Early impressions can be misleading

Early impressions can be misleading

Posted by Bob LeGere on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 22:00
Just for the record, it’s a little early to be making judgments on players after six practices. So, just because rookie DE Shea McClellin hasn’t dominated veteran offensive linemen in pass-rush drills or in team scrimmages, it doesn’t mean he’s a bust or a wasted draft pick. It just means it might take a little longer to make the adjustment from college DE/LB to full-time NFL defensive end. And just because rookie WR Alshon Jeffery catches several passes in a short period of 1-on-11 work wit the second team, doesn’t mean he’s going to take the Packers’ secondary by storm Thursday night, Sept. 13 in Green Bay. It’s just way too early to make assessments on players, especially rookies. Every summer there are players who have magnificent training camps. Some of them carry their performances over into the regular season. Some of them don’t even make the 53-man roster. Seeing WR Brandon Marshall make a couple highlight film catches almost every day in practice doesn’t mean he’s going to do the same in almost every game. Well … that one might not be far off.
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