The Packers offense didn't look too sharp in the red zone at Thursday's training camp practice.
Andrew Quarless dropped a sure touchdown at the goal line on a throw from Aaron Rodgers. That was followed by two straight plays resulting in two straight interceptions later in practice. First, linebacker Sam Barrington picked rookie Brett Hundley, then cornerback Damarious Randall intercepted a pass from quarterback Matt Blanchard.
Here are other notes from Packers practice.
Offensive line holds fort
One-on-one individual drills are the best drills to watch in training camp. I had the up-close luxury of watching the offensive and defensive lines go up against one another. The offensive linemen held their own today, and besides a few minor slip ups, they definitely won the battle between the two positions.
I saw Letroy Guion get put on his tail by J.C. Tretter, Jeremy Vujnovich shoved Josh Boyd to his right and Datone Jones get thrown off balance by Lane Taylor. Per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Bryan Bulaga's win streak in the drill ended at 11 after Julius Peppers beat him. Mike Neal also made one hell of a break to the outside to beat Garth Gerhart.
They weren't going to be flawless, but they blocked pretty well this afternoon.
Conditions slow down receivers
The weather in Green Bay today wasn't ideal. It was cloudy throughout the morning, plus light rain hit shortly before, during and after practice. This made things tougher for the receiving group in their individual drills as they did a lot of cutting on the far end of the field. I think nearly all of them slipped at one point during practice today except Davante Adams.
The wide receivers: pic.twitter.com/oVkFrgeulP— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) August 20, 2015
Speaking of the receivers, I'm pretty high on rookie Ty Montgomery. There's been a lot of buzz generating about Adams and how good he's looked, but I'm more impressed with Montgomery. Before today, I only saw his build through tape and the lone preseason game the Packers played. He's a muscular freak up close.
What's even better about Montgomery is that he's this big in his rookie season. Imagine how much faster and stronger he could get in the next two or three years? He has a chance to become really special in this offense and on special teams.
This is my first time seeing Ty Montgomery in person. He is huge. #Packers pic.twitter.com/R2f73Y3SGr— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) August 20, 2015
Rough day for Masthay
No, I did not intent for that to rhyme.
Punter Tim Masthay didn't have much of a strong showing Thursday. Masthay didn't get good leg on the ball and almost had multiple punts blocked this afternoon. That was mostly was due to the conditions. On top of a slightly wet field, it was windy the entire morning. Not ideal weather for any punter.
Play of the day
During the 11-on-11 period, Hundley completed a beautiful pass down the right sideline to Jeff Janis who gained roughly 10-15 yards on the reception. Hundley bounced in to his left and rifled the throw between two defensive backs as Janis stretched to make the catch. It was a great throw in a tight window.
For the second consecutive day, linebacker Clay Matthews (elbow) was on the practice field, while safety Morgan Burnett (personal) was not. Cornerback Tay Glover-Wright (hamstring) and safety Kyle Sebetic (ankle) made their returns to the field.
All other notable injuries remained the same:
WR Javess Blue (shoulder)
DE Mike Daniels (ankle)
CB Demetri Goodson (calf)
OT David Bakhtiari (knee)
WR Jared Abbrederis (concussion)
TE Justin Perillo (concussion)