Rodgers perceives lack of respect from Falcons

AP

Lost amid the borderline disrespectful observations from former Packers quarterback Brett Favre regarding the inability of his successor, Aaron Rodgers, to win a Super Bowl more quickly was an allegation from Rodgers that this weekend’s opponent made some “borderline disrespectful” observations after the Packers pounded the Falcons in the playoffs.

“I just think that some of the general comments that I heard that that game was kind of a fluke, maybe,” Rodgers said, via NFL.com.  “I would just say that I think you need to respect your opponents.  We definitely respect the Falcons. . . .  I just felt like that maybe the respect level, just as far as those comments were concerned, maybe [wasn’t] there at times.”

Rodgers apparently was referring to Falcons receiver Roddy White’s post-game contention that the Falcons are “a better team,” and that Atlanta lost because it “didn’t perform at our highest level.”

White is now trying to downplay his comments.  “What am I supposed to say about last year?” White said Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was last year. If he wants to use that as motivation, let him use that as motivation. Anything to get you going?  He’s reaching.”

It’s really not much of a reach.  White claimed that the Falcons are a better team.  So now Rodgers and the Packers believe they need to prove that the playoff win wasn’t an aberration.

And if that gets the Packers going, then it’s worth using it as motivation.  Especially since it’s typically hard for the defending champions to find an external basis for motivation.

136 responses to “Rodgers perceives lack of respect from Falcons

  1. All this trash talking by dudes getting paid millions to play a kids’ game has become very tedious. I kinda miss the days when you turned on CBS 30 minutes before the game, you got a few live shots from the home stadiums and some tips from Jimmy the Greek, and they played the damn games.

  2. Stories like this are funny. If an NFL player/team needs anything extra to keep them motivated, they don’t deserve to win anyway. Doesn’t everyone want to win every week?

  3. Rodgers has to be the most thin-skinned quarterback in the league. Any hint of criticism and he’s all over it, using it as motivation. How about just doing your job and not worrying about what people say?

  4. One thing I love about 12, he is very good at finding motivation, and he performs exceptionally well as a result. I like that he always seems to have a chip on his shoulder.

  5. Professional athletes are flippin nuts. Do they need people to tell them they need to wipe their rear ends or does that just come natural to them?

  6. Rodgers and the Pack whipped the Falcons. They should have plenty of confidence without Roddy’s comments.

    And what do you expect from one of the best receivers in the game? He needs to show that he is confident as well.

    All this to say, who gives a damn what these guys say to each other. The Falcons don’t like the Pack and vice-versa. It is amazing that these professionals need to draw motivation from comments from the other team.

  7. Hot Rod – CHILD PLEASE! Maybe you should focus on catching balls without the drops my man! He must have forgot the Packers almost beat them twice IN Atlanta last year? Extra motivation for Rodgers is not good news for Falcons fans.

    Packers 31-21. Book it.

  8. Obviously the FalCONs have a short memory. You got owned in the playoffs. Deal with it. No Rowdy Roddy White, you weren’t better than the Packers then, and you’re definitely not better than the Packers now. I’m surprised Rodgers even responded to this idiot. Stupidity seems to flow through his veins – from the “Free Mike Vick” shirt he revealed after scoring a touchdown in 2007, to the stupid comments he made on Twitter about New Orleans and the Saints (and how many championships have the FalCONs won?), he is clearly a person who is thought to be a fool and removes all doubt by opening his mouth.

  9. Talk is cheap. One of these teams is 4-0 and has a shiny brand new Lombardi trophy in the lobby of their front office. The other team is the Falcons.

    Two men enter. One man leaves. This is Thunderdome.

  10. Roddy, open mouth, now stick foot in it. Roddy is right of course (sarcasm) because the Falcons had a better record than the Packers during the regular season and even beat them in Atlanta in their first meeting. So the better team based on their record were destroyed by an inferior opponent (if we take White at his word) at Atlanta in a playoff game which doesn’t say a lot for White, his team or their coaching staff. But this season the Packers are the better team with a 4-0 record and the Super Bowl Champs while Atlanta is not as good as last year. Good luck Roddy because you’ll need it. Just keep talking thrash.

  11. And by the way, if you think football is a kids’ game, you should try it sometime. Assuming you make it onto the field. One day of practice would leave the average fan in the hospital for weeks.

  12. everyone respects you Aaron, especially when nobody is allowed to touch you or your receivers ya pansie

  13. i’m sorry to all the Packers fans, but what would you have said when your team was 13-3 playing the #6 seed at home? on paper they WERE the better team. Green Bay proved themselves in the game, but a 13-3 team with a home record like Matt Ryan’s, they should have won. Clearly Green Bay has become the better team now though.

  14. Whether or not White thinks he’s reaching for motivation, he pissed off a guy who is going to embarrass the falcons defense. White better hope his offense can keep up. The falcons were and still are over rated.

  15. Im a Falcons fan and I will be the first to say that Green Bay is the best team in the league by a mile. Atlanta has a decent offense but a swiss cheese defense. In no way would ATL want to give the Packers bulletin board material. Roddy was by no means saying that Atlanta is better than GB he was just saying that Atlanta is better than how they played in the playoffs last year. That is apparent they were blown out in the playoffs but beat GB in the regular season. Im sure ATL respects GB. They have to after the beatdown they were handed in the playoffs. On the other side of the coin this is football and Aaron Rodgers has to realize that teams are coming to play a football game and not to kiss the rings.

  16. This motivational stuff is interesting. My theory is that a particular teams more driven players try to fire up their lazy teammates, who are not feeling naturally obligated to playing their best for pay, fans, etc, by appealing to a more simple “defend your manhood” mechanism.

    Don’t tell me that this kind of nonsense makes any kind of difference to Aaron Rodgers.

  17. tominmilwaukee says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:01 PM
    I love it…

    I have Rodgers in two fantasy football leagues and this can only motivate him…..

    Look for BIG numbers from him this weekend….
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    nobody cares about ur fantasy team

    What does rodgers expect roddy to say, that they cant beat aaron rodgers……. rodgers head is growing by the day

  18. the dirty birds and their fans still think they rule the NFC-South! where is that explosive offense they were talking about?

  19. The Falcons are still beyond stunned at what the Packers did to them and their # 1 seed. That game wasn’t even close, it was a whitewash ass-kicking. If I were Atlanta, I’d keep my mouth shut.

  20. joelvis72 says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:01 PM
    All this trash talking by dudes getting paid millions to play a kids’ game has become very tedious. I kinda miss the days when you turned on CBS 30 minutes before the game, you got a few live shots from the home stadiums and some tips from Jimmy the Greek, and they played the damn games.
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    LISTEN UP JOE…
    This game wouldn’t be anything without the trash-talking, the heated rivalries, the post-whistle scuffles and emotions running wild. You got it all wrong!

    You are clearly one of those nimrods that repetitively whines about how “THEY ALL SHOULD JUST SHUT UP AND PLAY THE GAME,” but if every pro athlete heeded your advice than we wouldn’t have much to comment about on this site. Despite their idiocy, Cromarties and Ochocincos KEEP THINGS INTERESTING.

  21. Nothing wrong with what White said. I’m pretty sure every player felt like they let their fans down after playing a fairly mistake-free regular season, so I’m not sure what they expected him, or any other player on the team to say afterward. They got to the playoffs and were unable to do what got them there in the first place – control the clock, pressure the QB and finish plays. I truly hope Sunday night’s game is more like their regular season matchup from last year, but I won’t hold my breath. Rodgers and the GB offense is phenomenal – I’ll be there firsthand.

  22. @ TominMilwaukee:

    Wait wait wait, let me get this straight…..You are saying, that Aaron Rodgers, the guy that has been killing it all season and the guy that smoked the Falcons last year, is going to put up big numbers against an Atlanta defense, the crappy defense that let Tarvaris Jackson throw for 300+ and hasn’t had a sack in 3 weeks???

    Your analysis is impressive. Should I start Rex Grossman this week? He is on a bye, but maybe you have some insight there. Also, I don’t know if I should start Calvin Johnson or Early Ducet. I can only pick one. Please help me!

  23. I think the Falcons 13-3 record was the only fluke last season. They beat the Packers by 3 and Ravens by 4. Besides that they beat up on the likes of Cle, Cinn, SF, Car x 2, etc.

  24. I think the Pack will beat the Failcons handily, and that will make me smile.

    However, Aaron is starting to sound like a bit of a whiner every time he opens his mouth.

  25. Aaron is a great QB but he has his insecurities. He wines about Sanchez being on GQ, he wines about Favre not giving him enough love, he wines about the Falcons not “respecting” him after a big win. I suppose we’ll hear about how he felt dissed by writers when Brady ends up with another league MVP.

  26. @emoney826,

    If Rodgers has to manufacture motivation from something a WR said last season, than he isn’t as motivated as advertised.

    There was nothing disrespectful about what White said.

    BTW, you should listen to what GB players have to say about their opponents after a loss. Driver said nearly the same thing as White said after the Patriots beat them.

  27. All these comments are only going to fuel Rodgers to prove himself more…and continue his domination of the league.

  28. b1unt3d says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM
    Falcon’s are a whole ‘nother beast at home. Get ready for your first loss this weekend Aaron.

    ____________________________________

    A whole ‘nother beast, huh? Like they were in the post season?

  29. @pack15forever,

    Rodgers should stop whining about what a WR said after a playoff loss last season. He has won a SB and was SB MVP. He shouldn’t need motivation to beat ATL falcons.

  30. I love these type of comments by Rodgers. This is exactly what the most competitive athlete do. Find any and everything to keep them motivated to be the best. Michael Jordan, arguably the most competitive athlete ever, was a prime example of this. Turned out well for him and I hope the same for Rodgers.

  31. I’m pretty sure 99% of the people here do not know what the word “whine” means. If Rodgers answers a question it means he is whining?

    Rodgers said Sanchez on GQ was embarrassing. No one who has seen the picture would disagree.

  32. As a Saint’s fan, I hope Rodgers hangs 50+ on those chirping canaries. The Falcons talking fluke wins? Hello, pot, I’d like you to meet kettle.

  33. If you were Rodgers and a team that you smoked said that they’re still better than you, would you not respond to that? Facts are facts. They had a better record last year but BARELY beat us the first game. And then they were embarrassed in the playoffs. The packers were the better team with many bumps in the road last year. The falcons were relatively injury free last year and played over their heads.

  34. All the comments about Rodgers being whiny are being made by people who didn’t see what he went through when he took over from Favre. He got hate mail, people offered to fight him, was called horrible names and had his ability and manhood questioned, not only in Green Bay but all over the league. He didn’t say anything, just went out a played crazy good football and earned even his worst critics respect. He might be driven, but he’s proven he can take it.

  35. Now we need to have “Clay n Rod n Greg n Jamarcus” and the rest of the team step up and defend poor Aaron by making comments to support his comments…….kinda like the big brother sticking up for the little brother. I have yet to see a Rodgers comment that didn’t require his babysitters to stick up for him…….gone is Brett but now we get to deal with Aaron. If Rodgers wants to be considered in the same class as a Brady or Manning then he needs to shut up and just let his play do the talking for him and not his teammates. I don’t really care what all the Packer fans want to comment, Rodgers is a GREAT QB but also a big baby.

  36. Nothing wrong with what Rodgers said either. If he doesn’t feel as though he is respected he will get respect one way or another. I think Rodgers just wants players and coaches to tell the truth and that is not only that they respect him but that they honestly fear Rodgers (you know they do). A game with Rodgers could wind up getting a coach fired and they know that. Say some asinine thing like we are better than the world champs and expect to get taken out to the wood shed. Seeya sunday.

  37. Packers are the better team, but what is White supposed to say? “We lost because the Packers are better”? Anything short of saying “the better team won” could be taken as “disrespecting” the Packers, and anything giving credit to the Packers for playing better can be taken as him bashing his own team. It’s a lose-lose situation.

  38. Who cares what other teams say about you? Just play the damn game the best way you can and you’ll get your respect. Are opponents suppose to praise Rodgers and the Packers non-stop after a win?

  39. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM
    Rodgers has to be the most thin-skinned quarterback in the league. Any hint of criticism and he’s all over it, using it as motivation. How about just doing your job and not worrying about what people say?

    —————–well said Phantom Stranger!!! Rodgers is most definitely the most thin-skinned QB playing today and what makes it all the worse is that it always results in his teammates having to come out and stick up for him. Like I said in earlier post, kinda like the little brother talkin’ smack while he hides behind his big brother.

  40. ***BREAKING NEWS*** The Green Bay Packers will be wearing their Green Home Jerseys this Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, because they made the Georgia Dome, their house last year in the Playoffs.

  41. I’m a Packers fan, but I think that for the most part the Falcons played better than the blowout score indicated. Ryan made a stupid play at the end of the half, and the Packers marched on their 1st drive of the second and suddenly what looked like a 4 point game at the half was a whipping.

    Really I think this game will come down to turnovers and Special Teams. Both teams will get their yards/points but who is going to make the big play or gaffe that swings the game. If neither team turns it over, my bet is that whoever has the ball last wins.

    In any case it will be great to not have watch the Curtis Painter led Colts in a national TV game 🙂

  42. “Belichick tells Pats to keep quiet”………..Mike McCarthy should try this with Erin. Perhaps if Erin wouldn’t whine so much and just shut up and play, he would gain the respect that he so clearly and dearly wants (outside of wisconin).

  43. @B1unt3D- the falcons are a whole other beast at home huh? is that why we spanked them in their house last yr? It’s gonna happen again this Sunday

  44. I also like how all the Vikes fans use “Erin” all the time.

    Do you realize you have someone named Erin on your team, or do you think Scott Studwell and Jack Del Rio are still playing LB for you guys.

  45. b1unt3d says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM
    Falcon’s are a whole ‘nother beast at home. Get ready for your first loss this weekend Aaron.
    ___________________________________
    OK…WHO IS THE ONLY TEAM TO BLEMISH THAT BEASTLY HOME RECORD, NOT ONCE…BUT TWICE? COME ON….WHO DAT!

  46. Leftist media always try’s to make something out of nothing. Teams have always picked up on dumb little things to get motivated. What ticks me off is that the overpaid union members shouldn’t need that. Simply do your job!

  47. And Rodgers takes one step closer to becoming Brett Favre Jr.

    What is that now… 3 stupid comments from this guy in one week?
    Packer fans created the Favre Drama Queen monster and they are well on their way to building another one.

  48. Im kind of shocked that there are people that hate the falcons. The have never won a SB and struggle to put back to back winning seasons together and all you see on this site is Falcon haters. I dont understand it. Most of the people who hate ATL are the ones who root for them because their defense is painful to watch. I as a fan know that no lead is safe and its been this way for 15 years.

  49. Perhaps thejuddstir would stop whinning that his team will never be as good as the Packers this season. Whinny fans see whiny players. Stop crying baby thejuddstir. Boohooo.

  50. cakemixa says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:03 PM
    Stories like this are funny. If an NFL player/team needs anything extra to keep them motivated, they don’t deserve to win anyway. Doesn’t everyone want to win every week?
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    I am going to say no, at least not the ones currently battling the Andrew Luck card….

  51. thejuddstir says:
    Oct 7, 2011 1:00 PM
    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM
    Rodgers has to be the most thin-skinned quarterback in the league. Any hint of criticism and he’s all over it, using it as motivation. How about just doing your job and not worrying about what people say?

    —————–well said Phantom Stranger!!! Rodgers is most definitely the most thin-skinned QB playing today and what makes it all the worse is that it always results in his teammates having to come out and stick up for him. Like I said in earlier post, kinda like the little brother talkin’ smack while he hides behind his big brother.
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    Sounds like a few whinny Vikings fans stopped by to read about the Super Bowl MVP – I wouldn’t expect you guys to know anything about that. Vikings are the worst.

  52. heyzeus143 says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:16 PM
    everyone respects you Aaron, especially when nobody is allowed to touch you or your receivers ya pansie
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    So he is the only quarterback and they are the only receivers that are given that privilege in the NFL??? What a lame a$$ comment!

  53. Packers can’t defend the pass, Falcons let Tjack throw for a million…this game sets the regular season scoring record.

    Packers win.

  54. No one respect you because you are a geeky, whiny, little turd, Waaaaaaaahhhhhhjuhs. Get used to it, you probably have another 50 years on this earth, and it isn’t going to change.

  55. Funny how you get a pass on being an A-hole if you’re a top QB like Rodgers or Rivers but if Cutler gets injured in a game he gets destroyed.

  56. thejuddstir says:
    Oct 7, 2011 1:05 PM
    “Belichick tells Pats to keep quiet”………..Mike McCarthy should try this with Erin. Perhaps if Erin wouldn’t whine so much and just shut up and play, he would gain the respect that he so clearly and dearly wants (outside of wisconin).
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    Personally know the dude and he couldn’t give a flyin f**k what non packer fans think…..

  57. Not just a lack of respect from the Falcons. A lack of respect from everybody! Packers fans hated him until he brought a ring and the only compliment that Brett Favre can give Aaron Rodgers is of the backhanded variety.

  58. joetoronto, those attacks of yours on “Erin” are really taking their toll. 2011 current stats: PR of 124.6, 4-0, 73.1% completion rate, 9.4 yds/completion, 12 TDs, 2 INTs.

  59. Oh yeah, joetoronto, I almost forgot. AR ran for two more TDs and is banging women we can only dream about. Have a nice day.

  60. Only thing that annoys me is these 300lbs cheese eating beer guzzling cow tipping Packer fans saying “we won the SB” as if they had something to do with it. Newsflash just because your wife looks like she could play nose tackle doesnt mean you’re part of the team.

  61. “joetoronto says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:49 PM
    Keep trying to defend your girl, Erin, Packer fans.

    She’s as sensitive as they come.”

    Wow, theres a shocker – joetoronto commenting on a Rodgers story. You covering up for a hard-on for Rodgers? Seriously?

    Get a life.

  62. dirtybird70 says: Oct 7, 2011 12:03 PM

    #55 is going to take that belt and shove it where the cheese don’t go.

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    He can certainly try like he did last time around when he put on the “belt” after a sack…….and down by 3 Touchdowns.

  63. The Falcons were not 13-3 for no reason last year.
    And if you recall The Packers did just squeak into the playoffs and some of that was based on other teams resting players.
    (which brings to mind that you should be careful what you wish for when you try to help a percieved ‘weaker’ team get into the playoffs.)

    The Falcons did not play at their best that night. They played terrible. The Packers did play their best that night. And really that is all that matters. The Pack won the game and advanced. The goal in the NFL is not to be the better team for the year. The goal is to win the Super Bowl. (That’s why I perfer limited teams making the playoffs. Helps the odds that the best team does win the title)
    So at the time the 6 seed that barely got into the playoffs beat the #1 seed. Of course it is reasonable for a player on the 13-3 team to feel the better team did not win.
    If White said the Falcons of October 2011 are better then the Packers of October 2011, THAT would be worth questioning. But he said it about a 13-3 team and a wild card team after the 13-3 team played their worst game of the year.

  64. @spdy34,

    Agreed. I always thought that Rodgers was every bit as arrogant and as big as of a jerk as either Cutler or Rivers.

    I am not sure why Rodgers gets a pass. I remember the playoff game between the Packers and the Cards, and the AZ defensive line went after Rodgers hard because he is arrogant and disrespectful. He hadn’t won a playoff game and he did that belt celebration.

    The guy is as big of a jerk as any other QB you put him up against.

  65. b1unt3d says: Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM

    Falcon’s are a whole ‘nother beast at home. Get ready for your first loss this weekend Aaron.

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    They’re a ‘beast’ alright. We all saw how beastly they are at home when they barely squeaked by a crappy Eagles team.

    The only question is, who are the bigger chokers…the Falcons or the Braves.

  66. “Oh, so and so disrespected me. He said his team is better.” Just play the damn games, keep your mouths shut!! Bucha whiney, spoiled brats!!

  67. here we go again with this cry baby.

    i swear, if the other team isn’t licking his knob, then they are disrespectiN””!

    does he need everybody to worship the ground he walks on?

    ‘oh well, they, they didn’t say we were the best team of the century, so they have no class. they are sore losers.’

    does he just browse press clippings looking for a reason to be so angry at everything?

  68. I live in cheeseland as a vikings fan. Plenty of great people and I understand the whole support your team thing -but the cheesers on this blog are over the top. Maybe I’m biased, but it seems the vikes’ bloggers offer more football analysis and the cheddarheads just want to make things personal. They’ve got the better team (for now) so why all the hate? Cue the haters, I know….

  69. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 7, 2011 1:45 PM

    I am not sure why Rodgers gets a pass. I remember the playoff game between the Packers and the Cards, and the AZ defensive line went after Rodgers hard because he is arrogant and disrespectful. He hadn’t won a playoff game and he did that belt celebration.

    The guy is as big of a jerk as any other QB you put him up against.

    ___________________________________

    Oh, STFU. Like you were rooting for the Patriots in 1990. Whatever. Go run along and put your bandwagon Brady jersey on. Do you even know who Mosi Tatupu is, LOL? No, you don’t. So, STFU about Rodgers. You don’t even know what you’re talking about.

  70. tiffpats4eva says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:26 PM
    This isn’t worth whining about, Rodgers.

    Tom Brady is called expletives from his opponents and he doesn’t cry about it.

    Obviously, u r a patsy fan…do u live in New England? Lil Tommy Brady is the biggest whiner in the NFL…the sissy ducks when there’s no one near him (play-off loss vs Jets last year). Rodgers isn’t whining, just answering a question he was asked. I am so hoping for a Packers vs patsies SB XLVI match up…living in NE when Packers won SB XXXI was awesome…can only imagine what SB XLVI celebration would be like. If you read this site, read who the players talk about being the biggest whiner…Brady…every eff’n time he gets hit he is beggin’ for a flag…typical.

  71. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 7, 2011 1:45 PM

    I am not sure why Rodgers gets a pass. I remember the playoff game between the Packers and the Cards, and the AZ defensive line went after Rodgers hard because he is arrogant and disrespectful. He hadn’t won a playoff game and he did that belt celebration.

    The guy is as big of a jerk as any other QB you put him up against
    ___________________________________ Wow…u r even more of an idiot than I thought! Rodgers got facemasked on that last play in the AZ play-off game and you never read/saw anything about him bitching about the non-call. In fact, he manned-up and took upon his own shoulders. To call Rodgers arrogant and disrespectful is to only show ur own. Educate urself b4 u come on this board and post ur snot-sniveling crap.

  72. “And if you recall The Packers did just squeak into the playoffs and some of that was based on other teams resting players.”

    Yes, they squeaked into the playoffs, but name one team they played that rested their starters. The Bears played their starters from the kickoff to Cutler’s last second interception. You can try to argue unprovable things like subconsciously, the Bears weren’t as motivated because they already had the division and 1st round bye, but don’t act like teams lied down. For example, the Giants needed to beat the Packers to get in and they got whipped.

  73. Rodgers is a superstar, he should not be listening to the chatter.

    Be a man, put your rabbit ears away and do what you do best, play football. This stuff makes you look petty.

  74. jkjdawg1 says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:21 PM
    i’m sorry to all the Packers fans, but what would you have said when your team was 13-3 playing the #6 seed at home? on paper they WERE the better team.
    ___________________________________

    That’s why football is played on a FIELD and not on a sheet of paper. If it was, the Eagles would be 4-0 now.

  75. Doesn’t matter if it’s a perceived slight or not. There’s a few things you need to know about this game.
    1. Atlanta’s secondary is not any better than last year yet.
    2. Their pass rush has been insignificant.
    3. This is a dome.
    4. Jermichael Finley, Ryan Grant are here this year
    5. Aaron Rodgers has extra motivation for this game (Roddy White, Brett Favre)

    If he doesn’t put up a 135+ Passer rating it will be a surprise to me.

  76. I love Aaron Rodgers and think he’s the best QB in the NFL today…..that said, he sure is a sensitive fella. Maybe he needs to tone it down a bit.
    I mean it’s his right and maybe he gets a mic to his face a lot more than in years past but seriously….that chip on the shoulder is getting ridiculous.

  77. boiler72,

    At 10, I wasn’t following any NFL team. In my free time, I played violin and was in my school’s orchestra. Sorry.

    I begin following the Patriots when I saw Drew Bledsoe play.

    Also, you probably shouldn’t “LOL” your own inane sentences. It’s like an idiot laughing at his own unfunny jokes.

    You Packer fans are incredibly fragile bunch.

  78. I like Rodger’s as a player, but it seems like he comments on everything all of a sudden. It would be nice to see him just act above all this stuff and just no comment it.

  79. oelvis72 says: Oct 7, 2011 12:01 PM

    All this trash talking by dudes getting paid millions to play a kids’ game has become very tedious. I kinda miss the days when you turned on CBS 30 minutes before the game, you got a few live shots from the home stadiums and some tips from Jimmy the Greek, and they played the damn games.
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    Jimmy the greek? You must be old. If it bothers you that much then stop reading about. Stop watching it on TV. If it is so tedious then find another sport to follow. It’s that easy.

  80. Can’t stand Aaron Rodgers. Hell of a QB I give him that, but like a lot of Packer fans he comes off smug arrogant, and condescending.

  81. All you morons hating on rodgers are just jealous he’s not on your team. There is nothing to criticize him about.

    And to the turds saying he has thin skin?? How many times has he been asked a question about favre and how many times did he give you an answer you hoped he’d say? Just the other day, he was asked about favres comments. And what did he say? Nothing but compliments to his ENTIRE team for winning the super bowl. He’s not arrogant or all about himself. He’s about winning and not trying to put the spotlight on him.

  82. karl1210 says: Oct 7, 2011 3:19 PM

    Can’t stand Aaron Rodgers. Hell of a QB I give him that, but like a lot of Packer fans he comes off smug arrogant, and condescending.

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    What are you talking about? Rodgers is anything but smug.. he’s always taking the high road, and he handled replacing a legend with complete class and dignity

  83. I have to agree with karl1210..Like him as a QB…but he needs to understand that his $hit stinks too…It seems he has to “point the finger” at others to make himself feel better…Its a personality trait you can just sense in him….pompous ass!

  84. The story in that article is that Roddy White said we are the better team minutes after the Packers kicked the Falcons teeth in.

  85. At 10, I wasn’t following any NFL team. In my free time, I played violin and was in my school’s orchestra. Sorry.

    I begin following the Patriots when I saw Drew Bledsoe play.

    _____________________________________

    Actually, it’s “began”. Please work on your grammar, spelling, and punctuation issues, if you’re going to engage in any meaningful correspondence.

  86. Any perceived disrespect the Packers feel the Falcons have for them should be taken out on the field. Rogers needs to let his play speak for him. Nothing is served by speaking out about something like this. The Packers are the league’s most dominant team right now but it’s a long season and things can change. Complaining about lack of respect makes Rogers come across as a bit arrogant. Beat the Falcons soundly and then make a comment about the team not showing you enough respect.

  87. Once upon a time, the NFL had real men who played quarterback. There names were Baugh, Graham, Unitas, Starr. These are guys that took every nasty hit a defensive player could give them and they got up, went to the huddle and called the next play.

    Today’s quarterbacks are made of glass! Yeah, they might throw the ball a million miles, but they are no more real football players then punters!!

    If Rodgers, Manning, Brees, Vick, etc…had to look over the line and see Dick Butkus, Deacon Jones or Alan Page coming after them, they’d have to change their panties after every series.

    So, to ALL the so-called quarterbacks playing in the NFL today…shut the hell up, you wusses!!

  88. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM

    Rodgers has to be the most thin-skinned quarterback in the league. Any hint of criticism and he’s all over it, using it as motivation. How about just doing your job and not worrying about what people say?

    ——————————————————

    Most Thinned Skin…………are you kidding me. With all he put up with during the Favre situation. No QB other than Steve young replacing Montana has had to put up with so much. Montana went about his buisness and never went to a division rival

    Aaron Rodgers has to be about the coolest customer around.

    If by chance you don’t think he’s doing his job, look at his stats the last 10 games. No QB has ever put up those type of numbers

  89. I think that contest was a bit big for the Atlanta franchise & their hubris will not allow them to accept defeat. White’s missing an opportunity of introspection.

    I just don’t see the Falcons as a team that performs well on A big stage. More sour grapes from Atlanta!

    Guess when Rodgers is tightening his belt buckle as defending Superbowl Champ people will have to invent another excues. Let’s see. . .the Pack’s unfair advantage is NOT participating in offseason workouts. . .

  90. boiler72 says:
    Oct 7, 2011 3:40 PM

    “Actually, it’s “began”. Please work on your grammar, spelling, and punctuation issues, if you’re going to engage in any meaningful correspondence”

    ———————-
    OH TAG SON! You sure told her!

  91. vadog says:
    Oct 7, 2011 3:54 PM
    Once upon a time, the NFL had real men who played quarterback. There names were Baugh, Graham, Unitas, Starr. These are guys that took every nasty hit a defensive player could give them and they got up, went to the huddle and called the next play.

    Today’s quarterbacks are made of glass! Yeah, they might throw the ball a million miles, but they are no more real football players then punters!!

    If Rodgers, Manning, Brees, Vick, etc…had to look over the line and see Dick Butkus, Deacon Jones or Alan Page coming after them, they’d have to change their panties after every series.

    So, to ALL the so-called quarterbacks playing in the NFL today…shut the hell up, you wusses!!

    ————————————that sums it up quite well vadog!!! To compare these skirts nowdays to what it meant to be a real qb, tells me that these people don’t really know what they’re talkin’ about and that’s somewhat surprising coming from “green bay” where they have one of the oldest franchises. Can you imagine what the really great qb’s would do if they could’ve wore skirts and not have a defensive back even cough in the direction of their wr?? Not to mention the roids and HGH that players use today. kinda like comparing Babe Ruth with Barry Bonds!!!!

  92. The Phantom Stranger says:Oct 7, 2011 12:04 PM
    “Rodgers has to be the most thin-skinned quarterback in the league. Any hint of criticism and he’s all over it, using it as motivation. How about just doing your job and not worrying about what people say?”

    So how’s McNabb doing this season?

  93. tiffpats4eva says:Oct 7, 2011 12:26 PM
    “This isn’t worth whining about, Rodgers.
    Tom Brady is called expletives from his opponents and he doesn’t cry about it.”

    The guy that cried on ESPN about being drafted past the 5th round and says he still uses that as motivation during a Practice is your example of a QB that doesn’t whine?

  94. doorcountyvikes says:Oct 7, 2011 2:07 PM
    “Maybe I’m biased, but it seems the vikes’ bloggers offer more football analysis and the cheddarheads just want to make things personal. They’ve got the better team (for now) so why all the hate? Cue the haters, I know….”

    yeah, cause when it came to a player or two not being able to go to a field trip during the preseason, viking bloggers (the ones that didn’t vanish after the 2010 season) were offering very insightful football analysis and not teaming up and taking whatever little shots they could at the Packers and their fans…talk about being bitter… why all the hate? your team is irrelevant.

  95. Rudejerk wears #12, looks like he is 12, and has the emotional maturity of a 12 year old. Such a dislikable twerp, he better not let down on the field or everyone be spitting on him.

  96. “johnnycamparm says:
    Oct 7, 2011 1:22 PM
    God Packer fans are annoying”

    Don’t read the article then. There’s 31 other teams to follow. All winning team’s fans are annoying when their on top. It’s sports, deal with it. So zip it and watch Rodgers have a season for the ages.

  97. Wow, lots of Vike fans on here taking jabs at Rodgers.. A lot of the smae ones who get all over Pack fans commenting on Vike threads. Contradict yourselves much guys?

    4-0 > 0-4. BTW, thanx for taking McNabb–guess no lessons were learned last year… When do you ponder Ponder???

  98. @bjorntorock says:
    Oct 7, 2011 12:24 PM
    Rodgers usually doesnt say things like this…would’nt want to be the defense on the receiving end of his anger.
    —————–

    You are prophetic.

    Rodger’s Game Stats in the Packer 22-14 win over the Falcons:

    26/39, 396yds, 2 TD, O Int.

    Relatively speaking, Rodgers could’ve played better. He only had a passer rating of 117, which is below his average. 😉

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