Remember all the unnecessary back-and-forth between Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings this summer? Yeah, that got old real quick. Rodgers avoided saying anything too controversial in regards to his former teammate, which was ultimately the right move for the Green Bay Packers. But now Rodgers has addressed his leadership style, which was one of the things that came under scrutiny from Jennings and Donald Driver (now retired).
“I’m very confident in the way I lead. I think Mike (McCarthy) believes in my style of leadership, and I think the guys respond favorably to that. It’s not going to change. I enjoy what I’m doing. I love my job. I love the game of football and put a lot into it and expect to get a lot out of it as well,” said Rodgers on his weekly radio show.
Hopefully, now that Rodgers has addressed this, it will go away for good. I’m sure his leadership style is the least of the Packers’ concerns right now, considering that their offensive line is in bad shape. Top o-lineman Bryan Bulaga was switched to left tackle earlier in the offseason to help protect the franchise quarterback, but he’s since been lost for the season with a torn ACL. So an already average-at-best o-line, is now reeling more than ever heading into the 2013 season.
I’m sure McCarthy could really give a crap less what Rodgers’ leadership style is, as long as he’s putting W’s on the board. So far in his career, the Pro Bowl quarterback has done nothing but that. Banter back-and-forth between former teammates is mildly entertaining when there’s no football to be played. But now with the regular season just days away, it’s time for everyone to shut up and play football. I’m glad Rodgers addressed this, but at the same time, it should be the last time something of this nature is brought up for awhile. Let’s see how he does on the field this year with a less than full strength o-line in front of him.