Rodgers talks about facing Favre

nfl_rodgers_250.jpgAaron Rodgers must be really sick of answering questions about Brett Favre by now.

Rodgers showed up to the ESPY’s Wednesday likely looking forward to an exciting evening filled watching people win awards they could care less about winning.

Once he got to the “red carpet,” Rodgers was peppered exclusively with Favre questions.  To his credit, he answered every one with a smile.

On whether Favre should return: “If he still feels he could do it, there’s no reason he shouldn’t.”

On whether Favre will return: “I would bet you’ll see him as long as John David Booty gives him the number four.”

On the inevitable Favre vs. Rodgers storylines: “I know that will be the big story.  You guys have a job to do.  That probably sells a few more papers than the usual matchup.  We’ll try to stay focused that week if that does happen.”

Rodgers also praised the Vikings defense and said how hard it is to play in the Metrodome. 

A lot of quarterbacks would have withered away in Favre’s shadow, but Rodgers is coming off an impressive first season as a starter.

Listening to Rodgers speak Wednesday, it doesn’t sound like the pressure inherent in facing Favre would bother Rodgers.  He might just relish the chance. 

53 responses to “Rodgers talks about facing Favre

  1. Class versus trash, stay home you silly redneck, but when you do come back I look forward to someone snapping one of your 40yr old legs.

  2. “Listening to Rodgers speak Wednesday, it doesn’t sound like the pressure inherent in facing Favre would bother Rodgers. He might just relish the chance.

    Well I’m sure he had been expecting the Favre related questions and you can bet the PR staff has drilled in him what to say and not say related to favre. Basically a talking puppet saying nothing…

  3. nah…Rodgers has been classy about it from day 1. What do you want him to say? really? …. what he said wasn’t some scripted BS that he was fed by PR staff…. No one is buying that.
    Go Pack
    Go Rodgers

  4. I’m just here to help the team, and Good Lord willing everything will work out. We just have to play them one game at a time. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains — think about that.
    Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Rogers

  5. I must admit, I was one of those who thought that Rodgers wouldn’t cut it in the NFL. I was also one of the few in Favre’s corner last year because it was clear to me that he wanted to avenge the pick he threw in the NFC Championship. I also thought that Favre gave the Packers the best chance to win.
    Rodgers has won me over. He handled last year’s soap opera admirably and then threw for 4,000 yards (in other words, played better than Favre).
    That said, Favre in a Vikings uniform would make an NFC North title certain for Minnesota. He doesn’t need to throw his arm out like he did in the Meadowlands last year. He can just hand it off to Adrian Peterson or throw an occasional deep ball to Berrian or Harvin off a play action fake.

  6. Rodgers did a great job and he showed a lot of class. He’s been impressive on and off the field.

  7. Osterhouse, please explain to me how guys like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning can be politically correct and they are considered to be class acts. But when Aaron Rodgers does it he’s a talking puppet? Please explain that to me.
    Maybe you’d like him to say stuff like “Awe, shucks. Ah just want to gow out thar and beat the snot otta that thar ol’ quarterback.”
    Maybe that would fit what a model quarterback with a gun-slingin’ arm would say. But after witnessing Brett Favre’s career, he’d do the whole good old boy thing and say exactly what Rodgers said.
    But you know what, it’s wrong for Aaron Rodgers to exist outside of Brett Favre’s shadow. He should lobby for his release and join up with the Vikes the minute Favre signs with the Queens to be the icon’s backup, right?

  8. @Osterhouse —- you seriously think he’s just saying that because the PR people told him too? He’s from California the guy is naturally laid-back, he has been dealing with the Favre B.S. for years now. He handled it with class back in 2006, and has been cool and unaffected by the circus that Favre brought with him these last few years.
    Puppet? More like laid back, and as the guy who watched Favre from the 50 yard line for 3 years perhaps he has been aware of the fact that Favre is not the threat he once was.

  9. Rodgers is gonna be a very good Qb for the next decade.
    Man did the 49ers eff that up.

  10. Wow Osterhouse! He said what he should say and he is a puppet!
    I look forward to Rodgers kicking Favre’s butt. That is all that needs to be said. Bring it on!!!

  11. Talented, optimistic young QB who attends offseason activities to improve his game and bond with his teammates, or old, bitter QB who skips every possible thing he can and acts above everyone. Hmmm, which should we choose….?

  12. Why does everyone talk about this when Brett Favre is not sure IF he will ever stoop so low as to sign with the vikings?
    He most likely will sign with the team that has a QB go down with an injury in preseason and not sign with those viklings.
    The vikings as usual have screwed up the whole situation and continue to look worse because of it.
    Rodgers should have said he would address the question If Brett Favre ever signed with a team that would be a Packers opponent this season. Until then it is not an issue.

  13. “Class vs trash” followed by a wish to have someone crippled.
    Nothing says “class” like wishing a crippling injury on someone…

  14. Osterhouse says:
    July 15, 2009 9:01 PM
    Well I’m sure he had been expecting the Favre related questions and you can bet the PR staff has drilled in him what to say and not say related to favre. Basically a talking puppet saying nothing…

    Why, because he wasn’t an asshole about it, he’s automatically someone’s puppet?
    Must be a Viking fan.

  15. I’m not even a packers fan and I’m excited to see Aaron out play Favre’s old ass

  16. Sterling,
    Give me a break! Rodgers was not the cause of only six wins. BTW, Favre didn’t make the playoffs either. There are 52 other people on the team. You cannot place the blame only on Rodgers. Their kicker lost two games himself missing two last second kicks.

  17. you know what really pisses me off?
    why doesn’t rodgers get any love for his mini mullet when he dons it? jarred allen is all over the news because he has a mullet…. well rodgers pimped a mullet AND a fumanchu!
    where is the love???

  18. Nosferatu, what kind of person says something like that? You hope he breaks his legs? You sound like a real psycho.
    I hope they both kick ass this season and we get some compelling t.v out of the deal. Favre’s been exciting to watch every season (including the last one) and I expect nothing different this year. Rodgers really surprised me too last year, although he didn’t do much in the 4th quarter. That should improve with experience.

  19. Rodgers had 6 wins last year… LOL
    Believe me, he’s afraid of facing Farve and getting his butt handed to him.
    Every packer fan on this site is shaking in their John Deer panties… LOL
    God Bless Brett Farve!!!

  20. “Puppet? More like laid back, and as the guy who watched Favre from the 50 yard line for 3 years perhaps he has been aware of the fact that Favre is not the threat he once was.”
    Not only that, but right after the ESPY’s were over he hooked up with that super model he’s been squiring around town as of late.

  21. yo l am really sick and tired of this washed up,selfish guy clown you guys call favre, this idiot needs to learn some class from rogers upon everything this retard puts rogers through,he still won’t retire,now he wanna put somebody else in minnesota through the same headache,how selfish can this guy be,look here favre,you suck and ve been your whole carrier,the only reason you r relevant is because you white.go home stay home,let someone else take care of their family,you ve made enough money already.please go away.let jackson gets payed too for goodness sake,you are no montana,brady, or erway.the only reason you won a superbowl was because of the late reggie white and the defense that year, you ll never win a superbowl again,so go home and stay home loser.you had a chance in 07 against my giants what did u do,you throw an interseption, the only thing you are really good at.BRET FAVRE SUCK

  22. se18a29,
    You make me laugh. Bring the Vikings and Brett or whoever you want on!! Packers win the division.

  23. What puzzles me is those who refuse to blame Brett for fading last year. It’s going to be different this time because he won’t be carryin a sorry offense like the Jets, blah, blah, blah.
    For those of us who live in reality, the Jets receivers were a hell of a lot more accomplished than anyone with the Vikings. Also, I kno Thomas Jones is no Adrian peterson, but he ran the ball pretty damn well last year.
    Maybe Brett should take responsibility for sucking because he can’t get the job done anymore, which will be the case again when he’s giving that awwww shucks look again at the end of another disappointing season….alll after going from one of the most beloved players of all time to a team wrecker who’ll have gotten 2 coaches fired in as many years.

  24. Bob Nelson says: July 15, 2009 9:56 PM
    Why does everyone talk about this when Brett Favre is not sure IF he will ever stoop so low as to sign with the vikings?
    He most likely will sign with the team that has a QB go down with an injury in preseason and not sign with those viklings.
    You must be the one person on earth that hasn’t figured out he’s gonna play for the Vikings or not at all

  25. lol didnt think I would get the packer fans all up in arms…all the players are puppets in this league and say and do the kosher thing and what the organizations want them to say. Only guys like T.O. and Chad do/say what they want and that makes them “divas”

  26. favre wont have to outplay anyone.. peterson, berrian, harvin,chester,the best d line in football; i think they can handle most of the outplayin…. i think vegas has it vikings,bears,THEN meat packers for the nfc north….

  27. i dont get all u haters, first off im sure 90% of ya were huge favre fans. think….. u are bret…u hold just about every record there is and you love football more than anything…..the packers dident want you back……but you want to play ball, its all you know….. minny is THE best chance to make the postseason….. forget all them winny pack fans that dident want the guy that made them……lets just play ball! stop crying pack fans and figure out how to run the ball on the vikes front 7

  28. I for one am fine with this whole mess.
    Pack has a talented young quarterback who is still on the upswing of his career and the Vikings have a washed up old has-been trying to eek out another morsel of faded glory. Why don’t they just sign Jeff George and get the waiting over with?
    Remember Vikings fans. This is your only shot. You better win it all this year or you’ve just wasted AP. Favre isn’t sticking around another year and you’ve got NO-ONE behind him that can take over. . .
    Rodgers Now > Favre Now. ‘Nough said.

  29. You saw how well Rodgers handles pressure when he almost cried on draft day after dropping to the late 1st round…he’s obviously traumatized by this whole thing, and his depression shows in his inability to maintain a clean haircut/beard

  30. That’s COULDN’T care less. “Could care less” implies that he truly does care and, therefore, is completely incorrect in its usage.
    And I ain’t gonna put up with that kind of writin’ no more!!!
    Oh yeah, GO VIKES!!!!

  31. @Jeremiah
    ” you know what really pisses me off?
    why doesn’t rodgers get any love for his mini mullet when he dons it? jarred allen is all over the news because he has a mullet…. well rodgers pimped a mullet AND a fumanchu!”
    Rodgers doesn’t get love for that hair because he’s just doing it to blend into the crowd in WI. Everyone there has that hair (facial included). Men, women, kids. The faux mullet isn’t synonamous with “The Wisconsin Waterfall” out of coincidence.

  32. Let me get this right.
    Express positive thoughts in clear and educated English, and as a NFL Player you are a fricken puppet.
    Speak trash talk, use uneducated ghetto English, and refuse to answer a question that was “Axed” to you, and as a NFL Player you are a fricken marketing dream for Nike.
    That’s cool.

  33. I can hardly believe I’m responding to a post delivered by some guy that can scarcely form a sentence, my head hurt after after deciphering that hieroglyphic.
    Mobb says the only reason Favre wins a bowl in 97 is because of the defense and Reggie White.
    It was primarily because of Wolf and to a lesser degree Holmgren. That’s some top shelf football people. They’ve been mediocre since. Any success since has been due in large part to the division being mediocre. And again to a lesser degree, Favre.
    It’s very uncomplicated stuff.
    I suspect that even fellow racists are mortified by your stupidity . Shut up.

  34. Three things puker fans dont know. Rodgers is not a good qb, class and football.

  35. Too bad he wasn’t classy in his words last year when blaming receivers and defense for loses……Brett has never put the blame on others when he very well could have. Rodgers is saying all the right words so far……bet your ass he’d rather not face Brett.

  36. TheFALZ says: July 15, 2009 9:14 PM
    nah…Rodgers has been classy about it from day 1
    lol, sure. Was he classy when he:
    – Told the fans to STFU
    – Cried because a 5-year old flipped him off
    – Cried because Favre didn’t call him when he heard about Romo (even though it was later found it it was Romo who called Favre and not the other way around)
    – Cried because Favre didn’t return his call after the end of the season
    – Threw defensive star Arron Kampmen under the bus in a radio interview a month ago
    Yep, sure is classy. He seems to have some trouble though when the Packer PR folks (AKA Ari Fletcher) doesn’t get to him first.

  37. Of course she’d say the right thing, why do you think the Packers hired the former White House secretary Ari Fliescher ? She’s been coached by a pro when it comes to saying nothing.
    I doubt very much Karen Rodgers is relishing the match up, just ask her how her little feelings were hurt by some little kids in the parking lot who wanted Favre back. Poor Karen needed a tissue as she stated why don’t they like me ? Why are they calling me names ?
    Karen Rodgers is a tool and if anyone gets hurt it will be her.

  38. Around the time Rodgers was drafted, he was asked if he was going to become another in a long line of Tedford QBs that excelled in college but were mediocre to busts in the NFL.
    Rodgers replied no, and answered the followup question of Why Not? with, “Because I’m better than those guys”.
    Self-confidence is not a problem with this guy. Rodgers probably feels that he outplayed Favre last year, and is still getting better while Favre, well, is not.
    Rodgers likely feels that this is a non-issue, at least as far as he’s concerned.

  39. I dont ever recall Aaron Rodgers crying. Isn’t Favre the biggest cry baby in football? I can’t believe some of the crap messages on here. HA!

  40. phishooks says:
    favre wont have to outplay anyone.. peterson, berrian, harvin,chester,the best d line in football; i think they can handle most of the outplayin…. i think vegas has it vikings,bears,THEN meat packers for the nfc north….
    *****
    Who on the offense is going to be responsible for tackling the linebackers and d-backs running the other way with the ball after another INT?

  41. Farce Of Football,
    Man, you are a sorry sap pos. You really do have a fatal attraction for Favre that is VERY unhealthy & it should be looked into by doctor ASAP. As Rodgers would say: get on board or STFU!

  42. 6-10 equates to a great season, what a joke! I guess if you set the bar low enough anyone can have a great season. This was practically the same team from their 13-3 season minus Favre, yet 6-10 is a great season. What a crock!

  43. Fan_Of_ Four says: July 16, 2009 7:46 AM
    HAHAHAH, what are you going to do when Brett actually retires (not sure he will “retire” because he’s done it 6 times already, I think the term will be leave)? What are you going to do when your man crush is gone and Rodgers is 5 years deep into a better than Avg. NFL career. HAHAHAHAHA, I feel really bad for you buddy.

  44. Rodgers is a good QB, but seriously, why else would anyone want to talk to the guy? His interviews are about as exciting as watching the tree in my back yard.

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