Aaron Rodgers has taken on a different sort of leadership role with the Green Bay Packers this year. He’s already more vocal than he’s been in the past.
Last week, Rodgers criticized some of his receivers for their “piss poor” effort in practice. It was revealed that he was referring to the three rookie draft picks.
Did their feelings get hurt?
AR gives no fucks.
“I hope we’re not that soft,” Rodgers said. “I hope we can hear comments or read comments and not get offended by things. It’s a professional environment; it’s not a personal environment. The things I’m saying, I don’t have some vendetta against any player. I care about winning, No. 1, and I’m going to say and do the things that I feel like can advance us. It’s going to be tough at some points. It’s not a popularity contest all the time. Obviously, as a human, you like being liked and appreciated, but I’m trying to win games because that’s my job.”
Rodgers’ attitude is actually a nice change this year.
One goal. Winning. Not putting up with any crap.
Perhaps Rodgers is starting to feel the pressure. Everyone keeps saying the Packers window is closing with Rodgers at the helm. He only has one Super Bowl win and he’s now 34 and will be 35 in December.
Rodgers has five, maybe six good years left.
Based on his no B.S. approach, he’s making it known he wants more titles. Clearly, general manager Brian Gutekunst wants one of his own. He’s surrounded Rodgers with what may be his best supporting cast since 2010.
And all of this sounds terrific to us.