Some of the Green Bay Packers biggest names have been trying to send a message through the media. You’ve got coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers going back and forth. You’ve got Rodgers calling out teammates for lack of energy. You’ve got Mike Daniels erupting and his teammates tuning him out.
Well, receiver Randall Cobb has a different message. It’s one of unity.
“There are things outside of our room that try to separate us, that try to pull us away from each other, that try to break the bond that we have that was created throughout the season. But we must stick together. That’s the only thing that we can do that’s going to get us wins. The more we point fingers, the more that people start doubting us, the worse off we’re going to be. So we just have to stick together and not let the outside noise change what we believe.”
While that’s all well and good and it’s also probably true, that statement is something else. It’s a message to any of Cobb’s teammates who seemingly want to gripe about each other through the media.
It’s a simple one too. Shut your mouth.
No doubt the Packers are facing adversity. We’ve seen teams in similar situations and those that start pointing fingers are usually teams that implode.
Maybe the Packers are past that. We don’t know.
What we do know is the division and thus, the playoffs are still there for the taking. The notion of a division title and a playoff appearance might seem laughable right now, but if the Packers have any chance of achieving those things, they need to pull together.