Packers QB Jordan Love Aims to Show More Progress This Preseason

This is a critical preseason for Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love. The third-year man out of Utah State has a lot to prove to the team that traded up to select him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. With Aaron Rodgers back and now playing under a new contract, Love knows that barring injury, training camp and the preseason will be his biggest chances to show the coaching staff and his teammates what he can do. Thus far, things seem to be going well for Love.

When the Packers added Love to their team, they knew he needed time to develop into a quality NFL quarterback. The physical tools were there. Love has a strong arm and good mobility. He also showed leadership in college and had the ability to make all the throws needed to be successful at the next level. He also had the football intelligence necessary to play in the NFL.

While the tools were there, scouts acknowledged Love needed to work on different aspects of his game to realize that potential. He needed to work on his footwork and form, had to improve his ability to read defenses and make decisions. The offense he'd be running in Green Bay was also going to be a lot more complex than what he ran at Utah State and he would have to adjust to that difference.

Things weren't easy for Love in his rookie year. There were no in-person OTAs or preseason games because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Controversy swirled around the team as the Aaron Rodgers drama with the front office played out in the locker room and in the press. He was the team's third-string quarterback in 2020 and did not play a snap during the regular season.

In 2021, Love was promoted to the team's primary backup quarterback. He even made his first NFL start in Kansas City and struggled in a 13-7 loss to the Chiefs. The Chiefs blitzed early and often and Love was not always able to adjust and make a play. There was definitely progress being made, but Love was a long way off from being ready to be a reliable starter.

This year, Love has gotten off to a good start in training camp. He has looked better in some key areas during practice. Love's footwork appears to be better and more consistent. He has thrown the ball with more zip and confidence and appears to be doing a better job on his reads before the ball is snapped. His arm strength remains an asset but because of his confidence, the ball is traveling even faster and with more authority. He is more decisive and that helps inspire the confidence of his coaches and teammates.

"I think it does show growth, just to be able to trust that I know where the receiver is going to be, with pressure in my face, and still try to slow it down a little bit to focus on where I need to put the ball," Love told reporters earlier this week. "[Previously] I wasn't going to make those throws under pressure. I might just try to escape and throw the ball away. But being able to trust where the receiver is going to be, it comes down to that."

Love seems a lot more self-assured right now and it shows on the field and in the locker room. Head coach Matt LaFleur has taken notice of Love's progress as well. "I think that might have been one of his best practices we've seen in three years," LaFleur said after Tuesday's practice. "He made some big-time throws with pressure in his face. Some of those are questionable whether or not he’d have an opportunity to get them off but no, I thought he had a nice day. Now the key is to continue that, that consistency is what we want to see."

Practice is one thing but game situations are something else. Love needs to continue to show that what he's done in practice is the new normal we can expect from him in game situations. Friday's Family Night at Lambeau Field is the next step, followed by three preseason games where Love is expected to start and play most of the game.

GM Brian Gutekunst has a big decision to make next offseason. He has to decide whether to pick up Love's fifth-year option and whether Love is the man he wants to take over when Aaron Rodgers decides to retire. Love appears to have taken a step forward so far in training camp. Now he has to show he can do it against other teams in game situations. The next few weeks will be critical for Love and will help determine his future with the Green Bay Packers.

 

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Coldworld's picture

August 04, 2022 at 12:22 pm

Yes. Love is all potential at this point. As he comes off his second preseason he needs to start showing why he’s here. It sounds like he’s taking strides. We will see.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 04, 2022 at 12:58 pm

CW,
Agreed!

Now is the time for Jordan to start showing he has more than potential. He has to start stacking some success along with some production. Jordan is still very young at 23 years of age, which is a few years younger than some of the Packer rookies like Wyatt who is 25 years of age. I am not looking for Jordan to be a star in 2022 ( be nice), but I am looking for him to show significant improvement. Jordan will continue to develop for several more years so I am not going to have unrealistic expectations, nor should anyone else. The only way Jordan can fast track his talent is by experience on game day & unfortunately that would mean Rodgers would be injured.

I have been a big supporter of Jordan and will continue until he shows he is incapable of being 'the man'. It is only my belief but I think Love is going to legitimately become a talented QB in the NFL, which is why Gutey will pick up his 5th year option. Bank on it!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:04 pm

Can Love show enough progress in preseason with a talented team around him he can win games until an injured Rodgers returns? That might be this camp/preseason barometer.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:37 pm

Hard to say cuz he wont be playing with many starters (if any) during the preseason.

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LLCHESTY's picture

August 04, 2022 at 09:14 pm

I don't think you can take much from the preseason games. Teams don't blitz or stunt much of at all and the coverages are all vanilla. Rodgers brought it up today.

https://twitter.com/JuMosq/status/1554982727262171136?t=Kgu4FqcJHkONXG9L...

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Coldworld's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:10 am

You can take a lot from preseason. Rodgers showed his growth against just such vanilla Ds, which gave him fits in his first two preseasons. Sure, it doesn’t make you ready to be an MVP, but not does a season. Rodgers doesn’t need to play for himself, but he does need to play with his new cast of players. Love needs to play and we will learn a lot from that.

Newman showed us a good example of the limited nature of the test, but to read that as important things can’t be learned from preseason is to fly in the face of common sense.

In practice players know each other, their tendencies and often the plays since they repeat them. They also don’t all play as physically or as motivatedly as often (especially the veteran starters). That too can be misleading. That was a problem highlighted in game one last year when a team did not comply with our expectations of their approach.

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T7Steve's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:02 pm

Hope we can make it 3 for 3 in quarterbacks. Just to think of the rest of the NFC North saying "Not again! Another generation of being dominated?"

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Bure9620's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:41 pm

I'm confident

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Swisch's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:23 pm

Jordan Love is a keeper!
At least that's my sense of things based on the little evidence available.
As I remember the Chiefs game last season, he did very well standing up to much harassment by the opposing defense with composure and determination, persevering to complete a touchdown pass late in the game.
Also, he seemed good against the Lions in the last game of the regular season.
All the while he's been with the Packers, he's handled a difficult situation with all the theatrics of Aaron Roders in a highly poised and professional manner.
It seems he has all the tools to play quarterback, as well as the determination, perhaps comparable in some ways and to some extent to the likes of Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, and Justin Herbert.
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Not to belabor the point, but after two straight offseasons of petty and petulant holdouts by Rodgers, I'd much prefer Love to be our guy at quarterback for the Packers this season.
As long as Rodgers stays a Packer, though, I'll be rooting for him to get his act together as a true leader, and to go out with a Super Bowl,
In that case, I'd keep Love around for a season or two to eventually replace Rodgers, and in case of injury to Rodges, as long as Love wants to stay rather than going to another team for an opportunity to start.
This preseason, I truly hope the fans get behind Love with enthusiasm to aid him in his promising efforts to succeed as an NFL quarterback.
My hunch is that he has the potential to be one of the best in the league, top ten, perhaps even top five.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 04, 2022 at 06:41 pm

100% with you regarding your post Swisch!

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Coldworld's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:33 am

Glad to see you posting with vigor Swish. Hope the recovery is going well.

I’m excited to see Love. He’s made some throws even detractors have had to admit being awed by. He’s shown velocity and accuracy and decisiveness. He’s also still capable of being rattled. The point is he’s able to do things few QBs can, is capable of being consistently accurate and throwing touch and deep throws. If he can learn better pocket awareness and learn to handle the times when he does get rattled better, he’s proved he has the arm—despite what many here have said over and over.

In 2006 I started to get excited by Rodgers. He was still bad that preseason. He would get rattled, rush decisions at times but then he did things that stood out. Small things, a throw here, a read there. I see a lot of the same questions with Love. The next year Rodgers looked calmer, more decisive and he looked really good. He was rattled less, more aware of the D and the periods of poor decisions were dramatically reduced while the great plays increased as a result. A year later he was a starter and pretty good. A year later he was what we now remember.

I took a lot of flack for supporting Rodgers’ potential in ‘06 and 07 and had to admit that it was not yet realized. That’s the thing, potential isn’t excellence until it’s no longer potential. It seems likely to me that Love is now at the same point Rodgers was around that time. From what I’ve heard so far, he’s starting to look very similar.

However, I’m going to wait till I’ve seen it for myself before being confident. This preseason won’t be perfect, though it might be better than Rodgers second stat wise, but it’s how he gets there that will be telling.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:40 am

Good post CW!

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Swisch's picture

August 05, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Thanks much for your concern, Coldworld, and I'm grateful to say it seems I'm gradually regaining strength. It's odd to have to use a cane to steady myself, for example, but I'm doing well on my short walks.
As usual, I appreciate your good comment, as well.
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As for Love, with the help of your thoughts: On the one hand, it seems he'll have to be a starter for a season or two before we really know. Some young QBs like Trubisky and Griffin III actually start off strong but then fade away.
On the other hand, Love seems just as talented or more so than many of the top college quarterbacks that have come out of the draft in recent years, and he's had the benefit of a long apprenticeship on the sidelines to hone his craft.
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Only a fairly long time will tell if Love can become a presence of poise in the pocket, although it seems even the great quarterbacks will struggle when the pressure is consistently fierce.
Another long-term question is whether Love has the determination to consistently compete with energy and focus game after game, season after season.
So, I can't really be all that sure about Love right now, but only make my best prediction based on the little I already know about his promise.
What I'm hoping is that the coaches give him every advantage in succeeding, and the fans give him every encouragement.

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splitpea1's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:31 pm

Though Love flopped (but at least he didn't scramble at the first sign of trouble, which there was plenty of) vs. KC, he didn't look bad in the season finale vs. Detroit-- just terribly victimized by his butterfingers receivers (Davis, Winfree, Amari). He should have started and played the entire game, but inexcusably did not.

Aaron Rodgers recently made some affirmative comments regarding Love's attention to his footwork and the fundamentals, so that's also encouraging.

Love had a good preseason last year, didn't he? Really the only way to measure progress is to see how well he performs when he gets his opportunity in a game that counts.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 04, 2022 at 06:44 pm

Split,
Actually, Jordan got injured in preseason and missed a couple games last year. Between a wash out covid year in 2020, and his injury in pre-season last year he actually has missed out on a lot of opportunities. This is why some of us posters think Love has gotten a bad rap. He just needs opportunities to play and gain experience.

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Bure9620's picture

August 05, 2022 at 03:46 am

I think Kansas City was more a failure of not adjusting to KC's defense. The focus was on Love but KC blitzed him like crazy brought 6 or 7. You know spagnolo would. MLF had a poor game plan for his young QB and adjusted poorly as well in game.

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Bure9620's picture

August 05, 2022 at 03:47 am

I think Kansas City was more a failure of not adjusting to KC's defense. The focus was on Love but KC blitzed him like crazy brought 6 or 7. You know spagnolo would. MLF had a poor game plan for his young QB and adjusted poorly as well in game.

Another double post, not sure why.

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Bure9620's picture

August 04, 2022 at 01:44 pm

Jordan Love has the tools to succeed. Great arm. Throws with velocity pretty effortlessly, now his footwork sounds much better. He isnt't rushed to plY too early. He just needs to let it rip. He can be a good QB.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

August 04, 2022 at 02:41 pm

I'm excited to see him at Family Night and in the PS. Love still looked pretty raw last year but there is clearly potential.

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jont's picture

August 04, 2022 at 02:44 pm

There's a pretty high bar set for Love, and with good reason. Not only is he coming after Favre and Rodgers but he's had as good an intro to the league as any QB could want: three seasons of learning and practice before being thrown into the storm.

A first round pick with the prep he's getting will be expected to deliver pretty much right away, and if 12 hangs it up after this season Love will inherit a strong running game, young receivers with some experience, and a top defense.

I wonder how much patience there will be if he's not a star.

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Coldworld's picture

August 04, 2022 at 03:47 pm

Hopefully the same amount shown to Rodgers in his second preseason

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Turophile's picture

August 05, 2022 at 02:37 am

Well Jont, regarding your last sentence, expecting a star is too much on a guys shoulders. If he is a functional QB who is in the upper half of starting QBs in the league (even if just barely) I would deem the pick as a success.

Drafting a star at QB is ridiculously difficult. It's even tougher when the guy you choose is not taken until pick 26, in round 1, instead of a top 10 or top 5 overall pick.

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canadapacker's picture

August 04, 2022 at 03:29 pm

Scott Tolzein Matt Flynn Hundley all went to be other teams starters and flopped. Why is this guy any different and he is only a few picks higher than Brian Broom. The proof will be in the pudding and the odds are not in his favor because after Wolfe left our backups have been failures away from GBay

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Coldworld's picture

August 04, 2022 at 03:49 pm

Flynn’s arm went. The others were not seriously expected to blossom by most. Different level of talent.

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canadapacker's picture

August 04, 2022 at 04:36 pm

Totally disagree and all one has to do is look at Carolina today and at the last 5 years of first round flops. I would not be up on the GB Packers scouts or QB development program since Holmgren it has been the same as our special teams. Horrible case closed. And just saying the proof is in the pudding and factor in the Covid not developing year.

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Coldworld's picture

August 04, 2022 at 05:50 pm

Tolzein and Hundley were low cost backups to Rodgers while the team had other needs. Not great but understandable and, ultimately not needed long term. Flynn was a great example of development—the last MM QB school grad I think, before the CBA ended that. Holmgren was long gone by that point. Fortunately for Flynn, he got his big contract, but unfortunately his arm went into rapid decline.

If you are arguing that TT didn’t invest in QBs the way that Wolf did, I doubt there’s an argument. But he started with Favre and then picked his replacement in his first draft. After Rodgers took over we had other priorities. But I don’t blame the scouts in recent years for the quality of QBs we have had in. We had been in the bargain bin business until Gute grabbed Love. Love is a guy with great upside and questions. The first time we’ve had one of those since Rodgers—who was a post Holmgren pick well developed.

Seems to me more akin to us grabbing Walker at OLB and then blaming the coaches for not having developed such a prospect in years. Just don’t know where you are going with this or how you are getting there or, really, any logical connection between it and Love.

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LeotisHarris's picture

August 04, 2022 at 05:01 pm

Remember what Abraham Lincoln said, canadapacker. "When the proof is in the pudding and odds are not in your favor, open a window and make lemonade."

I look for Jordan Love to give 110% and cross the Rubicon well before dark just to prove the pundits wrong.

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Handsback's picture

August 04, 2022 at 05:44 pm

Will he have to cross the Jordan river on foot, or use the Love train, that is the question?

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LLCHESTY's picture

August 04, 2022 at 09:23 pm

Lincoln was on the same hypno juice Rodgers drinks?

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Guam's picture

August 04, 2022 at 05:47 pm

And none of the QBs you mentioned were developed under Gutekunst/LaFleur. They were all products of the Thompson/McCarthy regime. I see no reason to believe the Gutekunst/LaFleur regime will automatically provide the same performance as Thompson/McCarthy.

I'm not sure what the Packers have in Love just yet, but a blanket assessment of failure just because he was not part of Wolfes regime seems a stretch.

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LambeauPlain's picture

August 04, 2022 at 06:34 pm

The QB development program in GB led to two consecutive MVPs and I believe that coaching also benefited Love.

CFL fans really know their football... proclaiming Love a flop after 6 quarters of NFL regular season play in two years.

I feel very good about Jordan Love and the coaching he has received that is showing up in Camp this year.

(By the way, it is "Brohm" (who played 4 years in the CFL) and "Wolf".)

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T7Steve's picture

August 05, 2022 at 07:27 am

They have A-Rod's original quarterbacks coach back now too (can't remember his name). That may be the real reason for his footwork and improvement this year. As long as he doesn't turn the ball over it will work. Of course, Favre was great and turned the ball over a lot.

With a good defense he only has to be as good as Eli Manning to win Super Bowls,

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PatrickGB's picture

August 04, 2022 at 04:04 pm

I think that following Aaron as QB is tough. He will never be as good. Yet he can be adequate and do well once he gets his confidence. It’s got to be tough to be in the same room with an elite player knowing that you will never be as good. Yet if Rodgers is gone for good then a lot of money can be spent on building a team around him. Improvement is good and now he has a coach to speed that up.

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Coldworld's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:41 am

For many it took Rodgers years to be as “good”
as Favre. What matters is what is any QB delivering in light of those around him. Deliver and suddenly you wake up to consensus adulation. The same could happen to Love if he gets a chance and delivers. He will be rich and famous if he gets even close. He will still have plenty bemoaning how he’s not Rodgers even if he’s not actually playing in the league and against his predecessor, as Rodgers had to.

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Coldworld's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:42 am

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Handsback's picture

August 04, 2022 at 05:16 pm

Favre was a great QB. Rodgers was not only a great QB, but his skill set is generational. I don't expect Love to be as talented as either Favre or Rodgers, but he can be good enough and maybe great enough to win the Packers a few SBs. At this point Favre and Rodgers have only won one each. You can be disappointed in that or go with the upside that they at least won a SB. There are many SB winning QBs that aren't in the HOF, or will ever be in the HOF. You don't have to be great to win a SB, just better than the other team.

He has a big arm and if he can learn to read defenses...he'll win a lot of games.

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Since'61's picture

August 04, 2022 at 06:38 pm

It’s is difficult to adequately evaluate a QB until
they begin playing in the regular season. They might show improvement during the preseason but they are still playing with the 2s and 3s and they are playing against the opponents 2s and 3s.

Love needs time and a chance to play in real games. Until then it’s all speculation whether he’ll evolve into an effective starting QB or not. Thanks, Since ‘61

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LambeauPlain's picture

August 04, 2022 at 06:43 pm

Hopefully Jordan doesn't take a South American trip with Rodgers to take a "trip and never leave the farm" laying on a mat after taking a psychodelic drug.

Rodgers today claimed the psych trips in SA the last two years were instrumental helping him win the last two MVPs. He says the drug helped him how to "love himself, unconditionally."

OK...really pleased he shared that...on national media. I had to read his comments twice, looking for the punchline. Strange dude. Just win a SB.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 04, 2022 at 06:53 pm

Strange and seemingly never able to get all the attention he needs. Wasn't last year all about his cleansing? LOL!

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August 04, 2022 at 07:58 pm

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Packerlifer's picture

August 04, 2022 at 08:26 pm

The stuff Rodgers was using can be dangerous. Even if outside the U.S. I expect the league is going to be investigating this. Stay tuned for more Rodgers drama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67V9DI2LfAw

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August 04, 2022 at 09:31 pm

I wouldn't trust Cownerd as far as I could throw him.

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Coldworld's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:47 am

It’s active ingredient is a class 1 proscribed substance DMT, however, if taken where legal and not detected or prohibited by the league, I’m not sure that they have much comeback except for possibly asserting actions detrimental to the league. I had the same reaction, but, on reflection, I just can’t see the league wading into anything like that.

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stockholder's picture

August 05, 2022 at 06:07 pm

Tea is good for you. Especially if it's served by a geisha girl. I wouldn't put anything into this. It's just more character Assignation.
And as far as anything mental. I say it's nothing other than Transcendental Meditation.-- All legal.
And Let's not leave pot out of this. Jordan Love was busted and tested positive with 3 others. The charges were dropped.
Yet; Gutey still wanted to draft him.

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August 05, 2022 at 09:59 pm

Just keep the drunks off your team, how many car crashes killed people?

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Swisch's picture

August 04, 2022 at 08:30 pm

It is more than a little unsettling to have this guy as such a key leader of the team.
How I wish Gute and LaFleur wouldn't put up with his antics.
I'm trying to keep my concerns about him minimal at CHTV, but he makes himself hard to ignore with his melodramas.
I'm rooting for him; hoping for him; praying for him -- for his sake and ours.

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August 04, 2022 at 06:50 pm

Wolf and Harlan changed this organization, especially the way it approaches the QB position. Get a guy, let him learn, and put a good team around him., Gutekunst had ample opportunity to learn this. I’m going to trust what they’re doing until I can’t.

Maybe we should be more like the Bears and spend high picks on QBs, throw them into the fire until they’re well-burnt, and then start over. Again.

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August 04, 2022 at 08:28 pm

I know the standard narrative about Aaron Rodgers is that he was terrible for the first two years. That's not the way I saw it though, even as it was happening. During his rookie preseason, he showed impressive arm strength and mobility. He seemed to be overthinking things and overly hesitant, however. In his second preseason, he was much better, and he actually put together two really good performances. In his third preseason, he was about as good as Favre.

So far Love has been kind of blah. Maybe it's because of the weird way his career has begun, through no fault of his own. He definitely appears to be overthinking, but it's more than that. He really hasn't made any impressive plays. I'm glad to hear that he's throwing the ball with more authority in practice, because that's what needed to happen. I'm hoping he takes a big step in the preseason this year.

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Coldworld's picture

August 05, 2022 at 08:53 am

Your memory is questionable. Check the stats and game reports, and even Rodgers own subsequent assessment of 2006. He was a lot better than 05, flashed occasionally but I disagree on your recollection as a whole.

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August 05, 2022 at 07:37 pm

I had never thought to look back at the stats, so I just did. I had forgotten how much the starters played in the preseason back then. And there were other QBs on the roster too. In the last preseason game, Rodgers was 8 of 15 with a TD, no INTs, and a 91.3 rating. The only other game where he played very much was the first one, in which he was 9 for 11 with an INT and a 75.8 rating. He hardly played in the other two games. In one of them he was 3 of 6 with 2 TDs, no INTs, and a 135.4 rating. In the other, he was 2 of 6 with no TDs or INTs and a 42.4 rating. So statistically he had two good games, as I remembered, but it was an exaggeration to say that he "put together" two good games, because he only threw six passes in one of them. I stand by my overall assessment, though. I think he did more than "flash occasionally." He had some stretches of solid play.

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August 04, 2022 at 08:41 pm

ML needs to have a legit game plan in case Love starts a game...Not a cluster like last season. How about an answer to heavy pressure from opposing teams also. Maybe all out rush on KC's QB a couple times to show some respect.

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Johnblood27's picture

August 05, 2022 at 12:44 am

Having Tom Clements instead of Luke Getsy ( a bares OC?) will give Love the same chance to improve that AR had.

It is sink or swim time for JL. Progress and production, not potential will write the story of his career from this point forward.

Lets get to it, I believe we have number 3 in a row! A solid pre-season performance is a must this year. Next year will be the beginning of the third Reich in GB!

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August 05, 2022 at 05:04 am

Unless Jordan Love gets legitimate regular season game playing opportunities, all he will be is potential. This is not a criticism towards him, it’s just the reality of NFL quarterbacks. There are many who believe Trevor Lawrence is more talented than Love, and who knows, they may be right. However, Lawrence looked absolutely horrible last season and ended the year with 12 TD/17 int, worst in the league. We all know what happened in Jacksonville last year, but Lawrence got actual playing experience, and he will likely benefit from it. He’ll likely have 1-2 more years like last, until they can build a team around him. The point is that most qbs need real game time experience to make the leap. It is rare for young qbs to be successful immediately in the nfl.
Personally, i hope the timing works well with Love. The Pack wins the super bowl, Rodgers retires, and Love takes over. With the talent on this team, including the coaches and front office, the transition would be still be exciting, even though it would be hard without Rodgers.

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August 05, 2022 at 07:43 am

It looks like Jordan Love is and will be evaluate by comparison to AR.

My opinion this is the wrong way. Every person has his own advantages and disadvantages in himself. So, same methods of development will not produce copy of previous, but will produce improvement.

I do not expect, nor demand from Jordan Love to be AR 2. I hope he will be just original Jordan Love and plays to his strengths, not as anybody else. You may simulate others, but rarely you'll achieve same lavel.

I agree with many that we just do not know how good (or bad) Jordan Love can be. My hopes are that Packers will get 3rd excellent QB in the row with him.

I'm also not surprised with his positive development. I connect that development to Tom Clements. The same guy who was foudation to what is AR today.

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August 05, 2022 at 07:43 pm

Why shouldn't he be compared to Rodgers? He was drafted in the first round as Rodgers' replacement--with an unexpected trade up in the draft, to boot. That's a lot of pressure to put on a guy, but that's part of the deal. He seems like a good guy, and I hope he succeeds.

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August 05, 2022 at 09:45 pm

I would rather compare Love to TB12. AR learned not to throw dumb (INT's) from #4. AR had a poor coach in MM who asked his WR's to just get open instead of designing plays for WR's to get open. AR learned to play schoolyard ball running around and throwing kill shots WAY down field...It also cost him not 1 but 2 broken collar bones. AR is one of the most accurate throwers...but he has plenty of bad habits. Rolling the play time down to zero has made many time outs charged that could have been better used late in the game. Spreading the ball around has been the achilles heel along with taking as much CAP space as possible from the TEAM. TB12 takes less money...makes a point to learn other players and explain in depth how far they've come to build them. TB12
fires his team up on the sideline and shows he wants to win. I used to not like Brady but if I wanted to go to and win a super bowl with 1 QB who has a good defense...I would not count him out. That's the prototypical QB Love should really learn from even if by far.

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August 06, 2022 at 08:16 am

Because he is not the same person as Aaron Rodgers. We are all unique indivisuals (by minds, thoughts, interests, as well as by our physical tools). We may be compared by the results, but not by the path to achieve those results. Jordan Love should play to his abilities not try to be copy of somebody else.

If you do not understand that, you'll never be able to evaluate properly any person. There is no way you will get from one person what you get or got from another one. There is no duplicates.

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August 06, 2022 at 09:55 am

The main focus for anyone wanting to achieve a greater plane in life is humility to know you don't know it all and learn from your own failings and others. Develop a path to not repeat the same mistakes and move forward with life. I don't want a carbon copy of AR. We have a good all around TEAM to support whoever is behind center...And I believe other QB's could have taken our team further the last few years. Hopefully Love will get his chance to be the Starting QB in the future. Wish him all the best. I'm pretty much done with Narcissistic leadership.

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August 06, 2022 at 07:39 pm

Who ever said that Jordan Love should be a copy of Aaron Rodgers? Not me. That would be ridiculous. I just think it's fair to compare the rate of his progress to Rodgers at the same stage. Love has been slower to develop. Losing that first preseason to COVID damaged his progress, though, so it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. I saw some good throws from Love in the highlights from the Family Night scrimmage, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he looks in the preseason games this year.

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