In the past it was R-E-L-A-X or “run the table.” Things Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spouted to the media when the team was in a hole. Just like they are now.
Each time, those Rodgers-led teams made the playoffs. The “run-the-table” bunch ran it all the way to the NFC Championship game. That was a blowout loss to Atlanta, but hell. At least they made it that far.
This Packers team is going fucking nowhere. And this year, Rodgers doesn’t have any magic words.
This should give you a good sense that Rodgers knows this team can’t compete at the highest levels. It should also tell you that Rodgers doesn’t have faith in his coach.
It seems that palooka Demovsky has been trying to coax something of the sort out of Rodgers, anyway. At Rodgers’ postgame press conference Thursday night, Cher tossed up a softball question obviously designed for just such a statement.
Rodgers, obviously aware of Cher’s tactics, didn’t bite. In fact, he kind of smashed that softball back in Demovsky’s face like Lucas Patrick did to Clay Matthews last summer.
“Of course there’s hope,” Rodgers said. “Of course we believe in each other. It’s going to take one galvanizing moment, whether that’s a speech or at practice or something happens in the game, something’s got to get this thing going. I thought we had moments tonight where that was the way we were going. The defense, a lot of injuries. Offensively, we lost Jimmy (Graham). Guys battled. Nobody gave up hope. We just didn’t play well enough when we had to play well enough.”
Okay, so the Packers haven’t given up. Great.
That doesn’t mean they’re not frustrated. I could see at least three times during the game where Rodgers was like, here we go again. Whether it’s getting fucked by the officials in Seattle or getting fucked by The Buffoon himself, Mike McCarthy, someone or other is riding a train on the Packers. Not the kind that rides on tracks.
And that’s odd, because their L-train — or as they call it, Monorail (yeah, I’ll get to that in second) — doesn’t run anywhere close to CenturyLink Field as I recall. But definitely take it to MoPOP. That shit it dope!
But hey, what do they have over there in Seattle?