I have much to say about this guy. He wants to be a great QB. He is certainly on his way to that. He needs an attitude adjustment tho before he gets there. He likes to give dirty looks and swear in the direction of any receiver that dare not catch a pass thrown in their general vicinity. It is of no regard to Rodgers whether the pass was poorly thrown and impossible for anyone even with wings on their feet and four hands to catch. He thinks because the sportscasters, (and I must remind all of you that those that can, play, and those that can't, sportscast or sportswrite) revere him as the second coming. The second coming of what? I don't know. The writers and casters (yeah, even the former jocks, like Howie and Terry and the other has-beens) want to treat Rodgers like he's their long lost son and Favre like he is the son that they wish would GET LOST. Last year was the same except that Brett showed them the error of their ways (nods to Rodgers season also).
What is it about Rodgers that have these people so in love? I have seen the guy play and watched his arrogance. I think it borders on unsportsmanlike conduct. Maybe, in person, he is a different guy and I am just reading him wrong. If that's the case then I apologize. But I don't think so. In the years since Favre was 1st forced into reitrement by Ted "The bold-Faced Liar" Thompson, Rodgers has NEVER once acknowledged Favre's talent or the fact the he himself would not be the talent he is today without the teaching and tutelage of Farve. He needs to step up and accept the fact that those of us that are Favre fans, and also FORMER Green Bay Packer Fans, would accept him as the new regime if he was to just aknowledge his roots. He never will, hence the nickname I have bestowed upon him, "Arrogant" Rodgers. He thinks he was BORN with the talent he has today. You don't hold the hat of someone like Brett Favre for all those years and not learn more than you knew before. You can see in Rodgers style of play so many trademark moves of the veteran Favre. He seems to want to emulate the "gunslinger" mentality the made #4 what he has been all these years but you can sense the hesitation in him also in favor of a fear of running his own plays and calling what he thinks would be a better play than what McCarthy sent in. Anyone with eyes can watch him think about running at every opportunity that arises. He would LOVE to be known as the runningest QB that ever lived. And he has that ability I think. But he needs a little more time on the field to gain a little more perspective. He doesn't realize how much damage an NFL run defender can do to a QB that tries to make him look foolish. Out go the knees, crack goes the ankles, snap go the ribs and so on and so on and soforth. If he wants to gain any type of noteriety in the NFL like Favre has, he needs to be as smart as that good 'ol boy.
So listen to your friends and fans, Rodgers and not so much to McCarthy and Thompson. Remember: those guys are trying to make themselves look good. Not YOU. They are trying everyday to keep their jobs. Yours is secure if you play smart. Thompson would throw you under the bus tomorrow if it served his purpors. Just like he did to your mentor Favre. You were there , you saw him do it. And McCarthy is just Thompson's puppy. He follows him around and speaks when told to. And says what he is told to say.
And so, Rodgers, here are my recommendations: Learn to curb your arrogance. You have the talent and ability to be arrogant, but nobody likes arrogance. Learn to be your own man. Favre taught you some good stuff. Other stuff you learned before him and since. Use it. Don't trust Thompson or McCarthy any further than you can spit inot a tornado. You have the talent, not them. Those guys couldn't catch a cold, much less a pass from a bullet thrower like you. Acknowledge Favre's contribution to your developement. His fans may forgive you. Try and repair the riff between you and him. It would be nice to see a shot of you and him together, smiling. You have no idea how far something like that would go.