You’ve seen the Green Bay Packers play lately. Do you think they’re going to win another game anytime soon?
Despite four losses in a row, three of which were embarrassing, Aaron Rodgers expressed confidence in the Packers on Wednesday. Not just a little confidence, either.
“I feel like we can run the table,” Rodgers said. “I really do. The offense is starting to click a little bit more. We’ve just got to get together a game where we’re more consistent from the first snap to the last. We’ve been, I think, getting closer to that. We’ve really been clicking at times in the past few games.”
Well, I’m laughing to myself right now, of course.
Perhaps the Packers’ offense has been playing better lately. Perhaps they’ve done some things. Certainly, they haven’t put together a full game at any time this season.
But you see, Aaron. None of that matters.
The Packers’ defense can’t stop anyone. They’re a pile of three-week-old discarded food waste that’s been baking in the sun.
So, look. The only way the Packers are beating anyone, much less running the table, is if the offense starts putting up 50 every week. Kind of like the early 1980s Packers had to do to win!
Frankly, with James Lofton, John Jefferson, Paul Coffman and Lynn Dickey, I think those Packers had more offensive talent than these Packers do. That defense was just worse.
But what Rodgers is suggesting here is exactly like that. Like I always used to say about those Bart Starr-coached teams — put up 55, give up 56!
This is the type of leadership I look for out of Rodgers all the time. That this nugget comes so late in the game and things are so dire, it comes off as more comical than delusional.
That being said. Rodgers has shit on his guys by saying an effort is unacceptable and is now saying with great efforts they can in essence be great. If this team comes out flat after their QB makes a statement like this, I think it is more an indictment of how Rodgers is viewed in that locker room than one of poor coaching or leadership.
If this locker room really embraces ARodge. If they love him and truly believe he has been laying it all on the line for his teammates every week, then you might just see the Packers go into Philly and whoop some ass.
THAT being said…Philly 27 GB 24 (21 scored in the 4th quarter making it look close)
If this team comes out flat. It’s time to clean the whole house.
Rodgers just said what he is supposed to say. Should he have been honest and said “nah, the season is screwed up, better do something with the fifth pick, Ted”?
Mad Murphy said he aint gonne fire anyone, at least in season, but Miky could want to make a “statement” firering Zook after coming game.
Words mean nothing at this point. The entire team needs to prove it on the field. PROVE IT!
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Rodgers knows what the score is. If you go by what his peers say, Rodgers is one of the smartest guys in the NFL.
It doesn’t matter what Rodgers says anymore, most of you people will find fault in anything he says. If you can’t be happy with Rodgers as your QB, you’re probably in for a miserable future as a Green Bay Packer fan.
Rodgers is one of the smartest. But Rodgers isn’t playing defense or special teams. The Packers haven’t played a complete game this season. Unless he plans on scoring every single possession from here on out, I think he is being a bit unrealistic, even though it might be possible to win out, odds are not with them doing so.
Long drives and no more punting. Keep the defense off the field as long as you can is the recipe for success. 4th and 10? Fuck it! We’re going for it!
Despite the way the season began, Rodgers has been one of the only bright spots. I have no problem with what he is saying. I wonder how Clinton Dix and Burnett feel about it. They have families after all.
I am not sure I agree with the criticism surrounding Rodgers. He is always looking for the a pass and when it isn’t on he makes the yards himself. I’ve seen a lot of dropped catches that should have been caught.
The team itself have a lot of injuries and as a fan owned team they tend only have a few star players and very few free agents which makes for a lack of depth and cover in some key areas.
Rodgers is not the problem with the packers. He knows what he has to work with and that some of them are development players who are still learning. He’s trying to sound up beat to push these players into improving instead of losing all confidence and playing even worse.