3. The defensive backs’ familiarity with one another is expected to pay dividends.
The rookie Stokes has been added to the top group, but otherwise, Savage, Adrian Amos , Jaire Alexander , Chandon Sullivan and Kevin King (currently not practicing) are entering their third year together in the Packers’ secondary.
Even though it’s the first season in new defensive coordinator Joe Barry’s system, all the games and snaps the veterans have under their belts have helped keep the communication simple and effective during the transition.
“We’re to the point where the communication is really clear, so it’s like we kind of anticipate what each other is thinking and what each other is going to do,” Savage said. “When we’re out there, everything is pretty chill. It’s never a time or point where we feel like a panic or anything like that.”
Regarding communication, Savage also uttered what’s becoming a familiar phrase with Barry’s defense.
“If you’re on the same page, there is no wrong page,” he said.
4. Dennis Kelly has lived every offensive lineman’s dream, twice.
The veteran offensive lineman whom the Packers signed this week has caught a touchdown pass on a tackle-eligible play in both the regular season and postseason.
He chalked up the two scores in 2019 playing for Tennessee. First, he caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan Tannehill against Jacksonville in late November. Then two months later, the Titans dialed up the play again…