What to expect from Packers’ receivers vs. Saints in preseason

Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers - Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite a couple of rough practices from the Green Bay Packers‘ young receivers, they have been impressive when it comes to live game action.

Rookie Romeo Doubs had three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco in the team’s first preseason game last week.

Second-year receiver Amari Rodgers was particularly impressive on a 22-yard catch-and-run touchdown. He also had an explosive 51-yard kick return that set the offense up nicely.

So, what can Packers fans expect from these young receivers against the Saints on Friday night after a tough week of practice?

Sure, fans would love to see a bunch of touchdown receptions and big plays. We got a sample of that last week. But after this week, this game should just be about young receivers doing the right things.

Running the right route repeatedly. No drops. Lining up onside and making sure that they are eligible.

This is a good test for these receivers because it will let Aaron Rodgers know his younger teammates are paying attention.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Romeo Doubs said this week that Rodgers “just wants us to see what he sees”, adding that by doing so, “we can be able to react faster and just be able to dominate and continue to be who we are”.

This is a salty defense that the Packers will be facing Friday night against New Orleans. They are a top-10 unit with great defensive backs. This is a good opportunity for Packers pass-catchers to show what they have learned this week in joint practices.

If Romeo Doubs, Samori Toure, Juwann Winfree, and Amari Rodgers can have a game with no mental errors, that would be a dream for this Green Bay offense.

Playing with great effort, running hard, and being in the right spot will help this offense flourish. These receivers do not need to stuff the stat sheet necessarily. They just need to take what they have learned from Rodgers, especially from this week, and go play football.