Aaron Rodgers Hopes Receivers Aren’t ‘Soft’
Aaron Rodgers is speaking his mind to the media in the early stages of the season. Last week, Rodgers took it upon himself to call out the young receivers for a ‘piss-poor’ effort on the football field. Rodgers saw it as a way to motivate the young guys especially heading into the first preseason game. Yesterday, they asked Rodgers about it again and some wondered if his language was too critical. The greatest quarterback of our lifetime laid down the absolute hammer to that idea, and I’m all here for this version of Rodgers.
Last week Aaron Rodgers spoke about his wide receivers needing to step up and he meant every word of it, professionally speaking.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) August 13, 2018
Green Bay’s defensive leader Mike Daniels said for the last few years that this team missed an ‘edge.’ Well, I think it’s a thing thing year. Rodgers seems extremely motivated this season, and he’s not going to let anyone get in his way. He doesn’t really care who he offends. Personally, it’s a dumb question by the media pool. In a football environment, you say things that are not meant to offend, rather, get people to the next level. That’s all Rodgers tried to do with his comments about the receivers. You know what? It seemed to work as all performed really well in preseason game number one.
Some think this is related to Jordy Nelson not being there. That’s true in only one regard. Rodgers does not trust the leadership of Davante Adams or Randall Cobb, therefore, he’s taking it upon himself to say more and be a voice for this team compared to letting Nelson handle it. If people are upset with Rodgers, I want to also ask those same individuals one question… Did you also criticize Rodgers for not being a vocal leader?
Mike Florio wants to make sure his opinion on Rodgers is heard too since he always needs that validation. The Packers great has been critical of Pro Football Talk’s leader in the past for some of his comments. Florio inferred that Rodgers was soft, and this whole thing is ‘ironic.’ It’s good to see Mike is still wearing his Vikings pajamas while he tweets about the best quarterback in the NFC North.