You probably saw Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy get into it on the sideline during the Green Bay Packers loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The spat came after the Packers pulled to within 14-13 of the Bengals. Rodgers had just failed to convert on a third and goal inside the Bengals’ 5 and the Packers had to settle for a field goal. Apparently, Rodgers didn’t like the play call and he let McCarthy know it.
The two had to be separated by B.J. Raji.
Well, Rodgers chalked it up to passion and competitiveness.
“Yeah, that was definitely over and done with after we talked on the sideline,” Rodgers said. “Mike and I have been together for a long time and had a lot of success together, a lot of big wins, a lot of fun on the field, in the meeting room, conversing during the weeks, and there’s a lot of mutual respect there and a lot of competitiveness and passion on both sides, and every now and then that passion collides and it’s something we talked about later and move forward together.”
McCarthy also dismissed the argument after the game.
“I think any time you get into a situation where there’s a change in rhythm and personnel and play calls, things like that, it’s frustrating,” McCarthy said Sunday. “I had called a play in a certain situation and he was frustrated by it. I feel good. One every three weeks would be awesome.
“He’s competitive, man. That’s what I love about him. I didn’t really think it was that big of a deal, frankly.”
If you want to see the video, go here. And let’s hope this isn’t where the wheels started to fall off.