Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers complimented the team’s receiving corps early in training camp and had particularly strong things to say about rookie Romeo Doubs’ work in the opening sessions.
Rodgers was less effusive about the wideouts when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday. Rodgers noticed the work of the team’s younger wide-ends in last week’s preseason opener, where he sat outside, and Tuesday’s joint practice against the Saints lacked the sharpness he would like to see from the group.
“The young guys, especially young receivers, we need to be a lot more consistent,” Rodgers said via ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky. “A lot of drops, a lot of wrong route decisions, wrong driving. We have to get better in that area.”
Doubs had drops in both the game and practice, although Rodgers said he didn’t pick him even though Doubs’ drop came on ‘my best throw of the day’. The quarterback went on to say that “the most reliable guys” will get the nod in the regular season and that seems to favor more experienced options like Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Sammy Watkins out of the gate.