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Cheese Curds, 5/30: Adams’ leadership, Jones’ reshaped body should boost Packers’ offense

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Aaron Jones no longer has that belly that Aaron Rodgers joked about last season after cutting all the junk food out of his diet.

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The Green Bay Packers’ premier offensive weapons are looking forward to a new start in 2019, but two of those players are going about it in somewhat different ways.

Pro Bowl wideout Davante Adams is immersing himself in a new playbook, learning everything he can from head coach Matt LaFleur both during practice and outside of it. As the unquestioned leader in the receiver room, it’s Adams’ responsibility to help the younger players at his position develop, a charge he has embraced thoroughly.

His work and rapport with LaFleur can only help that leadership role. It’s leadership by example, as the young players see him working hard to perfect his craft, but he also will have lessons to pass along to those players as a result.

Meanwhile, Aaron Jones is excited about the new scheme as well, but he might be more excited about the changes he has made to his body. The Packers’ running back focused on reshaping himself in the offseason, adding muscle, power, and strength to his lower body. Hopefully these changes will keep him from having the MCL issues that ended both of his first two seasons while making him even more explosive and difficult to tackle. After all — the main run concepts in this scheme fit him perfectly, so keeping him healthy all season will be a priority.

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Adams talked this week about being a mentor to the younger receivers on the Packers' roster, and how his relationship with Matt LaFleur can help trickle lessons down to those players.

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Meanwhile, Adams revealed that Allison has been lined up in the slot "a lot," which fits with what we have been expecting at APC. Interestingly, Adams says that Allison's skill set is "similar" to Randall Cobb's, despite the two being built very differently.

Matt LaFleur provides a taste of Packers’ red-zone offense in up-tempo OTA practice | Packersnews.com
The Packers aren’t working on the run game much right now, since players can’t hit or tackle, but LaFleur installed some intriguing red zone concepts that should make Aaron Rodgers and company happy inside the 20 this year.

From candy to quinoa to carries: Packers' Aaron Jones ready for new offense - ESPN
Speaking of the run game, Jones has completely revamped his diet, cutting out junk food and reportedly cutting his body fat percentage in half while keeping his weight at 205 pounds. The hardest part for him was the candy, though; who can't relate to that?

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A truck drove into this house, which is more than 100 years old, last Wednesday. Then on Saturday, another car plowed into the truck, which was still lodged in the house, driving it further into the building before both vehicles were finally removed yesterday.