From ‘Shhh’ to ‘I still own you’, Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers typically backs his lyrics – Green Bay Packers Blog
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – Sometimes they’re intentional and other times they’re improvised. But whatever the driving force behind some of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ memorable catchphrases and catchphrases, they generally turn out to be good.
This season brought another: Week 6, when Rodgers beat the Chicago Bears for the fifth time in a row and the 22nd time in 27 starts.
When Rodgers screamed his entire existence he owned the Bears and still owns them, it went viral thanks to the Fox TV camera in the Soldier Field end area which captured the video and sound.
It was very much in the character of the self-confident Rodgers, who faces the Bears again on Sunday night at Lambeau Field (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC).
“I still own you”
BAD MAN. @ AaronRodgers12
– NFL (@NFL) October 17, 2021
Rodgers said this week he didn’t regret what he said after his 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of their 24-14 win over the Bears on Oct. 17.
But he made it clear this week that he was talking to Chicago fans, not Bears players when he said, “All my fucking life I own you. I still own you. I still own you.”
He said it was caused by a woman in the stands giving him a middle finger with both hands.
Packers running back Aaron Jones said at the time: “What can you say? He’s right.”
The 2012 season had started badly. The Packers were 2-3 heading into a prime-time game with the Houston Texans 5-0. Their offense stuttered and Rodgers threw four interceptions in the first five games.
After a six touchdown performance in a 42-24 win, Rodgers gave a post-game interview to NBC’s Michele Tafoya, who asked, “What do you think you said to the critics tonight? “
Rodgers just let out a sound, âShhh. “
Rodgers may have gotten the idea for his reaction from a Pizza Hut commercial he shot earlier that year. This ad showed him silencing someone and saying, “Less talking, more eating.”
Rodgers said after the game, âIt’s almost better when people have a bit of doubts about us, I think. We sort of come together. People tried to tear us apart this week and we stuck together and found our motivation. “
Regardless of the inspiration to silence the critics, it started a five-game winning streak in which Rodgers threw 17 touchdowns and just one interception. In total, the Packers have won nine of their last 11 games to finish 11-5 and win the NFC North for the second straight season.
In 2014, the Packers started 1-2 for the third straight season. In the previous two, they bounced back to qualify for the playoffs.
Rodgers hasn’t seen this year differently.
Yet on the outside there seemed to be more angst and panic – perhaps because Rodgers himself was starting slowly. He failed to even throw 200 yards in two of the first three games and was on track for the lowest completion percentage of his career to date.
On September 23, two days after a 19-7 loss to the Detroit Lions, Rodgers delivered a message on his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee.
âFive letters here just for everyone over there in Packer-land: RELAX,â Rodgers said as he slowly read the letters one by one. âRelax. Everything will be alright. “
The Packers lost just twice more in the regular season to finish 12-4 and reach the NFC Championship game, where they lost in overtime to Seattle. Rodgers won the second of his three MVPs for this season.
“Hold the table”
On November 23, 2016, Rodgers told media gathered in his locker for his regular midweek press conference that despite their 4-6 record and four-game losing streak, he believed they could “win the table. – which means winning the rest of their games.
It wasn’t so much a prediction as it was a message to the rest of his team.
“It’s an expression of confidence,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the time. “That’s a statement he made. I read it like everyone else. I think it just shows what’s going on internally, but the point is we have to win the next game. We all understand. this part. “
It became a galvanizing moment. Six straight wins to end the regular season have earned them the NFC North title. Two more playoff wins put them in the NFC Championship game, where they lost to the Atlanta Falcons.
In the days leading up to last season’s NFC Championship, Rodgers was asked if this might be his last best shot at a second Super Bowl with the Packers, given they had just named Jordan Love as his possible replacement.
âHopefully there will be more opportunities, but I don’t know,â Rodgers said at the time. âI mean, really not. This stuff is out of my control. My future is a beautiful mystery, I think.
After the Packers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC title game, Rodgers threw himself into the roster with an unknown future, starting an offseason filled with speculation about his return.
This included the April report that he was unhappy with the organization and did not want to return to the Packers, which was not resolved until the day before training camp opened in July.