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Packers pump up the volume

Aaron Rodgers completed ten of fifteen passes Friday with two touchdowns Aaron Rodgers completed ten of fifteen passes Friday with two touchdowns

by Jana Jurkovich

GREEN BAY(WAOW)-  The Packers pump crowd noise in to practice to simulate game situations.  But they get the real thing Monday night.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy says, "We just try to practice all the different options as we go through training camp and that's also the need for crowd noise and just trying to get as many game like situations as possible."

Says Quarterback Brian Brohm, "It was loud, that crowd noise was pretty loud, it gives you a pretty realistic feel."

Jordy Nelson says, "Obviously you're going to have to deal with that and you had to deal with it all through college so it just prepares you for everything there is and hopefully we can just play well."

What some of these guys look forward to the most is going against someone other than their teammates.

Says Daryn Colledge, "You get tired of beating up on your teammates, you get tired of them beating up on you.  You just want to go out and play someone you don't know, that's always a fresh change."

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers says, "It's gonna be nice for our guys to hit someone other than themselves and not have to have press coverage the whole time."

And what a time for this offense to hit the field.  The past two days they to be clicking on all cylinders, especially during their two minute drills.

"It was great the last time and even better today," says McCarthy.

Rodgers says, "We have a talented group in the backfield and guys that can catch the ball and run after the catch.  When we're clicking on offense and I'm getting the ball in the air quickly, we're explosive."

And Rodgers seems to be hitting his stride as well.  Friday he was 10-15 with two touchdowns and 6-8 in the two minute drill.

McCarthy says, "He's ready to go, he's ready to go out and play games; he's entered the last step."

That game Monday night is the Packers first of five nationally televised prime time games.

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