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No Sophomore Slumps for the Green and Gold

The pressure’s on for wide receiver Davante Adams, center Corey Linsley, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

"[I have] a lot of room for improvement, but I know what to improve on," Linsley said.

If there’s one thing head coach Mike McCarthy is sure of, it’s that he’s looking for players to make that year one to year two leap. For Adams, Linsley and Clinton-Dix, it’s about knowing what they need to do to become full-time leaders.

"From confidence and knowing what I’m doing, you know obviously you can go out there and just play now without worrying about all the mistakes and try to help out the younger guys," Adams said. "I was just a rookie last year, so I know I can definitely see how they feel when they feel lost out there. We’re just trying to all gel together and work out everyone’s problems."

Adams knows a little something about making a big jump from one year to the next. The second-year wide receiver hopes to top his rookie season, where he finished with 446 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

"Going into this next year, it’s kind of like from Fresno State year one to year two," Adams said when asked about his development. "I went out there and made a little noise, but then the next year, after that I felt like I couldn’t be stopped."

"He’s a natural talent," wide receiver Randall Cobb said. "He has abilities that a lot of people in this room don’t have, and now that you see him with the understanding of the offense, you see he’s more comfortable and able to make plays in different ways."

Meanwhile, Linsley exceeded expectations last season by fitting in seamlessly with a veteran Packers offensive line.

"I’m trying to work on my hands," Linsley said. "I’m trying to work on just for it to be second nature. For some of these guys, I mean, two guys to the right and left of me, it’s like second nature to them."

The expectations are the same in the secondary. After starting 10 games last year, Clinton-Dix now feels confident with the Green and Gold defensive playbook.

"You know you feel a lot more free, you feel a lot more comfortable, and you don’t have to think as much, which is why we play fast," Clinton-Dix said. "I just have to watch film, and look at the things I have to get better at and work on that so I can get better in year two."

If they all take their own advice, it could mean something special for the 2015 Green Bay Packers.

First seen at http://www.wearegreenbay.com/

The pressure’s on for wide receiver Davante Adams, center Corey Linsley, and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

"[I have] a lot of room for improvement, but I know what to improve on," Linsley said.

If there’s one thing head coach Mike McCarthy is sure of, it’s that he’s looking for players to make that year one to year two leap. For Adams, Linsley and Clinton-Dix, it’s about knowing what they need to do to become full-time leaders.

"From confidence and knowing what I’m doing, you know obviously you can go out there and just play now without worrying about all the mistakes and try to help out the younger guys," Adams said. "I was just a rookie last year, so I know I can definitely see how they feel when they feel lost out there. We’re just trying to all gel together and work out everyone’s problems."

Adams knows a little something about making a big jump from one year to the next. The second-year wide receiver hopes to top his rookie season, where he finished with 446 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

"Going into this next year, it’s kind of like from Fresno State year one to year two," Adams said when asked about his development. "I went out there and made a little noise, but then the next year, after that I felt like I couldn’t be stopped."

"He’s a natural talent," wide receiver Randall Cobb said. "He has abilities that a lot of people in this room don’t have, and now that you see him with the understanding of the offense, you see he’s more comfortable and able to make plays in different ways."

Meanwhile, Linsley exceeded expectations last season by fitting in seamlessly with a veteran Packers offensive line.

"I’m trying to work on my hands," Linsley said. "I’m trying to work on just for it to be second nature. For some of these guys, I mean, two guys to the right and left of me, it’s like second nature to them."

The expectations are the same in the secondary. After starting 10 games last year, Clinton-Dix now feels confident with the Green and Gold defensive playbook.

"You know you feel a lot more free, you feel a lot more comfortable, and you don’t have to think as much, which is why we play fast," Clinton-Dix said. "I just have to watch film, and look at the things I have to get better at and work on that so I can get better in year two."

If they all take their own advice, it could mean something special for the 2015 Green Bay Packers.

First seen at http://www.wearegreenbay.com/

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