It’s day one of training camp and Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette joined the Mike Heller Show to give us the inside scoop on the Packers.
Dougherty on Aaron Rodgers’ comments regarding Ryan Braun:
He’s had several days to think about what he was going to say. He knew by the time he stood in front of all those reporters what he was going to say. He had a point he wanted to make and it was to say publically how disappointed he is and his feelings his are hurt and, without saying it, that he feels pretty foolish about the strong stance he took.
Dougherty on day one of training camp:
When there are no pads you look for who’s playing where in the rotation. The first couple of snaps, and when they change periods or segments in the periods, the ones always go first. You always look to see who’s going first in the rotation and what positions guys are playing.
Dougherty on McCarthy’s changes this year:
Camp is a little different, but it generally has the same feel and the same vibe. He always
changes things a little bit. The most notable thing is that he’s practicing timeouts. He’s doing it to pace practice like a game, where you have TV timeouts. So three times during practice, they stop the practice for two minutes and guys take a water break and they play music. I think the thinking also is to give guys a couple rest periods during practice and maybe this will help with injuries.