Packers Morning Buzz: Aaron Jones won't be waving good-bye to defenders anymore
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 appearing Tuesday on "The Rich Eisen Show" and being asked whether there has been a culture change in Green Bay with Matt LaFleur replacing Mike McCarthy as coach.
"You can just definitely tell the difference in the locker room," said Jones, who was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his four-touchdown performance Sunday in a 34-24 win at Dallas. "It's more energy around here, there's more of a family vibe, guys hanging out way more. It's just a whole different energy. And I think it starts with Coach, he came in and just commanded the room and we all bought in. We know this is one big family and it just trickles down and is showing on the field. I mean, the offense makes a play, they're all celebrating together; the defense makes a play, they're all celebrating together. We're all happy for each other."
Asked if that was not the case the last couple of seasons under McCarthy, Jones replied, "Not that it wasn't, it just wasn't stressed as much. You can just tell that this year there's a different vibe, it's one big family. I mean, I've hung out with so many guys on the team this year that I hadn't hung out with last year, When you get that it's like you're playing with 52 other brothers next to you who you'd do anything for."
You can hear more from Jones' appearance with Eisen on the AT&T Audience Network (DIRECTV Ch. 239) here:
Aaron Jones jokingly reveals on Twitter what he said to Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones while scooting into the end zone Sunday:
But Jones said Wednesday on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he was told immediately afterward not to wave good-bye to defenders. Asked by McAfee when and how that conversation went down, Jones said:
"Just running to the sidelines, just, 'Hey, did you know you could get flagged for that? That's taunting.' And I'm like, 'Coach, I was kinda in the zone, I apologize. I didn't realize I waved.' He was like, 'No, that's fine, just don't let it happen again. Because you could get fined and that could've cost you a touchdown, they could've brought it back'. And I don't want that to happen so I'm like, 'All right, Coach, thank you.'"
You can listen to the interview here:
And you can enjoy highlights of Jones' big day here:
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