Aaron Rodgers Wanted it to be Called an Organizational Decision

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Aaron Rodgers: spectating

Aaron Rodgers: spectating

We’ve talked at length about the “organizational decision” by the Green Bay Packers to sit quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a seventh consecutive week on Sunday. There was a report that said Ted Thompson was ultimately the decision maker and he probably was.

However, Chris Mortensen has reported that it was Rodgers who was behind the now-famous “organizational decision.” To put it another way, Rodgers didn’t want to have his toughness questioned, so he asked coach Mike McCarthy to put the burden on Big Ted.

“A CT scan of Aaron Rodgers’ fractured left collarbone still showed extraordinary risk if he returned to the football field today, according to sources,” Mortensen said. “So why the emphasis on organizational decision by Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy on Friday to the point where McCarthy mentioned it eight or nine times by media count? That’s because Rodgers insisted vehemently on a message of organizational decision, sources said, with an emphasis that he is a tough guy. One source says the quarterback’s sensitivity that his injury absence would be compared to Brett Favre’s reputation for toughness was a driving force behind McCarthy’s message, which created a palpable tension between the coach and the quarterback. And sources say McCarthy clearly understood Dr. Patrick McKenzie’s unwillingness to give Rodgers medical clearance and there was no real organizational decision about it. It was medical.”

So what does this tell us? Well, it tells us that even while he’s out being Santa Claus, Rodgers is worried about what we think about him.

Frankly, it wouldn’t really have mattered either way. If the doc says he can’t play, then he can’t play. It does’t matter who says he can’t play and how they say it.

I mean, we all know the Packers aren’t going to the Super Bowl this season. Through a bunch of terrible play by their division rivals, they somehow still have a chance to go to the playoffs, though.

Isn’t it time to come to some finality at this point? Shut him down for the season and be done with it or tell us he can play this week with the playoffs on the line.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

58 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Wanted it to be Called an Organizational Decision"

  1. Eric

    I think this may be true, but bear in mind that Chris Mortenson once reported that there was no way Michael Vick would be indicted for the dog fighting stuff. Not too long after that, ESPN had to hire Adam Shefter to minimize exposure to “Mort”.

  2. Shawn Iltarion

    I am not a doctor and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night either, but I find it hard to believe that any doctor would expose a patient to weekly CT scans. There is radiation absorbed with each one, which isn’t healthy either.

    So, it seems to me more likely that there was one CT scan done a couple weeks ago, which showed Rodgers was weeks from full recovery, and that the Packers decided at that time that Rodgers would miss at least a couple more weeks.

    No surprise that Rodgers is concerned about his image. Andre Agassi circa 1988 is about the only guy ever more concerned with his image than this guy.

    • PF4L

      So if that was true, why did the Packers lead Rodgers and Packer fans on each week, holding everyone in limbo that he may play, when they in fact, would have known he wouldn’t be playing?

      Answer that one genius.

      • E. Wolf

        It is becoming increasingly clear that Rodgers knew as did Mac and general management he would not be able to play, even as late as last week. He had marching orders to keep quiet. Why? BECA– — USE GAMESMANSHIP ABOUNDS. Bwahahahaha!
        The Packers get some small competitive advantage from keeping opposing defensive coordinators.

        • PF4L

          I’m talking about the week after the scan, and the week after that genius. If you need help with your reading skills, have someone read it with you.

          • E. Wolf

            If you meant the week after and the following week, you would have written that. Instead, you wrote “each week.” Each week means each week. Each is defined as:

            Being one of two or more considered individually; every:

            a. every (one) of two or more considered individually

            Apologies for not providing the official definition by Oxford Dictionary. This shall do for our purposes though.

          • PF4L

            E Wolf has only 2 retorts.

            1) Gamesmanship abounds.

            2) My Momma dropped me on my head a lot.

          • PF4L

            Now that you figured it out, Did you have a reply, or is evading it a better option for you?

          • E. Wolf

            Hey idiot, read and respond to the reply at 3:29, which certainly cannot be as one of the two retorts you list at 10:20. I can state something numerous times, but I cannot comprehend them for you.

          • PF4L

            You want comprehension? Comprehend these bullshit post.

            #14 written by E. Wolf
            12/16/2013 – 2:33 pm

            Once again, gamesmanship abounds. GAMESMANSHIP.
            Rodgers will play. It is only Monday.

            #17 written by E. Wolf
            12/18/2013 – 3:40 pm

            A little rich for you to talk about being annoying.
            And yes, Gamesmanship does abound with McCarthy. He knows that Rodgers will play.

            #32 written by E. Wolf
            12/24/2013 – 3:38 pm

            Last week they knew he was not playing as early as Monday,

            Bottom line Wolf, you dont know shit.

            You just like pretending you do.

          • E. Wolf

            As I wrote before, Wilde and others also thought he would play that week. I was right however that they did in fact know, and were putting up a front to muddle the waters. Gamesmanship. ….

  3. Cheese

    I know Rodgers’ ego got butthurt in the 2005 draft but this sounds ridiculous. He’s worried about being compared to Favres tough reputation? Why does it matter whether the doctor says you can’t play or TT says it? Seems like the media is trying to stir up some drama. Anything to throw Favres name in there..

    • PF4L

      Just because you read it on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s true. (unless of course E Wolf authored it). I’d agree, it seems the media wants some sensationalism. Sit him out for the season, or play him. Just make a fucking decision.

  4. GBslacker

    Just ‘IR’ him already.

    It’s not like Rodgers could carry the team anyway — even when healthy in 2011, he couldn’t overcome the Packer defense…

    • PF4L

      #7 written by E. Wolf
      12/23/2013 – 5:23 pm

      I told you guys it that MacKenzie had final authority on this. The Ted bashing is just insane.

      “Aaron wants to play,” McCarthy said. “He fully accepts and understands everything that is going on with his injury. This is clearly a decision for (general manager) Ted Thompson and I. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.”

        • E. Wolf

          Did you even read the article, or have been following the story, at all? It says the bit about it being Ted’s decision was a lie, that in actuality MacKenze won’t clear Rodgers because the bone has not healed and there is substantial risk of injury.
          Indeed, you can’t fix stupid.

          • PF4L

            Dumbfuck, McCarthy said: “This is clearly a decision for (general manager) Ted Thompson and I. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.”

            Does that sound like its McKenzies decision?

            Can you really be this stupid?

          • E. Wolf

            “And sources say McCarthy clearly understood Dr. Patrick McKenzie’s unwillingness to give Rodgers medical clearance and there was no real organizational decision about it. It was medical.””

            It really does not get much more clear cut than that. But given you are someone who does not even understand the meaning of the word “each,” I am at a loss. The article states Rodgers asked that the decision be announced as coming down from general management, to shield him from criticism.
            Jason Wilde, the D List other sources characterize MacKenzie as having the final say.

      • PF4L

        Who are you going to believe makes the decision, a “source” or McCarthys own words?

        Now pay attention, read slower if you have to.

        #7 written by E. Wolf
        12/23/2013 – 5:23 pm

        I told you guys it that MacKenzie had final authority on this. The Ted bashing is just insane.

        “Aaron wants to play,” McCarthy said. “He fully accepts and understands everything that is going on with his injury. This is clearly a decision for (general manager) Ted Thompson and I. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.”

        McCarthy doesn’t say, this is clearly a decision for Dr. McKenzie, does he genius?

        • E. Wolf

          Again

          “And sources say McCarthy clearly understood Dr. Patrick McKenzie’s unwillingness to give Rodgers medical clearance and there was no real organizational decision about it. It was medical.””

          Do you see the word “medical?” I know you are slow, but concentrate. Doctors make medical decisions, not coaches.

          • PF4L

            McCarthy never said Rodgers wasn’t medically cleared, dumbfuck.

            So who makes the decision asshole? McKenzie, or Ted and MM? I’ll provide McCarthys own words for you for the 5th time to see if it helps your little cracker brain.

            McCarthy said: “This is clearly a decision for (general manager) Ted Thompson and I. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.”
            Does that sound like its McKenzie decision?

  5. T-Pack

    I called this a few days ago. Bottom line is it doesn’t matter who the hell says he can’t play. And don’t expect to see him this season.
    This game cant get here soon enough. Let’s go Pack!

  6. PF4L

    I don’t believe that report for a second. This shit gets more stupid as each day passes. Did he have another scan or ? What am i missing here? I haven’t seen or heard anything of another scan. If the scan Mortensen is referring to, is the one from a month ago, then why did they play games each week about his status, this bullshit makes no sense.
    Knock off this “Days of our Lives” bullshit. either put him on IR, or name him the starter against the Bears. Spare us the fucking labor pains of these bullshit word games, just bring us the fucking baby. Fucking Ted Thompson.

    Teddy might want to hire someone who’s competent in Public relations, because how this has been handled is just pathetic.

  7. PF4L

    “Sooner than later, absolutely,” McCarthy said. “I think, No. 1, for the football team, but also Aaron Rodgers. I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision.

    So much for the gamesmanship theory bullshit we’ve been hearing so much about from our resident d bag.

    • E. Wolf

      Last week they knew he was not playing as early as Monday, and yet made it look like he was playing until Thursday, and then made the decision on Friday….

      • PF4L

        Let me get this straight Einstein.

        So you write, they knew he wasn’t playing on Monday.

        But they made the decision on Friday?

        Ummm, Wasn’t the decision made on Monday then, and not Friday? Which is it?

        • E. Wolf

          Again you are incapable of making basic distinctions–here the difference between making a distinction IN SECRET and announcing a decision sometime thereafter.

          • PF4L

            Ok Uncle Wolfie, so they made 2 decisions under your logic, the secret decision not to play Rodgers on Monday, then the public decision not to play him on Friday.

            GOT IT!!!…LMAO

            And tell us Wolfie, enlighten us on how “you know” they made a decision on Monday?

            Do you have a “source” from Packer Headquarters?

  8. PackattackinMPLS

    Ummmm the season is over so why dont you guys just find another hobby for the next 6 months….Hey it could be worse you could be a Vikings fan. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..I honestly hope they lose on Sunday so I can get some SHIT done around my house on Sundays

    • cd4packers

      You are not a Packers fan. You are a moronic dimwit. Fuck you and the fucking horse you rode in on asshole. HmmmmmF!! :P

      • E. Wolf

        It’s tough hitting the big 4-0 as a woman and being alone, huh? Menopause, it’s a coming. Irritability is one of the many symptoms….

        • PF4L

          I thought you hated internet trolls Wolf?

          Did she refer to you? Mention your name? Why would you attack her personally out of the blue?

          Whats your deal?

        • E. Wolf

          What’s your deal, maggot? The cunt has attacked me and others repeatedly, so yeah. Btw folks a google search reveals some interesting pics: premenopausal hag who has lost her edge, looking for attention on the internet.

          • Cheese

            You’re still google stalking old ladies? This is getting pretty fuckin creepy man. At least you didn’t post the results this time around.

          • cd4packers

            How can you google me? You don’t even know me nor do you know my name asshole. If you want to see what I look like why didn’t you just ask me. I suppose you are going to tell me that if I google cd4packers I will find picks of myself. lmfao. I tried nothing came up. I have not attacked anyone one here anymore than you have wolf. Get a life dude. I don’t know who you googled but it sure as hell was not me you moronic dimwit. :)

          • PF4L

            This is becoming an obsession for Wolf, This is the 2nd time he’s stalked a internet user that i know of, The last one was with that Youtube video that Wolf said he researched, and found out where the user lived…This dude needs some help.

          • cd4packers

            No reply from the resident creeper? I suppose you are busy researching me. lol BTW, I think the c u next tuesday is about the worst bad word you could call a woman. I have no idea why you felt it necessary to call me names and then try to dig up dirt on me. I would think those type of actions would be reason enough to ban you from this site. And I wasn’t even talking to you in the first place dude. I don’t read your posts at all unless they are written specifically to me. But when I go back in the archives I see that you respond to almost every one of my posts in a negative or derogatory manner for some reason. This leads me to believe that you are either a woman hater or a crackpot. Probably both.

            Any way, thanks for having my back PF4L. You are the best. Merry Christmas sweetie! Muah!! And Merry Christmas to everyone else except for E. Wolf. :P

          • E. Wolf

            One, doing five minute google searches is not stalking. And I never claimed to know where anyone lived. I simply googled the real name account of that live-in gf/wife who was antagonizing her Cowbay fan companion.
            As for CD4Packers, honey if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. You have called me all kinds of names in a monumental fit, mostly related to the controversey surrounding a certain ex-Packer.

          • cd4packers

            Wolfie is seems to me you are the one who cannot take the heat. i have not attacked you nor have I attacked others. You are a whacko. And that is not an attack it is in direct response to your accusations. I don’t give a rats ass what you think about me. I will keep saying GO PACK GO! and there is nothing you can do about it. :P

  9. T Pack

    What? Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

    Fuck the Bears. Flynn will get us there! Defense will hold the Bears to 20 or 30 pts and we will get to watch at least one more week of Packer football!
    You will have to wait till then to clean your outhouse.

  10. buster bluth

    Not a surprise. From 1992 till this year, the packers had TWO qb’s start games. { If true that has to be an NFL record } Any whey Favre still has a place in Rodgers psyche. Thats understandable.

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  12. Fritz from LaCrosse

    am not sure Vince would have started A-rod after he saw the first of the humiliating “TD dance” ads, brought to u by the Dbag insurance parasites at State Farm! don’t think so? please watch “A football Life Pt. 1” on nfl network this week [“WTH IS GOING ON HERE?” – V.L.]. just saying. and i never saw another gameday A.R. TD dance after that.
    come to think of it, his career performance kind of peaked already about the time the first of these S.F. ads aired!?

  13. icebowl

    “Isn’t it time to come to some finality at this point? Shut him down for the season and be done with it or tell us he can play this week with the playoffs on the line.”

    Well stated Monty – I couldn’t agree more !!
    Time to stop the “Gamesmanship” ….

  14. Fritz from LaCrosse

    Go Flynn! he gets better every week! last week he learned how NOT to run with the ball IF you don’t intend to “slide”. Showed his toughness too. ARod has just turned 30 so it is a little early to be worried about being compared to Favre’s tuffness. i would be more worried about being compared to Favre in the meathead dept. get back to your day job and away from those accursed insurance company parasites! they are a jinx, too! take a clue from Eli, he only does cool endorsements, like citizen 200meter diving watches ads; and don’t even think about asking him to read a script either! cool! and YOU? duhhhh…. maybe you should split your $100 million with Flynn, esp. if he takes them to SB…

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