Aaron Rodgers not a fan of joint practices

AP

The Packers finished two days of joint practices with the Texans, and no one was happier about that than Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers sounds as if he would prefer never having a joint practice.

“I wouldn’t mind if they didn’t do it for another 14 years,” Rodgers said Tuesday, via video from packersnews.com. “I think if they. . . . Look, that’s out of my control. I think the key for all of us here, we know how important training camp is not only to our fans but our local businesses. Unless we’re going to California, I’d be bummed out if we had to go to another city. You bring a team in, I understand the point of it. I don’t think doing live special teams drills is very smart. I think the [NFL]PA is going to look at that, for sure. The kickoff especially is one of the most dangerous plays in football, and that’s why they’ve tweaked different things over the years. Close to a live kickoff drill I don’t think is best use of a [joint] practice.”

Texans coach Bill O’Brien tossed cornerback Lonnie Johnson from practice after a hard hit on Packers tight end Jace Sternberger on Monday, and Johnson didn’t practice Tuesday after posting a photo on social media of him flexing over Sternberger. The Packers weren’t happy with Johnson.

Tempers flared a little Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, but both coaches seemed to get what they wanted out of the two days of work with another team.

40 responses to “Aaron Rodgers not a fan of joint practices

  1. Aaron is old. And grumpy. He doesn’t like having company over. Too much trouble, having to clean up after and such.

    Aaron won’t have to worry about these things for much longer.

  2. That’s understandable, with a joint practice there are 2 teams on the field. That means there are twice as many players on the field that don’t like Aaron Rodgers.

  3. From the sound of it, the Packers didn’t do much against the Texans’ D. Maybe that has something to do with it?

  4. The problem is there is no consequences for punks who take cheap shots. If it were a game, there is a threat of fines or suspensions but in a joint practice, the worst that can happen is your coach sends you to the showers early. Sounds more like an incentive than a deterrent.

  5. I disagree with Aaron here. I think these joint practices made the team better. Under McCarthy this team was ultra conservative with training. McCarthy was overconcerned about injuries and thus had more of them because of the conservative approach.

    I love that LaFleur likes joint practices and I truly feel this team is better off today than they were 2 days ago.

    I am hoping Aaron plays more this preseason as well. It doesn’t sound like I will get my wish Thursday though. LaFleur did say Aaron will be playing in the 2nd preseason game for sure.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  6. First he didn’t like not being able to call audibles and now he doesn’t like joint practices or the head coach’s aftershave.
    Doesn’t look like LaFleur is going to be around long.

  7. I wouldn’t wanna watch my guys get banged up by some idiot rookie either. Rodgers is in a red jersey so he’s obviously just looking out for his teammates, but what fun is that right?

  8. Rodgers is 100% right. All you haters will slam him, but you’d be the first to whine if you lost your starting QB or other star player who’s trying to make a name for himself to some over zealous rookie on the other team in one of these two-team practices .
    This idea is stupid and all it’s going to do is heighten these two teams’ emotions towards one another before their pre-season game on Thursday night.
    You don’t think one of the Packers’ players will unload on Lonnie Johnson on Thursday night if they get a chance? You can bank on it — and who could blame them? I know I’d be looking to give him an extra hard shot if I had the chance. His own coach yanked him off the field, which by the way was a very class act by him. Hats off to him for understanding what the rookie couldn’t comprehend.
    It’s hard enough to keep your own rookies under control in practice. It’s much harder keeping some other team’s rookies under control.

  9. Unless we’re going to California, I’d be bummed out if we had to go to another city.
    _____
    LOLO.
    Translation: I really want to get out if here and go to California.

  10. Was Aaron covering kicks or something? Did he become a coach and I missed the news?

    We get it, you’re not a fan of many things in general. Now do your job.

  11. “From the sound of it, the Packers didn’t do much against the Texans’ D. Maybe that has something to do with it?”

    If you watched any of the joint practices you would know that the Packers defense was shredding the Texans… That’s one of the reasons Johnson pulled his BS move on Stern…

  12. Darn, AR’s glass is almost always half empty. All he seems to ever care about is everything being suited to him. No other team’s local businesses are supposed to benefit??? AR is me, me, me. Good luck packer fans, just be sure you beat the whiniest & dirtiest team ever, the saints, whenever you play them, nobody has ever whined & cried like those guys.

  13. catchanotherpassadams says:
    Favre showed up when he felt like it those last few years in GB.
    ———
    Uh, yeah, Brett had an excuse. He was busy planning numerous Retirement Parties. LOL

  14. Whose idea was it to have a joint practice? LaFleur.

    Whose idea was it to do live special teams drills? LaFleur.

    Rodgers couldn’t even let LaFleur coach one preseason game before throwing him under the bus.

    Yeah, this is going to go really well.

  15. Darn, AR’s glass is almost always half empty. All he seems to ever care about is everything being suited to him. No other team’s local businesses are supposed to benefit???
    —–
    Well you obviously missed the point…twice. A. He was talking about the local businesses in Houston missing out on the Texans not being there obviously. That’s why “he would be bummed if he had to go to another city”.
    B. He was complaining about running full steam special team drills. Last I checked he’s not playing on ST, so how in the world is that “everything being suited to him”? You guys wanna troll so bad you can’t even stop to think about what you’re saying

  16. Those of you saying that joint practices are “stupid” should ask Bill Belichick why he likes them and uses them.

    I will take Bill’s opinion, Matt LaFleur’s opinion, and my own opinion over yours every single time!

    Just because some clowns on the Texans are cheap shot artists doesn’t mean joint practices don’t make a team more prepared for season and have great value for a team. There was 98% good that came out of the last 2 days and 2% bad. Tell me again how stupid they are.

    I may not want the Packers to ever practice with Bill O’Brien again, but that doesn’t make joint practices stupid as a whole. This was a very productive 2 days for the team. Let’s bring the Pats to Green Bay next year.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  17. pkrlvr says:
    August 6, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    He was talking about the local businesses in Houston missing out on the Texans not being there obviously. That’s why “he would be bummed if he had to go to another city”.
    ____________

    I think the Houston economy can survive if the Texans miss two days of training camp. It ain’t exactly Green Bay, you know.

    So why did he say it would be fine to go to another city if it were in California? If he’s just referring to the Texans, is he saying that all the Texans really like California so it would be okay in that case?

  18. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 6, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Those of you saying that joint practices are “stupid” should ask Bill Belichick why he likes them and uses them.

    I will take Bill’s opinion, Matt LaFleur’s opinion, and my own opinion over yours every single time!
    _____________

    I think you meant to address that letter directly to Aaron Rodgers.

  19. I don’t believe Aaron ever said they were “stupid.” Aaron said he understands the point of them.

    Nice try though.

    I can disagree with Aaron on parts of something without trolling him like you do. Aaron would welcome the conversation on the positives of joint practices and he knows many of them.

    He was smiling big when he made the 14 year line also. Just a hint.👌

  20. I’ve been told the Packer’s owned the Texans in these practices Rodgers does not like. Hearing LaFleur talk it does not sound that way

    “Anytime you get shut out there, you can’t even pick up a first down, that’s extremely disappointing,” LaFleur said. “I thought we had some sloppy play, we didn’t protect very well, we had penalties, pre-snap penalties, we get a good gain and it gets negated by not having enough men on the line of scrimmage”

  21. I’m with Rodgers 100% on this one. The Pack’s young TE that was leveled yesterday is now in concussion protocol. Sorta like the Aaron Rodgers here who are plenty comfortable just makin’ stuff up because they really have nothing intelligent to add.

    Just put Aaron’s name in a headline and you see the bandwidth useage in Vikie-land skyrocket. The two guys with 15 sign in names each feverishly clearing cookies to log in with one of their pseudonyms.

  22. Aaron is soft always has been and now that he has been getting injured lately he wants no part of physical play. His players won’t go near him during practice. The Texans might .

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