He was specifically talking about tight end Martellus Bennett. Everyone wants to know what Bennett brings to the table, to the locker room. Aaron Rodgers has some ideas.
“He brings a different type of attitude,” Rodgers said. “He is a very interesting person. He’s got a lot of great interests. He cares about football. He cares about dominating. He brings that grit and that attitude to the field where he wants to dominate the guy over him, whether he’s blocking or catching passes. And I think he’s going to bring some extreme confidence to the locker room, which we need.”
We love the part about dominating — he cares about dominating.
That’s great and as we’ve noted in the past, Bennett is equally adept as a blocker and receiver.
But the more interesting part of that comment is this: I think he’s going to bring some extreme confidence to the locker room, which we need.
How does that look to you?
It looks to me like Rodgers is saying the Green Bay Packers — or some Packers — lack confidence. That the team needs more confident guys in the locker room.
Ultimately, this is something that comes down to an issue we always seem to be discussing: leadership. Where does it come from?
The Packers’ roster is always young. They just suffered a number of major free agent losses, including T.J. Lang and Julius Peppers, two players considered team leaders.
Rodgers and some coaches have been wondering who is going to fill the leadership void. Letting veterans go has often bit the Packers in the leadership department in the past. Charles Woodson comes immediately to mind. John Kuhn certainly was missed.
So once again, the team will be looking for new guys to step into that role. Bennett may have be one of them.