Today is the day! The Green Bay Packers have began their training camp practices in preparation for the upcoming season. I mean, what could be more exciting than that?
As the tradition started under Vince Lombardi continues, the players arrive at training camp riding childrens bikes. Also, over 1,500 fans were there to watch the Pack take the field. I’ve been to many training camp practices in my life, but can’t say I’ve ever attended one with an audience like that! I’m lovin the dedication of the fans!
All eight of the players that were drafted were in attendance and participated in today’s practice. Not in attendance was Charlie Peprah who was cut from the team yesterday after a failed physical, along with Desmond Bishop, Jerron McMillian, M.D. Jennings, and Andrew Quarless.
According to Mike Spofford, Packers.com staff writer, after the practice Aaron Rodgers let it be known exactly what he thought this team needed to be successful this season…consistancy.
” I think it’s just consistency, building off what we did last year and understanding what happened last year. We went through a great regular season, winning 15 games and doing a lot of things that hadn’t happened here in Green Bay before, and got knocked out in the first round. It makes you realize the only thing that matters is winning championships, and you have to win some playoff games to get there,” said Rodgers.
Coming off of a 15-1 season, I think everyone has a high expectation of the Packers, and the players and coaching staff are running with it. They expect the same…and we all know it’s possible!