No huge receiver has been centered more by Aaron Rodgers over the years than Jordy Nelson. He’s it sounds as if grown drained of seeing his susceptible quarterback the map of criticism from assorted susceptible teammates.
“Every person knows negativity sells,” Nelson acknowledged in an interview on ESPN Wisconsin earlier this week. “Folks make no longer want to hear (the categorical). Folks feel better about themselves once they hear inappropriate things about assorted other folks. And that is clarification why that will get more pub.
“I imply, no one needs to hear that Aaron’s no longer handiest obviously a noteworthy quarterback but a noteworthy leader and does all the pieces correct. All correct, there could be your chronicle. What stress-free is that? So at any time when they might be able to, they return to the properly and bag the identical other folks to train the identical stuff.”
Nelson, who played for the Raiders final twelve months after 10 seasons alongside Rodgers with the Packers, became namely referring to Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley, incidentally two of Rodgers’ accepted targets when Nelson became constructing in Inexperienced Bay. The trio spent five years collectively, successful Wide Bowl XLV thanks to an MVP performance from Rodgers.
But Jennings, an analyst on Fox Sports, and Finley, who no longer too long within the past acknowledged Rodgers had “a belief field” with teammates, were outspoken referring to the speak of affairs of taking half in with the All-Expert quarterback since leaving Inexperienced Bay in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Two weeks within the past, susceptible Packers defensive terminate Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila joined the fray by calling Rodgers “arrogant” in an interview with Forbes.
“I mediate if you happen to search recordsdata from, there could be two guys — now three — announcing it, in comparison with the a total bunch that are announcing the opposite,” Nelson acknowledged. “It would no longer make sense. I mediate it’s comical after I read those comments.”
Within the wake of consecutive losing seasons and Inexperienced Bay’s first teaching replace of Rodgers’ profession, the two-time MVP is being scrutinized esteem never forward of, with questions coming up about how coachable he is. Nelson became adamant referring to the answer but acknowledged why some gamers would perchance well wish a special standpoint.
“I make no longer want to would perchance aloof be on the cell phone and defend Aaron,” Nelson added. “He’s a noteworthy leader, we all think that and believed that and aloof make. He’s arduous on other folks, he demands plenty, but he demands plenty from himself. And I mediate any noteworthy quarterback available does the identical component.
“They all beget assorted expectations. If the expectations are to walk out on Sunday and beget stress-free after which walk house, then you definately shall be no longer with the categorical quarterback. (Rodgers’) expectations are to walk available and be profitable, make performs, beget finish ballgames and beget finish championships. That is the stage he is going to take care of you to. Whereas you make no longer want to be held to that stage, then play your couple years there and switch on to one more crew.”