Aaron Rodgers sat down with his young receivers on Wednesday, a day after ripping them in public.
After Tuesday’s practice, a frustrated Rodgers bashed his young receivers for being inconsistent and dropping passes during camp.
The young guys, especially young receivers, we’ve got to be way more consistent,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We’ve got to get better in that area.”
ESPN is now reporting that Rodgers and the other QBs on the team met with the young receivers to give them advice.
A day after Rodgers expressed his frustration with the group, they were instructed to report to the quarterback meeting room at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, they found all three quarterbacks plus the key members of the offensive coaching staff who work directly on the passing game in the room.
Rodgers did not call the meeting, but he spoke extensively during it, according to several participants.
“It was just really giving us advice,” rookie receiver Samori Toure said. “Basically, letting us know that the Green Bay receiving corps has always been held to a super-high standard. All the legends who have been through here. It’s just about us carrying on that standard and stepping up.”
“Aaron spoke to us about what he likes or what not just based on concepts or what he sees,” said rookie receiver Romeo Doubs, who also had a touchdown catch on Wednesday.
We’ll how Rodgers feels after the team’s next preseason game against the Saints on Friday.