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Offline Cal2GreenBay  
#1 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 9:09:54 AM(UTC)
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Aaron on the 49ers loss

Okay guys, listen to the last minute of this interview.
(you will have to turn up the volume to hear the question).

If my ears are not mistaken, the question comes from one of the local columnists in Green Bay.
He does the packer interviews on packers.com(well respected guy)

Anyhow, the question was "do you feel there is a gap between these two teams now?"

Aaron's answer to that?

"I don't understand the question"

The columnist repeated it and Aaron smirked with a smug annoyance and replied

"I don't appreciate that question, nor do I understand it..."

That is a legitimate question!!?

Why can't Aaron even be honest about that?

It takes brevity to honestly assess your team.

Aaron could say things like "We are jut not where we need to be..that's the gap"

But instead, he takes this defensive, sour, approach that is starting to leak out about his leadership (ala Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. Personally I think Jennings talks too much and contradicts being humble with his talking..but that's another story for another day).

I met Aaron at the Philadelphia airport, and he seems like an okay guy. But even then, Aaron's personality was a little chippy.

However, this question after the 9ers game was not warranting that kind of response.

Nitpicking? Maybe.

I think he's just trying to not acknowledge a gap and feels his team is still the top dog.

Reality and perception are not always the same, and a 110mil QB would serve himself well to be honest about it.

To me, that would show more leadership.


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Offline Zero2Cool  
#2 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 9:17:50 AM(UTC)
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This is common with the Packers and how they are brainwashed. When do you hear anyone within the Packers say clearly they messed up? Instead you hear "maybe i could have held onto the ball better" or "i might have been in the less optimum position to make the play" or "we gave them the game" or something to that affect.

I bemoaned about this last year too. Just own up to it. You are human. You made a mistake.

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Offline gbguy20  
#3 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 9:28:18 AM(UTC)
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Since we brought up Greg Jennings I bet he misses Arod now
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Offline nerdmann  
#4 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 9:41:51 AM(UTC)
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Aaron is a bit of a mental case.

It's one of the reasons I believe he's obsessed with Favre's records.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline Pack93z  
#5 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 9:57:01 AM(UTC)
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I make no bones about it.. I don't care for the over hype and blame a QB gets.. he is just another player on the squad.

Heck, going to a large number of football camps around the midwest as a youth.. and having to look at the freaking red pansy ass jersey probably has buried more bias into me than it should.

But I don't see the issue with this response.. for a couple different reasons.

1. I get Aaron Rodgers to a large point.. ultra competitive and becomes emotionally invested. I got my ass handed to me a number of times on the field.. but after each snap, no matter how badly I was getting whipped... I would line up pissed that I was getting whipped.

Of course this is very different and hardly compare in scale, but you damn skippy that I probably wouldn't admit the guy across from me was better... goes back to the competitiveness ingrained in the person.

2. Personally, I think post game interviews are somewhat skewed based on the range of emotions these guys go through. I think candor and responses should be measured differently based on the time the interviews are conducted. Midweek at a presser.. yeah, I probably would react differently to Q&A answers than post game.

The Packers have worked all off season focused on this single game.. and came up short. I get the disappointment and any "offense" taken based on interview questions in a post game setting.

3. I truly think Rodgers messes with the media.. a bit.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline steveishere  
#6 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 10:44:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Aaron is a bit of a mental case.

It's one of the reasons I believe he's obsessed with Favre's records.


No, the reason you believe that is because you are a bit of a mental case
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#7 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 10:56:21 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
No, the reason you believe that is because you are a bit of a mental case


Let's ease up on the personal barrage here please. He's entitled to his (my opinion, delusional) opinion just as you and others. IF we all agreed, what the heck fun would that be? :)


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Offline Yerko  
#8 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 1:29:48 PM(UTC)
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What would Rodgers saying "yes, there is a gap between our two teams" accomplish in a positive way for him and for his team? Just curious.

Even if there was a gap, I'd expect him to lie about it.
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Offline DoddPower  
#9 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 2:08:23 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Cal2GreenBay Go to Quoted Post
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Nitpicking? Maybe.


No maybe about it. The answer is yes. Another complete non-issue. It's funny watching the over-reaction after a loss.

Offline Wade  
#10 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 2:24:32 PM(UTC)
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1. He's a quarterback. He's supposed to be an asshole from time to time. It's part of the job description.

2. Who cares if a "journalist" feels put upon? Soon people are going to be upset about someone being nasty to a lawyer.

3. Wait a minute. Florio's already done that. Never mind.
None of the above. It wouldn't have been a wasted vote. Obama and Romney -- Those were the wasted votes.
Offline Cheesey  
#11 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 2:24:46 PM(UTC)
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Here is how I see this.
None of us know what is said behind
closed doors at lambeau field.
I bet they talk over the weak areas
and how to fix them.
Admitting the obvious...what would that
accomplish?
"Yeah, we sucked and won't even try to
fix what's obviously wrong".
Would that make it all better?

Just fix it and go on from there. That's all
they can do anyways.
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Offline Wade  
#12 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 2:26:25 PM(UTC)
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For the first time since March I missed my television yesterday for a few hours.

But I don't miss listening to sports reporters/journalists/tv personalities/columnists/hacks one bit.

I could care less what AR, MM, TT, or even Jay Cutler, say to or do to journalists.

Pfft on the whole species.
None of the above. It wouldn't have been a wasted vote. Obama and Romney -- Those were the wasted votes.
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Offline nerdmann  
#13 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 2:28:40 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yerko Go to Quoted Post
What would Rodgers saying "yes, there is a gap between our two teams" accomplish in a positive way for him and for his team? Just curious.

Even if there was a gap, I'd expect him to lie about it.


Fact is there is no gap. Not personnel wise anyway.

The only "gap" is in the respective coaches having their teams ready to play for a full 60. That's where the gap is. Now Aaron can't SAY that, but he doesn't have to be a bitch about it either.
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Offline Yerko  
#14 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 2:49:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann Go to Quoted Post
Fact is there is no gap. Not personnel wise anyway.

The only "gap" is in the respective coaches having their teams ready to play for a full 60. That's where the gap is. Now Aaron can't SAY that, but he doesn't have to be a bitch about it either.


Saying he doesn't appreciate a question that (in your words) he isn't allowed to answer makes him a bitch?
The media knows what can and can't be asked and what they are going to get good and bad answers too....that's part of the job. Since this guy is highly looked at as a journalist, there is a good chance he knows he isn't going to get an answer.

Screw Rodgers for being a honest bitch though...that bitch. Confused
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#15 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2013 4:03:29 PM(UTC)
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Aaron Rodgers is just like any other player. We are owed NOTHING in their answers. Sadly, the NFL requires them to speak to the media and that begs the question, how would you feel if you were forced to answer questions after an extremely difficult loss?

Funny how we're quick to blast someone without remotely putting any effort to put ourselves in their shoes for a millisecond.

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