Aaron Rodgers: I think we were probably a little too high on ourselves

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers experienced the worst beating of his NFL career on Sunday.

The Saints routed the Packers 38-3 in the most lopsided loss of Rodgers’ career and the quarterback ended the day on the bench as Jordan Love got some playing time in garbage time. Rodgers was 15-of-28 for 133 yards and two interceptions and said “I played bad” when discussing his performance after the game.

Rodgers said the entire team joined him in that category and suggested that the team might have thought they were better than they are heading into the game.

“Yeah, I think so,” Rodgers said, via the team’s website. “I think there’s probably some of that. We probably felt like we were going to go up and down the field on whoever they had out there. . . . This is a good kick in the you-know-where to hopefully get us going in the right direction.”

Rodgers said the Packers “have to go back to the drawing board a little bit” after the loss and they’ll have the Lions in town next Monday night for their first chance to show that there’s better things to come in Green Bay.

74 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: I think we were probably a little too high on ourselves

  1. A little too high on yourself? No, not you Aaron. Well you’ve got 16 more games to prove it. After today’s game you can only get better!!

  2. A little? Love should be worried now because they may draft his replacement with the #1 overall pick.

  3. “we”?!?! You’re the one who set the goal aa SB or bust after not showing up all of the off season to work with your teammates.

  4. There is no we in this statement Rodgers only you were full of yourself this offseason. It carried onto the field. Rodgers is the biggest baby in the league.

  5. Not sure why a team that was favored to go to the SB but got bounced early would be too high on themselves.

  6. A A Ron? What up with the Pat Riley/Hockey player hair do? That’s alot of hair product bro, could be the cause of the two INTs.

  7. They completely overlooked their opponents in this one. Coaching matters and seeing as how Payton has done it well for years they should’ve been more prepared. How many Packers defenders does it take to stop the Saints?? Pssst… it’s more than 11.

  8. Tom Brady was sitting at home watching tape while Aaron was doing all of his stuff this off-season. Of course he played like dung.

  9. Sorry folks, but it was a total team and coaching debacle, not just Rodgers. He doesn’t block or rush the passer or cover or beat coverage. Rodgers stunk, but so did pretty much everyone else. No one looked like they gave a damn.

  10. He has every excuse in the book, gives my Saints no props. That’s ok we took it Erin! You’re an awful QB and even worse of a person. Trash!

    We Dat!

  11. They probably were high on themselves and thought the Saints weren’t going to be much of a challenge. Well now you know dope.

  12. Denver was offering multiple 1st’s before kickoff. At halftime they revised it to a conditional 4th rd pick

  13. Packers are screwed. Rodgers no longer has any incentive to play well. He said it himself in an interview with Erin Andrews, he has “nothing left to prove”… TB12 wakes up every single day obsessed about winning his 8th SB. Rodgers wakes up and goes “well… I pretty much did it all”. He has all the money in the world, plays for a franchise that he feels is below him because they don’t take his advice on roster moves. Great job Aaron throwing a fit to get Randall Cobb, and then throw a grand total of ZERO passes in his direction. How can the Packers hold him accountable, when he clearly doesn’t care about anything.

  14. Have fun with Joe Barry for a least a few weeks. ‘Skins fans tried to warn you.

  15. Yeah funny, as everyone’s already mentioned, all year from this guy it’s, “I,” “me.” “Me, me, me.” Now all of a sudden it’s, “We.” Bwahhh, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha hahhhh.

  16. I thought when favre retired/left the packers wouldn’t create another situation where the qb thought he was bigger than the team but here we are…..

  17. stellarperformance says:
    September 12, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Relax. It’s just one game. They’re still tied for first in the division.


    Panic. It’s just one game.They’re still tied for last in the division.

  18. He did say “Relax! The Lions are coming to town next week” didn’t he?

    Thank the Lord for the Lions. I can’t tell you how many times they stopped a 2 game losing streak.

  19. Apparently one of many demands Aaron made, was to override the coaches on punting the ball. Pack will never win with that kind of arrogance running the organization.

  20. “Rodgers said the entire team joined him in that category“

    Typical for a guy who lacks leadership skills.

  21. On tonight’s Jeopardy show….

    I’ll take QB’s for $200, Aaron.

    The answer is:

    “Defending NFL MVP with the lowest QB rating in the NFL”

    The question:

    “Who is Aaron Rodgers?”

    I’ll take QB’s for $400, Aaron.

    The answer is:

    Defending MVP QB with the most interceptions in his division.

    The question:

    Who is Aaron Rodgers?

    I’ll take QB’s for $600 Aaron.

    The answer is:

    Defending MVP QB that failed to lead a single TD drive on opening day.

    The question:

    Who is Aaron Rodgers?

    I’ll take QB’s for $800.

    The answer is:

    Defending MVP QB with the lowest completion % in the NFL (minimum 10 attempts).

    The question:

    Who is Aaron Rodgers?

    I’ll take QB’s for $1,000, Aaron.

    The answer is:

    Defending MVP QB that didn’t participate in his team’s mini camp, OTA’s or take a single snap in preseason.

    The question:

    Who is Aaron Rodgers?

  22. Seems to be a lot of Packers fans have turned on Rogers. For the life of me I don’t know why they won’t just play Love and trade Rogers now while there is a market for him. Seems like your guys upper management is a total cluster **** too. I’d seriously call Denver and demand one of their two QBs in return.

  23. What do you haters expect him to say? They win as a team and lose as a team. He could’ve blamed the O-line for giving him no time to throw, but a leader like Rodgers says “we” because he knows he is part of a TEAM.

  24. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 12, 2021 at 9:37 pm
    Sure blame the team. Typical Rodgers.
    Correct. The team that he is part of, that wins together and loses together.

  25. I really liked this guy but oh boy has he been proven to be a terrible leader and hes checked out \. Nice hair though

  26. Not a Packers fan but always enjoyed watching Rodgers play, not sure who that long haired , couldn’t care less fella wearing #12 was today. Hope for Packers fans that’s not a sign of things to come this season. Only one game but man he didn’t really seem to give a s@#t, shouldn’t have come back if that’s how he’s gonna be, you hate the bosses fine but play for the fans and your teammates bro. I know he doesn’t block or play defense but just seemed checked out today.

  27. It’s a bit early to foresee how the rest of the season plays out, but maybe Rodgers moving on after this season won’t be such a bad thing. We shall see how it all plays out.

  28. I’ll take: “Who should have spent more time on football instead of pouting” for $400….

  29. I’m down with the Rogers hate but that defense looked like a College D2 team out there. They were terrible all over – including the coaching.

  30. “Sure blame the team. Typical Rodgers.” Did you even watch the game? the Packers defensive front played no defense while their defensive backfield were watching recievers catch passes all game in front of them and in back of them,their offensive line was atrociously bad,their recievers could not get open and their running backs went on vacatiion so you see it was a total team effort to lose this game bigtime.Rodgers stated the truth and if they play the with the same lack of effort against the lowly Lions they will get pummeled once again.

  31. badell says:
    September 13, 2021 at 7:53 am
    It’s a bit early to foresee how the rest of the season plays out, but maybe Rodgers moving on after this season won’t be such a bad thing. We shall see how it all plays out.
    Maybe their entire defense and all their rbs moving on wouldn’t be such a bad thing either. They play just as bad as Rodgers, or worse. Oh snap, it was only one game.

  32. Classic example of a guy getting too full of himself and figuring 50% effort would still be enough. I don’t care how good you are, if you’re not going to fully commit to being an NFL QB you’re going to struggle.

  33. Ya you guys were so good, no need to waste your efforts in pre season. you did prove that the first stringers can lose just like the scrubs only better. better then the scrubs did.
    If the Lions beat you next week at lambeau, then you can get real serious not just partly serios.
    One more crappy game by rodgers and he would be lucky to get A burger job at wendys.

  34. I lay 90 percent of the blame at the feet of Matt LaFleur. Not one play in the pre-season did he have the starters facing the opponents. Four of the five starting offensive linemen were either playing another position or were rookies starting. All the more reason to have them take live snaps during the pre-season. Aaron was running for his life most of the day.

    MLF also hired Joe Barry, perhaps the worst d-coordinator hire in the history of the team. The defense was ok last year under Mike Pettine, but MLF brings in his pal Barry whose record is less than good.

    MLF needs to consider whether he’s buddies with Mr. Man Bun Rodgers or his boss.

    Rodgers didn’t play very well but this was a total team beat down.(except for the new punter).

    All on Matt LaFleur and some really bad decisions.

  35. I should have known that establishing an account here to add my comments was a bad idea. It’s a tough Monday for Packers fans like me. But I’m not going to let one game bring me down. Any franchise as good as Green Bay is going to have plenty of haters. Congratulations! You’ve all shared your cynicism and hate of the Packers. They will always be my favorite as they were when they struggled for decades on the 70s and 80s. The Pack will be back.

  36. the Defense is horrible, cant stop the run, Kevin King is a bum,no one covers the WR’s
    Get rid of these dogs and start over….Rodgers will be pulled time and again to save his but from injury so they can trade him at the end of the season! Love doesn’t impress me nether…8-9 team…mark it down!…….the last dance my butt!

  37. Not really sure why this team is picked to win the Super Bowl. They’ve lost two All Pros from last year’s offensive line, they have garbage at both inside linebackers spots, as they have for at least ten years, their defensive line other than one guy are a bunch of stiffs, as has been the case for years, and they still have Kevin King starting in the secondary. Why this last dance nonsense and Super Bowl talk? Because they brought back Randall Cobb? I just don’t see it. But at least they have Detroit coming to town for Monday Night Football next week. Playing Detroit always makes things seem better than they really are. Same with playing Chicago and Minnesota.

  38. Meanwhile Teddy Bridgewater looked All Pro yesterday….should’ve made the trade with Denver.

  39. Yes, the whole team and coaching staff played horribly. A leader, however, takes the blame on himself rather than point out the rest of the team’s deficiencies. Especially when the “leader” was spending the entire offseason creating distractions and doing everything in the world other than working on his game, while the rest of the team was busting their butts getting ready for the season.

  40. This was a complete team loss with everyone playing horrible. No defense even if Rodgers had played well. No life & no passion. It was obvious who was a good head coach & who wasn’t today.

  41. They keep talking about how Aaron Rogers and the Packers played terribly while disrespecting My Team, The New Orleans Saints, whose defense was brilliant in keeping Rogers on his butt and overpowering their offensive line with 2nd and 3rd string players. Not only that, The Saints offense took advantage of every single opportunity the Pack gave them . How else could Winston throw 5 TDs to no name players (except Kamara) while only throwing for 148 yds? Remember, The Saints had to practice in Dallas at TCU because of Hurricane Ida and play their home game in Jacksonville. The odds were against them, but they rose to the occasion.

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