It was never going to be easy to replace Davante Adams' production at wide receiver, but the Packers are having even more trouble than expected. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently called out the young WRs on the roster and head coach Matt LaFleur echoed the same concerns.
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It all started when Rodgers said, "We’ve got to be way more consistent. A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. So we’ve got to get better in that area." This was after a Tuesday practice in which Romeo Doubs and Amari Rodgers had plays that killed offensive drives.
The comments were brought up on Wednesday to LaFleur and he agreed that frustrating mistakes were being made such has lining up incorrectly in formations. There's been errors that need to be corrected before the regular season and Green Bay is going to do try its best to do just that.
Rodgers' comments become even more noteworthy when considering how he spoke of the veteran WRs. He views Allen Lazard as the No. 1 option, knows what Randall Cobb brings to the table and said Tuesday was Sammy Watkins' best practice in training camp. A pecking order is being established.
It was always apparent that the young receivers were going to need time to develop, but patience from the coaching staff seems to be growing thin. Finding a way to put together a string of good practices prior to Green Bay's next preseason game on Friday could change the narrative, though.
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