I can’t take it anymore.
There is a small subset of Packer fandom that insists on fretting over the fact that the Green Bay Packers players are, heaven forbid, spending too much time “celebrating” their victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
When Aaron Rodgers dodged the question of group workouts yet again yesterday, and dared to suggest that he was enjoying the fact that he is a Super Bowl champion, some fans’ frustrations started to appear via Twitter.
…a team that’s STILL celebrating a Feb win needs 2 get to work.
Look, I know the lockout is driving fans crazy – but to suggest Packers players are not working is asinine.
Just because we are not inundanted with “Rise and Grind” Tweets from Rodgers doesn’t mean he’s not working his ass off to be in the best shape he can possibly be in.
Are there players to be worried about? Of course. I shudder to think what Ryan Pickett might be doing during the lockout. (I mean, the guy has trouble reporting to camp in shape when there is a full offseason program) But for the most part, I guarantee you most of the guys are going through workouts that would just about kill mortal men – sometimes twice a day.
Of course, some of the nervousness comes from the fact that the Packers aren’t working out as a group. While I understand this point of view, I am here to tell those fans – do. not. worry.
And since there seemed to be some confusion as to may stance on this subject on Twitter yesterday, let me make this abundantly clear:
THE PACKERS ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING BY NOT GATHERING FOR GROUP WORKOUTS. THEY HAVE VERY LITTLE TO GAIN AND MUCH MORE TO LOSE BY DOING SO.
The players will “get to work” when the NFL and the former players union allow them to. In the meantime, STOP with the “they need to stop celebrating and get to work” nonsense.