Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ripped into some of the team’s young receivers for poor effort in practice this week and his comments seemed to hit home with fifth-round pick Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Valdes-Scantling wasn’t singled out by Rodgers, but he wasn’t one of the three receivers who the quarterback praised so it doesn’t take much to read between the lines. Valdes-Scantling caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown against the Titans on Thursday night and said after the game that he took what Rodgers, who didn’t play, said to heart.
“That’s our quarterback,” Valdes-Scantling said, via ESPN.com. “So whenever he says we’re not doing a good job, we have to own up to it and say, ‘OK, we have to be better.’ Came out the next practice and we were definitely better. But you know when the leader says you’ve got to pick it up, that’s what you do….