Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has admitted to being disappointed by some of his younger teammates during the franchise’s recent practice sessions. The Packers finished third in the NFC North last season, winning just seven of their 16 regular season games, with Rodgers missing a large portion of the Packers’ campaign due to a severe shoulder injury.
The Green Bay Packers have spent much of the last week making their final preparations for their upcoming preseason games. With the new season fast approaching, the Packers will be hoping that they have ironed out all of the creases that stopped them from achieving their goals last season; however, a tough test against the Titans later today will give fans a better indication of what to expect.
Aaron Rodgers’ return is immensely good news for Packers fans, but according to the man himself, the team would do well not to get too far ahead of themselves.
Rodgers had some choice words for his teammates following their Tuesday training session, particularly the team’s younger players, who failed to run a play that had been drawn up on a card.
“I think it was one of the worst carded sessions we’ve had,” said Rodgers. “I don’t know how you can make it simpler.
“You literally have what the play would be in our terminology of the card and the effort level was very low, especially what I’m accustomed to, having run that period for a number of years.
“It’s not a good start for the carded period for the young guys. I think [DeAngelo] Yancey has really progressed, Geronimo Allison and Jake Kumerow. But everybody else was poor.”
While Rodgers was quick to point out which players had impressed him, the veteran quarterback decided against naming and shaming the players that had disappointed. Rodgers did admit however, that he is no longer as patient as he once was.
“I’m getting older and grumpier. I’ve been at this for a long time. I’m tired, too; we’re all a little tired.” said the 34-year-old.
“When you get a little tired, the fuse gets a little shorter. Again you’re in like the 14th play of a 14-play drive and you’ve got low effort level and a missed assignment, that’s a little frustrating.”