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The Packers Offense Struggles In Training Camp

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Here's one report from Cheesehead TV about the Green Bay Packers struggles on offense, but I've read about this in various places. QB Aaron Rodgers wasn't sharp, and QB Matt Flynn had several bad passes last weekend. And I'm glad to read they're getting the work in and shaking the rust off. These early season problems are inevitable, and the earlier they get them out of their system, the better. And Rodgers is wearing an advertising patch on his practice jersey. Those haven't made it to the game jerseys (thankfully).

Greg Bedard has posted some practice video at the Journal-Sentinel's site, but the NFL has a weird rule that it can't be longer than 90 minutes and can't be posted for more than 24 hours. Like this is game film quality. So by the time you read this, the video will probably be down already. As much as I loved to watch it, it's hard to follow, and I don't want to pick on any players in it.

In addition to the players on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), which are CB Al Harris, SS Atari Bigby, and RB James Starks, Greg Bedard tweets that LB Brad Jones is the only other player out of practice on Sunday. He took a helmet in the back on Saturday. A few players who had offseason surgery are reportedly restricted to practice only once-a-day, according to the Press Gazette. The team has scheduled practice twice-a-day on just about every other day.

Rookie 3rd round S Morgan Burnett is getting a lot of coaching from safeties coach Darren Perry. With the status of Bigby up in the air due to his knee injury, Burnett will have to be ready sooner than later.

I point out a good play from undrafted rookie CB Sam Shields, and he goes and drops a punt the next day. It would matter more if he dropped it during a preseason game, but I'm assuming the reason why he was converted from a receiver to defense in college was because of his hands. If he can't hold onto the ball, then he's got no chance at making the team.