Aaron Rodgers: I Wasn’t Going to Let This Team Beat Us
The Minnesota Vikings… You know how we feel about those clowns. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, it seems, feels the same way.
Whether Greg Jennings’ idiotic offseason comments had anything to do with it, we’ll probably never know for sure. But we all know Aaron Rodgers can hold a grudge. After the Packers destroyed the Vikings on Sunday night, Rodgers told Jason Wilde he wasn’t going to let the Vikings beat him.
“I wasn’t going to let this team beat us,” Rodgers said matter-of-factly after directing an offense that was never forced to punt all night long. “I wanted to make sure I put myself and our team in a position to be successful. A lot was on my shoulders. I wanted to make sure I got us in good runs and our team responded really well. This was a great team win. We all have our roles but I wanted to make sure that my role was one I executed really well.”
He did. Most impressively, Rodgers completed 24 of his 29 throws and the Packers never punted.
After the game, Jennings came up to Rodgers and talked into his ear for a long time. It was a pretty one-sided conversation and afterwards, Rodgers wouldn’t divulge what was said.
You have to think Jennings’ verbal vomit contributed to Rodgers’ focus in this game. Oh, I’m not a leader? Oh, I don’t take care of my receivers? Fuck you.
Rodgers isn’t a big talker. In fact, he’s always taken the high road in that department, but he sure as shit let his play do the talking for him on Sunday night.
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