Rasul Douglas is everything the Green Bay Packers need.
He delivers on the field, isn't afraid to speak his mind, and is a leader. Douglas' presence in the locker room is so important for a young Packers team.
Douglas is playing his part each week. He has broken up six passes and made an interception in the opening five games of the regular season, earning an excellent 83.7 PFF grade.
And he expects the best out of his teammates. No excuses. Douglas gave a brutally honest but fair answer when asked about the Packers' struggling offense.
Rasul Douglas believes there should be no excuses for Packers offense
After the loss to Las Vegas, Jaire Alexander said the defense would need to step up to cover for the offense's struggles. He noted that the young offense is "still figuring out their mojo."
Rasul Douglas was having none of it. Does he agree with Alexander's comments?
"No. Because they're not young. And if they are, they gotta grow up. It ain't no such thing as being young. You had, what, five games? That's enough," said Douglas, according to The Athletic's Matt Schneidman.
It's honest but also fair enough. The Packers do have a young offense, but there are enough experienced veterans like Aaron Jones, Elgton Jenkins, Jon Runyan, and AJ Dillon. Jordan Love hasn't played much, but he is in year four.
The Packers have the youngest roster in the NFL. There are going to be ups and downs. But with so many inexperienced players, it's even more important to have leaders like Douglas—someone who isn't afraid to say what his teammates need to hear.
Douglas doesn't just talk a good game. He takes that same energy into every matchup and understandably expects the same from the rest of the roster.