Today marks the final day of the Green Bay Packers' offseason workout schedule, and following practice will be the beginning of the team's five-plus week layoff before training camp begins. For veterans, of course, the layoff began early as several players were excused from the week's events.
One player who was not, however, was second-year quarterback Brett Hundley, who led what remained of the first-team offense yesterday. Hundley has looked mostly very impressive once again this spring, and his position coach is confident in his ability to go out and fill in for Aaron Rodgers if needed this season. He still has work to do, to be sure, but another training camp and a lengthy look in the preseason once again should be enough to make Packers fans feel that way too.
Meanwhile, the theme of the Packers' locker room this offseason seems to be questions. Individual young players have questions for veterans, while entire position groups are getting the opportunity to ask questions of position coaches from the other side of the football. The football IQ in the locker room clearly seems to be increasing, and with it will hopefully come continued success on the field.
Keep it here for our usual practice thread later today and also stay tuned for an exclusive interview with a Packers player which will post after practice wraps up.
Blake Martinez isn't afraid to ask questions | Packers.com
Martinez's locker is next to Aaron Rodgers, so he vowed to ask the two-time MVP so many questions that he gets sick of the rookie. As for the Cal-Stanford rivalry...it's a work in progress.
Packers' offense, defense share insights from other side of the line | JSOnline.com
Last year, the cross-functional meetings between coaches and players from opposite sides were so helpful that the team continued them this spring, and it appears that there is no reason to stop holding them any time soon.
Could Brett Hundley win games? 'Yes, right now,' Packers QB coach says - ESPN
Hundley had an up-and-down practice on Wednesday, but he seemed to get more comfortable as the day went on and had a nice finish to his afternoon with a good performance in the two-minute drill.
Starr back at Lambeau? Family mulls return | Packersnews.com
We all hope that the legendary Bart Starr continues to recover from the health issues that have been causing problems for him over the past few years. Best wishes go out to Bart and the entire Starr family
Speed of NFL starting to 'slow down' for Jared Goff - NFL.com
Call it a hunch, but I'm betting that despite these comments, Goff will still be in for a bit of a rude awakening when he gets to training camp and then to week one.
Darren McFadden broke his elbow trying to save his cell phone from falling - SBNation.com
Oops. We have an early leader for "most ridiculous injury of 2016."