When Aaron Rodgers speaks, people in Green Bay listen, and that was the case with the quarterback’s comments about the team’s young receivers this week.
Rodgers said these players need to be a lot more consistent when it comes to things like route running if they want to be successful this season. That led to a Wednesday morning meeting with Rodgers, the team’s other quarterbacks, wide receivers and members of the offensive coaching staff.
Seventh-round pick Samori Toure said it was “just really advice” to offer from Rodgers and experienced wideouts on what the team is looking for at the position. Fourth-round pick Romeo Doubs said getting on the same page as Rodgers was key to the deal.
“Aaron spoke to us about what he likes and what not just based on concepts or what he sees. . . . He just wants us to see what he sees,” Doubs said of ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky. “So that way we can react faster, play faster and just dominate and continue to be who we are.”
Some of that work could have continued during the offseason program, but Rodgers didn’t attend the volunteer sessions, leaving most of the heavy lifting for the summer. It will continue over the next few weeks before the Packers take the field September 11 in Minnesota.