Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Quarterback, is no happy camper as he criticizes the young Packers receivers group for dropping passes. Rodgers expects a lot out of his wide receivers and when they fail to meet those expectations, he is not shy about telling them. He even went as far as saying to the receivers group, “you keep dropping the ball, you’re not going to be out there”, along with some other criticisms. After these statements, Rodgers met with the group directly.
Rodgers Meets With His Wide Receivers
The day after Rodgers expressed his frustrations with the wideouts, he spoke to them at a meeting. They were called to a meeting in the quarterback meeting room at 8:45 am on Wednesday. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Rodgers didn’t call the meeting but he surely had some things to say to the group during the meeting. At the meeting were all of the teams quarterbacks as well as some members of the offensive coaching staff.
Aaron Rodgers has a public service announcement for his wide receivers. 🛎 pic.twitter.com/17fHrII3ZN
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After Rodgers rant, some may have expected that the wide receivers would be offended or wouldn’t take the criticism well. However, it appears that they all accepted the critiques well. In fact, they had good things to say about the pep talk that Rodgers gave them.
Samori Toure said, “It was just really giving us advice. Basically, letting us know that the Green Bay receiving corps has always been held to a super-high standard. All the legends who have been through here. It’s just about us carrying on that standard and stepping up.” It is clear that Toure was not the only WR who took Rodgers words of wisdom as being sincere and helpful.
Was Rodgers Rant Overboard?
Some argue that Rodgers was wrong for his rant and for targeting the wide receivers. While others view the rant and criticisms as exactly what the wideouts needed to get themselves together. Tough love is what all team players need when they are not living up to their expectations. As football players, the bar is set high and as WR Randall Cobb made clear in an interview when asked to speak on Rodgers “rant”, it doesn’t matter if they accept the criticism or not. Either they get with the program and do things the way they are meant to be done or they will be replaced. It is that simple.
Aaron Rodgers is not off the hook though. It is no secret why he is being so hard on the new WRs. Them dropping passes is one thing but Rodgers is really upset because his favorite receiver, Davante Adams, left. This is why he is being so hard on the new guys. Nevertheless, everyone is going to have their opinions on whether Aaron Rodgers was right in saying something to the wideouts or if he was being too hard on them. What do you think? Comment down below!
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