Keeping Perspective While Following the Latest From Packers Training Camp
Remember my post yesterday about three players raising eyebrows at Packers training camp?
Well, those players might already be yesterday’s news. The new eyebrow-raiser at camp is Mike Daniels.
Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazette says Daniels has gotten plenty of snaps, especially in Dom Capers’ dime package. Like they do in the secondary, the Packers have a bunch of bodies on the defensive line and are hoping that somebody, anybody, steps up and makes the entire position group better. I suppose Daniels could be that guy. Like fellow rookie D-lineman Jerel Worthy, Daniels created chaos in college. And that’s what the Packers need up front. No more tying up blockers and calling it a day.
Wait a minute….Never Mind
Looks like Daniels might already be yesterday’s news, too. He dropped out of practice Tuesday with an injury.
I wrote my original eyebrow raising post on Monday evening. It was posted Tuesday afternoon and it already felt like old news. I began writing this current post over lunch on Tuesday and by time I got home from work to finish it, it also already felt like old news.
I didn’t even finish writing the post yet and it felt like old news!
What’s this world coming to when a blogger can’t even keep up with the news cycle?
I’ll stop venting now, but if you take one thing from this all-over-the-place post, make it this: Don’t get too caught up in the latest training camp flavor-of-the-day player. Most of us know that by now, but it’s always nice to get reminded. I know I need an occasional reminder.
In camp, all the rookies look like studs and all the veterans look like pro bowlers. The bad players look like they improved over the offseason and the guys who were out shape a season ago are in the best shape of their lives. The players who told the coach to eff off and can’t stay out of jail are suddenly born-again and couldn’t be better teammates.
Hell, Jarrett Bush is suddenly a starting cornerback.
Keep your eyes and ears open. Stay informed. Cross your fingers that nobody gets hurt. But other than that, don’t take every twist and turn of training camp like it’s a major ordeal.
The more you emotionally overreact to training camp developments, the less energy you’ll have to emotionally overreact when the games actually count.——————