In Chicago, they’re still talking about Jay Cutler’s dust-up with his offensive line.
In Green Bay, it’s less tense, because James Jones has no problem with Aaron Rodgers airing him out.
Rodgers barked at Jones for a mistaken route that led to an interception, but Jones had no problem with it.
“Me and A-Rod are way closer than that, man, to let something like that come in between us,” Jones said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
“We’re out there trying to win the ball game. It was my fault. I gave him mixed signals. I mean, we’re all emotional out there, man. It’s common, man. We do a lot of head gestures and stuff like that, the camera may not just be on us. Me and him, we’re both competitive, we’re trying to win. It was my fault. We don’t ever want to turn the ball over. I’m not mad at him. Shoot, we’re trying to win, man. Get on me. I messed up.”
Jones said Rodgers’ scolding was no different than from a parent to a misbehaving child.
“I’m sure a lot of people here got kids, right? Your kids do something wrong, you yell at them every once and a while,” Jones said. “You tell them, ‘You can’t do that. Don’t go back by that outlet. You do it again, Daddy [is] gonna pop you.’ That’s all it is.
“We’re a family out there. Sometimes we argue, sometimes that stuff is going to happen. Like I said, it was my fault, …”
Jones said Rodgers apologized to him, but he didn’t think it was necessary.
“Yeah, we talked. He apologized, said he’s sorry for showing his emotions. But I was like, ‘Ain’t no need to apologize. We’re trying to win. I messed up. Frustration happens,’” Jones said. “It’s all good. No love lost. We’re teammates. We’re family in here. Like I said, everybody is trying to win.”
As we said Saturday, the difference in the way Rodgers handles these things (and his success) is the reason he’s viewed so differently than Cutler.