One thing I've noticed about teams throughout the years 30 years or so of me watching football is that if that team boasts a Top-5 QB in that particular era, that team usually never has a good defense backing him up with very few exceptions. Marino was plagued throughout his career with no running game and an average at-best D. Peyton almost never worked with a great D until his career was over with the Broncos.
Brady is one of the very few QB's who had a great defense to start his career and that allowed him to grow at his own pace to become the game's greatest.
The greatness of a QB cannot be used to cover for a defense that's consistently suspect. The Packers have been playing this game for 10 years thinking that Rodgers is just going to cover his entire team's deficiencies and it hasn't worked out. Since Rodgers is a sharp guy, I'm sure he knows this already and that's probably the source of his frustration with the Packers Front Office. Every year since they won the Super Bowl, their exit from the playoffs was one fiasco after another.
2011: 15-1 and got smoked by Eli Manning in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated. (If not for the shady refs, the Giants would've won by 5 touchdowns.) 2012: Ran over by Colin Kaepernick 2013: Ran over by Colin Kaepernick. Again 2014: Blew a 12-point fourth quarter lead. Lost in OT. 2015: Even after Rodgers' heroics, got mowed down by Fitz in OT. 2016: D gets flattened by Matt Ryan & Julio Jones 2019: Ran over by Raheem Mostert 2020: Can't stop Brady.
Shouldn't he be contentious? His team basically never uses draft picks to help him at all, they instead botched defensive pick after defensive pick.
There's a reason Ron Wolf said he should have given Favre more weapons.
But why throw the coach under the bus when he could have run on that last drive? He had a hole the size of an abandoned Shopko and did zilch. Add to that his trying to undermine McCarthy (which, as bad as McCarthy was, was unwarranted and unacceptable) and what other players have said about how he treats some of the WR corps, and it's not a good picture of #12.
Favre wasn't perfect by any means but he was a lot more mature than Rodgers is.
Pretty much every top of the line QB would be frustrated with what he's been given. He's thrown what 1 TD to a first round pick and that was Tavon Austin, he isn't given weapons in the draft or FA.
I'm sorry, I just fainted. Did someone actually just say Brett Favre was mature? Do we need a time machine to go back to his "look-at-me, maybe I'll retire, maybe I won't" off-seasons that held the Packers hostage for three full off-seasons from 2006 to 2008?
Post by Captain Money Made (BLM) on Jan 26, 2021 21:38:31 GMT -5
Yea, Brett Farve cried retirement every time he didn't get his way
In that regard, yes A-Rod is following the playbook Farve wrote with that but I still don't blame him in this instance unlike Farve who did that shit for sympathy. A-Rod is saying he saw the writing on the wall once they drafted a QB and i'm going let y'all future start now, just let me go where I want to go