Oh, good. Another Jeff Janis story?
Yeah, but you all love Jeff Janis stories.
And this one is about practice.
We talkin’ bout practice!
The recurring theme of what Jeff Janis needs to do to actually get on the field in 2016 revolves around one thing: fundamentals.
Janis needs to improve his fundamentals or, in other words, he needs to run better routes.
“I need to see it in practice. I’ve said it for a long time. I need to see those type of plays in practice. Had I seen that play in practice last year, I wouldn’t have been so apprehensive about the Hail Mary at the end of the season when the ball was in the air,” Rodgers said with a smile. “Those are important plays for those guys to get and make and feel better about.”
Rodgers had that reaction after an OTA practice in which Janis hauled in another deep ball.
By all accounts, Janis has shown improvement this offseason. Coach Mike McCarthy said he’s doing good things, earlier this week.
Looking good now and looking good in training camp and in games are two entirely different things, however.
The Packers won’t be in pads until training camp and that’s when Janis will have to really demonstrate his improvement. If he can’t do it then, he’ll just be another offseason star that was a regular season nobody.