Aaron Rodgers: Young receivers have to be way more consistent

NFL: AUG 05 Green Bay Packers Training Camp
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was complimentary of the team’s receiving corps early in training camp and had particularly strong things to say about rookie Romeo Doubs‘ work in the opening sessions.

Rodgers was less ebullient about the wideouts when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday. Rodgers noted the work of the team’s younger wideouts in last week’s preseason opener, which he sat out, and Tuesday’s joint practice against the Saints was lacking the crispness that he wants to see from the group.

“The young guys, especially young receivers, we’ve got to be way more consistent,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We’ve got to get better in that area.”

Doubs had drops in both the game and the practice, although Rodgers said he wasn’t singling him out even though Doubs’ drop came on “my best throw of the day.” The quarterback went on to say that “the most reliable guys” will get the nod come the regular season and that would seem to favor more experienced options like Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins out of the gate.

73 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Young receivers have to be way more consistent

  1. Deal with it. You took all the money … this is what you get with what’s left.

  2. It’s good to be tough on not just rookies and players in general to excel in their performance, however, Rodgers is known for his passive aggressiveness that doesn’t help with the younger players.

  3. “A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We’ve got to get better in that area.”
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    If Rodgers thinks there are a lot of drops now just wait until Christian Watson makes it back onto the field

  4. Looks like old man Cobb is the only serviceable receiver in that group…just barely

  5. And there we go. The young talent has already lost his trust, and it happened even sooner than I thought it would.

    Rodgers will spend the season looking for receivers who can’t get open, holding onto the ball looking for big plays that won’t be there, and taking a lot of sacks (because even in his long, Hall of Fame career, he’s never learned when to throw the ball away).

    Aaron Jones can’t carry the passing game by himself.

  6. He says this every year about their young WRs. And what did they do about it? Let Adams walk.

  7. What stand up guy Aaron Rodgers is, just as transparent as they come!

    Does the same apply to the CDC Aaron?

  8. Not to make excuses for the Packers receivers but today’s
    joint practice was against arguably the best CB group in the
    NFL this season.

  9. Hmmm, I guess Ol Aaron hit the ground running as a HOFer and feels there’s no learning curve allowed

  10. Deal with it. You took all the money … this is what you get with what’s left.
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    His new contract actually LOWERED his 2022 cap hit.

    The Packers offered Adams more money than the Raiders.

  11. A little early 8n the season to be throwing receivers under the bus isnt it?

    Even by Rodgers its never my fault standards.

  12. Nothing like throwing your coaches under the bus. Lucky for them when Rodgers speaks, nobody listens.

  13. Sounds like the Pack needs an upgrade at qb… better throws make for better receivers….

  14. The Purples never give anything Rodgers says any credence — until he says something that shows other Packers in a bad light.

  15. Rodgers needs to shut up and earn his pay. He’s a ten year postseason loser while benefiting from top ranked offenses. I don’t care who’s on the field, it’s up to him to get the job done. No excuses, or hit the bricks.

  16. charliecharger says:
    August 16, 2022 at 5:33 pm
    Nothing like throwing your coaches under the bus. Lucky for them when Rodgers speaks, nobody listens.
    Zzzzzzzzzzz

    Except Viking Fan, of course.

  17. What a stand up guy Aaron Rodgers is, just as transparent as they come!

    Does the same apply to the CDC Aaron?

  18. Rogers’ observations should be no surprise to the young receivers who know what is expected.

  19. Hmmm. I take it then Aaron is in the film room working with these guys?

    Oh, snap! It’s hair and facial spa day. Nevermind.

  20. Whoa, Aaron. Let’s pump the breaks a lil’ here, hey buddy? What happened to all that love you were spreading after your big trip to that remote exotic village??? I think you need to pull a TB12 and take a lil’ pre-season road trip for some more of the ayahuasca stuff! You’ve got a long season ahead of you, and the last thing we need is you getting testy with the team.

  21. One would think Aaron Rodgers would have learned better after all of these years being the face of the franchise. Leadership 101: Praise publicly, criticize privately. In his position, you should only call someone else out if you don’t ever want to work with them again.

  22. At least Rodgers stood up for what was right during a confusing time. WE all know the truth now, some just can’t get out of their denial…

  23. I trust Aaron’s assessment here. He probably feels that they more work with him by this date. Maybe starting back as early as OTAs? Yeah, too bad not everybody felt it was important to get started on working together as soon as possible. Right, Aaron? Aaron??

  24. stellarperformance says:
    August 16, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Rodgers needs to shut up and earn his pay. He’s a ten year postseason loser while benefiting from top ranked offenses. I don’t care who’s on the field, it’s up to him to get the job done. No excuses, or hit the bricks.

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    Pretty rude and disrespectable to speak this way about your QB. The shots made your mind into mush……very contradicting to root for him on Sunday and thrash him all week, no?

  25. Says the guy who said playing in the preseason wasn’t necessary.
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    He said that about himself playing in just a few series in one preseason game. Lafleur made the decision not him. Anyway, he’ll throw dimes when things get underway.

  26. I know if they were only in OTAs working with you to get their chemistry right Aaron. They wouldn’t be having these issues. I mean you showed up… checks notes. Nevermind.

  27. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 16, 2022 at 5:10 pm
    Green Bay Packers WRs lacking should not be news to anyone
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    The Minnesota Vikings franchise lacking Super Bowl trophies, should not be news to anyone, either.

  28. Here we go! Just like Brady, he won’t give them the time of day or want to put the work again to bring the young receivers along.

    He is lazy like Brady has become. Rodgers’s salary is 60 mil per year makes it almost impossible to spend money at the WR position, so Erin needs to shut his mouth.

  29. stellarperformancebelievesinfakevaxx/boosters says:
    August 16, 2022 at 5:51 pm
    At least Rodgers stood up for what was right during a confusing time. WE all know the truth now, some just can’t get out of their denial…
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Rodgers used his privileged status to selfishly lie. The variants were allowed to evolve because of people refusing to wear masks, which delayed to suppression of a killer virus for at least one year.

  30. Has a point. Seems like the last few years guys are more into their post catch silly celebrations than actually making the catch. Quality of play has gone downhill bad lately. Guys don’t even put their all into it. Lamb for Dallas is no way better than Gallup. NFL is turning into the NBA where guys are getting paid off 1 good season then go in the tank the rest of the way. Elliot is a prime example for us .

  31. It’s OK Aaron, the refs will pick up the slack like every year. Carried by the NFL in close games in the division into the playoffs and your will lose like every year for the past 12 years!

  32. Rodgers used his privileged status to selfishly lie. The variants were allowed to evolve because of people refusing to wear masks, which delayed to suppression of a killer virus for at least one year.

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    This is such a load of crap. Do you believe in Santa Claus still too?

  33. The variants were allowed to evolve because of people refusing to wear masks, which delayed to suppression of a killer virus for at least one year.

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    If the shots and masks have been deemed ineffective, how are you still going with this lol?

    There is no difference between being vaxxed/unvaxxed anymore. The naturally immune are the lucky ones and they told you that wasn’t true and changed the story AGAIN.

  34. And yet the talking heads say GB won’t miss a beat without the best WR in the game on their team…we are all supposed to believe one of these rookies will do just as well as Adams.

  35. Hmmm, one person who throws the ball and several who catch it yet all who catch seem to be inconsistent?? Sounds to me like the common denominator is the QB, not the receivers.

  36. The word “Rodgers” in any article draws Viking fans like a porch light draws bugs on a warm summer night.

  37. The “I love everyone” ayahuasca effects must be wearing off. Time for another trip to Peru. Maybe try peyote this time.

  38. It took like 3 seasons before Rodgers would throw to Davante Adams, the guy many consider #1 in the NFL. And people wonder why he left Rodgers for LESS money. If you’re not going to get any Super Bowls with your QB, at least have a good time. With AR you get brow beaten every day until he deems your “worthy” and your fingers are as bare as every other WR in the NFL…

  39. There’s a reason why Adams demanded a trade and all the ex packers wr’s say they liked playing with Favre more.

  40. The old QB needs to be more than an MVP trophy hawk. He needs to step up his own game when it matters. Wasn’t this clown a whiner when he didn’t get young receivers? Now he whines when he has them. Be a man. Grow a set. Lead, idiot.

  41. Praise publicly, criticize privately.

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    Lombardi did the exact opposite and I don’t think he turned out to be a bad coach!!

  42. don’tbeaboosterbrains says:
    August 16, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Rodgers used his privileged status to selfishly lie. The variants were allowed to evolve because of people refusing to wear masks, which delayed to suppression of a killer virus for at least one year.

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    This is such a load of crap. Do you believe in Santa Claus still too?

    3615Rate This

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    It’s a load of crap that our country is dumb and doesn’t understand what a virus is, how strains can evolve and how an effective vaccine with the vast majorty of a society vaccinated like with smallpox, tuberculosis or polio, kinda works?

    How uneducated are you people? You wouldn’t have gone to school without those vaccines. Heck, maybe you didn’t. That would explain a lot for those who lack basic comprehension in here and in our country.

  43. Too many people in this country brain-shame scientists and higher institutions of health and learning so they don’t have to feel embarrassed at how stupid they are.

  44. Aaron is Miffed . He wanted Green Bay front office to hire Doug Pedersen . .. seems clear to me that Aaron doesn’t think highly of his current head coach .

  45. Cheeseisfattening..
    GB wrs are so terrible that we will win division again and AR stats will be considerably better than Cousins.Even though the Vikings have the best WR in the league.Overall the Packers WRs will have better overall numbers than any other group in division.Pretty sad isn’t it?This collection of WRS will produce more than the others.Oh well I am sure responses will be about playoff wins etc but The Vikings p know nothing about that

  46. Rodgers would have reason for concern if they were in any other division in football OR if his standard wasn’t one and done in the playoffs.

  47. Of course, setting an example and building chemistry with the young receivers by showing up for the voluntary workouts wasn’t in your plans. I really don’t think he cares about winning anything more than personal accolades.

  48. When I say consistent, I mean just like me. Consistently get kicked out of the playoffs.

  49. Listen to the man. He’s been in the NFL since 2005 and is an on field offensive coordinator…he knows what he’s talking about.

  50. Oh well I am sure responses will be about playoff wins etc but The Vikings p know nothing about that

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    both have a total of two postseason victories over the past five years.

  51. Praise publicly, criticize privately.

    ————————————————

    Lombardi did the exact opposite and I don’t think he turned out to be a bad coach!!

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    That quote I stated was his. Lombardi was an “in your face coach”. That’s in house, private. Besides he was a coach, not the guy catching passes or blocking. He was actually death on a player doing what Rogers just did. If Lombardi were alive and coaching the Packers, Rogers would be benched.

  52. It took like 3 seasons before Rodgers would throw to Davante Adams, the guy many consider #1 in the NFL.
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    Beacuse Adams STUNK

    McGinn wrote that he was going to make it out of training camp, he was so bad.

  53. Rodgers’s salary is 60 mil per year makes it almost impossible to spend money at the WR position, so Erin needs to shut his mouth.
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    2022 cap hit – $28.5~
    2023 cap hit – $31.6~
    2024 cap hit – $40.7~
    2025 cap hit – $59.3~
    2026 cap hit – $53.4~

    .. I don’t see a 60 there?

    His ‘salary’ never tops $16 million in any of those seasons.

    Looks like you need to take your own advice.

  54. There’s a reason why Adams demanded a trade and all the ex packers wr’s say they liked playing with Favre more.
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    I’m sure Driver loved watching Favre throw victories away. Rodgers won him a Super Bowl.

    James Jones worships Aaron Rodgers on NFL Net regularly. Every bit as biased as Michael Irvin.

    Jennings is the only other receiver worth mentioning that played with both guys. His bitterness toward the Packers is pretty well documented.

  55. If Lombardi were alive and coaching the Packers, Rogers would be benched.
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    Rodgers would have 4 or 5 rings and would probably never be seen or heard from again.

  56. Aaron is Miffed . He wanted Green Bay front office to hire Doug Pedersen
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    Why did he sign the new contract then, rather than try to force his way out, as we read about most of last year?

  57. Ouch, Aaron. way to make the new guys feel welcomed. Of course they’re going to make mistakes–they’re rookie/new teammates. If you wanted consistency, maybe you should have taken less money for yourself and saved some for Davante Adams.

  58. Roger’s is all about me. The fan boys who rank him high every year don’t take into account he’s a me first leader. When the pressure is highest he consistently loses. They spit on Lamar because he’s only concerned about winning and team first while they worship the pocket passer who only cares about himself

  59. Professor 202’s 1st Lesson

    I won’t put in extra to help you learn & develop chemistry, but you better know your stuff, be crisp & be consistent.

    AR#12 bad leadership….certainly some consistency there!

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