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Tavecchio perfect on his kicks in practice

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 12, 2013 – 12:57 pm

GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy promised an increase this week in the competition for the kicking job, and it began with an eight-kick contest between incumbent Mason Crosby and challenger Giorgio Tavecchio on Monday.

Kicking in a two-round bout from 36, 42, 46 and 53 yards, Tavecchio was perfect on his eight kicks, whereas Crosby’s lone miss was from 46, wide to the left.

There were no field goal attempts in Friday night’s 17-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason opener at Lambeau Field. McCarthy vowed in his postgame press conference to provide some kicking drama in this week’s practices.

Monday’s practice was closed to the public. The remaining practices this week will be open to the public. The Packers play in St. Louis on Saturday in Week 2 of the preseason.

In other news on Monday, running back DuJuan Harris practiced for the first time in this training camp. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy remained an observer as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Right guard T.J. Lang was out; he was replaced by Don Barclay, who was praised for his performance at right tackle on Friday. Wide receiver Randall Cobb was a full participant on Monday. First-round draft pick Datone Jones was sidelined by an ankle sprain.

Packers.com will provide full details from Monday’s practice.

Posted in Packers.com Blog | 18 Comments »

18 Responses to “Tavecchio perfect on his kicks in practice”

  1. By Ihappydirt on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    So Barclay has to slide for Lang? Why not make Newhouse earn multiple back-up spots on the line?

  2. By SmokeyJoe on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    So it sure seems to me that McCarthy and Thompson’s plan is coming to light here. No need for free agent proven talent to improve our weakness’ just throw in some dude and hope he works out eventually. I really think that they believe all they need to do to win is put Rogers and Matthews on the field no need to worry about the rest. The “only my drafted guys” thing doesn’t work when the draft picks wash out rate is so high. This road of mediocrity they have put this team on is long and rough, 10 years from now we will all be looking back and wondering why we allowed these guys to throw away all those years with Rodgers at the helm. Sorry, I don’t mean to be a downer but this season will show a lot about the future. I’m just a realist.

  3. By goldplater on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    all those supernatural athletes: If only they would have supernatural knees and ankles…

  4. By goldplater on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Ihappydirt: Newhouse is not square enough….

    @SmokeyJoe: What did you smoke? some mindblowing stuff I guess… there are a lot of expensive veterans injured already.

  5. By Pack4Life on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Smokey Joe, A realist? The packers have CLEARLY shown that they are great team and they know what there doing. Everyone wants to put the packers down cause they don’t make any big splashes in free agency, which in my opinion is smart. Also you don’t mean to be a downer but you just Put the whole team and organization down. Doesn’t sound like a fan to me. What is realistic is that the packers are a serious threat this year and truly only need to make a few key adjustments on Offense and Defense. Oh and Preseason doesn’t mean a damn thing.

  6. By smoken joe on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers will go 7 and 9

  7. By Pack4Life on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    @ smoken joe – And your higher then a kite.

  8. By OKGOPACK on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Smokey Joe must be a mind-reader, he knows what MMc and TT are thinking. :) I’m glad our team is in good hands. We’ve been in the playoffs 4 straight yrs. and won it all 1 of those years. Pretty terrible, huh?

  9. By Tom on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    To Smokeyjoe, i think their mind set is that everyone that comes out of the draft are insane athletes. Its getting people together and getting players with their mind in the right place who arnt gonna distract the other team mates. Get an insane QB and a team of players who are willing to subject themselves to the plan, and it doesn’t really matter what the plan is, as long as everyone is a part of it, so why waste tons of cap space when the one position you can’t pick up every year is a QB. Spend on the tough parts to find, find people who will be part of the plan in the other parts. That’s why the Packers were able to roll with their success from favre, because they took the few years before favre left to get their next QB knowing you can’t just replace the spot in a year or two.

  10. By Tom on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    And your retarted

  11. By David on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Newhouse can’t play ………….

  12. By Rick on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Crosby could use a coupla bongs before kickoff.

  13. By axespray on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    So we should ditch draft and develop (which is what the ravens/steelers/colts/patriots have been using the past decade – only resulted in 8 superbowl wins) and go with smokeyjoe(aka Mike Sherman2.0)’s Throw away money and draft picks at old washed up free agents plan?

  14. By xsoup4u on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Cut Crosby already. As long as Rodgers doesn’t get hurt, they’ll be fine. If he goes down, it’ll be a rough season.

  15. By northerner on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    It is great to see the debate between those that think that the future lies in drafted players vs plan B or veteran players signed from other teams. The proof will be in the performance of the younger players this season. Remember experience buys a lot of players contributing playing time in addition to calming others down that need to earn the experience. Don’t be so quick to rip people for their opinion free speech is what this is all about.

  16. By carter Wilkinson on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Smokeyjoe speaks the truth Rodgers has 6-8 years left in his prime and we keep people like Dom Capers as our d coordinator. We need to get someone better to run that defense go look at the stats for our D every year Dom has been here. And for the longest time Mike Mccarthy thoughts were we need to run the ball 50% of the time even if we have the best qb in the league and that is ridiculous play to your strengths. Bruce Arians would put up crazy stats with Rodgers. WE HIRED MCCARTHY AFTER HE DRAFTED ALEX SMITH AND HIS OFFENSE WAS RANKED 32 IN THE LEAGUE. We are wasting our window of opportunity. Get capers out even the year we won the superbowl look at stats, the best defenses to play the game were not “bend dont break”.

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  18. By PK on Aug 15, 2013 | Reply

    Smokin Joe to many hits from Ali — or the bong ? GB has the right course of action. It is a young player payroll with a few key keepers and turn the roster leauge. Thats why 85 is cryin the “purples” across the river.

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