Packers GM Ted Thompson spoke with the media today after day two of rookie orientation camp. Below is a wrap-up of some of the always interesting things he had to say, as reported by the beat writers on Twitter.
We had a great weekend, it’s always exciting to see the new guys come in and hop in a uniform and Packer helmet. We had players here this weekend that were on our practice squad last year. Draft choices, college free agents, and tryout players.
It’ll be a couple of days before we sort all that out.
We know the things we’re looking for. We know the things that aren’t too good we’re hoping we don’t see. We’ve done a lot of video work and research beforehand.
Did a lot of work on Colt. He’s a very talented athlete, and we interviewed him at the combine. He’s a young man that made some mistakes, but felt like he was worth bringing in.
You weigh it all. I’ve always believed that there are certain things people can atone for and get on with their lives.
I’m just getting started. I feel pretty good.
I don’t really have one. I’ve never had one. I wouldn’t anticipate doing anything different.
Certainty is a fairly strong word. I’m feeling good and ready to go.
The chase. When you’re in the scouting business it’s the chase. It’s the hope of finding that diamond that no one else has.
We are huge proponents of college free agents. It’s a credit to our coaching staff to take these guys and get them ready.
Hard for me to do. I was concentrating more on the tryout guys and guys we’re trying to make decisions on.
We are very comfortable with the current setup.
We strictly went by the board this year. We tried to pick the best player available.
That’s it for Thompson on day two of camp. We’ll have more news and notes as camp continues.