Aaron Rodgers: We’re in big trouble if we freak out over one game

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers famously spelled out “R-E-L-A-X” as a message to those he felt were overly panicked about a rough stretch during the 2014 season and he sent a similar message on Thursday.

This one didn’t include any spelling exercises. Rodgers met the media in Green Bay on Thursday and the topic of the team’s 38-3 loss to the Saints remained a popular one. Rodgers said the team does not need to make “some big drastic change” because of the loss.

“If we’re starting to freak out after one week, we’re in big trouble. . . . we’ve won a lot of games around here, lost a few, but you move on,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Monday night’s game against the Lions offers the Packers what looks like a golden opportunity to change the narrative. Should they fail to take advantage, “R-E-L-A-X” may not be an option for those who think the team is on the wrong track.

17 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: We’re in big trouble if we freak out over one game

  1. The Packers definitely peaked last year. This roster is worse, the schedule is tougher, and the new D coordinator is awful.

  2. That is normally true but that one game was the culmination of an entire offseason of turmoil including Rodgers saying he almost didn’t come back. He’s clearly not focussed and seems to believe he can just turn it on whenever he wants. He’s good but I think he’s going to find out he’s not THAT good.

  3. Troy Aikman’s rankings put the Packers at dead last in the league across all efficiency metrics. That’s not wrong. The Packers were the worst team in football in week one. Most people seem to think it was a blip. Another loss at home to the Lions and there won’t be an option to freak out. It will be required. At least the Lions showed some heart in their loss to the 49ers. The Packers need to look at this week as having much to prove, not focusing on freaking out.

  4. I suspect they will bounce back AT HOME, against the LIONS.
    Have to say I wish they were playing somebody tougher.

  5. Rodgers: nobody needs to freak out over my lack of preparation or caring or how that affects a locker room.

  6. Lions are the perfect “get well team” for the Packers right now. They just got to watch their kneecaps….

  7. The Lions scored 33 points against a good 49er defense.

    If the Packers offense looks like it did Sunday, it’s 0-2.

    Perspective: the baseball season is roughly 160 games. Football plays 17 games. When you lose the first two games it’s roughly equivalent to a baseball team losing its first 20 games. You will have dug yourself a deep hole.

  8. Aaron Rodgers has already given his notice he will not be back and now all he is doing just biding his time until this season is done he is pretty much checked out of Green Bay

  9. I am a lifelong Packers fan. Rodgers can’t leave this team soon enough, IMO. Bring on the rebuild.

  10. When I was a kid, I thought Brett Favre was the greatest. At the end, he showed his true colors. I can’t believe Rodgers is even worse.

  11. They’ll win on Sunday and everybody will be putting them back as the lead super bowl contender

  12. tingelhoff53 says:
    September 16, 2021 at 4:59 pm
    I suspect they will bounce back AT HOME, against the LIONS.
    Have to say I wish they were playing somebody tougher.

    Apparently you paid no attention to how each team played against their opponents, if they both play the same way they played last week the Lions are a LOCK to win!

  13. Packers will beat the Lions as they always do but not without some help of the Lions doing Lions type football things.

  14. Freaking out over “one game,” and freaking out over several glaring weaknesses, and/or need in a position nearly impossible to fill, are two very different concepts.

    Even the one-game situation is affected by timing — an off day dropping you to 8-3 doesn’t carry nearly as much weight as your first and only contest against an actual opponent

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