Sunday night's showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced more than a few contentious moments. For Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, however, the one that stands out has got to be the pass interference call against Green Bay deep in the fourth period.
In his post-game interview, Rodgers did not hold back with his criticism of the referees for what he considered to be a terrible call:
“I think it was a bad call,” Rodgers said in his postgame press conference, via Charean Williams of NBC Sports. “I think there were a few opportunities for some plays down the field for us that weren’t called. Just surprised that call in that situation was made. You know we get the ball back with probably 1:35 and a timeout with a chance to win the game and go to the Super Bowl. It didn’t look like it was even catchable. So, yeah, that was a bad call.”
As Rodgers noted above, there were a number of non-calls throughout the contest that could have gone in Green Bay's favor. However, the game officials opted to keep their whistles at bay, which is also the exact same reason why the Packers are in total disagreement with how a violation was called against them at such a crucial juncture in the game.
Rodgers had a few things to say after what turned out to be a truly disappointing loss for the Packers. There is none more alarming, however, than how he seemed to have hinted at a possible departure away from Green Bay in the offseason. As it seems, the soon-to-be three-time MVP's future might not be in Green Bay.