Former Inexperienced Bay Packers tight finish Jermichael Finley not too long ago generated headlines when he questioned the work ethic of former teammate and reigning NFL Most Helpful Participant Aaron Rodgers and even went as far as to say that the Packers wanted to be able to make the change to Jordan Love if Rodgers could not rally the troops again following a 38-3 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. That was earlier than Rodgers and firm downed the Detroit Lions Monday night time to notch their first win of the season.
Based on Chris Bumbaca of USA At present, Rodgers was requested throughout Tuesday’s look on “The Pat McAfee Present” about those that would doubt his dedication to the trigger. The longer term Corridor of Famer did not maintain again when answering.
“It is absolute (expletive) to provide individuals a platform who do not know what they’re speaking about so far as my psychological state and my focus, my work habits – people who find themselves not in my life or I’ve not had communication with them or not within the locker room,” Rodgers answered. “That is simply (expletive). It is so ridiculous that folks can get a platform to do that.”
“I am at all times going to provide a reminder, ‘Hearken to the supply on a few of these issues.’ It is usually the identical individuals, in the identical drained rhetoric. I used to be simply shocked after Week 1 there was such a narrative on the market.
“What’s loopy to me is to let one storyline, by an individual who has no contact with me, zero relationship, that turns into some form of narrative that is on the market, that now I someway do not care about ball due to my Zen perspective through the offseason. That is the (expletive) I used to be speaking about (Monday) night time.
“The reality and truth shouldn’t be changed by conjecture, ill-founded conjecture. When it’s, I am grateful for this chance and my (press conferences) to have the ability to say, ‘Hey look, simply take into consideration who’s saying this.'”
Rodgers did not point out Finley by title, but it surely appears unlikely the signal-caller would’ve been referring to anyone else. The 37-year-old informed followers and the media final week the group wasn’t experiencing any “freak out” following the loss to New Orleans, and one wonders if he now has slightly additional motivation to silence critics transferring ahead.
The Packers play on the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday night time. San Francisco improved to 2-0 with a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles this previous Sunday.