News now! Regimen has changed but evaluating talent hasn’t

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 4, 2015 – 1:27 pm

blog-header-imageGREEN BAY — Ted Thompson played in the NFL when training camps were nine weeks long, practices were twice a day in full pads and hitting was a rite of passage. Much has changed, but Thompson says evaluating talent hasn’t changed.

“Whatever you can see where you’re allowed to evaluate, you add to it. I don’t think it’s a whole lot different than the old days. We had six preseason games; I don’t recommend it. I think we get a fair look. It’s much more pressure packed,” Thompson said on Tuesday in his first weekly press conference of training camp.

Evaluating the young talent in this year’s training camp?

“It takes a while. We’re a long way away. A lot of people like to go to a couple of practices and crown people kings. There are a lot of things you guys don’t see,” Thompson said to the media, referring to meetings.

Asked to comment on off-the-field issues involving Datone Jones, Letroy Guion and Andrew Quarless, Thompson said: “I’m disappointed.”


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