Devin Funchess: You dance with the 11 you have, etc. Have you seen a better answer to the Rodgers question than Devins?
The whole Zoom call was great. I heard a lot of good things from various journalists around the league about Funchess when the Packers signed him last year, but I was blown away by his press conference. He has a quiet intensity around him and he does not give cliché answers. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Dear Mike and Wes, some players are locks to make the team based on draft value, contract cost or depth … which players have the most to gain during the minicamp and the full training camp coming at the end of July?
Heralds. While jobs are eventually won in training camp, the offseason program is where guys like Jayrone Elliott and Tim Boyle began to impress as designated rookies.
Just consistency. The guy has it all, man. Scott looks exactly what an elite charter should look like. It’s just transferring the strong starts he’s had throughout his NFL career through December and January.
Derek from Eau Claire, WI
For JK to be the most improved player, he has to play his best football in December, January and February. What can he work on under a 92 degree molten tundra that will prepare him for the 22 degree frozen tundra?
I think this is where Mo Drayton and his staff come in. They have to work with Scott and figure out the right formula to get the most out of him in half a year. A quick start is only as good as a strong finish in a marathon.
Margeaux from Tallahassee, FL
Everyone needs a friend like Davante Adams. In his interview, his insight and thoughtfulness were shown in full view. I was very impressed with his comment on Jordan Love’s growth after only seeing one exercise. What a great answer and a perfect example of leadership without bravado that he shows.
Davante has been a dream to cover as a reporter. There’s a reason he’s one of only two Packers players to have won the PFWA Stand – Up Guy award on two occasions. He’s real, and he’s just getting it. Adams also has a gift for knowing how to communicate and express how he feels in a productive way, especially in times of adversity.
Grant from Grand Forks, ND
Do not let Bakhtiari fool you. Doing the first complete cycle on a bike is one of the hardest “little things” I have ever done. Good thing the therapist had a sadistic streak, otherwise we would never get back to where we were.
As someone who has never torn or destroyed anything before, I can not even imagine. What Bakhtiari said that listened to me the most was how injuries happen and then everyone moves on … except the person who was injured. His or her life changes drastically and it can be humiliating. As I went on to say about Bakhtiari and Josiah Deguara, there is so much blood, sweat and tears that have led to both guys reaching as far as they have done the last 6-9 months. You can not help but respect it.
It requires a lot of support coming back from a major injury, and David Bakhtiari discussed it. Which player came back from a major injury during your time with the Packers that impressed you the most because of the severity of it?
Bret gets another question because I liked both (way to go, Bret). Demetri Goodson is a name that is hardly mentioned enough when this question comes up. He suffered one of the ugliest injuries I have ever witnessed against Washington back in 2016. I know he has never played in another regular season game, but Meech who returned to the field during preseason 2018, was impressive.