Good morning, Mike. With Wes off to Canton, can we count on a precipitous dip in lunch thefts or ought to intern Jen be maintaining a watchful eye on hers over the subsequent a number of days?
Intern lunches are off limits. That will be merciless.
Dean from Leavenworth, IN
Query on the PUP listing. Whereas not allowed to take part in on-field exercise are they allowed to attend conferences and take part within the classroom?
Unsure in the event you nonetheless get mail relating to preseason taking part in time, however now you may merely reply with a hyperlink to Aaron’s locker room interview from Wednesday with an emphasis to tune in across the 13½-minute mark. Aaron, in his eloquent vogue, put completely into phrases why frontline gamers, particularly offensive gamers, shouldn’t be anyplace close to the sector throughout preseason.
Additionally why veteran gamers do not should be.
Steve from Bloomington, IN
So what was the JUGS machine doing that made the “punts” practically inconceivable to catch and is it one thing that Pat O’Donnell may be taught to do?
Ha, no. The machine was firing punts so excessive and with such an insane quantity of spin the returners had no likelihood. No means any punter, not even Ray Man, may copy what the machine was doing. It was completely unrealistic. Wednesday (indoors) and Thursday (open air) the machine(s) weren’t so haywire.
Kurt from Traverse Metropolis, MI
Workforce-building is a philosophy, not a matter of ready for video games to be performed. Rosters might seem fluid, even perhaps every day in flux, however angle and strategy needs to be constant. Profitable companies do not change methodology daily. So I am asking once more: What do you imagine Gutey’s strategy is to crew constructing: An emphasis on the fast and at-hand, or an eye fixed to the lengthy haul, particularly regarding the present WR group and the way PS selections may be made? Analyze and inform; do not keep away from.
No person’s avoiding your query. It is not a easy multiple-choice reply. It is all the above. Any GM is continually weighing the right here and now vs. the long run with acquisitions, roster selections, and so on. Totally different circumstances result in completely different conclusions at completely different instances. Main as much as and through coaching camp, when the ultimate spots on the 90-man roster can churn fairly a bit, it is all within the second. However nearly some other time, all angles are weighed and there is not one “philosophy” – apart from looking for the correct stability – that makes each name.
Venny from Montgomery, AL
Sam from Germantown, WI, bought a giant snort out of me with the Greg Jennings TD reference. Talking of Jennings, how do you assume Romeo Doubs compares? I recall Spoff mentioning how polished Jennings appeared as a rookie early on. That will have solely been a reference to his route working from him, however he appeared like he belonged from the beginning.
Wes needed to educate me on that “Madden” reference, so I assume I realized one thing. The sturdy early impressions from Jennings and Doubs do not actually evaluate as a result of completely different attributes have stood out, a minimum of to me. For Jennings, it was the route working – so easy, sharp and polished from the get-go. With Doubs, it is his (darn) sturdy fingers and his body, particularly the way in which he will get in place and fights for contested catches.
It should be very robust for a younger participant to maintain stacking successes. Are you able to inform us how Romeo Doubs is dealing with all the optimistic press and the stress of the highlight?
He is very quiet and reserved in my minimal interactions with him. I feel he’d favor to not have the media consideration, to be sincere.
Good day Mike and Wes! I heard an ESPN radio host right now say that the rookie who needs to be feeling probably the most stress to instantly succeed this yr is Christian Watson. A part of his rationale was that he heard Aaron Rodgers praising Romeo Doubs for his play to date in coaching camp and that Aaron was seemingly sending Watson a message with that assertion. Do you assume Aaron’s praise to Doubs would ship a subliminal message to Watson or some other younger receiver?
Goodness no. Did this radio host know Watson is presently not training because of a knee harm?