It's that time of year again as the dog days of summer begin and we are just a few short weeks from football season starting.
As an early preview this year I thought I would pick 3 things and or topics to watch for in the 2015 Green Bay Packers Preseason.
First and foremost will our defense be able to tighten up and mesh with the young players in the defensive backfield ? On that same note how will the loss of some key veterans affect communication and defensive play calls during game time ?
This is a defense that must play as well or better than last year for GB to make a playoff run.
Second and maybe one of the most important issues is a changing of the guard in regards to offensive play calling this season. While many self appointed pundits have hailed this as an epiphany I tend to be more cautious.
Every play caller has a different style. It makes no difference what level of football but I fully expect a few bumps along the way as the team transitions to a new pace and style on offense. Watch carefully in pre seasons game 2 and 3 for base formation and how the starters attack the opposition.
Third and last in my quick little preview is our dark horse players. Again this season I have picked 3 players who may surprise you and who's name you better know !
First up is 2nd year player Rajion Neal. Neal was doing great things in preseason last year and has picked off where he left off in mini camps. Neal a 5'11 220 from Tennessee knows the system and has all the attributes to compete for the Packers 3rd RB position.
For those of you who missed him in College here are some highlights:
The next player is CB Ladarius Gunter, a great UDFA pick up Gunter is a big 6-2 corner that played at the U in college. Gunter finished his career at UM with 109 tackles, 1 FR, 2 FR, 18 PBU and 6 INT. Gunter may need a little work but he brings that big physical corner mentality to GB and seems to have a nose for the football in mini camp. Watch Gunter close in training camp practices.
Here our his U highlights:
Last but not least is OL Matt Rotherham, he's not pretty and he won't wow you but the former Pitt player cut his teeth in a pro style offense under Paul Chryst and knows how to block. Labeled as a guard now he has enough to flip to RT as well.
So there you have a brief look at 3 things you need to watch for at the 2015 Packers training camp.
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Until next time ..... Go Pack Go !!!