Jamaal Williams: Aaron Rodgers would never lose track of downs

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Eight days have passed since Tom Brady‘s uncharacteristic mistake at the end of the loss to the Bears. No one has forgotten.

Packers running back Jamaal Williams threw some shade at the Buccaneers quarterback this week.

“Come on, man,” Williams said on The Jamaal Williams Show, via the New York Post. “I’m pretty sure my quarterback knows what fourth down is, you know what I mean?

“That’s what I’m saying, like, Aaron Rodgers would never do that. Never. You know what I mean? He’s too smart for that.”

Brady and the Bucs haven’t admitted what everyone knows: The GOAT lost track of the downs with 33 seconds remaining. He held up four fingers to referee Alex Kemp and questioned, “Fourth down?” after his incomplete pass on fourth down.

The Bucs lost 20-19, reaching their own 41 before Brady’s incompletions on third-and-six and fourth-and-six.

“We would never be in that type of situation because A-Rod is always prepared, always looking at the clock,” Williams said. “We’ve got too many people who are just too ready to go. We’ve been in those types of pressure situations before so I feel like it’s just natural for us to be on top of everything and go ball. I would never expect that from my boy [Rodgers].”

Brady and Rodgers will face off for only the third time in their careers, and it’s possible it could be the last time. The teams will meet again next season only if they finish in the same spot in the standings.

93 responses to “Jamaal Williams: Aaron Rodgers would never lose track of downs

  1. That’s undoubtedly true, and yet every quarterback in the league would take Brady’s career over that of Rodgers. I’m not a Brady fan but he’s earned enough attaboys to wipe out a few screw-ups.

  2. This reminded me of 2007 when Tom Brady laughed, “We’re only going to score 17 points? hahaha”

  3. This is all so awkward and uncomfortable when the Packers are forced to proclaim how much better Rodgers is to Brady, to soothe their insecure quarterback …

  4. Was he asked about what it’s like to dig his team out of a hole in the playoffs? Or perhaps a meaningful game? Asking for a friend.

  5. Glad we never got another Pats Pack Super Bowl.

    Can’t imagine how badly Belichick would have depantsed McCarthy.

  6. Two weeks ago we all would have been saying the same thing about Brady. Even the smartest QBs can still screw up. And Brady is much more limited athletically than Rodgers but has seen his success and biggest moments by use of his intelligence and awareness. Rodgers is smart but his biggest moments have usually been while rolling out and unleashing monster throws. Brady is the ultimate smartest QB in the league. But he screwed up just like anyone can. It’s easy to laugh at him for it until your QB makes a bonehead play.

  7. Aaron has never made that mistake, but not saying it couldn’t happen. But here is the thing all you haters, Aaron would never lie about it. Brady did lie, like he has several times before when he got caught. Here is another thing, Aaron is still the better QB, Brady just had better players around him, and that is not Aaron’s fault. Go Pack, bet the bucs.

  8. 2ruefan says:
    October 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm
    Yeah. Not a Brady fan boy but… Which would you prefer… Great stats or 6 Championship rings?

    18 1 Rate This

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    Well, yeah, but also BB as GM and Coach over Ted Thimpson and McCarthy.

    Drafting, development, trades, and salary allocation are vital. Team sport.

    I bet Brees and Rodgers would have loved BB as their GM and Coach.

  9. Well, let’s see how Rodgers plays when he’s 43, if he’s even still playing for that matter.

  10. Brady should say, yep I screwed up, btw, I have 6 super bowl rings, Rodgers must have misplaced his other 5.

  11. It was much more than just BRADY winning those rings… it was an CONSITENT amazing Patriots defense, a coach argued to be the best to ever do it in the NFL, and some bending or flat out breaking of the NFL rules.

    I mean I only skimmed the comments and VERY few people said anything about great coaching of BB…. and I may be wrong and since its the internet I am positive you will tell me, but I don’t beleive ANYONE mentioned another Patriot, which is a shame, becausse it was FAR more than Brady doing that work. Like the defense in the SB vs. the Rams or the REAL SB MVP James White when they came back vs. Atl. He may be the goat and he has the most rings, but he deffinetly didn’t accomplish that with just his “skillset” alone.

  12. I wonder if it’s in Aaron’s contract to have his teammates randomly say this kind of stuff to boost his ego. He’s not a very likeable person from what I keep hearing. Or maybe it’s in everyone else’s contract…

  13. shaggytoodle says:
    October 16, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    It was much more than just BRADY winning those rings… it was an CONSITENT amazing Patriots defense, a coach argued to be the best to ever do it in the NFL, and some bending or flat out breaking of the NFL rules.

    I mean I only skimmed the comments and VERY few people said anything about great coaching of BB…. and I may be wrong and since its the internet I am positive you will tell me, but I don’t beleive ANYONE mentioned another Patriot, which is a shame, becausse it was FAR more than Brady doing that work. Like the defense in the SB vs. the Rams or the REAL SB MVP James White when they came back vs. Atl. He may be the goat and he has the most rings, but he deffinetly didn’t accomplish that with just his “skillset” alone.

    7 5 Rate This

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    Nailed it. These creepy Brady Fanboys don’t even understand the sport.

  14. Has Belichick as a head coach (7 seasons without Brady) or the Pats ever won anything without Brady at QB? I’ll wait.

    To suggest 6 Super Bowls is just luck and a fluke when only one player in the history of the NFL has done it is asinine. And to think someone things James White is the real Super Bowl MVP in a game that Brady threw for damn near 500 yards and had to literally be perfect for six consecutive drives down 28-3 is wild. The Brady hate is second to none, really.

    And while the defense was great against the Rams it certainly cost Brady a ring against the Eagles and their backup QB, a game Brady threw for over 500 yards and put up 33 points on one of the best defenses in the league. Belichick gets more credit for his QBs greatness than any coach in NFL history.

  15. This will actually be the 4th time Brady and Rodgers have played against each other. People forget about the first game in November of 2006 at Green Bay. Favre left the game with less than 2 min to go in the first half – Rodgers took over for the remainder. New England won 35-0. I can see why Packer fans don’t want to remember that one.

  16. My goodness, do these people even cheer for the Patriots or are they all “The New England Brady’s” team fans. Somebody call Boston and tell em’ Brady’s gone man!

  17. Third string RB no one except GB fans know calls out Tom Brady. That’s funny. Brady >>>>>>>> Rodgers

  18. Tom Brady lost track of time too because that second down checkdown was very costly. Minimal yardage and burned 20 seconds.

  19. It was one of the most embarrassing moments I’ve ever seen on a football field. One of the most embarrassing moments I’ve ever seen by any professional… anything on television

  20. That’s some great shade from a backup running back…

    Getting the opposing QB fired up before the game. Nice one! /s

  21. Count the rings. Aaron has one, that he achieved by beating the Bears’ backup QB in the NFC championship game and a pedestrian Steelers team in a forgettable Superbowl.

    COUNT. THOSE. RINGS.

  22. Say this about Rogers vs. Brady. If Rogers wins the next 5 Super Bowls, he will have as many rings a Brady.

  23. Funny that Jamaal Williams joking around and having some fun triggered so many. I will always love Jamaal’s personality. Some of you need to get out more.

    You say Brady now will kill the Packers? We will see Sunday. He has all his WR’s suiting up so no more excuses. Let’s play!

  24. Neither Brady or Rodgers are affected one way or the other whether click-baiting fanboys debate what matters to them or not. Have at it.

  25. Sorry, but I don’t believe for one second Brady didn’t know it was 4th down. He tried a risky, dumb throw and then used that as an excuse because in his mind, forgetting the down was more forgivable than trying to force the ball 20 yards down-field to a covered receiver when you only needed 5 yards. It’s ego not old age.

  26. I am sure Brady is worried about some crappy backup RB! Notice Brady has 6 rings? He has won more in 5 years than the packers in 100! Let that sink in!

  27. “Brady did it all to himself. That’s the thing..he drew all this bad attention to himself.”

    Exactly,there is no excuse for an nfl quarterback to lose track of the downs when there is a giant scoreboard with the down on it and sideline marker with the down on it.I guess at Bradys age the eyesight does start to diminish.

  28. I just love the “who’s the better QB” arguments. Since there is no definition of “better”, the arguments will never end.

    Some people say it’s the number of Super Bowl wins. Others say it’s just passing stats.

    For QBs to be successful, they need good teams around them. Brady and Montana had great teams around them. Dan Marino, had some great receivers, but the teams weren’t very good, overall.

  29. Rodgers have never showed up in the playoffs like brady. Just look at last year’s nfccg. But let’s talk down of a regular season game. Typical misguided arrogance. Why even bring this up?

  30. “Not only is Rodgers 0-37 when trailing teams with a winning record in the fourth quarter, he’s also tied — with Trent Dilfer — for 75th with 14 career fourth-quarter comebacks. That figure ranks 15th among active NFL quarterbacks.” But hey go on and brag about never forgetting a down. Dopey.

  31. Tom Brady got too much credit for Patriot success, but this story is so overblown. So, he threw a poor pass to Gronk because he thought he had another down?

  32. He did. Last year Vikes at GB. He thought it was 3rd down, it was 4th down at about Minnesota’s 25… they ran a play, didn’t make it. He thought they had another down… refs informed him he was wrong.

  33. “Not only is Rodgers 0-37 when trailing teams with a winning record in the fourth quarter, he’s also tied — with Trent Dilfer — for 75th with 14 career fourth-quarter comebacks. That figure ranks 15th among active NFL quarterbacks.” But hey go on and brag about never forgetting a down. Dopey.

    I love this post as it is a FACT. For all the arrogance he portrays and all the people that go on about him, this stat gets constantly overlooked.

    Before you hit “thumbs down” go look it up

    And then check Brady’s numbers for the same stat

  34. nite2al says:
    October 17, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    Tom Brady got too much credit for Patriot success,

    Yeah you keep telling yourself that , Brady crybaby…

    GOAT, you have no argument…

  35. Sopita says:
    October 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    Rodgers is the most overrated player in the history of the league.
    Zzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s a pretty dumb thing to say. It tells us so much more about you than it does him.

  36. stellarperformance says:
    October 17, 2020 at 7:23 pm
    Sopita says:
    October 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    Rodgers is the most overrated player in the history of the league.
    Zzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s a pretty dumb thing to say. It tells us so much more about you than it does him.
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    I agree with your prior post Stella that Brady and Aaron don’t care about what fanboys say online. Yet you seem very worked up about Aaron all the time, learn from your hero.

  37. freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 17, 2020 at 8:38 am
    Funny that Jamaal Williams joking around and having some fun triggered so many. I will always love Jamaal’s personality.
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    How often do you guys hang out? I’m sure you know him pretty well since you can judge his character. Fake fan – did you even go to Tampa this week or too busy on Vikings stories to get down here?

  38. So much negativity on here for Rodgers! Why? He didn’t say anything about old washed up Brady! All you fans of any team would love to have Rodgers right now on your team, Except KC that is! Maybe Russell Wilson also! Otherwise shut up!

  39. that’s kind of setting the bar low. i’ve been watching the NFL for 50 years and I can’t ever remember it happening–at least not so obviously

  40. Wow Williams is a RB but ppl throwing shade here as if Rodgers made the claim.

    Learn to flush your jealousy. You’ll be happier that way.

  41. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm
    “Not only is Rodgers 0-37 when trailing teams with a winning record in the fourth quarter, he’s also tied — with Trent Dilfer — for 75th with 14 career fourth-quarter comebacks. That figure ranks 15th among active NFL quarterbacks.” But hey go on and brag about never forgetting a down. Dopey.
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    He won the following games against winning teams when trailing in the 4th quarter:

    2014: Cowboys (12-4)
    2015: Seahawks (10-6)
    2017: Cowboys (9-7)
    2018: Bears (12-4)

  42. I corrected someone’s false claim that Rodgers has never won when trailing in the 4th quarter against a winning team, and got 0 👍 and 3 👎. Why? What I said is verifiable on ESPN and ProFootballReference.

  43. artic19 says:
    October 17, 2020 at 11:12 am
    Brady, you’re about to find out this weekend how uniform color can make a difference.
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    Hahaha, you sure told him huh? Uniform color does matter, only to those who think it matters.

  44. Brady, you’re about to find out this weekend how uniform color can make a difference.

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    Certainly does. Did you watch the Patriots yesterday? Then the Bucs?

  45. Calvin Hobbes says:

    “I corrected someone’s false claim that Rodgers has never won when trailing in the 4th quarter against a winning team, and got 0 👍 and 3 👎. Why? What I said is verifiable on ESPN and ProFootballReference.”

    It wasn’t false. 1) They are talking about regular season games, so the first one was from the playoffs. 2) The other three they did not have winning records (0-0, 0-1, and 2-2 respectively). It is based off current record and not what they end up with at the end of the season.

  46. bucsfan78 says:

    It wasn’t false. 1) They are talking about regular season games, so the first one was from the playoffs. 2) The other three they did not have winning records (0-0, 0-1, and 2-2 respectively). It is based off current record and not what they end up with at the end of the season.
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    That’s also false, he won when trailing in the 4th quarter against the Bears in 2013. The Bears were 8-7 at the time.

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