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(YardBarker)   Aaron Rodgers has some very stern words for his rookie receivers. Apparently they weren't aware they were supposed to skip OTAs to play golf and get astrology tattoos   (yardbarker.com) divider line
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2022-07-07 11:21:52 AM  
If I had the choice to continue rooting for a losing Lions franchise or rooting for a winning Lions franchise led by Aaron Rodgers, the answer would take longer than you would think.
 
2022-07-07 11:46:28 AM  
Million-dollar arm, ten-cent brain. He sat in a chair for umpteen hours getting that piece of shiat, but he couldn't sit in a chair for 15 seconds to get a COVID shot? He's a nutjob, and I just hope that he throws the ball and shuts the fark up this season. I liked him better when I didn't know what a wackadoo he was.
 
2022-07-07 11:51:22 AM  
He's going to wind up grifting like schilling and Favre. Undoubtedly MAGA types.
 
2022-07-07 12:15:00 PM  
Make sure you do the vaccination status double check
 
2022-07-07 12:18:23 PM  
I thought he retired.
 
2022-07-07 12:23:58 PM  

edmo: I thought he retired.


Only from sanity and reality.
 
2022-07-07 12:31:03 PM  
He's become an insufferable douche-nozzle.

"Hey Rodgers...discount double-fark!"
 
2022-07-07 12:36:03 PM  
I thought his old girl friend was way out, but his new one with all this kook stuff takes the cake.
 
2022-07-07 12:36:30 PM  
Davante Adams rejected more money from the Packers to play with Derek Carr instead.  He either wanted to get away from Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, or this team that continually gives Aaron Rodgers what he wants only to have him want more.
 
2022-07-07 12:39:27 PM  
OK, dude. We get it. You can't force the ball into Adams anymore, so you're planning on forcing the ball into Lazard now. So we can expect you to get down a few points in a playoff game and forget all your other receivers are on the field because they didn't look at you the right way in a training camp practice in August. Got it.

I'm at the point where I'm ready to just ignore what this guy has to say until he proves he can win us a title again. Until you do that, you're just kinda a d-bag, sir.

It's sad. We had two all-world quarterbacks who turned out to be headcases in their own unique ways. Heck, Steve Young ended up more likeable than Favre and Rodgers and Young's related to the guy who came up with the Mormon religion, for Pete's sake.
 
2022-07-07 12:42:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Davante Adams rejected more money from the Packers to play with Derek Carr instead.  He either wanted to get away from Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, or this team that continually gives Aaron Rodgers what he wants only to have him want more.


I know we should take what players say to the media with a grain of salt, but I do believe Adams just legit wanted to be a Raider, and with college teammate Carr, more than anything else. I think he knows the Packers have a better chance of winning, he was going to make more money, and even that he was going to get the ball more, and better, with Rodgers. But sometimes, a guy just wants what he wants.
 
2022-07-07 12:49:01 PM  

Sorelian's Ghost: If I had the choice to continue rooting for a losing Lions franchise or rooting for a winning Lions franchise led by Aaron Rodgers, the answer would take longer than you would think.


You know, if you'd offered this choice before the pandemic, I would have said 'Oh hell ya, the Lions should take Aaron Rodgers as their QB! No brainer!

But now....I've been thinking about this for about five minutes aaannnd I still can't decide.

\And I use to like and respect Aaron Rodgers.
 
2022-07-07 12:52:13 PM  

Pfighting Polish: Rapmaster2000: Davante Adams rejected more money from the Packers to play with Derek Carr instead.  He either wanted to get away from Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, or this team that continually gives Aaron Rodgers what he wants only to have him want more.

I know we should take what players say to the media with a grain of salt, but I do believe Adams just legit wanted to be a Raider, and with college teammate Carr, more than anything else. I think he knows the Packers have a better chance of winning, he was going to make more money, and even that he was going to get the ball more, and better, with Rodgers. But sometimes, a guy just wants what he wants.


I really don't know.  Maybe even wanting a change of scenery or to be closer to home (Palo Alto).  I'm a bit skeptical of wanting to play with Derek Carr.
 
2022-07-07 1:05:32 PM  
He's a turd and I hope he loses every game he plays in.

And yes I'm jealous he banged Shaileen Woodley. And Danica Patrick.
 
2022-07-07 1:14:57 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Million-dollar arm, ten-cent brain. He sat in a chair for umpteen hours getting that piece of shiat, but he couldn't sit in a chair for 15 seconds to get a COVID shot? He's a nutjob, and I just hope that he throws the ball and shuts the fark up this season. I liked him better when I didn't know what a wackadoo he was.


Now now, only Colin Kaepernick has ever mixed politics with sports
 
2022-07-07 1:42:23 PM  
I love him and I hope he wins every game this year and another MVP.
 
2022-07-07 2:53:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I really don't know.  Maybe even wanting a change of scenery or to be closer to home (Palo Alto).  I'm a bit skeptical of wanting to play with Derek Carr.


This could be an act. Or this could be two guys who legit like each other.
 
2022-07-07 3:49:58 PM  
Hearing a guy who bailed on getting his Covid shot stressing "accountability" is a laugh.
 
2022-07-07 5:56:52 PM  
"I like production over potential. We have some production. We have a lot of potential. So we need to temper expectations and heighten the accountability. I think that's the most important thing for those guys. There are guys who've done some things in the league and there are guys that haven't and they're going to get opportunities, so reasonable expectations for those guys and then high expectations and accountability for the entire room."

Those are stern words?  More like vapid words to me.
 
2022-07-07 8:28:11 PM  

Pfighting Polish: Rapmaster2000: Davante Adams rejected more money from the Packers to play with Derek Carr instead.  He either wanted to get away from Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, or this team that continually gives Aaron Rodgers what he wants only to have him want more.

I know we should take what players say to the media with a grain of salt, but I do believe Adams just legit wanted to be a Raider, and with college teammate Carr, more than anything else. I think he knows the Packers have a better chance of winning, he was going to make more money, and even that he was going to get the ball more, and better, with Rodgers. But sometimes, a guy just wants what he wants.


I thought a lot of that decision came down to Rodgers' future.  Pretty sure he had discussions with Rodgers that pretty much confirmed that either through retirement or just GTFO of Green Bay that Rodgers had 1, maybe 2 tops, years left in Green Bay.  As a receiver, do you really want to sign a long-term deal to have probably 1 more year with Rodgers and then be shackled to Jordan farking Love? Or worse?
 
2022-07-07 9:44:06 PM  
Rodgers would be tolerable if he had more than stats to back up his greatness. He sucks in the playoffs. To have his level of talent and win only one SB...fark that. Favre would've won two if (a) Holmgren hadn't screwed the pooch with that game plan against Denver, and (b) Terrell Davis didn't play the best game of his career. Rodgers is the king of "woulda, coulda, shoulda."
 
2022-07-08 6:39:42 AM  

K3rberos: I thought a lot of that decision came down to Rodgers' future.  Pretty sure he had discussions with Rodgers that pretty much confirmed that either through retirement or just GTFO of Green Bay that Rodgers had 1, maybe 2 tops, years left in Green Bay.  As a receiver, do you really want to sign a long-term deal to have probably 1 more year with Rodgers and then be shackled to Jordan farking Love? Or worse?


I'll counter your pessimistic view with the more optimistic one that you can also look at LaFleur, and even Gutekunst, as trending much better than a lot of other coach/GM combos, and arguably better than anything the Raiders have shown through who-knows-how-many years. No, Love may not be the answer. But one or two more years of Rodgers could have even turned into more if Adams stayed, unless they won a title and Rodgers retired, in which case, yay, you won a title, after which anything probably feels like gravy. And it's entirely possible, given what we've seen of Love, the Packers might actually be thinking of a future where Love doesn't even get the chance to start in Green Bay because someone else comes along.

There's more than one solution, and all of them involve unknowns. Ultimately, you make a decision as much on the present as anything, and I think, in the present, Adams has had years of wanting to wear silver and black and his buddy at QB.

BrianGriffin: Rodgers would be tolerable if he had more than stats to back up his greatness. He sucks in the playoffs. To have his level of talent and win only one SB...fark that. Favre would've won two if (a) Holmgren hadn't screwed the pooch with that game plan against Denver, and (b) Terrell Davis didn't play the best game of his career. Rodgers is the king of "woulda, coulda, shoulda."


I find it easier to explain Rodgers having more trouble winning more than Favre.

Favre had a defense with Reggie White up front and LeRoy Butler in the back, now both Hall of Famers, from 1993-98, plus Sean Jones for three years, and I really don't think you can discredit how good many of his receivers were, from Sharpe to Brooks to Freeman to Jennings to half of Donald Driver's career. Yes, Favre won them some games, many of which were balanced out by how many he lost with silly interceptions. There were a healthy amount of games, if not seasons, where a system quarterback probably would have gotten the Packers further.

Rodgers has had a heck of a lot less talent around him. The only defensive players he's had whose time in Green Bay was Hall-worthy are Charles Woodson and maybe Clay Matthews, though Matthews was hurt half the time. Rodgers has dealt with Ted Thompson's draft and develop, anti-free agent philosophy most of his career. Yes, the last couple years, Rodgers has not played particularly well in the postseason. But even at times when he did, the Packers found ways to lose around him. Brandon Bostick. Not even letting Rodgers touch the ball in Arizona. A complete inability to stop Colin Kaepernick.

I have far more trouble pointing to things Rodgers did in playoff games and saying, "There, that was the problem," than I do saying, "Maybe it was these six interceptions Favre threw against the Rams," or "Maybe 4th & 26 wouldn't have been a thing if Favre wouldn't have thrown a pick when the Packers won the toss in OT" or "Maybe it was the pick Favre threw on the second play of OT against the Giants."

But yeah, Favre was "more entertaining" and "didn't care about stats as much." Yeah, and it probably did him worse rather than better.
 
2022-07-08 7:25:53 AM  

Pfighting Polish: K3rberos: I thought a lot of that decision came down to Rodgers' future.  Pretty sure he had discussions with Rodgers that pretty much confirmed that either through retirement or just GTFO of Green Bay that Rodgers had 1, maybe 2 tops, years left in Green Bay.  As a receiver, do you really want to sign a long-term deal to have probably 1 more year with Rodgers and then be shackled to Jordan farking Love? Or worse?

I'll counter your pessimistic view with the more optimistic one that you can also look at LaFleur, and even Gutekunst, as trending much better than a lot of other coach/GM combos, and arguably better than anything the Raiders have shown through who-knows-how-many years. No, Love may not be the answer. But one or two more years of Rodgers could have even turned into more if Adams stayed, unless they won a title and Rodgers retired, in which case, yay, you won a title, after which anything probably feels like gravy. And it's entirely possible, given what we've seen of Love, the Packers might actually be thinking of a future where Love doesn't even get the chance to start in Green Bay because someone else comes along.

There's more than one solution, and all of them involve unknowns. Ultimately, you make a decision as much on the present as anything, and I think, in the present, Adams has had years of wanting to wear silver and black and his buddy at QB.

BrianGriffin: Rodgers would be tolerable if he had more than stats to back up his greatness. He sucks in the playoffs. To have his level of talent and win only one SB...fark that. Favre would've won two if (a) Holmgren hadn't screwed the pooch with that game plan against Denver, and (b) Terrell Davis didn't play the best game of his career. Rodgers is the king of "woulda, coulda, shoulda."

I find it easier to explain Rodgers having more trouble winning more than Favre.

Favre had a defense with Reggie White up front and LeRoy Butler in the back, now both Hall of Famers, from 1993-98, plus Sean Jones for three years, and I really don't think you can discredit how good many of his receivers were, from Sharpe to Brooks to Freeman to Jennings to half of Donald Driver's career. Yes, Favre won them some games, many of which were balanced out by how many he lost with silly interceptions. There were a healthy amount of games, if not seasons, where a system quarterback probably would have gotten the Packers further.

Rodgers has had a heck of a lot less talent around him. The only defensive players he's had whose time in Green Bay was Hall-worthy are Charles Woodson and maybe Clay Matthews, though Matthews was hurt half the time. Rodgers has dealt with Ted Thompson's draft and develop, anti-free agent philosophy most of his career. Yes, the last couple years, Rodgers has not played particularly well in the postseason. But even at times when he did, the Packers found ways to lose around him. Brandon Bostick. Not even letting Rodgers touch the ball in Arizona. A complete inability to stop Colin Kaepernick.

I have far more trouble pointing to things Rodgers did in playoff games and saying, "There, that was the problem," than I do saying, "Maybe it was these six interceptions Favre threw against the Rams," or "Maybe 4th & 26 wouldn't have been a thing if Favre wouldn't have thrown a pick when the Packers won the toss in OT" or "Maybe it was the pick Favre threw on the second play of OT against the Giants."

But yeah, Favre was "more entertaining" and "didn't care about stats as much." Yeah, and it probably did him worse rather than better.


Favre threw 332 interceptions to get his 508 touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers has a legitimate chance to get to 500 TDs before he gets to 100 picks. Favre apparently also stole some welfare money and sexually harassed everyone and openly supported Trump. AA Ron is such a douche it's not 100 percent I like him more. Go Anthony Dilweg, Blair Kiel, Randy Wright, Don Majkowski, Mike Tomczach, Matt Flynn and Jordan Love.
 
2022-07-08 11:22:26 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: Favre threw 332 interceptions to get his 508 touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers has a legitimate chance to get to 500 TDs before he gets to 100 picks. Favre apparently also stole some welfare money and sexually harassed everyone and openly supported Trump. AA Ron is such a douche it's not 100 percent I like him more. Go Anthony Dilweg, Blair Kiel, Randy Wright, Don Majkowski, Mike Tomczach, Matt Flynn and Jordan Love.


Rodgers makes me think of the Tyra Banks GIF. I was rooting for him. We were all rooting for him.

I was interning at a TV station in 2005 and was part of one of the first Milwaukee interview scrums with him after he was drafted at a charitable golf event. He seemed aloof, distant and uncomfortable. He seemed like the kind of guy who didn't like media and attention -- not uncommon -- but I was admittedly a little off-put.

Then we all found out dude was really smart and I felt a certain kinship with him. It made me think he was aloof and distant because he's a massive geek, which sometimes comes with knowing you don't think like everyone else and feeling like you can't relate and people can't relate to you. I feel that way sometimes.

He backed that up with the GoT and Jeopardy things, which made me like him even more. It matched his style of play: Making wise decisions and doing the smart thing, which was a relief after having a redneck for a QB who didn't know what a nickelback was and just flung the ball wherever. I even was able to look past Rodgers' family and female foibles. The most painful part of being misunderstood can be being misunderstood by even those closest to you.

But then he went full Joe Rogan on us with the vaccination thing and it was just massively disappointing.

In this state that seems to be getting increasingly rednecky by the day, Rodgers had been a kind of shining light. Those of us who appreciated the geekdom stood up for him for a long time. But then he went heel turn on us and I and many others were so let down.

At the end of the day, I root for the team as a unit rather than the players individually because the team represents my state and communities and their people (the Milwaukee/Packers tie is, and always will be, strong) and I want to see my community and neighbors successful and happy in all that they do. I wanted to like Rodgers for more than just helping my team win. But yeah, now I'm just rooting for him solely because he's the best option for my team to win and that's it. I was hoping they weren't going to resign him, that we could just cut bait and move on because I've grown tired of his enjoying making everyone breathless with his cryptic words. I was ready to rip the bandage off. But if the marriage of convenience has to continue, so be it. I'm rooting for the Packers, not necessarily Rodgers, if that makes sense.
 
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