Aaron Rodgers admits Packers got kicked in the nuts vs. Saints
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers got absolutely demolished by the New Orleans Saints 38 – 3, in their opening game of the season. After the game, the Packers star quarterback compared the loss to another painful sensation.
Rodgers said their loss was a “kick in the you-know-what” for the team, which sounds a not-too-great feeling for them. (via Packers.com)
“This is a good kick in the you-know-where to hopefully get us going in the right direction.”
We can interpret what the “you-know-where” place Rodgers is talking about, but his point still stands either way. A 35-point beat down in your first match of the season will definitely leave a sting on the team, especially for a team that is in contention to win the title. Rodgers admitted that the expectations for the Packers may have influenced them in this loss.
“I think there’s probably some of that. We probably felt like we were going to go up and down the field on whoever they had out there.”
Rodgers’ status and future with the Packers has been up in the air since before the season started, and this massive loss will only serve to fuel those rumors up. The three-time MVP has said everything right about staying in Green Bay for the foreseeable future, but big losses like this will weaken those words in the eyes of the media.
Green Bay Packers fans will have to hope that Aaron Rodgers and co. can shrug off this proverbial kick in the nuts and go back to their winning ways.