The Packers’ mini-camp battle for three QB spots seems to be over in May.
Packers’ powers-that-be have released former arena league lefty quarterback Nick Hill, deciding instead to develop 7th round draft pick B.J. Coleman.
Journal Sentinel Packers Beat Writer Tyler Dunne said Hill was lacking arm strength and (as the Packers are prone to do), wanted to give him a chance to play elsewhere.
Early on, we like what we’re hearing from Coleman, particularly when he named dropped Curly Lambeau during his first interview. Boom!
“I feel phenomenal,” he told the Times Free Press just after being drafted. “I’ve been packing the house all day, swapping from room to room — trying to swap the luck up. To be drafted to the NFL, to get your name called, I got it put on national television, I’m a green Bay Packer, man. I’m going to be wearing that green and gold, and it’s phenomenal.”
Not sure what “swapping” means, but he doesn’t seem all Brian Brohm-y. While there’s no telling how much playing time he’ll get behind Aaron Rodgers and Graham Harrell, it seems like Coleman has come to play.
“Draft night was great, but the next day I was already thinking about Minnesota and Chicago and Detroit, and trying to get ready to rock and roll,” Coleman told Packers.com, where he’s listed at 6’3, 225. However his Tennessee-Chattanooga profile has Bryon Elwyn Coleman, Jr., at a megalithic 6’5.
Much like B.J. Coleman, we at Cecil Club are getting ready to rock ‘n’ roll in 2012.