Jones said Packers wide receivers have established an informal system of punishment when a catchable ball gets away: The offending wideout has to buy a $100 electronics store gift card for each of his fellow receivers.
"If it hits your hands, you should catch it," Jones said, referring to a recent drop. "It hit my hands, so I bought Best Buy cards."
"We pride ourselves on not dropping the football and being playmakers," Jones said. "So we just said that if we drop a ball that we should catch, we have to have consequences. So this is what we came up with."
And while the Packers are 6-0 going into Sunday's game at Minnesota, the past couple of weeks have gotten expensive.
"It's safe to say when you have 10 drops in two weeks, that's a concern," Philbin said. "So we have to get back to catching the football better."
But drops are a subjective statistic, and Philbin is a tough grader. The coordinator wondered if his receivers were too focused on getting yards after the catch, a cornerstone of the Packers' offense.
"I think a couple of them early, it was clear that their intentions were good and they wanted to maybe advance the football and make a guy miss and move the chains forward, and I think they maybe just didn't take care of first things first," Philbin said. "That's what it looked like on tape to us."
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