Packers Morning Buzz: Reflections from final open OTA
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Ryan Wood's story on how Packers rookie cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson are making a strong early impression:
Every time he crouches into his stance, Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander can feel the target on his back.
It isn’t by accident. From the start of organized team activities, his two-time MVP quarterback issued a warning. Aaron Rodgers wanted to pick on the Packers' rookie cornerback duo this spring, test Alexander and Josh Jackson to prepare them for the real thing this fall.
“I told them I’m coming after them,” Rodgers said early in the OTAs.
So far, Rodgers hasn’t hesitated to throw their way. In three open workouts, Alexander and Jackson have gotten plenty of action.
It’s impossible to know how much NFL success the duo will have, but early signs have been promising.
Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine demonstrated during Monday's final open OTA that he brings a different kind of intensity than predecessor Dom Capers:
Aaron Rodgers addressed reports about his contract negotiations:
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network weighed in on the subject:
No long-term repercussions are expected as a result of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews suffering a broken nose in Saturday's charity softball game:
We finally got a look at Packers rookie punter JK Scott in action at Monday's OTA:
New Packers offensive lineman Byron Bell looks forward to blocking for Rodgers:
After looking at Bell in action, the Power Sweep questions whether he will be a worthy starting candidate at tackle:
Could you ever envision Rodgers playing for another team?
Richard Ryman looks at the Packers' revamped website:
Cheesehead TV speculates about the future of Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix:
More on the Packers fan who sued the Bears over not being allowed to wear his Green Bay jersey on the sidelines with fellow season-ticket holders at Soldier Field:
Former Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has plenty of reading time in retirement. Any Packers-related books on his list?