Jclombardi reviews Packers headlines.
1. Packers Key Offseason Dates:
- June 27-30: NFL Rookie Symposium
- July 17: Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
- July 30: Players report to training camp
- July 31: Training camp, first practice
- Aug. 7: Packers Family Night scrimmage
2. Packers Preseason Exhibition Games:
- Aug. 14: Browns at Packers, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 21: Packers at Seahawks, 9 p.m.
- Aug. 26: Colts at Packers, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 2: Packers at Chiefs, 7 p.m.
3. Packers Family Night on August 7th–Tickets on sale. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. The Packers take the field for warmups at 6:30 p.m. with an intrasquad scrimmage between the offense and the defense at about 7:30 p.m. After the scrimmage, jerseys worn by about 20 players will be given away in random drawing. The event ends with fireworks show. Activities planned include activities for children, including sidewalk chalk and airbrush tattoos.
4. WR Nelson Turns Heads With Stellar Offseason–In his third years, Packers receiver Nelson put together a phenomenal offseason demanding attention with his play in organized team activity practices and minicamp.
5. Favre watch–Favre says he’d love [another try] to beat Saints.
7. LB Hawk Hopes to Make Bigger Impact–As Hawk prepares for his fifth NFL season, he’s knows it’s time to take his game to the next level.
8. DE Jolly–ESPN report to focus on Jolly case, codeine drink.
Commentary: Fans, it has been an interesting offseason especially with my return from a big European trip to meet French relatives. The NFL 2010 draft addressed a few concerns especially at LT and creating greater competition for several key positions including DE and SS in the 3-4 defense. Meanwhile, the borish fluff sports articles continue to be sources of amusement, but you should expect it. In a month, we go into full speed ahead into training camp and preseason games leading to the 2010 NFL season. As the song says (and figure it out), ”My fans they can’t wait.”