To wrap up their OTAs, the Green Bay Packers held a Dodgeball tournament in lieu of practice for some much needed team building. The wet weather forced them to do something inside, rather than playing paintball like they have in years past.
Not surprisingly, the players were into it from start to finish. Eight captains selected teams of roughly a dozen players and assistant coaches, and if they weren’t hooting about drilling someone with a fastball, they were hollering about the rules and who was in or out.
Teams captained by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver James Jones each won their first two matches and then squared off for bragging rights, with Rodgers’ squad emerging victorious.
“I’ve watched ‘DodgeBall’ many times, and I’ve followed the five D’s in dodgeball – dodge, duck, dip, dive and, of course, dodge,” he said. “Patches O’Houlihan and I are good buddies.”
Rodgers’ team included receiver Randall Cobb, defensive lineman Johnny Jolly, long-sn