The Packers are entering their third week of training camp and preparing for their first preseason game of the year.

For many fans, training camp is one of their favorite times of the year. We get to see who is flourishing in position battles, what the depth of the team looks like, and the production of certain players. This time is incredibly valuable to players all across the board. Some are looking to refine their skills, and others are scrapping to make the team.

We have gleaned some important things already about this 2022 team through the first three weeks. Let’s take a look at some quick takeaways through training camp thus far.

Jordan Love Is Improving Every Week

This is such an important year for Jordan Love. Ever since he was drafted, there has been so much talk amongst Packer fans. Would this be the man to follow Aaron Rodgers and lead the offense? Is he a good fit for LaFleur’s offense? Could he be the next great Packer quarterback?

While I think many times us fans like to jump to conclusions (that almost seems to be an understatement) I think the concern of fans can be understood. However, what many of us fail to recognize is that building a team and seeing the development of a player takes time.

This time is so incredibly valuable to Love. What we have seen from multiple reports is that Love continues to improve week to week. He seems more comfortable in the pocket and going through his progressions in drills and during the team period.

Think back to when Rodgers was learning the P{packers offense under Mike McCarthy when he was backing up Brett Favre. Rodgers used that time in camp and in McCarthy’s “QB School” to learn a lot of the things that makes him as good as he is today.

Many of us don’t know if Love will be in it for the long haul in Green Bay, but we might feel more comfortable if he has to be called on during the season. These upcoming preseason games will provide him some great chances at getting game reps.

Romeo Doubs Is The Talk of the Town

If I told you back in the spring that Romeo Doubs would be the one turning heads in training camp you’d think I was crazy. I have heard nothing but praise for Doubs so far during camp. If even received high praise from QB1 himself:

Every single day, there’s been at least one ‘wow’ play. And that’s rare for a young guy like that. We’ve had some guys over the years do that, but they are all in the top 10 of Packers receiving history. Good start for him.

That is something to definitely boost the spirits of a young receiver. Doubs has a had a great camp so far and we are itching to see what he will do during preseason. With players out or injured, Doubs has had his chance to shine.

We Got a Defense

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If there is any part of training camp that just has me extremely excited, it’s the defense. Across the board, from the front seven to the secondary, this defense looks as solid as we have seen in the past few years.

Up front, Rashan Gary is really poised for a breakout year. Gary is proving to be a valuable draft pick for this defense. Gary is entering his 4th season with the Packers and had valuable playing time last season with the absence of Za’Darius Smith. Gary has always done such a good job holding down the edge against the run. He does a fantastic job turning everything back inside to his inside linebackers. Fundamental defense is key and Gary does a great job at exemplifying that.

Veteran linebacker De’Vondre Campbell will have to step up and be the leader of this defense. Campbell did such a solid job last season and showed why the Packers went out and signed him. It didn’t matter where the play would end up; you would consistently see Campbell get to the football. Campbell especially was impressive in his pass defense. With defensive coordinator Joe Barry running so much cover 3 defense, Campbell is heavily relied on to be one of the four underneath defenders. This seemed to be their bread-and-butter coverage in 2021.

Helping Campbell out will be rookie linebacker Quay Walker. Walker has already faced several pro-style offenses in his time at Georgia. I think the familiarity with two-back sets, a balanced attack and personnel changes will prepare him well for what he will see in the NFL. With both of these players I’m hoping we can see two inside linebackers on the field at the same time. I think this will pay dividends against the run.

Finally, the secondary is looking extremely sharp. There has been a lot of talk of Alexander and Stokes being the best corner duo in the NFL. With Amos, Savage, and Douglas behind them, I think Joe Barry can get creative in his coverages and trust his guys to do their job. The Packers will nickel-heavy in 2021 and that’s really what we see now across the league to combat the passing attack. Douglas especially has been a great addition.

We will get our first taste of live football action this Friday as the Packers take on the 49ers at 7:30pm central.


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