Over the weekend, an exclusive interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Among the most interesting things Rodgers had to say were his comments on young wide receiver Randall Cobb. “I think he can be a 100-catch guy,” Rodgers told reporter Tyler Dunne. “We haven’t had that here in a while. But I think he can. I think he’s a special player. As long as he can stay healthy, I think he’s going to be a big-time star for us.” Seeing as Rodgers wields quite a bit of power in how the Packers offense operates, one could argue that he nearly has the ability to make this a self-fulfilling prophecy. The entire interview with Rodgers was very wide ranging and covered many more topics as well. Check it for plenty more from the Packers quarterback.
More on the Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb connection comes from Lombardi Ave.
A feature on undrafted rookie offensive lineman Lane Taylor appears at ESPNMilwaukee.com. “I expected to (be drafted),” Taylor is quoted as saying by Zach Heilprin of ESPNMilwaukee.com. “There’s no way in predicting the draft. I won’t let the draft define me as a player.” Taylor is an intriguing player when you consider he received the largest signing bonus of any undrafted Packers rookie this season. Given the lack of depth at the guard position in Green Bay, he has a real chance of making a run at a roster spot.
Yet another article was written on Mike Neal’s transition to the outside linebacker position by Lori Nickel of the Journal Sentinel. “I knew that they wanted me to kind of do both; it’s just the variety I didn’t know until I got here,” Neal is quoted as saying. “One day I’m inside, one day I’m outside. One day I’m backpedaling, one day I’m sacking the quarterback. I’m still trying to figure it out for myself, really.” I tend to think that Neal will only be used sparingly at outside linebacker, such as goal-line situations or prevent-defense situations, and the attention this story has received has been overblown. Maybe I’ll be proven wrong, however. Wouldn’t be the first time.
Packers president Mark Murphy goes into detail on the team’s offseason program in his monthly column on the team’s official website.
Defensive lineman B.J. Raji is the subject of a feature published at the Green Bay Press-Gazette over the weekend.
A column on offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga appeared in the Press-Gazette as well.
Taking a closer look at the Sam Shields situation is a blog post at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
Video: Curly Lambeau checks in at No. 10 on ESPN’s list of the best coaches in NFL history…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email email@example.com.