According to wide receiver Allen Lazard, the 2022 NFL season was an “emotional rollercoaster” for the Green Bay Packers.
Lazard appeared on “The Carton Show” Thursday to discuss a series of topics about the 5-8 Packers, saying he’s looking at the season through two different lenses.
“Throughout this season, I really believed in receiving bloom and offense,” Lazard said. “I think we showed a lot of great moments, but we also showed a lot of bad moments. to do and get more positive moments throughout the season. Seeing the development of our room and seeing these guys come together throughout the season, especially Christian [Watson]is very encouraging.
“We still have to get to work, stay focused and do what we can in the next five weeks.”
The Green Bay offense has been underwhelming this season. Averaged 345.6 yards per game (15th) and 20.2 points (23rd).
Lazard has been in and out of the lineup due to various injuries. In 11 appearances, Lazard totaled 45 receptions, 620 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. Rookie Watson is a midseason developer for Green Bay and currently has 313 his receiving yards and his seven receiving his touchdowns in the last four games.
Lazard also commented on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Despite criticism of Rodgers this season, Lazard has nothing but positive things to say about the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
“I think my relationship with Aaron just fueled me, and I think that applies to our whole room,” Lazard said. Just because he holds you to high standards, he doesn’t lower the standards he has for himself or anyone else, and I think that’s what makes him great…
“It’s always been a privilege to play with Aaron, and I’ve always tried to make the most of my time with him.”
Rodgers signed a new deal in the offseason, but rumors have it it’s time for the team to back up QB Jordan Love, a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, if the Packers miss the playoffs. Maybe.
Lazard said Love’s preparations for this season are “night and day” compared to the 2020 and 2021 campaigns.
“Coming to camp this year, it was a whole new Jordan love,” said Lazard. And I think that’s what he’ll say the same way through practice and practice — preseason games and camps and everything else. I can hear it in the voice of
“When he came into an Eagles game, the last one, two, or whatever, it just felt so different in the huddle than it did a year ago for the Chiefs, given the circumstances and everything. He’s grown tremendously on and off and I’m excited to see him continue to grow.”
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