Aaron Rodgers: Accountability wasn’t a problem under Mike McCarthy

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The Packers fired assistant head coach Winston Moss on Wednesday after he sent a tweet saying that the team needed to find a new head coach who would “hold #12 and everybody in this building to a #LombardiStandard.”

While Moss’ message was directed at the way the next head coach would relate to Aaron Rodgers, it also had the effect of referencing former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy’s relationship with the quarterback. Rodgers has not been shy about sharing his feelings about the offense or the team’s decisions and there was little public blowback from McCarthy at those moments.

The topic came up when Rodgers spoke to reporters on Wednesday and the quarterback dismissed the notion that McCarthy didn’t hold him or others accountable.

“There’s always been a great deal of accountability under Mike’s program for the last 13 years,” Rodgers said. “There’s consequences for actions that are outside of what’s in the best interest of the team, and there’s never been – I used to always tell him, I said, ‘Hey, if you need to call on somebody in the meeting to let everybody know we’re all on equal playing field, call on me first. Call me out.’ Just so everybody knows nobody is off limits, we’re holding everybody to the same standard. And I feel that’s the way it always was.”

Whatever the level of accountability, it’s pretty likely that McCarthy would still have a job if the Packers weren’t 11-16-1 since the start of last season and improving on that record is going to be the lead thing his replacement will have to account for once they’ve been hired.

76 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Accountability wasn’t a problem under Mike McCarthy

  1. So they fired a guy who dared question Discount Double Joke, but we are to believe Aaron doesn’t run the team? What a clown franchise this has become.

  2. Rodgers is a stand-up guy and a very solid individual and teammate. The only people that think otherwise are jealous, casual observers with selective agendas. Screw ‘em.

  3. Aaron rodgers is the new Lebron MINUS the titles. Aaron has one title….big deal….so does Russel Wilson…Big Ben has 2. Aaron’never my fault’ Rodgers is perfect and its always everyone elses fault. I suspect many coaches dont want to coach him. Rodgers has got to be he most OVERRATED QB in NFL History, hes really not that special. I know this because the W-L, Championship records dont lie.

    P.S Trent Dilfer won a Superbowl

  4. Hmm, I thought a former player or two has recently used the Accountability term, not just this former assistant coach.?

    But, on his own admission, by claiming he’d promoted himself as a scapegoat implies it was never done… therefore the perceived lack of Accountability.

  5. Rogerdodger99 … um, it’s called audibling. You know, when the defensive allignment looks like it’s designed to stop any yards from being gained. Rodgers is probably the smartest player on the field, any time he’s on the field. So, yes, if the called play is not a good one, he should change it every time. Duh.

  6. Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.
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    My prediction is that the coaching job stays in house, just like the GM “search”.
    I could be wrong.

  8. stellarperformance says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.

    ****************

    Except for Bruce Arians, who prefers to coach the Browns.

  9. Give Joe Lombardi an interview. Former Air Force officer who will demand accountability. And current QB coach for Drew Brees can’t hurt either.

  10. I don’t know. Feels like a cult. Everybody that’s there says how great it is. But the second anybody leaves they can’t wait to say how bad it really was. And people like Moss don’t even wait until they leave.

  11. Did somebody say Rodgers is a stand up guy and person? I don’t know him, by a few observations says otherwise. First, his family. We know that story. Second, his teammates now and in the past. Past teammates do not speak kindly of him. And his current teammates silence speaks volumes as well. By all accounts, Rodgers is a jerk. It’s that simple. It doesn’t mean he can’t win games. But win or lose, the dude is a jerk.

  12. If he wasn’t feeling pressure or “accountability” from the fans before he will start to feel it now. While Aaron is not going anywhere there is no more people above him to fire.

  13. Well at least they aren’t the Browns! I mean, sure, they have the same record as the Browns. And their QB is missing wide open receivers and throwing balls into the dirt. And they just lost at home to a 2-9 team. And they just fired their head coach. And employees within the organization are bad mouthing them. Holy cows! You are the Browns of the NFC!! Ouch.

  14. I said, ‘Hey, if you need to call on somebody in the meeting to let everybody know we’re all on equal playing field, call on me first. Call me out.’
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    meaning mccarthy never called him out.

    accountability – yeah right.

  15. Including his entire family…what a joke.

    “Rodgers is a stand-up guy and a very solid individual and teammate. The only people that think otherwise are jealous, casual observers with selective agendas. Screw ‘em.”

  16. stellarperformance says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.
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    Or a potential candidate sees an embedded aging diva QB, talentless roster and a rudderless good ol boys front office and won’t even bother like Arians.

  17. This is hilarious.

    A low level linebackers coach says “We all need to have the Lombardi way and #12 needs to be held accountable.”

    You would think, every player would agree with this.
    But he gets fired.

    The next day, Aaron says he is held accountable.

    Cue the circus music……

  18. stellarperformance says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.
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    Except a linebackers coach who essentially said this got fired.

  19. And the fact you mention Trent Dilfer having a Super Bowl invalidates your previous point about how championships determine the greatest of the QB.

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    screwface73 says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:05 am
    Aaron rodgers is the new Lebron MINUS the titles. Aaron has one title….big deal….so does Russel Wilson…Big Ben has 2. Aaron’never my fault’ Rodgers is perfect and its always everyone elses fault. I suspect many coaches dont want to coach him. Rodgers has got to be he most OVERRATED QB in NFL History, hes really not that special. I know this because the W-L, Championship records dont lie.

    P.S Trent Dilfer won a Superbowl

  20. Rogers this….McCarrthy that … The facts are Green Bay has had piss-poor drafts, and a piss-poor GM/philosophy under Ted Thompson. The roster is awful. They never replaced Nick Collins at safety. They have never fixed the CB position or ILB position. They have not had a dynamic returned since Desmond Howard. Now the o-line has no depth because of draft turds like Jason Spriggs.

    Where McCarthy has failed is in-game management and a blatant disregard for developing a running game. Rodgers has had to carry this team on his back for years.

    Frankly, I’m shocked Rodgers agreed to re-sign in GB. He knows the garbage he has to work with and how far away they are from competing for another ring.

    Aaron Rodgers is the least of the problems in Green Bay.

  21. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    December 6, 2018 at 7:58 am
    No, the problem was a predictable 1990s-style offense that relied almost exclusively on the talent of Aaron Rodgers.
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    And they (inc. McCarthy) pretty much had to put most of it on Aaron as he takes most of the cap, and treated like some cult’s demi-god. And that was what makes them predictable. And fully reliant on him. Yet he’s 0-37 in Q4 comebacks v teams above 500, whereas Brady is close to taking Manning’s all time comebacks record. Brady might hand off all day or pass all day and doesn’t seem to care, it’s all about team, the plan and the win, whereas Rodgers is all about Rodgers being the hero, the win is all about him. And I’ve seen a few games where Brady was flat and yet Pats pull it out, they rally around him and D steps up. Whereas in GB if Aaron struggles the team folds or implodes. There’s more to being a QB than just throwing well, and it’s those various smarts, selflessness, teamship and leadership areas where Aaron is a tad deficient.

  22. stellarperformance says:

    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.
    ###

    Do you really think that if you keep saying stuff like this that it will all of a sudden make it true?

    Talk about “wishing and hoping”…

  23. So Mr Rodgers if there was accountability then why did you feel the need to publicly call out your receivers earlier this year? You sure do a lot of finger pointing for a guy who claims there was no issues with accountability under McCarthy.

  24. screwface73 says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:05 am
    Aaron rodgers is the new Lebron MINUS the titles. Aaron has one title….big deal….so does Russel Wilson…Big Ben has 2. Aaron’never my fault’ Rodgers is perfect and its always everyone elses fault. I suspect many coaches dont want to coach him. Rodgers has got to be he most OVERRATED QB in NFL History, hes really not that special. I know this because the W-L, Championship records dont lie.

    P.S Trent Dilfer won a Superbowl

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    I don’t even know where to start.

    I am not an NBA fan, but Lebron might be better than Jordan.I still think MJ is better- but it’s almost 1A and 1B whatever way you want to argue it.

    I am not a super old guy, but in my almost 38 years on this planet I have gotten to watch Montana, Brady, Peyton, Jim Kelly, Marino, Elway, Farve Steve Young, Phillip Rivers, Ben roethlisberger, Rodgers, Vick, and Drew Brees play.

    Vick was the most physically gifted athlete in any sport I have ever seen since Bo Jackson. As far as Qb’s it not even close. After Vick -Steve Young and Elway would prob get my vote.

    Joe Montana and tom Brady are the 2 most clutch QB’s I have ever seen play.

    Jim Kelly, Drew Brees, and Peyton Manning are the smartest qb’s I have ever seen play.

    Brett Favre and Dan Marino have the 2 strongest arms of any QB I have seen play.

    Ben Roethlisberger and Phillip Rivers are the 2 toughest Qb’s I have ever seen play.

    Rodgers is a mix of all of the above.

    I don’t really like him from a personal standpoint half because I am a Lions fan and half because he comes off like such a chode,but to even make comments about him as a QB is a joke.

    You say that he is the most overrated QB ever- I would almost say the opposite – In 30 years from now when guys are sitting at a bar arguing over who the best Qb ever is, his name is in the discussion regardless of the rings.

  25. Accountability isnt a problem under Aaron Rodgers. He already held Ty Montgomery, Mike McCarthy and Winston Moss have already been fired.

    How much more accountability does Aaron Rodgers have to give out?

  26. Who wouldn’t take the Bbrowns job over the Packers, they are loaded for the future and a lot less work to get in shape with a longer upside. That isn’t a comment on the Pack. Maybe Rogers is a jerk, none of us know him, so we can’t say for sure, but so what. Every workplace has people like that, don’t be a jerk like them, look past them. Rogers and I will never hang out, so all I want from him to lead my team to wins, period. If you want to talk about accountability, lets talk about TT and how he destroyed the Packers and no one said anything to him.

  27. Lifelong Packers fan here. Leadership is a disaster and a house cleaning is in order. I have always thought highly of Mark Murphy but he should probably resign also for the good of the team.

  28. Give Joe Lombardi an interview. Former Air Force officer who will demand accountability. And current QB coach for Drew Brees can’t hurt either.
    =====

    I think it would be a great story.

    But I also think Lombardi may shoot it down.

    Most of these guys only get 1 shot. Would you want that to be in a place where, not only will you never live outside Lombardis shadow, but you flat out CANNOT escape comparisons because of your last name?

    I think the story would be SO much fun, but I can’t imagine it having a happy ending.

  29. Winston Moss was a coach for a very long time on an underperforming staff. He was also associate head coach. He had the power to make players accountable! Begs the question of if it was needed…WHY did he not do it. Moss is part of the problem

  30. The only way Rodgers gets back to a Super Bowl is ask Packers management for an offensive minded coach that runs a Brady/Brees/PManning quick hit offense. Holding onto the ball for 8 seconds hoping a WR gets open and the OLine doesn’t hold won’t work in today’s NFL. Defenses are too fast for that style today, hence the Packers record over the past 3 seasons. A-Aron also makes $33m a season, which limits the amount of star free agents they can sign. Quick hit offenses can function with less than elite WRs due to the routes being shorter and faster timing.

  31. Stop with that 0-37 LIE

    Its 100% FALSE

    2010, Week 17 – the Bears were 11-4
    2011, Week 13 – the Giants were 6-5
    2013, Week 17 – the Bears were 8-7
    2014 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF V Dallas
    2016, Week 13 – Houston was 6-5
    2016 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF @ Dallas

    Toolsheds…

  32. The only coaches affected by Rodgers in their own demise were Childress, Frazier, Smith, Trestman, Fox, Schwartz, and Caldwell. There’ll be more.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.

    ==================================================================================

    not many years ago this described the Detroit Lions. Back in the days of Suh and Calvin Johnson and several other first round picks. There was a ton of talent on those teams and every smart fan of other teams in the North feared they might put it all together. Based on your thoughts this should have been a great job and a fast turnaround. But no big name coach ever came, and slowly time and poor work by the general manager has allowed their talent to age or leave and the team to never reach it’s potential. I am not so sure this Packer deal is a plumb job or a quick fix. There are deeper problems than just the coach. BTW my apologies to any lions fans I may have offended, as they have waited patiently for their time and have remained loyal. No insult intended.

  34. The only way Rodgers gets back to a Super Bowl is ask Packers management for an offensive minded coach that runs a Brady/Brees/PManning quick hit offense. Holding onto the ball for 8 seconds hoping a WR gets open and the OLine doesn’t hold won’t work in today’s NFL. Defenses are too fast for that style today, hence the Packers record over the past 3 seasons. A-Aron also makes $33m a season, which limits the amount of star free agents they can sign. Quick hit offenses can function with less than elite WRs due to the routes being shorter and faster timing.
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    He doesn’t make $33mil/season. Do a little research.

    $20.9 this year
    $26.5mil next year.. THEN it escalates

    The Packers have an out after 2021. Its possible he only has 2 years of $30mil payouts.

    .. and that is to say nothing about inevitable salary cap increases.

    Rodgers isn’t sinking the Packers cap. Players like Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Randall Cobb and Jimmy Graham are. Huge paydays with NO returns.

  35. not many years ago this described the Detroit Lions. Back in the days of Suh and Calvin Johnson and several other first round picks. There was a ton of talent on those teams and every smart fan of other teams in the North feared they might put it all together. Based on your thoughts this should have been a great job and a fast turnaround. But no big name coach ever came, and slowly time and poor work by the general manager has allowed their talent to age or leave and the team to never reach it’s potential. I am not so sure this Packer deal is a plumb job or a quick fix. There are deeper problems than just the coach.
    =====

    Oddly enough, the defense might be what keeps the ship steady. Solid young talent there with a veteran anchor (Daniels) 2 young cornerstones (Martinez, Clark.. potentially 3 if Jaire Alexander can find more consistency)

    The offense looks like a hot mess to me, unless the 2 rookie receivers suddenly morph into Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson… the line has regressed HORRIBLY, with only 1 new starter.

    .. maybe Philbin will actually call running plays?? That could be fun.

  36. Aaron Rodgers can ball, no doubt. But as a human being he’s cringe inducing. His word means zero. How many bets has he welched on? He still owe’s that one guy season tickets. He’s untrustworthy and a proven, documented liar.

  37. aarons444 says:

    He doesn’t make $33mil/season. Do a little research.
    ###

    Speaking of research…

    How much will Rodgers be paid in the first 12 months of his new deal?

    Try $80+ MILLION dollars.

    You post the cap numbers – but I’m talking real dollars.

  38. Rodgers said. “There’s consequences for actions that are outside of what’s in the best interest of the team, and there’s never been – I used to always tell him, I said, ‘Hey, if you need to call on somebody in the meeting to let everybody know we’re all on equal playing field, call on me first. Call me out.’ Just so everybody knows nobody is off limits, we’re holding everybody to the same standard. And I feel that’s the way it always was.”
    ———–

    If you have to tell your head coach that its OK to call you out, that in itself is the glaring issue…

  39. Did Aaron Rodgers fumble that kickoff return against the Rams? Did he punt the ball against the Seahawks? He’s not out there losing games. If missing throws means he should be blamed for a loss then Brady should get the blame as well. All QBs miss throws. The problem is Brady has a team that will make plays to help him out and Green Bay doesn’t.

  40. You post the cap numbers – but I’m talking real dollars.
    =====

    “A-Aron also makes $33m a season, [**which limits the amount of star free agents they can sign**]”

    .. only 1 number matters in that conversation.

  41. edavidberg says:
    December 6, 2018 at 11:05 am
    Did Aaron Rodgers fumble that kickoff return against the Rams? Did he punt the ball against the Seahawks? He’s not out there losing games. If missing throws means he should be blamed for a loss then Brady should get the blame as well. All QBs miss throws. The problem is Brady has a team that will make plays to help him out and Green Bay doesn’t.
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    The problem with this comment is that Brady gets and takes plenty of blame for losses and always has, on the other hand Rodgers takes none, he’s too busy blaming everyone else, it’s never even a little his fault. Stop using Brady as a yard stick, you have to lie about him to make a point. As a matter of fact, most people like to give Brady all the blame for losses and none of the credit for wins.

  42. conormacleod says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:44 am
    Did somebody say Rodgers is a stand up guy and person? I don’t know him, by a few observations says otherwise. First, his family. We know that story. Second, his teammates now and in the past. Past teammates do not speak kindly of him. And his current teammates silence speaks volumes as well. By all accounts, Rodgers is a jerk. It’s that simple. It doesn’t mean he can’t win games. But win or lose, the dude is a jerk.

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    You can have guys like 84 million complacent Kurt.

    I’ll take a winner with a cutthroat mentality for a qb.

    But go ahead and continue worrying about how he deals with his brother who keeps bringing the family into the public eye.

  43. aarons444 says:
    December 6, 2018 at 11:14 am
    You post the cap numbers – but I’m talking real dollars.
    =====

    “A-Aron also makes $33m a season, [**which limits the amount of star free agents they can sign**]”

    .. only 1 number matters in that conversation.
    ###

    You need to look at all the contract cap numbers in the future unless you are only signing players to one year deals.

    Hence – all numbers matter.

  44. gtodriver says:
    December 6, 2018 at 11:46 am
    aarons444 says:
    December 6, 2018 at 11:14 am
    You post the cap numbers – but I’m talking real dollars.
    =====

    “A-Aron also makes $33m a season, [**which limits the amount of star free agents they can sign**]”

    .. only 1 number matters in that conversation.
    ###

    You need to look at all the contract cap numbers in the future unless you are only signing players to one year deals.

    Hence – all numbers matter.

    /////

    So let’s talk about the free agents Minnesota is going to get with Kurt hanging you with 84 million on the books?

    You assume this to be ok?

    I mean he could get hurt on the way to work tomorrow and the Vikings are still hooked for the rest of it.

    Is this your preferred contract over Rodgers?

  45. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    December 6, 2018 at 9:08 am
    stellarperformance says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Any coach that lands in Green Bay arrives to a motivated Rodgers and a new (it’s about time) “let’s win now” attitude in the front office and will do very well. It’s a silver-platter opportunity for the right guy and believe me, any qualified candidate knows it.
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    Except a linebackers coach who essentially said this got fired.

    //////

    Assistant head coach who was proven to let his mouth run before his brain engaged. They didn’t even make him available to the media.

    As a linebackers coach, explain to me who he developed? Clay was a product of Kevin Greene and has slowly deteriorated since he left.

    As a packer fan, I was always surprised when the guy was retained every year.

  46. Wait, so they fired a coach for saying the new HC needs to maintain the standard that Aaron Rodgers agrees was already there?

  47. LOL at all of the people trying to defend Moss for not getting fired. Fact is, he was a terrible coach! Have you seen the linebacking corps for the Packers? Yep, all this knashing of teeth about his firing like it wasn’t his own fault he was fired = trolls trying to stir the pot. #getthefacts.

  48. I used to think Rodgers was super-elite. But looking at his sub-.500 record on the road and his his league-leading throwaway total, I’ve come to the conclusion his primary interest is the protection of his low INT number. It’s easy to have low INT’s when you’re unwilling to throw into tight windows, Brees has passed him in my opinion and is now 2nd only to Brady. Rodgers is anywhere from 3 to 7. I wish his new coach luck; he may need it having to co-exist with Rodgers. He sure seems like a ‘me’ guy.

  49. andrwken says:
    December 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    So let’s talk about the free agents Minnesota is going to get with Kurt hanging you with 84 million on the books?

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    Since you brought it up, one franchise gets FA’s to take less money for a chance to work at the best facility in the NFL, and with some of the premier coaches at their positions in the NFL (i.e. Richardson). The other has virtually ignored FA’s since White and Woodson, and only gets guys at the end of their run “insert washed up TE name here” and want to rely on the draft which they have’t done a great job of in the past handful of years. Look at the numbers of picks they have spent on DB’s and they finally hit on one of them in Alexander, maybe King, but I hear how good he is and rarely see him on the field.

    Packer fans don’t want to hear it, some of us have predicted this but they had their heads in the sand and called us names and told us how good Rodgers is although his record is 15-15-1 in his last 31 starts. I don’t think this is a simple fix, and the problems run deeper than just the HC.

  50. andrwken says:
    December 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    So let’s talk about the free agents Minnesota is going to get with Kurt hanging you with 84 million on the books?

    You assume this to be ok?

    I mean he could get hurt on the way to work tomorrow and the Vikings are still hooked for the rest of it.

    Is this your preferred contract over Rodgers?
    __________

    First, Cousins’ contract isn’t preventing the Vikings from signing free agents. The fact that they’ve given so many of their good young stars big contracts despite the presence of Cousins’ contract will make it difficult to sign free agents. But having their own players locked up makes it less necessary to sign free agents, doesn’t it?

    Second, Rodgers’ contract is larger and over a longer term than Cousins’ contract. The Vikings can move on from Cousins if they want after 2020. The Packers can’t move on from Rodgers until after 2021, and more realistically, after 2022. If the Vikings want to sign a free agent to a long-term deal this offseason, Cousins’ contract gives them more flexibility to do that than Rodgers’ contract does.

    Finally, as much criticism as Cousins has taken this year, he’s performed just as well as Rodgers and has a better record. He’s also five years younger and everybody likes him. Compared to Rodgers’ contract, Cousins’ contract is a bargain.

  51. edavidberg says:
    Did he punt the ball against the Seahawks? He’s not out there losing games. If missing throws means he should be blamed for a loss then Brady should get the blame as well. ”

    Wasnt that punt right after Aaron Rodgers threw the ball in the dirt, when the receiver was 3 yards away?

  52. From AAron – I used to always tell him, I said, ‘Hey, if you need to call on somebody in the meeting to let everybody know we’re all on equal playing field, call on me first. Call me out.’ Just so everybody knows nobody is off limits, we’re holding everybody to the same standard. And I feel that’s the way it always was.”

    So Aaron thinks the coach had to get assurances from him that it would be Ok to call him out? Me thinks that was part of the problem.

  53. Here’s the problem with the NFL and “elite” QBs…

    Since 1994 (that’s almost 25 years) no Super Bowl winning QB used up more than 13.5% of the team’s salary cap. In fact the highest was Young and the Niners at 13.1%. Average winner accounts for 6.9%.

    Only four others have been over 11% Brady, Eli, Manning (twice).

    With the new contract Rodgers will take up about 17.4%.

    Wilson in two years wants about the same, the cap will be higher but it will still be about 16.5%.

    Cousins is using up 15.8%.

    Garoppolo, Stafford, Carr and Brees are slightly lower at about 14.2% (give or take).

    You have to really score on your draft (because you need a lot of effective rookie contract contributors) to weather these kinds of hits and still have a chance.

  54. There is a lot of talk about contracts and money for signing free agents. Honestly some of the teams (like Minnesota) seem to spend the same dollar over and over. They repeatedly Locked up thier young players to contract extensions at fair or above dollar levels. Some like the rams seem to sign any free agent they want. The trick seems to be cap management and some teams are just better at it. If Rodgers contract is holding them back, there is a problem upstairs.

    But This article is about accountability though and whether Rodgers is accountable like any other player. Some of these really short posts are funny and straight to the point. Nice work. T

  55. Contracts are very similar in terms of cap hit and years remaining (if you consider Rodgers’ contract a three year deal with a dead cap hit in 2022). The Packers then have the option to keep Aaron for two more seasons if he is producing. The Vikings will need to renegotiate with Cousins after two more years and we all know that Kirk is not giving any discount. He will be demanding another 3 year fully-guaranteed contract and since he has already been tagged twice, franchising him is not an option.

    Cousins
    2019 (Age 31) – $29 million
    2020 (Age 32) – $31 million

    Rodgers
    2019 (Age 35) – $26 million
    2020 (Age 36) – $32 million
    2021 (Age 37) – $33 million
    ** $11.5 million dead cap if released after 2021 season **
    2022 (Age 38) – $37 million
    2023 (Age 39) – $25 million

  56. “Did somebody say Rodgers is a stand up guy and person? I don’t know him, by a few observations says otherwise. First, his family. We know that story. Second, his teammates now and in the past. Past teammates do not speak kindly of him. And his current teammates silence speaks volumes as well.”

    Nobody knows he story about his family except him and his family. From media statements, Aaron has taken the high road and it’s the brother Jordan who looks like a jerk.

    The only teammate I can think of that talks him down is Greg Jennings, and he’s been negative about the GBP ever since he turned down a lucrative contract extension with them only to take less in free agency, b/c he thought he was the big deal. Then he flamed out with the Vikes and Fins. He and Jordy are good friends, and Jordy is truly a standup guy. He and Cobb are friends and Cobb speaks well of him. He’s been friends with his offensive line guys for years.

    You’re just making stuff up.

  57. James Jones who is always pretty Packer friendly shared on NFL Network the weekly practice routine with Rodgers. Basically the team would practice or be on the field far less than any other team. They would be getting treatments and get off days because the coach could count on Rodgers and the hurry up offense.

    He also said that the players who had been there might have a hard time adjusting to a new coach that had them practicing more. He was just trying to give insight but all of that sounded like how a football team gets soft.

  58. No steetyson. Rodgers had 4Q comeback wins against the Cowboys in 2014, the 10-6 Seahawks in 2015, and the 9-7 Cowboys in 2017, no matter how many times you tell yourself he’s 0-37 when trailing in the 4Q against winning teams.

  59. P.S Trent Dilfer won a Superbowl
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    Did Trent Dilfer win 2 MVPs?

  60. routerunning says:
    December 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    I used to think Rodgers was super-elite. But looking at his sub-.500 record on the road and his his league-leading throwaway total, I’ve come to the conclusion his primary interest is the protection of his low INT number. It’s easy to have low INT’s when you’re unwilling to throw into tight windows, Brees has passed him in my opinion and is now 2nd only to Brady. Rodgers is anywhere from 3 to 7. I wish his new coach luck; he may need it having to co-exist with Rodgers. He sure seems like a ‘me’ guy.
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    So are we going to talk about Rodgers all time record 21-1 TD-INT ratio or nah?

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