The Green Bay Packers finally won a game in Tampa Bay against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. It wasn’t easy, though. Green Bay was able to hold off a final touchdown drive by the Bucs to keep the score 14-12. De’Vondre Campbell saved the game with a major pass breakup on the final two-point conversion. After the game, Aaron Rodgers had something fascinating to say about the Buccaneers two-point conversion.
“Sometimes you see things in the game. Sometimes the Jumbotron shows things they probably shouldn’t show, even at home. I saw something. I just passed on the information,” Rodgers said in his post-game interview.
Todd Bowels Addressed Aaron Rodgers’ Comments:
On Monday, Bucs coach Todd Bowles acknowledged Rodgers’s remarks during his media session. He told reporters he plans to meet with the team’s football operations department to address the issue, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Bowles noted the purpose of the meeting will be to see what info, if any, Rodgers and the Packers may have gleaned from the Jumbotron shot of Tampa’s sideline.
While it still remains unclear exactly what Aaron Rodgers saw on the Jumbotron, it was certainly interesting hearing him reference it. Today Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Pat McAfee show and clarified what he meant.
To save you time, here’s the long and short of it…
- Rodgers is not trying to get a jumbotron operator fired.
- Green Bay’s jumbotron will wait to show the replay on close plays until the next play has occurred.
- All of this speculation started when Rodgers walked down the sideline to talk to Head Coach Matt LaFleur.
- Rodgers relayed game management tips to LaFleur, noting the Packers were passed the point of needing a timeout. So LaFleur should be open to using the Packer’s final time out while in their two-minute defense.
- Four plays before the two-point conversion, Rodgers admitted to seeing something on the Jumbotron that he then relayed to LaFleur.
- Rodgers would not expand on what exactly he saw and relayed, “loose lips sink ships.”
- Rodgers also admitted that the information he relayed had nothing to do with the two-point conversion, may not have had any effect on the game’s outcome, and is uncertain whether the info even got relayed to defensive coordinator Joe Barry.
- “If you know something is coming, you still need to go out there and execute.” – Aaron Rodgers
Either way this whole situation is certainly out of the ordinary. Rarely does a Jumbotron ever reveal what a team may or may not do during a game.