Packers QB Aaron Rodgers frustrated with effort in practice Tuesday
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his feelings clear with how he thought Tuesday’s practice went and he wasn’t pleased.
According to Bill Huber of 24/7 Sports, Rodgers was frustrated with the blocking towards the end of practice and instead of throwing the ball towards a player he threw it towards a practice dummy on the sidelines. After the practice speaking with media, Rodgers said it was one of the worst practices he has seen and he thought the team lacked effort and concentration.
“It was one of the worst cards sessions we’ve had,” Rodgers said, with “cards” referencing a coach holding a card showing the opponent’s play. “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. 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. I think (DeAngelo) Yancey has really progressed, G-Mo (Geronimo Allison), obviously 16 (Jake Kumerow). But everybody else was kind of piss poor.”
Rodgers seemed to be using the media to get his point across to some of the other players that he is always watching, even if some players don’t think he is. Rodgers did say some of the lack of execution could be from fatigue but pointed out that he is tired too and he was still out there running the plays.
It’s still early in the preseason, but it sounds like some players need to take the wakeup call hint and start performing better.