In an article published by Bleacher Report last week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' attitude was put under the microscope, including claims that he was unable to coexist with former head coach Mike McCarthy prior to his departure from the team in December.
"The two main things I think I really want to talk about and just clear up, which are really central themes to the article, the first is the [Packers CEO] Mark Murphy conversation because part of the article seems to want to say the Packers are anxious about me as the leader of the football team moving forward", Rodgers said.
Rodgers instead said any perceived conflict between the star QB and the coach came down to a battle of wills - a toned-down version of the assertion in the report that both men had outsized egos and that their inability to coexist prevented a very good team from becoming a dynasty. "I couldn't see. I lost vision", Rodgers said. The story featured a couple of Rodgers' former teammates with a reputation of saying outspoken things about their past relationship with him.
There's no doubt stakeholders quoted in the story, as well as Rodgers and McCarthy, have different viewpoints and lenses from which they witnessed what happened.
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Much of the drama in the story stemmed from the falling out of Rodgers and McCarthy, or, the over-exaggeration of it.
"One, if they knew that, why would they offer me a contract past year?"
Failing to establish themselves as a winning team paved the way to enough speculation to keep tabloids fed for a decade.
Are things in Green Bay really as they seem? "But again, we talked through so many issues over the years, and that made us a lot stronger". My favor that I would ask of you, strongly, is if you see Mike, shake his hand. Mike has been a huge part of my success in my career and I've had some fantastic moments on and off the field with Mike. We have had issues. I'll tell you it's not. "I wish I had just gotten with him in person".
By looking at their roster, we can at least get an idea of which positions they may be targeting based on lack of depth at said positions.