NFC North training camp one-liners

Bears LB Pisa Tinoisamoa is bringing a physical presence to the strong side.

Monday’s practice finished with the first two-minute drill of training camp for the Bears.

Bears WR Earl Bennett might be going to Hawaii, or maybe Miami.

WR Devin Hester took a snap from shotgun formation on Sunday; coach Lovie Smith hinted that RB Garrett Wolfe might show up there, too.

Bears QB Jay Cutler completed his first 12 passes during seven-on-seven drills Sunday.

Lions LB Julian Peterson is embracing his role as a leader of the defense.

WR Calvin Johnson is excited about the potential of Lions rookie S Louis Delmas.

The Lions plan to use bigger defensive tackles this year.

Detroit G.M. Martin Mayhew says that second-year RB Kevin Smith is “on the rise.”

The Packers got back the 2010 seventh-round pick that was supposed to go to the Jets after Brett Favre retired following one year in New York; the reason for it isn’t clear.

Green Bays in-house candidates for the punting job might both get the boot.

Rookie first-round LB Clay Matthews cracked the first-team defense on Monday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy is seeing a more physical camp:  “I think it’s very evident.  The practices are longer.  The team reps,
there’s more reps there.  You have to be smart.  I’m not trying to bite
off my nose to spite my face.  But we’ve challenged these guys so far in
these first four practices.”

A strong Monday afternoon session and the ongoing absence of Tarvaris Jackson (knee) has given Sage Rosenfels the edge in the starting quarterback competition.

After giving up seven touchdowns last year, the Vikings’ special teams are putting in extra time each practice.

LB E.J. Henderson is healthy — and he’s taking over the defense.

The full pads went on for the first time in Mankato on Monday, and the intensity level went up.

12 responses to “NFC North training camp one-liners

  1. Hey Mike its Eric, not Erin, but you should probably just stick with EJ that way your not confused. Erin is his little brother.

  2. Erin Henderson is healthy too, but E.J.’s the one who is recovering from injury and taking over the Defense.

  3. EJ Henderson, not Erin Henderson, is taking over the defense.
    EJ is the starting MLB for the Vikes. Erin is his little brother who is a backup/special teamer at this point in his young career.
    Understandable mistake.

  4. YES! Thanks everyone… We know it’s EJ
    WOW simma down, that said….

    August 4, 2009 1:42 AM
    YES! Thanks everyone… We know it’s EJ
    WOW simma down, that said….

  6. dono1216 says:
    August 4, 2009 8:00 AM
    stop thinking of erin andrews
    Impossible. Still looking for those hotel pictures.

  7. Pisa’s a beast and a definite upgrade to the SAM spot.
    Working the 2 minute offense.
    Bennett’s ready to go from zero to dangerous.
    A little creativity on the offense.
    The “petulant child crybaby brat” looks sharp…12 for 12.
    Yep, good news all around in Bears camp.
    Hope it stays that way. Health may very well be the ultimate deciding factor in the North.
    Erin, huh? Fits right in with Adrianne, Venus & Serena, Percy, Bernard, Sage, Tavaris, Zygi, etc. doesn’t it?
    Now who’s got a Skoal Bandit for me?

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