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Aaron Rodgers: Outside opinions don’t worry us

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after the Packers were stopped by the Minnesota Vikings during the game on September 18, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is running the 29th-ranked offense in the league after two games and he’s coming off a rough game against the Vikings, so his self-assessment on Wednesday wasn’t a surprising one.

“I know I’ve got to play better, and I will,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com.

Rodgers pointed to his timing with receivers and the offensive line as something that needs to improve. He also made it clear that he doesn’t need anyone else telling him what he needs to do better.

“We’ve set a standard for so long — myself, our team — of playing at such a high level that when we have a couple of disappointing performances, we know what’s coming,” Rodgers said. “Now we would love to get back out there and dominate and have this thing turn around, but we know if we go on a run and we lose a game and play poorly, it’s going to be right back in the same position. This is part of the game that we’re prepared for. This is the game within the game, just talking to you guys and giving you guys something you guys can use. We appreciate what you do, but we’re not ultimately judged or worried about your opinions of us and your scrutiny of us.”

There were worries about the Packers offense last year as well and the return of wide receiver Jordy Nelson was supposed to be the answer to some of them. It hasn’t played out like that through two weeks and more of the same against the Lions will mean more of the same at Rodgers’ next meeting with the media.

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86 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Outside opinions don’t worry us”
  1. gopackgocausecowboysblow says: Sep 21, 2016 7:55 PM

    And cue the Viking trolls in 5….4….3….2….1

  2. ryanlatterell says: Sep 21, 2016 8:06 PM

    Worry about the lions this week and move on to the next game

  3. fwippel says: Sep 21, 2016 8:11 PM

    Just one comment on your performance Sunday night: You done messed up A-A-RON!!!!

  4. frank booth says: Sep 21, 2016 8:12 PM

    “I know I’ve got to play better, and I will,”

    Vikings’ fans will somehow construe this as Rodgers throwing everyone under the bus.

    Do you notice that very few Bears’ fans whine about Rodgers and the Packers? Ever notice that when the Bears lose to Green Bay (or win), Bears’ fans don’t whine about the officiating?

    Why are Vikings’ fans so insecure?

  5. jackedupboonie says: Sep 21, 2016 8:15 PM

    Stop prancing around like tinker bell with the ball exposed for one……

  6. amishninjas says: Sep 21, 2016 8:15 PM

    Why doesn’t McCarthy let him call his own plays? Can’t be any worse down the stretch.

  7. illmatic8582 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:22 PM

    What does he think about the flag?

  8. spreadthecheese says: Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM

    Aaron Rodgers was outplayed by Sam Bradford. As a Packers fan, I don’t know what else to say. You were outplayed by Sam Bradford. There is zero excuse for that. Ever.

  9. leatherface2012 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:30 PM

    me me me me me ..sounds like obama.. or the old saying “perhaps he doth protest too much” seems like he is saying all this crap to reporters repeatedly..seems like he is the one worried..14 games under 100 passer rating.. ypa going down like a rock..seems to me if they lose to detroit, you are going to hear a lot more from rodgers how nothing is wrong.

  10. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:33 PM

    I feel if Ready Eddie loses 2 and a half more pounds the offense will be right on track.

  11. xavier179 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:34 PM

    Then you shouldn’t be bothered by my opinion of you. You are arrogant and whiney.

  12. skol4life says: Sep 21, 2016 8:35 PM

    Bradford had 2 weeks with his receivers to get his timing down. Pick another excuse superstar.

  13. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 21, 2016 8:35 PM

    That is leadership.

  14. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 21, 2016 8:36 PM

    For once I have to agree with the big diva. I mean read what Packers fans say whenever the team loses–it’s brutal and ridiculous at the same time. And to me it’s amazing how entitled these people have gotten and how accustomed they’ve gotten to winning. I mean I remember so clearly in the 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s (the pre-Favre days) when GB couldn’t win squat, when they had a lot of stinker games much like the Bears’ game on Mon nite. And now you have probably every millennial cheesehead in Wisconsin thinking it’s their birthright to win 14 games and the Super Bowl. My god, earth to Cheeseheads.

  15. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 21, 2016 8:37 PM

    Kudos to Rodgers for not throwing anyone under the bus when he easily could have.

  16. packmanfan says: Sep 21, 2016 8:38 PM

    The media and announcers were going nuts for the return of the dynamic duo of Jordy and Air-Run, which I think built into the hype. And I was expecting great things from them as well.
    As the old cliche’ goes, “Any given Sunday” and how easily we forget this.
    We expect great things from our Packers right out the gate. But things don’t always go our way even with one of the best behind center and they are pros just like the other 31 teams.
    I dunno how they are going to get any better but I guess a year off can really change things or set a player back.

  17. frank booth says: Sep 21, 2016 8:38 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:30 PM
    me me me me me ..sounds like obama.. or the old saying “perhaps he doth protest too much” seems like he is saying all this crap to reporters repeatedly..seems like he is the one worried..14 games under 100 passer rating.. ypa going down like a rock..seems to me if they lose to detroit, you are going to hear a lot more from rodgers how nothing is wrong.
    ===================================
    He answers questions the same way every NFL player answers questions. The issue isn’t Rodgers. It’s just bias and a lack of objectivity.

  18. gb15class says: Sep 21, 2016 8:38 PM

    It is all Olivia Munn. She is the Yoko Ono of the Packers offense.

  19. fartweasel says: Sep 21, 2016 8:39 PM

    Simple explanation for GB’s offensive struggles….they’ve forgotten how to play football, relying instead on gimmicky plays and penalties to gain yardage and score points. Against a disciplined team that doesn’t fall for their games within the game, they lose.

  20. packmanfan says: Sep 21, 2016 8:39 PM

    As much as they frustrate me, I’d rather go through the stress and disappointment of being a fan rather than a coach or player.

  21. bloodhawk23 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:41 PM

    Quarterbacks usually get better as they get older…

  22. packmanfan says: Sep 21, 2016 8:42 PM

    spreadthecheese says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:23 PM

    Aaron Rodgers was outplayed by Sam Bradford. As a Packers fan, I don’t know what else to say. You were outplayed by Sam Bradford. There is zero excuse for that. Ever.
    ————————————————————————-
    If you don’t have such high expectations of our Packers before each game, then the let downs won’t be so hard.

    Bradford is also a pro QB playing with other pro players. They are on the same level now as our Packers. A bit of culture shock for sure, but it is something we will have to get used to from our never SB winning rivals.

  23. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 21, 2016 8:43 PM

    Outside opinions don’t worry them but take out food, now that worries them.

  24. hodag54501 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:44 PM

    Get used to it: Aaron is over the hill, and the Packers are inferior to many clubs.

    Case in point: New England. Two relatively easy wins with backup QB’s.
    Tom Brady hasn’t even played yet.

    You can dance around it all you want. The Packers have fallen back to mediocre, especially if you go back to the end of last year.

    From a Packers fan since 1961.

  25. bordner says: Sep 21, 2016 8:45 PM

    Not that bad when you think about it.

    The 29th-ranked offense in the league nearly beat the vikings and their vaunted defense in a game where there would be no excuse for the home team to come out anything less than motivated to the highest level they could muster. Not only were they opening their shiny new stadium in prime time in front of a national audience, but add to that the fact that they were playing what they and their fans consider to be their Super Bowl against their biggest rival.

    The Packers, on the other hand, couldn’t have been expected to match that sort of emotion – to them, it’s not a real rivalry (everyone knows their biggest rival is the bears, plus they’ve owned the vikings for so long, they were probably looking past them to the Detroit game) and their Super Bowl won’t be played until next February. Even with that, they were just a couple of plays away from winning the game.

    Good for the vikings. It’s ok to let your little sister win once in a while.

  26. calvinthegreat82 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:47 PM

    As a Lions fan, that’s been our slogan since 1957….along with our paper bags over our heads.

  27. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 21, 2016 8:48 PM

    He also made it clear that he doesn’t need anyone else telling him what he needs to do better.
    ——
    His teammates told him the same thing about getting the stink eye and being called out during games and about being thrown under the bus after games

  28. deltaoracle says: Sep 21, 2016 8:50 PM

    Vikings fans think the Packers are horrible. They are also giddy that their heroes beat that “horrible” team.
    By three points.
    At home.
    Vikings fandom: Logic (and long term parking) not necessary.

  29. leatherface2012 says: Sep 21, 2016 8:51 PM

    when he says he’s gonna play better that means he will either make more defensive linemen jump offside, or just chuck it up deep when the fat 12th defensive player is 2 inches from getting off the field in time, or hope that a corner or safety is flagged for holding…that is his whole scope of playmaking. gonna be 33 pretty quick. better polish up his resume for dancing with the stars, or in the kitchen with david on catv.

  30. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Sep 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    Maybe we Viking fans should be a bit more concerned as to whether we’ll have any QBs left after Sunday given our OLine play and now no Kalil.

  31. youngs79 says: Sep 21, 2016 9:06 PM

    14 straight games with a QB rating under a 100. Look in the mirror Rodgers..

  32. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 21, 2016 9:35 PM

    He bad mouths the media, yet they’re the first place he runs anytime he wants to hear himself talk.

  33. sc5000 says: Sep 21, 2016 9:36 PM

    Just run the ball more and the problem is solved. Can’t run a pass only offense and expect to win esp. against a good d like MN

    No running game has a two pronged effect on the offense. Defense doesn’t respect play action and can pass rush all game. Packers played right into the Vikings hands last week.

  34. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 21, 2016 9:43 PM

    packers are 5-9 in last 14 games. 3 of those wins are last second wins against Detroit (home), SD (home) and Jax!! let that sink in!!? I said it all last year and off-season… OVERRATED!!

  35. Packernet says: Sep 21, 2016 9:53 PM

    I don’t think he can turn this around. Might be Hundley time in Green Bay sooner than expected.

  36. vfan76 says: Sep 21, 2016 9:54 PM

    skol! skol! skol! skol!

    All I hear is excuses from Packers Fans.

  37. tattooit says: Sep 21, 2016 10:09 PM

    It’s all been downhill since Kevin left him. Drop that beard Olivia, and do right by him Aaron. #LoveWins

  38. bubbasmithguy says: Sep 21, 2016 10:12 PM

    To think that Jordy Nelson was the issue of the downward spiral of the Packers offense last year is ridiculous. One receiver doesn’t change your whole offense that much. Cobb and the other recievers couldn’t step up. If you lost Rodgers for the year last year I would agree it was the loss of your QB. The fact is that this offense just isn’t very good anymore. Eddy lost maybe 6 or 7 ounces over the off season.
    and as far as the Vikings only beating the Packers by three points at home, they only had Bradford for 8 days. Rodgers had the whole off season and training camp to get in synch with his players and now he needs more time? Sounds like a long season for the team to the East.

  39. gtodriver says: Sep 21, 2016 10:29 PM

    “We’ve set a standard for so long — myself, our team — of playing at such a high level that when we have a couple of disappointing performances, we know what’s coming,”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Earth to ARod – it’s not just a “couple of dissappointing performances”.

    You’ve lost 7 out of your last 12 regular season games.

    You got swept by the NFC North at Lambeau Field last year.

    Your last two 300+ yard passing performances were losses – both losses. It took you 61 passes to LOSE to the Lions at home…

    Your yards are down, your completion percentage is in the toilet and your QB rating last year was the worst of your career.

    And this year the numbers are even worse.

    By all rights, you should be able to beat the Lions at home this week. But we all know how that worked out last year…

  40. homer3692 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:52 PM

    The pack need to get back to basics to improve their offense..When Rodgers was in his first few years starting it seemed like Mccarthy’s “vanilla” offense was doing short passes to get the ball out of Rodgers hand quick and lining up a fullback more to help in the running game to take the pressure off Rodgers, so he could get into a rhythm..

    Now our “vanilla” offense is trying to to do back shoulder routes to our 3rd receiver, who is probably the 6th or 7th best receiver on the roster, and doing shotgun handoffs our 240 pound (give or take) runningback. Shotgun handoffs only work well if your passing game is feared and at this point it is not.

    Mccarthy needs to re-think the best way to use this roster, since it seems likes he’s calling plays like he’s in 2011..By the end of this 4 game home stand I sincerely hope that Aaron Ripkowski is becoming a household name by clearing holes for Lacy. They have the players, the coaches have to put them in the right place to succeed. Go Pack.

  41. shaggytoodle says: Sep 21, 2016 10:58 PM

    The way people react it’s like the NFL reduced the schedule from 16 games to 3. So many people talking about struggles this or succeeding at that.

    Teams have played 8 Quarters, for crying out loud, settle down people.

  42. bert1913 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:02 PM

    the older you get, the better you play (ask Favre)

  43. dirtyhelmet says: Sep 21, 2016 11:14 PM

    deltaoracle says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:50 PM
    Vikings fans think the Packers are horrible. They are also giddy that their heroes beat that “horrible” team.
    By three points.
    At home.
    Vikings fandom: Logic (and long term parking) not necessary.

    Giddy is a stretch, but if that’s your best shot, I’ll let you have it. More accurate might be something more like thrilled or excited that we beat a division rival in our new stadium. A division opponent that we beat for “all the marbles” in their own house for the division last season. A division rival that is in second place and WAS FAVORED BY 2.5 in Vegas. A rival that is over-hyped year after year, because they have a QB and not much else. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time all of you fanboys wake up and accept the fact that you haven’t been truly relevant FOR YEARS. Your coaches and your GM are the laughing stock. Perhaps when you’re able to get your head around all of that, just maybe, discussing football with a packers fan will finally become something different that discussing politics with a democrat. We can only hope….

  44. rmavs says: Sep 21, 2016 11:19 PM

    As a long tenured Vikings fan, its just nice to see that the Vikings can compete with the Packers finally. For crying out loud, its just nice to see a team in the NFC north finally hang with Rodgers and the Pack. This is what divisional football should be. Tight, exciting, ultra competitive games that come down to the wire, regardless of home field advantage. First game went to the Vikes but there is still a game to be played at Lambeau late in the season on Christams Eve! Skol.

  45. guessthenguessagain says: Sep 21, 2016 11:21 PM

    deltaoracle says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:50 PM
    Vikings fans think the Packers are horrible. They are also giddy that their heroes beat that “horrible” team.
    By three points.
    At home.
    – – – – — –

    That’s right, Delta.

    The Vikings played a penalty-riddled game and STILL beat your John Deer squad. In fact, the zebras put up more offense in penalty yards than whatshisname, the QB who looked pretty pissed off at his coach, the rest of his offense and the Vikings D for most of the game.

    The page is beginning to turn, son.

    And BTW, if your team lost its starting QB and All-Pro RB (oh, wait,,, you don’t have one of those), it wouldn’t be able to beat mashed potatoes.

  46. mooreman338 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:23 PM

    First off, I have to say Sunday night was bittersweet. Having said that, my fellow fan base is being ridiculous. Viking fans act like the Packers season is over. It’s never over with Rodgers at the helm. He’s the most saavy QB in the league with a suspect supporting cast. They’ll figure it out and be in the playoffs. People forget they were a play away from the NFC championship last year. I would also like Packer fans to admit that we have a competent coach, a lot of talented players and are a real threat these days. We’re coming…we’re coming!

  47. dirtyhelmet says: Sep 21, 2016 11:25 PM

    PS

    When you have a “stadium” surrounded by acres of nothing, the land to have expansive parking lots is plentiful and CHEAP. When you have a state of the art facility that is actually surrounded by a city and all of the things that make the NFL want to grant you the privilege of hosting a Superbowl and reaping all of the financial benefits involved, land is scarce and expensive. do you get why? BECAUSE PEOPLE ACTUALLY WANT TO COME THERE!!!!! I live in WI and have lived and traveled all over this amazing country of ours. I’ve become convinced that I will NEVER find a more close-minded, ignorant group than packers fans. You people are truly sad.

  48. titansfan12 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:27 PM

    Its kind of funny how worried the Packers fans are about what comments the Vikings fans are going to say. It definitely shows that after these past years, theyre not used to being the bad end of a bad news story.

  49. packerswin96 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:38 PM

    Maybe play more than 1 quarter of the preseason??? might help!

  50. dirtyhelmet says: Sep 21, 2016 11:41 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:37 PM
    Kudos to Rodgers for not throwing anyone under the bus when he easily could have

    —————————————-

    Like who?!! He owned it for once, that’s the only surprise here.

  51. lukeshow says: Sep 22, 2016 12:01 AM

    I see a lot more comments about “Viking trolls” and the Vikings in general than I do actual comments from Viking trolls.

  52. RE LEE says: Sep 22, 2016 12:01 AM

    Relax Packers… Rodgers is an elite QB..
    Remember Brady getting benched on a blow out against the Chiefs? He hit the ground but bounced higher. Have faith…

  53. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 22, 2016 12:04 AM

    2-0. no comment needed.

  54. johngaltwho says: Sep 22, 2016 12:06 AM

    Yup, the ebb and flow of a football season. Packer fans know how this goes. Up and down, on to the playoffs, maybe the Superbowl this year, maybe not. Vikings fans on the other hand, are so giddy that they actually have a team that may not be mathematically eliminated by week 10 that they see every victory as a proclamation of everlasting superiority. Its fun watching them crow. Go Pack Go.

  55. finchy74 says: Sep 22, 2016 12:11 AM

    I almost feel sorry for aaron. Can anyone name another NFL city that would be losing its collective mind over a 1-1 start, after a close loss on the road to the winner of the division in the previous season?

    Nope, there’s nobody else. Just one little city that can lose their minds like this.

    It’s a lot easier to deal with this “crisis” if you accept the fact that your all world qb started on the slow road to decline last season. It wasn’t just losing Jordy and injuries on the offense line last year. It was apparent that rodgers was doing some very un-rodgers like things on the football field. He can’t do all the things he used to do and the supporting cast around him isn’t what it was.

    Age is a painful reality

  56. jim0tt0 says: Sep 22, 2016 12:50 AM

    The score in the Vikings Packers game doesn’t tell the whole story. If you watched the game you would know that the Packers got lucky several times on those fumble recoveries.

  57. teamnorsecore says: Sep 22, 2016 4:30 AM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:12 PM

    “I know I’ve got to play better, and I will,”

    Vikings’ fans will somehow construe this as Rodgers throwing everyone under the bus.

    Do you notice that very few Bears’ fans whine about Rodgers and the Packers? Ever notice that when the Bears lose to Green Bay (or win), Bears’ fans don’t whine about the officiating?

    Why are Vikings’ fans so insecure?
    …………
    You’ve said it yourself….Bears fans and the threads are “boring”…….and you like to comment on Viking-Packer threads because the Bears are always bad and no one has anything to say on those threads. No you throw this out there? Must be bored that you cant constantly bag on Bridgewater every post now……

  58. punkyqb says: Sep 22, 2016 6:37 AM

    Rogers is starting to sound like Cutler after every loss.

  59. gtodriver says: Sep 22, 2016 6:52 AM

    johngaltwho says:

    Vikings fans on the other hand, are so giddy that they actually have a team that may not be mathematically eliminated by week 10 that they see every victory as a proclamation of everlasting superiority. Its fun watching them crow.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    After making a similar ludicrous statement last year, how did that crow taste?

    Viking fans said that we would compete for a playoff position last year. And we did.

    Packer fans like you said we’d be mathematically eliminated in October. And we weren’t

    Meanwhile, your beloved Packers went winless at home against the NFC North in the last 10 weeks of the season.

    You had a good little run at the top. Believe it or not – it took the mighty Packers nearly 50 years to finally win 4 NFC division titles in a row.

    The Vikings accomplished that feat in 1971. Then went and won another 6 in a row from 1973 – 78.

    The Packers won the division in 1972 – and never saw the playoffs of a full regulation season again until the 90’s.

    Now if you want to talk about a team that was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by week 10 frequently – you only need to look at your Green Bay Packers.

  60. streetyson says: Sep 22, 2016 7:33 AM

    Playing with properly inflated balls is probably hurting him too, at least psychologically. Yes, I know some Pack fans claim there’s a huge difference from Brady because Aaron said he’d over-inflate PRIOR to inspection, but two things:-
    1) How does it make it not cheating to deliberately break a regulation and then hope that refs don’t spot it so that you can play with improper balls???
    2) There was no actual evidence against Brady whereas Rodgers actually admitted it.

  61. artvan15 says: Sep 22, 2016 7:59 AM

    The Packers should have played their players during the preseason. Now is not the time to practice and work things out. Your scheme sucks anyway. The rest of the league is on to it.

  62. youradarnfoo says: Sep 22, 2016 8:17 AM

    hey Erin Rodgers, you just got smoked by Sam Bradford… No Ap… a banged up LT, and you still lose. what’s that say about those terwible terwible Packers. it’s funny listening/watching the team and fans collapse after one lose.

  63. clonefan says: Sep 22, 2016 8:22 AM

    “Rodgers pointed to his timing with receivers and the offensive line as something that needs to improve.”

    I guess he just pushed the offensive line up to curb, not quite under the bus yet… Either that or he tried to push the O line under the bus, but he slipped through…🙂 Sorry, I couldn’t resist…

  64. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:24 AM

    bordner says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:45 PM

    Not that bad when you think about it.

    The 29th-ranked offense in the league nearly beat the vikings and their vaunted defense…
    ———————–

    That “vaunted” Vikings D had much to do with why the Packers O is ranked only 29th. Do you understand how bone-headed your comment sounds?

  65. codythao35 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:27 AM

    Watching Rodgers get pounded by Griffen, I thought he’s dead for sure. He’s like flying in the air.

  66. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:32 AM

    Problem:
    Aaron Rodgers has a major case of Fumblitis- he just seems to have a problem getting a grip on the ball.

    Solution:
    He should give Teddy B a call. Teddy has a pair of gloves he’s not using this season and they should be a perfect fit. He could let Aaron use them as a loaner until he’s back.

  67. jonnyfootball82 says: Sep 22, 2016 8:43 AM

    Errant Erin

  68. jbdvks says: Sep 22, 2016 8:48 AM

    Rodgers is arguably the best QB in football. But the issue is the lack of talent around this man.

    1. LACY is not the answer at RB – needs to be addressed ASAP

    2. JORDY seems to have lost a step – injury terrorism

    3. O-LINE is not a strength – why *cut* All-Pro guard SITTON?

    Get this man some help!

  69. pkrlvr says: Sep 22, 2016 9:30 AM

    I see a lot more comments about “Viking trolls” and the Vikings in general than I do actual comments from Viking trolls.
    ——–
    Then you need glasses. Just like every packer story there are more Viking fans posting than packer fans.

  70. leatherface2012 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:31 AM

    maybe if he had another grape soda, and went to a tailor to get fitted for another championship belt, that might right the ship

  71. redzonerambler says: Sep 22, 2016 9:33 AM

    As a Vikings fan, I have to point out that we did not win by that much. The Packers are not out of the picture yet. A win is a win though and I am glad our team rose to the occasion despite losing our two biggest offensive stars.

    I saw a lot of good things out of both defenses. Each defense had a defender who got picked on, but that can be fixed. Both teams had offensive lines that struggled. There was a lot of parallels.

    The difference seemed to be the energy and attitude on offense. In my opinion Sam built on his good plays with excitement and lifted the team as a leader, which was impressive. Aaron did not really show the attitude and leadership during the game to do that for the Packers. He just could not keep the energy from the good plays, and he became negative and mopey from the bad plays. I am sure preparation-wise in practice he is a great leader. I have seen him be a great leader in games before. So far this year, he seems to be down and needs to change his approach when things are rough. Teams really can feed good energy off their stars. Aaron in the past had provided that edge to his team. If the Pack is going to turn this around he will have to do so again.

  72. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 22, 2016 9:33 AM

    “Aaron Rodgers: Outside opinions don’t worry us”

    And I thought this article was going to be about his goofy new hair-do he was sportin’ Sunday Night.

  73. gtodriver says: Sep 22, 2016 9:44 AM

    jbdvks says:

    Rodgers is arguably the best QB in football. But the issue is the lack of talent around this man.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You should have used “was” instead of “is”.

    2014 was the last time that Rodgers was near being the best QB in football.

    And don’t be throwing his teammates under the bus – they are some of the best players ever according to most of the Packer faithful.

  74. nhpats says: Sep 22, 2016 9:46 AM

    Let’s get to the real important matter here. Aaron, you are my FF QB and you stink. I need you to step it up man….

  75. 13worldchampioinships says: Sep 22, 2016 10:19 AM

    Packer trolls do a great job roping in or predicting Viking trolls before they even make comments. Then they complain about Viking trolls when they finally comment.

    Maybe this happens because you’re insecure, and the criticisms you’re expecting to hear from Viking fans are actually your own.

  76. allight59 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:28 AM

    Vikings won division last year with 29th passing attack, GB won’t be .500 at that rate. It’s nice when your team is a team, and not a one man, trick pony. Vikings…it truly is better football for better people.

  77. gaetz23 says: Sep 22, 2016 10:32 AM

    Though I do believe that Rodgers’ best football is behind him, we should see some glimpses of his glory days soon. He’s got the Lions, Giants, Cowboys, Bears, Falcons, Colts, Titans and Redskins coming up. Not exactly a murderer’s row of defenses. The Giants might be tough considering all the money they spent on D. He won’t face a formidable pass rush (except, maybe, the Lions) until the end of November when they face the Eagles.

  78. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 22, 2016 10:48 AM

    jbdvks says:
    Sep 22, 2016 8:48 AM
    Rodgers is arguably the best QB in football. But the issue is the lack of talent around this man.

    1. LACY is not the answer at RB – needs to be addressed ASAP

    2. JORDY seems to have lost a step – injury terrorism

    3. O-LINE is not a strength – why *cut* All-Pro guard SITTON?

    Get this man some help!
    ——————————-
    Really?
    I mean Really?
    Ur making such a complaint with the injury ridden Vikings, Bears, and Lions listening to you???
    My answer is wah-wah-wah

    *and it is Aaron’s fault. Really.

  79. jbdvks says: Sep 22, 2016 10:53 AM

    I’ll take Rodgers any day on my team.
    He’s not the issue Packers nation.

  80. senxic says: Sep 22, 2016 10:55 AM

    More often than not, AR finds a way to get it done.

  81. stellarperformance says: Sep 22, 2016 11:39 AM

    hodag54501 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 8:44 PM
    From a Packers fan since 1961.
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    “Well I heard Mr. Hodag spew about ’em.”
    “Well I heard ‘ol Hodag put ’em down.”
    “Well I hope Hodag will remember.”
    “A Packer fan don’t need him around anyhow.”

    Sweet Home Lambeau.

  82. Purple People Eaters says: Sep 22, 2016 2:24 PM

    I don’t know, the guy hit a reporter with an errant pass in practice yesterday. I think this might be the beginning of the end for the future HoFer.

  83. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 22, 2016 3:54 PM

    Everybody has known for 7 years Rodgers has been the Packers, without him, the team is not that good.
    Parity forces the equality of teams by giving bad teams
    the first chance at picking talent.
    The Packers need to spend some high draft picks on a true #1 Receiver, a really GOOD Tight end and O-line help.
    As a Vikings fan I have nothing against the Packers and have cheered for them when they were in the last few Super Bowls.
    It is the Arrogance of its fans. Most were merciless
    to us when Minnesota was down. Grinding insults and posting more on our stories than us. And the comments had nothing to do with the story, just childish Bullying insults.
    So excuse me when I hear you whimpering about Viking posts and I laugh.

  84. dcviking says: Sep 22, 2016 10:55 PM

    It’s not surprising that he’s not interested — clearly, he’s burned bridges with his own family, and none of them like him either.

  85. igocommando says: Sep 23, 2016 9:47 AM

    Not trying to pile on but, aaron has not been playing at his usual high level of play for some time now. It seems that if the opposing defense can play disciplined and not jump early then they have just taken away aarons most successful play. Taking advantage of penalties on the defense is the only thing that is keeping aaron relevant. At this point he’s just a crafty old veteran relying on smarts instead of waning skills.

  86. zappo777 says: Sep 23, 2016 2:15 PM

    Rodgers is suffering from PTSD–from the Denver Bronco Game….Rodgers had receivers wide open and was not looking long enough to hit them—Therefore Offensive Line needs to do better blocking!!!! Or Rodgers will lead the Packers to the Basement!!

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