Aaron Rodgers Falls On His Sword as Green Bay Packers Suffer Loss to the Tennessee Titans
Say what you want about Aaron Rodgers, and many don’t hold back on their view of the veteran NFL star, but at least the Green Bay Packers quarterback doesn’t mince his words and is usually more than capable of admitting his own failings and was once again happy to do so after his team’s latest loss of the season.
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Green Bay, who started with a 3-1 record after four games, is now 4-7 and in a world of trouble, and the chances of missing out on the postseason for only the third time in 14 seasons are growing by the week.
Rodgers, who is usually very dependable in tough wintry conditions, put in a woeful display and was more than willing to shoulder his portion of the blame;
“I’ve got to throw the ball better than I did tonight,”
“Not a lot of margin for error for us and definitely not against a team that gives you some opportunities. We’ve got to have those plays.”
When asked to consider the reasons for his poor display, Rodgers was unable to pinpoint any individual issue;
“I couldn’t tell you [or] point to one thing,”
“I’m not going to make excuses about my thumb. It’s been the same since [he hurt it against the] New York [Giants]. I don’t know. I’ve got to go back and look at it.”
“I felt like fundamentally I was in a good spot. I just didn’t have the same type of consistent grip and ball coming out the same way. I threw a lot of kind of wobblers tonight. There was some wind. Just missed a few throws I should have had. Definitely the one to Sammy and the one to Allen.”
Obviously, it’s hard to lump too much blame on Rodgers; after all, the 38-year-old has completed back-to-back NFL MVP seasons and is still a very capable performer. However, whichever way you cut it, the Packers are now third in the NFC North and four wins off the Minnesota Vikings, and any hope they have of salvaging their season requires an immediate change in fortunes.
Next up for the Packers are the Philadelphia Eagles, who are 9-1, and, therefore, a very tough nut to crack. What follows next are two very winnable games against two losing record teams in the shape of the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams, so perhaps there is at least a little light at the end of the tunnel.
Some have suggested that coach Matt LaFleur consider using youngster Jordan Love from this point onwards, which would be tantamount to admitting the season is done and dusted, but Rodgers hasn’t admitted defeat just yet;
“If we play up to our potential, we can win our last six games,”
“I’m confident in that. Obviously, I’ve got to play up to my potential. Tonight wasn’t it.” Rodgers added.