While Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been pummeled for yelling at a teammate on the field last week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has gone virtually unscathed.
That’s because Rodgers isn’t a total douche like Cutler, but that’s beside the point. Rodgers yelled at receiver James Jones during last Thursday’s game after Jones took a route deeper than he should have. Rodgers threw to where Jones was supposed to be and the ball was intercepted.
In the time since (and Jesus Christ can the Packers play again already?) Jones said he deserved to be yelled at. Rodgers also apologized to Jones. He spoke about the incident on Wednesday.
“That’s something I apologized for because I never want to show up a guy on the field like that,” Rodgers said on his weekly show. “And I also had to thank James for the way he addressed it as well. You always appreciate support from your guys. James has been a great receiver for us for a long time, and we’ve played a number of years together, spent time throwing in the offseasons, have a lot of faith and trust in him. He’s a guy who’s going to have to play a lot of snaps for us. We’re counting on him and expecting him to make big plays for us. We enjoy his attitude, his energy in the locker room. That was something that as usual we handled behind closed doors after the incident. We’re ready to move on.”
While we don’t know if Jones is a “great” receiver — great receivers are usually pretty solid route runners — we do know this. Rodgers’ comment on the incident is the exact reason people like him and hate Cutler.
Cutler’s reaction to criticism is to criticize the media. His reaction to his yelling incident ranged from “maybe I shouldn’t have pushed him,” to “this isn’t a hobby.” In other words, he is totally not at fault. Just ask him.
Meanwhile, Rodgers admits he fucked up, handles it and moves on. Kind of reminds you of… what’s that type of person called?
Oh. Right. A man.
That’s how a man handles his business.
Hey that’s not fair! Jay is a man too…….a girly man, but still a man dammit. It’s not his fault he is a whiny, spoiled cock-sickle….you try playing in Shitcago Monty and see how long it takes you to turn into a shemale….!
Bear down on these nuts Bears – Viqueens; suck my horn – Lions (hell doesnt matter what I tell you….you’re the Lions….that’s bad enough)
Rodgers has always been a stand up individual. Whoever disagrees or feels the need to throw gay comments around can go fuck themselves and is not a true Packer fan. The majority of fans that frequent this site want to talk about ways the Packers can improve as well as the good shit we’ve seen thus far (along with Cutler and Viqueen jokes). If you don’t agree with this rant then maybe Total Packers isn’t the site for you. Go Pack Go!
Rodgers is first class. Let it also be noted that Rodgers didn’t push or shove James Jones either, this was one of the very, very few times that I’ve seen that type emotion come from Rodgers — which tells you just how badly Jones f*’ed up.
How many times have we seen Jones or Finley absolutely butcher perfectly thrown balls by Rodgers? These two guys have single handedly cost the Packers and Rodgers major yardage and/or points over the course of the last few years and I’ve NEVER once heard Rodgers go to the media and criticize them. I’ve always said this, and I stand by it, Rodgers makes these guys better. Case closed. GB receivers (and I stand by this) are overrated and I’m strongly including Jones and Finley in this category because they continually get high praises as “up and coming” and “top tier talent” players.
This needs to be addressed too. I haven’t seen it on Total Packers but you guys need to read this article on Finley’s agent talking about Rodgers, this is such a joke.
Finley needs to go. I’d rather see Crabtree or Williams at TE on Sunday and we’d probably be all the better for it.
This needs to be discussed!
I actually already made the point about Rodgers being a class act in another post….can’t remember if it was the Finley agent post or the one on Cutler’s douchebaggery…but A-Rog always takes the blame when he makes a bad throw. Nice to see Jones admitting he F’d up–gives him points in my book. Of course, he’d get more by elevating his play…but I have more hope for him than Finley.
GO PACK GO!
agreed. Jones said all the right things, and so did Aaron. Quite the difference from the douche bag Bear cubs locker room. Finley seems to be trying to distance himself, but not as successfully I think. All will be forgotten if one or all three of them has a monster game on Monday. Heck, the media has to have something to make an issue about…. its their job!
I think Jones knew he fucked up the second he saw the ball in the air. It was good to see Rodgers show some fire, sometimes he’s a little too cool for school…classy yes, but measured.
Did anyone find his post-game on-field interview with the sideline gal a little uncomfortable?
Like it got weird when she joked about who had the prettier touchdown, him or Masthay. In fact he seemed downright pissy talking about the trick play when she brought it up. Am I alone here?