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Aaron Rodgers believes a little change can be beneficial with coaching staff


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes a little change can be a good thing.

While he’s played for the same head coach, Mike McCarthy, since becoming a starter in 2008, Rodgers is now on his third quarterbacks coach in four seasons. Ben McAdoo left to become the New York Giants offensive coordinator and Tom Clements was promoted to Packers offensive coordinator in 2012 after the departure of Joe Philbin to the Miami Dolphins.

Alex Van Pelt now takes over the role of Rodgers’ position coach after being promoted from running backs coach, where he served the last three seasons.

According to Rob Demovsky of, Rodgers feels that changing coaches and philosophies slightly can help keep things fresh in the team’s meeting rooms.

“I think it’s important to mix it up a little bit. Change is tough, but it can really be good for things that are getting stagnant,” Rodgers said.

The previous changes to the coaching staff haven’t appeared to slow Rodgers’ production in the slightest. He’s posted a passer rating north of 100 in each of the last five seasons. He was on pace for his fifth 4,000-yard season in the last six seasons before a broken collarbone sidelined him for seven games last season.


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46 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers believes a little change can be beneficial with coaching staff”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 27, 2014 1:37 AM

    Best player in the game.

    Not even close.


  2. jimmysee says: Jun 27, 2014 2:47 AM

    From listening to the grumbling class here on pft, you’d figure that doofus Rodgers got his previous coaches fired.

    To bad he doesn’t have the talent of the Ponder fella.

  3. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 27, 2014 3:57 AM

    Everybody wants that job because Rodgers gets them promoted.

  4. boomboombrown says: Jun 27, 2014 5:53 AM

    Coach Concrete couldn’t keep this team from being soft!

  5. stellarperformance says: Jun 27, 2014 6:26 AM

    It’s the same in our office…..department managers come and go and the best “fit” are the ones that help us all succeed.

  6. filthymcfunny1 says: Jun 27, 2014 6:55 AM

    Unless mcadoo can block or tackle it doesn’t matter this team is toast!

  7. youngs79 says: Jun 27, 2014 7:04 AM

    Did they change Dom Capers?… Oh, never mind.

  8. thevikesarebest says: Jun 27, 2014 8:12 AM

    The packers coaching staff has always been overated,that’s one of ten reasons the Turdbay cheeseheads can’t get past the first round of the playoffs.your qb is glass,your o line is still laughable and your “defense”….mediocre.this is why you will be staring up at the vikings in the rankings this season.SKOL

  9. justinstuckrule says: Jun 27, 2014 8:15 AM

    The Packers are always a tough team. They give my Giants huge fits. It’s going to be tough for anyone to stop the Packers this year.

    When the Packers fired Ben McAdoo I don’t know why the Giants thought he was the right guy to replace Kevin Gilbride. McAdoo wasn’t good enough to be a QB coach for the Packers so he shouldn’t be the Giants offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting.

  10. mp42245 says: Jun 27, 2014 8:33 AM

    Maybe having Matt Flynn as a capable backup QB is all the thange that was needed to start with.

  11. crapsandviche says: Jun 27, 2014 8:44 AM

    I hope Aaron Rodgers learns everything he can from a QB Coach with a career 16 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in 477 pass attempts!

  12. leatherface2012 says: Jun 27, 2014 9:07 AM


  13. ariani1985 says: Jun 27, 2014 9:21 AM

    Will the extra coach show Erin how not to be a playoff choke artist? I just hope softie McRodgers can make it or find time to play the whole season. With discomfort in handing off last year it makes you wonder about his commitment. Then again we are talking about a QB with a .355 winning percentage in the playoffs!

  14. bullcharger says: Jun 27, 2014 9:24 AM

    Rodgers needs a better offensive line and offensive line coach so he stops getting pummelled. He takes too many sacks. He almost takes as many hits and Roethlisberger but he doesn’t have his size. If he’s going to last GB has to invest more on the o-line.

  15. conormacleod says: Jun 27, 2014 9:33 AM

    They should have changed every coach on defense. And half the players.

  16. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 27, 2014 9:36 AM

    Purple trolls its Mr. Aaron Rodgers to you. When a qb has flat out owned you while embarrassing you in the playoffs that one year you didn’t finish in last, you might want to close your yaps because you look really bitter and jealous. Not to mention you are talking the career leader in qb rating and Super Bowl winner.

  17. purp1eone says: Jun 27, 2014 10:11 AM

    I am just sick of listening to this guy. Talk about a selfish player its Arod.

    Just get back to your yoga and keep your mouth shut.

  18. vikingsftw says: Jun 27, 2014 10:18 AM

    Did the new coach bring a hand stretcher with him ? And a clown music karaoke machine?

  19. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 27, 2014 11:09 AM

    Look at that picture. You can’t even see Rodgers’ tiny hand behind the football. It looks like it’s about to slip right out of those baby hands. With hands like that, he has no chance of ever being successful.

  20. aa1829 says: Jun 27, 2014 11:09 AM

    Oh the haters. It is a great thing to be hated so badly by rest of the division. I mean who hates Ponder, it would be a total waste of time.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 27, 2014 11:10 AM

    I’ve never read an article that A-Rodg doesn’t want to comment on. Maybe non-stop babbling is a withdrawal side effect.

  22. rikker12 says: Jun 27, 2014 11:15 AM

    McAdoo wasn’t fired! He left to become the OC of the Giants.

  23. rikker12 says: Jun 27, 2014 11:20 AM

    Rodgers is 5-4 in the playoffs.

  24. atthemurph says: Jun 27, 2014 11:52 AM

    Aaron Rodgers has an infinitely higher winning percentage in the Super Bowl than the Minnesota Vikings.

    That’s all you need to know.

  25. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 27, 2014 12:06 PM

    They should have changed every coach on defense. And half the players

    Well if that happened instead of the queens getting swept perennially by the Packers by an avg of 15pts a game it would go to 25!

  26. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 27, 2014 12:18 PM

    Remember the last time the Vikings flat out beat the Packers? And I’m not talking “the packers resting half their team for the playoffs and it still takes a last second field goal to beat their backups” kind of game.

  27. ariani1985 says: Jun 27, 2014 12:19 PM

    The picture really shows those baby hands off!!!

  28. ariani1985 says: Jun 27, 2014 12:25 PM

    Remember the last time Turd Bay flat out had a good defense? I am not talking about a top 30 defense but a top 10 defense? Nah, me either!!!!

  29. htown995 says: Jun 27, 2014 12:34 PM

    Omg im so sick of all these viking haters stop hating cause yall cant win a dang super bowl but i guarantee all u haters this year we will beat the 49ers in the playoffs there was a time in the mid to late 90’s where the packers owned the 49ers in the playoffs beat them 3 out of4 years in playoffs

  30. rikker12 says: Jun 27, 2014 1:08 PM

    Vikings Football = Painful to watch!
    Packer Football = Pretty site to see!
    Enough said!

  31. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jun 27, 2014 2:48 PM

    Isn’t there a Cheyrl Crow song about this? haha

  32. purp1eone says: Jun 27, 2014 3:29 PM

    Arod + yoga < 9ers

  33. purp1eone says: Jun 27, 2014 3:30 PM

    Arod + big mouth < ARod + yoga

  34. purp1eone says: Jun 27, 2014 3:31 PM

    I know why Arod is talking so much, he finally got Justin Smith’s foot out of his mouth.

  35. 4ever9er says: Jun 27, 2014 4:02 PM

    Wow, I thought the Seachickens were Haters, this Viking group is treacherous, not to mention delusional! Rodgers is better than any QB the Vikings have had in the last…ever!!!
    He owns the Vikings:
    8-4/70% competitions/2,840 yards/24 TDs and 4 INTs…
    Viking fan you’d better hope that AP stays healthy and Ponder or whatever bum of the month you have playing QB performs this year or you’ll be in the same position you are now. just HATING on a winner!

  36. ariani1985 says: Jun 27, 2014 4:56 PM


    You lost to Joe “Reeking” Flaco!!!! How embarassing!!

  37. gforce4all says: Jun 27, 2014 5:26 PM

    Hey viqueen f@gs..Get a life…and a team.How many Lombardi trophy’s? That’s right 0.

  38. devorules says: Jun 27, 2014 8:25 PM

    You viqueen fans are a joke. Shear desparation. If you knew what your talking about you would check his stats. CANT blame the playoff losses on him. Yes the defense sucks, but they beat “your ” team twice. He was out most of the season and they still won the division. I guess the other teams in the division really suck ! Hes one of three top QB’s. HE has a superbowl ring, you people got SQUAT ! He’ll have another this year and maybe another superbowl MVP also. I enjoy seeing you make yourselves look like niave idiots!!! Flynn is better than any QB you’ve had since Favre!!!!

  39. gopackgocausecowboysblow says: Jun 27, 2014 9:05 PM

    …”Remember when the Packers had a top 10 defense”

    I do, 2010 when they won the Super Bowl! Remember when the Vikings one a Super Bowl? Me neither!

  40. grnngold says: Jun 27, 2014 10:37 PM

    Living 90 miles west of the Twin cities is no picnic, the smell of troll is overwhelming!!

  41. 4ever9er says: Jun 28, 2014 5:23 AM

    The Vikings haven’t been to a SB in almost 40 years, now that’s embarrassing!!!

  42. stellarperformance says: Jun 28, 2014 7:12 AM

    The ball looks like a child’s toy in those massive mitts. You don’t need measurements……just look at the photos.

  43. ariani1985 says: Jun 28, 2014 10:25 AM

    But but but he has a high passing rating!

    Rest of the league “damm you stink in the playoffs”

    #trentdilfer 2.0

  44. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 28, 2014 4:36 PM

    The fact of the matter is Mike Zimmer OWNS Aaron Rodgers. 0-2 in games played, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, and sacked 10 times in two games. Fact.

  45. universalchurchoftruth says: Jun 28, 2014 4:39 PM

    I wonder what Kevin Lanflisi thinks about change?

  46. jzerba says: Jun 28, 2014 4:44 PM

    Some of the comments on here are just ridiculous, i seen some idiot say he has a playoff winning % of .355. He’s 6-4 in the playoffs so that would be .600. Other people saying he sucks in playoffs, he’s thrown 19 TD to 5 INT and has a 103.1 QB rating IDK how anyone can say that sucks.
    Also his hands are Avg. size for a NFL QB, and the Packers o-line actually ranks in the middle of the league for QB hits allowed, not one of the most like some people say.

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