug Peterson on the field after the game (AP photo).

Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz (#11) talks with QB Aaron Rodgers after the game (AP photo).

The final score from Thursday night’s first preseason game at Lambeau Field (AP photo).

2017 Training Camp • Practice 9

We finally bring you Practice #9 of 2017 Green Bay Packers Training Camp. Here we see the running backs lining up for team tackling drills.

The crop of wide receivers is working on the other end in their position drills.

Some linebackers working in their position drills.

The defensive backs work on covering each other.

Defensive linemen are working over in the far northwest corner of the field.

The one-on-one drills pitting running backs and blitzing linebackers was crowd-pleasing. In this drill, you see some of the most spirited hitting in camp (above and below).

An overall shot of the southern end of the practice field, where offensive linemen and defensive linemen are also doing one-on-one blocking drills.

T Don Barclay (#67) is taking on DT Izaah Lunsford (#71).

G Justin McCray works on free-agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois (#95).

The quarterbacks taking a fluids break.

When you stand QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) alongside the offensive linemen, he looks like their little brother.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) watching his back-ups working in team drills.

WR Randall Cobb (#18) contemplating life — or his future in the Packers’ offense.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) looking for a receiver during scrimmaging.

LB Kyler Fackrell (#51), DT Ricky Jean-Francois (#95), DT Kenny Clark (#97), DE Mike Daniels (#76), and DE Dean Lowry (#94), lined up and waiting for the offense.

Rookie RB Jamaal Williams (#30) runs behind his blockers.

TE Martellus Bennett (#80) chats with the Packers’ CEO Mark Murphy on the near sideline.

Rookie RB Devante Mays (#32) gaining some yards in scrimmage time.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) gets some instruction from his coach.

Special teams punting time. The red “hats” denote the other team for easier film study.

TE Martellus Bennett (#80) talking with Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

Rookie QB Taysom Hill (#8) gets some reps leading up to the first preseason game.

WR Max McCaffrey (#13) comes back to the near sideline during scrimmaging. There are a lot of talented receivers in camp, but it all will come down to maybe three available spots.

Offensive linemen always do most of their drills right up against the stands.

Special teams kickoff work.

T David Bakhtiari (#69) takes a drink during a “T.V. Time-Out.”

In-depth discussion between QB Aaron Rodgers (#12), Special Teams Coach Ron Zook, and TE Marcellus Bennett (#80).

DT Mike Daniels (#76) chats with the guys who have to block him every day in camp.

A line-up of well-known receivers.

Rookie RB Jamaal Williams (#30). He was the Packers’ fourth-round draft pick this year.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) works with the first-string offense.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) looks to hand off...

... to RB Jamaal Williams.

Practice ends with Head Coach Mike McCarthy talking to his assembled team.