Aaron Rodgers advises Lamar Jackson to slide

AP

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson showed on Thursday night against the Packers that he’s not afraid to run, even in the preseason. But while fans cheer the way Jackson makes plays with his legs, older quarterbacks may cringe when they see a promising young quarterback expose himself to hits.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers embraced Jackson after the game, praised his performance, but then urged him to take better care of himself.

“I love watching you play, man. That was pretty spectacular,” Rodgers said. “Have a great season. Slide a little bit.”

Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who never regained his rookie form after a serious knee injury, smiled and nodded as Rodgers gave Jackson that advice. Griffin can tell Jackson just how important it is to take care of himself, even if that means not making quite as many highlight-reel runs.

73 responses to “Aaron Rodgers advises Lamar Jackson to slide

  1. And just think, someday Jackson may be able to look down his nose and give the same advice to a young QB.

  2. I agree Lamar needs to look at his backup and make sure he doesnt have the same career trajectory. I will add RG3 was much better as a passer then Lamar is now.

  3. That’s Aaron Rodgers for you. Everyone has him pegged as some kind of diva, but that’s how he really is.
    And that’s great advice for Lamar Jackson. I hope he takes it.

  4. I always cringe when a QB is running constantly young or old. QBs obviously don’t get hit in training camp, practice etc. However, that’s what training camp is for, you need to get acclimated to getting hit again over a period of weeks until the regular season. Lamar will learn hopefully by not getting a devestating injury.

  5. If I were John Harbaugh I would consider having Jackson watch about 100 hours each of Russel Wilson and Rodgers. They both run for great effect, but they tend to not take the big hit. Wilson slides and Rodgers knows when to step out of bounds.

  6. Love watching Jackson play, but he may have his playing time interrupted by injury if he continues to try and gain an extra yard or two (which wasn’t there) instead of stepping out of bounds during a meaningless pre season game. Save that type of effort when the games count, Lamar.

  7. The biggest fear for a guy like Jackson would be some kind of catastrophic RG3 sort of injury but that’s not the only concern–just the repeated contact can break your body down. Check out Andrew Luck. Big, strong guy who used to love contact and now he has a never-ending list of ailments and can’t step out of the locker room without hurting something.

  8. nyneal says:
    August 16, 2019 at 9:34 am
    That’s Aaron Rodgers for you. Everyone has him pegged as some kind of diva, but that’s how he really is.
    And that’s great advice for Lamar Jackson. I hope he takes it.
    =========================

    To be fair…AR has done plenty to earn that rep.

  9. This guy has advice for everybody. How about minding your business, saying good game, and trying to make the playoffs Aaron?

  10. No he really hasn’t, guy has been the opposite of a diva his whole career. Just because he’s confident and a bit smug the trolls and clickbait media members like to pretend he is.

  11. Aaron Rodgers, classy as always. Great advice and very kind words for a competitor and foe.

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a QB who takes what the defense is giving you.
    Athletic QBs will always find those lanes after a play has broken down.
    It’s just smart and prudent to acknowledge that fine line between risk vs. reward type runs.

    Oh, and learn to slide, Kid.

  12. New offensive philosophy?: “not a fan”

    Pounding beers? “not a fan”

    Joint practices?: “not a fan”

    Someone other than you making a great play?: “not a fan”

  13. I am a Vikings fan. Hate Aaron Rogers the person but respect Aaron Rogers the quarterback. But people might want to dial back the hate. The advice is very mildly administered but good advice nonetheless. Picture it coming from someone else, say a coach or QB you like and we would all say it was good of them to try and help a younger QB. You may not like Rogers (or the Packers?) but there is nothing to hate here. If this guy keeps running for every last yard someone will hurt them. They aren’t padded up for the beating they will take. I would hope his coach is telling him this repeatedly.

  14. “otherwise you might end up like me with a broken collarbone.” Well that didn’t happen on a run. That was just rolling out to pass. So try again to be negative on Aaron Rodgers.

  15. Let him run. It’s better than watching him consistently bounce the ball at someone’s feet, airmailing a receiver, or throwing it to the other team.

  16. I hope Jackson takes that to heart and continues developing as a passer too. I think he has a good shot to be a more balanced quarterback than past “running QBs” like Vick and Kaepernick. He just needs to play smart, think long term and keep putting that work in. He seems like a good guy that is easy to root for and has the potential to be a very exciting player for years to come.

  17. Wafflestomp says:
    August 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a QB who takes what the defense is giving you.
    ——————————

    Lamar took Jaire Alexander’s soul with that hurdle last night.

  18. 2ruefan says:
    August 16, 2019 at 9:20 am
    AR does a bit of running himself.

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

    But he usually slides at the end of the play.

  19. This guy has advice for everybody. How about minding your business, saying good game, and trying to make the playoffs Aaron?
    >>>>>>><<<<<<<<
    Just to clarify…..you're giving advice to Rodgers to not give advice?

  20. nyneal says:
    August 16, 2019 at 9:34 am
    That’s Aaron Rodgers for you. Everyone has him pegged as some kind of diva, but that’s how he really is.
    And that’s great advice for Lamar Jackson. I hope he takes it.

    ———

    Good advice and all, but yeah, he’s still a diva. That’s pretty well known by now.

  21. Good advice.

    To the usual troll(s) Rodgers got 13 screws in his collarbone on a rollout, on a hit 2 1/2 steps after his release of the ball.

  22. If you don’t slide you will better my stats in every category. Rodger never looks out anyone but himself, shallow stuck up, arrogant self serving fill in the blank

  23. Haters are going to hate. My god, guy helps the kid out, and he is so villainous now. Move on from your obvious hate and jealousy.

  24. And the irrational hatred for Aaron Rodgers continues as it downshifts into unintelligible gibberish from the Barneys and all the other haters, though it still retains that same hint of jealous envy.

  25. A-rodg knows about sliding. His team has been on a huge one going from regular playoff participant to a .500 at best team.

  26. “He seems to think he doesn’t need to practice an entirely new offense or anything. Since, you know he’s such a genius and the greatest quarterback of all time. I am growing tired of the Diva part of him.”
    -packer fan

  27. The problem with mobile, running QBs, other than the obvious difficulties in long yardage situations, is that once their legs go via injury or age, so goes their entire game (See, Vick, Mike; Culpepper, Daunte; Griffith, Robert).

  28. Rodgers tells a young QB that he’s spectacular and a joy to watch and for some reason that triggers two dozen comments calling him an arrogant, self centered diva who can’t keep his mouth shut. You people are crazy.

  29. From Cris Carter…

    “This is the best Green Bay team we’ve had in the past five years. We keep talking about the coach and quarterback as if they already have a problem and we’re missing the fact that this might be our Super Bowl champ. — Have we forgotten who Aaron Rodgers is? Let��s not, this is a good football team. People in Minnesota are terrified of Green Bay, and terrified of the Bears. And rightfully so, because both of them are very talented.”

  30. “I’m waiting for Aaron to comment on how the hot dogs should be made at Lambeau”

    =======

    Aaron never touches hot dogs. You may get him to comment on a Brat-in-a-Blanket though. That is a Brat wrapped by melted cheese curds, topped with beer mustard in a pretzel bun.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  31. tokyosandblaster says:
    August 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm
    From Cris Carter…

    “This is the best Green Bay team we’ve had in the past five years. We keep talking about the coach and quarterback as if they already have a problem and we’re missing the fact that this might be our Super Bowl champ. — Have we forgotten who Aaron Rodgers is? Let’s not, this is a good football team. People in Minnesota are terrified of Green Bay, and terrified of the Bears. And rightfully so, because both of them are very talented.”
    ————————————

    When the Packers are 0-5 you can thank Cris Carter for the preseason hype.

  32. discountdoublecheck says:
    August 16, 2019 at 10:11 am
    nyneal says:
    August 16, 2019 at 9:34 am
    That’s Aaron Rodgers for you. Everyone has him pegged as some kind of diva, but that’s how he really is.
    And that’s great advice for Lamar Jackson. I hope he takes it.
    =========================

    To be fair…AR has done plenty to earn that rep.

    —————————————————————————————-

    That’s a bunch of bull. What he has done is play QB at a very high level. People blame him for having “only” one Super Bowl win, completely ignoring that he doesn’t play defense or special teams. No QB has ever won a Super Bowl by himself — not one!
    The people who slam Rodgers and call him a diva are jealous of him. He has beaten their teams — no doubt — and he’s a multi-millionaire who also dates beautiful women.
    But they forget — Rodgers has never once caused any trouble on or off the field in college or the pros. They blame him for Mike McCarthy’s firing, which is another bunch of bull. McCarthy should have been fired long before he was and it had everything to do with his coaching and nothing to do with Rodgers.
    I have been a Packers fan since 1960 and I’ve watched every one of Rodgers’ games. He has been a great QB for the Packers who has been unfairly criticized by people who are clueless or have an agenda against him. The proof will be 5 years after he retires, he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame with the best passer rating in NFL history.
    This much I know — all his critics would have loved to had him as their QB for their favorite team.
    And where is Mike McCarthy — the so-called great head coach Rodgers got fired? Is he in the witness protection program, because he seems to have disappeared? The answer is, no one wanted him as their head coach. Not even the Jets, who haven’t won a championship since 1969 and took a coach the Dolphins got rid of over him!

  33. Colin Cowherd is at it again.

    “I think Green Bay wins the NFC North. Aaron Rodgers had 25 touchdowns and two interceptions and didn’t even play all season. Extrapolate that to 36 touchdowns and five picks… Aaron is still elite.”

  34. crownofthehelmet says:
    August 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    A-rodg knows about sliding. His team has been on a huge one going from regular playoff participant to a .500 at best team.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    He sure manhandled the Steelers while winning MVP in XLV though, didn’t he?

    Hello?

  35. stellarperformance says:
    April 9, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    Cheesey…….you mean this guy?

    “We’ve been blessed in recent years with a series of sports personalities who just shout nonsense into the distance for views, ratings, or for love of the game. Many of them reside at Fox Sports, but few are better at spewing incoherent thoughts than Colin Cowherd.”

  36. Wafflestomp says:
    August 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm
    From Cris Carter…

    “People in Minnesota are terrified of Green Bay”
    ___________

    This has been painfully self evident for years!
    —–
    I am not from Minnesota and sports does not terrify me but yes Green Bay does terrify me.

  37. Who is he to give advice? Is he Robbocheese? No. I alone am Robbocheese and I alone am qualified to give advice on winning 1970s Division championships. If he won’t ask me, Lamar should ask Fran (totally not a girl’s name) Tarkenton. He won more division titles in the 70s than Rodgers did. Rodgers didn’t win ANY division championships in the 1970s. What a loser! And that’s really all that counts.

    I am most smartest of smarts.

  38. I don’t know how many people watched last nights game, I was one. I’m sure we all told Lamar to slide or go out of bounds.

  39. tokyosandblaster says:
    August 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    When the Vikings go 3-13 you can blame the refs as usual.
    ————————————

    That won’t change the fact the Packers will start the season 0-5. And apparently you can also thank Colin Cowherd for the preseason hype too.

  40. We can blame ESPN as well. They have the Packers and the Bears making the playoffs and the Vikings missing out.

    I guess maybe we could blame all the people that get paid to know anything about football. They all seem to think that the Packers will be better than the Vikings.

    Vikings fans, however, seem to think otherwise.

    I’m sure it’s all based on fact and not pathetic, delusional homerism.

  41. Cheese eaters bragging about preseason predictions they find that are favorable to the Packers (apparently this year a prediction of the Packers being a wild card is enough to get them to puff out their chests).
    They do this every year despite having fallen on their faces the past two year. They never learn.

  42. Do you see anyone bragging?

    No. You don’t. You see people showing the world that Vikings fans are ignorant, homer frauds.

    Now, if you go on to a Vikings thread you’ll see people bragging about elite and a world class organization…because one playoff win in a decade just screams “elite”

  43. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Cheese eaters bragging about preseason predictions they find that are favorable to the Packers

    +++++

    YOU are complaining about this? The guy who twice this week tried referring people to read other websites with comments or info you found disfavorable about Green Bay?

    What hypocrisy you show.

  44. YOU are complaining about this? The guy who twice this week tried referring people to read other websites with comments or info you found disfavorable about Green Bay?
    —–
    There are no predictions there, mostly anecdotes. do you understand the difference?

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