M. Adams is healthy, he's been a healthy scratch the last two games.
As far as I can tell in general they do all the same stuff as everybody else as far as practice, meetings, workouts, etc. They just get paid less and don't go to the road games.
Yeah, they've been hit hard. I have to think Bradford won't play, Diggs (groin I think) is iffy, and he's their best receiver. And losing Cook to a season-ending injury is huge, that's a major blow.
Practice is only open to reporters for individual drills early, then closes for team drills. So the reporters who cover practice don't get to see him doing any 11 on 11. So not much to report. Teams usually are as ambiguous as they can be on injury stuff to keep the other team guessing. I thought he might play last week and he didn't, so I think I'm done guessing whether he's playing unless he's listed as a full participant in practice.
Probably not. Teams would know the Packers would likely cut one of them if they were looking to trade, and I don't see anyone taking on Cobb's contract anyway.
He's definitely not playing as well as he did last year. I and others have seen the same thing you have, he's been a step late on some plays downfield, missed on a few tackles (both run and pass games). He also has some plays where he shows great anticipation, gets a great jump on the ball -- can't remember which game it was, might have been Atlanta, he broke so fast on a pass over the middle he overran the interception. I'm not sure what's going on there. He should be more sure of himself, the scheme hasn't changed that much. It only takes a couple bad plays to separate a bad day from a decent one. Definitely warrants watching to see if those lapses continue as the season goes on. They need him to play well, he was one of their best guys on D last year.
They had some injury issues last year -- I know Harrison Smith missed much of the season, he's one of their better guys -- and looks like they're healthier this year, so yeah, I think they're as good as ever. Have a lot of talent on that side of the ball (Barr, Kendricks, Joseph, Rhodes, Hunter, Griffen, Smith) and Zimmer is a really good defensive coach. So they're a dangerous team even with the injuries to Cook and Bradford.
Answered the bulk of this a couple questions ago. I did see his comment on Randall (said he's the team's most talented defensive back), my take on that was he was trying to be a leader and motivate/buoy a guy with some positive reinforcement.
I think Revis is about done. Sounds like he just can't do it at CB anymore, age got him, and they don't need a safety.
Don't know a lot about them off the top of my head, would like to talk to an expert or two. I probably wouldn't do a deal for an OL unless it was on the cheap. Dumervil is 33. I have no idea how he's playing but it's at least worth looking into for a two-thirds season rental. Obviously you wouldn't want to give up much for such a short-term deal. But first you have to decide whether he'd make you any better. I have no idea if he would. But he's the kind of guy you at least have to look into.
I think so. He's looked pretty decent so far, and Rodgers has spoken highly of him. They also might want to draft a WR in the first three rounds anyway, because Nelson's career is winding down.
Maybe they have. I'm not sure I'd do a deal if I were the Packers, though. Would you trade Allison? With Adams due for a new contract, chances are only two of the top three WRs will be back next year. So they're going to need Allison next year, and they easily could need him this season if there's an injury. So I'm not trading him unless the offer is a really good defensive player who has some years left. Would the Giants do that? I wouldn't think so. Their season probably is shot anyway. And nobody's going to give up much for Trevor Davis. A deal with the Giants almost surely would have to be for a draft pick unless McAdoo really likes Hundley and the Giants plan on keeping McAdoo long term.
I see Hundley as the only guy worth trading, and I'm not sure what his value is, he had an uneven preseason so it's not as high as I thought it might be going into camp. The other places where they have depth (WR with Allison, safety), they're probably going to need that depth over the course of a long season. So if they do a trade, I'd think it would have to be for a pick.
OK, this has to do it. Sorry about that, see several other good questions I'd like to get to but have to move on to other things. Try again next week, and Walrus, I'll try to remember to check into the interpretation of Elliott's fourth-and-1 reach for you, so try next week and hopefully I'll have an answer. As for Dean's question, yeah, Jones definitely looks faster. It means a couple things. One, he accelerates faster, so he's closer to top speed than those guys after a step or two. Just a split-second makes a big difference in getting through holes, avoiding tacklers, etc. He looks more decisive too, like he sees the hole and goes for it, just plants his foot and goes. He probably has more side-to-side agility too. OK, that's it, thanks again everybody for stopping by, always good to chat with you. We'll do it again next week. Until then, keep checking back to PackersNews.com, we're constantly updating, and take care.