Aaron Rodgers has never had much success with rookie receivers. It doesn’t appear that will be changing this year.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback had some words that appeared to be directed at the team’s rookie receivers following practice.
Rodgers was running the scout team, which suggests he won’t be playing in the Packers’ first preseason game on Thursday.
“It was one of the worst cards sessions we’ve had. I don’t know how you can make it any simpler,” Rodgers said, referring to how coaches will hold up an opponent’s play during the period.
“You literally have what the play would be in our terminology on the card, and the effort level was very low. Especially with what I’m accustomed to. I’ve been running that period for a number of years,” Rodgers said. “So it’s not a good start for us on the card period for the young guys.”
Rodgers didn’t mention anyone by name, but he did single out Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Jimmy Graham as guys who do things the right way.
So who were the culprits? Everyone seems to be suggesting the three rookie draft picks — J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdez-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown.
It will be interesting to see how much the Packers will be relying on these guys in the regular season. That is, if they even make the roster.