The Packes lost to the Giants 27-22 in embarrassing fashion. After taking a 17-3 lead, the team imploded. The offense stalled out due to poor playcalling and the defense couldn’t stop anything. Once the game ended, it seems that the frustration is beginning to boil over. Aaron Rodgers and his teammates are at odds over the Jets game following the loss.
Rodgers and His Teammates At Odds
Some players in the locker room — including Jaire Alexander — were talking about potentially losing next week to the Jets. "We've got to check ourselves on that because that's not winning football," said Aaron Rodgers. "Ja's my guy, but we don't need to be talking about that."
— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) October 9, 2022
Some players, including star cornerback Jaire Alexander, were talking about potentially losing to the Jets next week. Aaron Rodgers had some strong words for talk like that. “We’ve got to check ourselves on that because that’s not winning football.” Rodgers said. He went on to say that Jaire is his guy but that isn’t the attitude the team needs. A loss isn’t great but fighting within the team is even worse. To already be looking forward to next week and considering it a possible loss is not what you want to hear out of a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. The team especially does not need Aaron Rodgers and his teammates to be at odds during this crucial point of the season.
A Loss Is An Opportunity
Let’s go optimistic for a second. Winning ugly is great but often you learn more from a loss than you do a win. This could be the catalyst that causes the Packers to fix a lot of their issues. Or it could go the other way. Comments like the ones above show it might be going the other way. As teams face adversity, they can either come together or tear each other apart. Hopefully the Packers are going to come together after this loss instead of the opposite.
The loss is still fresh. Emotions are running high. However, Rodgers and his teammates being at odds is not what you want to see on top of all of the other issues this loss exposed. The Packers still have a favorable next two weeks to get things right before the difficult part of the schedule. If they cannot, this may be a very disappointing season.