Aaron Rodgers versus the Green Bay Packers organization is my new favorite football rivalry.
Rodgers’ passive-aggressive style toward his new head coach is nothing new. After all, guy threw shade at his old head coach after a win last year. That certainly takes some nerve. As did railing against his receivers’ “piss poor” performances last summer. Things haven’t changed much in 2019.
Earlier in the offseason, we discussed stories from former teammates, coaches, and others who shared details regarding the quarterback’s issues with teammates, coaches, higher-ups, and others. Rodgers called it a “smear campaign” triggered by “bitter, irrelevant” ex-teammates, because the most effective way to clear your record is to *TOTALLY* be combative about it publicly.
The latest serving of beef between Rodgers and a higher-up in the organization has to do with a disagreement regarding joint practices in the summertime:
Going great, why do you ask? pic.twitter.com/AZauBFLM5A
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) August 7, 2019
LaFluer comes off as a big fan of joint practices, in which two teams practice against each other ahead of a preseason game as a way to break up the monotony of going against the same guys in camp who happen to be your teammates. The Packers coach said he would “absolutely 100 percent” do it again and does not sound opposed to doing it multiple times, if possible.
And then there is Rodgers, who “wouldn’t mind if they didn’t do it for another 14 years.”
Nothing like a public clashing of ideas between the two most important pieces in an organization to start off what is supposed to be a clean slate for a team that has missed the playoffs each of the last two seasons. Perhaps having a coach who will not allow a living legend of a quarterback walk all over him could be a good thing. Or it could end with a bus-toss and a new head-coaching search in a few years. I guess there is only one way to find out how it ends. Stay tuned for the next episode of “How The Cheese Turns” coming soon to a soap opera network near you!