“Jordan came in with the right mindset,” LaFleur said. “Every rep for him is so critical. He’s done a great job of embracing just the whole situation, embracing learning from every rep.
“You’ve got to be able to ride that wave. You’re never too high, you’re never too low.”
Defensively, the unit has finished its introduction to new coordinator Joe Barry’s scheme and the adjustments that’ll be made from the past. Barry’s staff of largely holdover assistants helped ease the transition to put a veteran-laden defense in perhaps a better place than it otherwise might’ve been.
LaFleur considered the spring a “foundation” for the defense that will be built upon through training camp, but – much like the offense if indeed there’s a QB change – he confessed there’s no way to know how exactly things will go on that side of the ball until the real games.
“I think we’ve got a great scheme in place,” LaFleur said. “We’ll try to be creative in terms of trying to get the matchups we’d like to present to the guys and how we want to attack the opponents.
“Really excited about where it would go but we’ll find out Week 1. You’ve got to go out there and earn it each and every week.”
That’ll be true of the rookie class as well when camp gets underway. The Packers’ first three draft picks – cornerback Eric Stokes, center Josh Myers and receiver Amari Rodgers – who all could play significant roles on the team from the get-go, but they’ll have to prove themselves.
In the meantime, it’s rest and recharge for a while, and see if any news emerges regarding Rodgers. LaFleur said the structure of camp won’t change based on the QB situation.
“We’ll have one plan,” he said. “We’ve got what we feel is a pretty good blueprint in terms of how to get our guys ready to play.
“We feel confident with what we’ll have in place with the guys. We’ll look forward to getting them back July 27.”