Josh McDaniels Not A Fit For Aaron Rodgers?

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Josh McDaniels

It’s becoming clear that Aaron Rodgers, at least on the surface, may actually be a detriment to the Green Bay Packers hiring their next coach.

Bruce Arians has already said he won’t take the job. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been mentioned as a possibility. However, a former Patriots player — Teddy Bruschi — says it wouldn’t work.

“I heard you guys talking about Josh McDaniels,” Bruschi said on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni and Fauria. “Josh McDaniels may be the best thing for Aaron Rodgers in terms of giving him a system that he can trust, but I don’t think Aaron Rodgers wants that. Aaron Rodgers wants the power in terms of ‘I want to be able to do what I want to do and turn this play, whatever you call, into whatever play I turn it into and that’s my best skill.’ But that skill is running out for him.

“You gotta bring in a coach and the first question you ask is, ‘Alright you and Aaron, do you think you’d get along?’ And a lot of coaches are going to say, ‘Yeah, yeah we’ll get along. I love Aaron Rodgers and all this and all that. But once you start calling plays, things change.”

That has been the narrative since Mike McCarthy was fired. That Rodgers didn’t agree with McCarthy’s play calling and it was often obvious to teammates.

That Rodgers is hard to coach.

We all know Rodgers likes to ad lib. Extend plays, as it were. But he’s now starting to look like a guy who can’t be coached.

Or at least that seems to be what everyone things.


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23 Comments on "Josh McDaniels Not A Fit For Aaron Rodgers?"

  1. Chad Erik Lundberg

    Teddy can suck a fat one. Even Tom Brady once had to call out his stupid mouth. Guy needs to stfu. Dumbass anal-lyst. He doesn’t fuckin know what goes on in that locker room. He needs to stop acting like he does.

  2. Ferris

    They won’t hire McDaniels. He burned the Colts, can’t trust him. They will hire someone with a history/link with Rodgers. Even though Rodgers is “not involved” in the decision.

    • KILLER

      Yes, when they say Aaron is “not involved”in who they hire it means it will absolutely pivot on him and accommodating him. They like to say the opposite of the truth. It’s just… habit for them.

      In the past few days they’ve said they let McCarthy leave… when they fired him. They said they did not fire Winston Moss for the text he sent even as they said it was important for everyone to be on the same page — that is basically saying that was not why and winking as they say it.

      This is all over the organization and includes Aaron. Remember the time the Packers beat the Vikings (obviously years ago) and came to the post-game press conference drinking a can of grape crush? Then, when attacked for being such a bad sport he turned it around like “how dare they” and that it was ridiculous and that was his normal post game snack. How many times since then has he been seen drinking grape crush post game or any time? Snide snarky liar — that is the org from QB on up.

      They say Rodgers is not involved so you now know his involvement in the decision — that who it is depends on him — is as likely as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

      • Ferris

        Don’t bother me with your input. Go watch your mediocre Vikings team fail again. That should keep you busy enough. Remember the time the Vikings coach went to the press conference after winning a championship?

  3. Bobby D

    Jim Harbaugh for Christmas…we need some crazy,emotional, all-in, khaki wearing, motivating fucking football guy running this team! Better late than than never to get rid of the two assholes holding this team back. Way too late on the white rat though!

  4. Kato

    I mean, he isn’t totally wrong. Rodgers is coachable, but at some point he is going to have to play from the pocket. He is 35, the whole extending plays thing isn’t lasting much longer. I have always thought that Rodgers is as good from the pocket as anyone. He needs to trust playcalls and his receivers. Everyone is talking about the lack of experience at the position, but every quarterback in the league experiences that

    • PF4L

      Has anyone ever thought that playing outside the pocket isn’t a choice sometimes with this team?

      Sure some plays might be schemed that way, but more often than not it’s done out of necessity.

      Also Kato….What’s the one thing every opponent doesn’t want Rodgers to do? Yes, extend the play out of the pocket. Every team that plays the Packers, the goal is to keep him in the pocket.

      • Kato

        At times absolutely. But I think he bails too soon quite a bit too. My big point though is he is 35. How much longer will be be able to ad lib? Think about how many times he narrowly avoids a pass rusher. At some point those narrow misses will turn into sacks. I think he at some point will need to transition to playing in the pocket the majority of the time

  5. Larry

    The McDaniels thing is a joke just to show how stupid the talking heads are. The guy sucked as a HC so only a fool would expect that to suddenly change. The answer is in college. Rogers could be invigorated by a new scheme. Hopefully Murphy has already been to Oklahoma to chat with Riley.

  6. Icebowl

    According to internet article I just read Packers actually could still snatch a wildcard berth ….

    1. Packers need to win next four games 

    2. The following teams have to lose:

    A. Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to lose one game
    B. Washington Redskins have to lose two games 
    C. Carolina Panthers have to lose two games

    Also…

    One of these 2 things must happen…

    1. Minnesota Vikings lose three games 
    or
    2. Seattle Seahawks have to lose three games

    ONLY TO SEE THEM GO ONE AND OUT IF, by some miracle that were to happen..🤣

    • I think I’m a believer. ;-). To make matters worse the Eagles also have to lose 2 games.

      I have always believed anything can happen in the NFL. In fact I think all those teams could lose that many games except maybe the Seahawks. I just don’t think the Packers can win four games.

      What I see is the Packers have a better chance of getting a top 5 pick. There are 5 teams that have only a 1/2 game worse record than the Packers and the Packers currently have the 10th pick. There are a few teams that have a slightly better record than the Packers that need QBs. If the team could get a top 5 pick I think they could use that pick to trade back a couple of spots and pick up an additional high pick(s) to try and help in so many need areas.

    • Kato

      Thanks. It was a good listen. I didnt realize they had podcasts online. Being as I live in the Chicago area it is Chicago sports radio, which is actually decent, but wish I had packers talk radio. This will fill that void

  7. Donald Welsh

    AR is going to get who ever AR wants. They built the Titletown District off his play and appeal. He’s got Murphy by the short hairs, and he knows it.

    • PF4L

      I doubt he picks the head coach, but i’d buy in that he will have considerable input, if Murphy is smart.

      I can’t imagine anyone having faith in Murphy to make a high level football move, on his own. I just don’t see it. That’s probably because i haven’t seen it.

      Murphy clouts his whole life being around football. Here’s reality…none of it was ever in an Executive position within a NFL team. As far as football operations, his only NFL experience has been how he’s dealt with Ted. Problem is…he didn’t. That is a fail.

  8. I respect Teddy very much. But he’s not totally correct. Rodgers is very smart, and if the head coach or OC isn’t up to his knowledge level then Rodgers won’t be challenged or listen. We need a head coach who is highly intelligent, creative, high energy, and plays to WIN!

  9. Rodgers needs a head coach who can match his intellect in football. McDaniel may not have it. He’s under the Bill wing and is protected. On his own? Maybe not so confident. Alsi his intellect of football may be subpar to Rodgers, do Rodgers wont listen or be challenged.

  10. Ken

    Back in the days of Favre – Holmgren, it was said of Favre (from Holmgren’s perspective) that he was kind of a hard head to coach too. A horse that is difficult to ride is not necessary a bad horse. My experience riding a Thoroughbred off the race track is that it is a little like being on top of a smoking gun, but it’s alright if you like danger and speed. I suppose the good QB’s are a little like that as well.

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