Aaron Rodgers has been getting blasted time and time again from his former teammate and now Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings. There definitely is some bitterness coming from Jennings. For a different perspective, former Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver shared his thoughts on Rodgers:
“We’ve always said that the quarterback is the one that needs to take the pressure off everyone else,” Driver said, via ESPN.com. “If a guy runs the wrong route, it’s easy for the quarterback to say, ‘Hey, I told him to run that route’ than for the guy to be like, ‘Well, I ran the wrong route.’
“Sometimes you ask Aaron to take the pressure off the guys so we won’t look bad, but he didn’t want to do that. He felt like if you did something bad, you do it. But I think that’s the difference. You want that leadership, and I think sometimes you may not feel like you got it. You have to earn that respect at the end of the day, and I think that’s what Greg was probably referring to.”
It sounds like Donald wasn’t a fan of the way Rodgers acted on the field. The wide receivers don’t like to look stupid in front of everyone else and it seems that Rodgers made them feel that way.
I don’t know why the former receivers are so pissy and why they feel like they want to speak out now. Rodgers just took them to the Super Bowl and won the whole thing. Just simmer down and keep playing football.