Green Bay Packers’ young WRs meet with QBs after Aaron Rodgers’ rant

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rip them someday, meet with them the subsequent. These have been the final two days within the lifetime of Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ quest to get a younger group of receivers prepared for the fast-approaching begin of the common season.

A day after Rodgers expressed his frustration with the group, they have been instructed to report back to the quarterback assembly room at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday. After they arrived, they discovered all three quarterbacks plus the important thing members of the offensive teaching employees who work instantly on the passing recreation within the room.

Rodgers didn’t name the assembly, however he spoke extensively throughout it, in response to a number of individuals.

“It was simply actually giving us recommendation,” rookie receiver Samori Toure stated. “Principally, letting us know that the Inexperienced Bay receiving corps has all the time been held to a super-high customary. All of the legends who’ve been by way of right here. It is nearly us carrying on that customary and stepping up.”

Toure, a seventh-round decide, proceeded to have maybe his greatest apply of camp, not solely catching a 50-yard landing move from Jordan Love in a two-minute drill but additionally snagging the drill-winning 2-point conversion to wrap up two days of joint practices with the New Orleans Saints.

“Aaron spoke to us about what he likes or what not simply primarily based on ideas or what he sees,” stated rookie receiver Romeo Doubs, who additionally had a landing catch on Wednesday.

Tuesday marked the primary time Rodgers spoke critically in public of the group attempting to assist substitute All-Professional Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in March.

Rodgers known as for extra consistency and bemoaned “loads of drops, loads of dangerous route choices, working the mistaken route” and saying, “We have to get higher in that space.”

“He simply desires us to see what he sees,” stated Doubs, a fourth-round decide. “So then that manner we are able to be capable of react quicker, play quicker and simply be capable of dominate and proceed to be who we’re.”

Veteran receivers Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard additionally spoke in the course of the assembly.

“Each Randall and Allen have been taking part in with 12 for fairly a very long time so sure issues that we do, that we might have a mistake on, simply from expertise they’ve went by way of that very same stage as properly,” Doubs stated. “Simply them choosing up the younger guys all through these canine days of camp has been an amazing blessing and nice piece of recommendation.”

When requested whether or not gamers admire Rodgers’ strategy, Cobb stated: “It does not matter in the event that they admire it or not. That is the way in which that we do issues right here. It is both you take care of it otherwise you get out of the room and we’ll discover any person else that is going to get onboard with what we’re attempting to perform.”

Rodgers was not solely upset with errors in apply however he additionally reiterated that the three interceptions Love threw in final week’s preseason opener towards the San Francisco 49ers have been largely the results of errors by the pass-catchers: a dropped ball by tight finish Tyler Davis, a weak route and catch by Doubs and a mistaken route by second-year receiver Amari Rodgers.

This wasn’t the primary time Rodgers and the receivers have shared assembly area. Early in camp, Rodgers got here into the receiver room to assist clarify an idea.

“I am attempting to echo the identical message he’s simply to get all people on the identical web page,” Love stated. “However yeah, I believe it is a bit totally different coming from Aaron, the way in which he calls for it. They appear as much as Aaron a bit bit totally different. Clearly he is acquired loads of expertise and much more data than me. However I believe all of us demand the identical factor. The receivers know what they should do and all people is on the identical web page with it.”



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