Former Green Bay Packers tight player Jermichael Finley made headlines recently when he questioned the work ethic of former NFL teammate and reigning most valuable player in the NFL, Aaron Rogers, and even went as far as to tell that the Packers should be prepared to move to Jordan Love if Rogers fails to reclaim troops following the 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. That was before Rogers and company shot down the Detroit Lions on Monday. night to celebrate his first win of the season.
In accordance with Chris Bumbaka of USA Today, during his appearance on Tuesday’s Pat McAfee Show, Rogers was asked about those who question his dedication. The future Hall of Famer didn’t hold back, answering.
“It is absolutely (abusive) to give people a platform who have no idea what they are talking about in terms of my mental state and my focus, my work habits – people who are not in my life or with whom I have not communicated – they or not in the locker room, “Rogers replied.” It’s just (expletive). It’s so ridiculous that people can get a platform to do this. ”
“I will always remind you,” Hear the source about some of these things. ” Often these are the same people, in the same tiresome rhetoric. I was just surprised after the first week when this story appeared.
“What’s crazy for me is that one storyline, written by a person who is not in contact with me, zero relationship, becomes a kind of narrative that’s out there somewhere that now somehow I don’t care about the ball from- for my relationship with Zen during the Offseason. This is the (swearing) night I talked about (Monday).
“Truth and fact should not be replaced by an assumption, an unreasonable assumption. When that happens, I am grateful for this opportunity and for my (press conferences), which I can say, “Hey, listen, just think about who is saying this.” ‘”
Rogers didn’t mention Finley by name, but it seems unlikely that the ringing caller was referring to anyone else. The 37-year-old told fans and the media last week that the team did not experience any “panic” after the defeat to New Orleans, and the question is whether he now has a little extra motivation to silence the critics going forward.
The Packers are playing at the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday night. San Francisco improved to 2-0 with a 17-11 win over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.