McCarthy plans more time with Packer rookies
Green Bay Packers' coach Mike McCarthy wants to spend at least a couple more days with just his rookies.
They had the stage all to themselves this past weekend at McCarthy's first rookie-only camp.
He said he gave them Part 1 of the Packers' offensive and defensive schemes. He'll introduce Part 2 when the whole team is required to be at Green Bay's first full-fledged mini-camp on May 18.
McCarthy wants the rookies back two days before the veterans, so they can get a head-start on the rest of the system.
Only four practices are planned at this year's mini-camp instead of the normal five.
That's because McCarthy plans to use one session to review their 8-8 record from last year, to show the Packers where they've been as they learn where they're going.
He says it's rare for coaches to do, but it's important.