"I love Mike McCarthy".
McCarthy, who posted a 125-77-2 mark in Green Bay, told NFL Media last week that the allegation he would skip a team meeting to have a massage is "utterly absurd". Rodgers called the story a "smear attack", though the quarterback isn't exactly known for having thick skin. "We had conversations", Rodgers said. Any long relationship has issues, but the way that we dealt with those issues, Mike and I, was face to face.
"You give a guy more money, there's more attitude, more diva-ness", Finley said.
"100% accurate. Thats what kills me man. Drag a HOF QB's name thru the mud behind something you have zero clue about", Adams wrote in a tweet.
The Packers had a ton of talent and arguably the best quarterback on the planet and yet couldn't make it back to the Super Bowl in the last eight years. "So, instead of trashing this guy on the way out, let's remember the awesome times that we had together", Rodgers said.More news: Alert over deadly fungus that thrives in hospitals
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Rodgers echoed what McCarthy said of their relationship when it came up during an interview last week with ESPN. "Mike lives here. Mike has young kids here".
The amount of drama surrounding the Green Bay Packers in the past week or so has been fairly staggering. Think about how hard it is for him. We came off of a bad season in '05, and we built something special and had sustained success, so instead of trashing this guy on the way out - a year ago was tough, no doubt about it - but let's honor him and his legacy as the second-winningest coach in Packers history. Tell him thanks for the memories. It will be curious this year to see if Rodgers' down season (for him) was about him getting older and being not quite as sharp as he was during the peak of his career, or a guy who was genuinely playing quarterback with a broken leg.
If you've seen any mock drafts involving the Packers, you've likely observed a multitude of positions being projected at pick No. 12. Tell him thanks for the coaching job that he did.
Jennings, who now works as an analyst for Fox Sports, has been highly critical of Rodgers in the past, and Rodgers was finally fed up.