Highlights From Practice 6 of Packers Training Camp

Highlights From Practice 6 of Packers Training Camp

– On the final play of a one-on-one coverage drill, Romeo Doubs got behind Eric Stokes and hauled in a beautiful deep ball from Aaron Rodgers. Afterward, Stokes slammed his helmet to the turf. By the stopwatch, Stokes is a quarter-second faster than Doubs. You wouldn’t know it, though, considering how well Doubs has played.

– Here are the results from the starters-vs.-starters matchups in the one-on-one pass-rushing drill. Yosh Nijman, 2-0 vs. Rashan Gary; Jon Runyan, 2-1 vs. Devonte Wyatt; Dean Lowry, 1-1 vs. Josh Myers; Kenny Clark, 2-0 vs. Royce Newman; Zach Tom, 1-1 vs. Preston Smith. Clark worked over Newman on both of his reps and Lowry destroyed Myers on their first snap and got a good push on the second.

Tom broke down his matchup: “The first one, he bulled me and I think I sat down pretty good on it. On the second one, he faked like he was going to bull me and then worked the edge. I lunged at him. Again, that’s just one of those technical things that I need to get better at and knowing when to throw my hands.”

– Down the field, in the one-on-ones between linebackers and running backs, AJ Dillon beat linebacker Quay Walker for one catch and beat him again in pass protection. Later, Walker used his quickness to beat Dillon in a blitz.

The rookie running backs, Tyler Goodson and BJ Baylor, got obliterated by blitzing linebackers Krys Barnes and Ray Wilborn.

– Another excellent day by veteran defensive tackle Jarran Reed. Run or pass, he’s been a factor every day. He might have had two sacks of Aaron Rodgers, including a late pressure just before Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Allen Lazard.

– Speaking of defensive tackles, TJ Slaton continued his strong start. He swallowed Baylor for a negative-yardage run early in practice.

– On special teams, coordinator Rich Bisaccia had the JUGS machine firing punts of varying distances. The returners – Romeo Doubs, Amari Rodgers and Ishmael Hyman – had all sorts of problems running up to catch the short ones. When Doubs caught one late in the session, the crowd cheered. Hyman also had a nice catch.

– Left guard Jon Runyan snapped for one field goal. Punter Pat O’Donnell fielded the ball off the grass and got it down for Gabe Brkic, who made the field goal.

– Don’t sleep on cornerback Kiundre Thomas, who played special teams for four games last season for the Chargers. Love threw a beautiful deep ball to Doubs but Thomas was in perfect position and denied the completion.

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