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Rodgers Talks to San Diego Radio Station

Thanks to Sports Radio Interviews, we have the transcript of an interview with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and XX Sports Radio in San Diego...

How was the bye week?:

“It was good. It was relaxing. I got to kind of get away and sleep in a couple mornings. I also went down to Nashville and saw my little brother, who plays for Vanderbilt University. They had a tough one, had Arkansas, a top-10 team on the ropes, and couldn’t finish it off, but it’s fun to watch him play.”

How do you avoid the satisfaction from setting in at this point?:

“I’m a competitor. I hate losing at anything, from ping pong to chess to a video game or watching Jeopardy with my roommate, trying to get more answers than him. I’m never satisfied with where I’m at and how I’m playing and always looking for ways to improve. … I’m a fierce competitor and I want to improve all the time.”

Does it bother you when people mock your title belt touchdown celebration?:

“No, not at all. I love it, I really do. Jimmy Graham, the talented tight end for the Saints, did it opening night here in Green Bay this season. Different guys have done it from time to time. … I got a text from somebody that made me laugh late last season. It said, ‘You know you’ve made it when … you have your celebration copied.’ That whole celebration started as just a device to taunt our own No. 1 defense to get them to play harder in practice. … Now it’s bigger than I ever thought it would be.”

You’re on the Sports Illustrated cover this week. Do you buy into the jinx?:

“No. I mean, I think if there’s anything that we’ve learned winning the Super Bowl, there are a lot of terms that have been made up the media to try and describe different things that happen in a football season. … I’m referring to things like ‘Super Bowl hangover’ and worrying about too much talk of repeating. … I know we’re going to prepare hard to give the Chargers a great game and whatever happens is going to happen.”

What do you see from the Chargers?:

“I still see a really talented defense. I think they’ve got a good combination of young players and guys with a lot of experience. … On the other side of the ball, they’ve got a lot of weapons and a big-time quarterback in Philip, so we know what kind of game it’s going to be. It’s going to be a tough one. I’m sure they’re disappointed about the Monday night loss.”

More appears at the above-linked Sports Radio Interviews website.

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