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Alberta_Packer's picture

June 14, 2021 at 01:33 pm

I'm fine with Murphy's remarks. I enjoy a President, C.E.O. or owner (Mark Cuban) who is somewhat colorful and thought provoking - as long as they are competent (which Murphy is). Plus, the reality is that the media, despite their protests, eats up this kind of stuff - it's definitely a part of their diet.

I'm also amused with the collective outcry - "that Murphy should shut-up." Why? Is everyone so afraid that they might offend Rodgers - that all must now tiptoe around him? Talk about personal insecurity. Also, you know, he signed a legally binding contract that has a remaining 3 years on it. Besides what has Murphy said so far that's so egregious? There is not one of us who knows more about what's going on with Rodgers than Murphy. So if he feels comfortable commenting about the situation - so be it. At least he does it directly to the public and not cryptically through others. In fact, I like his aplomb. Just a message to all, that the GBP have not retreated from this Rodgers incursion.

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Bear's picture

June 14, 2021 at 04:21 pm

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words shall never hurt me.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

June 15, 2021 at 07:49 am

Well said Alberta!

In fact, I recently listened to a long Podcast recently on CHTV where for 20 minutes they went on and on about how the FO should be more open about the Rodger's situation. The fact they were not publically discussing the dirty laundry regarding Rodger's was bothersome to the Podcasters.

I too am very comfortable with what Murphy said. In part because no doubt it was strategically stated for a reason and sent a coded message.

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mbpacker's picture

June 14, 2021 at 06:33 pm

The problem that I have with Murphy's continued remarks is that he doesn't practice what he preaches. He said that the least both sides say is for the better. I don't understand why he needs to make these public remarks then. It all may be true, but what is to be gained by his remark? I feel it is unnecessary. To me , they all say they want Rodgers back and are working to resolve the issues, that none of us truly know for sure. So if they know Rodgers well, they know he won't react well to Murphy's remarks. I'm beginning think that maybe Murphy is a complicated fella as well. I received mediation training as part of my job and Murphy's approach doesn't make sense. One thing in mediation training was that more people involved the more complicated resolutions become. Going public, as well as Rodgers has too just makes this a bigger mess. But Murphy is the head guy, he either doesn't have a clue or has a plan. Again, Mark, maybe just keep your mouth shut during these negotiations instead of stirring the pot.

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stockholder's picture

June 14, 2021 at 06:37 pm

It's Time for a change. He's been in there to long.

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VinceL's picture

June 14, 2021 at 07:02 pm

Murphy appears to be a bucket head.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

June 14, 2021 at 07:36 pm

There is no pot to stir or contract to mediate. The Packers, simply and plainly, have the high ground. Rodgers is in the middle of a 6 year contract - that if he chooses not to fulfill - will be in breach of contract - which will then trigger a number of team and legal actions. Before that the Packers need not to do anything.

Also, just prior to Mark Marphy's comments - did James Jones not appear on the radio to talk about the Rodgers situation? Of course Rodgers would never do it himself, as he sends his friends to do his dirty talk.

As for all this fuss and outrage swirling about the this melodrama - it is mostly people who are ignorant of contract law and the workings of executive sports management.

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mbpacker's picture

June 14, 2021 at 08:00 pm

Ok, I see your and respect your point. I did not say contract. What ever they are trying to resolve is what I meant. Murphy said the less both sides talk is the better. I couldn't agree more. All he has done, as well as former players, as well as Rodgers via others and by his well chosen remarks, are dragging this deeper into public scrutiny. If Murphy is above board, then he should keep things more private during the negotiations, meeting of the minds, airing out feelings or whatever you wish to call them. I stand by what I said that Murphy is not helping the situation by is statements. He has surely guaranteed that General Hospital isn't the only soap opera airing this summer.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

June 14, 2021 at 09:06 pm

Then Jones (Rodgers) shouldn't have first done the radio interview.

Also, trying to resolve the situation is not the same as on-going negotiations. Frankly, I'd be surprised if there's been much in the way of any negotiations. Rather, a polite reminder to Rodgers that he's under contract and that the FO expects to see him on the first day of training camp. So there is no need for the FO to pander or mollycoddle Rodgers - which is probably one of his inane grievances.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

June 14, 2021 at 09:10 pm

I think this is somewhat personal with Murphy where maybe it shouldn't be. But I understand him. I've written this before but again, Murphy isn't just a suit with a law degree and an MBA. He was also a very tough All-Pro safety who has as many SB rings as Rodgers. Murphy was also the player rep during the strike. He's a player's guy.

I think Murphy has just had it with a diva QB with a fragile ego who has a contract but wants to dictate terms. Murphy doesn't have the cred of a Lombardi but if Lombardi was the GM and had Rodgers pulling this stunt he'd have said much worse. And no one would have questioned him.

I believe the Packers wanted Rodgers for one more year, then they hoped to cash in by trading him for a King's ransom. The MVP season made it harder.

Rodgers is mouthing off now but it's partially to make people remember the MVP season and forget he's lost four championships and choked in the 2nd half of last year's game.

I still believe Rodgers will play this year because he's got too much to lose, financially, and giving up a year of the few he has left. But I'd prefer they trade him. Another six months of this drama won't be much fun.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

June 14, 2021 at 09:42 pm

I'm glad that you made that point about Murphy. He was an all-pro strong safety who was smart and could hit. And by most accounts, he's generally an affable guy. But he also seems like someone you don't want to back into a corner.

So like you, I do think it's somewhat personal with Murphy. I don't expect that he'll do or say anything to embarrass the organization, but, I think he let it be known to Rodgers who is in charge of the GBP.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

June 15, 2021 at 08:08 am

Johnny and Alberta both of you make great comments.

It is easy for us fans to take shots at management because they operate in the cloak of darkness and behind closed doors. Meaning we have very little understanding of what they truly do. For 16 years fans have watched Rodger's play and have become emotionally attached to the player and sadly for some he can do no wrong. Remember Rodger's is part owner of the NBA Buck's meaning he sees first hand how poorly the NBA allows superstars destroy the league.

Most Packer fans have zero idea how fortunate the Packer organization is to have someone like Murphy as President of the Packers guiding the organization. Read Johnny's comments about Murphy and his resume. His value to the Packer organization far exceeds the value Rodger's brings to the organization regardless of what some fans short sighted knee jerk reaction might be.

Whatever happens with the Rodgers soap box situation is fine with me because I have no doubt Murphy and Gutey are doing everything possible to make it right. As Alberta states the Packers have a legally binding contract with ARod. Rodgers can continue to pout and have his proxies leak information on his behalf, but the Packers will ultimately decide how this drama eventually plays out.

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mbpacker's picture

June 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

All good points, but, again, Murphy can demonstrate to Rodgers who is in charge behind closed doors rather than letting the neighborhood all in on the action which only fuels gossip, click-bate, and fodder for talk- show hosts. I agree with the assessments of Rodgers personality and flaws. I would rather that things be kept or attempted at smoldering rather than a full blaze fire. The old adage , "you reap what you sow", applies to all the participants and the way this all shakes out. I know I have responded to this more than I usually do, but I'm exhausted by it all. Just a cathartic response I guess. Still, Go Pack Go!

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