Rodgers Using White’s Comments For Motivation
Green Bay Packers quarterback [intlink id="25" type="category"]Aaron Rodgers[/intlink] has a good memory.
After the Packers beat… no, thrashed the [intlink id="127" type="category"]Atlanta Falcons[/intlink] 48-21 in the playoffs last season, Falcons receiver Roddy White said the better team lost the game.
“We were a better team than those guys. We went out there, and we didn’t perform at our highest level,” White said.
Clearly the better team lost… I mean, got totally annihilated in the game.
Rodgers called the comment borderline disrespectful. When asked to expand by the Atlanta media this week, Rodgers remained coy.
“I just think that some of the general comments that I heard that that game was kind of a fluke maybe. I would just say that I think you need to respect your opponents. We definitely respect the Falcons,” he said.
“We were fortunate enough to go down there and play a clean game. I just felt like that maybe the respect level, just as far as those comments were concerned, maybe weren’t there at times.”
Meanwhile, the Falcons are trying to put a muzzle on White.
He was pulled out of an interview early by a team employee before the reporter could ask about his comments. The team’s official response was White had to go to a meeting.
We don’t think Rodgers needs any additional motivation, but it will be fun to see if the Packers keep their foot on the gas a little longer in Atlanta on Sunday.