Greg Jennings: Aaron Rodgers Never Had to Self Assess
Everyone has some thoughts on what’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers. We tend to think our theory is the most sound, but you know former Green Bay Packers receiver and teammate Greg Jennings has his own ideas.
Jennings believes all the praise heaped on Rodgers over the years means he never had to look in the mirror. It will come as no surprise to you that Jennings was quick to point out that the receivers, rather than Rodgers, were always to blame when the passing game wasn’t effective.
That, Jennings says, means Rodgers never had to look in the mirror.
Frankly, there may be some truth to that. It isn’t the first time someone has brought this up, although they’ve done it in a different way. Jennings, Jermichael Finley and Donald Driver have all previously noted how Rodgers has never stood up or taken blame when someone points the finger at the Packers’ receivers.
And that’s the thing. Rodgers rarely takes blame.
It’s always “us” or “we” or “everyone” that isn’t quite playing up to snuff. It’s never just me.
Every time that refrain comes up, which has been a lot lately, I think back to the NFC Championship game in Seattle. After that brutal loss, all Rodgers wanted to talk about was the play calling and decision making of the coaching staff. In fact, he was still talking about in JUNE of that year. This was after he personally turned in a complete turd of a performance, throwing for just 178 yards, one TD and two interceptions with a 55.8 rating.
If I were the coach, I wouldn’t have put the ball in his hands either. He was out there shitting the bed.
The pertinent part of this video starts around the 3:35 mark.