Packers camp preview

Updated: July 19, 2006, 2:20 PM ET
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

Three Burning Questions

Can Mike McCarthy control Brett Favre and command his respect?
Favre's 29 interceptions last season might lead one to believe he is an out-of-control gunslinger, trying to make big plays on every down. The reality is that Favre threw 23 of those 29 interceptions when Green Bay was behind. He had a marginal running game and not many weapons in the passing game. While McCarthy will allow Favre to be himself, he must also try to reel him in a little. McCarthy must convince Favre that short slants and crossing routes can provide yards after the catch, so he doesn't need to throw deep as much. But this quarterback is strong-willed and may need early success in the West Coast offense to fully buy into it.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.

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