Aaron Rodgers doesn’t remorse criticizing a few of his teammates.
The 34-year-old Packers quarterback mentioned Inexperienced Bay’s receivers effort stage was “very low” throughout a drill in apply final week. Rodgers addressed these feedback when he spoke with reporters Monday.
“I hope we’re not that tender,” Rodgers mentioned (via ESPN). “I hope we are able to hear feedback or learn feedback and never get offended by issues. It is a skilled atmosphere; it isn’t a private atmosphere. The issues I am saying, I haven’t got some vendetta in opposition to any participant.”
Rodgers mentioned he mentioned the poor play as a result of his high precedence is successful video games.
“I’ll say and do the issues that I really feel like can advance us,” Rodgers mentioned. “It should be powerful at some factors. It isn’t a reputation contest on a regular basis. Clearly, as a human, you want being favored and appreciated, however I am attempting to win video games, as a result of that is my job.”
Rodgers added he wasn’t on the lookout for “some huge response” from his teammates.
“It is a skilled atmosphere,” Rodgers mentioned. “Like I mentioned, I am doing issues that I really feel like are in the perfect curiosity of the group from a management standpoint, and if nobody else goes to face up and criticize a foul apply, then possibly I should be the one to do it. So, I did it.”
The Packers will play the Steelers of their second preseason sport Thursday. They’ll face the Bears in Week 1 motion Sept. 9.