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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jack Parkman, Apr 29, 2021.
looks like Rodgers got Lombardi on the take
Shit. Minnesota sucks worse.
Don't follow salary cap stuff, what happens if he retires?
this is a guy who hasn't spoken to his parents in like a decade. I don't think the Packers are going to back him down
I'm glad that everyone is finally seeing that it was Rodgers who was the cancer all along and he just kept Mike McCarthy from his true potential.
as a fan of *checks notes* alabama, i'll take rodgers
Jesus fucking Christ at that quote
Compassion? Special bonds? When I think NFL owner that's often the first descriptions that come to mind.
Yeah who is the owner who does fit that description?
This quote is just fantastically stupid
Mark Murphy is the only person in his position that was hired and has to answer to a board of directors. The most of the others either inherited their fortune or the franchise altogether.
yes which is why I said the article was bought and paid for by the Aaron Rodgers Foundation
Imagine being rich and spiteful enough to give back 11.5m.
isnt he dead tho
yes and the broncos died with him
The Real Real Why Aaron Rodgers' Relationship With Green Bay Deteriorated
By Wil Leitner
Jay Glazer: “For Aaron Rodgers, this has been going on for a while. This did not just happen today. There has been a contentious relationship that really began last year when the Packers too Love and did not tell Aaron Rodgers, and then claimed that they told Aaron Rodgers. They STILL claim that they told him. They did not tell him beforehand, whereas a team like the Buccaneers have gone to Tom Brady this year and said ‘hey, in case we go quarterback, would you teach him?’ That’s really how you’re supposed to do it. So it started there, and then it trickled down and got worse and worse and worse, and then this offseason where they decided to kind of basically put him on a series of one-year deals because that’s what they do with his contract. Then it just got worse. It got to the point where Aaron made it very clear that he wanted out. Other teams were so afraid to jump in there because of tampering and whatnot, and nobody really thought it was real. I first got word three weeks ago that ‘hey, we really think this might be real’, and I think even Aaron’s people said ‘OK, it’s Aaron, but he’s going to calm down.’ Not only has it not calmed down, but he’s also escalated and doubled down. He has dug his heels in, and maybe he feels he can go do TV and Jeopardy. For anybody who says they have an ‘in’ on what they’re gonna do with Jeopardy, they’re full of crap. There’s no Jeopardy ‘insider’ here. He has more options than a normal player could if he decides to, but I can tell you he’s not going to San Francisco because they’re not going to trade in the conference. Is Denver trying or a team like the Raiders? Yeah, they’re going to jump in – they’d be crazy not to… I don’t know if it gets better… You can say ‘I’m not going to play for you’ and say you’re not showing up, but they might say ‘hey, we’ve been through this before with Favre.’ A lot of players say they’re never going to play for you again, it happens a lot, and most of the time it works itself out… Just to be clear, they did not tell Aaron that they were trading up for Jordan Love. They also didn’t tell the head coach. Matt LaFleur didn’t know either. That’s the front office… And not only that, but to then not call the guy for a while after the pick…it’s Aaron Rodgers. Aaron isn’t the easiest guy in the world either, Aaron is difficult too, you can know what kind of dude you’re dealing with so let’s let him in on what’s going on here. What GMs are supposed to do is let your head coaches in and make it all-inclusive.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer explain where exactly the beef began with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers organization, as bombshell breaking news erupted Thursday morning regarding Rodgers reportedly making it clear that he wanted out.
This was just moments after it was reported that the Packers had offered up Rodgers in a trade proposal with the 49ers that would have centered around the no. 3 pick going back to Green Bay.
This was Glazer’s initial reporting on the rumors:
"There have been rumblings for a while...certainly longer than this month. This is more than just a contract deal. As one team told me today, he's done there. Out. It doesn't mean the Packers couldn't acquiesce. You look at these teams who are in this, San Francisco...Denver...the Raiders. The first teams I heard of were Denver and the Raiders, back in the first week of April. People started hearing about it more behind the scenes but in the end, it's the Packers and what they decide to do. I just talked to the Vikings GM Rick Spielman, and he said 'what do I need to send any team to get him out of there??' I don't remember when anybody else has had leverage like this. To be able to say 'I'm done' and go host Jeopardy. Aaron has something huge outside of football."
You look at the offense, you look at Matt L. and Murphy is so fucking worried about his power he might blow up the entire thing.
As a Packers fan, it makes me so fucking mad. Of course Rodgers isn’t perfect to work with, but this isn’t Brett Favre angling to retire every offseason. Rodgers has stated many times he wants to retire a Packer.
You start to address this when he doesn’t look like Aaron fucking Rodgers anymore. God damnit
Rodgers is an ego tripping butthole
Rodgers is literally threatening to retire
Stop thinking that he is blameless in this thing
I’m not saying he isn’t, but Murphy shit pisses me off the most.
I said he isn’t easy to work with. Even Brady kind of middle-fingered, correctly, Bill.
are you talking about the hitpiece that Rodgers ordered on him?
That State Farm money spends the same
I also don't believe a single word of what Rodgers says in public. He spent an entire season every week on the Pat MacAfee show talking about being in a different place mentally and only worrying about what he can control and wanting to play for Green Bay for as long as they want him. In truth he is just like MJ that holds a grudge against anyone that has ever crossed him and that probably fuels what he is as a player.
i am confused about the praise he gets for his jeopardy hosting. i thought he was awful
Aaron was ok but I liked Anderson cooper much better
Aaron Rogers for D Watson.
I think mentally he was in a good position when he is around his teammates (he seems to truly like a lot of them, I don’t think that’s fake) but 100% he holds grudges.
My point being, most of us would/do hold resentment against our own bosses if you have done almost everything asked of you and many times they have kind of ignored the fuck out of you. Normal world we look for a new job,etc.
Yes, Rodgers is paid incredibly well for his job, but he doesn’t hold the cards of picking up and leaving as much and psychologically that has always had to be such a weird feeling on the same human emotions we all have. It’s one of the big reasons you see this movement within the NBA imo.
Doesn’t always make the game better, but we often look at this from such a black & white perspective without using our own experiences with emotions. It’s probably the closest thing we can get to thinking like a player.
Plenty of sports owners develop bonds with players. It’s like any job in life. The salary cap and injuries make it less obvious in the NFL, but front offices are littered with players the owners loved. Listen to any David Samson interview on the Lebatard show and it is clear that Loria developed bonds with specific people. Dirk Nowitzki was on the Mavs for 10 years more than he should’ve been at an absurd pay. I think I heard of a story of Stephen Jackson (could be wrong on the player) having one of the owners in his wedding.
Arthur Blank. It’s why he wouldn’t fire Quinn and Dmitroff even when it was obvious they were in over theirs heads a couple years ago.
Rodgers to Gutenkust and Murphy
Will really be tough to accept if he’s played his last game for the Pack, but I’ll certainly understand it.
Just posting because yoko reference made me laugh.
He could have been a free agent 8 years ago. He signed a 4 year, $134M extension 3 years ago.
It's very odd to me how invested so many people in national media are in giving Rodgers a pass no matter what he does. He doesn't need a pass. He's awesome. He threw 48 TDs against 5 INTs last year. How is it that he doesn't have enough weapons, again?
Before "give him some weapons," it was "give him a defense." And "give him an OL.". Just seems like the standard set for the Packers for building a roster around a QB who has been paid almost $250M over the course of his career is oddly high for a team that has been as consistently good as GB has been during his career.
What should they be pressing him about more?
I never said he doesn’t like Green Bay, I said he doesn’t have the luxury of saying, ‘fuck it’ and going someplace else like most of us when shit goes bad (at least in his mind, I’m not even implying it’s shit).
I’m currently stuck in a job that was awesome 2 years ago and we lost our main boss and the new one has made it suck ass. There is a mass exodus because people have that option. Rodgers options are threatening to retire or hope to be traded to someplace he likes.
The freedom of movement isn’t really there. It’s not in a ton of situations, but few do they openly let you know in a public forum that your successor is on the docket to replace you.
I don’t know many people who have to mentally process that information and I bet it’s fucking weird.
They don't need to press him about anything, just like they don't need to act like the Packers have somehow wronged him for the last decade.
being a team leader?
Ummmm, drafting a first round QB if he’s your “quarterback for the foreseeable future” is wronging him. He’s got AT LEAST 4 more good years. They totally fucked him over last year by making an idiotic decision