Saturday, August 11, 2018

2018 Training Camp — Practice #9

Last Monday’s 2018 Packers Training Camp Practice #9 (yes, we get behind a little bit in these posts) started with S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (#21) riding into practice on one of the kids’ bikes, wearing a “Minion” mask. Some of the DBs have been doing this during camp. That’s normal, right?

It’s nice to see trash cans getting more than just the normal use. We’re these are special “for football purposes only” trash cans.

Rookie LB Oren Burks (#42) reaches and grabs a pass during an early drill.

LBs hustling to their next drill.

DBs catching balls from the JUGS machine — CB Quinten Rollins (#24), S Martin Evans (#25), and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (#21).

Here’s a wider photo of the whole group.

Team tackling drills.

Team tackling drills.

The ball security drill, where players try to rip the ball from the hands of RBs, WRs, and TEs.

Offensive Line Coach James Campen and his players.

DBs covering DBs as WRs.

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (#21) at work.

DBs covering DBs as WRs.

Overall look at different groups at work in the south end of the field.

Coach Campen gives close attention to the work of G Lucas Patrick (#62) and G Kofi Amichia (#79).

Linebackers at work in the north end.

After he was cheered coming to the near sideline, QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) directs some cheers to the other players. And to the water boy.

G Lane Taylor (#65) and QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) on the near sideline, by the stands.

QB DeShone Kizer (#9), up close.

C Corey Linsley (#63) talks with WR Randall Cobb (#18).

Getting down to some scrimmage action.

Somewhere in there is RB Jamaal Williams (#30).

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) going deep.

WR Randall Cobb (#18) streaks down the sideline after a reception.

QB Brett Hundley (#7) getting to work.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) steps up in the pocket for a throw.

The defense gets some coaching prior to the offense coming to the line.

TE Lance Kendricks (#84) makes a reception and hits the ground.

Staff from the Milwaukee Bucks were on hand to watch practice. Here, they meet with one of their bosses — Bucks’ minority owner QB Aaron Rodgers (#12).

Two rookies — WR J’Mon Moore (#82) and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (#83).

I think we’ve got us a good punter, folks — rookie J.K. Scott (#6).

Special teams work in the middle of practice.

More offensive line work.

What a beautiful sight.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) scrambles away to get off a throw.

The defense looking hot and ready for the end of practice.

LB Clay Matthews (#52) stops short of sacking QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) — because no one lays a hand on anyone wearing a red jersey!

Undrafted rookie free agent QB Tim Boyle (#8) has a great arm and poise on the field.

K Mason Crosby (#2) has some field goal practice, with P J.K. Scott (#6) holding.

Two veterans — WR Randall Cobb (#18) and WR Davante Adams (#17).

Offensive linemen taking a breather — G Adam Pankey (#77), T Kyle Murphy (#68), and T Jason Spriggs (#78).

That’s it folks, until next time.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

2018 Packers Family Night — Practice #8

Saturday night brought the annual Packers Family Night at Lambeau Field. While it started decades ago as an actual scrimmage between the offense and the defense, it is now considered a Training Camp practice. Here are a few shots of the stadium a couple of hours before the evening’s activities started.

We did not buy a seat until about a week and a half before the event, when they only had single seats available before it sold out. We were able to get a seat on the Associated Bank Club Level — for the same price as a seat in the stadium bowl.

Here’s a look at the Club Level, with individual private suites.

Between every two suites, there are doors going out into the stadium Club Level seats.

Above and below, some of the graphics up on the Club Level in the south end zone.

One of the standing areas on the Club Level, where you can get some food and refreshments and watch the game from a different vantage point.

More Club Level graphics.

The stairs going down to our Club Level outdoor seats. These seats have a backrest, arms, and a cup holder — for a $325 per game ticket price. In comparison, our end zone seats on the original stadium aluminum benches go for $109 per game ticket price.

Above and following, some views as the stadium was filling up.

The view of the field from our seat.

Lambeau Field “in the gloaming.”

A nice panoramic view of the evening.

Following the activities on the field, it was time to cap off the evening with fireworks and laser light show.

Hope you enjoyed “the show.”