Aaron Rodgers Says Packers Are Under the Radar

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Aaron Rodgers for Associated Bank

There’s that no respect card again. Aaron Rodgers says the Green Bay Packers are an under-the-radar team this season because everyone is talking about San Francisco and Seattle.

Oh, and he like it.

“I love it. I love being under the radar. For sure, we’re a contender. For sure. I mean, we’re going to put ourselves in position to win a lot of games. Our goal is to win our division and get to the playoffs. And anything can happen. And then hopefully we can take care of business like we did in 2010 when we get back there. The NFL didn’t do us any favors with the schedule, but we don’t need them to.”

This was part of another one of those meandering Q&A’s everyone is doing with Rodgers these days. We’re not sure if the Packers are really under the radar, but whatever.

The other interesting part of the interview was Rodgers agreeing that the team has more urgency this year.

“I think the coaches in general are demanding more, and I think that’s a good thing. Mike always talks about the roles of coaches and players. Coaches are to demand and teach and communicate, and players are to prepare, perform and communicate. The players are doing a better job of preparing; we performed better in the OTAs. The coaches are doing a better job of demanding more. There’s a higher level of getting on guys and making sure guys are doing the right things. There was guys flying around at the OTAs a lot more, and I think the teaching level – we have an incredible staff – has gone up noticeably as well. But the biggest thing that may have changed to get this thing going the way we want it to go is the communication. I think Mike really laid out how he wanted this thing to go from Day 1 of the offseason and Day 1 of OTAs. And the guys have bought into it. There hasn’t been any complaining or dissenting opinions during OTAs. It’s been very refreshing seeing guys get on board and be leaders. Especially guys like T.J. and Josh and Evan Dietrich-Smith and Bryan (Bulaga) and Marshall (Newhouse). When your offensive line is leading by example in practice and in the meeting rooms and on the field, the rest of your team is going to follow. I believe that, and I know Mike does as well. And those guys have done a good job of that.”

Good to know they’re not running a country club there anymore.

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15 Comments on "Aaron Rodgers Says Packers Are Under the Radar"

  1. FITZCORE1252

    I don’t know about the whole “under the radar” assessment, vegas thinks rather highly of the Pack.

    It’s nice to hear #12 likey what he sees from the team so far. This news pleases me.

  2. SoTxPhil

    All the NFL shows on ESPN in the afternoons have very few stories concerning the Packers or on the NFL chnl either. Everything is about the Ravens, Niners, Pats, Seattle, or the Cowboys.

  3. Iltarion

    The Seahawks and 49ers did things in free agency. That always attracts media attention. Plus, its a budding rivalry, which the media would love to fuel, helps ratings.

    The Pats have Tebow, and the Cowboys are the Cowboys. Even New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just came out and said the Cowboys are his favorite team, even though the Jets and Giants both play in New Jersey. What a schmuck.

    Good job by A-Rodge to include all 5 of his OL this time, so we didn’t get another article stating how he doesn’t like the guy he forgot to mention.

  4. Tucson Packer

    I like being under the radar as well. Teams wont prepare as much for the Pack and we’ll be able to whoop them even harder. Teams will however, inevitably, begin to notice the Packers when we, again, win our division.

  5. FITZCORE1252

    Tucson, wishful thinking, brah. Nobody is going to overlook an Aaron Rodgers lead team. Just because the GREEN BAY PACKERS don’t give the media any juicy story lines this time of year doesn’t mean the other 31 teams don’t know what time it is. “We’re nobodies underdog”.


  6. Buster Bluth

    Rodgers is somewhat under the radar. Cover 2 is all it takes
    to bring this offense back to earth. And we sure as hell know
    the d is not going to scare a whole lot of people.

    The Super Bowl swagger is gone. And it should be. I like it.

  7. Savage57

    I just wish more of the talkng heads would start blathering on with the idea that the Horned Faggots or the Bears will finish ahead of the Pack in the NFC North this year. That would give these guys even more grist for the underdog mill.

  8. icebowl

    Good stuff – great comments…..

    GB goes into playoffs w 11-5 record – end up beating Elways team this time in SB by 28-7.

  9. Deepsky

    The Packers are in the same funk as the late ’90s Packers, losing Pro Bowlers and replacing them with ‘need’ draft picks that are average at best. They can’t possibly catch up with the 49ers who have drafted top 15 for a decade.

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