Packers Morning Buzz: Tough day at the office for young wide receivers
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers won’t be working in public today, with no practice scheduled, but you can bet coaches and players are in for a long day of meetings and workouts behind closed doors.
We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at Aaron Rodgers' frustration with his young wide receivers.
“It was one of the worst card sessions we’ve had,” Rodgers said. “I don’t know how you can make it any simpler. 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.
“So it’s not a good start for us on the card period for the young guys.”
Rodgers then drew a line in the sand. He made clear which young receivers have earned his favor: Geronimo Allison, DeAngelo Yancey and Jake Kumerow.
“Everybody else,” Rodgers said, “was kind of piss poor.”
Coach Mike McCarthy has said he wants the Packers' first-team defense to get as many reps against Rodgers as possible. That means Rodgers can be expected to lead the scout-team offense through much of camp, as he has in the past. On Tuesday’s first rep, he connected with tight end Robert Tonyan for a deep pass against busted coverage.
The scout team fell apart soon after.
Tom Silverstein has the latest Camp Insider:
Ryan and I discussed what we saw at Tuesday’s practice:
Pete Dougherty’s latest column is on Tramon Williams:
The Packers may actually have a punter:
Jake Kumerow has been on the Packers' radar for awhile:
Rodgers tells NFL Media he stands with LeBron James:
Elsewhere, Rodgers was asked what he’d do if he were NFL commissioner:
Bill Huber has some video of the latest one-on-one pass rushing drill:
Great clip of Rodgers connecting with St. Brown:
Mike Daniels is embracing his inner nerd:
The Khalil Mack speculation is on:
Dusty Evely thinks the Packers should pilfer the Rams' playbook:
Cheeshead TV highlights the backup QBs:
ACME Packing Company has the details on how to watch the Packers' preseason opener: