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Aaron Rodgers Throws Shade On ‘Frustrated’ Report

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has seen the report that he’s frustrated with the organization. He also took some time to poo-poo it.

In a roundabout, sarcastic manner, of course.

Rodgers cited an article from Packers.com and noted that the headline wasn’t click-baity enough and didn’t refer to any unnamed sources.

The original report, from Yahoo! Sports, could certainly be considered click-bait and did use an unnamed source to chronicle Rodgers’ supposed frustration.

Obviously, Rodgers is suggesting it’s all B.S., using the term Donald Trump loves — fake news.

Rodgers’ supposed frustration stems from the Packers’ refusal to involve him in the decisions to let quarterbacks coach Scott Van Pelt move on and to release receiver Jordy Nelson. It seems pretty clear that Rodgers does have some issue with those moves based on his previous comments. However, he toed the company line on Tuesday when asked about his desire to be more involved with the decision making process.

“Again, I know my role, and that’s to play quarterback the best that I can. The team is going to try to put the right guys in place — the right coaches in place, the right players in place. You just have to trust the process as we’ve talked about over the years. This process works, and it has worked for Mike for a number of years. Obviously, that’s why he’s still here in his 13th season. We’ve had a lot of success here, and you’ve got to trust the process.”

Trust the process…

Once known as the explanation for the Philadelphia 76ers tanking for draft picks, everyone is now using the phrase Sam Hinkie made famous.

Hell, if Rodgers really does trust the process, then so do we.

And while Rodgers has thrown shade on the report, I still believe it’s possible — whether with his knowledge or not — that someone from Rodgers’ camp planted the story.

Think about it. The timing is surely curious, coming on the day the Packers open OTAs. It could also give Rodgers leverage in his ongoing contract negotiations. The Packers can’t have the franchise angry, perceived or otherwise.

A new deal would certainly remove any sign of discord.

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Joseph Bonham

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21 Comments

  1. FTS April 17, 2018

    Rodgers echoed what is said and in the previous post. Make money and just play! You have two years left on your deal, three if they franchise you.

    1. FTS April 17, 2018

      What I said in the previous post*

  2. KILLER April 17, 2018

    We all know he is frustrated. He’d have to be clueless not to be. That said, of course he will never admit it. It could mean less money for him and also his mountainous pride will not allow him to be seen as “frustrated”. The fact he denies frustration just means he is a liar. That’s all. And we already knew that.

    1. PF4L April 17, 2018

      He admitted to being frustrated. Or do you often write shit you don’t know anything about?

      No need to answer that….we already know.

    2. Savage57 April 18, 2018

      What’s this ‘we’ shit, Vikings girl?

      You’re ‘them’; the asshats in purple with the pigtails, obnoxious horn and hilariously inept legacy.

    3. Icebowl April 19, 2018

      Yet more wisdom from Killer The Dead ……
      Dude get a life already !

  3. PF4L April 17, 2018

    Charles Robinson’s article was rehashed old news, straight up. Almost everything he wrote was already known, some of it two weeks ago.

    The only thing new was his “source” telling us how Rodgers feels.

    That article screams “i need attention”.

    The only thing missing is Robinson quoting the Lonely Boy.

    Pure hack job.

    Now, in my view….right or wrong….

    What moves have the Packers organization made in the last 5,6 years, that would give Rodgers faith in this organization to improve? Signing under performing players to big money? Drafting? (drafting corners?) overall player acquisition? Highly effective middle and upper management? Breaking up his O line?………I could go on and on.

    I think the Packers cluster fuck in upper management should be overjoyed if Rodgers simply wants to stay here.

    To close this up….if Rodgers is frustrated (and he should be), then so be it, he has a lot of reasons to be. He didn’t draft all those bust, he didn’t tell anyone not to make trades, or delve into free agency. Or tell anyone lets keep the offense stale and predictable. He didn’t tell anyone to over pay their own draft picks ( the few still on the team that weren’t bust), etc.

    What Rodgers is guilty of is….

    Overcoming all the team’s yearly deficiencies of players and management and coaching, and still keeping this a playoff team.

    So fuck Charles Robinson or anyone else that is trying to make a name for himself at Rodgers expense.

    1. KILLER April 18, 2018

      You forgot to list that Rodgers is also guilty of employing a beard to fool the weak-minded (twice!), guilty of throwing Anthony Barr under the bus for a classic great football hit, guilty of trying to deceive the world that Rodgers acting so badly on the field was a response to poor sportsmanship by Barr when it was the reverse, and, of course, guilty of being a smug prick. Maybe that rubs off on Piffle…. or maybe he already was a prick… I don’t know, which came first, chicken or the egg?

      1. PF4L April 18, 2018

        You forgot to mention the beatdown the Eagles gave the Queens, and the fact that the queens are a losing franchise that can’t win a Super Bowl and the sad, sad fact that you don’t have a life.

        The only difference between my proclamations and yours, is i can prove mine.

  4. PF4L April 17, 2018

    I’d have no problem if Rodgers and his agent respectfully, quietly and without drama requested a trade. I’d have no problem with it.

    But that’s probably an indication of my lack of faith in the Packers to get to a Super Bowl. They are farther away from that than they’ve been the last 7 years. They are going the wrong way.

    To bring that point home. Who is going to be talking (seriously) about the Packers going to the Super Bowl in the present and near future? NO ONE.

    Truth be told, i’d be impressed if they made the playoffs this season.

    1. KILLER April 18, 2018

      Although you are still an encyclopedia of personality dysfunction, I do see I’ve made headway with you by bringing home the reality of the Packers to you. No thanks needed. It is enough for me to know that you are finally starting to get it.

      1. PF4L April 18, 2018

        Impress me…..stop making headway, go get a job, and make a dollar.

        1. Kato April 18, 2018

          Get a job, a hobby, hooker, anything. Lonely boy won’t adhere to our advice.

  5. Truth April 17, 2018

    I was really sad that the packers cut ties with Scott van pelt too.

    He was a good coach for Brent Hundley, and Tom Callahan too.

    1. MM²SUCK April 18, 2018

      There is an old saying . . . “You cannot polish a turd” . . . Perhaps that was Van Pelt’s problem?

      1. Icebowl April 19, 2018

        Timely quote MM-squared ! I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use that one myself.

        1. MM²SUCK April 20, 2018

          Thanks ICEBOWL!

    2. Truth April 18, 2018

      Zing

  6. Cheese April 17, 2018

    I saw Rodgers’ interview and he made a few subtle comments that could be taken either way. Just how he likes it. Sounded like he was saying what he thought the Packers wanted to hear. Players play, coaches coach, trust the process, blah blah blah.

    I found it interesting when he said “This process works, and it has worked for Mike for a number of years. Obviously, that’s why he’s still here in his 13th season.” The only thing that has worked is continually putting the Packers in a worse position than the year before.

    I’m not saying players should start making personnel decisions, but when you have a player like Rodgers you want to at least make an attempt to keep him happy. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Green Bay may be writing Aarons checks, but without him the Packers would be starving for W’s.

    1. Empacador April 18, 2018

      Key to the comment, “..it has worked FOR Mike for a number of years. Obviously, that’s why he’s still here in his 13th season.” He didn’t say it has worked for US, implying the Packers as a whole. McCarthy still has a job, so it is a damn good system for him. Bullshit sells, whose buying? Ted and Mark were.

      1. MM²SUCK April 18, 2018

        And now it appears that Mark still is . . .