Following yesterday's open OTA practice at Clarke Hinkle Field, several of the Green Bay Packers spoke to reporters. One of the themes coming out of the player interviews revolves around the team's young wide receivers and the significant strides they have taken in the mental aspects of the game from their rookie years until now.
In addition to talented young wideouts, the team is loaded with talent at cornerback, but harnessing that talent will be a full-time job for their position coach. Just how far they have to go remains to be seen, but Joe Whitt Jr. certainly feels he has a tough task ahead of him. I would argue that he may have the single toughest job in Green Bay for the 2015 season, and it might be the most important to the Packers' success this year.
Challenged last year, Davante Adams has Rodgers excited | ESPN Wisconsin
In training camp a year ago, Aaron Rodgers was insistent that his young receivers needed to catch up to the veterans in the aspects of football. This year, Adams is earning praise from his quarterback instead of criticism.
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis strives to earn Aaron Rodgers' trust | ESPN
It's like that article above, but with a different second-year receiver. This time it's Janis, who has been seeing a lot of first-team reps while Jordy Nelson sits out team drills while recovering from hip surgery.
Scott Tolzien has firm grasp on No. 2 quarterback spot | JSOnline
Hey, remember how chaotic and disappointing the backup quarterback battle was in the summer of 2013? There's none of that this year.
Packers announce changes to training staff | Packers.com
The Packers named Pepper Burruss Director of Sports Medicine Administration and promoted Bryan Engel to Head Athletic Trainer this week.
Sam Shields says Green Bay Packers CBs 'better' than in '14; coach not so sure | FOX Sports
Shields says there is more talent in the room, but he must be referring to physical talent; after all, Joe Whitt says he has "a bunch of guys that don't know how to play football right now."
Letroy Guion now has to stay pot-free | Packersnews.com
The Packers' defensive tackle told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn't think he will miss smoking, and that "it's mind over matter." Here's hoping that he's right and that he can avoid any urges to smoke again in the future.
You can finally get on a party ship to the Bahamas with Rob Gronkowski - SBNation.com
I can't help feeling like this is a TERRIBLE idea.