Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur has singled out wide receiver Romeo Doubs for his growth in his second season. As a rookie, Doubs had 42 catches for 425 yards and three touchdowns.
I had a chance to talk with Doubs after a recent Packers OTA practice.
Dennis: You looked like you knew what you were doing last year. But how different is this year as far as your knowledge of the offense?
Romeo: Just playing fast. Just making sure I’m really confident in myself.
Dennis: Obviously, there’s been a change of quarterback. Do you see a difference in Jordan?
Romeo: No. I think Jordan can do it. I think Jordan is a really good quarterback. When you go from Aaron Rodgers to Jordan, Aaron was a really great quarterback, but I believe Jordan can do the same exact thing. So I don’t really see what’s the big difference.
Dennis: Randall’s (Cobb) gone, Allen’s (Lazard) gone, so the receiving corps is very young. It sounds weird to say as a second year player you need to be a leader. But do you?
Romeo: Absolutely. I’d be lying if I say I shouldn’t be. And I know outside looking in, everybody expects me to be that leader.
Dennis: How does that look for you? Because everybody’s a different kind of leader.
Romeo: I don’t talk much a lot of times. When I do say things, I make sure that it’s not a speech, because a lot of the things that you emphasize on whether it’s being a leader or not, you just set when you set the bar high. It’s really important that you make sure the guys are locked in on everything that they do.
Dennis: You don’t seem the type that’s really concerned about national media, but a lot of the projections are for the Packers to go down from where they were. What do you see?
Romeo: I see a progression. I see it going up. I don’t see the Packers going down. I only focus on our room and our team in this organization. This organization is historic, and it’s only winning. That’s all. When you hear Green Bay, it’s no losing, it’s only winning.
Dennis: This time of year, OTAs, whether it’s the mandatory minicamp coming up, training camp. What are you working on?
Romeo: I’m just working on being a complete receiver. Just making sure my hands are good, my release game is good, and my routes. Just making sure that we keep that standard up high for the guys that’s looking up to us.