Rodgers praises Dillon, Douglas as Packers prepare for Family Night
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One week into Green Bay Packers training camp, quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the offense is lagging a bit behind the defense. No need for fans to panic, that's normal according to the four-time MVP.
Rodgers says the team is still adjusting to life without Davante Adams as the number one target. Right now that means a lot of talking, not only with the young receivers hoping to replace Adams, but with the defensive players covering them.
"I want to win. Badly. You have to communicate to win," Rodgers says. "I think it's important that we share both sides. Me sharing with the defense their disguise, eye discipline on certain things that can help them. And I need their feedback, like I told them the other day, on the receivers. You got to let me know, cause we're trying to win here. It's not about competitive advantage in practice. What can I tell these young guys on the little things to improve?"
Among the "young guys," Rodgers singled out rookie receiver Romeo Doubs as having a great camp. Some of his biggest praise was reserved for AJ Dillion. Rodgers wasn't even asked about the running back when he decided to sound off.
"Of all the people we've had in the last three years he's got to be on a very short list of guys who have improved so drastically. His pass catching ability is really solid. I couldn't be more proud of 28 and his approach. The way that he's handled not just being an ascending player in this locker room, but a member of this community. AJ Dillion is a Green Bay guy now," said Rodgers.
The Packers will host their 21st annual Family Night event at Lambeau Field Friday, Aug. 5.