Derek from Eau Claire, WI
I got to spend a day watching my son get high-fives from players, analyzing practice with my father-in-law (with Aaron Rodgers in attendance), enjoying the sunshine, seeing the new rookies in action, and oh yeah, meeting the one and only Weston Hodkiewicz. And it’s only June. What a time to be alive!
It was the highlight of my day – no, my week – no, my entire offseason program.
John from Stevens Points, WI
What is the general mood at this minicamp? Excitement? Trepidation? Concern?
Anticipation. The Packers lost some key players this offseason but once again appear to have all the necessary tools to pursue a championship.
Thomas from Cedar Rapids, IA
I liked the article on Amari Rodgers. 4% body fat? Yeah, me too…maybe with another number thrown in front of the “4.” It amazes me how these guys keep their bodies in that kind of condition. It truly is a year-round effort. Concerning Coach Vrable’s comment, I half-expected you to add in parentheses “…which is nice.” With fan expectations of more jet sweeps and better reception numbers for him, at the end of the year, do you see Rodgers’ contributions being more on offense or special teams?
I liked the Rodgers pick a year ago because he seemed like the perfect receiver for this offense – a slot option who can make plays off jet-motions. This offseason, Rodgers dialed into his nutrition and developed a firmer grasp of the playbook, and it’s showing in practice. Rodgers had one of the best catches of the offseason program Wednesday when he dove for a touchdown pass from Jordan Love during red zone. He also converted a third-and-10 with a 15-yard cross in No. 1 two-minute. I think you’re going to see a lot more of Amari this summer.
Excellent article, Wes, regarding Wednesday’s practice – concise and to the point. It’s refreshing to get content like this with the current state of sensationalized sports reporting. Regarding Aaron Rodgers stating he’s making a yearly decision about retiring,…