Pads go on and the intensity level goes up on Monday

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on July 27, 2014 – 11:02 am

140727-hyde-look-in-300GREEN BAY–The pads go on tomorrow, which means training camp will go to a higher level.

“There’s always a jump when you go to pads. Practice will look different tomorrow. It’ll be a longer practice. I definitely feel the intensity level will go to a different level tomorrow,” Mike McCarthy said following practice on Sunday morning, the team’s second day of training camp.

McCarthy said he wasn’t ready to begin evaluating individual performances, but offered these words on 2013 first-round draft pick Datone Jones: “Datone is stronger. He looks explosive. Tomorrow is really the first step.”

The Packers head coach also offered positive comments on Micah Hyde’s move from cornerback to safety, referring to it as “seamless. Micah Hyde is a football player. You can line him up anywhere. He’s a playmaker,” McCarthy said.

He also cited his team’s depth on the offensive line.

“It’s a big man’s game. You never have enough big guys and they’re the toughest to find,” he said. has provided a full report from today’s practice.

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