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Great start to the upcoming season. Near 100% attendance. Only player not there is due to a personal reason.

Love what Love had to say about attending:

"That’s just something that I’ve always done, trying to be here, get the reps in, get the work in with the guys and just start building that chemistry and getting ready for the season.”

Setting such a great example and leadership we haven't had in GB for the last few years. Some made excuses for Rodgers, but not attending has an effect.

From the few clips released:

Jaire looked great and was running a drill with McKinney

Reed look so fast and smooth and perfect throw by Love.

Watson was shown doing a short route.

Sounds like Morgan was at RT - Tom is out with Pec injury, and I am sure that influenced that. He will be back for opener, but I think that means he won't be switching positions as he would have enough reps under his belt.
 

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Thanks Amish. Also read that when asked if he would play this season under his current contract Love said I don't know, that will bear some watching
 

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I just can't see them doing that. I am hopeful that they will get it done.
 
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Thanks Amish. Also read that when asked if he would play this season under his current contract Love said I don't know, that will bear some watching
Didn't see or hear that. Is that truncated from this quote?

"don't really know what's going on, but we'll see,” Love said of his contract talks. “But I'm not going to get into too much contract stuff.”

Which sounded more to me like he didn't know what was going on and his agent was doing the negotiations. That he is focusing on football and not money.

But there could be another quote out there.
 

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Well it's kind of a stalemate between Tua and Jordan to see who flinches first. The second guy will get the bigger contract.
 

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Didn't see or hear that. Is that truncated from this quote?

"don't really know what's going on, but we'll see,” Love said of his contract talks. “But I'm not going to get into too much contract stuff.”

Which sounded more to me like he didn't know what was going on and his agent was doing the negotiations. That he is focusing on football and not money.

But there could be another quote out there.
Sounds more like "I know you want a response but I'm not going to answer that" type of quote. The art of media evasion. Answer without answering, deflect, obfuscate, deny.
 
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Sounds more like "I know you want a response but I'm not going to answer that" type of quote. The art of media evasion. Answer without answering, deflect, obfuscate, deny.
Weird. Now I am getting the same take you have when I reread it.

I can read it either way based on what I want to hear.
 

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Didn't see or hear that. Is that truncated from this quote?

"don't really know what's going on, but we'll see,” Love said of his contract talks. “But I'm not going to get into too much contract stuff.”

Which sounded more to me like he didn't know what was going on and his agent was doing the negotiations. That he is focusing on football and not money.

But there could be another quote out there.
I didn't see that full qoute in the article I read Amish, and I can't find it now. I would think that Love would want to cover himself in case of injury. But it is probably him holding things up and respect to waiting to see what everyone else is getting
 
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Well it's kind of a stalemate between Tua and Jordan to see who flinches first. The second guy will get the bigger contract.
Tua and Love have the same agency now, Athletes First. Not the same agent, though.

Same agency as Dak Prescott as well.
 

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That's like buying a Lamborghini. Sounds great at first but who wants the price tag and all of the maintenance headaches. Just rent one for a night and drive your Ford/Chevy/Dodge/Honda/Toyota happily. :D
 

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Love is sure saying and doing all the right things. He's 25 years old, it would be really easy at that age to get frustrated, to see the massive contracts handed out in the last 12 months to other QB's and be sour about it. He has a good perspective and can clearly see the big picture / long game. I read the Athletic and his contract comes up often, it's an overwhelming consensus it'll get done and it'll work for both sides, it just needs to go through the process. In the meantime, really pleased with the leadership Love is showing. Not surprised but pleased for sure.
 

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That's like buying a Lamborghini. Sounds great at first but who wants the price tag and all of the maintenance headaches. Just rent one for a night and drive your Ford/Chevy/Dodge/Honda/Toyota happily. :D
I like your advice but do you think my wife will allow me to hire the hot "escort" to take to my 50th class reunion if I promise to return to her the next day?
 

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I like your advice but do you think my wife will allow me to hire the hot "escort" to take to my 50th class reunion if I promise to return to her the next day?
As long as its a stolen Ford escort she might not mind. If you had something else in mind with hot "escort" then I can't say.
 

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In the meantime, really pleased with the leadership Love is showing. Not surprised but pleased for sure.
So is Lafleur. I saw a press conference on NFL Network just last night where he made not just one but several comments about what a huge difference it is to have a quarterback who actually shows up for the optional workouts to help the whole team get off to the best possible start - how nice it is to have that kind of quarterback for a change, with that kind of leadership. How much better the team will be because of it.

He didn't pull any punches; obviously stopped short of saying "yeah, I'm talkin' bout you, Aaron Rodgers", but there was no doubt what he was saying. Also pointed out that Love made it a point to text most (if not all) of the draft choices shortly after they were announced, welcoming them to Green Bay. In fairness, it sounded like he said Rodgers used to do the same thing, but he said the rookies in camp were really impressed that one of the first people they heard from in the whole organization was the star quarterback - even defensive players; not just the other guys on the offense.

I'm sure things like this are not going unnoticed in the contract negotiations, either. Lafleur's just crazy about the guy; head over heels for him.
 

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I recall AR12 saying and doing "the right things" his first half dozen seasons as the leader too. We'll need to wait and see if the 35yo JL10 would rather spend April or May in Green Bay instead of Palm Springs or Monaco.
 

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I recall AR12 saying and doing "the right things" his first half dozen seasons as the leader too. We'll need to wait and see if the 35yo JL10 would rather spend April or May in Green Bay instead of Palm Springs or Monaco.
Both Favre and Rodgers seemed to succumb to the ego in the second half of their careers. By that time, they each had a Super Bowl ring though. Ego or not, hopefully Love can get a ring or more in the first half of his career.
 

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I recall AR12 saying and doing "the right things" his first half dozen seasons as the leader too. We'll need to wait and see if the 35yo JL10 would rather spend April or May in Green Bay instead of Palm Springs or Monaco.
Good point. I get that these guys live lavish lifestyles, but they're still athletes and need to workout all year. So the partying is certainly there, but not at the Johnny Manziel level. We saw how that worked out.

Regardless of where a guy is in his career, I think he would always want to be there with his team. Is it so hard to give up a few weeks and go to GB for some relatively easy work? A leader is a leader and does what it takes. I'd be interested to know how Tom Brady handled these very early sessions. Did he attend? I really don't know.
 

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I like your advice but do you think my wife will allow me to hire the hot "escort" to take to my 50th class reunion if I promise to return to her the next day?

I have a hunch your wife would say exactly what my wife would say. "Do as you see fit. We can talk about it by texts in the morning, when you stop by to pick your clothes up off the front lawn."
 

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Love is sure saying and doing all the right things. He's 25 years old, it would be really easy at that age to get frustrated, to see the massive contracts handed out in the last 12 months to other QB's and be sour about it.
I'm certain that Love knows that his payday is coming.
 
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Regardless of where a guy is in his career, I think he would always want to be there with his team. Is it so hard to give up a few weeks and go to GB for some relatively easy work? A leader is a leader and does what it takes. I'd be interested to know how Tom Brady handled these very early sessions. Did he attend? I really don't know.
Brady began skipping some OTA’s in 2018. Although he was about 40 years old and had a handful of SB Wins. Brady attended OTA’s for the bulk of his career though.
I remember that being mentioned as a topic of discussion after Rodgers skipped OTA’s just a couple seasons ago.

For me personally the willingness to show or not show is more situational. One could argue had #12 had better timing there’s a realistic probability we win 1 more game. Aaron Rodgers last throw in a GB uniform was to a Rookie Wideout for an INT. I’d argue that 0.1-0.2 seconds better timing likely scores us a TD in week 18. Instead it got us an INT an early exit and likely was the catalyst for sending #12 packing.

Skip OTA’s is fine. The result of Finishing that season below .500 and with an INT is unacceptable
 
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Brady began skipping some OTA’s in 2018. Although he was about 40 years old and had a handful of SB Wins. Brady attended OTA’s for the bulk of his career though.
I remember that being mentioned as a topic of discussion after Rodgers skipped OTA’s just a couple seasons ago.

For me personally the willingness to show or not show is more situational. One could argue had #12 had better timing there’s a realistic probability we win 1 more game. Aaron Rodgers last throw in a GB uniform was to a Rookie Wideout for an INT. I’d argue that 0.1-0.2 seconds better timing likely scores us a TD in week 18. Instead it got us an INT an early exit and likely was the catalyst for sending #12 packing.

Skip OTA’s is fine. The result of Finishing that season below .500 and with an INT is unacceptable
OTAs are such a small investment of time, and every year there are rookies and other new players. If a team is lucky or good enough to have an elite QB, that guy is the leader of the team. I just think it shows some class and teamwork to show up. These guys retire around 40 very wealthy. They have plenty of time to do whatever they want then.
 

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Brady began skipping some OTA’s in 2018. Although he was about 40 years old and had a handful of SB Wins. Brady attended OTA’s for the bulk of his career though.
I remember that being mentioned as a topic of discussion after Rodgers skipped OTA’s just a couple seasons ago.

For me personally the willingness to show or not show is more situational. One could argue had #12 had better timing there’s a realistic probability we win 1 more game. Aaron Rodgers last throw in a GB uniform was to a Rookie Wideout for an INT. I’d argue that 0.1-0.2 seconds better timing likely scores us a TD in week 18. Instead it got us an INT an early exit and likely was the catalyst for sending #12 packing.

Skip OTA’s is fine. The result of Finishing that season below .500 and with an INT is unacceptable
I highly doubt skipped OTA's had that much of a result in timing in week 20 or 21 of the season. Early in the year? Yeah. Shouldn't be an issue any longer at that point, though.
 

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I'm surprised that I haven't seen anything about who was doing really good in OTAs.
 

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