Ep 11: Green Bay bends the knee
Aaron Rodgers played us for a fool, was caught in his lie and, then, created a nationwide firestorm. Should the Packers be surprised? No. On the field, they sure missed him dearly, too.
Surely, the Green Bay Packers expected more drama from their dramatic quarterback this 2021 season. They know him better than anyone.
My God, what a week this was.
Unless you’re just waking up from a coma, you’ve followed the madness. Aaron Rodgers was caught in his lie, went scorched earth on The Pat McAfee Show and then, without their MVP quarterback, the Packers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 13-7, at Arrowhead Stadium. The deception seems to be what ticked everyone off most, the fact that Rodgers wanted the world to believe he was vaccinated back in late August.
So, on Tuesday, Rodgers offered a non-apology by saying: “Anybody who felt mislead by those comments, I take full responsibility for those comments.”
There’s quite a bit to unpack here — off and on the field.
Bob offers his full thoughts on Rodgers and we closely examine Jordan Love’s first start. It was a challenge but, as the tape shows, the miscues weren’t all on Love, either. Head coach Matt LaFleur did his young quarterback no favors. On the defensive side of the ball, there was a lot to like in KC, too.
Also, this week’s “McGinn Memory” is another beaut. Bob looks back at another quarterback’s first appearance.
Appreciate you all listening and waiting an extra day for this week’s pod.
Bob McGinn’s Football Awards
(maximum is 5, minimum is one-half)
OFFENSIVE LINE: 2
QUARTERBACKS: 1 ½
RUNNING BACKS: 4
DEFENSIVE LINE: 3
DEFENSIVE BACKS: 4 ½
KICKERS: 1 ½
SPECIAL TEAMS: one-half
OVERALL: 2 ½
STARS OF THE WEEK
One. A.J. Dillon, RB
Two. Darnell Savage, S
Three. Krys Barnes, LB