Aaron Rodgers had a rather unusual response to the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Tennessee Titans, and fans couldn’t contain themselves.
After beating the Dallas Cowboys last week to break their five-game losing streak, this was supposed to be the week the Green Bay Packers doubled down and continued to get their season back on track and make a late push for the playoffs.
And after finally getting up to speed with his receivers, including three touchdown passes to Christian Watson last week, Aaron Rodgers would return to the form that has seen him win the league MVP award in each of the past two seasons. .
But a funny thing happened on the way to the wedding, as the Packers lost at home to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 27-17, leaving them with a 4-7 and again with a little mountain to climb if they are to qualify for the playoffs.
Aaron Rodgers finds something else to blame
During the Packers’ recent poor form, Rodgers found a lot of people to blame for why they weren’t playing to the level expected. He complained about the level they were at during pre-season, before further adding to his criticism slamming them both and the team’s plan after their loss to the New York Jets, he then went even further by stating that players who continue to make mistakes should be removed from the team.
Now he seems to have found someone else, or rather something else to blame for their game, the weather. Speaking after the game (as quoted by NFL.com), he felt the wind had an impact on his own play in the loss, saying:
I’m not going to apologize for my thumb, it’s been the same since New York. I do not know. I have to go back and watch it. I felt like I was basically in a good place. I just didn’t have the same kind of consistent grip and the ball came out the same. I threw a lot of wobblers tonight. There was wind. I just missed a few throws that I should have made.
Rodgers went 24-39 for 227 yards and 2 touchdowns on the night, while counterpart Ryan Tannehill went 22-27 for 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, and Titans running back Derrick Henry went 2-2 for 4 yards and a touchdown, so not too sure if the wind could really be considered a factor as the other guys seemed to handle it just fine.
Perhaps that’s why fans on social media were so quick to mock Rodgers for his comments when they were relayed online:
You wonder what his next excuse will be if and when they lose their next game, and whether or not he’s going to blame himself.
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