Alright so I figured that because of the Packers' slow start that we weren't too far from an ESPN 'What's Wrong with the Pack' segment and it dropped last night on Sportscenter. But that in addition to some sports radio I was listening to yesterday has me pretty confused because it sounds as if there are people out there holding Aaron Rodgers responsible for the slow start? Really? Like I heard more than one person call in to sports radio saying something to the effect of (in best Statler and Waldorf voice) 'Aaron Rodgers needs to spend less time shooting commercials and more time playing football.' Ummmmm what? Seriously am I on planet Earth anymore? Because as far as I can tell on the list of things wrong with this team Aaron Rodgers is down at like X, Y or Z. This would be like going on a bender, waking up with a massive hangover and blaming your pain on one Miller Lite you had the other night. You sure about that? Because I think the 5 Jager bombs, 3 lunch-boxes and 3 Wise men shots maybe played a role too. And in this case the Jager bombs are Jermichael Finley's Christmas Ham hands, the lunch-boxes are a secondary that still can't cover anyone and the 3 wise men shot's are Wayne Elliot and his replacement referee crew robbing us of a win.
Now has Aaron Rodgers been perfect? No. He's missing throws he made last year but here's the thing, Rodgers had a HISTORICALLY great year last year. Dude was like the Jason Bourne of quarterbacks. He hit everyone 100% of the time. That's not going to happen every year. I mean the guy has still thrown for 1,300 yards 10 TD's and 4 INT's. Not too shabby. Bottom line is if you're an ESPN reporter standing in front of Aaron Rodgers at his locker yesterday asking if he still has confidence in himself (actual question folks) then you need to discount double check yourself at the door. Isn't there some Tim Tebow story to cover?
PS: Bingo. Exactly how I felt listening to radio and watching ESPN yesterday. Preach Jerry!