Earlier this week, Aaron Rodgers called out his unheralded wide receivers for repeat mental mistakes, bad routes and drops.
Established wide receiver, Randall Cobb doubled down saying, in short, perform or else.
The messages were delivered loud and clear, and it’s only a matter of time before we learn if the message yields positive results.
What isn’t going to change is the cast of characters.
The Packers have no choice but to rely on young receivers to balance out a group of veterans that include oft-injured veterans Cobb and Sammy Watkins, and ascending pro Allen Lazard.
The rest of the group features four rookies, two players who have a combined 12 NFL receptions, and Travis Fulgham – signed off waivers this week.
Since Aaron Rodgers arrived in 2005, the Packers have consistently drafted a wide receiver before it was necessary to do so. The cupboard was always stocked.
That changed in 2019 when the Packers ignored the position in a loaded draft.
Now Davante Adams is gone, and players who will be relied upon have yet to take an NFL snap.
Drops, bad routes and mental mistakes be damned…this is the squad.