There probably is no better quarterback in the NFL to learn from than Aaron Rodgers. His backups have a great opportunity to develop their game under him (and a coaching staff that knows a thing or two about developing QBs).
Today's curds feature a few pieces on the Green Bay Packers' backup QBs. One has impressed in his third year with the team, while another is trying to get up to speed in the offense and in the NFL in general. Growing pains are to be expected, however, and are apparently not yet a cause for major concern. However, Brett Hundley does still have to show enough in preseason action to fend off Matt Blanchard for the third-string quarterback job.
We've got that and much more in today's curds.
Scott Tolzien is learning it all from Aaron Rodgers | Packers.com
That includes Rodgers' cadence and ability to draw opponents offsides; Tolzien did just that late in practice on Monday, getting a lineman to jump and taking a shot to Myles White for a long touchdown.
Green Bay Packers not alarmed by Brett Hundley's early struggles - ESPN
The rookie quarterback has shown signs of improvement recently, especially in red zone drills. However, his quarterbacks coach sounds like he expected the growing pains that Hundley has displayed over the first week of camp.
Play of Packers' young cornerbacks helps ease concerns | JSOnline
Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and LaDarius Gunter are definitely the top young options at this point. With Randall playing outside in the dime package, Casey Hayward is allowed to move back into the slot.
Ron Zook feels revitalized on special teams | Packersnews.com
After his coaching stints at Florida and Illinois, Zook needed some time away from that part of the game. Now he's back to his high-energy self, and he's happy to be in charge of one unit instead of an entire team.
Return engagement | ESPN Wisconsin
Based on the early snaps in camp and the players' track records, it seems obvious at this point that the Packers will use Micah Hyde as the primary punt returner and Ty Montgomery on kickoffs.
The Packers Will Change NFL Red Zone Passing Perceptions | Cheesehead TV
This is one reason why the Packers paid Randall Cobb - his ability to find open space in the end zone, even when space is compressed near the goal line, is a great weapon for Aaron Rodgers.
Cowboys, Ravens lead the NFL's top offensive lines - NFL - SI.com
And the Packers sneak into the top five at #4. Bonus factoid for Badgers fans - four of the top five feature a former Wisconsin player as a starter, with the Packers being the only one on the list without a Badger lineman.