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Railbird Central Podcast: Donald Driver Critiques Aaron Rodgers Too

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Railbird Central Podcast: Donald Driver Critiques Aaron Rodgers Too

Railbird Central is proud to start a new series featuring the writers at as our interview guests on the show. We kick off Friday's episode with Jay Hodgson, who helps us dissect the recent comments made by wide receiver Donald Driver on Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings. We also touch on Saturday's preseason game against the Rams in St. Louis, including the backup quarterback situation and the running back rotation.

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Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America" and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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vincent's picture

Donald, we love you. If you and any wide receiver run the wrong route and expect your QB to take the fall, you're clearly acting like a little kid. Grow up. Be accountable. If you want respect, do your job and do it right. If you want leadership, be a grown man and be responsible for you and the team.

MarkinMadison's picture

It wasn't really clear to me whether he was saying they wanted AR to take the fall, or to acknowledge that he had told them to run a different route. His remarks were very unclear. At the end of the day, Rodgers seems to have had some relationship issues with Jennings, Driver and Finley. It doesn't mean that AR was in the wrong or needs to start covering for other people. What it does mean is that, to the extent that "team chemistry" matters, AR needs to figure out a way to improve these relationships.

MarkinMadison's picture

I withdraw my comment. The written version I saw was muddy. The audio is very clear. DD's comment was stupid and indefensible. My opinion of him just went down four notches.

WisconsInExile's picture

You get the feeling that Farve would cover for the receivers, and Driver and Jennings got used to it. Then Rodgers came in, demanded fewer mental mistakes from the receiving corps, and that didn't sit well with the guys who came into the league with #4 under center. If we start hearing this stuff from Jones or Nelson, then there probably is fire where now there's just smoke.

L's picture

Yeah, I get the feeling that Driver and Jennings liked that Favre would have their so-called backs by covering up for their occasional mental mistakes where as Rogers simply demands integrity and in turn personal accountability from his teammates when they make these occasional mental mistakes. I don't know about you, but I'd say that Rogers is showing more true leadership than Favre in this respect as long as he's not calling players out in a completely disrespectful manner. It's one thing to be a bit upset and angry when a professional player should know better than to make a idiotic mental error, but it's another thing if Rogers' constantly on them about it, unable to drop it and/or calling them stupid or something derogatory because of it. Though, I can't imagine that Rogers' isn't professional about how he goes about doing it. If he was a complete ass about how he handles his expectations for his teammates then we probably would have heard about this from a lot more players and certain players such as Driver I can't imagine would consider him a friend today. This simply boils down to Jennings being a Diva himself and Driver understanding and relating at least to a degree why Jennings feels the way he does about Rogers.

WisconsInExile's picture

Your last sentence sums it up nicely, IMHO.

Jay Hodgson's picture

Thanks for having me on your podcast today, Brian. And before there is a six-year running joke, I'm aware I made a metaphor gaffe. I froze on the spot when trying to think of the phrase, "Falling on the sword." Call me Peter Griffin or George W. if you wish. I bought and paid for that one!

Anyway, it was fun and thanks for having me!

JJB's picture

Woodson spoke up for Rodgers. Saying he doesn't understand why these two are saying this

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