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Richard Rodgers is a Little Defensive

Richard Rodgers

You surely remember the last time you saw Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers. He was getting mauled by Detroit Lions defensive end Jason Jones.

That mauling in conjunction with T.J. Lang’s out and out whiff on linebacker DeAndre Levy resulted in Eddie Lacy getting crushed in the backfield for a safety — the Packers second of the season.

After the play, Rodgers disappeared. At least from game action.

However, he insists that he did not get benched.

“People can think what they want, but I didn’t get taken out of the game,” Rodgers said. “I was going to go back in, but we went to our four-receiver set.

“I’ve done an alright job. There’s always room for improvement. That one play won’t define my whole career as a blocker.”

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy…

There’s so much wrong with that five-sentence statement.

First of all, you have not done an alright job. You have no receptions and you cannot block. Back in the preseason — when everyone but us was real quick to polish your knob and anoint you as the second coming of Paul Coffman — that’s when you did alright.

This isn’t the preseason anymore.

Second of all, you need to look up the term “benched.”

It’s exactly what happened to you. You were not allowed to go back into the game and instead, got to sit on the bench. Oh, and it’s real coincidental that it happened after a play that you got blown the fuck up on, isn’t it?

But hey, please don’t take any responsibility. We don’t want your delicate ego to be injured.

The fact that the Packers went to a four-receiver set shows that Rodgers got benched. The fact that Andrew Quarless played the majority of the game and the entire second half shows Rodgers got benched. The fact that Rodgers never went back in the game shows Rodgers got benched.

Just because no one actually said the words, “You’re benched, Dick!” doesn’t mean it wasn’t so.

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. ay hombre September 27, 2014

    “If you beat this prick long enough he’ll tell you he started the goddamn Chicago fire now that don’t necessarily make it fuckin’ so. Think man!”

    1. Savage57 September 27, 2014

      WTF? This is like FinMe saying that just because I didn’t catch the fucking ball, that doesn’t define me as a player and mean I’m a shitty receiver.

      Are all the Packers TE’s on the pipe?

  2. ay hombre September 27, 2014

    Bench this punk ass. Period.

  3. Disposable h3ro September 27, 2014

    Can’t be mad at the guy he is just responding as his head coach responds when questioned about his shitty scheme.

  4. Remedy September 27, 2014

    This coaching staff has a very serious issue with telling players that they’re playing like dogshit

  5. Howard September 27, 2014

    In R Rodgers defense A Rodgers has not seen him (or ignored him) a few times when he was open. There is no defense for the blocking to date. Get better and try again Rookie. By the way your career to date is only two and a half games long as you rightfully did get benched last week. Rookies and TE’s should be like O lineman keep your mouths shut and bring your lunch pail it is going to be a long day.

    1. MJ September 27, 2014

      Hey, good observation. The fact that he actually got open a few times means that he could have caught a few passes if A-Rod wasn’t focusing solely on Jordy.

      With respect to the blocking, it is probably fair to suggest that no rookie TE gets it in his first NFL regular season matches.

  6. Shawn Neuser September 27, 2014

    Most TEs are going to lose a one-on-one with a defensive end. If they don’t, then the DE didn’t do his job.

    TJ Lang was supposed to help push him out and then release the double team and block Levy. Levy diagnosed the play and shot the gap before Lang could do either.

    Wrong call for where they were on the field. Backed up to the 1, keep it simple. Linsley, Lang and Sitton should have fired straight ahead with Lacy behind them. You get some yards there, and then you can call whatever you want.

  7. Vijay September 27, 2014

    If I was your GM…I would have positioned myself to draft Travis Kelce a year prior… There’s a real talent

  8. Organicbuzz September 28, 2014

    The GB Packers suck as a team. Plenty of shittiness for everyone. All would be forgiven with an AP degree of ass whipping on da bears. Let’s face it, even just a win would be nice. Thinkin Pack might lose today.

    1. HQif July 22, 2015

      @organicbuzz lmao go back to your home elsewhere in the NFC north and enjoy the ass whooping you get twice a year every year repeatedly by the Packers. You might as well go to be a Seahawks fan considering you apparently are not as much a fan of your team winning as much as you are a fan of the packers losing.