It may seem like you’re heard this one before, but you haven’t. You’ve heard it the other way around.
Earlier in the season, when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was struggling mightily, coach Mike McCarthy came to his defense. McCarthy termed the scrutiny of Rodgers to be “ridiculous.”
It wasn’t. Rodgers was playing terribly and if you’re playing terribly, you should be under scrutiny, but that’s beside the point.
On Wednesday, Rodgers had McCarthy’s back. McCarthy has come under fire as his team has dropped three in a row and looked completely disinterested and unprepared in the last two.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” Rodgers said. “I think people don’t understand how difficult it is to win in this league and win consistently. The success that we’ve had here, it’s tough to do. We’ve set the standard pretty high. But I wouldn’t listen to some of those people out there. I mean they’re not in this locker room, they’re not in the meeting rooms, they’re not in the practice environments. They don’t know what’s going on, they don’t know the type of work ethic that we have here and that Mike has here.”
So we suppose then that Rodgers agrees with McCarthy’s assertion of himself — that he’s a highly successful football coach.
Just the bee’s knees, that guy!
Look, let’s step into reality here for a moment. Whether Rodgers has an issue with McCarthy or not, he’s not going to bash him in the media.
That’s not how anyone in the Packers organization works. We can just expect the passive-aggressive exchange of comments through the media to continue.