Much has been made of Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ struggles over the past two seasons. The declining stats, the loss of accuracy and so forth.
Everyone seems to have an opinion about what’s wrong, but what do the guys he plays with have to say? I had the opportunity to ask one of them.
I got a chance to talk to receiver Randall Cobb for a bit on Thursday evening via Padlokt. Did I serve him up some softballs?
Nope. I asked him about Rodgers’ struggles and the direction of the offense. While he said Rodgers is the same player he’s always been, Cobb also suggested the changing nature of the Packers’ offense likely has something to do with what we’re seeing from QB1.
“The media’s job is to create controversy and talk negativity. I understand that the numbers aren’t the same. I understand statistics aren’t showing what they did in previous years and that’s all they are — statistics. He’s still the same player. I think it’s just that we’ve changed up our offense so much over the years for different reasons that you see numbers being different. But trust me. You’re messing with a beast whenever you start messing with him and I love it. That’s going to be great for us as receivers. Aaron sees the media and knows what’s being said. I think he plays with a chip on his shoulder like I do, so whenever you put that fire back in him, you’re going to see what happens. The media can keep talking all they want. Nobody really cares. We don’t care. We’re fine with everyone being against us. We believe in the guys in our locker room and we’re going to get the job done. We’ll find a way.”
You can see the full conversation in the video below.