Aaron Rodgers, not one to ignore criticism as well as others in his position, fired back at the media for pointing out the mediocrity of several of the Packers’ wins this season.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: "You guys like telling us how we're just kind of an average team that knows how to win. But the key point is the 'win' part, because right now we're two wins from the Super Bowl, and we know for sure the first one's gonna be here."
Rodgers’ passer rating for the previous three wins have been 72.0, 68.3, and 78.2. He knows he has been under-performing and named timing issues as one key area that needs attention. There was recently discussion in our comments section about receivers’ timing being a contributing factor to Rodgers’ recent inaccuracies and Aaron noted that in that interview.
He was asked about Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s lack of performance lately, but while dismissive of the question at first, Rodgers did note that his lack of performance opened up opportunities for other receivers — he also made sure to mention MVS’ raw talent which is still undeniable at this point.
When asked about the offense’s lack of consistency, Rodgers replied: “I’m tired of talking about that.” He then went to address the next question.
While he is certainly not at the top of his game as of late, as he said, they’re winning the games that matter and the NFL rewards ugly wins the same as decisive wins.
Either way, as I’ve mentioned before, the Packers’ success this season is due to still unreleased details of a deal between freshman head coach Matt LaFleur and the devil.
In the end, a win is indeed a win. What’s even better is a QB with thick skin that knows how to win and keep media criticism in the back of his thought process.