“I think it’s a statement of leadership,” McCarthy said of Rodgers’ remarks. “He’s definitely at the point in his career where he knows how hard it is to get these opportunities, and I’m getting longer in the tooth, too. You only get so many attempts at the plate, and we all want to maximize it and we all have a responsibility to the organization to maximize these opportunities.”

The last sentence of that quote says it all.

You only get so many attempts. 

True.

We all want to maximize it.

Well, evidence suggests otherwise. Maybe you and Aaron do, but clearly not everyone sees it that way.

We have a responsibility to the organization to maximize these opportunities.

Also true, but again, one or two people don’t see it that way.

If McCarthy had ended the statement with “we all want to maximize it,” I probably wouldn’t have thought much of it.

The very last part signals frustration. Otherwise, why would you even mention it?

It’s as if someone doesn’t know this…