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to the NFL had to do with why his athleticism didn’t translate to more production on the field.The Packers bet that they could get better results than the staff in Ann Arbor and took Gary with the 12th overall pick in this year’s draft. Players with talent who underperform can sometimes lack the requisite effort level http://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Darnel ... Jr.-Jersey , but that’s one area where Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said that’s not an issue for Gary.“He’s been solid. You can tell football is really important to him,” Pettine said, via the team’s website. “He doesn’t want to just be good, he wants to be great. He’s soaking it up. He has a lot to learn from a mental standpoint and technique-wise, but Coach [Matt LaFleur] mentioned it yesterday, the one thing you love about him is his effort. Sometimes we have to slow him down in the walk-thru. He’s a guy with a great motor. We tell the guys we want to coach you how to play not how hard to play Rashan Gary Jersey , and the effort is there every play.”There was also a question about the condition of Gary’s shoulder, but he’s been practicing with a brace and without other issues since joining the team. If that remains OK and Gary’s motor keeps revving, he should get early chances to show that productivity won’t be an issue at the pro level. Aaron Rodgers‘ relationship with his coaches has been a topic for years, so it’s a good sign that Matt LaFleur is willing to listen.With receiving options dropping like flies, and well, dropping Vince Biegel Color Rush Jersey , the Packers quarterback went to the staff last night to specifically ask for Allen Lazard to get a chance. Lazard responded with four catches, 65 yards and a touchdown to help the Packers come back for a 23-22 win over the Lions.“I may have put in a good word there in the fourth quarter to get him some opportunities,” Rodgers said.The Packers were without Davante Adams because of his toe injury, and Geronimo Allison left with a head and chest injury. Then rookie Darrius Shepherd played one off his face and into the hands of the Lions at the 1-yard line. So Rodgers went to receivers coach Alvis Whitted to ask “if [No. 13] could come in for a little bit.”Lazard was an undrafted rookie from Iowa State last year, spending most of it on the Jaguars practice squad before the Packers signed him in December. He hadn’t caught a pass from Rodgers in a game yet, but was immediately targeted twice https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Anton ... son-Jersey , the second going for a 35-yard touchdown. He then caught three more passes on the game-winning drive.“I actually sit next to him in the team meetings, and we’ve struck up a pretty good friendship,” Rodgers said. “The thing that got me was, which you love as a quarterback, and that’s receivers coming back and telling you he wants the ball and what routes he wants to run. The big first down we had to him on the out route, that was him coming back to the huddle and telling me what play he wanted. For a young guy to do that Quinten Rollins Jersey , how can you not have confidence in that?”And having the endorsement of the guy throwing the ball helps, as long as he delivers when given a chance the way Lazard did.