TOMAH, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- We may still be a few months removed from the start of football season, but you wouldn't know it looking at the sea of green and gold in Tomah. Recreation Park marked the latest stop on the Packers Tailgate Tour, where the biggest draw was arguably wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Already a franchise record-holder, the third-year wideout said he's looking forward to stepping into a new leadership role with the rookies.
"I am excited to get them in and start working with them," said Cobb. "I'm ready to take them under my wing the way Donald [Driver] and Greg [Jennings] and all those guys did for me when I first came in, just try to teach them the way and get things rolling for us."
The Packers would also like to get a solid ground game rolling. Team President Mark Murphy noted drafting Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin as a way to set the tone for that.
Murphy said, "I think the two running backs have an opportunity to have a pretty big impact for us. Boy, if we can get a good running game going, that will really make us much tougher to defend."
But, the guy who led the team in rushing last season says he's not worried with the crowded backfield. In fact, Alex Green welcomes the challenge.
"Last year I had some things going on with the injury in my knee, coming back healthy and things like that. That's all behind me now. I'm looking forward to a healthy season, finally getting an off season under my belt--I never had that yet going into my third season--that will be big for me. I'm looking forward to it," said Green.
There's just one more stop for the big green bus, that's Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday afternoon. After that, it's back to Green Bay where preparations for OTAs and mini-camps are about to begin.
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