Some of the Packers’ young receivers took Aaron Rodgers‘ comments about them last week as a challenge. But the quarterback said Monday he wasn’t trying to send a message when he called their effort “piss poor” after a practice.
“I hope we’re not that soft,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I hope we can hear comments or read comments and not get offended by things. It’s a professional environment; it’s not a personal environment. The things I’m saying, I don’t have some vendetta against any player. I care about winning, No. 1, and I’m going to say and do the things that I feel like can advance us. It’s going to be tough at some points. It’s not a popularity contest all the time. Obviously, as a human, you like being liked and appreciated, but I’m trying to win games because that’s my job.”
Rodgers worked with the young wideouts on the scout team last week since he wasn’t going to play in the first preseason game. He didn’t name names but showed his distaste for the sloppiness both during the practice and afterward.
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