Tuesday, July 31, 2012
BBAO: Cooler day expected in Green Bay
By Kevin Seifert
We're Black and Blue All Over:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Good morning. A late-Monday thunderstorm has given way to a sunny skies and crisp air Tuesday. It looks like we'll have beautiful and far less humid weather for our second day at Green Bay Packers training camp, and as you've no doubt learned by now, it's all about us.
Practice once again begins at 8:15 a.m. local (CT) time. I've got a post or two ready to publish during practice, and then you can start looking for live posts by mid-afternoon. Also, and I'll remind you in a few hours, we won't be able to chat at our regular time because of camp obligations.
For now, let's take a quick spin around the division:
- Cornerback Chris Houston is suddenly the old man of the Detroit Lions' secondary, writes Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
- This might be offensive lineman Jason Fox's last chance with the Lions, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
- The Lions' Stefan Logan is working at his natural running back position this summer. Anwar S. Richardson of Mlive.com explains why.
- Dan Wiederer of the Star Tribune on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's first day of full-pads workouts: "Ponder's efforts were, by his own admission, inconsistent. All eyes were on the second-year quarterback to see if he'd continue the stellar play he showed during two practices last week. Instead, Ponder had an average day, struggling some with his blitz pick-ups and missing a few open routes."
- Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, via Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "We think we'll have a much better offensive line. We have to have a much better offensive line."
- It's clear that rookie Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson is a talent, writes Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
- Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga is perfect so far in 1-on-1 drills at camp, reports Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
- Packers cornerback Davon House is trying to practice with a more aggressive attitude, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Packers punter Tim Masthay has had an exceptional camp so far, notes Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
- So far, comments about Chicago Bears first-round draft pick Shea McClellin have been reserved, writes Melissa Isaacson of ESPNChicago.com.
- The teammates of Bears rookie safety Brandon Hardin appreciate his aggressiveness, writes Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
- Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times recounts an intense competition between Bears receiver Brandon Marshall and cornerback Kelvin Hayden.