GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rip them one day, consult with them the next. Those were the last 2 days in the life of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ mission to get a young group of receivers all set for the fast-approaching start of the routine season.
A day after Rodgers revealed his disappointment with the group, they were advised to report to the quarterback conference room at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday. When they got here, they discovered all 3 quarterbacks plus the essential members of the offending training personnel who work straight on the death video game in the space.
Rodgers did not call the conference, however he spoke thoroughly throughout it, according to a number of individuals.
“It was just really giving us advice,” novice receiver Samori Toure stated. “Basically, letting us know that the Green Bay receiving corps has always been held to a super-high standard. All the legends who have been through here. It’s just about us carrying on that standard and stepping up.”
Toure, a seventh-round choice, continued to have maybe his finest practice of camp, not just capturing a 50-yard goal pass from Jordan Love in a two-minute drill however likewise snagging the drill-winning 2-point conversion to finish up 2 days of joint practices with the New Orleans Saints.
“Aaron spoke to us about what he likes or what not just based on concepts or what he sees,” stated novice receiver Romeo Doubs, who likewise had a goal catch on Wednesday.
Tuesday marked the very first time Rodgers spoke seriously in public of the group attempting to assist change All-Pro Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in March.
Rodgers required more consistency and complained “a lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route” and stating, “We’ve got to get better in that area.”
“He just wants us to see what he sees,” stated Doubs, a fourth-round choice. “So then that way we can be able to react faster, play faster and just be able to dominate and continue to be who we are.”
Veteran receivers Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard likewise spoke throughout the conference.
“Both Randall and Allen have been playing with 12 for quite a long time so certain things that we do, that we may have a mistake on, just from experience they’ve went through that same stage as well,” Doubs stated. “Just them picking up the young guys throughout these dog days of camp has been a tremendous blessing and great piece of advice.”
When asked whether gamers value Rodgers’ technique, Cobb stated: “It doesn’t matter if they appreciate it or not. This is the way that we do things here. It’s either you deal with it or you get out of the room and we’ll find somebody else that’s going to get onboard with what we’re trying to accomplish.”
Rodgers was not just upset with errors in practice however he likewise repeated that the 3 interceptions Love included recently’s preseason opener versus the San Francisco 49ers were mostly the outcome of errors by the pass-catchers: a dropped ball by tight end Tyler Davis, a weak path and catch by Doubs and an incorrect path by second-year receiver Amari Rodgers.
This wasn’t the very first time Rodgers and the receivers have actually shared conference area. Early in camp, Rodgers entered the receiver space to assist describe a principle.
“I’m trying to echo the same message he is just to get everybody on the same page,” Love stated. “But yeah, I think it’s a little different coming from Aaron, the way he demands it. They look up to Aaron a little bit different. Obviously he’s got a lot of experience and a lot more knowledge than me. But I think we all demand the same thing. The receivers know what they need to do and everybody is on the same page with it.”