Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Training Camp — Practice #3

Saturday’s 2018 Training Camp Practice #3 was the hottest so far, and unfortunately for the players, it corresponded to the first time with full pads this year.

Packers’ President and CEO Mark Murphy strolls the near sideline, as he has taken a more “hands on” approach to the football side of the business since this spring’s restructuring of management.

From laying flat on their stomachs, the defense jumps to a sprint on command.

Defense working against defense at the north end of the field.

Above and below, this year’s new fast-paced footwork drill.

The offense joins the defense after a period inside the Don Hutson Center.

TE Jimmy Graham (#80) is sandwiched between LB Marcus Porter (#59) and LB Kendall Donnerson (#91).

QBs Coach Frank Cignetti and his crew.

The receivers and the defensive backs all gathered together.

HC Mike McCarthy listens to DC Mike Pettine.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) takes the shotgun snap in scrimmage time.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) exploits a seam in the defense.

RB Jamaal Williams (#30) takes the handoff from QB Aaron Rodgers (#12).

The defensive front awaits.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) mishandles the snap, or was it the fault of C Corey Linsley (#63)?

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) with no place to go.

Practice is often dull for the men who make their living with their feet, but here K Mason Crosby (#2) boots one in the field goal drill.

Ready for collision.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) shows his ability to levitate to the fans in the south end.

OL Coach James Campen watches his players do the drills he once did as a player in Green Bay from 1989-93.

HC Mike McCarthy and OC Joe Philbin compare notes.

A packed house sizzles under the hot July sun.

2018 second round pick CB Josh Jackson (#37) makes a leaping grab.

T Jason Spriggs (#78) rehydrates while taking a breather with T Kyle Murphy (#68).

QB DeShone Kizer (#9) walks to the next drill during a “T.V. Timeout.”

WR Randall Cobb (#18) makes a grab while CB Josh Jackson (#37) isn’t able to prevent it.

WR Davante Adams (#17) tries to out-sprint CB Kevin King (#20).

WR Equanimeous St. Brown (#19) tries to make a one-handed catch while CB Herb Waters (#26) falls.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) heads to the outside.

WR Randall Cobb (#18) makes a leaping snag of a QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) pass...

... and the two subsequently discuss things during a break.

Recently-signed WR Adonis Jennings (#13) catches a touchdown pass.

RB Jamaal Williams (#30) shows his dance moves during a “T.V. Timeout.”

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) looks over the defense during a scrimmage.

RB Jamaal Williams (#30) is all bottled up.

A scrambling QB Aaron Rodgers (#12).

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) takes off on his own again.

Two QBs, an RB, a FB, and some others watching the third stringers.

From what we have seen, QB Tim Boyle (#8) is having a good showing in this camp.

Rookie P J.K. Scott (#6) shows off his extreme flexibility.

QB Tim Boyle (#8) receives some advice from QB Aaron Rodgers (#12).

QB DeShone Kizer (#9) runs for his life.

The traditional “end of practice” shot.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

2018 Training Camp — Practice #2

Friday morning’s second 2018 Training Camp Practice #2 was in weather that was very warm when the sun came out, and very cool when it was cloudy. But a very large crowd was on hand for the second straight day.

The Packers’ Training Camp Staff get their morning briefing prior to the gates opening 90 minutes before practice.

Decorative 2018 Training Camp banners at Ray Nitschke Field.

This is how you film segments for ESPN.

Defensive players stretching out the ol’ muscles.

Packers staff checking and repairing spots on the field prior to the start of practice.

The defensive backs getting to work.

2018 No. 1 draft pick CB Jaire Alexander (#23) makes a leaping grab in a drill which accomplishes the purpose of making a leaping grab.

LB Blake Martinez (#50) gets some instruction.

2018 third-round draft pick LB Oren Burks (#42) snagging a pass as well.

LB Clay Matthews (#52) and others chase down an assistant acting as the QB.

The offensive players join the rest of the team on the field.

DT Mike Daniels (#76) in a drill designed to make the player run around the circle and bat the ball from the “quarterback’s” hand. This does not mean that QB’s are dummies.

DE Dean Lowry (#94) in the same drill.

CB Lenzy Pipkins (#41) in a drill where the assistant bats at him with the red pads.

RBs and TEs working together.

The old soon-to-be demolished Brown County Area (with white dome) can be seen in old Training Camp photos back to the Lombardi days.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) looks to pass to RB Jamaal Williams (#30).

RB Jamaal Williams (#30) carries on this play.

WR Davante Adams (#17) makes a catch over the coverage of DB Davon House (#31), and with FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (#21) watching.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) looking to pass with LB Reggie Gilbert (#93) closing in.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) sprints outside for some yards.

TE Jimmy Graham (#80) makes one of several catches on the day.

TE Marcedes Lewis (#89) walks with TE Jimmy Graham (#80) to the next drill. Note that Lewis has changed his number to 89 following the retirement of WR Michael Clark. This is the number he used in Jacksonville.

TE Lance Kendricks (#84) jogs to the next drill.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) and HC Mike McCarthy meet up for a few seconds between drills.

HC Mike McCarthy in a good mid-practice mood.

Working on punt coverage, with CB Jaire Alexander (#23) as the “gunner,” against DB Jermaine Whitehead (#35) and S Kentrell Brice (#29).

HC Mike McCarthy also sharing a laugh with GM Brian Gutekunst.

Offensive linemen working against, and with, each other.

T Kyle Murphy (#68) gets a shove on LB Vince Biegel (#45) in one-on-one drills.

DC Mike Pettine watching his defensive men.

DE Dean Lowry (#94) works against an unidentified offensive lineman in the one-on-one drill.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) follows the blocking of G Lucas Patrick (#62) on a running play.

Scrimmage time, with QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) at the helm of the offense.

WR Davante Adams (#17) tries to sprint away from LB Blake Martinez (#50).

QB Aaron Rodgers looking to pass over the coverage of DE Dean Lowry (#94) and LB Clay Matthews (#52).

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) needs fluids like the rest of us mortals.

WR Randall Cobb (#18) and QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) compare notes on some of the missed connections between them today,

The man.

The offensive starters watch the second stringers.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) confers with TEs Lewis and Graham.

Back at work, QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) scrambles to find a receiver.

NFLN personality and former Packer WR James Jones (in blue) jokes with his former Head Coach, Mike McCarthy.

Jones also meets up with his friend, QB Aaron Rodgers (#12).

As always, the practice ends with a group meet-up on the field.