Source: Packers dispute characterization of Murphy-Rodgers call

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Thursday’s bombshell factory from Tyler Dunne of BleacherReport.com including an ominous characterization of a phone call between Packers CEO Mark Murphy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Per Dunne, Murphy told Rodgers “don’t be the problem” after informing Rodgers that a new coach had been hired without his input.

The Packers have yet to address any aspect of Dunne’s story. However, a team source tells PFT that the Packers specifically dispute the claim that Murphy told Rodgers “don’t be the problem” and generally dispute the notion that the call was anything other than positive.

This doesn’t mean the Packers agree with the rest of the report; they’re opting as an organization to focus on the future. (It also doesn’t mean Dunne’s report regarding the phone call isn’t accurate. The news here is only that, privately, the Packers do not agree with the manner in which it was described.)

It’s believed that Rodgers will speak to reporters next week, in connection with the launch of the offseason workout program. It’s expected that Rodgers will echo publicly what the Packers believe privately.

101 responses to “Source: Packers dispute characterization of Murphy-Rodgers call

  1. Why cant anyone just own up to the truth anymore? Geez, be a man and quit lying

  2. This is the beginning of the end of Rodgers in Green Bay. A trade is coming. These leaks are from within the organization, and Rodgers will not put up with the brass undermining him. A trade demand is coming.

    Stay tuned…

  3. I am incredibly greatful for all the bulletin board material. Aaron probably hasn’t felt even half this disrespected since draft day.

    And oh how he made them all pay.

  4. This is the beginning of the end of Rodgers in Green Bay. A trade is coming. These leaks are from within the organization, and Rodgers will not put up with the brass undermining him. A trade demand is coming.
    =====

    SMH

    $80,300,000 cap hit.

    Its impossible this season. L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y impossible.

  5. Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives….the draft, work outs, preseason needs to get here cause all the reports are like a soap opera lately. Im almost, missing the daily constant reporting on Kapernick. lol

  6. Sounds like the Packers have a real soap opera going on. Maybe having defined owners (not selling worthless shares of stock to fans and calling them “owners”) like all of the other teams would help. I can’t say I’m not loving it.

  7. I would personally like to know who the “unnamed source” was that is privy to private phone conversations between a team president and the QB. It has to be a very small circle of people, and I would imagine it would be easy to find out who, and that person may just find them self out of work.

  8. You know, you could report the numerous current and former Packer players who’ve called this story complete garbage.
    That list includes, James Jones, John Kuhn, Casey Hayward, Chris Banjo, Davante Adams, as well as many others.
    All of them have been quite vocal in not only refuting much of this gossip-fest, but some were downright confused by it.

  9. This is the begining of the new Rodgers in Green Bay and the team anew in general. The chip on his shoulder is now a boulder. And he needed that back. The Packers would not trade Rodgers. No team would do so. To say so is very short sighted and silly.

  10. Most of these comments are the anonymous backbiting from disgruntled sources – but let’s say some of it is true… what should the Packers be doing?
    Hmmm – new GM with wholly new approach, new leadership and accountability structure, new head coach…
    If I were a purple fan {nausea}, I might chuckle at these offseason news stories and then worry that the Packers still have one of the best quarterbacks in the league and are giving him weapons to work with.

  11. Never has one sentence, which may or may not have even been said, caused so many haters to get their undies in a bind. It’s going to be an annual holiday in the twin cities I hear.

  12. Why, johngalt, would we worry about a team that hasn’t beaten us in over 2 years. Vikings own the Pack…

  13. The more I read the more this reminds me of the fiction Wickersham authored about bad blood between BB, TB, and Robert Kraft. Who said that Murphy said that to AR? Murphy hasn’t admitted it. Did AR say something? Was someone tapping the phone line? Seems a bit of a stretch, just like the make believe story about the Patriots. Who really believes anything that comes from “unnamed sources”?

  14. The damage control is now in high gear. Must deflect and provide a new spin. The new headline is, “All is well, a new era has begun!”

  15. What a crock. Tyler Dunne subscribes to the “standards” of New Trump Journalism: Say anything you want, anytime you want, truth be damned. Disgusting.

    I’m LOVING the bulletin board material. Thank you very much. I’ll be on my feet giving Rodgers the loudest standing ovation he’s ever heard on Opening Day at Lambeau Field, home of the best organization in professional football.

  16. When they trade up to take Murray we’ll all know Rodgers is on his way out the door!

  17. stellarperformance says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    What a crock. Tyler Dunne subscribes to the “standards” of New Trump Journalism: Say anything you want, anytime you want, truth be damned. Disgusting.
    ==================================

    Does “New Trump Journalism” include truthfully reporting such nuggets as “The sound of windmills cause cancer” or “My father was born in Germany” when in fact he wasn’t? Or perhaps I’m confused as to who you are accusing of saying “anything anytime they want”.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm
    What a crock. Tyler Dunne subscribes to the “standards” of New Trump Journalism: Say anything you want, anytime you want, truth be damned. Disgusting.

    I’m LOVING the bulletin board material. Thank you very much. I’ll be on my feet giving Rodgers the loudest standing ovation he’s ever heard on Opening Day at Lambeau Field, home of the best organization in professional football.
    ——————————————

    I don’t know what’s more prevalent here. The Trump Derangement Syndrome or the Packer Delusion Syndrome,

  19. kcflake says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    Rodgers is a good qb, but not a Tom brady or Joe Montana, and he is treated like them when he has only won 1 super bowl.
    —————-

    As always, Super Bowl wins are only a small part of the equation when determining how great a QB, so your comment has absolutely no merit. Now, let’s get back to the discussion.

  20. “Why, johngalt, would we worry about a team that hasn’t beaten us in over 2 years. Vikings own the Pack…”

    Maybe because GB has a better QB, has a new GM and HC? Did you notice free agency was a little different this year? With 2 first round picks, 10 picks overall, an energized Rodgers running an offense he’s behind, and the new talent around him . . . not going to be like the last 2 years.

  21. “No team with this much drama to start out the season has ever won the super bowl.”

    Short memory my friend. All the articles last year about the falling out b/t Brady, Kraft and Belicheat?

    Guess who won the Super Bowl?

    This stuff is the past. They’ve replaced the coaching staff that underperfomed. They replaced the GM who underperformed. They are replacing players who underperformed. They still have one of the best all time QBs at the helm. An offseason news article ain’t gonna change that.

  22. “This is the beginning of the end of Rodgers in Green Bay. A trade is coming.”

    My madden franchise went something like this. Extended Rodgers, then he started getting hurt, We drafted a rookie who had to start several games, was pretty good, and then ended up trading Rodgers for PIcks going with the young guy and taking the Cap hit in one season.

  23. If he really was that way do you think the team would have given him an extension before his current deal was up???

  24. Rodgers is a direct descendant of Narcissus. Dude is to team player what Rob Ryan is to personal trainer…

  25. stellarperformance says:

    What a crock. Tyler Dunne subscribes to the “standards” of New Trump Journalism: Say anything you want, anytime you want, truth be damned. Disgusting.

    ——————

    Actually, Donald Trump is not a journalist.

    You did, however, accurately describe the “journalism” being shoveled by CNN.

  26. If even ten percent of the article is true, Mark Murphy should be given the option to resign before he is shown the door. Everything that has happened since December 3, 2007 has been under his watch. That means everything but the drafting of Rodgers and the hiring of McCarthy. I, for one, as a season ticket holder and “owner” would welcome his ouster. I have never been impressed with his “leadership.”

  27. Leaks are coming from within the organization?

    No, they’re not.

    They’re coming from a former Packers beat writer.
    ——
    Ridiculous comment. Do you think said beat writer was in the room when this call took place? Someone obviously told this to Dunne, and if it was indeed a private call between Rodgers and MM (and why wouldn’t it be?) then who told Dunne? Only one answer unless Murphy made this call in front of a crowd.

  28. filthymcnasty3 says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:02 pm
    I am incredibly greatful for all the bulletin board material. Aaron probably hasn’t felt even half this disrespected since draft day.

    And oh how he made them all pay.
    ———————————————————–
    He’s made them pay alright, one Super Bowl in 13 years! Perpetually underachieving.

  29. ninefingers9 says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    No team with this much drama to start out the season has ever won the super bowl.

    ////

    Thanks.

    Although the the Patriots disagree with you.

  30. The report is garbage. JMF, Jennings, and unnamed sources = gutter journalism. A story going back 14 years, LOLOL. A bunch of gossiping old ladies/fake football fans on here pretending to know what went on (when none of you actually know anything). Almost as sad as 13-0.

  31. Does anyone have any integrity anymore? Who is running around eavesdropping on conversations and telling reporters? I don’t really care what was said, and unless there is a crime involved the “source” should mind his own business.

  32. If I were Aaron Rodgers, I’d address the media about this issue this way: Good morning ladies and gentlemen…..see ya”. I’d give them the Marshawn Lynch-at-the-Super-Bowl treatment.
    And that would be the last time I’d give any of them the time of day. When they’d ask me a question after a game, I’d do it just like former Cowboys RB Duane Thomas did to CBS’s Tom Brookshier after the Cowboys won the Super Bowl.
    Brookshier, himself a former good player, went in the locker room where everyone was celebrating and rushed over to interview RB Duane Thomas. He asked a lengthy question (which was more like a statement) and when he pointed the microphone at Thomas to get his response, Thomas uttered this: “evidently” as he stared blankly at Brookshier. Brookshier was so shaken he turned away and asked questions of Jim Brown who was standing there then went back to Thomas to try to ask another question, but Brown stepped in and answered it for him. Brookshier said he never got over being treated that way by a player and remembered it the rest of his career as a broadcaster. I thought it was hilarious at the time and think it’s even funnier today. The look on Brookshier’s face was priceless.
    I’d love to see Rodgers do something like that every time he’s asked a question now. I mean, why bother giving these guys the time of day when he can’t win with them anyway?

  33. People are right in that someone will probably be leaving the Packers soon. However, it’s not going to be Rodgers. Mark Murphy will be looking for a new job soon. Unless Tyler Dunne made this up which wouldn’t surprise me at this point.

  34. 50% win percentage over last 54 games dude!
    AVERAGE!!
    But yet he’s perceived as elite?
    Elite at being average lol!!!

  35. If I was Rodgers I’d make the media wait until hell froze over before I’d give them the time of day. Since when should anyone have to defend themselves against baseless “crimes” described by unnamed sources (who are actively being questioned,) or innuendo, or assumptions, or speculation……just to feed the trolls that need it? Screw them.

  36. It’s Super Bowl or bust time. 10 picks in the upcoming draft, 2 in the first round, new coaching staff and GM, future Hall of Fame quarterback who is now the highest paid player in the league I believe.
    There is no reason why they shouldn’t get to the Super Bowl this coming season.

  37. Mark Murphy is a joke and the people of Green Bay would much rather have Aaron Rodgers playing for the Packers than Mark Murphy running the Packers

  38. The truth is that Rodgers is overrated and he’s a prima donna.

    There is no doubt he’s talented but he’s not as great as some make him out to be. Obviously the GM understands that he needs to get over himself and be part of the team and work to win.

  39. This is #motivation! For Aaron Rodgers. Another reason to have a chip on your shoulder. Forget the media. Championship #14 on the way. R-E-L-A-X

  40. As a Packer fan, I can’t wait to see how this affects his play over the next few seasons. Remember how falling on draft day affected his determination to win? When you mess with the bull, you get the horns.

  41. I’ve worked at large corporations my entire career. Things did not always go swimmingly between the VP of Sales and the top-ranking Salespeople. We’d hear it from both dudes. Over time, the companies did well, people shared in mutual successes and losses, and the companies had good years and bad. One year, the highly-compensated top sales producer was in a car wreck and his boss nearly lost his job due to the drop-off. They’re all doing well, the back-biting and the he-said, she-said goes on, not everybody likes everybody, there’s cliques, bad employees, good employees, and life goes on. It’s no different with the Packers or any other team. The only time the companies were forced to get defensive was when persons, familiar but no longer engaged, aired dirty laundry that was no longer any of their business, but they’re looking for retribution at any level. This is called life. Get one.

  42. Alan Light says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:20 pm
    Why, johngalt, would we worry about a team that hasn’t beaten us in over 2 years. Vikings own the Pack…

    //////

    Complacency and arrogance? Wow!

    You didn’t even make the playoffs last year?

  43. Aaron Rodgers couldn’t care less about what these fans who hate him think. He has all the money he will ever need, he’s a first ballot Hall Of Fame QB whose stats put him right up with the best QB’s to have ever played.
    I keep reading that he’s only won one Super Bowl. Well, guess what? Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, Philip Rivers, and Dan Fouts never even won one. Fran Tarkenton never won one. Johnny Unitas never won one, though he did win a championship in the pre-Super Bowl era.
    Steve Young, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, and Russell Wilson won only one.
    My point is, it takes a whole roster to win Super Bowls. No QB ever won a Super Bowl by himself.

  44. Damage control by the packers that everyone knew was coming. The sensitive one, AR12 is going to hate Mark Murphy even more now. Because the public knows that AR12 was chastise by Murphy saying “Don’t be the problem”

  45. After this story the packers front office looks like a clown show. The head coach looks like will never get another chance in the NFL. And Aaron Rodgers, he comes off as the smug, petty Rodgers everyone suspected.

  46. Murphy not disputing he told Rodgers “Don’t be the Problem” is telling. Other than that the conversation was positive. Sure Murph, the sensitive one, AR12 took that comment gracefully.

    Hard Knocks

  47. chris1cat says:
    April 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    50% win percentage over last 54 games dude!
    AVERAGE!!
    But yet he’s perceived as elite?
    Elite at being average lol!!!
    ________________

    I don’t even know how that’s possible.
    2018 was definitely a disappointment as Rodgers suffered his 1st losing season since his rookie campaign, he went 4-3 in 2017 while dealing with his broken collarbone.
    The Packers posted records of 10-6, 10-6 and 12-4 in the previous years.
    I’ll let you work out the math.

  48. So my Packers have become a mess in the past couple of years, and Thompson-McCarthy-Rodgers-Murphy all have some some legitimately negative issues attached to them. True enough, fair enough.

    The most confounding part of this era was the 2016 “run the table.” As it appears the wheels were ready to fall off, Rodgers makes that comment, backs it up with 8 straight wins to the NFC Championship. That was fun and compelling, but then it cast a false promise of prosperity that never continued.

    All that said, unless you are a Patriots fan–maybe Seattle or Pittsburgh?–think about reality–real numbers, real facts. This “hot mess” of a franchise has outperformed at least 28 of the rest of the NFL until 2017. Chances are your teams aren’t significant enough for people to care about their drama. We’ll all see what happens in 2019.

  49. Uh oh, the supposed best franchise in all of sports (just ask Cheese fans) is in total dysfunction. Their second most winning coach is the history of the franchise hates the team, their QB, and their president. Nothing but bad things to say about all of them, and calls them out on all their lies. This is fun.

  50. pr 6, 2019, 11:17 AM EDT
    chris1cat says:
    April 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    50% win percentage over last 54 games dude!
    AVERAGE!!
    But yet he’s perceived as elite?
    Elite at being average lol!!!
    ________________

    I don’t even know how that’s possible.
    2018 was definitely a disappointment as Rodgers suffered his 1st losing season since his rookie campaign, he went 4-3 in 2017 while dealing with his broken collarbone.
    The Packers posted records of 10-6, 10-6 and 12-4 in the previous years.
    I’ll let you work out the math.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    Yep just added it up….his last 54 STARTS!!!!
    You look it up and this too:
    64/86 74.4% completion Percentage
    767 yards
    7 Tds
    1 int
    80.55 QBR
    Kirk Cousins stats VS Green Bay last year my man!
    Absolutely positively outplayed AR in those meetings. Yes and SKOL

  51. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    April 6, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    Uh oh, the supposed best franchise in all of sports (just ask Cheese fans) is in total dysfunction. Their second most winning coach is the history of the franchise hates the team, their QB, and their president. Nothing but bad things to say about all of them, and calls them out on all their lies. This is fun.

    /////

    It’s also history.

    New regime. New GM. Have your fun. The off-season is always the best time of the year for the Vikings.

    January seems to be a problem for MN.

  52. chris1cat says:
    April 6, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    pr 6, 2019, 11:17 AM EDT
    chris1cat says:
    April 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    50% win percentage over last 54 games dude!
    AVERAGE!!
    But yet he’s perceived as elite?
    Elite at being average lol!!!
    ________________

    I don’t even know how that’s possible.
    2018 was definitely a disappointment as Rodgers suffered his 1st losing season since his rookie campaign, he went 4-3 in 2017 while dealing with his broken collarbone.
    The Packers posted records of 10-6, 10-6 and 12-4 in the previous years.
    I’ll let you work out the math.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    Yep just added it up….his last 54 STARTS!!!!
    You look it up and this too:
    64/86 74.4% completion Percentage
    767 yards
    7 Tds
    1 int
    80.55 QBR
    Kirk Cousins stats VS Green Bay last year my man!
    Absolutely positively outplayed AR in those meetings. Yes and SKOL
    ___________

    It still doesn’t add up to a 50% winning percentage, but then again, I’m sure you’re just hampered by Minnesota’s educational system.

    Oh, and thanks for the Kirk Cousins update.
    I’m sure his participation ribbon will look just great next to the Minneapolis Missed Tackle Miracle Trophy.
    You guys still keeping that in the broom closet………..err…Trophy Room.

  53. chris1cat says:
    April 6, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    Kirk Cousins stats VS Green Bay last year my man!
    Absolutely positively outplayed AR in those meetings. Yes and SKOL
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    He gets an attaboy. Take the time to look at Gregg Rosenthal’s 2018 year-end Quarterback Performance Rankings. He’s a writer for the NFL, you know, the folks that own the show. Rodgers #5, Cousins #13.

  54. Im actually enjoying this media rampage dissing the AR/McCarthy era. It’s the perfect fuel for a personality like Rodgers. And I’m the biggest diehard Packer fan you’ll meet. I believe Dunne’s article to be 75% true. The inaccuracies I think are Rodgers disliking MM from the beginning, and Dunne saying that “McCarthy chose Alex Smith over Rodgers in 2005”, umm when has a team EVER asked the offensive coordinators opinion on the #1 pick!?!? Completely absurd claim. The mass amount of annonymous sources in the story raises red flags, and the sources he names are the known typical bitter ex Packers. There have been 5x the amount who have come to Rodgers defense since the article came out.

    I think we all know Rodgers is a prick to people he doesn’t get along with. This is not news..

    The one thing that was insightful to me was how neglected the defense was by MM, and how that fostered their soft choking mentality in playoff games.

    The article does a great job of giving a timeline of the evolution of Rodgers being able to do “Superman”… It really was just a weapon for McCarthy to call into AR from 2009-2012. Then it seemed Mike let Rodgers adlib every single play and scramble out for the sandlot drill in 2014. It got him an MVP cause the league wasn’t ready for it.

    Then Nelson went down in 2015, thus the sandlot scramble play also died. Ever since then, McCarthy couldn’t reign Rodgers back in and it became a fight between Rodgers ad-libbing plays and McCarthy calling a tired offensive scheme.

    Wish we got rid of him after getting thrashed @Atlanta in the 2016 NFC title game. But without an owner, it takes a couple years to make these big decisions..

    Either way, it’s over and the Pack has an advantage of having the guessing game offense for the next year or two. We must take advantage of being unpredictable.

  55. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2019 at 1:59 pm
    chris1cat says:
    April 6, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    Kirk Cousins stats VS Green Bay last year my man!
    Absolutely positively outplayed AR in those meetings. Yes and SKOL
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    He gets an attaboy. Take the time to look at Gregg Rosenthal’s 2018 year-end Quarterback Performance Rankings. He’s a writer for the NFL, you know, the folks that own the show. Rodgers #5, Cousins #13.
    ———–

    Neat! I also noticed on that hallowed NFL.com site he was only 13th in qb rating and only won 6 games. And also if you want your lame yards = the best argument, keep in mind Daunte Culpepper in 2004 threw for more yards than Rodgers ever has, so using your basis he was better that year than Rodgers even has been!

    Face the facts the injury prone prima donna underachieved severely winning only 6 games when they were allegedly championship contenders or in some homers minds “the team to beat”.

  56. Oh, I forgot to add……in 2018 Rodgers played eight games with a restrictive knee brace, two more games with a strained hamstring, missed the last game in concussion protocol, and he still outperformed Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins. Still.

  57. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    Oh, I forgot to add……in 2018 Rodgers played eight games with a restrictive knee brace, two more games with a strained hamstring, missed the last game in concussion protocol, and he still outperformed Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins. Still.
    ——-

    All the way to 6 wins! But led the league in crying about injuries and making excuses for two years running!

  58. RMoss84HOF says:
    April 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    All the way to 6 wins! But led the league in crying about injuries and making excuses for two years running!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Cousins was brought in as the one and only teensy-weensy change, thereby “guaranteeing” a SuperBowl appearance for the Vikings. How’d that work out? Heck, not only did he fail miserably, he very likely will be the next Viking coach-killer. Oooh, that’d be a tough one.

  59. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    Oh, I forgot to add……in 2018 Rodgers played eight games with a restrictive knee brace, two more games with a strained hamstring, missed the last game in concussion protocol, and he still outperformed Kirk “Guaranteed” Cousins. Still.
    ————————————

    Kirk Cousins has played 4 games versus the Packers.
    1,471 yards
    11 tds
    1 int
    Let that sink in…..

  60. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    RMoss84HOF says:
    April 6, 20
    19 at 3:02 pm
    All the way to 6 wins! But led the league in crying about injuries and making excuses for two years running!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Cousins was brought in as the one and only teensy-weensy change, thereby “guaranteeing” a SuperBowl appearance for the Vikings. How’d that work out? Heck, not only did he fail miserably, he very likely will be the next Viking coach-killer. Oooh, that’d be a tough one.
    ————————-
    Rodgers is paid more, cant beat cousins and won less games. And are you that dense to bring up coach killer with the latest news out about the injury prone, sensitive feelings diva?

  61. Four things:

    1. I bet a lot of this is true given the multiple sources and this author’s connections to the team.

    2. Then again, as stated before, most of these issues have been addressed, so I don’t see why cheesers are so defensive and opposing fans are typing with glee.

    3. Neither Rodgers nor the Pack have any obligation or need to respond to this story — what possible good could that do?

    4. These Rodgers chip on the shoulder comments crack me up. No NFL player should need extra motivation. Said it last night — if A-Grudge needs a chip on his shoulder to perform well, he should switch over to the WWE.

  62. Viking fans would take Rodgers for Cousins right now, as-is. They’re already over the Cousins experiment.

  63. Guys got to get paid so they write something so that they get paid – the more outrageous but plausibly true the more that they might get paid if it gets a lot of press – file that in the memory bank.

  64. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    Viking fans would take Rodgers for Cousins right now, as-is. They’re already over the Cousins experiment.
    —————————————

    Viking fans hated Brett Favre just because he was the Packers QB. But we always respected him for his toughness and the way he played. His back and forth with Johnny Randle was awesome. That being said we despise Rodgers whole heartily. Because he is not just the Packers QB. He is a whiny entitled diva that plays a gimmicky game and is a flat out jerk. You couldn’t be more wrong.

  65. purpleguy says:
    April 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm
    Four things:
    1. I bet a lot of this is true given the multiple sources and this author’s connections to the team.
    2. Then again, as stated before, most of these issues have been addressed, so I don’t see why cheesers are so defensive and opposing fans are typing with glee.
    3. Neither Rodgers nor the Pack have any obligation or need to respond to this story — what possible good could that do?
    4. These Rodgers chip on the shoulder comments crack me up. No NFL player should need extra motivation. Said it last night — if A-Grudge needs a chip on his shoulder to perform well, he should switch over to the WWE.
    ——-

    Great points. I agree I was talking with a friend who likes the packers as well and he said their fanbase always complained about McCarthy for being lazy and unimaginative and you could tell Rodgers hated him. Rodgers is a good qb, but if even many GB fans can say he is an arrogant jerk. Nothing ground breaking in the story just confirmation of what was mostly evident.

  66. I’m one of the Packer fans that was never crazy about McCarthy or Capers. But Rodgers…….he’s been the epitome of a class act, a warrior, and a team player that wants nothing more than to win. His gross mischaracterizations come from needy haters, and there’s a lot, because it’s lonely when you’re the best.

    Good luck with that.

  67. Ok, so here is what we know.

    The Packers rode arrogance to a ring.

    Well, the Vikings tried to ride a child beater to a ring, but failed.

    Green Bay wins again.

  68. Aaron Rodgers is just the type of personality to handle this type of public embarrassment very badly. Bulletin board material? More like passive aggressive material.

  69. I always love the Barney narrative of hating a great player like Aaron Rodgers because of his perceived arrogance, a trait quite a few truly great players share.
    Yet, that fan base never had any real qualms about cheering for a complete jerk like Randy Moss or a monster like Adrian Peterson.
    You guys are an embarrassment.

  70. chris1cat says:
    April 6, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Kirk Cousins stats VS Green Bay last year my man!
    Absolutely positively outplayed AR in those meetings. Yes and SKOL

    ===

    Remind me again, how was Cousins in the playoffs last season?

    I see a lot of arrogance from fans of a team in cap-space hell, whose trajectory is pointing way downwards. But go ahead and hang that banner for your 8-win season that was better than Green Bay’s, since that seems to be the ONLY thing you care about anyways…

  71. Did everyone catch yesterday’s follow-up Bleacher Report?

    “The issues in Green Bay were bad. They still are.”

    “If you think the firing of McCarthy will fix the Packers, as bad as his relationship was with Rodgers, you’re not paying attention. If you think the firing of general manager Ted Thompson will fix the Packer”

    “everyone acknowledged that LaFleur is in a brutal situation.”

    ” there’s also something pathological and kind of disturbing about how Rodgers treated some people around him. ”

    “there will come a game plan or play call from LaFleur that Rodgers won’t like. He will ignore some part of it, or all of it, and go rogue. Then, what does LaFleur do? Bench Aaron Rodgers?”

    “he’ll be the boss, and LaFleur will have to get used to being the lieutenant.”

  72. packer fans it was in AR12’s last 54 starts not the packer teams record.AR12 record is 27-26-1 that is how you figure it out. Peter King and & Mike brought it up Friday on PFT.

  73. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm
    Did everyone catch yesterday’s follow-up Bleacher Report?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Yes cheesey, we did. Are you planning to post it a third time in a third story? I’m guessing yes. Desperate fans of desperate teams do desperate things.

  74. Liberalsruineverything says:
    April 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    There’s trouble in Entitled Town.

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    I don’t know why, but this comment made me chuckle out loud. Well done!

  75. stellarperformance says:
    April 6, 2019 at 10:49 pm
    Desperate fans of desperate teams do desperate things.
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    Would that be why you use the same lame “guaranteed” line in any article that is remotely related to Cousins or the Vikings? Or comment on players who weren’t even on the Vikings (Brock) last year signing with a new team.

  76. I’ve always felt that Aaron is a bit on the petulant and conceited side. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that he doesn’t get along with his family, and let’s not forget, it is Aaron’s way to be respectful and diplomatic once the damage has been done. He did the same thing with Favre. Now, as a Vikings fan, I will say this: Rodgers is a far more superior quarterback than Cousins. Now, if there were a choice of between Rodgers, Brady, Montana, Fran Tarkenton, Stauback,the last person I would choose would be Rodgers. He had a few good years, and some good throws, but a great quarterback is a good teammate. He works with the team, instead of having his own agenda, specifically padding stats. Wake me up when Aaron breaks all of Favre’s records.

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