Aaron Rodgers wants to “air it out a little bit more”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not have full faith in his young receivers. But he’s ready to start using them more.

Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers told a scrum of reporters during a media session in London that he wants to throw the ball down the field more frequently.

Specifically, Rodgers was asked whether he’d like coach Matt LaFleur to turn Rodgers loose and air it out.

“Hell yeah, of course,” Rodgers said, via Demovsky. “Matt’s kind of in a grumpy mood right now. When he gets a little bit of rest and will be in a better mood, we’ll talk about airing it out a little bit more.”

LaFleur’s grumpy because of the long trip from Wisconsin to England, and the inherent disruption to the team’s schedule and routine. Rodgers would like to disrupt a routine that has the Packers not playing complete games.

“We’ve had halves of certain games where we’ve really played well and the other half has usually been pretty bad,” Rodgers said, via Demovsky. “We’ve got to try to put together four quarters and put on a show for the fans in the stadium. Hopefully, it will be predominately green and gold.”

It will be a Packers home game, technically. And it will be Green Bay’s first game in London. They’re the last team to play there.

16 responses to “Aaron Rodgers wants to “air it out a little bit more”

  1. Ugh, I’m a lifelong Packers fan but this is the problem with a diva like Rodgers. It’s obvious to anyone who has been watching him that the main thing he’s lost as he’s approaching 40 is his downfield accuracy. He still moves well, he can still whip a laser into a tight window, but those downfield passes that require a little touch have been off and I can only speculate that breaking both collar bones eventually has an effect.

    With finally having a good defense, plus Jones and Dillon at RB this is built to be a methodical, long-drive, run first team. If Aaron could concern himself more with how his brain and arm strength can help make that work instead of wanting to be the 2011 Packers this could actually be a dangerous team. But not if the QB puts his ego ahead of recognizing what the team can do well.

  2. This is a team with a 39 year old QB in a Super Bowl window, and his best receivers are Allen Lazard, Romeo Doubs, and Robert Tonyan. Completely unacceptable anywhere but Packerland where there’s no owner.

    Of the past decade plus of Packer teams choking in the playoffs to real competition, this is the most obvious one. They don’t have one real playmaker. Why settle for “good enough”?

  3. Your best shot to win this year is with the running game.

    Your best shot to win in Lambeau in the elements in January is with the running game.

    But go ahead Favre. Throw the season away…

  4. Brady has a guy that can help you get the air out.
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    Oh man. How did I miss that hanging curveball??!!

  5. His O-line is getting healthy and he has Jones and Dillon — they should be airing it out less.

  6. Try winning a playoff game Mr. Overrated
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    Genius. He’s 11-10 in the playoffs and has been to the championship game 2 out of the last three years but sure, whatever.

  7. Daniel Jones would like to air it out but like the packers, who can catch it?
    It will be the Barkely or bust game in London, its are only hope!

  8. GB, year after year, with the easiest of schedules. The only other QB to get those easy cakewalks that always led to a buy in the playoffs and a Championship game appearance was Tom Brady. The only difference between these historically over-praised QB’s getting free passes is that Rodgers can’t convert in those Championship games, even though his teams are always more rested.

  9. Rodgers is very talented and deserves the compensation he’s receiving. He’s also a ten-year postseason loser. He needs to legitimize his legacy with a SuperBowl win this year with this team. If he fails he needs to go somewhere else.

  10. JIMMIE D says:
    October 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm
    Daniel Jones would like to air it out but like the packers, who can catch it?
    It will be the Barkely or bust game in London, its are only hope!
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    Every defense in the league would love to see Daniel Jones “Airing it out”.

  11. The only difference between these historically over-praised QB’s getting free passes is that Rodgers can’t convert in those Championship games, even though his teams are always more rested.
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    The biggest difference between the two players is athletic ability. Brady has none.

    Brady won more beacuse he was on better teams. The Patriots organization is one of the best in NFL history. Arguably THE best. The Packers. Yeah, not so much.

  12. Rodgers is very talented and deserves the compensation he’s receiving. He’s also a ten-year postseason loser. He needs to legitimize his legacy with a SuperBowl win this year with this team. If he fails he needs to go somewhere else.
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    Half of those losses the D gave them absolutely no chance to win the game.

    3x he scored the final time he had the ball, and never got it back.

    He carries a $100mil cap hit if the dump him next year. When translated, its not happening. No matter how much you despise him.

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