It was inevitable before the Aaron Rodgers hand signals conversation started once more. Last season, there was an extraordinary arrangement said about how then-youngsters Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure planned to battle early on the grounds that their quarterback wouldn’t work with them until instructional course despite the fact that Rodgers’ scandalous hand signals are famously muddled for newbies and veterans the same.
It just so happens, they are hard for mentors, as well. All in a new article distributed by the New York Post, Planes wide collectors mentor Zach Azzanni conceded that he doesn’t have any idea what Rodgers’ signs mean. He additionally said it ultimately depends on the recipients to learn and sort them out, not him.
“That’s all on them,” receivers coach Zach Azzanni said. “I don’t want to speak for Aaron and [Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett], but we’ve probably done about less than 10 percent of that stuff signal-wise [in the spring]. Those things grow exponentially as we grow.”
“The guys are like, ‘What’s that signal?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know,’ ” Azzanni said. “It might have been from 2011, but let’s get on the same page. That’s what’s cool about those guys all being here [voluntarily], working through those things.”
In any case, maybe Rodgers is taking a more dynamic roll in showing the Planes wide recipients his hand signals than he accomplished for the pass-catchers in Green Bay:
“He’s a great communicator, and he’s a great teacher,” quarterbacks coach Rob Calabrese said. “When he’s talking with the receivers or tight ends on how he wants certain routes just from experience, it’s special.”
All of this being said, it is far from likely that the Jets’pass-catchers will be able to master all of Rodgers’ signals before the season begins. This could lead to Rodgers relying heavily on his former Packers teammates Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb in crucial situations.
As the Packers learned last year, that isn’t generally something to be thankful for. The truth is that Rodgers frequently powers passes to the recipients he is generally alright with, paying little mind to who is open somewhere else on the field.
Assuming the Planes hostile line is however terrible as it seemed to be last year, and on the off chance that the collectors don’t dominate Rodgers’ hand signs to a level that he is happy with, it very well may be an extremely drawn out year in New York.