Aaron Rodgers addresses Packers dysfunction by saying, “It’s about the people”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on Kenny Mayne’s final episode of SportsCenter, at a time when Rodgers’ future with the team continues to be a major question mark.

To little surprise, Rodgers resisted making news. For the most part, he avoided doing so.

Beyond confirming that he didn’t show up for the start of the team’s OTA sessions, Rodgers avoided most questions about his status with the team.

“I’m just here so I won’t get fined, Ken,” Rodgers said initially. Mayne persisted.

“This is not about me,” Rodgers said. “This is about you. This is about years and years of watching you on TV. You, not just the highlights, but tuning in to watch you and Keith Olbermann and Stuart Scott changing the ways that late-night SportsCenters were done.”

Mayne didn’t relent.

“This isn’t what they want,” Mayne said. “They didn’t call on you for a tribute video here. You could have shot that on Instagram or something.”

“I don’t give a shit,” Rodgers said, laughing.

Mayne still kept at it, and he finally struck some semblance of paydirt. Rodgers presented a largely unrealistic ideal of the Packers organization being “about the people,” with the clear implication that he believes the people currently running the program have lost sight of that.

“It’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan [Love],” Rodgers said. “I love Jordan. He’s a great kid. Lot of fun to work together. I love the coaching staff, love my teammates. Love the fan base in Green Bay. Incredible 16 years. It’s just kind of about a philosophy, you know? And maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go.

“It’s about character. It’s about culture. It’s about doing things the right way. A lot of this was put in motion last year. The wrench was just kind of thrown into it when I won the MVP and played the way I played last year. So this is just kind of I think the spill out of all that. But look, man, it is about the people, and that’s the most important thing. Green Bay has always been about the people, from Curly Lambeau being owner and founder to the ’60s with Lombardi and Bart Starr and all those incredible names to the ’90s teams with Coach Holmgren and Favre-y and the Minister of Defense to the run that we’ve been on. It’s about the people.”

But it’s really not. Saying football is “about the people” is no different that saying “football is family.” No, football is business and it’s good for business to say things like “football is family.”

For Rodgers, it’s good for his standing in the eyes of a skeptical fan base to say, “It’s about the people.”

The truth is that it’s only “about the people” to the extent it’s about people Rodgers doesn’t like. Whether it’s G.M. Brian Gutekunst, CEO Mark Murphy, or one or more others in the front office, it’s clear that Rodgers has had enough of some of the people in the Packers organization, to the point where he wants to continue his career with other people.

120 responses to “Aaron Rodgers addresses Packers dysfunction by saying, “It’s about the people”

  1. Rodgers was in full “passive mode” tonight.
    Give it a few more weeks and he’ll show the other side.

  2. It can’t be any more clear. The Packers traded extra draft capitol to move up to select a QB. With other glaring weaknesses on the roster, they chose to move on from Aaron Rodgers. He then went out and had an MVP season, and now they’re trying to force Aaron to be the bad guy that wants out. The fact that the GM hasn’t been fired means that the plan was to get rid of Rodgers. Now they just have to fool us into believing it’s Aaron that wanted out.

  3. “It’s about the people” was on page 12 of “The Things We Think And Do Not Say”.
    Coincidence? I think not.

  4. You’d think he’d come up with something better than that. In conclusion, “I’m not getting what I want so I’m not coming in”…

  5. So, we know there are issues. Aaron confirms it here. It’s over, folks.

  6. The whole ESPN segment in a Nutshell: Bamboozled. Betrayed. Trolololed. Time wasted. Emotions decimated. No logic. Bootleg John Wick hair. The agonizing pain.

    This is ESPN where irrelevancy fuels our entertainment system!

  7. Damn, you nailed it. Gutekunst and Murphy really screwed this thing up.

  8. Well, now he’s spoken. Didn’t seem as if things are all ducklings and bunnies based on that interview.

  9. Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. There’s a statue of the man that said it in front of the stadium. The corporation is happy being Pepsi. Rodgers wants to be coke. If Green Bay had an actual owner the GM would have been toast long ago. You think jerry Jones is gonna defer to some pencil pusher over a generational talent at QB. Cmon man.

  10. Usually when there is a longer pattern of “it” being about everybody else, there is a really good chance “it” is right there staring at you in the mirror. 😂

  11. A very accurate assessment of the interview until the closing sentence “to the point where he wants to continue his career with other people”. Rodgers didn’t say that at all. I saw a guy wanting the organization he plays for to reflect upon the way it treats people because every organization is people. End of story. Hopefully he looks the same way at how he is treating the “people” in the stands.

  12. His mouth full of words
    “It’s all about the people”
    Running for office?

  13. Rodgers, though, is one of the “people.” And no matter how hard we try, none of us can run away from ourselves.

  14. Well kobe would buy seats/drinks for himself and the black mamba.

    Perhaps by ‘the people’ Rodgers is referring to himself and the discount double-check guy.

  15. I admire the way he has handled this entire ordeal. Classy and tactful. Just wish the Midwest yokel cheeseheads had the intelligence and sophistication to appreciate his character. Maybe they’ll appreciate him more in 9 months when he leads the Broncos to the SB and they are gearing up for a draft hoping they can find his replacement.

  16. Of course the GB front office had a replacement plan for Rodgers mapped out. Was there anything more obvious? The Packers had set it up nicely with a contract which allowed trades in place and a QB they had a high grade on that they drafted. The problem is that Jordan Love has not progressed like they had hoped. How many first round QB’s (healthy) do you see that isn’t on the active roster for their entire rookie season? Usually, the time frame is for one year to learn the system, maximum of 2.

  17. After reading what he said twice I think he really said nothing we didn’t already know. He implied it’s personal, but it’s not personal it’s about people, but he didn’t name the people kindve got some vague shots in then that’s it really. So this round of this ordeal seems a very public much ado about nothing IMO. Perhaps things will move along shortly but this did nothing.

  18. The problem is simple: the Packers had/have a plan, Rodgers wins an MVP which blows up said plan, and the Packers want to stick to the plan. That’s the thing about plans, they should be flexible enough for things like this.

  19. And what he’s really saying here is, “It’s about me, people.”

  20. Rodgers deserves better than the conservative, traditional Green Bay approach. Through their “traditions,” they wasted Favre’s career, and now Rodgers. It’s time to evolve Green Bay or spend the next 30 years as bottom dwellers and be the joke of the league like you were in the ’70s, 80’s and early ’90s. As a fan, I’ll move on from Green Bay unless some changes are made!

  21. Sounds to me like he’s trying (badly) to make a point. He’ll be back.

  22. Olyhawkguy says:
    May 25, 2021 at 1:36 am
    I admire the way he has handled this entire ordeal. Classy and tactful. Just wish the Midwest yokel cheeseheads had the intelligence and sophistication to appreciate his character.
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    You nailed it! They will never understand. It’s not in their character to think outside the cave they live in. (Plato)

  23. He loves everybody. Loves his teammates. Loves the people of Green Bay. Heck..he even loves Love. However…a small group of the “people” (presumably Gutenkust and maybe Murphy) are so terrible that he can’t bear to take one more snap for a team that has given him a playoff caliber environment nearly every year he’s started in the NFL?
    Think my favorite takeaway was his implying his stellar play last year (which he achieved alone minus any coaching or blocking or receiving or rushing) threw a wrench in management’s nefarious trade plans.
    Yeah. Ok Aaron. All clear now.

  24. Anybody wanna talk about how this drama queen purposely played badly to get McCarthy fired or naw? “He was motivated to win MVP after Love was drafted.” That’s not a good thing. The fire should always be lit. Nobody in media brings any of this up though

  25. “It’s about doing things the right way” The translation is that the Green Bay Packer’s General Manager should have drafted help for Aaron Rodgers and the offense early instead of trading up and then drafting Jordan Love who throws the football instead of receiving it. A reasonable expectation coming from the MVP Rodgers given the dire need for another receiver to win a Super Bowl. The future is now in Green Bay for winning everything! My opinion is that Rodgers is the best quarterback in the game. Brady and Mahomes are great quarterbacks but have much more support with player talent than Rodgers.

  26. The most over used word in sports “Dysfunction”….if everything isn’t wonderful and peachy and you are not winning every year well they must be “Dysfunctional”…people need to come up with a new word and stop the lazy narrative.

  27. D Basa says:
    May 25, 2021 at 12:19 am
    “It’s about the people” was on page 12 of “The Things We Think And Do Not Say”.
    Coincidence? I think not.

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    Ah ya beat me to it. THIS! ^^^

    And what’s the over under on how many pages this self-fashioned Mensa member actually read?

  28. If Aaron Rodgers wants a change of philosophy and be the GM. He should cut his salary so they can get free agents. Or is that different when he is spending the Packers money?

  29. I don’t get the guy. He holds world-class grudges, over reacts, dismisses people who are close to him. Why would any woman marry this guy. Good luck.

  30. It’s about the people… talking like a politician. Where is he getting the talking points?

  31. Management guessed wrong and now the tables have turned on them. Yeah, it’s a business but now the shoe is on the other foot, with the player calling the shots.

  32. The actual owners which are the people need to file a motion in court to have their rights switched, where those voted in by the owners can set in on board meetings and express their views for them on what is best for the team. It is time people to take back what is rightfully yours. Through the courts is the only way.

  33. Rogers should tell Gute and Murphy ” I’m not going to take any hits, much less sacks, and I will call whatever play I think is best at the line of scrimmage. If that’s okay with you consider me being back at the start of training camp; oh, and also I’m not going to play with any “aches and pains” !

  34. “If we are to feel the positive feelings of love, happiness, trust, and gratitude, we periodically also have to feel anger, sadness, fear, and sorrow.” – John Gray

  35. We knew he ain’t going back to the Packers, that’s why he says what he wants to say.

  36. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 25, 2021 at 12:10 am
    Rodgers trashing the packers’ front office. This is fun.
    ________________________________________________________

    Watching Favre throw a ball to Tracy Porter, then watching Rodgers hold the Lombardi Trophy one year later. Trust me … that was a thousand times more fun.

  37. Yes I agree it’s about how a business treats it people and yes the NFL is a business. We the fans are not on the inside and see the day to day inner workings of the Green Bay front office. Rodgers witnessed not only the failures of that front office on draft day but also the mishandling of his teammates and friends. We seen the same issues with Favre.I always felt the insulting lowball offer to Jordy Nelson was the final straw. We fans can change employers if we get to that point but professional athletes have to force their way out. As a long time Packer fan ,I too have been frustrated with the Green Bay front office for too long.

  38. The list of “people” that Rodgers can’t, doesn’t want to, or won’t work with just keeps getting longer…..

  39. Dude, he’s playing this perfectly to walk out the door and it’s completely managements fault. Well done, Rodgers.

  40. Cleared that up? No. Who and what have they done that every player, office worker, every Packers fan and everyone right down to the guy selling hot dogs at the stadium is in affected by your lack of commitment. Use to be the old coach. Then the new coach. Then the draft picks. Now it’s “people”. At this point Arron can you narrow it down exactly what is up your backside just a bit. Talk about putting the letter I in TEAM!

  41. I could not be laughing harder right now. This is the EXACT same story from 16 years ago. But, of course, Rodgers was the one that was drafted to replace the Packers QB. It’s almost like Rodgers doesn’t even realize this.

  42. You guys do a great job breaking the situation down on a football/business level. But, in my opinion it comes down to two factors; Rodgers wants to be closer to the west coast to pursue his other careers and his fiance has no desire to live in Green Bay.

  43. I think that message was to a very specific set of individuals. We do not know the full details of what has transpired but as a Packers fan given what happened with Brett Farve this should never happen again but yet here we are. Murphy, Ball, and BG can all be sent to the curb from my view only because a top part of their job is to ensure this does not happen again – NFL front office personal are a lot easier to secure than franchise QBs. Rodgers is spot on that they were looking to move on from him on a 3 year schedule when they drafted Love and structured his contract the way it was – I am sure there is more that is unknown but would not be surprised if he offered to redo his contract to get help but the front office did not want to commit for more than 3 years. Now the fact he is still playing at an MVP level makes that infinitely harder and BG should be accountable for not recognizing that and getting the team immediate help given how close they were to a super bowl and still would be with AR at the helm. Would have been nice to have a starter for last years team versus a development QB and maybe they are SB champs versus another heart breaking NFC loss….He is correct and I would like to see a regime change in GB as the front office has again wildly miscalculated the talent leaving us with a off season of turmoil versus preparing for a return to the NFC title and hopefully a chance at another super bowl…just like 2007

  44. So Aaron Rodgers says it’s all about character and culture…..Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew are on line one! 🙂

  45. Warnings out here…I just won yet another bet for being right. lol

    “you’re crazy, GB would revolt!”

    Bawhahaaahah

    Once the ego goes, it goes. Primadonna Brady got lucky his D and run game bailed him out again for another sb.

    Will Erin get lucky? Hmmm.

  46. The only way to fix this and move on is to trade him. I know this will be hard to believe, but, even if Rodgers is successful somewhere else, it could still be the good move to trade him. You’ll only know if it was or not if Love turns out to be a long term starter. Option B: No trade. Then, no matter how this season turns out, short of a SB, it is a disaster. A media circus. There is ZERO chance Rodgers just reports, stays quiet, and this thing goes away. Not even with a new contract. If you think that, you’ve never seen or heard of a man named Aaron Rodgers.

  47. I haven’t read all the comments yet. Do Packer fans still think this is just a made up media story? Nothing to see here?

  48. The man just gave up $500,000 by not showing up for OTAs. That line about not wanting to get fined is such bull. He knew what how that interview was going to go, everyone did. This is just more of his passive-aggressive BS.

    The biggest impediment to the packers winning is Rodgers contract. I think Matt Ryan is the only QB with a top 5 cap hit to make the SB in the last 10 years.

    Trade him, rebuild. You weren’t going to win with him anyways.

  49. I am a Lions fan and I am not sure where all of the Rodgers hate on this particular subject is coming from. Sure, as a fan I hate him and he’s a crybaby and I hope he can’t find his receivers through the tears and I hope he throws an interception every time he drops back..

    But it seems pretty obvious what he’s saying. He loves the team, loves the coaches, hates the front office decisions. Doesn’t hate Jordan Love but hates the idea of trading up to get him instead of adding a player who could be an immediate contributor on either side of the ball. Knock on the door to the Super Bowl and what now? Let’s trade up to draft a guy who will sit on the bench for at least 2 seasons? I am not sure how you can blame the guy. I would imagine there are plenty of Packers fans who had the opposite reaction I did. I LOVED it and I would assume that means most Packers fans hated it. They for some reason expected Rodgers to regress and he has an MVP season and made them look stupid.

    I support the moves that the front office has made because it’s my job as a fan of another team to root against the Packers and that is how I know Rodgers makes an excellent point.

  50. But it’s really not. Saying football is “about the people” is no different that saying “football is family.” No, football is business and it’s good for business to say things like “football is family.”//////// Florio is right here. Of course, Rodgers also cut his family out of his life when they didn’t bend the knee and kiss his ring too, so….

  51. Love the deep-thinking experts who pretend they can read everyone’s mind and intentions. During the next few days, Aaron or anyone else, please come up with a team that has a better roster than the one in GB and is anxious to change its QB that Rodgers would be anxious to join so he doesn’t “waste” the rest of his career.

  52. promickey says:
    May 25, 2021 at 7:51 am
    “It’s about doing things the right way” The translation is that the Green Bay Packer’s General Manager should have drafted help for Aaron Rodgers and the offense early instead of trading up and then drafting Jordan Love who throws the football instead of receiving it. A reasonable expectation coming from the MVP Rodgers given the dire need for another receiver to win a Super Bowl. The future is now in Green Bay for winning everything! My opinion is that Rodgers is the best quarterback in the game. Brady and Mahomes are great quarterbacks but have much more support with player talent than Rodgers.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Is there a ranking higher than the No.1 offense in the league? What more did he want, better yet……..what more did he need? Three plays kept the Packers out of the SuperBowl…….brain dead TD before halftime (Pettine gone,) Jones’ fumble giving Lucky Tom a walk-in TD, and the long-shot strategical miss on the FG call. It was dicey and didn’t work. Rodgers still had three defensive INT’s, the best offense, and MVP ranking. He didn’t get it done, and he wants to blame the front office? Please.

  53. You can tell who Rodgers blames by who he left out in his list of people he likes. It’s Gutekunst and/or Murphy who Rodgers has declared vengeance on.

  54. Louis Riddick was on Rich Eisen a few days ago and nailed it. The Packers want to treat Aaron Rogers like he’s Bart Starr in the 60’s. Meaning they don’t consult with him on personnel, they don’t put an emphasis on getting and keeping players Rogers wants.

    This was why Brady went to Tampa. Mahomes has a huge influence on the team and KC has been open about surrounding Mahomes with what he needs.

    This is what Rogers is really trying to say. He wants more say and to be consulted with on major moves.

  55. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 25, 2021 at 9:35 am
    Love the deep-thinking experts who pretend they can read everyone’s mind and intentions. During the next few days, Aaron or anyone else, please come up with a team that has a better roster than the one in GB and is anxious to change its QB that Rodgers would be anxious to join so he doesn’t “waste” the rest of his career.

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    Denver has better receivers. Oakland has a nice run game, TEs, etc.

    GB’s D was a mess again last year. Brady threw 3 InTS in the title game and diva Rodgers still couldn’t break through.

  56. 2 different management styles. Get input from your employees prior to decisions versus don’t get input from your employees. The old school way is top down, like the army. I’m the General and you follow the orders. The new school is get input from employees before making decisions. Packers are old-school and Rodgers doesn’t dig it. It’s that simple.

  57. If they nake a movie about this saga, Rodger’s could always play the role of a disgruntled Packer’s QB. ‘Life imitating art,’ or in ths case ‘Art imitating life.’ Whatever it is, he’d be a shoo in to win an Oscar for best actor in a drama.

  58. Drama queens always claim it’s about the people. What they’re really saying is “it’s all about me”.

  59. Had Ted Thompson remained healthy this circus could have been avoided and the talent level would have been better on the team overall, because of his health issues the last couple drafts were poor due to the fact he could no longer following up a scouts report with his own. If he remained healthy Mark Murphy would not have been able to put back in place the organizational reporting structure that doomed the team from 1975 to 1995 when it was in place. In effect Murphy became the Packer Czar who hand picked a GM he could make the “Generals Aide” and call all the shots. I would bet my Shelby Mustang that Rodger’s real target is Murphy.

  60. He’s right. It is about the people. And he’s one of those people involved. Was the Love pick dumb when they needed help other places? No doubt. Were there other things that could have been handled better/differently? Probably. But they also paid him a ton of money over the years and put a pretty decent team around him for most of that time. There are certainly guys out there who have had it worse. And at the end of the day even super-well-compensated employees are just employees. Rodgers seems to have the idea he’d be treated WAY better someplace else but I suspect if he eventually does leave Green Bay he’ll find other teams look upon him as a cog in their machines, as well.

  61. Aaron just retire and take over on NCIS it seems like you can be a good actor

  62. If he could, I think Rodgers would go to the Broncos and win a Super Bowl (which would probably happen) just to stick it to the Packers. If the NFL could make this happen they would in an instant. Just think of flexing the two “Rodgers vs Mahomes” games to prime time. The Packers will never do this, because it’s so obvious that what I wrote would happen and they would look like chumps.

  63. Sounds like a child’s mind caught in a man’s body. This is so about a crushed ego it’s pathetic. He is so afraid of competition to his stature, he can’t cope with the reality, the club is preparing for there future once he is gone.Its all about him.

  64. Rodgers came off terrible here. Just tell the truth – Packers would have made it to the Super Bowl if they had hit on their first round pick instead of drafting a QB who never saw the field.

  65. 26-6 with 2 playoff wins and 2 NFCCGs. Imagine if they did not have all those imaginary glaring weaknesses. Its rough playing with a top 5 RB, top 5 line, and top 5 WR if you are a choke artist.

  66. Rodgers is right about one thing: Mark Murphy couldn’t organize a one car funeral.

  67. Aaron “No integrity” Rodgers is at it again. His humongous contract requires him to play football not manage the adminbistration of the Green Bay Packers. So he doesn’t appear to like his bosses. Just like millions of other people but they still go to work. As the say in Russia Aaron, toughski sh-tski.

  68. Full PA mode. I’m off to find the shiniest nickel I can… For the PA kids therapist. PA kid; please send s a s e.

  69. Immature drama queen. Has had numerous opportunities to express his opinion but would rather sit and pout. Glad he’s not on my team.

  70. Glad Aaron dispelled the thought out there that he is/was mad about the J-Love pick. Such falsehoods still being spewed.

    Aaron was talking about The Packer Way and the people that have made it legendary for over 100 years. He is making sure some don’t forget that it’s people that made TitleTown and not the business of sport.

    Aaron and Shailene were in Hawaii for a wedding. Aaron also is supporting the NFLPA in efforts in providing more clear rules and conditions for OTAs and mini-camps. A lot of players are skipping OTAs/mini-camps until those issues are resolved.

    Aaron “loves” his “teammates”, his “coaching staff”, “loves the fan base”, and also is sending a message that those people are what make the team and franchise great.

    Aaron will not play for another team this year, and if you didn’t get that message loud and clear, then go enjoy your team, and we will enjoy ours.

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!✊

  71. Lol, the Packers don’t have the top O-line, receivers, and running back. That’s Rogers that elevates the whole offense. Let’s see how they rank at the end of this year if Love is the starter for 16 games.

  72. I’m more interested in the development of Jordan Love. He’s the future as time marches on..

  73. Even more; who does the PA kid think will buy this nonsense. Pa thanks all packer fans are simple-minded Goobers.. content with a hunk of cheese and a pack of crackers. His whole response is completely insulting and show us what’s really between his ears. Granted the external skill set is almost unmatched but the zone between his ears is like a municipal water treatment facility. It’s just time for him to be called out publicly in a large way… The packer fan Base sees this for what it is. Move on PA child,…….

  74. Yawn, somebody wake me up if/when he doesn’t show up prior to the end of training camp.

  75. Football IS about people. Last year it was mostly about people who were on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  76. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 25, 2021 at 10:54 am

    “Aaron and Shailene were in Hawaii for a wedding. Aaron also is supporting the NFLPA in efforts in providing more clear rules and conditions for OTAs and mini-camps. A lot of players are skipping OTAs/mini-camps until those issues are resolved.”

    Whose the “alot” of players? I would expect my team leaders to be there at voluntary OTAs unless they are hurt or there has been a family matter such as the death of a loved one. Stop making excuses for this guy, weddings are not planned 3 months in advance!

    Roy Orbison’s song Its Over It Over its OOOOOOOVVVEEERRRRR! keeps ringing in my head. Ya know if it was any other player missing OTAs on a another team other than the Packers due to a wedding, Packers fans would be all over it chastising that player and his team. But because its the Packers it shouldn’t be a big deal. 30 years of Packer fans Smugness will come to and merciful end soon.

  77. I thought it was about getting the Rogers rate = Rogers getting everything for himself.

  78. Susan Finco nominated from Packers Executive Committee to become lead Director. She will become Mark Murphy’s boss in late summer. They would like Rodgers back, have made a contract offer, may tweak it further. After that, it’s a trade. So the circumstances that determine the final outcome haven’t finished playing out as yet. Finco is currently on the 8 person executive committee and certain knows of and approves of the Packers strategy at this point, and knows what Murphy will do based on scenarios.

  79. Does “it’s about the people” mean he wants Gute and GB to assemble his handpicked all star team so he can win another Super Bowl with blatant disregard for the short term future of the franchise?

  80. stellarperformance says:
    May 25, 2021 at 9:43 am

    promickey says:
    May 25, 2021 at 7:51 am
    “It’s about doing things the right way” The translation is that the Green Bay Packer’s General Manager should have drafted help for Aaron Rodgers and the offense early instead of trading up and then drafting Jordan Love who throws the football instead of receiving it. A reasonable expectation coming from the MVP Rodgers given the dire need for another receiver to win a Super Bowl. The future is now in Green Bay for winning everything! My opinion is that Rodgers is the best quarterback in the game. Brady and Mahomes are great quarterbacks but have much more support with player talent than Rodgers.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Is there a ranking higher than the No.1 offense in the league? What more did he want, better yet……..what more did he need? Three plays kept the Packers out of the SuperBowl…….brain dead TD before halftime (Pettine gone,) Jones’ fumble giving Lucky Tom a walk-in TD, and the long-shot strategical miss on the FG call. It was dicey and didn’t work. Rodgers still had three defensive INT’s, the best offense, and MVP ranking. He didn’t get it done, and he wants to blame the front office? Please.
    =================================================================================

    Yes there is a ranking higher than the number one offense. ‘WINNING THE SUPER BOWL’

    Did it ever occur to you that a lack of quality receivers subjects a quarterback to throwing to a predictable & expected receiver causing interceptions! Rodgers won the NFL MVP for a reason; Accept the reality!

  81. miemsaha says:
    May 25, 2021 at 6:31 am
    Rodgers deserves better than the conservative, traditional Green Bay approach. Through their “traditions,” they wasted Favre’s career, and now Rodgers.

    \\\\\\\

    Big difference in all of this is Favre got to two superbowls and then tossed INT’s on his early exits of the playoffs after that. He was as much the issue in a lot of games as any other talent on the team.

    Rodgers has not had the cast the last ten years and has not blown games the way the gunslinger did. So I would blame coaching and GM more for rodgers than during Favre’s career.

  82. promickey says:
    May 25, 2021 at 11:57 am
    Did it ever occur to you that a lack of quality receivers subjects a quarterback to throwing to a predictable & expected receiver causing interceptions! Rodgers won the NFL MVP for a reason; Accept the reality!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Rodgers threw one INT against the Bucs, and it was a spectacular defensive play. The intended target was Adams, hardly a predictable receiver. You don’t get a No.1 offense with a top-ten passing game without decent receivers. Packers had them.

    Not sure what your point is. With my thumb on my nose while waving my fingers, I rate your comments: “Pfffft!”

  83. I think anyone who follows the Packers/Rodgers saw this coming. Management bungled this situation as badly or worse than they did with Farve. They have an enormously talented QB who is very sensitive. So they draft his replacement without consulting him? Oh, I’m sure that went well. Then, Rodgers responds by being Aaron Rodgers…winning MVP. Now the Packers tell him they’ll trade him (after all, his value will never be higher). But then they go back on that.

    So we have an infuriated Rodgers who is under contract to a team that really doesn’t want him. Fun times.

  84. Tell Aaron , it’s not about the people, it’s winning championships which he hasn’t done. Longtime Packer fan but he is a bust in big games 1-4 in championship Conf games and 1-16 in his career overall

  85. Anyone who thinks it’s Rogers instead of Rodgers should be disqualified from posting.

  86. As a Packer fan since 1963 I agree with Mike. If Denver makes an offer of lets say Juedy, Bridgewater, two firsts and a second, I make that deal. Aaron’s value will never be higher.

  87. typinc says:
    May 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Tell Aaron , it’s not about the people, it’s winning championships which he hasn’t done. Longtime Packer fan but he is a bust in big games 1-4 in championship Conf games and 1-16 in his career overall

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    Riiiiggggtt! Because the QB plays offense AND defense. If you’re a long time Packer fan then you’ll remember all the times they went down the field to take a lead or tie a game in the fourth quarter only to watch the opponent scream down the field and score a touchdown to win. All those round 1 picks on defense and still they can’t stop anyone when it counts. I never thought I’d miss Dom Capers. And except for Mason Crosby the Packers have had the worst special teams in the league for YEARS and won’t do anything about it.

    The times that GB has won the SB was when they had a really good (or great) defense.

  88. It’s about the people?? – yea, Lombardi was such a soft cuddly caring people person…

  89. Rodgers calls into a national tv show where he knows he will be asked about green bay then plays coy about it all. He wanted this attention. I think he needs this attention. Don’t call in if you don’t want to say anything.

  90. Mark Murphy advised Aaron Rodgers, “Don’t be the problem”
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    Looks like Rodgers forgot about this memo. OR maybe it’s because of this memo. Want to see what a problem looks like….?

  91. Get fined for not being on Sports Center? I’ve heard of getting fined for not appearing at podium after game, but not for not being of Sports Center. Is that in his contract?

  92. coydog says:
    May 25, 2021 at 12:59 pm
    As a Packer fan since 1963 I agree with Mike. If Denver makes an offer of lets say Juedy, Bridgewater, two firsts and a second, I make that deal. Aaron’s value will never be higher.
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    I’d prefer Carr, Ruggs and a couple firsts from the Raiders. Plus I think Gruden would do it.

  93. As a Lions fan I will admit I’ve thought of Rodgers as “the man in the black hat.” He’s ripped our heart out so often people think we were in the Temple of Doom. But I’m surprised he doesn’t seem to have banked much currency with the Packers fans posting here. The team that rules a division always has a lawn that looks greener to its division rivals and I can say that certainly is the case from over here so I hope Packer fans realize how good it is to have hope each year that the season might end in glory. I’d say at least 1/2 of us in other fan bases boats don’t get that and are envious of those that do. So be warned, you guys have had it really good for a long time even if it only resulted in 1 ring. Be careful what you wish for at this point.

  94. Mark Murphy advised Aaron Rodgers, “Don’t be the problem”
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    This is the second franchise legend he’s marginalized.

    Murphy should take his own advice.

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