Hello all. As you all know, training camps are underway across the NFL, and have been for several weeks now. I've been asked to give my official analysis of Packers training camp so far, and here it is.
It’s a bore. Yes, you read that right, three words. But, there is much more to it than that. Let me explain.
So far, the Green Bay Packers 2015 training camp, has been very, very, boring. It has been dull and uninteresting. Nothing to see here, move along. You get the idea. So far, the most interesting thing about the Packers training camp has been the fullback battle between John Kuhn, the fan favorite and veteran, and the rookie from Oklahoma, Aaron Ripkowski. By the way Ripkowski is winning, but the team won't say anything, nor should they. I am just telling you this from my analytic perspective. However, if you are a reader of my blogs, you would know that I have beaten the fullback subject to death regarding the competition between Ripkowski and Kuhn so far this off season. Also today, the Packers cut punter Cody Mandell, but there is nothing in that one at all, and that was expected. There have been some who have been panicking for some odd reason over the team electing to withhold Clay Matthews from a few practices. Let me be the first to tell you there is nothing to panic over. In fact, there is very little in this decision at all. All the Packers are doing is withholding a veteran, who is one of the best players in the league when healthy, who has a history of hamstring problems, from a few practices early in training camp so he doesn't get any hamstring injuries due to heat issues.
Yes the Packers training camp has been boring so far, but you know what, that is a good thing. The more boring training camp is, the better it is. If you have wide open competitions at every position for every job, you've got a bunch of nothing, as well as a bunch of trouble waiting to happen. The Packers don't have that. Yes they have a few bottom of the depth chart battles going on, but to tell you the truth, those are okay early on in camp, as long as you have a plan for them, which I guarantee you the Packers do.