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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by Hands on Today at 10:17:23 AM »
There no such thing as a photographic memory.  Some people can just remember and absorb a lot of what they saw, but over time that info wont be as detailed as more is absorbed (sometimes much more). I know its a commonly used term, but it really doesnt exist. If he thinks it helps him  remember plays and stuff, good for him.
I have a story about this phenomenon that I centered my books around. Most people in WI will know this name, Seymour Cray of Cray Supercomputers. Before he started Control Data he was in FL. with another scientist, Dr. Sanford and a young war vet and project manager Jack Andrews. Jack Andrews, made his reputation at Bell Labs and told me this story when we had a joint project. I can't remember the company, obviously I don't have this memory aspect, but they were making one of the first MRI type machines. They took the machine to a major hospital and would return a few weeks later to show how to calibrate and properly use it. Jack stated the hospital doctors were razing the three of them because they were PhDs but not doctors. So Dr. Sanford had a prickly side and picked up a Physician’s Handbook, which is about 3-4 inches thick, and said they would give them the follow-on support for the machine if they could ask him a question from that book and he couldn't answer. Jack and Seymour gave him heck because he wasn't authorized to give away a couple thousands of dollars. Sanford told them to relax and he had it under control. Two weeks later they went back and for 30 minutes Dr. Sanford answered every question they presented to him from the book. He had it memorized in 2 weeks. Jack said as smart as Dr. Cray was...Dr. Sanford's memory was truly special.
So I don't think St. Brown has a true photographic memory, but I suspect he can join the ranks of Rodgers, and Winston as players that have an ability to retain information and that’s a great asset.
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On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by marklawrence on June 21, 2018, 09:09:35 PM »
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A classic horror flick formula: scientists fail to obey the laws of God and man, things get out of control. There's about a scream for every spoken word. But there's dinosaurs.

Dinosaur island is blowing up, and our heroes are recruited to save a selection of the dinosaurs. By, as it turns out, bad guys with a secret agenda. Things go downhill fast and continue downhill to a rather predictable ending. This is #5 in what's obviously intended to be a series of at least 6 films, more if we keep buying tickets. The first film was groundbreaking and superb; the rest have all been derivative.

It's ok. Consider taking your grandchildren, kids under 12 or so will enjoy it. For yourself, watch it in six months on DVD.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by dannobanano on June 21, 2018, 01:39:24 PM »
I was at a seminar one time where the speaker said that people typically only use about ~10% of their mental capabilities. (Not sure how they measure that?)

Same speaker said that James Campen was someone who was using 25% to 30% of his mind (He evaluated Campen when he was a New Orleans Saint)

The "average Joe" on the street has the capacity to memorize the entire Encyclopedia Britannica and still have used only 80% of our storage capacity. It's just that some are more capable at doing so.

It could be that ESB just maybe exercises a higher % of his minds capacity, and does so naturally.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by claymaker on June 21, 2018, 01:25:12 PM »
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2018/06/18/packers-rookie-receivers-grow-up-quickly-tom-silverstein/699950002/

"St. Brown said he has a photographic memory and so once he puts pen to paper, the play is in his head and he feels confident he’ll remember it."

I wonder how true that actually is, and to what degree it's actually helpful if so?

Went to Notre Dame. Graduated with a 4.0, speaks four languages... he's not lacking in intelligence to say the least.

There no such thing as a photographic memory.  Some people can just remember and absorb a lot of what they saw, but over time that info wont be as detailed as more is absorbed (sometimes much more). I know its a commonly used term, but it really doesnt exist. If he thinks it helps him  remember plays and stuff, good for him.

Everyone has a photographic memory to some extent. Someone with an actual Eidetic Memory has the ability to recall information without having actually learned it or "memorized" it. It is rare in adults but it does happen.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by The GM on June 21, 2018, 01:06:15 PM »
There no such thing as a photographic memory.  Some people can just remember and absorb a lot of what they saw, but over time that info wont be as detailed as more is absorbed (sometimes much more). I know its a commonly used term, but it really doesnt exist. If he thinks it helps him  remember plays and stuff, good for him.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Curly Lambeau a real S.O.B
« Last post by claymaker on June 21, 2018, 01:01:02 PM »
https://www.packers.com/news/ward-cuff-on-curly-lambeau-a-miserable-guy

Such an odd thing for the Packers to post on their website. It's the exact opposite of what you would hope to read.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Pettine bad cop worse cop
« Last post by claymaker on June 21, 2018, 12:58:53 PM »
Cough Bruce Banner cough cough.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: OTA notes
« Last post by craig on June 20, 2018, 08:29:56 PM »
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2018/06/18/packers-rookie-receivers-grow-up-quickly-tom-silverstein/699950002/

"St. Brown said he has a photographic memory and so once he puts pen to paper, the play is in his head and he feels confident he’ll remember it."

I wonder how true that actually is, and to what degree it's actually helpful if so? 
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Five Packers who impressed at otas
« Last post by dannobanano on June 20, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »
Kendricks has more than just Byrd breathing down his neck.

http://packerstalk.com/2018/06/19/the-packers-veterans-on-the-roster-bubble/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PackersTalk+%28PackersTalk.com%29

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LANCE KENDRICKS (8th Season)

Kendricks was signed last season to be form a dynamic duo with a malcontent who will not be named. And while that player flamed out in Green Bay, Kendricks wasn’t much better. He didn’t make too much of an impact after Aaron Rodgers got hurt and now is in a battle for the third tight end spot with Emmanuel Byrd and Robert Tonyan. His experience and production in the past will greatly help, but unless he becomes the blocker that he showed flashes of in St. Louis and plays an H-Back role with gusto, his days may be numbered to save some money.

Chances of being released: 35%

I won't be surprised if the Packers go with 4 TE's and just 1 FB. Byrd may be able to handle some FB blocking duties (at 6-2/240) if Ripkowski ends up injured, and Byrd and Tonyan may both offer more value as ST's contributors and longer term players at TE.

Effort will play a large role for Kendricks this training camp. Going through the motions, which is what he seemed to do in 2017, won't cut it this year.

"Hello!? Tom Telesco?! What will you give me for Lance Kendricks?"
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On the Streets / Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Last post by Cheesemaker on June 20, 2018, 12:46:43 PM »
Agreed with your initial take on Incredibles 2.  IMHO, it wasn't as good as the first, but the first was one of my all-time favorites, impossible to match.  With that said, this was excellent and a worthy sequel.
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