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Packers anxious for first padded practice


Day two of Packers training camp is in the book and the coaching staff has gotten the chance to gauge where the players are mentally and physically coming back from the offseason. While the first two practices have gone well, everyone in green and gold is pretty anxious for Monday.

In the first two practices, the players have been limited to just helmets and shorts. The focus has been on practice structure, tempo, and making sure everything is done right. But Monday, the pads come out. You'll see players start to separate themselves in position battles and you can bet there will definitely be an intensified practice attitude.

"Historically with training camp, there's always a jump when you go to pads so practice will look different tomorrow," said Mike McCarthy. "It'll be a longer practice. We've purposely started out with a shorter work load. I definitely think that the intensity will go to a different level tomorrow."

"Defensive guys are like 'yeah let's go. We can't wait for the pads to come on.' We can't wait to hit," said Mike Daniels. "Likewise, the offensive guys are saying 'bring it, you know, because we're gonna bring it to you.' That's what camp's all about. It's about getting after it because you get after each other enough and you go to play an outsider, you're going to get after them that much harder."

"Pads coming on, that's a big thing," said JC Tretter. "We'll finally start going live and start getting a lot of the run and play action drill will be more intense. That's all part of it. It's a growing experience and it's just retching it up slow and steady."

Packers Family Night is on Saturday, giving the team five more days to prepare for playing in front of yet another sold out crowd at Lambeau Field.


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