Aaron Rodgers made some polarizing comments this week
Locker rooms get tested when teams have losing records. 3-4 is where the Green Bay Packers sit after seven weeks. After three-straight losses, quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show and talked about how players on the Packers are making mistakes. Rodgers suggested that players making too many mistakes shouldn’t be on the field as much during games.
Packers fans roasted Rodgers’ statement. The defending NFL MVP hasn’t played his best football this year. Some fans want to see Jordan Love get a chance. Former Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings also took issue with Rodgers’ comments. One wondered how teammates would respond as the team got together to practice before their Week 8 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Sammy Watkins responded to Rodgers’ statement
Sammy Watkins is in his first year with the Packers. He’s missed most of the season with a hamstring injury but returned in Week 7. However, his nine years in the league have given him perspective on what kind of play is acceptable to continue getting playing time.
According to Matt Schneidman with The Athletic, Watkins said after Wednesday’s practice that he agrees with Aaron Rodgers’ assessment.
“If you’re not performing or executing … then I’m with Aaron. If I’m not playing well and I’m freaking up and busting plays, get me out of the game because that’s not helping the team.”
Sammy Watkins on Aaron Rodgers’ @PatMcAfeeShow comments: “If you’re not performing or executing … then I’m with Aaron. If I’m not playing well and I’m freaking up and busting plays, get me out of the game because that’s not helping the team.”
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 26, 2022
Aaron Rodgers seems to be speaking the truth about this Packers football team. That’s why head coach Matt LaFleur and his teammates had Rodgers back in interviews Wednesday. The Packers are losing because their players and coaches are not executing the game plan properly. Changes might need to be made to make this season a successful one.