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Rodgers Takes A Shot At ESPN & McShay

Earlier this morning, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a not-so-thinly-veiled shot via Twitter at ESPN football analyst Todd McShay:

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to watch film with some of Espn's experts and hear them explain why teams play 2 slide behind...

A storm blitz, and other fun conversations like that. Invitation is out there Todd mcshay

I've always liked Rodgers. Now I flippin' love him.

(And somewhere, Pro Football Talk is doing a little dance...)

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longtymefan's picture

Wow, when Rodgers didnt reply to a very specific hand written letter presented to him by Jeff Blumb I figured he was just to busy, or at worse he is/was a dick

Even though I can see why he said and did this, it now makes me believe he is a dick

Good thing he can play q/b as well as he does

packeraaron's picture

What on Earth are you talking about?

Franklin Hillside's picture

I have no idea why, but I cannot stop laughing at this comment and the subsequent reply.

Thank you.

coloradopackerfan's picture

In no way has Rodgers shown he is a dick. Seems like a fun loving jokster if anything.

IPBprez's picture

No kidding! What ARE you talking about?

Aaron Rodgers comes from a very Christian family and worries more about insulting people than any Player I know of, besides Donald Driver (on the Team today).

Aaron, from I hear of others who have met him (?) is the most consientious person around. Certainly, he's no Brett Favre. Now, that guy has had all sorts of bad run-ins with packerfans, especially over the last 3-4 seasons he was a Packer. You should hear some of the stories our Club Members come back with, even Sunday evening, 9/26/04, right here at Champs, downtown INDY. He didn't bring Deanna with him and all heck was a breakin loose. Lasting impressions, think of it that way.

It will take a long time, in my book, for Aaron Rodgers to get that full of himself.

NickGBP's picture

Is this a shot at the media for acting as if they know everything? If so I love it. Never heard of this Todd McShaymalan character though so not sure if it's a recent incident.

Greg Bedard could take a dose or two of this as well.

anita's picture

Oh please. It's about time someone called out McShay. He's the idiot that was in "awe" of Jamarcus Russell in the '07 draft and said that he'd "never been so impressed by a QB in the decade he'd been covering the draft." Really, Todd? Also, he systematically trashed Jimmy Clausen in the media, assaulting his character, so that he fell in the draft. Can't wait until that kid proves him wrong, too.

Calling Rodgers a dick because he questioned the opinion of a guy who is paid to trash athletes and create controversy about guys like Rodgers? Not really dickish behavior. Nice to see him show a little fire like that.

Jayme's picture

I seriously doubt McShay had anything to do with Clausen's draft stock falling. If he did, I'd be very worried about the state of scouting in the NFL.

Packnic's picture

climbing Mt. Molehill today I see.

Packnic's picture

I take that back. Its a blog and its the middle of the deadest part of football offseason... If Aaron Rodgers farted on a snare drum its excuse enough to write a blog post. My apologies, carry on.

packeraaron's picture

THANK you.

IPBprez's picture

Righteous! HI-larious. Where's Monty Python already....

Jon's picture

What's going on here? The Packers are speaking out the past two days. Yesterday is was James Jones speaking about Cushing and today Rodgers calling out McShay.

longtymefan's picture

Team showing they have balls and dont have to hide behind being p/c

Wait till they start to say how tired of hearing the name Brett

FITZCORE1252's picture

Jon, I missed the JJ comments on Cush. Could you fill me in, or do you have a link?

thanx

longtymefan's picture

Never said being a dick was wrong in this case...I think its awesome he called him out..

Still can be a dickish move lol

DaveK's picture

"There also were looming questions about Rodgers' inconsistency on the deep ball and even more troubling to many teams was the "Tedford Factor." Akili Smith, Joey Harrington, Trent Dilfer, David Carr and Kyle Boller all studied under Jeff Tedford in college and none have been as productive as expected. Rodgers is Tedford's latest pupil."

Todd McShay
April 24th, 2005

nypacker's picture

I all in favor of anyone calling out the "experts" but Rodgers is playing a dangerous game here. The media doesn't care who you are, they'll rip you to shreds at the slightest thread of info.

PackersRS's picture

Todd McShay is a douche. He rips on QBs for no purpose. He just spent an entire offseason complaining about Clausen's "lack of leadership skills". Though there were absolutely ZERO reports about that. The only thing was a punch Clausen took from behind, by another school's supporter... Rant which may've very well costed Clausen the opportunity to be picked higher, because, God knows why, there are some clueless teams that actually listen to this douche.

Finally someone steps up and calls out this clown. Kudos, Rodgers!!!! That's why you're my QB.

McShay, you're a dick.

FITZCORE1252's picture

RS, tell us how you feel about McShay. LOL... Are you a Golden-domer?

jerseypackfan's picture

I was man enough to admit I was wrong about Rodgers. I think its time for McShay to man up and admit it as well. But you know he wont cause he is a Sally and he hides behind the world wide leader in sports.

IPBprez's picture

Heck I thought that was FOXSPORTS ...LOL

CSS's picture

Scouts and GM's interview college head coaches, position coaches, teamates and on occassion even high-school coaches. On top of that, they interview prospects (especially highly rated prospects where you're about to potentially invest substantial money) ad nauseum at the combine, at their respective school and at the franchise facility.

Seriously, I doubt there's a single franchise or scout that didn't know gobs of information about Clausen compared to McShay. So yes, McShay is nothing but a talking head/personality with no credibility. No, he had nothing to do with Clausen's slide.

PackersRS's picture

You're saying that it's just that there's a lot of really, really dumb personel out there, and they just happen to have the same ill-informed opinion McDouche has, like they had in the time Rodgers was a draftee????

Jayme's picture

I don't quite think that's what he's saying. I think what he's saying is there are a lot of very intelligent personnel in NFL scouting departments who had a ton of info on Clausen. Remember, there are a lot of good teams with long histories of draft success who passed on him, too. And I don't believe he's wrong when he says that. Some prospects should fall out of the first round even though they have a good career in college. A certain Packers late second round pick comes to mind.

PackersRS's picture

Absolutely, and it doesn't change the fact that a lot of teams should've picked him beforehand.

I agree that there are a lot of teams with good draft history passed on him. Because they usually already have their QB...

It's the struggling ones that usually don't have a QB...

CSS's picture

I'm saying scouts do their homework and knew/know much more then McShay. At best, the inside info McShay gets it intentionally misleading to run smoke screens. I don't like him.

CSS's picture

Exactly.

CSS's picture

The difference between Rodgers and Clausen: you still paid for a round 1 contract with Rodgers and not every team passed on him. If the NFL felt Clausen was a franchise guy then he was instant value when he slipped past the #32 slot. 2nd round pick = cheap rookie contract. Then everybody watched another 16 teams pass on him. Really makes you wonder what teams had seen on tape that they didn't like.

There's a helluva gap between 25 and 48. Perhaps Clausen will have a great future in a few years, but NFL executives and scouts certainly didn't value him, some even doubled-down (passed on him twice) with their feeling that he could be 'the guy'.

coloradopackerfan's picture

I think we all are taking this way to seriously.

Rodgers even said on his twitter like a week ago. That people need to not take what he says literally.

He was probably just watching sports center and saw some dumbass commentator acting like they knew what they were talking about. He can see through the bullshit and probably thinks it's laughable how seriously most of these talking heads take themselves, when we all know that 95% of them know dick about football.

longtymefan's picture

looks like I got everyone saying dick lol

Joe's picture

Let's hope he's not getting too cocky... Bit I like the swagger.... Get some ARodge!!

misterj's picture

I can't believe no one's said this yet. This is the internet, I'm disappointed. Here it is:
McGay

fin

PackersRS's picture

Hmn... Guess I don't find "gay" an insult...

misterj's picture

Actually no, I was just SURPRISED. Conversations like this on public forums tend to devolve into stupid crap like that rather quick.

wgbeethree's picture

We all might want to take a listen to what Rodgers has to say on this. A LOT of us (me included) take our opinions ''seriously'' when the fact is most of us don't really know all that much (ESPECIALLY about offensive line technique, strategy, and schemes). We are all quick to say ''so and so sucks'' or certain coaches don't know what they are doing etc. etc. Yet I would wager to guess there isn't anybody in here who could carry on that conversation Rodgers is talking about. I'm definitely counting myself in this so please don't misconsrue this as me coming off high and mighty. Sports is one of the very rare instances where those of us who have a little knowledge insist we know better/more than the professionals (players, coaches, and FO personnel...not the talking heads and hack journalists) and I'm sure that gets more than a little frustrating to them.

NickGBP's picture

Yep. And that's why I dont understand Bedard's smug attitude (or any journalist/beat writer). I don't mean to belittle his job, but you're there to be "on the beat" and update the fans/readers on what's happening with the team. Any possible idea that you've thought of as a way to improve the team has been thought of by the coaching staff or McCarthy in between sips of his slurpee... two weeks ago. It's fine for bloggers and fans, but I can't believe a reporter can honestly believe that he has the answers to a team's problems.

Hate to constantly pick on Bedard because it's the case for a lot of them.

WisconsInExile's picture

Here, here. To expand on this thread, my problem with guys like Bedard relates to the confounding of reporting and commenting. Too many reporters are transitioning to the "media personality" role, where they use fact and opinion as if they were equal currencies. The latter is often so common that it's worthless, and the former is so scarce that you give up on looking for it.

That's why I hang our here (and at ACME). The cream always rises to the top. :D

FITZCORE1252's picture

Bedard's about as good as it gets covering the GBP. Not flawless mind you, but he is damn good.

IPBprez's picture

Quote: "most of us don’t really know all that much (ESPECIALLY about offensive line technique, strategy, and schemes). We are all quick to say ‘’so and so sucks” or certain coaches don’t know what they are doing"

I ask you - have you SEEN the Daryn Colledge footage... at all? C'mon, man!

dgtalmn's picture

Wow this blog has been very funny. Thanks I needed that. Dick. I had to say it.

nypacker's picture

Aaron Rodgers making causing astir outside of the football field. Someone call TT, we got another diva QB on our hands LOL.

FITZCORE1252's picture

SOMEBODY, ANYBODY...

I don't tweet, help me out, I don't get it. How is that a shot at Mcshay?

Seriously, help a brother out.

thanx

GBP 4 LIFE

FITZCORE1252's picture

"A storm blitz, and other fun conversations like that. Invitation is out there Todd mcshay"

Nevermind, didn't see the 2nd part.

BigbyATTACK's picture

I think it's awesome. Whether or not the "national" media makes this a big deal, I like it. Don't worry, they won't. LaBron is bigger than this, and there's only 24 hours in a day to talk about where he's gonna go every day. ESPN's analysts think they're God's gift to all that is sports because they work for the sports monopoly. I like that he can take a shot at him, because he literally doesn't know shoot about the game. Aaron is right, he couldn't last a minute discussing X's and O's. Good on 'ya, Aaron.

Nypacker's picture

Speaking of Lebron is there any way that TT brings him in? XD

FITZCORE1252's picture

TE?

WisconsInExile's picture

Fitz: I hear you. I think Rob Demovsky really hustles, does a good job of str8 reporting, and is worth singling out for mention.

WisconsInExile's picture

Link to JJ on Cush(ing): http://bit.ly/cIZTPV

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