Aaron Rodgers Was Not Happy on Saturday

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Aaron Rodgers is not please

Aaron Rodgers is not please

The Green Bay Packers handled the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, winning by 14, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t pleased.

Rodgers praised the Packers defense after the game, but wasn’t happy with the team’s offensive performance.

“Our defense played at a championship level — which you have to have in the postseason,” Rodgers told NBC Sports’ Michele Tafoya after the game. “Offensively, we’ve got some stuff to work on. We doubled up at the end of the first half/beginning of the second half to make it a three-score game, but we got to help our defense more and close out a team like that.”

I like how he said “a team like that.” You mean one that sucks, Aaron?

Yeah…

“They’re a good defense, but we kind of cut it off there in the third quarter,” he said in his postgame interview. “We couldn’t get anything going. We gotta put a team away, especially at home like that.”

Rodgers definitely wasn’t alone in his assessment. I heard a lot of bitching about the Packers offense and their inability to stomp on an obviously overmatched Vikings team in the second half.

The Packers put up 24 straight points after falling behind 3-0, but their last score came with 9:25 in the third. Against a decent team, that performance probably would have cost them.

If the offense doesn’t do better against the 49ers this week, you can kiss that trip to the NFC Championship game goodbye.

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13 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Was Not Happy on Saturday"

  1. mxz600

    Rodgers is right……The offense had 5 straight 3 n outs….because McCarthy still is delusional about us having a run game. McCarthy kept running (playing chicken) in the 2nd half, putting the offense in 3rd and longs all 2nd half. The Packers ran the ball for 2.5 yards a carry. Lets stop bull shitting ourselves. That is pathetic in the NFL, not to mention the playoffs. In most of the 2nd half, the Packer offense gained about 44 yards…..THATS PATHETIC….. We question McCarthy’s calls too much these days…That stupid punt return “trick” play, ect. Jeremy Ross is running the ball back excellent…so what does McCarthy do, Puts Cobb back for punt returns….Cobb had 4 returns for 4 yards mostly running east to west. Last time i checked, that is pathetic in NFL standards. My point is, this stuff wont cut it at San Fran this Saturday. In more positive news……The defense was just awesome, holding AP to under 100 yards….NO ONE expected that. Also special props to Capers for Moving the defense from a rank of 31st last year, to 11th….GOOD JOB……Now if we could only get Tramon williams to cover Micheal Jenkins on his 50 yard td and learn how to tackle…I have no use for Tramon anymore…..His bad outweighs his good, and there just isnt many good things he does anymore.

    • Packer Bob

      Oh for the love of God stop whining about McCarthy. Rodgers can audible out of any play he wants. He certainly wasn’t on fire in the second half either.

      Also, without a running game WE CAN’T BEAT COVER TWO. We become one-dimensional. I know you’d love to see Rodgers throw the ball on every single play. But that’s not gonna happen.

    • Phatgzus

      Drop it on Williams as well, he had one bad game in week 17. Here’s a question for ya? How many 100 yard receivers has he allowed this year? Megatron? Colston? That’s about it. He is at the top of the INT heap over the past 3 years, he is our best corner, and he doesn’t have a massive salary. We need him. Period.

  2. JC in DC

    I grew up watching Bart Starr, who along with Coach Lombardi began the revitalization of the Pack. He was an overachieving, never say die, do anything to win, intelligent leader. He was never satisfied with his performance regardless of his often incredible stats. Aaron Rodgers is the reincarnation of Bart, but with skills Bart wished he had. The common denominator for both is their relentless focus on perfection. Aaron is a breath of fresh air in that he could care less that his QBR against the Vikings was over 100. He, like Bart, knows he could have done more as a team leader. As a 60 plus year Packer fan, it is refreshing to see an old school attitude reappear. This could only happen in Green Bay where fans celebrate players like Rodgers, Woodson, Kuhn, Crabtree, Cobb, Jennings, Driver, etc. who bring their lunch pail to work everyday. Go Pack !!!!

  3. Apeshit

    Ummmmmm the game was over 6 minutes into the 3rd quarter…. Preeeety obvious there was a let down there to let the clock run.

  4. NO WE DONT WANT TO SEE HIM THROW EVERY DOWN BUT WED LIKE TO SEE HIM ATLEAST GAIN A FEW FIRST DOWNS, A COUPLE FIELD GOALS WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE LATER IN THE GAME RODGERS IS MAD WHY HE CAN CHANGE THE PLAY HE DIDNT AND RAN THE BALL ON FIRST AND SECOND DOWN THEN THREW A 50 YARD BOMB ON A THIRD AND 5 I MEAN COME ON REALLY..I HATE HEARING WERE A FINESSE TEAM NOT TUFF OR PHYSICAL ITS BECA– — USE WE DONT STEP ON THE NECKS OF OUR OPPONENTS ANY GOOD TEAM COULD HAVE COME BACK AFTER THE VIKINGS SCORED THAT TD…WATCH OUT WE NEED TO PLAY LIGHTS OUT FOR 60 MINUTES AGAINST THE NINERS OR ELSE A ROOKIE QUARTERBACK IS GOING TO BE SAID HE OUT PLAYED RODGERS JUST AS THEY SAID WHEN PONDER WON THE WEEK BEFORE..

    • Greg

      There are numerous errors in that post, besides the caps lock. I think everyone know the Packers have to play at a high level against the 49ers for 60 minutes to win.

  5. RodgerDat

    Let’s call it like it is. They only way the Packers dont go all the way is if mccarthy’s play calling fucks everything up.

  6. Drunk Off Don Q at Crashboat

    The 49ers don’t bother me. Nor does the other Nfc playoff teams. The Pats and Broncos do. We need to be proficient on offense to win it all.

  7. icebowl

    #12 is a class act. Always striving for perfection and the first to admit his mistakes. Great comparison w Bart Starr.

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