Much has been made of the relationship between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy. We have never thought much of Gravy Head, but we also felt the stories about the relationship, or rift in the relationship, were overblown.
It’s possible that Rodgers is actually sick and tired of McCarthy’s shit.
This comes from Jason La Canfora.
The Packers just made Rodgers the highest-paid player in the history of the game, again, before the season, and sources said that he has a strong relationship with team president Mark Murphy, the de facto owner of the publicly-held franchise, and there is certainly a sense of urgency throughout the organization to begin to maximize the remainder of the prime of the passer’s career. Rodgers has made comments in recent years, including Sunday, that have been difficult to interpret as anything but complaints about play-calling, which McCarthy has taken over once again.
La Canfora is referring to Rodgers’ openly-critical comments about McCarthy after the Bills’ game.
Rodgers was not as critical after the Lions’ game, which was somewhat of a similar offensive shitshow. The Packers put no points on the board in the first half of that game.
While Rodgers came out and threw for 442 yards, the Packers were forced to try to come back from a 24-0 hole. McCarthy, Gravy Head, couldn’t quite figure out how to utilize his running backs. There’s no evidence that he’ll be able to figure that out going forward.
Rodgers has publicly stumped for more Aaron Jones, just like the rest of us. That guy didn’t get a touch in the second half until the very end of it.
The thing we know and the thing we’ve noted is it looks like the NFL has passed Fat Mike by.
It’s odd that The Walrus II, Andy Reid, can adapt his offense, turn it into one of the most dynamic offenses in the league, and Fat Mike cannot. At this point, it’s like Fat Mike is sitting there thinking to himself, “I need more gravy! And why does The Walrus II have a better quarterback than I do? Hmmmm… Pat Mahomes is better than Aaron Rodgers?”
His offense is better. More innovative.
So is Sean McVay’s, which is why the Los Angeles Rams are undefeated. So is Matt Nagy’s, which is why the Chicago Bears lead the NFC North.
But Fat Mike will keep trotting out the same gravy-headed shit, the same gravy-headed way.
The good news is this is the beginning of the long-overdue end to the Gravy Head era.