Aaron Rodgers: I’m just a little bit off

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Through six games this season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is posting career lows in completion percentage, yards per attempt and quarterback rating.

He wasn’t too much better down the stretch last season and the extended drop in his performance has led to plenty of thoughts about what the future holds for the two-time MVP. Some have wondered if he’ll get back to that level and others have questioned whether the current Packers approach and overall offensive makeup provides the right situation for him to rebound.

Rodgers didn’t spell out R-E-L-A-X as he once did in response to worries about the offense, but it doesn’t seem like he thinks anything dramatic needs to be done to get back on track.

“I’m just a little bit off,” Rodgers said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media. “We’ve been a little bit off collectively. I’m confident we’re gonna get it fixed pretty soon.”

Rodgers posted his best completion percentage of the season against the Cowboys last Sunday, but turned the ball over twice and missed a couple of throws to an open Randall Cobb that could have changed the way the game played out. That would lend some support to the idea that things are close to coming together, but the frequency of games where things look more than just a little off and the extended period in which they’ve occurred is a strong argument on the other side.

Ultimately, the answer will come over the next 11 games. If Rodgers goes on a roll like he has in the past, the questions should die down. If things continue along the same lines, however, selling the idea of small changes getting them back on track will be impossible.

98 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: I’m just a little bit off

  1. He has changed. Hollywood girlfriend, he isn’t working as hard, his mechanics have become poor. Too many distractions.

  2. lunar2013 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:15 PM
    Yes, he’s been off since they enforced proper ball inflation.


    Another way to look at it is the obsession with something the league didn’t give two chipmunk farts about (PSI) 24 months ago not only cost Brady 4 game checks but may have ruined the career of one of the league’s greats in Aaron Rodgers.

    #LyinRoger everybody!

    🙂

    #FireGoodell

  3. I was shocked that Aaron took responsibility for something and then in true Aaron form… “We’ve been a little bit off collectively.”

  4. This season’s stats will prove that last season’s stats was a sign of regression even if others would like to have had them.
    He’s missing things that he did in his sleep and now have become nightmares that must keep him awake.

  5. His head hasn’t been right since him and Kevin Lanflisi separated, personally and professionally. Whatever that relationship was, they were extremely tight, then they weren’t. You look at that, and his relationship with his family, his life has become fractured over the past two years.

  6. He’s been “a little off” since last year when posted career worst in completion percentage
    The excuse last year was Jordy was on IR

    What’s it this year??
    All-World Hail Mary receiver Jeff Janis is not as good as Packers fans thought?
    Outside of Jordy & sometimes Cobb, there WRs & TEs are very average?
    They need to fix their salary cap issues
    Cobb is sucking up $9.1 million
    Jordy $8.3 million

    Three defenders take up $35 million (Matthews, Peppers, Shields)
    That’s over $52 million for 5 players NOT named Aaron Rodgers!

  7. rho1953 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:17 PM

    He has changed. Hollywood girlfriend, he isn’t working as hard, his mechanics have become poor. Too many distractions.

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    Interesting, the only thing I would say is from a mechanical standpoint I’m not sure I’d have him on the top of my list of best mechanical QB’s in the history of the game. He was at his best breaking the pocket, and is possibly the best QB in the history of the game at putting the ball in a tight window while on the run, you couple that with his ability to run and avoid big hits made him the league MVP on multiple occasions.

    It seems teams are not rushing him as hard and making him throw from the pocket more, and with that you are seeing some of the mechanical issues that were never noticed in the past because he was able to cloak them with his ability to make plays on the run. The problem with him becoming a pocket passer at this point in his career is he doesn’t have the WR’s that can get consistent separation. The good news is their O line and D are better so if they can figure it out just a little bit they should be able to get into the playoff’s, from their anything can happen.

  8. Sure… Aaron Rodgers is probably “not so into” Olivia Munn… (not that anything is wrong with that)… but… I think his knee on his throwing leg had a hitch.

  9. Erin is a joke enough with the love for this spineless loser, the media loves the Packers along with every analyst out there so seeing them lose with the mighty Jordy Nelson back, who would of thought. Hope the Bears beat them on thurday night haha

  10. Like the boxer who has taken too many blows. Zimmer has crumbled his will to go on with that nasty defense.

  11. I really can’t say that I am surprised to see a decline in Rodgers’ play. He has been injury plagued and is now on the back end of his career. If I were the Pack I would be looking hard at next year’s QB class.

  12. carpalboss says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:25 PM
    I’m sure he’ll be fine once they reveal who Negan killed on “The Walking Dead”. It’s been weighing on all of our minds.

    Glen and Abraham.
    Spoiled it.
    Now see ya in the playoffs.

  13. I came for the psi jokes but the info about his family estrangement is kinda sad. Don’t waste time on grudges like that, if not for them then at least for yourself. Life is really short and you will regret losing the time.

  14. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:41 PM
    Love the arm chair analysis. Rodgers is one of the greatest QBs of all time. He’ll be fine. #R-E-L-A-X

    _________________

    If by ‘is’ you mean ‘was’ then I 100% agree.

  15. Not worried about him at all to be honest. Yea, he has been lousy but still 3-2. I’ll take that when he’s playing poorly anytime.

    Makes it much better if and when he turns it on, regardless of what the trolls think.

    He is a proven champion.

  16. I’ll probably get my Helga horns confiscated for saying nice things about the Pack three times in one day, but based on the guy’s track record and apparent good health, I’d be very, very surprised if he doesn’t start playing better. Didn’t the guy just throw for 294 yards on an off day? By now, Packer fans should have watched enough past Viking and Bears games to see what truly lousy QB play looks like.

  17. Could simply be that he is near the end of his career. Not every QB plays at a high level into their late 30’s early 40’s like Brady, Favre, and Manning. Some Packers fans will argue the window with Rodgers is closing I will argue it has closed. Nick Hundley time within 2-3 years.

  18. Maybe it just happens (decline), it happened to Donavan McNabb.
    You go from Super-bowl QB to worm burner. Not everyone is Favre.

  19. Like this is news. We’ve been talking about the decline of ‘Lil Aaron for how long now? Packer homers would just deny it.

    The funniest part is that there’s ABSOLUTELY NO ONE for him to throw under the bus- but he gave it his best shot anyway.

  20. I question whether he altered his mechanics when he played with the couple leg injuries he’s had in the last couple seasons and hasn’t corrected that. He doesn’t seem to step in to his throws as he did in the past and throws more without his feet under him (arm throws). But, the coaches make the big bucks so I’m sure they’re on top of that.

  21. Ugh. Big PACK fan here. Season seems to be slipping away. Rogers off, lacey is know good. Time to tune into the Bucks.

  22. Rodgers is to humble and professional to state the obvious, which is that McCarthy is to stubborn to adjust to defenses figuring out the Packers’ offense.

  23. Lets compare…

    AARON ROGERS – admitted to over inflating footballs
    TOM BRADY – denied under inflating footballs

    AARON ROGERS – admitted to over inflating footballs.
    TOM BRADY – science indicates that the footballs lost PSI naturally. The NFL keeping the PSI information secret from the 2015 season shows that footballs lose PSI naturally when its cold outside.

    AARON RODGERS – his play dropped off significantly and he has more interceptions since the NFL started monitoring footballs
    TOM BRADY – is playing better ever since the NFL started monitoring footballs. Including the 2nd half of the deflategate game. Including after missing 4 games because of being suspended because the NFL blamed him for what the weather did.

    Despite all that – individuals with brains equivalent in size to the brains of small birds still call Tom Brady a “cheater”. Because they parrot what they saw on TV. None of these parrots has ever mentioned the word “cheater” when mentioning Aaron Rodgers.

  24. The only 2 things we can really take from this thread are:

    1-Rodgers will be fine
    2-Viking trolls seem to be multiplying, and that’s bad for humanity.

  25. guy has had an amazing career..

    but “just a little off”…. and seeing picture of Newman earlier from Seinfeld, he is just a little off of being 200 pounds….

    sorry Aaron, the ship has sailed…

    this just shows how Tom Brady is easily the best qb ever…..he really is….he never ages, he is like a fine Drew Bledsoe wine, he gets better with age

  26. purpleguy says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:00 PM
    I’ll probably get my Helga horns confiscated for saying nice things about the Pack three times in one day, but based on the guy’s track record and apparent good health, I’d be very, very surprised if he doesn’t start playing better. Didn’t the guy just throw for 294 yards on an off day? By now, Packer fans should have watched enough past Viking and Bears games to see what truly lousy QB play looks like.
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    Everyone knows you aren’t a Viking fan. Real Viking fans know Rodgers is done. Keep your cheesehead on “purpleguy”

  27. “I’m just a little bit off,” Rodgers said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media. “We’ve been a little bit off collectively. I’m confident we’re gonna get it fixed pretty soon.”
    _____

    That sounds a lot like a Christian Ponder quote.

  28. The Packers two losses came against teams that are a combined 10-1, while they were AWFUL in both games, the gave vs. Minnesota was still close. I would rather see GB finish strong and playing the best heading into the post season, instead of playing their best ball in the middle of October.

  29. ninefingers9 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:56 PM

    Wait til the fans turn on him and McCarthy…like they did with Favre and Holmgren. Sad fan base
    _______

    Too late, it’s already happened. Boos at Lambeau on Sunday and take a look at the comments here.

  30. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:26 PM
    Rodgers is to humble and professional to state the obvious, which is that McCarthy is to stubborn to adjust to defenses figuring out the Packers’ offense.
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    Rodgers is humble. Sure that’s one of his endearing attributes. Humility.

  31. I love how the “huge PACK fan” calls the two guys “Rogers” and “Lacey”

    He’s such a huge fan he even knows how to spell their names right.

    The spelling and grammar on this site sometimes it’s astonishingly bad.

    Thanks Obama

  32. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:48 PM

    Rodgers said he goes to the max PSI then lets the refs test them. Nice try, though.

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    We all know that they really never really tested them. Nice try, though.

  33. And i just read an article somewhere earlier today about him and brady’s before and after stats once the nfl started monitoring footballs. Brady is playing at a higher level than he ever has before, however rodgers is tanking significantly.

    The NFL already has a serious drought of decent qb’s and it looks like the league took one of the few good ones it has out with this inflation crap, and it wasn’t even the one they were trying to get rid of. Total backfire, which as far is goodell goes is standard operating procedure.

  34. If he doesn’t get right Thursday night against a really bad Bears pass D, then yeah I’d be concerned. Until then… whatever.

  35. TO see this narcissistic prancing jerk who used to put on fake championship belts and the old tiger woods uppercut after a throw, being pummeled and fumbling and throwing picks is pure karma at it’s best. turns 33 shortly..career aint long now. and the chances green bay gets another favre/rodgers clone to last 25 years, that aint happening either.

  36. Aaron, it’s more than just a little. You are the whole team. That makes it a lot. That’s the way you like it, too, right? All Aaron. All the time. Except when he’s doing commercials.

  37. The reason Rodgers has been a little off is coming straight from the GM and head coach. McCarthy has been off with his play calling and game plans and the product is showing on the field. Ted Thompson has been off as well, just look at the roster, he has 2 RBs and 7 WRs on the roster and that’s laughable. Look at his draft record, Jeff Janis, Jared Abrewhatever, butterfinger Adams, Datone Jones, Justin Harrell, AJ Hawk, Kenny Clark, Damarius Randall just to name a few.

  38. senxic says:

    Not worried about him at all to be honest. Yea, he has been lousy but still 3-2. I’ll take that when he’s playing poorly anytime.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The teams that the Pack have beaten for those three wins could have been beaten with a competent backup at QB.

    Because right now, a competent backup QB is outplaying Rodgers

    And point in fact, the Packers two losses came with QB’s that were going to be backup QB’s until injuries to the teams starters occurred in the preseason.

    Let that sink in….

  39. What an arrogant selfish clown.

    He is close to being last in the league and he says he is a little bit off.

    And everybody please stop with the “future hall of famer” garbage until he gets into the top 10 in passing. He is currently about 37th all time.

  40. sirmetaphor says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:46 PM

    Liquor sales have been at an all time high in Wisconsin this month.
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    Since when were they not?

  41. shaggytoodle says:

    The Packers two losses came against teams that are a combined 10-1, while they were AWFUL in both games, the gave vs. Minnesota was still close. I would rather see GB finish strong and playing the best heading into the post season, instead of playing their best ball in the middle of October.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    First of all – the game in MN wasn’t really “close” – and even if you want to claim that it was – you should be able to admit that the game wasn’t really as close as the score implies.

    The Vikings aren’t playing their “best ball” yet. They have been improving every week.

    Remind me how strong the Packers finished last season – I seem to remember they went 4 – 6 in the last 10 games and lost 3 games in a row at home to the NFC North.

  42. packmanfan says:
    Oct 18, 2016 8:53 PM
    sirmetaphor says:
    Oct 18, 2016 5:46 PM

    Liquor sales have been at an all time high in Wisconsin this month.
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    Since when were they not?
    ————————————–

    Excellent point.

    12 of the top 20 drunkest cities are in Wisconsin, including 7 of the top 10.

    America’s 20 drunkest cities

    1. Appleton, Wis.

    2. Oshkosh, Wis.

    3. Green Bay, Wis.

    4. Madison, Wis.

    6. La Crosse, Wis.

    7. Fond du Lac, Wis.

    9. Eau Claire, Wis.

    11. Wausau, Wis.

    12. Sheboygan, Wis.

    15. Racine, Wis.

    16. Janesville, Wis.

    17. Milwaukee

  43. Poor mechanics on his passes, a lack of quality receivers, lack of diversity in play calling and maybe just maybe that the change in PSI monitoring has effected Rodgers. He is on record as stating that he likes his footballs inflated over the maximum limit. Maybe he is a tad uncomfortable throwing a football that is now consistently below what he likes.

  44. The teams that the Pack have beaten for those three wins could have been beaten with a competent backup at QB.

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    You mean competent starting QBs like Stafford and Manning? The Packers beat both of those guys.

  45. No, screamingyellowzonkers. He’s #1 all time. Here are the career passer rating leaders:

    1 Aaron Rodgers 103.5
    2 Russell Wilson 101.4
    3 Tony Romo 97.1
    4 Steve Young 96.8
    5 Tom Brady 96.7
    6 Peyton Manning 96.5
    7 Drew Brees 96.0
    8 Philip Rivers 95.9
    9 Ben Roethlisberger 94.2
    10 Kurt Warner 93.7

  46. leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 7:33 PM

    TO see this narcissistic prancing jerk who used to put on fake championship belts and the old tiger woods uppercut after a throw, being pummeled and fumbling and throwing picks is pure karma at it’s best.
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    So what do you expect him to do when he makes a big play? Show no emotion and be a robot.

  47. senxic says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:29 PM
    The only 2 things we can really take from this thread are:

    1-Rodgers will be fine
    2-Viking trolls seem to be multiplying, and that’s bad for humanity.
    ____________

    I think Rodgers could certainly be fine, the Packers offense under his helm has started off slow many times.

    I also laugh at some of the Viking fans as i recall them talking about how there is “Nothing to do in GB” yet they seem to only have nothing, but time to post multiple silly comments on copious threads, yet they have “So much to entertain them”

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