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Aaron Rodgers will talk with teammates about getting together for workouts

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Even though we think Tedy Bruschi may want to switch to decaf before the next time he criticizes the Packers for not practicing this offseason, perhaps the increased chatter has made an impact.

Aaron Rodgers said Thursday during a Milwaukee Brewers broadcast that he’s going to talk to other team leaders about getting together.

“At some point, if this lockout persists, then there is no doubt we’re going to get together,” Rodgers said via Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com. “Guys have gotten in some great work individually, and some in groups of two or three. There’s a lot of guys in the same area working out, but at some point we’ll have to get together.

“I’m going to talk to Charles [Woodson] tomorrow at the event I’m going to for Greg Jennings‘ charity, and we’re going to put something together. Because it looks like it’s going to go on for a little bit longer, so it’s going to be important for us to get together.”

Rodgers later expressed reservations to Wilde via text message about whether the workouts’ risks (injuries) outweigh the rewards.  The team also gets together next week to collect their Super Bowl rings.

We get the feeling that some teams around the league are only getting together out of peer pressure to look good. If Rodgers and the Packers don’t think it will help them, they shouldn’t bother just to please the public and Tedy Bruschi.

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17 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers will talk with teammates about getting together for workouts”
  1. jimmysee says: Jun 10, 2011 8:53 AM

    They’re actually going to get together to go to Kopps in Milwaukee for a custard.

  2. jw731 says: Jun 10, 2011 8:58 AM

    This team workout crap is so overated, please, the players who do,and blowhard Bruschi, act as if it’s training camp, i saw the Eagles workout on local TV, just a bunch of guys running around in shorts, in the heat playing catch. I doubt it’s different anywhere else…Bonding my ass…..No set plays, no teaching, no one on one competition…Hell, they could get enough exercise at home chasing their wife or girlfriend all day….

  3. TheRealist says: Jun 10, 2011 9:00 AM

    I doubt any Packers players are in Green Bay.

  4. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jun 10, 2011 9:02 AM

    Former players talk way too much when they become “analysts”. They often say a lot of stupid things that don’t make too much sense just so they can appear to remain relevant.

  5. calloustongue says: Jun 10, 2011 9:03 AM

    Don’t forget the Packers were playing at the highest level in the league just 4 months ago while most of these jokers have been sitting around for six.

    A little extra rest does nothing but help the Packers repeat. These guys have been playing together for a while now and have a high veteran retention rate. They are definitely among the favorites to not be hurt by the lock out.

  6. sj39 says: Jun 10, 2011 9:19 AM

    They won’t repeat.

  7. imjinbrdgr says: Jun 10, 2011 9:19 AM

    It’s got nothing do with Brewski, Rodgers said over a month ago that “if this thing (the lockout) goes into June we will probably get together at some point”.

    But I guess you have to make up stories where you can.

  8. henrypuppyhead says: Jun 10, 2011 9:58 AM

    Lombardi back in Titletown. Suck it.

  9. medtxpack says: Jun 10, 2011 10:11 AM

    kiss the ring(s) b*tch!

  10. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 10, 2011 10:38 AM

    sj39 says: Jun 10, 2011 9:19 AM

    They won’t repeat.
    ————–
    You’re right. They might not necessarily repeat, but history shows that the Packers Super Bowl appearances come in pairs. Sorry.

  11. steelerlady43 says: Jun 10, 2011 10:41 AM

    medtxpack says:
    Jun 10, 2011 10:11 AM
    kiss the ring(s)

    ————————————-
    We still have more son…. ;)

  12. theripster30 says: Jun 10, 2011 10:58 AM

    steelerlady43 says:
    Jun 10, 2011 10:41 AM
    medtxpack says:
    Jun 10, 2011 10:11 AM
    kiss the ring(s)

    ————————————-
    We still have more son….

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    um no u dont lady

    13 time champion GREEN BAY PACKERS!

  13. packerrube13 says: Jun 10, 2011 11:21 AM

    sj39 says: Jun 10, 2011 9:19 AM

    They won’t repeat.

    ————————————————

    You run your mouth on here a lot for being a Rams fan. I missed their playoff game last January, how did they do?

    I find it endlessly entertaining that you continue to talk, when your team didn’t even make the post season out of the worst division in NFL history.

  14. SpartaChris says: Jun 10, 2011 11:56 AM

    Even though we think Tedy Bruschi may want to switch to decaf before the next time he criticizes the Packers for not practicing this offseason, perhaps the increased chatter has made an impact.
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    The increased chatter certainly has NOT made an impact. Rodgers stated more than a month ago at the MACC Fund event that he would organize workouts if this lockout persisted into June. Guess what- It’s now June and he’ll be seeing everyone over the course of the next week and will talk about organizing workouts. In fact, he told Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee he would be speaking to Woodson this weekend about it, at Jennings’ golf tourney.

  15. CKL says: Jun 10, 2011 11:59 AM

    It’s cool if players get together but MM doesn’t seem to think much of the idea for his team. Were I a player, I would go by what the HC of my team thought was best.
    GB had a lot of injured players last year and those guys can’t train with the team trainers so I don’t think it would be wise for them to participate anyway.

  16. goombar2 says: Jun 10, 2011 12:06 PM

    I think this is a smart move by Rodgers. I don’t really care what they do, but if the media is going to hound Rodgers about not doing a disorganized team activity then they probably should do one.

    Teams function best when you keep controversy away. Especially now, when there is nothing for the media to take about. This story has a hole bunch of tentacles. They’ll start questioning Rodgers leadership. The Pack being complacent. Even if all the player do is play catch it will satisfy the bored journalists.

  17. axespray says: Jun 10, 2011 10:24 PM

    Or just tell Tedy to watch the films “Gein” and “Dahmer”, then ask him to think before he comments on the Green Bay Packers again.

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