Sunday, May 04, 2008

Rookie camp ends - thoughts from McCarthy

From Coach Mike McCarthy's words, it sounds as if he was very pleased with the rookies he worked with over the past three days, both the draft picks and those in for tryouts. A few he mentioned by name: TE Jermichael Finley, P Ken DeBauche and RB tryout player Justin Beaver. According to McCarthy, out of the 13 or so players in for a tryout, "we're looking to bring back approximately four of them."

When asked specifically about Beaver -- who is a sentimental favorite here, as you may have guessed -- he said, "I'll tell you what, he's been very impressive. He's done a very nice job. He plays with a lot of energy, very quick, explosive. As far as, does he have a shot, that's something actually we'll discuss when we get back upstairs. But I would love for him to have an opportunity, because he's been impressive." Sounds as if, from Friday through today, McCarthy has been impressed with Beaver. I'm guessing he'll be one of those asked back.

You can read the entire transcript of McCarthy's press conference held at the conclusion of today's camp session here.