Wayne Larrivee talks Packers training camp observations
August 3, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson (left) talks with head coach Mike McCarthy prior to the family night scrimmage at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. Image by USA TODAY Sports
On Wednesday night's Sports Central, the voice of the Packers, Wayne Larrivee, joined the program to talk Packers training camp.
The latest news from Green Bay is Ted Thompson's new extension with the team. Thompson signed a deal to prolong his stay today, and Larrivee compared his possible future with another great Packers general manager: Ron Wolf.
"It was interesting, though, you mention the age, because I want to say Ron Wolf at age 62, 63 decided that he had enough and wanted to hang it up," Larrivee said.
Larrivee emphasized the success that Thompson has had consistently with the Packers. The key to any stable franchise starts in the front office, and that definitely is the case with the Packers.
"You're not going to win a championship every year in this league. You're not going to be in the playoffs every year in this league," Larrivee said, adding, "That's as consistent as I think you can be in this day and age."
On the field, one of the biggest stories has been in the defensive secondary. Second year player Micah Hyde has been getting starting reps in camp ahead of first-round pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Larrivee told Sports Central the secondary is changing in the NFL, and the skills required at safety are changing.
"We're seeing cornerback shifted to the safety spot, but because they need more cornerback people on the field," Larrivee said. "Whether Micah Hyde is listed at safety or cornerback really doesn't matter. He brings cornerback skills to that position."