The Green Bay Packers defense has one goal this year: be more aggressive. While this should be the goal of every defense, the Green Bay defense, at least under Joe Barry, has lacked an edge or swagger to it. This seems to have changed in training camp this year.
Jaire Alexander has already made headlines for his taunting of and cursing out of Jordan Love. A unit of seasoned veterans has certainly given the youthful offense its fair share of learning moments in the early days of training camp. Rasul Douglas, too, has been noted by media present at practice to be colorfully vocal in his taunts.
On such interaction with rookie tight end Tucker Kraft led to what the third round tight end referred to as a “Step Brothers” moment.
Green Bay Packers Players Rasul Douglas and Tucker Kraft Go At It During Practice
The interaction occurred nearly a week ago, on August 3, during a two-minute drill. Douglas was getting pretty colorful in his trash talk towards the offense, and Kraft barked back at him.
Media members on hand commented that it was pretty bold for a rookie to talk trash back at a veteran. Kraft explain, though, that it was only a “Step Brothers” quote.
Rasul Douglas yells at the offense through the entire two-minute drill today.
Tucker Kraft yells back at him.
Me: That’s bold for a rookie
Tucker Kraft: It was actually just Step Brothers quotes
— Kassidy Hill (@KassidyGHill) August 3, 2023
Tucker Kraft made it clear he did not talk smack back to Rasul Douglas in practice: “There’s a scene from Step Brothers when they’re laying in their beds at night telling each other whose fault the divorce was, and John C Reilly says, ‘Hey you don’t say that!’ That’s all I said.”
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 3, 2023
Last year, former Packers kicker Mason Crosby and current punter Pat O’Donnell shared their own “Step Brothers” moment when they released this video.
The trash talk happens at every practice; ask any former player. It is good to see, though, that the team is building chemistry while challenging each other both mentally and physically.