Aaron Jones on Aaron Rodgers: “He’s coachable”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have a new head coach for the first time since 2006 this year, and some have questioned whether Rodgers is coachable. Packers running back Aaron Jones has no questions.

Jones said on NFL Network that he has no doubts about Rodgers’ ability to work with new head coach Matt LaFleur.

“I don’t think Aaron will have a problem,” Jones said. “He’ll pick it up very quickly. He’s coachable, and he wants to win, and he’s a team player, and he’s a leader, so we’re all going to get behind our leader and we’re going to be ready to go this year.”

That Jones specifically began his defense of Rodgers by calling him “coachable” suggests that he’s well aware of the former Packers who say Rodgers is not. Jones likely won’t be the last Packer to stand up for Rodgers along those lines this offseason, but the proof will be in Rodgers’ play when the season starts.

75 responses to “Aaron Jones on Aaron Rodgers: “He’s coachable”

  1. Agreed with the last paragraph. There are some issues there with Aaron. If I was the young head coach I’d be worried. He is more expendable than the hundred million dollar investment.

  2. Those State Farm commercials certainly does Rodgers no favors. He comes off as an arrogant jerk, whom you could never tell what he should do.

  3. Rodgers only became ‘uncoachable’ by McCarthy and his staff. Dont have to be a Packers fan to understand that. Packers F.O. understood they had to make a change.

  4. So long as Matt runs the sort of offense Aaron wants, no problem. It’s become 100% Aaron’s empire now, just as his career twilights. This won’t end well.

  5. All of this baloney about Rodgers not being coachable has always been stupid from day one. It was brought up by a few media so-called “experts” and the fans who hate anything to do with the Packers or Rodgers. And it grew until you had people saying Rodgers was running the team and he got McCarthy fired. It was ridiculous. Let me tell you as a long time Packers fan, if Rodgers had had his way, McCarthy would have been fired long before he was. Because Rodgers knew what all sensible Packers fans knew — he should have been.
    All you have to do is look at Rodgers’ career to see what a bunch of hogwash it is. The fact is, Mike McCarthy was the cause of the Packers’ problems with the help of Ted Thompson and Mark Murphy, who waited too long to get those two out of their jobs.
    Jones is a perfect example of what has been wrong with the Packers. He is the Packers best RB but he has the label of being an injury waiting to happen because he’s had knee problems. So — this was known before he was drafted — but the Packers took him anyway. And then — even when he was playing at a very high level, McCarthy wouldn’t put him on the field because he didn’t want him to get hurt. Have you ever heard of anything so stupid? What good is he if you can’t play him because you’re afraid he’s going to get hurt?
    Aaron Rodgers is easily the best QB in the NFC North. It’s not even debatable. He’s also one of the best QB’s in the NFL. He has nothing to prove to anyone. The guys who have everything to prove are the GM Brian Gutekunst, head coach Matt LeFleur and all the guys he added to his staff. It’s up to them to improve the whole team, and the one problem they don’t have is at QB. There are about 28 other teams in the NFL which wish they had Aaron Rodgers as their QB.
    No matter what Rodgers does, he will face criticism. It’s a fact that in this country sports fans love tearing the best athletes in their sport to pieces. It’s what Tom Brady understands fully.

  6. ariani1985 says:
    February 24, 2019 at 5:52 am
    So was trent dilfer…..
    ________________

    Yes, Dilfer was so coachable that he won more rings than all of the Schleps that have ever had the misfortune to put on those ugly purple uniforms put together.
    Maybe if Loserville ever had the foresight to sign a QB like Dilfer, they could finally change the name of that wretched town.

  7. Until Rodgers has a visible argument on the sidelines with his #1 receiver during a make or break game against the bears, I’m not worried.

  8. All this talk is funny. AR like most QB’s are people first and we all forget that. We expect them to be perfect robots who do everything the way we want them to. I have been a fan of the NFL since 1955. I have seen many players come and go. I think AR’s two biggest problems are his coach had lost it and was not very creative. AND the front office has done him no favors in getting him weapons. Imagine if you were at work & your CEO was killing the company & your career like say the fools at K Mart or Sears?

  9. Rodgers wouldn’t be where he is today without NFL coaching. Every other QB that came out of Ted Tedford’s system had less than spectacular NFL careers. Through coaching, Rodgers was able to change his throwing style, improve his footwork, be more systematic about going through his progressions. Rodgers has gone on record saying he always wants to improve and is always looking for ways to play better. Maybe, just maybe, McCarthy just wasn’t giving him anything new over the past several years.

  10. He’s coachable to a point. That point would be when he thinks the coach is wrong or just not as right as he is. Great players play. Smart great coaches watch great players play and try to coach up the surrounding players to compliment that great player. Is there a coach in the same room as Rogers that’s smarter than he is? Probably not.

  11. Always good to see Aaron Jones getting airtime on the networks. Great player and person! Another of the vast number of current and former Packers that have nothing but good things to say about Aaron Rodgers.

    Did you all see recently PFF rated the top RB’s in the NFC North:

    1) Aaron Jones- Green Bay

    2) Kerryon Johnson- Detroit

    3) Latavius Murray- Minnesota

    4) Tarik Cohen- Chicago

    “The great Dalvin Cook” didn’t make the top 4. I was sure he would be “MVP of the NFL” last season.😂

    #GoPackGo!☝️

  12. Mike McCarthy was not only a bad head coach – he was one of the worst head coaches in the NFL for the past 3-4 seasons. MM was wildly predictable in his play calling and lost more than a handful of games due to his piss poor ability manage a clock. Not to mention keeping around Dom Capers for about 3 seasons too long.

    The guy had some good seasons for the Packers and as a fan I’m grateful for that, but single-handidly made the Packers worse the past 3 seasons.

    ARodg has had his issues the past couple seasons but with out a doubt he is the only reason that the Packers have had a shot at the playoffs the last few years.

    Side Note – All you clowns who constantly bring of Rodgers’ family “issues” need to go pound sand. Every family is crazy.

  13. Rogers has raw talent….but he is not a leader like Brady or others. He does not inspire others around him….in fact it appears if anything he runs them the wrong way

  14. freefromwhatyouare says:
    February 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm
    Always good to see Aaron Jones getting airtime on the networks. Great player and person! Another of the vast number of current and former Packers that have nothing but good things to say about Aaron Rodgers.

    Did you all see recently PFF rated the top RB’s in the NFC North:

    1) Aaron Jones- Green Bay

    2) Kerryon Johnson- Detroit

    3) Latavius Murray- Minnesota

    4) Tarik Cohen- Chicago

    “The great Dalvin Cook” didn’t make the top 4. I was sure he would be “MVP of the NFL” last season

    @@@@@@@@@@&&&&&&

    No one said Cook would be MVP in 2018. He was coming off a torn ACL. Poor green and yellows having to live with the Vikings in their heads 7/24🤣

  15. Since when are we taking input from Aaron Jones? Week 16 Jamal Williams had a big impact on my championship. Let’s give him some props.

  16. ariani1985 says:
    February 24, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    Taking advice from a RB who was suspended half the season!
    _____________

    Yep, suspended for half the season and still gained over 100 more yards and scored 6 more Tds. than Dalvin Cook.
    Let that sink in!!!

  17. Packers fan here: Cherry picking a stat to say Jones (a very good runner) is better than Cook is ridiculous. Both are injury problems, with Jones having three MCLs in the last 18 months. The RB competition in the NFC north isn’t exactly stellar, either. Cohen is great at what he does but doesn’t really belong in the discussion. The Lions (LOL) haven’t had a decent RB since Barry Sanders—last century. Jamaal Williams, Jones’ GB teammate (domination of weak-azzz Jets defense, aside) is a career 3.8 YPC back. Cook’s advantage is his superb ability as a RECEIVER. Jones can’t match that. Also Jones missed all of TWO games suspended, “not half the season” Vikings fans, for the bogus crime of smoking marijuana—Wisconsin laws/police are so stupid. It’s like they follow the Packers players around looking to bust them.

  18. Charles Woodson a while back on his friend and former teammate Aaron Rodgers, referring to the comments of Jennings, Finley, and KGB.

    I don’t understand where it’s coming from. I think A-Rod would consider these guys friends, so for stuff like that to be coming out now that these guys are gone, it’s got to be hurtful to him because the stuff they are talking about, to question his leadership ability, his leadership skills? The guy is one of the best players in the NFL and I think he did a great job of leading us into battle and does a great job now. I’m not sure where the attacks- AND BELIEVE ME, THEY ARE NOT WARRANTED, FOR SURE!- I don’t know where it’s coming from.

    #GoPackGo!☝️🏈

  19. Rodgers is problematical? I hadn’t heard. I don’t know, but I really doubt it. Where is this coming from, three sour ex-employees? Not a good baseline for an accurate analysis. Very selective.

    All I know for certain is the single biggest difference among NFCN teams trying everything they can to win remains to be……Rodgers.

    Anything else?

  20. cobaltdriver says:
    February 24, 2019 at 2:56 pm
    Viking fans just hoping the Packers trade Rodgers so they can beg him to play for them
    ____________

    Yes, I can see it now, Zimmer rushing to the airport to chauffeur Rodgers back to Barney Headquarters.
    And after another failed Viking campaign, Thielen, Cook and Hunter making a pilgrimage to Rodgers’ home, just like the poor boy Oliver, “Please, Sir, can we have some more?”
    skoLOL!!!

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 24, 2019 at 4:08 pm
    After Rodgers and Jones are no longer playing together well hear the truth from him like much of Rodgers’ former teammates
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Since becoming a starter and teams rotating nearly all players every six years or so, I would estimate Rodgers’ current and former teammates number somewhere around several hundred. Three ex-employees have a gripe?

    Why don’t you start a go-fund-me Page to have bronze statues made of those three? It sounds that important to you.

  22. speicher145 says:
    February 24, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Jones averaging 5.5 yards a carry on his career! AR with the best QB career rating EVER. I can’t wait until next year.
    ————————

    And he did it behind a so-so OL.

    Crappy part is he only got like 11 carries per game.

    I really hope they up his carries to at least 18-20/game

  23. TJ Lang to Aaron Rodgers in 2017 when TJ was with the Lions

    “I owe everything to you brother. Thanks for always having my back and sticking with me no matter what. Love you man”

    #TheTruth

    #ExposingFalseARODNarratives

    #GoPackGo!☝️

  24. When Rodgers is asked something and then speaks his mind, he gets ripped apart by Viking trolls for doing so. Then, three unhappy ex-employees have something they think is worthwhile to say, and oh goodness, their words should be cherished and displayed in gold leaf across the top of every newspaper in the country.

    Hypocrite much? Fight-pickers?

  25. The one thing you notice is Aaron rarely dignifies any of this with a reaction. Pure class.

    The last time Aaron did comment on any of it was in 2013 when he was asked about some of the Jennings lies.

    “People taking shots at me who aren’t relevant to this team or this locker room doesn’t mean a whole lot to me. Those comments do wash over me without a reaction, because they don’t matter”

    #TheTruth

    #GoPackGo!☝️

  26. Packer fans like to think that Rodgers is the “penultimate professional” but when things don’t go right he is a pouter and a blamer. I am not doubting his ability (although that now is in decline) I am echoing the words of his teammates, sports writers, and other NFL commentators. LOLOLOL

  27. At the moment the Packers are not talented enough on either side of the ball to win regardless of what Rodgers does. They could be ready to win after free agency and the draft, so we will see.

  28. Rodgers wouldn’t be where he is today without NFL coaching. Every other QB that came out of Ted Tedford’s system had less than spectacular NFL careers.
    ======

    Its very impressive that he coached 6 1st-rounders…. 4 top 10 picks.. can we name another coach that has done that?

    And keep in mind, Carr went to an expansion team… Akili Smith and Joey Harrington may have landed in situations WORSE than an expansion team (Bungles, Matt Millens Lions..)

    .. its a shame he’s not still running a college program like this. There are not enough QBs in this League.

  29. At the moment the Packers are not talented enough on either side of the ball to win regardless of what Rodgers does. They could be ready to win after free agency and the draft, so we will see.
    =====

    They’re more talented on defense than people give them credit for. If they get another pass rusher, they could make a big leap.

    The offensive personnel is just that at this point. It will be interesting to see what LaFluer does to fix their issues.

  30. Maybe, just maybe, McCarthy just wasn’t giving him anything new over the past several years.
    ======

    McCarthy claims to have ‘started from scratch’ last year. Maybe he did? The results were the same though. His offense was pretty average his last couple years, even WITH a healthy Rodgers.

    No question Rodgers will be starting over now with LaFleur.

    .. meanwhile, McCarthy is out of football.

  31. Rodgers will have big problems this year. So will Jones. Why. This team is a dumpster fire. Worse Pass D in football and cant fix it with one draft. No O line, a decent center and left tackle everything else is missing.
    Average at best linebackers and you two edge rushers are 34 and one is always injured with a pinky problem or something.
    No the new coaches will be shocked when they see for real what they have to work with and it wont be pretty.

  32. ogpackerfan says:
    February 24, 2019 at 10:09 am
    Until Rodgers has a visible argument on the sidelines with his #1 receiver during a make or break game against the bears, I’m not worried.

    Rodgers and the Packers haven’t had a make or break game in several years now. I would worry more about even getting to a game in December where the playoffs are even on the line before tossing comments like that out.

  33. Packer fans enjoy the fact Rodgers is the penultimate professional, and we appreciate him taking responsibility for the team. His abilities are without question, and he is (finally) the healthiest he has been in a long time. Hearing the whining from three ex-employees, two of whom caught three passes total in two years, is only important to haters. I’d much rather deal with Rodgers’ candor than sit through the insipid apple-polishing Cousins is trying to pass off as leadership.

  34. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 26, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Only 3 ex teammates being critical of Rodgers? Packer fan’s math skills are equivalent to their penultimate vocabulary.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Your words, not mine.

    I’m sure you must have a spreadsheet with all the names? Let’s see it.

  35. tremoluxman says:
    February 19, 2019 at 12:16 am
    stellarperformance says:
    February 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    These coaches are all in for a great time working with the penultimate professional, Aaron Rodgers. They won’t regret a minute of it, and neither did McCarthy.

    +++++++++++++++++

    You must be a product of the Wisconsin educational system. The meaning of ‘penultimate’ is: ‘the next to last’. So you’re saying Aaron Rodgers is the next to last pro QB. I’d agree.

    I’m sure you meant he’s the ultimate pro, but you tried to swing for the fences and missed. Sad

  36. I thought it meant second-to none! I stand corrected. I’m glad I have a personal secretary like you to help out!

    I’m still not the one looking to pick needless fights on a daily basis.

    You are.

  37. My words, not yours, huh? LOLOL Oh stella you are the penultimate!
    Only you (and other Packers fans) need someone else to give you a list to realize there was more than 3? More LOLOL

  38. So? Where is it? More importantly, who cares and why do you? What’s the useless fight-picking point you’re trying to make? If Rodgers is unable to walk on water, how does that explain the love you feel expound for Peterson and Moss……two of the most reprehensible players to ever play the game?

    Please! Shed some light!

  39. RMoss84HOF says:
    February 25, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    What a professional – 6 wins and a litany of excuses.
    ==========

    As a Viking, you’d know all about that, wouldn’t you??…….

  40. stellarperformance says:
    February 26, 2019 at 3:39 pm
    So? Where is it? More importantly, who cares and why do you? What’s the useless fight-picking point you’re trying to make? If Rodgers is unable to walk on water, how does that explain the love you feel expound for Peterson and Moss……two of the most reprehensible players to ever play the game

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Peterson and Moss? They are way down on the reprehensible ladder to Chruma.

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