Aaron Rodgers thinks Packers needed a wake-up call

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The Packers went up 10-0 in the first quarter of Sunday’s game in Tampa, but it was all Buccaneers over the final 45 minutes of action.

Buccaneers safety Jamel Dean became the third player to return an Aaron Rodgers interception for a touchdown early in the second quarter and the Bucs would pile on 31 more points in a 38-10 win that left the Packers with a 4-1 record on the season. Dean’s pick was the first that Rodgers threw this season and he added a second as everything came crashing down for Green Bay.

After the game, Rodgers tried to find a positive spin on getting blown out after such a strong start to the season.

“You don’t ever want to lose like this,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “I felt like we needed a little bit of a wake-up call at some point this season because things have been so good and there’s been so much talk maybe outside the building about the ease with which we’re moving the ball on offense and scoring. I think we needed kind of a kick in the ass a little bit. There’s a little bit of wake-up to stop feeling ourselves so much and get back to the things that got us to this position. I think this would be, unfortunately but fortunately, something we can really grow from.”

Rodgers picked up injuries in two previous road games against the Bucs, so things could certainly have been worse. The coming weeks will show if it left the Packers better off for the future.

23 responses to “Aaron Rodgers thinks Packers needed a wake-up call

  1. Great attitude and perspective from a great leader. He knows he and the Packers had a bad game at a bad time. It happens. If it weren’t worth playing all the games, why not just end the season now and go home?

    Sorry Vikings. As much as you wish that were the case, it won’t happen.

  2. Aaron did get injured today- mentally. That Bucs defense got in his head and stopped his confidence to nothing.

  3. Wait, last year aaron said they needed to nap more when they got crushed on the west coast each time. Now he wants a wake up call?

  4. The team needed a wake up call or he needed a wake up call. The team didn’t throw a pick 6 & another int.

  5. “I felt like we needed a little bit of a wake-up call at some point this season because things have been so good and there’s been so much talk maybe outside the building about the ease with which we’re moving the ball on offense and scoring. I think we needed kind of a kick in the ass a little bit. There’s a little bit of wake-up to stop feeling ourselves so much and get back to the things that got us to this position. I think this would be, unfortunately but fortunately, something we can really grow from.”
    ___________

    Six times Rodgers referred to “we,” “ourselves,” or “us.” Never once did he say anything about himself. Anyone who watched that game knows Rodgers was the major problem but he’s happy to spread the blame around.

    Aaron Rodgers is a worse leader than Kirk Cousins. Let that sink in.

  6. Rodgers calls it like it is, as usual. Of course Viking fans will accuse him of throwing his team under the bus.

  7. ariani1985 says:
    October 19, 2020 at 1:33 pm
    Rogers has ZERO playoff wins when trailing in the 4th quarter. ZERO…
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    He had one in 2014 vs. Cowboys. Another ZERO for you

  8. Rogers has ZERO playoff wins when trailing in the 4th quarter. ZERO…
    =====

    31-10 deficit @ AZ.. forced OT
    3 other games he left the field tied and never got the ball back
    half-a-dozen Playoff games, he got his team out to 2+ TD leads, most wound up blowouts

    I’ll take the good with the bad.

    .. he has a 100 post-season QB rating. There isn’t much bad.

    If you’d like to talk about his defenses; now THAT is really bad since they won their Super Bowl.

  9. higheriqthanyou says:
    October 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm
    You can always count Erin to give up and pout when he falls behind.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    who?

  10. Frazier28/7 says:
    October 19, 2020 at 1:21 pm
    I dunno, that looked awfully familiar to the last 10 years in the playoffs
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Ever since his SuperBowl victory and SuoerBowl MVP title nine years ago, you mean?

  11. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 19, 2020 at 1:01 pm
    And to be fair to Rodgers, the 2nd INT bounced off Adams’ hands.

    —————-

    I’ve always felt there should be a separate category, hell they track everything else. Call IT IBD – Interception by Deflection.

  12. rogers like manning puts up big numbers against mud turkeys but struggles against toughest competition. The GOAT, brees, wilson can claw their way back; montana was like that too, didn’t hang his head.

  13. Rodgers has a 100 post-season QB rating. 1 of only 5 in the history of the League.

    How is that struggling against the best competition?

  14. Terrible record when behind against winning teams. Fans like chris simms fall in love with a big arm and great athleticism, but qb greatness is leadership and guts. Too bad in a way with Rogers physical gifts but what he’s missing can’t be taught. Mahomes may have the whole package to eventually challenge the GOAT. We’ll see and He’s fun to watch for now.

  15. Rodgers splits when trailing or tied in the 4th Q are virtually the same as Bradys.

    The difference is the teams he played for/with. Nothing is missing between Rodgers ears.

    Mahomes looks like he will lap both of these guys, since you brought him into this.

  16. sorry but .362 vs .138 trailing against winning teams isn’t close. it gets even worse as deficit widens, and then there’s the absolutely dismal playoff performance. rogers is a great athlete but what’s missing is behind the sternum.

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