Thursday marked the end of the Packers 3-day mandatory mini-camp, but Wednesday head coach Mike McCarthy went a little bit outside the usual taking the entire team clay pigeon shooting. Now, the head coach said he did this and broke up the routine to try and do a little bit of team bonding.
"you want to do it for all the right reasons, but there was work that needed to be done before that. I felt we accomplished that so the opportunity for those guys to be out there in a different environment and continue to build relationships is very vital to team chemistry," McCarthy said
"we showed up and it was a big surprise. Communication, you need that on and off the field, so that was real helpful," Packers rookie Jerron Mcmillian said, "We had a blast. A lot of guys had never shot guns before. It was definitely a team bonding experience, we had a lot of fun and we look forward to that kind of stuff all the time,"
There have been plenty of pleasant surprises for the Packers so far this year. Earlier in the offseason, every player received an iPad. The Packers can use the tablet to study the playbook and watch film and think it makes learning the system a whole lot easier.
"it's definitely better. Way more efficient and like I said, it's saving trees, so everybody wins," Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop said.
With the end of mandatory mini-camp, the Packers now have a little over a month off before they report back here to Green Bay for training camp. The first practice of training camp will begin at 8:15 AM on July 26th.
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