Aaron Rodgers: I’ve got to figure out a way to get on same frequency with wideouts

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The relationship between Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the team’s young receivers was discussed a lot during the offseason and the conversation did not move on to other topics after the first game of the regular season.

Second-round pick Christian Watson dropped what could have been a touchdown pass to open the team’s Week One loss to the Vikings and the rest of the game saw the Packers struggle to find success on the offensive side of the ball. With Allen Lazard out of the lineup, Rodgers and the receivers didn’t always appear to be on the same page and Rodgers stressed “having patience” with players still learning the ropes when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday.

Part of that patience involves finding out what “style works best” for the receivers.

“There’s a standard I’m going to hold these guys to because I believe in them, but also there’s a patience that comes with the inexperience,” Rodgers said, via Jason Wilde of Madison.com. “I think I’ve learned how to balance that. But the direct conversations are the best way. These are good kids. They really are. They want to please, they want to do the right thing, they care about it. I’m going to figure out a way to continue to get on the same frequency with them, and at the core of it is just communication. . . . At the end of the day, that’s how that trust is built, through that direct communication.”

Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon ran for 94 yards on 15 carries in the opener, but playing from behind limited the amount the Packers ran the ball over the course of the game. Avoiding that predicament and letting the running backs play a bigger role while the receivers continue to find their footing might be a path to better results in Week Two and beyond.

47 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: I’ve got to figure out a way to get on same frequency with wideouts

  1. Bottom line … you can’t suck that much out of the cap and expect to be surrounded by talent. It’s math.

  2. Hey Aaron, maybe show up for mini camp and get some practice time in with the new wide outs. You think maybe that would help?

  3. If only there had been a way to spend some time working out with those new guys!

    He wants the coaches to do all the work. He wants to show up, remove his apricot scarf and sunglasses, and plug-and-play the receivers the way he likes it. Oh, and get paid a Kings ransom for the “privilege” of him being there.

    You don’t change the spots on a privileged, selfish liar.

  4. Well it sure didn’t help Rodgers decided to skip on the OTAs and all that- how are the rookie receivers supposed to get on Rodgers’ “frequency” ?

  5. You see, Aaron, this is why everybody was so critical of you when you missed OTAs. That’s literally why they exist.

  6. Well, maybe if he showed up for voluntary OTAs in the offseason to build a better rapport on the field with these rookie receivers, they’d be more in sync with one another right now.

  7. Considering his record against the Bears, this weekend would seem to be the salve and cure-all for the Packers…..

  8. Maybe show up for off-season workouts. You complain about the teams new receivers yet do nothing to help them or the team get better.

  9. He’s got all new wide outs but management decides to sit the diva the whole preseason??? What did they expect…that’s a GREAT way to get the communication ball rolling! GO BEARS

  10. Maybe if Rodgers had shown up for OTA’s, it would have started the development of a rapport and chemistry with the new receivers. It certainly would have helped.

  11. THis is not rocket science. Mahomes and his new receivers were working their tails off in Texas before OTA’s even started. They also put in their time in preseason. Their hard work showed in week one. Rodgers? He was he this summer? off somewhere in Peru sipping funny tea. He passed on preseason games. His lack of preseason work and lackadaisical approach showed in week one.

  12. Really torn as a Bears fan here. Weeks where Rodgers is coming off a bad game he usually bounces back with a Hall of Fame effort and with it being against the Bears I don’t see how anyone who follows the trends would bet against that. I really want to believe things might be turning around for the Bears under the new GM and coach and that maybe there are enough new players in Chicago that Rodgers hasn’t gotten completely into their heads yet… but the Bears haven’t been able to solve Green Bay since Lovie left, so…

  13. Bottom line … you can’t suck that much out of the cap and expect to be surrounded by talent. It’s math.
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    Check your math.

    He’s only the #5 among QBs this year ($28mil) $10mil less than #1 (Tannehill..)

  14. Letting Devante Adams walk was a colossal mistake
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    The Packers offered him more than the Raiders.

  15. Worst great QB ever! Guy is a terrible leader and plays games to absolve himself of responsibility which ends up working against the team.
    He complains when they dont give him weapons….as if the whole team does not need players. Thus, its the front 9ffice not him!
    Yhen when they give him weapons, he actively and publicly complains about their weaknesses.
    Watson drops his first pas, yes a bad drop, but his first pass in a n NFL game that matters in a hostile environment. Instead of being a leader and building the guys confidence, he berates him publicly by his attitude and does not look in his direction again till late in the fourth.
    How is that beneficial?
    Rodgers is a joke and will never win another Super Bowl!

  16. Yeah, if he’d been in camp earlier maybe he would have hit Watson perfectly in stride on that first play. Oh wait – he did. Well, if he’d been in camp earlier, maybe his two best OLinemen would have recovered faster from injuries and another one wouldn’t have been injured and knocked out of the game, and he would have had more time to throw – yeah, that’s it! And if he’d been in camp earlier maybe the Offensive coordinator and receivers coach would have magically found more time to teach the rookies all of the routes, signals and variations. That’s his fault too!

  17. I found myself jealous of the Geno Smith led Seahawks offense after watching the Packers offense. As a Packers fan, I was disappointed when they did not trade him. It has nothing to do with his likability or personality. It is because I do not believe he can win cold weather games, which is kind of important when you work for home field advantage all year to play cold weather games at home. I will be rooting for him to turn it around because he is still the Packers QB but the last 2 games the Packers have played have been painful to watch.

  18. It is a shame what the green bay packers are putting these kids through with all rodgers nonsense and passive agressive behavior. maybe stand up to rodgrs for once

  19. i know he dropped a key one last week but the Pack should definitely give Watson snaps and targets … i mean yeah he dropped it … but he had 2-3 yards of separation and IDK that anyone else in the WR room can do that …. he would have been long gone

    feed Watson and get the chemistry going with him … the plays will happen.

  20. Sure there is the OTA boycott issue, but the question I have is if Rodgers audibled out of called run plays to pass plays despite the Packers offense having so much success running the ball? If so, its not just a getting in sync with the WRs issue, but a failure to follow the game plan issue.

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 15, 2022 at 11:49 am
    It is a shame what the green bay packers are putting these kids through with all rodgers nonsense and passive agressive behavior. maybe stand up to rodgrs for once
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    …..yeah, didn’t they learn anything by observing the sterling characters of Moss and Peterson and how the Vikings worshipped them?

  22. feed Watson and get the chemistry going with him … the plays will happen.

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    Watson scouting report: Has had an issue with drops. Catch focus is below average.

    History says the plays will not happen

  23. cheeseisfattening says:

    History says the plays will not happen
    +++++
    Just to be clear — are you predicting that Watson isn’t going to be making plays or are you saying the scouting reports you read Watson isn’t going to be making plays?

    I recall how you pegged Gary as a bust. Want to see if your track record improves.

  24. We were told Aaron Rodgers would never be the same after the 2017 injury. Since then he’s thrown 136 touchdowns and 16 picks.

    “But lots of people don’t like him, and he’s not a great leader”. True, but so what? It’s not a popularity contest, he’s just an employee.

    When the O-line gets settled down Green Bay will win double-digit games, Rodgers will have 30+ td’s, and Green Bay will probably lose a playoff game in large part because of a drop or a miscommunication.

    And Rodgers missing OTA’s won’t have a thing to do with it.

  25. but the question I have is if Rodgers audibled out of called run plays to pass plays despite the Packers offense having so much success running the ball?
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    Of course he did. Why else do you think LaFleur was having his fits on the sideline?

  26. cheeseisfattening says:

    Watson scouting report: Has had an issue with drops. Catch focus is below average.

    History says the plays will not happen
    ———————————————————

    Watson also scored scored a 9.96 on Kent PLatt’s RAS out of a possible 10.00.
    This ranked 12 out of 2785 WR from 1987 to 2022. the kid has a rare combination of size and speed and athleticism …. keep feeding him … the plays will happen.

    The pack traded up to get him … doubt they are going to bail on his after his first game … he missed all of camp after a knee procedure

    little early to label the kid a bust …. my goodness

  27. Watson also scored scored a 9.96 on Kent PLatt’s RAS out of a possible 10.00.
    This ranked 12 out of 2785 WR from 1987 to 2022. the kid has a rare combination of size and speed and athleticism
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    cause combine numbers are never wrong!

  28. Wide Receiver
    Calvin Johnson (10.00), Matt Jones (9.99), Joe Webb (9.99), Andre Johnson (9.98), Moritz Boehringer (9.98), Javon Walker (9.97)
    Perfect indicator

  29. Rodgers is 23-4 against the Bears, and Bears fans think Packers vs. Bears is a rivalry. Comical.

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