Aaron Rodgers has always drawn motivation from snubs and criticism, perceived or otherwise. This week, he did it again and it resulted in the Green Bay Packers best performance of the season.
Apparently, all you have to do to get Rodgers and the Packers offense to show up is tell them they’re playing like shit, which they have been up until this point.
“I think we were all just tired of answering questions about what happened to the Packers, what happened to me,” Rodgers said. “It was a good team effort tonight. The offensive line blocked great. We ran the ball with effectiveness. Guys made some plays down the field. Just getting back to the way we are capable of playing. We haven’t gone anywhere.”
Asked what message he sent the “critics” with his (and the team’s) performance, Rodgers said: “Shhhhhhhhh,” and walked off camera with a smile.
Whatever it took the Packers to get to this point — to remind everyone they were one of the most dominant teams in the NFL last season — we’re glad they’re finally there.
Rodgers put up his best game of the season on Sunday, with 338 yards and six touchdowns. Let’s hope he can continue it next week when no one is complaining about how bad the Packers are playing.