This is mildly amusing. On Thursday, Aaron Rodgers told the media that he’s not the Green Bay Packers’ savior.
“I’m not coming back to save this team. I’m coming back to play quarterback the way I know how to play it. Hopefully, we all raise the level of our play collectively and find a way to win these three games.”
Yeah, Aaron, but you kind of are back to save this team.
Brett Hundley wasn’t taking the Packers to the playoffs. In fact, without Rodgers, the job that Ted Thompson has done (or not done, as it were) of building the Packers’ roster has been exposed as fraudulent. The job of coaching the Packers that Mike McCarthy has done (or not done) has been exposed.
Aaron Rodgers is the Green Bay Packers. So Aaron Rodgers is damn sure here to save the season.
Whether he’ll be able to is another question. The Packers have no margin for error. They need to win their final three games, all against playoff contenders — Carolina, Minnesota and Detroit.
While Detroit will probably be a pushover, playing at Carolina will be tough. The Vikings — and I hate to say it — might be the best team in the NFC.
So you’re not here to save the team, huh Aaron?
Maybe I am reading into this a little too much and could be completely wrong, which wouldn’t be the first time, but I read this as Rodgers saying that it will require more than just “him” to save the packers. I read this as it will require a team, and some players to step up to another level and play out of their minds (Damarious Randall, Nick Perry, Randall Cobb, Lance Kendricks, HHCD, just to name a few) as well as the coaching staff to be on the top of their game and putting the players in the best possible positions to succeed and make plays. Along with some supernatural luck to just get them there. Rodgers isn’t saying this to be humble, and he probably knows that he will be a little rusty out of the gate and can’t carry the team himself.
You aren’t reading it wrong and you are completely right.
Rodgers was correct, fans look at him as the savior. The same way that Murphy, Thompson, Capers, and Mcarthy look at him.
If these last 6 years has taught people anything, is that it takes a complete team effort to get to the Super Bowl. That means from Murphy down to the janitors. Read Ron Wolfs book titled “The Packer Way”. It’s definitely worth the time. I bought it back in 1999 give or take, and i couldn’t put it down.
Anyone who thinks we should go to and win a Super Bowl simply because we have Rodgers, simply doesn’t have a clue.
This is Déjà vu all over again. String together a few wins, AR returns, get in the playoffs, raise our hopes for big things, dash our hopes, identify draft needs, draft a basketball player for (pick a position).
lather – rinse- repeat.
This is our life as Packers fans until the team leadership changes.
^^^This American Veteran Packer Fan knows of which he speaks.
Kudos my friend.
A friend of mine posted a GIF of Rodgers doing the belt when he heard 12 was back, before any of these comments by 12 were made. I replied by saying ” Sorry, not even Rodgers can save this team,” and went on about obvious reasons why. He told me my lack of faith was disturbing, and that anything can happen in the NFL. He compared this team to the 96 Packers because they lost to the Colts, who were the worst team in the league at the time. I made a long post about why that is completely asinine but am still deciding whether to send it or just let it go. Here I would post it in a second lol.
Do it lol
Isn’t it still amazing Cheese how many of those “lack of faith” homers are still around thinking the Packers can absolutely do no wrong. In their eyes anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t considered a real fan. You could be banished from your circle having friends like that simply because your views don’t jive with theirs. I agree with Kato, send it!
I love that comment…”The real Packer fans”
Didn’t Favre use that term?
More recently, last week Leroy Butler used that term when callers were being cynical about this Packer hierarchy. He said, “i hope some real Packer fans call in”.
So i figured in Butlers eyes i wasn’t a real Packer fan. So he probably doesn’t need my vote for Canton.
So be it.
If Butler said that, then he is just being a Packer homer. Favre took it a step further. I believe he implied something along the lines of anyone that wasn’t a Favre fan wasn’t a true Packer fan. That’s extra douchey.