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Packers’ WRs talk with QBs after Rodgers’ rant

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  • Rob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer


    • Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013
    • Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the entire year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rip them 1 day, talk with them another. Those were the final two days in the life span of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ quest to obtain a young band of receivers ready for the fast-approaching start of regular season.

Each day after Rodgers expressed his frustration with the group, these were instructed to are accountable to the quarterback meeting room at 8: 45 a.m. on Wednesday. If they arrived, they found all three quarterbacks in addition to the key members of the offensive coaching staff who work on the passing game in the area.

Rodgers didn’t call the meeting, but he spoke extensively during it, in accordance with several participants.

“It had been just really giving us advice,” rookie receiver Samori Toure said. “Basically, letting us understand that the Green Bay receiving corps is definitely held to a super-high standard. All of the legends who’ve been through here. It’s nearly us carrying on that standard and upgrading.”

Toure, a seventh-round pick, proceeded to possess perhaps his best practice of camp, not merely catching a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Love in a two-minute drill but additionally snagging the drill-winning 2-point conversion to summary two days of joint practices with the SAINTS.

“Aaron spoke to us in what he likes or what not only predicated on concepts or what he sees,” said rookie receiver Romeo Doubs, who also had a touchdown catch on Wednesday.

Tuesday marked the very first time Rodgers spoke critically in public areas of the group attempting to help replace All-Pro Davante Adams, who was simply traded to the NEVADA Raiders in March.

Rodgers needed more consistency and bemoaned “lots of drops, lots of bad route decisions, running the incorrect route” and saying, “We have to obtain better for the reason that area.”

“He just wants us to see what he sees,” said Doubs, a fourth-round pick. “So then this way we can have the ability to react faster, play faster and just have the ability to dominate and continue being who we have been.”

Veteran receivers Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard also spoke through the meeting.

“Both Randall and Allen have already been using 12 for a while so certain items that we do, that people may have a blunder on, just from experience they’ve experienced that same stage aswell,” Doubs said. “Just them picking right up the young guys throughout these dog days of camp is a tremendous blessing and great little bit of advice.”

When asked whether players appreciate Rodgers’ approach, Cobb said: “No matter whether they enjoy it or not. This is actually the way that people do things here. It’s either you cope with it or you obtain from the room and we’ll find someone else that will get onboard using what we’re attempting to accomplish.”

Rodgers had not been only upset with mistakes used but he also reiterated that the three interceptions Love threw in last week’s preseason opener contrary to the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers were largely the consequence of mistakes by the pass-catchers: a dropped ball by tight end Tyler Davis, a weak route and catch by Doubs and an incorrect route by second-year receiver Amari Rodgers.

This wasn’t the very first time Rodgers and the receivers have shared meeting space. Early in camp, Rodgers arrived to the receiver room to greatly help explain an idea.

“I’m attempting to echo exactly the same message he could be merely to get everybody on a single page,” Love said. “But yeah, I believe it is a little different via Aaron, just how he demands it. They research to Aaron a bit different. Obviously he’s got plenty of experience and much more knowledge than me. But I believe most of us demand a similar thing. The receivers know very well what they have to do and everybody is on a single page with it.”

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