There’s only so much football you can teach a guy during OTAs, so the Packers are teaching their receivers how to juggle.
But while they’d take three rings, it isn’t a circus activity, but a new drill from wide receivers coach Luke Getsy to help his pass-catchers concentrate.
“It helps with just hand-eye coordination,” wide receiver Randall Cobb said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, “and continuing to work on different ways and keeping it fresh.”
The juggling wasn’t the only non-conventional training method, as the Packers wideouts would also drop bricks and catch them before they hit the ground and squeeze foam footballs.
“I think it’s like anything we do in the fundamentals — it’s applicable to their position, to developing their skill set,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “You have to be a little more creative in the CBA football environment that we’re in right now. It’s something as a coaching staff you look to be creative and keep it fresh for our players.”
It’s unclear if McCarthy was wearing a red nose while he said it, or whether the receivers got into one very small car on their way off the practice field.