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Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy are Just Competitive

Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy have an argument

You probably saw Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy get into it on the sideline during the Green Bay Packers loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The spat came after the Packers pulled to within 14-13 of the Bengals. Rodgers had just failed to convert on a third and goal inside the Bengals’ 5 and the Packers had to settle for a field goal. Apparently, Rodgers didn’t like the play call and he let McCarthy know it.

The two had to be separated by B.J. Raji.

Well, Rodgers chalked it up to passion and competitiveness.

“Yeah, that was definitely over and done with after we talked on the sideline,” Rodgers said. “Mike and I have been together for a long time and had a lot of success together, a lot of big wins, a lot of fun on the field, in the meeting room, conversing during the weeks, and there’s a lot of mutual respect there and a lot of competitiveness and passion on both sides, and every now and then that passion collides and it’s something we talked about later and move forward together.”

McCarthy also dismissed the argument after the game.

“I think any time you get into a situation where there’s a change in rhythm and personnel and play calls, things like that, it’s frustrating,” McCarthy said Sunday. “I had called a play in a certain situation and he was frustrated by it. I feel good. One every three weeks would be awesome.

“He’s competitive, man. That’s what I love about him. I didn’t really think it was that big of a deal, frankly.”

If you want to see the video, go here. And let’s hope this isn’t where the wheels started to fall off.

Monty McMahon

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



  1. Mário Gabriel Pinto September 25, 2013

    “And let’s hope this isn’t where the wheels started to fall off”….

    Jesus…the Packers are 1-2, not 0-6 or something like that..

    Keep the faith… :-)

  2. Cheese September 25, 2013

    What were the plays that lead up to this? Was MsCarthy calling a bunch of passes to receivers behind the line of scrimmage again?

  3. iltarion September 25, 2013

    Personally, glad to see it.

    No one can ever say that MM is scared of Rodgers and won’t get after him.

  4. PF4l September 25, 2013

    Actually, I like everything about the confrontation. In a Green Bay Packer climate where it “seems” coaches and upper management, don’t feel like they have to be accountable, to anyone. Remember a reporters question of a coache’s accountability at a McCarthy presser?….What was McCarthys reaction? He got pissed that someone had the gall to question a coaches performance. (Try that in New York). So if Rodgers does it, Rock on.

  5. rebelgb September 25, 2013

    Ha ha just look at Meathead (MM) in that picture and you can see why I cant stand the guy.

    Fuck him let Rodgers coach the team and play QB.

    Ha ha I wonder if Rodgers is saying: “yeah this from a guy who took Alex Smith over me…..”

    1. iltarion September 26, 2013

      Eff all that.

      Rodgers needs a coach that will kick him in the ass every once in a while. Don’t forget the lesson of Joe Bob.

  6. Intimidating Cheese September 25, 2013

    Amen PF4l McCarthy is riding off of a ready built team when he came in and is living off of the Super Bowl win. GB has lossed our culture of winning we have the players but upfront is completely out of check until we fix that were gonna continue to digress every season

  7. brad September 25, 2013

    I’d love to know what was said – any lip readers out there?

    1. A.J. Hawk's Middle finger September 26, 2013

      McCarthy: “I can’t believe there’s a manhole and he fell in it” Rodgers: “I’d fight for this man, he’s got a frisbee”