Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Jones envisions leading NFL in rushing, TDs
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 Packers running back Aaron Jones again exuding confidence in himself and Green Bay's future. During Super Bowl week, Jones "guaranteed" that the Packers would be playing for the championship next February in Miami.
On Wednesday, Jones joined "The Rich Eisen Show" on the AT&T Audience Network. Told by Eisen that his style of play was reminiscent of former Chiefs star Kareem Hunt, Jones replied, "I feel like I'm very similar to him, as well as (Saints running back Alvin) Kamara, I feel our games are a little bit the same. We can stretch the field and catch the ball out of the backfield as well."
Asked about his personal goals for next season, Jones (who rushed for 728 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games last season and averaged 5.5 yards per carry) said, "I want to lead the league in rushing, I want to lead the league in yards per carry, I want to lead the league in touchdowns."
Jones also had nothing but positive things to say about Aaron Rodgers' leadership, saying the Packers quarterback has "a sixth sense" when it comes to lifting his teammates' spirits when they're feeling down.
"I love Aaron, he's a great guy, he's a leader," Jones said.
You can watch Jones' full interview with Eisen here.
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Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner says he met this week with Packers assistant coaches Adam Stenavich and Luke Butkus:
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