GREEN BAY - "I need a Packers media guide so I can learn the history of the Packers," first round pick Datone Jones said today. Jones, a history major in college, is excited to learn about the history of the team.
He and his teammates expect some awe inspiring moments, like their first encounter with Aaron Rodgers. Offensive lineman J.C. Tretter recounts the moment.
"You grow up watching the NFL and you're happy about it and you're excited about it and you've got to realize now you're just like him. You're in an NFL locker room and you've got to produce just like he does," Tretter said.
Wide Receiver Kevin Dorsey added, "You kind of still take it in. Every moment you walk into the locker room. You kind of look around and say wow this is a historic place."
Learning the team's history is one thing but the tougher task for many rookies is learning the volumous Packers' playbook.
"I was up till 2-3 last night studying, doing a little test that wide receiver coach gave us," Wide Receiver Charles Johnson said. "I mean, just got to get it down and gain the trust of the other guys."
Offensive Lineman David Bahktiari said that having a grasp is important for making a good impression. "Understand the play book that the biggest key thing. I want the organization to trust me and I need to be trust worthy by knowing what I'm going to do," Bahktiari said.
Tight End Jake Stoneburner is in camp as an undrafted free agent. The former Buckeye understands the sense of urgency players need to approach camp with." You don't get as many chances so know your playbook inside and out. So when you do get your chance you know what you're doing and you can make that play," Stoneburner said.
The players taking part in the rookie camp are in the infancy of their careers. They say that while they're around the facility they want to get as much knowledge as possible from the guys who've been out here on Lambeau Field and done it already.
Linebacker Sam Barrington succinctly said, "Being like an information sponge. Any time anybody has some advice take it and try to use it to be successful."
Cornerback Micah Hyde told reporters he watched the Packers' defense quite a bit while at Iowa and he feels like he already knows them to some extend. "You know I'm stepping in with a bunch of great guys and I'm going to try and learn as best I can, and try to help them out anyway I can," Hyde said.
This off-season rookies will get many more opportunities than in past years to mingle with the veterans during rookie camp. Mike McCarthy a change in the schedule puts the two groups at the facility together at the same time this year and he's excited to see how rookies interact with the vets.
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