Aaron Rodgers likes this Packers team, likes Packers’ chances

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The Packers faced 18-1 odds to win Super Bowl LIV this time last year. They finished 13-3 and lost to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

They currently have 18-1 odds to win Super Bowl LV.

Aaron Rodgers, not surprisingly, likes his team’s chances better than that.

“I think some of the beauty in expectations is that there are lot of comments about us being not a great 13-3 team last year, so I don’t know if we’re going to be a favorite or be the team that’s expected to dominate the NFC,” Rodgers said on a conference call with team beat writers Friday. “I mean, I love our chances. I love our team. The key will be to find a way to recreate that chemistry and come together. But that gets figured out when we get back together in training camp.

“I like our squad. It’s been fun to see the guys every week with our daily Zoom meetings and our calls that we do. So we’ve been definitely keeping it intense. It’s different not being able to do some of the things we usually do. What I did with some of the guys, taking them down to the Derby, and the get togethers we had during the offseaosn when we’re all in Green Bay and they’re shorter days. But we’ll have plenty of time when we get back to work on the chemistry. I like our chances. I like our squad. I like the leadership of the football team. I also like it’s probably not going to be sky-high expectations for us like last year. At the same time, I really feel like we’ll be the mix.”

The Packers lost receiver Geronimo Allison and tight end Jimmy Graham. They signed receiver Devin Funchess. They did not draft a receiver, but Green Bay did select running back AJ Dillon in the second round and tight end Josiah Deguara in the third.

33 responses to “Aaron Rodgers likes this Packers team, likes Packers’ chances

  1. He sounds absolutely livid, doesn’t he? Viking Fan is defrosting leftover crow from last year for dinner tonight.

    Bon Appetit! Scoreboard!

  2. “I think some of the beauty in expectations is that there are lot of comments about us being not a great 13-3 team last year,

    just about every publication, including homer packer blogs, calls that 13-3 record phoney.

  3. “I like our squad. It’s been fun to see the guys every week with our daily Zoom meetings and our calls that we do. So we’ve been definitely keeping it intense.

    intense Zoom meetings? make as much sense as the rest of the platitudes he was saying. Packer fans will eat them up nonetheless.

  4. “I mean, I love our chances. I love our team. I like our squad. I like the leadership of the football team.”

    straight shooting, no nonsense, insightful comments right there. mmmmmmm, how are they tasting packer fans? yum huh?

  5. Aaron’s not the player he was 10 years ago but he’s still a very good player on a very good team. And they dominated the NFC North last year. 6-0 baby. Super bowl or NFC championship game when(if) they finally play.

  6. Wow! When Aaron Rodgers hits PFT, the Barneys certainly come in droves.
    It’s like pigs with their snouts in the trough to get their daily slop.
    Listen to the guttural sounds they make.

  7. Good conference calls by both Aaron and Matt LaFleur.👏 Some issues with reporters not muting their phones, but other than that it was all positive.👍

    I share Aaron’s thoughts about liking the Packers chances in 2020. I think the expectations from some outside of Wisconsin(some also faking they are in Wisconsin) were low last year. Hopefully those same people have low expectations this year. All that does is play into the Packers hands more. Aaron basically was giddy in implying that this team/roster can’t wait to prove people wrong again.

    Aaron was candid in saying he was at first surprised about the Packers first pick in the draft, but he understands it and respects it. Aaron said he has had many “good coversations” with Jordan and expects nothing but a great relationship with him. Aaron spoke how he is excited about some of the other rookies like Deguara and AJ Dillon. Aaron “likes” the group of WR’s he has in Davante, Funchess, Lazard, MVS, Kumerow, and is excited about getting EQ back.

    Matt LaFleur sounded very happy with how the virual offseason program is going and he can’t wait to get the together in person ASAP. The Head Coach sounded energized as usual.

    A lot of positive vibes around TitleTown. I can’t wait for late July and training camp.

    72 degrees on the water in Door County right now. Perfection.🥂

    #GoPackGo!✊

  8. Packers leadership have killed this team. You get a HOF-worthy QB and then completely fail to build an offense around him. It’s ridiculous how ambivalent this team’s leadership is about having solved the biggest problem in the game – finding a legit marquee QB – yet squandering that near-miracle.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 15, 2020 at 5:28 pm
    just about every publication, including homer packer blogs, calls that 13-3 record phoney.
    ………………………………

    ……and those ref’s! Don’t forget the ref’s. Without the ref’s the Packers would’ve been 2-14, all the publications say so……guaranteed……and we know all about guarantees.

    -Viking Fan

  10. kevpft says:
    May 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm
    Packers leadership have killed this team. You get a HOF-worthy QB and then completely fail to build an offense around him. It’s ridiculous how ambivalent this team’s leadership is about having solved the biggest problem in the game – finding a legit marquee QB – yet squandering that near-miracle.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    What about the Vikings? Since 1961 they’ve had more HOF quarterbacks than the Packers, more All-Pro quarterbacks than the Packers, and they’ve had more Pro-Bowl designee quarterbacks than the Packers. Plus, their three-year “guarantee” got extended two years. What’s with that? What is the Vikings’ excuse?

    Hello? ……….(hello?)

  11. I was right . Again. Rodgers dismisses and ignores the clickbait and innuendo and takes the time to professionally address an issue that only triggers haters.

    I told you so.

  12. I remember people knocking Treadwell and calling him “Treadslow” for running a 4.64 40 yard dash…funny, it looks blazing fast next to Packers prize FA WR addition Devin Funchess 4.7 40…

  13. Last year was a overachiever for the Packers. Refs helped them with calls like the Lions game; hands to the face multiple times which is clearly not, and that made Lions loss the game, clearly Lions won that game. This year Packers will not miss the playoffs. I guarantee it because they didn’t make any improvement.

  14. Last year was a overachiever for the Packers. Refs helped them with calls like the Lions game; hands to the face multiple times which is clearly not, and that made Lions loss the game, clearly Lions won that game. This year Packers will not make the playoffs. I guarantee it because they didn’t make any improvement.

  15. Codylaws says:
    May 15, 2020 at 6:27 pm
    Last year was a overachiever for the Packers. Refs helped them with calls like the Lions game; hands to the face multiple times which is clearly not, and that made Lions loss the game, clearly Lions won that game. This year Packers will not make the playoffs. I guarantee it because they didn’t make any improvement.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I think I heard this somewhere before.

    Scoreboard!

    I think I heard this somewhere before.

    Scoreboard!

  16. Come on everyone, the Packers have just as good a chance as anyone else to win the Super Bowl as long as Jerome Boger doesn’t retire.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    May 15, 2020 at 6:24 pm
    I was right . Again. Rodgers dismisses and ignores the clickbait and innuendo and takes the time to professionally address an issue that only triggers haters.

    I told you so.
    —————–
    Well then, you sir are a genius.

  18. bastageman says:
    May 15, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I remember people knocking Treadwell and calling him “Treadslow” for running a 4.64 40 yard dash…funny, it looks blazing fast next to Packers prize FA WR addition Devin Funchess 4.7 40…

    +++++

    Treadwell career, 65 catches for 701 and 2 td’s.
    Funchess in 2017, 63 catches for 840 yards and 8 td’s.

    I guess some slow guys are just better than other slow guys.

  19. bhcpaul1989 says:
    May 15, 2020 at 7:05 pm
    Well then, you sir are a genius.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Thank you, but personally, I was speaking for Packer Fan.

  20. bhcpaul1989 says:
    May 15, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Come on everyone, the Packers have just as good a chance as anyone else to win the Super Bowl as long as Jerome Boger doesn’t retire.
    ________

    I see what you did there.
    Name dropping an NFL official in an attempt to be cute.
    Adjusting that tinfoil hat that just may be screwed on just a little to tight, huh?

    Jerome Boger was part of an officiating team that presided over one (1) Packer game in early November.
    Please, explain further just how much sway he had in making the Packers an NFC finalist, while holding back your crappy little Vikings team. skoLOL.
    I’ll wait.

  21. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 15, 2020 at 5:44 pm
    Good conference calls by both Aaron and Matt LaFleur.👏 Some issues with reporters not muting their phones, but other than that it was all positive

    @@@@@@222

    I spoke with gutey after the call and we will do a better job keeping the non muted off the next conference call

  22. Rodgers interviews are always great, so much better than most NFL players. He’s too smart and too classy to directly say he’s ticked at Packer management, but even us supposed dumb Vikings fans can read between those lines. If you cheesers don’t, you’re fooling yourselves. Yeah, yeah, yeah, he’s better than Cousins, blah, blah, blah, but it ain’t all hunky-dory over there.

  23. He’s too smart and too classy to directly say he’s ticked at Packer management, but even us supposed dumb Vikings fans can read between those lines.

    +++++

    But you aren’t smart enough to realize it doesn’t matter whether or not he is ticked off at Packer management. He doesn’t seem to be, but even if he is, so what?

    Aaron Rodgers will play to win and he’ll be the Green Bay quarterback until he isn’t. His happiness is not our concern.

  24. “I like our squad. It’s been fun to see the guys every week with our daily Zoom meetings and our calls that we do. Except Jordan. Don’t like that guy.”

  25. I think Aaron is rightfully excited about effortlessly sweeping the division again this year.

  26. I think Aaron will love that running back AJ Dillion. Dude is a beast for sure. Devin Funchess is not the answer. They need to contact Carolina and see if they can get a receiver for a late round pick in next years draft. Carolina probably would since they signed the WR Anderson. All this talk about Aaron not getting any weapons trust me AJ Dillion is a weapon. I like their chances also if they can snag another receiver somewhere.

  27. Rodgers would like the chances even more if the GM wasn’t drafting back ups in the first 3 rounds of the draft. Or if his GM would have drafted a WR in this heavy WR draft class.

  28. Or if his GM would have drafted a WR in this heavy WR draft class.

    +++++

    Just because the wide receiver class was perceived as deep doesn’t mean every wide receiver prospect will find NFL success. Especially in Year 1.

    Not even the first-rounders. Remember Treadwell?

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