Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has clearly heard the criticism of his play. And even though he says otherwise, it clearly bothers him.
Rodgers took responsibility for playing poorly in week 2, on Wednesday. Mostly anyway…
“I have to lead by example. As a leader, you have to take the blame when it’s necessary, and even sometimes when it’s not your fault. I think it’s important to let those guys know that you’re going to stick your body on the line, but also you’re going to stand up for them when you need to in the locker room, the meeting room and the media, and take your responsibility for the way you played.
“I didn’t play as well as I wanted to last week, and I turned the ball over twice, and I can’t do that if we’re going to win the game. So I’ve got to play better, and I’ve got to play more efficiently on offense.”
After that, he went on to tell the assembled media that they didn’t know what they were talking about.
“You guys have a job to do,” Rodgers said, “so do your job. Make your opinions and scrutinize, but we’re not worried about your opinions. And we’re not going back having sleepless nights worried about what you guys are saying about our offense. Because you guys don’t know what plays we’re running, you don’t know where the execution is, you don’t know where the flaws in the execution lie.”
Well, we’re pretty sure they lie with you, at least in part. But yeah, you’re right…
HOW DARE ANYONE CRITICIZE THE GREAT AARON RODGERS!?!
Rodgers did get a lil snarky, albeit with a smile on his face. I’m cool with that. Show a lil fire, go throw for 350 yards, throw 4 td’s and a passer rating of 127, and all is right in the world again.
I feel very much like I did when Brett started to go downhill. Remember how we always had that feeling he would finish the great comeback drive up until the point where he didn’t?
That’s where I am with ARodge. The old ARodge would show up with a huge game this week. But this isn’t the old ARodge. I don’t have a lot of faith right now he can do that.
I don’t get that feeling with Rodgers anyway, because when they are clicking, they usually aren’t behind in the 4th quarter.
I didn’t get that feeling with Favre for the great comeback. I was always on the edge of my seat in the 4th quarter of a Favre led Packer team thinking…Don’t fuck this up. That’s the feeling i had.
Exactly and perfectly stated.
I feel like Rodgers is going to play good from this point on. Dude is going to win the MVP.
Him and McCarthy both need to stop being so stubborn. McCarthy needs to adjust the offense from an isolation route heavy, timing offense to an offense more reliant on getting guys open through scheme. Bunch formations, motions, ect. Rodgers needs to trust the offensive system. He bails on plays way too quuckly looking to play sandlot rather than taking the time to survey the field and take what the defense gives him. Settle for the 8 yard completion rather than extending the play hoping for more.
This is classic Rodgers and the reason his teammates don’t like him (justifiably).
He claims to be taking the blame while making clear he is doing it just to be a leader and it is really someone else’s fault… yet he is still man enough to take the blame but letting us know it is not his fault. What a leader. What a leader….
Funny that when everything went great and he was MVP it was due to him but, when he plays terrible and throws bad passes it is someone else’s fault. Must be nice. Anything turns out good, it is “all me”. If it goes South, it is not his fault but he is such a great leader he will take that blame… while attempting to avoid it.
Rodgers also exemplifies the majority of Packer fans. He is a bad sport. At no point does he say, “Hey, give the Vikes credit, that is a tremendous defense and they played great and/or had a great game plan”. No, when anything does not go perfect, no credit goes to the other team, it is all bad luck and missed opportunities and communication issues. That is also how most Packer fans express things.
Then Rodgers basically says the media does not know what they are talking about. Funny. Ironic. When they said nice things about how great he played in the past Rodgers never pointed out to the media “…you don’t know….”. It is clear that in Rodgers mind if the media makes statements that boost his ego then they are spot on and keen observers, football experts. But, if they observe anything negative… well, clearly that comes from ignorance. And, of course, the QB rating is not accurate and neither is PFF… if it is negative or poor. How can the media, PFF, and the QB rating bring themselves back to respectability? Easy, just say, write, and make statistics that reflect well on Rodgers and, voila, Accuracy and Knowledge are born again….
Good Lord, that Rodgers is a real piece of work. Psycho!
So, we should all wear the new Aaron Rodgers T-shirt that says “If I play well, you DO know it was ALL me. If my play is poor YOU DON’T KNOW whose fault it is other than it is not mine but I am leader enough to say it IS ME though IT IS NOT ME”.
WOW…..Maybe we should all go to a vikings website and tell all the loser viking fans why they suck, why their players suck. Then we could all look like total jackasses. Just like the douche who wrote the novel above ^.
When you see “Killer” simply skip over reading his bullshit. Like both real Viking fans I have the unfortunate pleasure of knowing in real life. Smug, arrogant assholes. Viking fans claiming Packer fans are exactly what they, as honest to god Viking fans, actually are themselves. Must be the lavender. Read any Packer article over on PFT, there is an entire clown section of douchebags exactly like “Killer” commenting over there too. Probably a dozen or more. To be fair there are some pretty idiotic Packer fans posting unbelievable shit there as well, worse than anything I’ve seen here, so there is that. Odds are “Killer” is one or more those clowns as well because that is what trolls do. Stir up shit for the Lulz.
I think every player and teams goes through a slump, I think the loss in Minnesota was due to, being on the road, Rodgers slump, and overall great passing offense by the vikings, (I literally got faint writing that) this is only temporary and the packers should have a good season and be playoff, and potentially Super Bowl bound
I’m pretty sure Aaron reads my opinions on here. I don’t know why he said that.