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.