Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith will always be linked and because they’re playing against each other this week and most journalists are stupid and lazy, it’s time to drag that story out of moth balls and dust it off.
You know it well.
It was the 2005 NFL Draft. The top two quarterbacks were Utah’s Alex Smith and Cal’s Aaron Rodgers. One of them was going to go No. 1 overall to the San Francisco 49ers, but no one was really certain who.
That guy would be Smith, but what no “expert” foresaw was that Rodgers would fall all the way to the end of the first round, where he would become the No. 24 pick of the Green Bay Packers. This is one of the primary reasons Rodgers has played with the proverbial chip on his shoulder (and there’s another story that’s been beaten into the ground).
Rodgers went on to become arguably the best quarterback in football.
Smith, on the other hand, has had a decent career and is a solid, not great, starting quarterback.
The two guys involved in this story have moved past it and seem to wish everyone else would shut the hell up about it, too.
But they won’t because of the aforementioned stupidity and laziness.
We’re not going to go any further with comparing these guys because that’s just dumb. You know damn well how these guys compare.
What we will do is print all of the quotes that politely tell the idiots asking these questions to get some new fucking questions already. Because they make us laugh.
“Yeah, I don’t really play those what-if games. (Smith) went to San Fran, had a lot of different coordinators there, and I came here,” Rodgers said.
“That’s ancient history as far as I’m concerned.”
“Coming out of college, of course we’re all competing,” Smith said. “You’re at the same position, so certainly you’re competing against each other. You can definitely understand it at the time, but at this point? Eleven years later, he’s got two MVPs and a Super Bowl. I think he’s done OK, you know. I certainly think draft status, whatever, we’ve certainly moved beyond that.”
And then, when the guys in question are like, “Go to hell, you fucking hack,” what do you do?
You ask other people stupid questions like, “Do you think Aaron still feels slighted?” And what do they do?
They tell you you’re a fucking idiot too!
Whaddya say, Big Mike?
“I think Aaron’s very self-motivated from a number of different things. I’m sure he’ll enjoy answering that question this week,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.
How bout you, Clay?
“I don’t know; you’ve got to go ask him,” Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said. “He’ll tell you no, so that’s a bad question.”
Bad question. In a sea of bad questions.
You got that right, Clay.
I propose a new unwritten rule in football. After you get asked the same inane question, let’s say, 30 times or so (being arbitrary), you can just grab the reporter by the throat and kick the living shit out of him (or her) and not have to answer.
And then stomp on their recording device.
The most ironic element of that entire event was that “Big Mike” was the OC for SF and passed on QB1.
Was it even MM’s decision to make?
With helmets on they do a bit look alike but there ends the comparison.