Packers HC Mike McCarthy says that he’s expecting second-year RB John Crockett to step up in 2016, particularly as a special teams contributor.
“His redshirt year is over,” McCarthy said, via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “He needs to make an impact. He needs to show up on special teams. He’s kind of trying to find his way a little bit as far as where he needs to play at weight-wise and so forth.
“He’s done a lot of good things. But he’s going into his second training camp, so he needs the details work and take advantage of these opportunities because those two young guys behind him, I’m excited to see them run the ball when we get the pads on.”
While the production hasn’t been there for veteran WR Mike Wallace in recent years, he says that he hasn’t lost any speed and believes he’s an even better receiver.
“I’ve probably run about 10,000 post routes and go routes since when I first came into the league, so maybe just a step, a half a step,” Wallace said, via ESPN.com. “But I can still get it done.
“I think I’ve gotten better, even though [the] numbers don’t say so,” Wallace said. “I think I’ll get better this year, and I’ll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve.”
- Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic expects Redskins third-round CB Kendall Fuller to emerge as the team’s slot corner this summer.
- In regards to first-round WR Josh Doctson, Tandler writes that it could take him a year to have a large impact in the team’s offense.
- Tandler can also see second-round LB/S Su’a Cravens taking a few months to pick things up.
- Tandler thinks fifth-round DL Matt Ioannidis has a shot at winning the starting nose tackle job at some point this season, but sees him as a better bet to be a part of their defensive line rotation.