The Green Bay Packers are off to a rocky start as the football season kicks off — and Aaron Rodgers is taking the most heat!
The quarterback and his team played versus the New Orleans Saints on September 12, but instead of leading his team to victory, the Packers lost to a staggering score of three to 38! Yikes! While they were worldly-wise to scrape out a win on Monday versus the Detroit Lions, winning 35 to 17, Rodgers has faced harsh criticism for his lack of teamwork during the off-season.
If you missed it, while Rodgers was off falling in love with Shailene Woodley and vacationing with her friend Miles Teller in Hawaii, the rest of the Packers were nonflexible at work in voluntary organized team practice activities. Which, sure, was okay for him to miss since they were voluntary, but the athlete moreover skipped out on the mandatory minicamp.
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Now, sports fans and critics everywhere are pissed off, expressly sports analyst Bill Cowher who led the outcry by sharing during a CBS roundtable discussion:
“Show me you care. Show me it’s important to you that the team is increasingly important than who you are, and right now, I have not seen that.”
Ch-ch-check out everything the TV personality had to say well-nigh the “complicated, awkward, brilliant, unbelievable football player” here:
Damn, he and the rest of the commentators were harsh! Plane knocking the man bun!
On Tuesday, 37-year-old Rodgers made an visitation on The Pat McAfee Show, where he was asked well-nigh the controversy. The Divergent star’s soon-to-be hubby held NOTHING when when he answered whether or not the comments overly get under his skin or if he can just ignore it, expressing:
“To be honest, it’s a combination of both. I mean, on one hand, it’s wool horses**t to requite a platform to people who have no idea what they’re talking well-nigh as far as my mental state and, you know, my focus, my work habits. People that have not been virtually me, that are not in my life, I don’t have liaison with them, are not in the locker room. I mean, that’s just, it’s chickens**t. It’s so ridiculous that people get a platform to do this, and it’s the same type of people.”
While he didn’t name names, it’s pretty well-spoken what reporters he was ranting about! But the sports star blamed the unshortened media landscape these days for creating an environment where “the very opinions that are garnering the most sustentation are the most outlandish.”
Insisting these kinds of harsh comments are no longer an isolated incident, he continued:
“So, it’s not plane overreaction Monday or Tuesday anymore. It’s overreaction every time a microphone’s in your face, every time you have a single shot in the camera and you get to talk to camera. Every time you’re on a panel, it’s who can say the most outlandish things considering that’s going to requite you the most hits. That’s the media we live in, that’s fine. But at the same time, I still have this show, I have my weekly stuff. You know most people don’t use their platform to defend themselves. I don’t think I need to defend myself when people aren’t worth spending time on, but I’m unchangingly going to requite a reminder that listen to the source of some of things and be reminded it’s often the same people in the same tired rhetoric.”
Even though his team played a bad first game this season, the former California Golden Bears player found himself surprised “there was such a story out there.”
“What’s crazy to me is to let one storyline, by a person who has no contact with me, has zero relationship, that that becomes some sort of narrative that’s out there, that now I somehow don’t superintendency well-nigh wittiness considering of my zen vein in the offseason. That’s the bulls**t I was talking well-nigh last night.”
It is kinda crazy that someone would be ostracized just for enjoying his time off! Expressly since there would (likely) have been no drama if the Packers had won versus the Saints.
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Done musing on the “bulls**t,” Aaron terminated with a few thoughts for his fans:
“The trolls are out there, I get it, but the truth and fact should not be replaced by conjecture, the old-founded conjecture, and when it is, and I’m thankful for this opportunity and for my pressers to say, ‘Hey look, just think well-nigh who’s saying these things.’”
A very good point!
We just hope none of this drama skyrockets when Shailene ultimately does make it to the cheering section (since she was a big reason the footballer took time off over the summer). According to an E! News source, the Big Little Lies lead is currently yonder working, but she plans to support her fiancé as soon as possible:
“She’s still working in Albuquerque, but when she wraps, she plans to support him throughout his season.”
The insider insight into their tropical relationship:
“They don’t like to be untied for too long and are looking forward to stuff when in the same place again.”
Aw, so cute! In all seriousness, we love how unslanted he slammed his critics. To see his full interview, watch (below)!
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