Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein was on Lucas & Lepay this morning to talk Packers training camp.
On Sam Shields tackling struggles:
I don't think he was really ever taught how to tackle. Last year they worked with him extensively and I thought he improved his tackling a lot. He's never going to be Antoine Winfield coming up and smacking guys. All they need him to do though is make open field tackles. Also, he's got to gamble less than he did last year. He gave up a couple big plays where he was looking into the backfield. He's got to stop doing that.
On Eddie Lacy first impression:
He's a big back who hasn't shown open field kind of ability. He reminds of Ron Dayne. In college, when he had open holes, guys couldn't arm tackle him and bring him down. He was great in the second level and I think Lacy had the same thing going in Alabama. He's probably going to be a really good third down back. The key is can he do more? I would say he's been down the list. I haven't been that impressed.
On Datone Jones first impression:
He's a big guy whose very athletic. He reminds me of Vonnie Holliday. He's going to keep getting bigger. Right now he's 295, but I think he could easily play 300 or 305. The other thing is that he needs to learn to finish. I don't know if it's effort or what, but he's got to play as hard at the end of a play as he does at the beginning.