Aaron Rodgers meets with Green Bay Packers wide receivers to ‘give advice’ … just a day after publicly slamming them after practice
- Aaron Rodgers met his receiving core after criticizing them on Tuesday
- The Green Bay Packers’ young core receivers found the meeting helpful
- Replacement quarterback Jordan Love also echoed Rodgers’ sentiments during the reunion.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently caught the eye after publicly criticizing his wide receivers following sloppy outings in Tuesday’s joint practice with the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Saints. the botched preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
‘It’s unfortunately some of the same guys…repeating mistakes [are] a problem, so we just need to clean these things up a bit. Young guys, especially young receivers, we need to be a lot more consistent. Rodgers said Tuesday.
“A lot of crashes, a lot of bad route decisions, going the wrong route. We need to improve in this area. But I felt like most of the time the line held pretty well, which was good to see.
Rodgers quickly followed up that criticism with actions by taking more time to talk to his receivers about the improvement.
Aaron Rodgers kicks the ball during Green Bay Packers training camp practice last week
“It was just about giving us advice,” rookie receiver Samori Toure said.
“Basically letting us know that the Green Bay receiving corps has always been held to a very high standard. All the legends who have passed through here. It’s just about maintaining that standard and stepping up.
Fellow rookie Romeo Doubs, who has been one of the standouts in the Packers camp, echoed similar sentiments.
“Aaron talked to us about what he likes or what he doesn’t just rely on concepts or what he sees,” Doubs said. “He just wants us to see what he sees, so we can react faster, play faster and just be able to dominate and continue to be who we are.”
Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones appear to share a laugh during training camp
Packers quarterback Jordan Love also took part in talks with Green Bay’s young wide receivers, but admitted it was Rodgers who took the lead.
“I try to echo the same message that it’s just to get everyone on the same page,” Love said.
“But yeah, I think it’s a little bit different coming from Aaron, the way he demands it. They look at Aaron a little differently. Obviously he has a lot of experience and a lot more knowledge than me. But I think we all demand the same thing. Recipients know what to do and everyone is on the same page.
What the Packers’ offense looks like at the start of the regular season will be one of the key things most fans watch after the team’s tumultuous offseason.
Young wide receivers and the passing game will come under particular scrutiny after the team traded super star wide Devante Adams and opted to replace him with young options in the middle and late rounds of the draft, as opposed to a replacement in good faith. .
Rodgers stands on the sidelines watching his teammates play in Green Bay’s preseason game