Rodgers pokes fun at Adams with Lazard praise (0:49)

Davante Adams left to the Raiders, and Rodgers is confident that Allen Lazard will take his place. It was 0:49

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A year ago, when Rodgers arrived at training camp, he held a news conference that lasted 32 minutes.

After the first practice of this year's camp, the reigning two-timeMVP was not happy.

Rodgers joked that he plays the game for love and that the Packers no longer have a star receiver because they are a defensive team.

Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in March at his request, discussed his transition from Rodgers to Carr in a recent interview with CBS Sports.

Rodgers mimicked Adams' recent comments when he was asked about Allen Lazard replacing Adams as the Packers' top receiver.

It's difficult going from a Hall of Famer to a Hall of Famer, Rodgers said. It's going to be a transition but he's capable of a lot.

Rodgers joked that "we're a defensive team now" without Adams, but he made sure to clarify that it was a joke.

The team's two first-round picks have been used on defensive players and Rodgers likes the defense on paper. We're going to have to be efficient on the offensive side of the ball.

Rodgers pointed out the effectiveness of the offense during the 90-minute practice. He completed several passes to Lazard in team periods, including one that looked a lot like Antonio Freeman's catch in 2000.

"We were going to get our butt kicked most days because of our defense's talent and depth," Rodgers said. I told them that the defense was one of the best on paper.

Rodgers, who only practiced two times during the entire program, looked like he was in top shape. He won't play in any preseason games, so his practice reps are all he'll need to get ready for the season.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said that they monitor the number of throws the quarterbacks get. We did it last year and we will do it again.

In March, Rodgers signed a three-year, $150 million contract extension that will keep him in Green Bay for the foreseeable future. He said that he probably loves playing.

He said he tapped into the love of his teammates. It's what gets me up in the morning, coming in and loving what I do, and having that gratitude for this opportunity. The ride is going to come to an end. So enjoying the journey.

Individual awards are great and we want to win a Super Bowl. Being present in the moment is important for an older player.

Changes have been made in the organizations in the past year, according to Rodgers. He said that there has been a more personal touch from the top down.

There are some funny stories about Kenny Clark coming in on cut day and someone thinking he was a different guy who was going to get cut. Kenny was like, "What?" I was selected in the first round. I'm going to lose my job? My second year.

The relationships are the most important thing in this game and it can't happen in an organization that runs well. When the game is on the line, the chemistry of the team is what makes a difference. At the top, it begins.