Aaron Rodgers: I have a great relationship with Mike McCarthy

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Aaron Rodgers still isn’t happy about the Packers’ offensive production Sunday, but he isn’t mad at Mike McCarthy.

The quarterback’s references to the game plan Sunday after the Packers’ shutout of the Bills prompted many to wonder whether friction had developed between Rodgers and McCarthy. Rodgers repeated what McCarthy said Monday: Coach and quarterback have no issues.

“We have a great relationship,” Rodgers said, via video from the Green Bay Press Gazette. “There’s always been great communication between us even if there are things that we need to talk about that are tough subjects. We’ve never had a problem finding time and talking. That’s the way it’s been for 10-plus years.

“For any relationship, it starts with good communication. You’ve got to be honest with each other and then hug it out afterward. That’s what Mike always says: Conflict is good. You’ve got to keep the conversation going.”

The Packers rank 17th in total offense. They gained 423 yards Sunday. Neither number is good enough for Rodgers, who ranks 13th in passer rating at 97.4 with seven touchdowns and an interception in four games.

“We’ve got to find ways to be more efficient on offense,” Rodgers said. “Like I said Sunday afternoon, the numbers might have looked good — 420 yards. 50 percent-plus on third down — [but] the execution wasn’t where it needs to be. I’m always going to hold myself and this offense to a higher standard. I’ve got to play better, and as a team we’ve got to play better.”

45 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: I have a great relationship with Mike McCarthy

  1. This story sounds like one I read a number of weeks back, except the QB was Brady and the Coach was BB. Save the text, change the names. Easy peasy.

  2. I’m going to go ahead and believe the first hand source on this one. Sports media has become far too comfortable using unvetted anonymous sources to take them seriously ever again.

  3. I wish he wouldn’t lie to our faces. Could you imagine if he would have just thrown him under the bus and got a real coach like McVay or Kyle Shanahan?

  4. This guy is constantly ripping his teammates, coaches, and front office in a passive-aggressive manner. Then when people notice what he’s doing, he comes out and says everything is fine. Why don’t you just own it?

  5. “Aaron Rodgers: I have a great relationship with Mike McCarthy”

    Just like his “great” relationship with his parents and the rest of his family.

  6. Now the trolls say he is lying🤣

    Thanks for laughs as you get exposed for your made up crap and reach for the ledge as you fall off it.

  7. The sign of a healthy organization. Star player willing to tackle tough topics with the boss, and a boss smart enough to listen to the concerns of his elite employees.

  8. It’s hard to create offense when the opposing team knows you’re going to throw on every down. Rodgers needs to demand a balanced offense. Jones and Williams should be touching the ball at least 20 times between the both of them, which sets up the play-action passing game. If running backs are getting 20 touches, Rodgers doesn’t have to risk injury as much by running around in the open field.

  9. Pretty funny reading all you armchair counselors, and your misguided opinions. Just keep kidding yourselves that Rodgers and McCarthy are at odds with each other. If you’re married, you know exactly what I’m talking about – and if you’ve never had a relationship with friction, you’re lying.

    I much prefer a QB who doesn’t settle for one who just goes along.

  10. This guy is a great leader and makes everyone around him play better. I think it’s admirable he speaks up when it’s necessary. Whiners think otherwise, but we, like Rodgers, really don’t care what jealous whiners think or feel. Never have. Never will.

    Next?

  11. McCarthy got a one-year extension through 2019. Rodgers got the keys to the kingdom. McCarthy is on borrowed time. GB could find a coach in an hour. Rodgers runs the show.

  12. Shouldn’t Vikings fans start worrying about what’s going on in there house rather than knock a QB that strives for perfection and winning? Rodgers is a Super Bowl MVP QB and he will have that title again one day.

  13. diveleft says:
    October 3, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    “Aaron Rodgers: I have a great relationship with Mike McCarthy”

    Just like his “great” relationship with his parents and the rest of his family.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Honest question…. when does it cross the line regarding an athlete, to bringing up his personal family matters? I’m all for the back and forth with fellow Bears, Lions and Viking fans, but doesn’t it feel dirty when you bring up a man’s family that you know nothing about? Just my opinion, I guess in the all access world we live now days, nothing is off limits. Just glad it’s not my family being discussed by some “rando”.

  14. I agree with all of the Viking trolls posting in this thread because they’re all such smart, solid and upstanding intellects.

    Go Pack

  15. Just a question to the “passive-aggressive” crowd. What are both of them showing in the public domain, the passive or aggressive side? Your answer should lead me to my next question of you.

  16. Cut A-rodg some slack, I’m sure he’s just a bit insecure being around all these people with healthy collarbones.

  17. crownofthehelmet says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:42 pm
    Cut A-rodg some slack, I’m sure he’s just a bit insecure being around all these people with healthy collarbones.
    //////////////////

    Actually he’s very confidant, especially having three productive running backs, all of whom are worth having compared to your prima donna Bell.

  18. Terrible Analogies says:
    October 3, 2018 at 11:42 pm
    I’m not sure what changed exactly but Aaron Rogers is becoming really annoying.

    ————

    Directly related to a few things.

    As popularity grows, so does the amount of journalists trying to piggyback the success with stories.

    Once that happens, then its a matter of whether you want him to be successful or not.

    Most times it has very little to do with the player being any different.

  19. bemylovetractor says:
    October 3, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    “I have a great relationship with all my ex-girl friends. They hate me.”

    ————

    I’m guessing that’s true for most of us. But hey, you got a rip in there.

    SMH

  20. diveleft says:
    October 3, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    “Aaron Rodgers: I have a great relationship with Mike McCarthy”

    Just like his “great” relationship with his parents and the rest of his family.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Honest question…. when does it cross the line regarding an athlete, to bringing up his personal family matters? I’m all for the back and forth with fellow Bears, Lions and Viking fans, but doesn’t it feel dirty when you bring up a man’s family that you know nothing about? Just my opinion, I guess in the all access world we live now days, nothing is off limits. Just glad it’s not my family being discussed by some “rando”.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    From one “rando” to another. R-E-L-A-X. He is a public figure and it is odd that he has no relationship with his family. That is why people bring it up.

  21. He is a public figure and it is odd that he has no relationship with his family. That is why people bring it up.
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    Jordan, surely you and JoJo have better things to do.

    Rumor has it, you are at the center of whatever the rift is.

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