We would all agree. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been playing quarterback particularly effectively for the Green Bay Packers this year. At least not at the ultra-high level that he has established for the team and himself.
What’s the problem? Knee injury in week 1? He says he’s recovered. Still, there have been throws throughout the season that fucking Blake Bortles wouldn’t make. Or I guess would make…
That time he dropped the ball short of Marquez Valdez-Scantling — like way short of him — on a 3rd-and-2 in Seattle? Easy first down… if you make the throw, Bortles! There have been others since.
I’m not going to overly-criticize the third-greatest quarterback to ever suit it up for the Packers. No offense to Arnie Herber.
But man, make the fucking throw. You get paid — a hell of a lot — to do one fucking thing. MAKE THE THROW, THROWY!
But, awwwwwww, shit… that one in Seattle stuck to my hand!
“I could do that a hundred times and probably not do that again,” Rodgers said. “It was a gimme. It was a gimme out there. It stuck to my hand.”
And have there been any issues since? Missing open receivers? Repeatedly? Maybe in Minnesota?
“I don’t think I need to respond about fundamentals,” Rodgers said. “I mean, I drill the fundamentals. I throw how I throw. I’m not playing any different this year. It’s just we’re not completing as many passes percentage-wise.
“I listen to my quarterback coach and my offensive coordinator and my head coach. My study of myself, I’m very critical of my own film. I’m not playing any differently fundamental-wise. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t love it when it’s a certain way and then critique it when it’s the other way. I mean, you guys can because that what you guys get paid to do. Again, that’s the news cycle. They’re going to pick at things when you’re in a situation like this where we’re at. We’re 4-6-1 so it comes with the territory.”
No problems here. We are not going to question Aaron Rodgers’ fundamentals, although I don’t know that this is necessarily the issue.
First of all, no one can question the $134 million man. Right?
I don’t know that it’s the news cycle either. You’re gonna let that palooka Demovsky dictate the news cycle? I mean, c’mon… you’re the $134 million man!
The fact that some of these clowns get paid for anything other than working at McDonald’s is laughable.
Rodgers isn’t making the throws. He isn’t completing the throws. He’s part of the problem at the moment.
So you are placing Rodgers behind Bart Starr and Lynn Dickey or Don Majkowski?
you are right, Rodger is not playing like he has shown he can… since the knee injury and contract announcement, and since jordy gone, and since capers and thimpson gone, and since graham there, and joe philbin there, and since racecar driver, and since hundley not his backup….
so it is one, some if, or none of those
Dick, Jay Cutler2!
This is wrong gentlemen…..
Paging Mr. PF4L, Mr. PF4L…. !!!!
Ain’t nobody got time for that right now Ice….
I’m deep in my search of Cole Madison. Matter of fact i got a great lead that came in this morning. Apparently he’s staying at Albany Aqua Villa in the Bahamas at $10,000/night. I hear he’s booked for 8 days, 7 nights. I know that may sound like a lot of money, but it’s really not, it’s all inclusive.
Still….he must have a good job.
(Through a spokesperson, the Packers declined interview requests for Gutekunst, McCarthy and Ball.)
From the files of…i did not know this….
Thompson is still involved with the team, as a senior consultant, though he has moved back to his hometown in Texas. Still involved?…..anything you say.
Translation…pay him for nothing. Not that i didn’t assume the same anyway.
In an unrelated thought….
I really feel, much like the Seattle Super Bowl game against the Patriots changed the team dynamics of the Seahawks and divided the team, thus the locker room. I feel like the Packers loss against Seattle in the NFCCG had much the same effect within the Packer team. Being up by 12 with 5 minutes to go to a SB was/is an epic fuck up, and i think it fractured many peoples respect towards others on the team. Thats why i say McCarthy needed to be let go then, it was the right time, and it was just cause. How the fuck does a head coach, not know Mathews took himself out of the game? Can he be anymore out of touch?
I will never be able to erase that colossal failure from my mind as long as i live.
I had no idea either. Again, like you have said, Red China. This team has a total lack of transparency. I get it, some stuff you want to keep in house. But TT’s “role?” His health? I had no idea Rodgers was close enough with his former QB coach that he would eat dinner with his family. Very eye opening article.
Good article. Sheds some light on the dysfunction of this team. I agree with what you guys have mentioned so far. Ted getting paid to sit around in Texas, the NFCCG game in SEA being the most disappointing clusterfuck I’ve ever seen, Rodgers being close with VanPelt.
Then we have McCarthy wanting to be known as the one who created Rodgers. What a joke. No QB in the MM era, other than 12 and 4, has been worth a damn.
How about McCarthy missing offensive install meetings during the week because he’s doing head coach stuff, and then changes the plays on Saturdays walk through and messes up the flow of the game plan because that’s what he wants. Then they have the backup QB’s trying to explain Rodgers’ gametime decisons to MM because the guy isn’t involved. If you want to be an offensive coordinator then be a fucking offensive coordinator. If you want to be a head coach then start acting like one.
I suspect that after Rodgers gets his new coach, he won’t be happy with that coach either, and he’ll demand a trade like Favre.
I suspect that, hiring the right coach will put a new enthusiasm in this team along with greater energy and motivation.
I’ve never seen so many players just going through the motions. Get a head coach who will work with Gute, Pick and keep the players who want it and are willing to work and perform for it. Ditch the rest via trades, cuts or whatever. If a fucking player (even a star) isn’t performing, don’t be afraid to send a message, sit him or is that too mean? SMH.
NO MORE FREE RIDES. That should be the motto, from the very top to the bottom. With Wolf….if you weren’t there to help and contribute, you weren’t there. If a draft pick can’t get it his first 2,3 years, move on, don’t live with mistakes and dead roster spots. Also…if a player has serious injury history, they rarely all of a sudden stay injury free. Nothing personal Nick and Kevin.
This shit is pretty basic.