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TRAINING CAMP REPORT TUESDAY MORNING AUGUST 2, 2005

by Jerry Gilbert
Another very hot day in Green Bay. Candidates to run back punts and kick-offs showed up early and caught high kicks from the machine. As is common, Antonio Chatman was the first to arrive and he was followed by Vince Butler, who seems to be rated by the staff as one of the top free agent types with a chance for the practice squad. As others arrived, the coaches added a twist. The player holds a ball in one hand a catches the kick with the other. Butler only caught about 3 out of every 4 in his first opportunity.
Terrence Murphy was next and he seemed very confident and caught every one. For a reason unknown to me at this time, Murphy did not take part in the remainder of the practice. Running back Chaz Williams steeped in had had some trouble fielding the kicks. Experienced college returner Craig Bragg acted as if he had done the drill before and handled it with no problem. Robert Ferguson pushed in front of Bragg and performed fairly well., but dropped 2. Butler returned and dropped 2 right handed catcheshe is left handed. Braggs was again close to perfect and Murphy requested one more chance as well.

I turned my attention to tight ends. A guy named Humphrey joined the group and is now wearing number 49. David Martin was with the group but wearing shorts.
Players missing include Brady Poppinga, Martin. Jason Horton Andre Thurman, Joey Thomas, Murphy and , of course Jackson and Franks I also did not see Atlas Herrion.or Ahman green.

During basic wide receiver pitch and catch, each player caught each type of pass once. However on a sideline drill, I was impressed when a coach yelled "my bad" during Walker's unsuccessful turn. Javon then lined up at the back of the line for a second opportunity. Donald Driver always went first to show how it is done.

Quarterback to receiver with no defense drill, only Mc Hugh dropped an easy one. Overall I am impressed with the skills of the young receivers. They seem pretty quick and all catch with their hands. Some years, the bottom receivers in camp have been pretty ugly pass catchers. That being said, Vince Butler continued to struggle as practice continued, but later on he developed some consistency

There was a drill at the far end with 9 defenders and no wide-outs for the offense. The object was to run many formations and defensive adjustments at full speed. The whistle was blown on most plays without a pass being thrown. I suspect that filming is the nost important part of this drill. Rodgers did have a nice completion to O'Sullivan. The QB's split out when they were not passing

The team next divided into 3 offensive units and they ran an uncontested 2 minute offense down the field. I am a little surprised to see Grey Ruegamer as the second string left guard while the rookie Junius Costen is lined up on the right side. Ruegamer has seemed more like a right guard type. Bedell and Barry are the tackles with Wells at center. The third offensive line has Morley and Curtin at tackles and Whittiker and Joe Hayes at guards. Chris White is the center. I suspect Herrion would fit in there if healthy .
The second group of 3 wide receivers included Vince Butler, Craig Bragg and Jamal Jones. A healthy Terrence Murphy would replace one of them. Nall had the second unit the first time and Rodgers was with it the second time.

11 on 11

Bodies were flying around with real hitting in the interior of the line. Davenport swept right for a huge gain. That play has been working since camp began. While I have seldom had a good view of exactly what is happening in the line, I have to conclude that Matt O'Dwyer is creating some space. He and Tauscher open many holes on that side.

Davenport then picked his way over right guard for about 4 yards. A sweep left was stacked up, but Chaz Williams was very successful sweeping right followed by no gain over left guard. I was not close enough to judge why all this happened as it did but I know that Matt O'Dwyer was lined up on Cletidus Hunt, while Corey Williams was at the defensive right tackle. The rinning success on the right side happened against both Kampman and KGB who flip-flopped at least once.

Drill with quarterback and receivers against cornerbacks. The second and third string wide receivers usually prevailed victimizing Ahmad Carroll, Chris Day and Mike Hawkins. This is tough duty for a corner all alone, but this battle was won by the offense.

D. J. Sanders hit punts and they were fairly long and very high. One was a beauty-- way over the head of the return man.

11on 11 For some reason Mark Roman was a safety with the first unit rather than Freeman.

Favre under center

Pass to Ben Steele on the right side Davenport appeared to break free with a run over left guard. completion to Ferguson on the right side. Fisher runs left and gains. Favre sacked.

Craig Nall threw a nice pass to jamal Jones who dropped it. Fisher ran right sithe success. the second defensive lie is Truluck and Peterson at ends and Lee and Cole at tackles. An end around by Bragg was stuffed.

Rodgers entered He hit Bragg underneath. an end around did not work. Favre returned.
On a fly pattern left Leigh Torrence had great coverage and a mighta coulda chance at the INT. Nick Barnett got home on a blitz. A pass to Chatman netted 7 and then Davenport broke through probably for a score on an inside handoff from the shotgun.

O'Sullivan tried the inside handoff and Chaz Wlliams was stuffed QB finds no one and scrambles

Rodgers tried an end around which did not work A screen to Henderson netted about 12.

Favre returned for 7 on 7 otherwise known as no pass rush

Complete to Driver beating Carroll Steele dropped a difficult but probably catchable ball behind him. Chatman bveat Carroll up the left side.; Favre threw a perfect pass to Walker that defeated excellent coverage by Harris Chatman caught one on the right side.

Nall hit McHugh. Rodgers fired one that was popped into the air and Hawkins intercepted.

Favre completed 2 to Chatman and Walker dropped an open fly pattern. Another very hot day in Green Bay. Candidates to run back punts and kick-offs showed up early and caught high kicks from the machine. As is common, Antonio Chatman was the first to arrive and he was followed by Vince Butler, who seems to be rated by the staff as one of the top free agent types with a chance for the practice squad. As others arrived, the coaches added a twist. The player holds a ball in one hand a catches the kick with the other. Butler only caught about 3 out of every 4 in his first opportunity.
Terrence Murphy was next and he seemed very confident and caught every one. For a reason unknown to me at this time, Murphy did not take part in the remainder of the practice. Running back Chaz Williams steeped in had had some trouble fielding the kicks. Experienced college returner Craig Bragg acted as if he had done the drill before and handled it with no problem. Robert Ferguson pushed in front of Bragg and performed fairly well., but dropped 2. Butler returned and dropped 2 right handed catcheshe is left handed. Braggs was again close to perfect and Murphy requested one more chance as well.

I turned my attention to tight ends. A guy named Humphrey joined the group and is now wearing number 49. David Martin was with the group but wearing shorts.
Players missing include Brady Poppinga, Martin. Jason Horton Andre Thurman, Joey Thomas, Murphy and , of course Jackson and Franks I also did not see Atlas Herrion.or Ahman green.

During basic wide receiver pitch and catch, each player caught each type of pass once. However on a sideline drill, I was impressed when a coach yelled "my bad" during Walker's unsuccessful turn. Javon then lined up at the back of the line for a second opportunity. Donald Driver always went first to show how it is done.

Quarterback to receiver with no defense drill, only Mc Hugh dropped an easy one. Overall I am impressed with the skills of the young receivers. They seem pretty quick and all catch with their hands. Some years, the bottom receivers in camp have been pretty ugly pass catchers. That being said, Vince Butler continued to struggle as practice continued, but later on he developed some consistency

There was a drill at the far end with 9 defenders and no wide-outs for the offense. The object was to run many formations and defensive adjustments at full speed. The whistle was blown on most plays without a pass being thrown. I suspect that filming is the nost important part of this drill. Rodgers did have a nice completion to O'Sullivan. The QB's split out when they were not passing

The team next divided into 3 offensive units and they ran an uncontested 2 minute offense down the field. I am a little surprised to see Grey Ruegamer as the second string left guard while the rookie Junius Costen is lined up on the right side. Ruegamer has seemed more like a right guard type. Bedell and Barry are the tackles with Wells at center. The third offensive line has Morley and Curtin at tackles and Whittiker and Joe Hayes at guards. Chris White is the center. I suspect Herrion would fit in there if healthy .
The second group of 3 wide receivers included Vince Butler, Craig Bragg and Jamal Jones. A healthy Terrence Murphy would replace one of them. Nall had the second unit the first time and Rodgers was with it the second time.

11 on 11

Bodies were flying around with real hitting in the interior of the line. Davenport swept right for a huge gain. That play has been working since camp began. While I have seldom had a good view of exactly what is happening in the line, I have to conclude that Matt O'Dwyer is creating some space. He and Tauscher open many holes on that side.

Davenport then picked his way over right guard for about 4 yards. A sweep left was stacked up, but Chaz Williams was very successful sweeping right followed by no gain over left guard. I was not close enough to judge why all this happened as it did but I know that Matt O'Dwyer was lined up on Cletidus Hunt, while Corey Williams was at the defensive right tackle. The rinning success on the right side happened against both Kampman and KGB who flip-flopped at least once.

Drill with quarterback and receivers against cornerbacks. The second and third string wide receivers usually prevailed victimizing Ahmad Carroll, Chris Day and Mike Hawkins. This is tough duty for a corner all alone, but this battle was won by the offense.

D. J. Sanders hit punts and they were fairly long and very high. One was a beauty-- way over the head of the return man.

11on 11 For some reason Mark Roman was a safety with the first unit rather than Freeman.

Favre under center

Pass to Ben Steele on the right side Davenport appeared to break free with a run over left guard. completion to Ferguson on the right side. Fisher runs left and gains. Favre sacked.

Craig Nall threw a nice pass to jamal Jones who dropped it. Fisher ran right sithe success. the second defensive lie is Truluck and Peterson at ends and Lee and Cole at tackles. An end around by Bragg was stuffed.

Rodgers entered He hit Bragg underneath an end around did not work. Favre returned. On a fly pattern left Leigh Torrence had great coverage and a mighta coulda chance at the INT. Nick Barnett got home on a blitz. A pass to Chatman netted 7 and then Davenport broke through probably for a score on an inside handoff from the shotgun.

O'Sullivan tried the inside handoff and Chaz Wlliams was stuffed QB finds no one and scrambles

Rodgers tried an end around which did not work A screen to Henderson netted about 12.

Favre returned for 7 on 7 otherwise known as no pass rush

Complete to Driver beating Carroll Steele dropped a difficult but probabl y catchable ball behind him. Chatman bveat Carroll up the left side.; Favre threw a perfect pass to Walker that defeated excellent coverage by Harris Chatman caught one on the right side.

Nall hit McHugh. Rodgers fired one that was popped into the air and Hawkins intercepted.

Favre completed 2 to Chatman and Walker dropped an open fly pattern.

Rodgers threw a stirke to Butler, a defender stripped the ball but Butler recovered it. The next play Harris was called for interference.

Favre returned and threw a dart; but Hawkins cut in front and almost intercepted. From the shotgun he hit Fisher in stride for a nice gain. A long pass to Ferguson was thwarted by the good coverage of Torrence. Vota Leach had a chance and dropeed the pass. Dendy broke up a pass inteded for Driver. Once again those 2 young corners made plays against the offensive stars.

11 on 11 Must make a first down.

Favre agains the second defense Incomplete on first down a minimal run on second. On third and long they moved the chains with a strike to Driver. On the next series, a run failed. Tod Franz broke up a passs intended for Chatman and Favre missed on a fly pattern. They punted (bad punt good roll by Sander)

Nall's turn. Fisher was stopped. He threw an incompletion and the draw play failed on third and long. Sander hit a medium distance high punt.

Favre returned and hit Chatman for 25 yards and a first down. An inside handoff from the shotgun netted 9. Davenport got the frist down but fumbled out of bounds losing the yardage. A pass to him got the first down. A five yard pss to Luchey against a blitz on first down. Then a scrambling Favre found Ferguson int he Endzone for a touchdown.

O'Sullivan hit Bragg for 8 yards and hit him again on a crossing pattern for the first down. Kaberr sacked him. the drive stalled and it and practice ended with a Ryan Longwell field goal. The guy driving the mobile goal past had to hustle into position, and the crowd howled. Rodgers threw a stirke to Butler, a defender stripped the ball but Butler recovered it. The next play Harris was called for interference.

Favre returned and threw a dart; but Hawkins cut in front and almost intercepted. From the shotgun he hit Fisher in stride for a nice gain. A long pass to Ferguson was thwarted by the good coverage of Torrence. Vota Leach had a chance and dropeed the pass. Dendy broke up a pass inteded for Driver. Once again those 2 young corners made plays against the offensive stars.

11 on 11 Must make a first down.

Favre agains the second defense Incomplete on first down a minimal run on second. On third and long they moved the chains with a strike to Driver. On the next series, a run failed. Tod Franz broke up a passs intended for Chatman and Favre missed on a fly pattern. They punted (bad punt good roll by Sander)

Nall's turn. Fisher was stopped. He threw an incompletion and the draw play failed on third and long. Sander hit a medium distance high punt.

Favre returned and hit Chatman for 25 yards and a first down. An inside handoff from the shotgun netted 9. Davenport got the frist down but fumbled out of bounds losing the yardage. A pass to him got the first down. A five yard pss to Luchey against a blitz on first down. Then a scrambling Favre found Ferguson int he Endzone for a touchdown.

O'Sullivan hit Bragg for 8 yards and hit him again on a crossing pattern for the first down. Kaberr sacked him. the drive stalled and it and practice ended with a Ryan Longwell field goal. The guy driving the mobile goal past had to hustle into position, and the crowd howled.

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