Nelson’s absence will force some players into new roles and cause some changes with the way things flow on the offense, but the man who told the world to relax after the Packers started 1-2 last season doesn’t seem overly concerned about working on them in two meaningless games this summer. Rodgers said Wednesday that he feels he’s had enough work already this summer to prepare for the start of the regular season.
“We’re right where we need to be,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. “We’ve had some productive drives when we’ve been out there. I’m happy where we’re at. We have some guys banged up right now, so not sure what the playing time will be, but whatever Mike [McCarthy] decides, I’m confident we’ll be ready when the season starts.”
One thing that should factor into McCarthy’s decision is injuries to left tackle David Bakhtiari, left guard Josh Sitton and right guard T.J. Lang. None of those need to risk further issues by playing in a preseason game and playing Rodgers behind backups ups the risk to his health to a level that might be more than the Packers need to take at this point in the schedule.